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May 19, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals, Cubs, & White Sox all won, while the Reds lost  :  coming up this afternoon – the Cardinals host the Astros while the Reds host Pittsburgh  :  later this evening – the Cubs are at Florida against the Marlins & the White Sox host Cleveland on the south side
 
(NEWTON)  in high school baseball yesterday – both the Newton Eagles & the Olney Tigers had their seasons come to an end in Class 2A Regional action :
* in the first semi-final game – Robinson upset top-seeded Olney, 2-1 as the Maroons outhit the Tigers, 8 to 7 and Olney stranded 11 men on base including two innings when the bases were left loaded – Robinson’s Zach Danks threw a complete seven inning game, allowing only one run while striking out eight – Olney’s Michael Fehrenbacher had three hits & Cody Holmes had two hits – the Tigers finish the season at 20&12
* in the second semi-final game – Flora shutout Newton, 3-0 as the Wolves outhit the host Eagles, 6 to 5 – Paul Knapp was the winning pitcher, giving up no runs on five hits & striking out thirteen – Newton’s Zak Snearly took the tough loss, allowing three runs on six hits & striking out five – the Eagles’ top hitters were Taylor Kerner with three singles, plus A.J. Hyatt & Mark Mammoser with a hit apiece – the Eagles finish the year at 14&16 – Flora, now at 22&10, will face Robinson, at 8&20, in the championship game Saturday
 
(OLNEY)  in high school softball yesterday – Olney had its season come to an end at the Class 2A Regional at Mt Carmel, losing in semi-final action to Carmi, 3-1 – for Olney, Kelsey Shipman, Madison Doan, & Rachel Wisner had one hit each – the Lady Tigers finish the year with an overall record of 17&16
 
(NOBLE)  also in high school softball yesterday – Noble/Clay City won it's semi-final game over MTC foe Cisne, 4-3 – Darcie Hawkins was the winning pitcher going seven innings, allowing three runs on only three hits – the Lady Wildcats’ top hitters were Taylor Hopson with two hits and Erica Lamb with the game winning RBI hit in the 7th inning – Noble/Clay City will now face Red Hill in the Title Game on Saturday
 
(NEWTON)  also in area Regional Softball semi-final action from yesterday :
* Class 2A @ Casey  :  Marshall beat Robinson, 9-7
* Class 2A @ Champaign  :  Tolono Unity beat Champaign St Thomas More, 4-3
* Class 2A @ Warrensburg  :  Maroa-Forsyth beat Monticello, 11-4
* Class 2A @ Waltonville  :  Du Quoin beat Pinckneyville, 13-6
* Class 1A @ Toledo  :  Oblong beat Hutsonville-Palestine, 12-2
* Class 1A @ Strasburg  :  Windsor beat St Elmo, 8-4
 
(OLNEY)  in area Regional Baseball semi-final action from yesterday :
* Class 2A @ Marshall  :  Georgetown Ridge Farm beat Paris, 8-1
* Class 2A @ Effingham  :  Teutopolis beat Shelbyville, 10-0  :  Sullivan beat Casey-Westfield, 5-1
* Class 2A @ McLeansboro  :  Benton beat Fairfield, 11-1
* Class 2A @ Johnston City  :  Harrisburg beat Herrin, 9-5
* Class 1A @ Albion  :  Red Hill beat Cisne, 7-3
* Class 1A @ Farina  :  North Clay beat Brownstown, 14-4  :  South Central beat St Elmo, 1-0
* Class 1A @ Altamont  :  Cumberland beat Stewardson-Strasburg, 4-3
* Class 1A @ Raymond  :  Nokomis beat Beecher City, 5-4
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua  :  Macon Meridian beat Windsor, 7-1
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn  :  Woodlawn beat Wayne City, 10-0
 
(OLNEY)  some IHSA baseball & softball regional semi-finals are today – all the finals are Saturday
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A State Track Meet begins this morning at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston – the best of luck to area athletes taking part :
*  the Sectional Champs from Newton will be represented by eight girls in six individual events and three relays  :  Maura Cummins in the high jump & 300 meter low hurdles  :  Carly Niebrugge in the 3200 meter run  :  Tara Wirth in the shot put  :  Sydney May in the high jump  :  Jamie Michl in the 400 meter dash  :  Carly Niebrugge, Jackie Michl, Jamie Michl, & Lisa Frichtl in the 3200 meter relay  :  Jackie Michl, Lisa Frichtl, Jamie Michl, & Maura Cummins in the 1600 meter relay  :  Madison Kinder, Sydney May, Jackie Michl, & Maura Cummins in the 800 meter relay
*  four Olney girls will compete at State today  :  Cassie Shipley, Ebany Brumfield, Maci Graves, & Erina Moore in both the 800 meter relay and the 400 meter relay  :  also Ebany Brumfield in the 200 meter dash
* one young lady from Oblong will compete  :  Taylor Krick in the long jump, in the high jump, in the 100 meter dash, and in the 400 meter dash
* also other young ladies competing are from Lawrenceville, Mt Carmel, Robinson, Casey-Westfield, Paris, Neoga, St Elmo, Windsor, Effingham St Anthony, Teutopolis, Altamont, Flora, & Fairfield
 
(NEWTON)  meanwhile, the IHSA Boys Class 1A Sectional Track Meets will be held tomorrow around the state – the Newton Sectional at NCHS will host 18 teams, starting at 4:30 on Friday afternoon – some of the teams include the host Eagles, Olney, Oblong, Robinson, Mt Carmel, and many others


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Softball League is looking for teams to fill the 2011 schedule – the entry fee is at $200 per team with the regular season set to start June 13th and an entry deadline of May 27th – teams outside of Richland County are welcome, especially those from Jasper & Clay Counties – the League will also be hosting a Pre-Season Tournament on Saturday, June 4th, at the City of Olney’s Musgrove Park Ball Diamond – all teams, including those from outside of Olney, are welcome with an entry fee of $150 per team – for more details on the League and/or Tournament, call Ed at 618-837-0662 – that’s 618-837-0662

(NEWTON)  the Lake Land College Men’s Basketball program will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament this Sunday for boys & girls in grades 3 thru 12 at the college Field House – it’s a round robin & single elimination format – cost at $50 per team with five players – the entry deadline is tomorrow – for those interested, get more information or register online at www.lakeland.cc.il.us/athletics/mbasketball/camps
 
(NEWTON)  the 5th annual Jasper County Chamber of Commerce “bass tournament” is this Sunday, May 22nd, on Newton Lake – the entry fee is $60 cash on tournament day, with a guaranteed $500 “Big Bass” & an 80% payout – also a raffle prior to take off – for more or to signup, call Chris at 618-553-4319

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 (OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Cardinals baseball this afternoon on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame show at 12 noon : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on ESPN 740 WVLN

 

May 18, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball Tuesday – the Cardinals & White Sox won – the Reds beat the Cubs : tonight – Cardinals host Houston – Cubs are in Florida – White Sox host Cleveland – Reds host Pittsburgh
 
(NEWTON)  in high school softball yesterday – Newton beat Casey-Westfield, 5-4 in eight innings – the Lady Eagles outhit the Lady Warriors, 7 to 5 – Keidrah Hardiek was Newton’s winning pitcher, while the top hitters for Newton were Brittany Fore, Morgan Swingler, & Brianna Nail, who had the game winning RBI in the 8th – the Lady Eagles now advance to the Regional Championship game Saturday in Casey
 
(OLNEY)  in the other area IHSA Softball Regional action from yesterday :
* Class 2A @ Sullivan  :  Effingham St Anthony beat Teutopolis, 7-4  :  Shelbyville beat Pana, 6-0
* Class 2A @ Vandalia  :  Carlyle beat Greenville, 2-0
* Class 1A @ Noble  :   Red Hill beat South Central, 11-1
* Class 1A @ Toledo  :  Cumberland beat Dieterich, 10-0
 
(NEWTON)  here's some area IHSA Baseball Regional Semi-Finals set for today :
* Class 2A @ Newton  :  Olney plays Robinson at 4:00  :  Newton plays Flora at 6:30
* Class 2A @ Effingham  :  Teutopolis plays Shelbyville at 4:30  :  Sullivan plays Casey-Westfield at 7:00
* Class 2A @ Marshall  :  Paris plays Georgetown-Ridge Farm at 4:30
* Class 2A @ McLeansboro  :  Benton plays Fairfield at 4:30  :  Mt Carmel plays Carmi at 7:00
* Class 1A @ Altamont  :  Cumberland plays Stewardson-Strasburg at 4:30
* Class 1A @ Albion  :  Cisne plays Red Hill at 4:30
* Class 1A @ Farina  :  North Clay plays Brownstown at 4:30  :  South Central plays St Elmo at 7:30
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua  :  Windsor plays Macon-Meridian at 4:30
* Class 1A @ Raymond  :  Beecher City plays Nokomis at 4:30
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn  :  Wayne City plays Woodlawn at 4:30
 
(OLNEY)  here's some area IHSA Softball Regional Semi-Finals set for today :
* Class 2A @ Mt Carmel  :  Olney plays Carmi at 4:30
* Class 2A @ Casey  :  Robinson plays Marshall at 4:30
* Class 2A @ Waltonville  :  Pinckneyville plays Du Quoin at 4:30
* Class 2A @ Warrensburg  :  Monticello plays Maroa-Forsyth at 4:30
* Class 1A @ Noble  :  Noble/Clay City plays Cisne at 4:30
* Class 1A @ Toledo  :  Oblong plays Hutsonville-Palestine at 4:30
* Class 1A @ Stewardson  :  Windsor plays St Elmo at 4:30
* Class 1A @ Mulberry Grove  :  Odin plays Ramsey at 4:30
 
(OLNEY)  the SIJHSAA Downstate Boys Class L State Track Meet was held last Saturday in Carterville – out of 36 teams, the Olney Cubs finished in 3rd place, just one point ahead of Carbondale – O'Fallon Fulton won the championship, while Collinsville finished 2nd – Highland & Centralia rounded out the top six teams – Salem, Flora, Mt Carmel, and Fairfield were in the top 25 – here's the top finishers for Olney :
* Tate Nohren was 2nd in the 100 meter low hurdles
* Luke Bettis, Joey Nelson, Tate Nohren, & Gus Lathrop were 2nd in the 800 meter relay
* Gus Lathrop was 3rd in the 200 meter dash and 7th in the long jump
* Erik Sager was 3rd in the shot put
* Luke Hahn was 5th in the pole vault
* Luke Bettis, Tate Nohren, Luke Hahn, & Jonah Wendling were 7th in the 1600 meter relay
* Troy Houchin was 8th in the pole vault
* Jonah Wendling was 8th in the 400 meter dash
* Treston Stanley was 10th in the 1600 meter run

(OLNEY)  the SIJHSAA Downstate Girls Class L State Track Meet was also held last Saturday in Carterville – out of 30 teams, the Olney Lady Cubs finished tied for 9th place with Flora – it was Marion winning the championship, just two points better than Centralia – Mt Carmel finished 13th, while Salem was 17th and Carmi 28th – here's the top finishers for Olney :
* Mary Grace Inyart was 2nd in the discus
* Kylee Cummins, Reagan Hahn, Courtney Kman, & Marley Miller were 5th in the 400 meter relay
* Kylee Cummins was 5th in the 7th grade 100 meter dash
* Keregan Coleman was 6th in the 400 meter dash
* Taylor Rauch was 6th in the 1600 meter run
* Kylee Cummins, Jordan Laughlin, Taylor Rauch, & Marley Miller were 8th in the 1600 meter relay


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Softball League is looking for teams to fill the 2011 schedule – the entry fee is at $200 per team with the regular season set to start June 13th and an entry deadline of May 27th – teams outside of Richland County are welcome, especially those from Jasper & Clay Counties – the League will also be hosting a Pre-Season Tournament on Saturday, June 4th, at the City of Olney’s Musgrove Park Ball Diamond – all teams, including those from outside of Olney, are welcome with an entry fee of $150 per team – for more details on the League and/or Tournament, call Ed at 618-837-0662 – that’s 618-837-0662

(NEWTON)  the 5th annual Jasper County Chamber of Commerce “bass tournament” is this Sunday, May 22nd, on Newton Lake – the entry fee is $60 cash on tournament day, with a guaranteed $500 “Big Bass” & an 80% payout – also a raffle prior to take off – for more or to signup, call Chris at 618-553-4319

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 (OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Olney Tigers baseball today on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 4:00 : it’s Olney Lady Tigers softball today on ESPN 740 with game time at 4:30 : it’s Newton Eagles baseball this evening on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 6:30 : it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame at 6:40 : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & night, on ESPN 740

May 17, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball Monday – the Cardinals won – the Reds beat the Cubs – the White Sox lost  :  coming up tonight – Cardinals host the Phillies – Cubs are in Cincinnati – White Sox host Texas
 
(OLNEY)  in junior college baseball yesterday – the NJCAA Region 24 Tournament came to an end as 4th-seeded John A Logan upset top-seeded Wabash Valley – on their home field in Carterville, the Volunteers won the suspended game from Sunday afternoon, 14-8 – then in the first championship game, John A Logan beat the defending Region 24 Champions, 2-1 – John A Logan now prepares to host the Northern District Tournament this weekend, on Saturday & Sunday with other teams from Northern Illinois and Iowa
 
(OLNEY)  in high school softball yesterday – Olney won it's first round regional game over Mt Carmel, 9-1 – Elizabeth Walker was the winning pitcher allowing only one earned run & striking out nine – the Lady Tigers’ top hitters were Rachel Wisner with three hits & two RBI, and four players, Madison Weems, Madison Doan, Elizabeth Walker, & Kelsey Shipman, all with one hit & one RBI each – now at 17&15, the Lady Tigers will play Carmi in a regional semi-final game tomorrow at 4:30 in Mt Carmel
 
(NEWTON)  in boys high school baseball yesterday – Newton edged out Neoga, 12-11 as the host Eagles outhit the Indians, 20 to 15 – Clayton Bailey was the winning pitcher – the Eagles’ top hitters were Mark Mammoser & Peyton Wyatt each with four hits & two RBI, Taylor Kerner had two hits & two RBI, and it was Derek Casey, Scott Jansen & A.J. Hyatt each with two hits apiece – ending the regular season with a record of 14&15, Newton will host Flora in the second regional semi-final game tomorrow evening at 6:30
 
(OLNEY)  also in high school baseball – Olney came from behind to beat Centralia, 4-2 in eight innings – Kellen Kocher was the winning pitcher – the top Olney hitters were Cody Holmes, Mitchell Kocher, & Dallas Peck, all with two hits each – the Tigers finish their regular season with a record of 20&11 and will now play Robinson tomorrow afternoon at the Newton Regional, a semi-final game beginning at 4:00
 
(NEWTON)  here’s some of the area results from yesterday’s IHSA Baseball Regionals :
* Class 2A :  Robinson beat Lawrenceville, 4-1  :  Shelbyville beat Pana, 5-4 
* Class 2A :  Fairfield beat McLeansboro, 14-7  :  Sparta beat Carlyle, 6-1
* Class 2A :  Casey-Westfield beat Effingham St Anthony, 3-2  :  Du Quoin beat Waltonville, 12-0
* Class 1A :  St Elmo beat Noble/Clay City, 8-3  :  Cumberland beat Altamont, 13-3
* Class 1A :  Windsor beat Niantic, 10-1  :  Red Hill beat Hutsonville-Palestine, 13-3
* Class 1A :  Wayne City beat Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 10-0 :
 
(OLNEY)  here’s some of the area results from yesterday’s IHSA Softball Regionals :
* Class 2A :  Casey-Westfield beat Paris, 11-1  :  Pana beat Sullivan, 13-4  :  Carlyle beat Vandalia, 11-1
* Class 1A :  South Central beat North Clay, 14-9  :  Eldorado beat NCOE, 5-2
* Class 1A :  Mt Olive beat Sandoval, 13-3  :  St Elmo beat Neoga, 2-1
 
(NEWTON)  coming up today in IHSA Softball Regional semi-final games :
* Class 2A :  Newton plays Casey-Westfield @ Casey  :  Flora plays Breese Central @ Vandalia 
* Class 2A :  Effingham St Anthony plays Teutopolis @ Sullivan  :  Shelbyville plays Pana @ Sullivan
* Class 1A :  Red Hill plays South Central @ Noble  :  Cumberland plays @ Cumberland
* Class 1A :  dwards County plays Wayne City @ Albion  :  Woodlawn plays @ Albion

(OLNEY)  in junior college golfing news – Rend Lake College sits in sixth place after the first round of the NJCAA Women’s Golf National Championships down in Daytona Beach, Florida – Daytona State College currently leads the 19-team field – Rend Lake is ranked fourth in the nation with its Region 24 Title  :  also, the men’s team at Rend Lake tees off today at the NJCAA Men’s DII National Golf Championships down in Scottsboro, Alabama – the Warriors are ranked 20th in the nation going into today’s first round action

                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the 5th annual Jasper County Chamber of Commerce “bass tournament” is this Sunday, May 22nd, on Newton Lake – the entry fee is $60 cash on tournament day, with a guaranteed $500 “Big Bass” & an 80% payout – also a raffle prior to take off – for more or to signup, call Chris at 618-553-4319

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 (OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Newton Lady Eagles’ softball at the Casey Regional this afternoon on 103.5 with game time at 4:30 : it’s St. Louis Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame show at 6:40 : and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on ESPN 740 WVLN

May 16, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend – the Cardinals dropped two to the Reds – the Cubs lost one to the Giants, then a rain out yesterday – the White Sox split two with Oakland : coming up tonight – the Cardinals host the Phillies – the Cubs are in Cincinnati – the White Sox are at home with the Rangers
 
(OLNEY)  in junior college baseball over the weekend – the NJCAA Region 24 Tournament had its three games cancelled Saturday and moved to yesterday, although all the games included on-and-off light rain and drizzle – it was not a good day for the OCC Blue Knights, who entered the tournament as the #2 seed :
*  in yesterday's first game  :  John A Logan beat Olney Central, 6-1 as the Blue Knights left 13 runners on base & on eight occasions, left a runner in scoring position – the Volunteers only outhit OCC, 9 to 8
*  in game two  :  top-seeded Wabash Valley eliminated Olney Central College, 8-0 in seven innings – while commiting five errors in the field, the Blue Knights left nine more runners on base including the bases loaded in the 5th inning – but the Blue Knights finish the year with an impressive overall record of 43 wins, 17 losses, and one tie, finishing just a game back of the GRAC championship with 21 wins and 10 losses
*  in game three  :  John A Logan was leading Wabash Valley, 8-5 in the bottom of the 4th inning when the game was suspended due to rain – the game will resume where it left off at 12:00 noon today with the first championship game to follow at around 2:30 or 3:00 – if another game is needed, it’ll be tomorrow at noon
 
(OLNEY)  congrats to the Apollo Conference Tournament Champs from Olney, as the Tennis Tigers hosted & won the event this past Friday & Saturday – Olney finished with 26.5 points, with Charleston ending up in second place with 19 points – just a single point back in third place was Robinson at 18, then Effingham at 16.5 – rounding out the remaining teams were Mt Zion, Paris, Salem, & Newton – the Olney results :
* for the second year in a row, Olney's Dylan Prosser was the Apollo “singles champion” – he beat players from Newton, Effingham (quarter-final), Robinson (semi-final) and Effingham (championship)
* also in singles competition – Olney's Levi Weiler finished tied for fifth – he beat a player from Salem, then after losing to Robinson (quarter-final), he won back-to-back matches against Paris and Mt Zion
* the doubles pair of Blayd Beck & Jordan Atwood finished 2nd in the doubles competition : they beat Paris, then Effingham (quarter-final), then Robinson (semi-final), but then lost Charleston in the title match
* the doubled pair of Nick Kuhl & Austin Zwilling ended up 3rd in the doubles : they beat a pair from Paris, then beat Effingham (quarter-final), then lost to Charleston (semi-final), before beating Robinson
* as a result, five Olney Tigers were named to the All Conference Team – they include Dylan Prosser, Blayd Beck, Jordan Atwood, Nick Kuhl, & Austin Zwilling
the Tennis Tigers wrapup their regular season schedule on the road at Casey-Westfield today
 
(NEWTON)  at the Boys Apollo Conference Tournament last Friday & Saturday – Olney won the event, followed by Charleston, Robinson, Effingham, Mt Zion, Paris, Salem, & Newton – the Eagles’ lone Apollo winning match came from the pair of Logan Andrews & Matt Schryock – tip of the hat to the Tennis Eagles

(ROBINSON)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A Track & Field Sectionals were Friday at Robinson :
*  Newton brought home another Sectional Championship as the Lady Eagles outscored second place Teutopolis, 90 to 78.5 – host Robinson finished third, followed by Mt Carmel, Effingham St Anthony, Oblong, Olney, & Red Hill rounding out the top eight – of the 18 different events, Newton had two wins & five second’s – the Olney Lady Tigers won three events with no second’s – Oblong took home two victories – the top two in each event advance to next weekend's State Meet in Charleston :
* Newton's Maura Cummins won the high jump
* Newton's Carly Niebrugge, Jackie Michl, Jamie Michl, & Lisa Frichtl won the 3200 meter relay
* Olney's Cassie Shipley, Maci Graves, Erina Moore, & Ebany Brumfield won the 800 meter relay
* Olney's Ebany Brumfield won the 200 meter dash
* Olney's Cassie Shipley, Maci Graves, Erina Moore, & Ebany Brumfield won the 400 meter relay
* Oblong's Taylor Krick won both the long jump and the 400 meter dash
* Newton's Jackie Michl, Lisa Frichtl, Jamie Michl, & Maura Cummins were 2nd in the 1600 meter relay
* Newton's Maura Cummins was second in the 300 meter low hurdles
* Newton's Madison Kinder, Sydney May, Jackie Michl, & Maura Cummins were 2nd in the 800 meter relay
* Newton's Carly Neibrugge was second in the 3200 meter run
* Newton's Tara Wirth was second in the shot put

 
(NOBLE)  in high school baseball from late last week – Noble/Clay City beat Edwards County, 6-4 – Jordan Brown was the winning pitcher with a complete game victory, allowing only four hits – the Wildcat's top hitters were Jason Tolliver with three hits & two RBI, Austin Manuel with two hits & the game winning RBI, and Matt Dasch with two hits – now at 3&14, Noble/Clay City begins regional action today 
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Softball Regionals start today for the state's two lower classes – in our area :
* Class 2A (Mt Carmel) : #6 Mt Carmel at #3 Olney : #5 Lawrenceville at #4 Fairfield
* Class 2A (Casey-Westfield) : #5 Paris at #4 Casey-Westfield
* Class 2A (Vandalia) : #5 Carlyle at #4 Vandalia
* Class 2A (Sullivan) : #5 Pana @ #4 Sullivan
* Class 1A (Noble) : #5 North Clay @ #4 South Central
* Class 1A (Albion) : #5 Webber @ #4 Grayville
* Class 1A (Toledo) : #5 Martinsville @ #4 Dieterich
* Class 1A (Strasburg) : #5 Beecher City @ #4 Stewardson-Strasburg : #6 Neoga @ #3 St Elmo
 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA will start the lower two classes of Baseball Regionals today – area matchups :
* Class 2A (Newton) : #5 Lawrenceville @ #4 Robinson
* Class 2A (McLeansboro) : #5 Fairfield @ #4 Hamilton County (McLeansboro)
* Class 2A (Effingham) : #5 Pana @ #4 Shelbyville : #6 Casey-Westfield @ #3 Effingham St Anthony
* Class 2A (Marshall) : #5 Westville @ #4 Georgetown-Ridge Farm
* Class 1A (Altamont) : #5 Altamont @ #4 Cumberland : #6 Martinsville @ #3 Dieterich
* Class 1A (Albion) : #5 Hutsonville-Palestine @ Red Hill : #6 Grayville @ #3 Edwards County
* Class 1A (South Central) : #5 Patoka @ #4 Brownstown : #6 Noble/Clay City @ #3 St Elmo
* Class 1A (Woodlawn) : #5 Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran @ #4 Wayne City 

(OLNEY)  on the high school sports calendar for today : in softball – Mt Carmel at Olney : in baseball – Olney at Centralia, Neoga at Newton, & Noble/Clay City at St Elmo


                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the 5th annual Jasper County Chamber of Commerce “bass tournament” is set for Sunday, May 22nd, on Newton Lake – the entry fee is $60 cash on tournament day, with a guaranteed $500 “Big Bass” & an 80% payout – also a raffle prior to take off – for more or to signup, call Chris at 618-553-4319

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 (OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Olney Lady Tigers’ regional action on Freedom 92.9 with game time at around 4:30 : it’s Newton Eagles’ baseball today on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at around 4:30 : it’s Cardinals’ baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame show from Busch Stadium at 6:40 : and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on ESPN 740 WVLN

May 14, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Friday – the Cardinals lost to the Reds in 10 innings – the Cubs beat the Giants – the White Sox beat the Athletics  :  coming up this afternoon – the Cardinals again play the Reds in Cincinnati – the White Sox are back at Oakland – the Cubs host the Giants later tonight
 
(ROBINSON)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A Track & Field Sectionals were yesterday at Robinson :
*  it was Newton bringing home the Sectional Championship as the Lady Eagles outscored second place Teutopolis, 90 to 78.5 – host Robinson finished third, followed by Mt Carmel, Effingham St Anthony, Oblong, Olney, & Red Hill rounding out the top eight – of the 18 different events, Newton had two wins & five second’s – the Olney Lady Tigers won three events with no second’s – Oblong took home two victories – the top two in each event advance to next weekend's State Meet in Charleston :
* Newton's Maura Cummins won the high jump
* Newton's Carly Niebrugge, Jackie Michl, Jamie Michl, & Lisa Frichtl won the 3200 meter relay
* Olney's Cassie Shipley, Maci Graves, Erina Moore, & Ebany Brumfield won the 800 meter relay
* Olney's Ebany Brumfield won the 200 meter dash
* Olney's Cassie Shipley, Maci Graves, Erina Moore, & Ebany Brumfield won the 400 meter relay
* Oblong's Taylor Krick won both the long jump and the 400 meter dash
* Newton's Jackie Michl, Lisa Frichtl, Jamie Michl, & Maura Cummins were 2nd in the 1600 meter relay
* Newton's Maura Cummins was second in the 300 meter low hurdles
* Newton's Madison Kinder, Sydney May, Jackie Michl, & Maura Cummins were 2nd in the 800 meter relay
* Newton's Carly Neibrugge was second in the 3200 meter run
* Newton's Tara Wirth was second in the shot put
 
(OLNEY)  in high school softball yesterday – Olney lost to Cumberland, 5-3 in eight innings – while taking the loss, Elizabeth Walker allowed no earned runs & struck out four, but the Lady Tigers' defense committed eigth errors – Elizabeth Walker had two hits & a RBI, Rachel Wisner had a double & two RBI, and Madison Doan had a hit & run scored – the Lady Tigers fall back to 16&15 to end the regular season – Olney will host Mt Carmel next Monday in a regional first round game in Olney, starting at 4:30

(OLNEY)  the NJCAA Region 24 Baseball Tournament Finals start today with three games down at John A Logan College in Carterville – second-seeded Olney Central College will play fourth-seeded John A Logan at 10:00 this morning – then the loser of that game plays top-seeded Wabash Valley at 1:00 this afternoon – the first game winner will play Wabash at 4:00 later this afternoon – the two remaining teams will play at 12 noon tomorrow – then a final championship game will be played at around 4:00 tomorrow, if needed

(OLNEY)  on the high school sports calendar for today : in boys tennis – Olney, Newton, and the other conference teams in Olney for the final day of the Apollo Conference Tennis Tournament

                                             LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Softball League is looking for teams to fill the 2011 schedule – the entry fee is at $200 per team with the regular season set to start June 13th and an entry deadline of May 27th – teams outside of Richland County are welcome, especially those from Jasper & Clay Counties – the League will also be hosting a Pre-Season Tournament on Saturday, June 4th, at the City of Olney’s Musgrove Park Ball Diamond – all teams, including those from outside of Olney, are welcome with an entry fee of $150 per team – for more details on the League and/or Tournament, call Ed at 618-837-0662 – that’s 618-837-0662

(NEWTON)  the 5th annual Jasper County Chamber of Commerce “bass tournament” is set for Sunday, May 22nd, on Newton Lake – the entry fee is $60 cash on tournament day, with a guaranteed $500 “Big Bass” & an 80% payout – also a raffle prior to take off – for more or to signup, call Chris at 618-553-4319

(NEWTON)  it's baseball for the blind on display this weekend – the RHI X-Treme, a downstate Illinois team of the National Beep Baseball Association, will host a demonstration game & fundraiser at the Newton Community High School today, starting at 12 noon – it’s an adaptive version of baseball for people without vision – the Saturday event will also include a porkburger sale & a 50/50 raffle, plus folks will have a chance to be blindfolded & feel what it's like to play Beep Baseball – that’s at NCHS this afternoon

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 (OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s OCC Blue Knights baseball from the Region 24 Tournament this morning at 10:00 on Freedom 92.9 : it’s Cardinals baseball this afternoon on ESPN 740 with our pregame show at 2:35 : it’s OCC Blue Knights baseball from the Region 24 Tournament this afternoon, either at 1:00 or 4:00 on Freedom 92.9 : and it’s the latest in sports on ESPN 740 WVLN