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March 18, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in spring training baseball yesterday – the Cardinals & White Sox both lost, the Cubs were idle : coming up today – the Cardinals play Washington, the Cubs play the Reds, the White Sox play Oakland
 
(OLNEY)  in junior college baseball yesterday – OCC beat Rose Hulman, 19-4 – the winning pitcher was Drew Hillard – the top hitting Blue Knights were Taylor Pickens, Derek Peterson, & Cody Schmitt, each with three hits – now at 19&3 on the year, the Blue Knights are already cancelled for today at Danville & are scheduled for doubleheader action tomorrow at Heartland Community College, up in Bloomington
 
(NOBLE)  in high school softball yesterday – Noble/Clay City beat Odin, 7-2 – Darcie Hawkins was the winning pitcher – one of the top hitters was Katie Royse – the Lady Wildcats are now 2&0 on the year

(OLNEY)  in high school baseball yesterday – Cisne beat North Clay, 3-1 as the hits were even at four each – Perry Pearson’s home run was Louisville’s only run – North Clay plays at Olney tomorrow at 11:00
 
(NOBLE) in junior high volleyball at the SIJHSAA's Class "S" Regional yesterday :
@ Clay City : #2 Grayville beat # 7 Clay City in two games : #3 Noble beat #6 Enfield in two games : then in a semi-final match, 2nd seeded Grayville beat #3 Noble in two games
@ Jasper : #8 Allendale beat #9 St Mary's of Mt Carmel in two games : #4 New Hope beat #5 Bluford in two games : top seeded Jasper-Geff beat Allendale in two games : Jasper-Geff then won the semi-final match in two games over New Hope
@ Clay City : #1 Jasper-Geff plays #2 Grayville in the regional championship next Tuesday night at 6:00
 
(NEWTON)  in the Country Financial Three-Point Showdown last night up at Peoria :
* Class 3A : the only downstate shooter to advance to the final round tomorrow afternoon is Kevin Garber of Breese Mater Dei : two Apollo Conference players shot well but did not advance – including Effingham's Alex Carie & Mt Zion's Tim McElroy
* Class 4A : no downstate shooters advanced to the final round to be held tomorrow night

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 3A/4A State Tournaments begin today with semi-final matchups :
* Class 3A : Chicago Brooks & Rock Island at 12:15 : Centralia & North Chicago at 2:00
* Class 4A : Glenbard East & Chicago Simeon at 6:30 : Normal Community & Gurnee Warren at 8:15
the finals in each class will be tomorrow and tomorrow night in Carver Arena at Peoria

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Class A/AA State Scholastic Bowls are today with round robin pool play in Peoria :
* Class A : the Pool 1 teams from Cumberland & Herrin will face teams from Macomb & Rockford
* Class A : the Pool 2 teams are Litchfield, Lisle Senior, Petersburg Porta, & Warrensburg-Latham
* Class AA : the Pool 1 teams include Champaign Centennial, Aurora, LaGrange, & Lincolnshire
* Class AA : the Pool 2 teams are Carbondale, Rockford Auburn, Peoria Richwoods, & Chicago St Ignatius
the top four teams in each class advance to the finals later this afternoon

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball – Illinois will face UNLV tonight in a Southwest Region second round game in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the Fighting Illini enter as a #9 seed with an overall record of 19&13, while the Runnin’ Rebels are a #8 seed with a season mark of 24&8 – it will be the first meeting between Coach Bruce Weber & UNLV Head Coach Lon Kruger – in fact the last game between Illinois & UNLV was when Kruger, then at Illinois, coached the Illini to a 74-69 win over UNLV in November of 2000

 
                                       LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing, but time is running out – go to the Park’s website at www.boysandgirlspark.org, download a signup form, & return it to P.O. Box 122 in Newton – no registrations will be accepted after April 1st

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball team will host another Little League Camp on Sunday, March 27th, from 1:00 til 4:00, that afternoon in the OCC Gym & at Conley Field – it’s a “total skills” camp with a cost of $50 per player – to pre-register or for more details, call Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

(BRIDGEPORT)  the Red Hill High School “Fellowship of Christian Athletes” has a fundraising “4 on 4” Basketball Tournament coming up on Saturday, April 16th, in the Red Hill Junior & Senior High School gyms – starting at 9:00 that morning, it’s a $50 per team entry fee with t-shirts provided for teams ages 5th grade thru adult & each team must have five members – call 553-6447 or the Red Hill High School

(NOBLE)  in high school softball – Noble/Clay City will host the first annual Spring Freeze Tournament tomorrow at the West Richland High School, with the first of six round robin games starting at 9:00 in the morning – the other teams involved include Vandalia, Edwards County, & Hutsonville-Palestine – the cost of admission is $2 per person, with children under 5, free – plenty of concessions – all are invited to Noble

(OLNEY)  on today’s sports calendar : in high school baseball – the Newton Eagles open their season at Bridgeport against Red Hill while the Noble/Clay City Wildcats are scheduled to play Webber Township down at Bluford today : in high school softball – the Olney Lady Tigers are scheduled to play at Flora this afternoon against the Wolfgals : in junior college softball – the OCC Lady Blue Knights will play Lincoln Trail in a GRAC doubleheader in the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park with the first game at 1:00 today

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March 17, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in spring training baseball yesterday – the Cardinals won while the White Sox lost – the Cubs were idle : coming up today – the Cardinals play Florida, Cubs play the A’s, White Sox play Colorado
 
(OLNEY)  in jr college sports : the OCC Blue Knights at McKendree University was cancelled – the Blue Knights will play at Rose Hulman today : in softball, the OCC Lady Blue Knights were scheduled to open their GRAC season today against Lincoln Trail College in Olney, however that conference twinbill will be played tomorrow at the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park in Newton with the first game at 1:00
 
(NOBLE)  in high school softball yesterday – Noble/Clay City won its season opener, beating Webber Township, 16-0 in 5 innings – the winning pitcher was Darcie Hawkins, allowing only 3 hits & striking out 8 – at the plate for the Lady Wildcats, Katie Royse had 4 hits with 2 triples and 5 RBI, Erin Taylor & Kaylee Kuenstler each had 3 hits and 4 runs scored – Noble/Clay City plays at Odin today at 4:15
 
(NEWTON)  the Boys All Apollo Conference Basketball Team has been announced and it includes two young men from Olney & one from Newton – the list includes five seniors, four juniors, & one sophomore : Joey Miller & T.J. Bell of Charleston : Jeff Tolliver & Brandon Quandt of Salem : Jeremy Wohltman of Effingham : Dalton Temples of Paris : Michael Fehrenbacher & Brook Pampe of Olney : Peyton Wyatt of Newton : & Aaron Siler of Robinson : the All Apollo Coach of the Year was Salem's Bob Frederick in his first year as head coach of the Wildcats : those sameWildcats won the Apollo Championship with a mark of 11&3 – Charleston finished 2nd at 10&4 – Effingham, Newton, & Paris all ended up tied for 3rd place with records of 8&6 – Olney finished 6th at 6&8 – Robinson was 7th at 3&11 – Mt Zion finished 8th at 2&12
 
(OLNEY)  at the ERHS “sports awards night” last Thursday – here's the awards for Olney Wrestling :
* the team selected Tyler Stuck as the Olney Tiger Most Valuable Wrestler
* the team selected Greg Smith as the Olney Tiger Most Improved Wrestler
* the team selected Jake Schmitt & Zack Stanley as the Olney Tiger Rookies of the Year
* the Heart of a Champion Award went to Skylar Hampton
* the Arm Wrestling Award went to Tyler Stuck
* with the Most Pins (21) and Fastest Pin (20 seconds) was Tanner Wingert
* with the Most Takedowns (71) was Dakota Thompson
* Tyler Stuck & Dakota Thompson were members of the Olney Tiger 30 Win Club
* Tanner Wingert & Colton Carmody were members of the Olney Tiger 25 Win Club
* those awarded for helping with ERMS Wrestling were Steven Burgener, Mitch Harmon, & Tyler Stuck
* the Olney Tiger Wrestlers finished the season with an overal record of 14&8 on the year
 
(NOBLE)  the jr high volleyball Class "S" Regional involving nine area teams will start this evening :
@ Clay City : 2nd seeded Grayville plays #7 Clay City in the Jr High Gym at 6:00
@ Clay City : 3rd seeded Noble plays #6 Enfield in the High School Gym at 6:00
@ Clay City : the two winning teams play a semi-final match in the Jr High Gym at 7:00
@ Jasper : top-seeded Jasper-Geff plays the winner of #8 Allendale & #9 St Mary's Mt Carmel
@ Jasper, near Fairfield : 4th seeded New Hope plays #5 Bluford
@ Jasper : the two winning teams play a semi-final match
@ Clay City : the Regional Championship Match will be next Tuesday evening, March 22nd, at 6:30
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 3A and 4A Basketball Tournaments begin with semi-final action tomorrow – the Country Financial Three-Point Showdown will have preliminary shooting this evening
* the 32 Class 3A shooters includes four from downstate : Alex Carie of Effingham, Tim McElroy of Mt Zion, Josh Piper of Champaign Centennial, & Kevin Garber of Breese Mater Dei
* the 32 Class 4A shooters includes only one from downstate : Roy Bullock of O'Fallon
the top four shooters in each class advance to the showdown finals tomorrow & tomorrow night in Peoria
(NOBLE)  in high school softball – the Noble/Clay City Lady Wildcats will host their first annual Spring Freeze Tournament, coming up this Saturday – it's a six game round robin event featuring four teams from Noble/Clay City, Vandalia, Edwards County, & Hutsonville-Palestine – first game at 9:00 am with games to follow every 90 minutes thru evening – concessions will be available with a $2 admission per person, while children under 5 will be admitted free – all are invited to the Lady Cats fundraising tournament Saturday

 
                                       LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing, but time is running out – go to the Park’s website at www.boysandgirlspark.org, download a signup form, & return it to P.O. Box 122 in Newton – no registrations will be accepted after April 1st

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball team will host another Little League Camp on Sunday, March 27th, from 1:00 til 4:00, that afternoon in the OCC Gym & at Conley Field – it’s a “total skills” camp with a cost of $50 per player – to pre-register or for more details, call Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

(BRIDGEPORT)  the Red Hill High School “Fellowship of Christian Athletes” has a fundraising “4 on 4” Basketball Tournament coming up on Saturday, April 16th, in the Red Hill Junior & Senior High School gyms – starting at 9:00 that morning, it’s a $50 per team entry fee with t-shirts provided for teams ages 5th grade thru adult & each team must have five members – call 553-6447 or the Red Hill High School

(OLNEY)  on today’s sports calendar : girls softball – Noble/Clay City at Odin : in junior college baseball – OCC Blue Knights at Rose Hulman in Terre Haute

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March 16, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in spring training baseball yesterday : the Cardinals beat the Braves, while the Cubs split a pair of split-squad games, beating the A's, but losing to the Rockies – the White Sox were idle : coming up today – the Cardinals play Detroit, the White Sox play the World Champion Giants, the Cubs are idle today
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 3A and 4A Super-Sectionals were last night :
* Class 3A @ Springfield : Centralia beat Morton, 48-44 as the Orphans advance to state this weekend
* Class 4A @ Normal : Normal Community beat Crete-Monee, 59-48
the Class 3A and 4A State Tournaments begin this Friday with semi-final action in Peoria's Carver Arena
 
(NEWTON)  it was last Friday that the Newton Lady Eagles took part in the Southern Illinois University Girls Invitational down in Carbondale – among the over 25 teams that took part were Harrisburg, Centralia, Edwardsville, Mt Vernon, Herrin, Benton, Effingham, Lawrenceville, Effingham St Anthony, & many others – the Newton Lady Eagles did well in their first event of the spring :
* Maura Cummins finished 2nd in the high jump
* Jackie Michl, Jamie Michl, Lisa Frichtl, & Carly Niebrugge finished 4th in the 3200 meter relay
* Lisa Frichtl, Jackie Michl, Maura Cummins, & Jamie Michl finished 5th in the 1600 meter relay
* Carly Niebrugge finished 9th in the 1600 meter run
* Jamie Michl finished 11th in the 400 meter dash
* Beth Helmink finished 13th in the pole vault
* Tara Wirth finished 14th in the shot put
* Sydney May finished tied for 14th in the high jump and finished 15th in the triple jump
* others : Ashley Shamhart, Cassidy Probst, Jordyn Huston, Madison Kinder, Morgan Green, Maddie Green, Katie Woods, Tara Powers, Michaela Green, Jennesa Frohning, Reise Wyatt, & Morgan Bergbower
the Newton Lady Eagles will take part at the EIU Indoor Meet this coming Saturday in Charleston
 
(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School had its winter sports awards last Thursday night – for Tiger Basketball :
* the CO-MVP's were Michael Fehrenbacher & Brook Pampe
* the Defense/Hustle Award went to Donald Totten
* the Most Improved Award went to Keon Stallard
* the Trupiano Leadership Award went to Donald Totten
* the Assist Award went to Joel Eagleson
* the Rebounding Award went to Michael Fehrenbacher
* the Screener of the Year Award went to Tyler Epperheimer
* the Sub of the Year Award went to Alec St. Pierre
* the Free Throw Percentage Award went to Joel Eagleson
* the Field Goal Percentage Award went to Brook Pampe
seniors Keon Stallard & Donald Totten were noted for their years of dedication to Tiger Basketball
 
(OLNEY)  the Girls All Apollo Conference Team has been selected by its coaches : led by two Olney seniors – Taylor Stevenson & Ebany Brumfield : others include Amy Koebele of Newton, Katie Meador & Kirstie Owen of Salem, Kelsey Dirks of Robinson, Tatiana Colclasure & Sam Zerrusen of Effingham, Megan O'Dell of Charleston, and Jade Becher of Mt Zion  :  looking at the final standings for Girls in the Apollo : Olney & Salem were co-champs each with a record of 12&2 : Robinson finished 3rd at 7&6 : Effingham was 4th at 7&7 : Newton finished 5th at 6&7 : Paris was 6th at 5&9 : Mt Zion finished 7th at 4&10 : Charleston was 8th at 2&12 : both Newton & Robinson finished with only 13 games played in the Apollo due snow-outs leading up the the girls regional & the end of the basketball season


                                       LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing, but time is running out – go to the Park’s website at www.boysandgirlspark.org, download a signup form, & return it to P.O. Box 122 in Newton – no registrations will be accepted after April 1st

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball team will host another Little League Camp on Sunday, March 27th, from 1:00 til 4:00, that afternoon in the OCC Gym & at Conley Field – it’s a “total skills” camp with a cost of $50 per player – to pre-register or for more details, call Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

(BRIDGEPORT)  the Red Hill High School “Fellowship of Christian Athletes” has a fundraising “4 on 4” Basketball Tournament coming up on Saturday, April 16th, in the Red Hill Junior & Senior High School gyms – starting at 9:00 that morning, it’s a $50 per team entry fee with t-shirts provided for teams ages 5th grade thru adult & each team must have five members – free will donation at the gate from spectators, plus concessions and t-shirts – the signup deadline is today – call 553-6447 or the Red Hill High School

(OLNEY)  on today’s high school sports calendar : girls softball – Olney Lady Tigers at Louisville against North Clay – Noble/Clay City to host Webber Township in Noble – both season openers for the Lady Cats & Lady Tigers : in junior college baseball – OCC Blue Knights at McKendree University in Lebanon

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on ESPN 740

March 15, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in spring training baseball yesterday : the Cardinals played Atlanta to a 1-1 tie, while the Cubs & White Sox both lost : coming up today – the Cardinals again play the Atlanta Braves, while the Cubs’ split-squads will play the Oakland A's and the Colorado Rockies : meahwhile, the White Sox are idle today
 
(OLNEY)  in high school basketball news – the East Richland School Board voted 6 to 0 with one abstention, to dismiss Brent McKinney as ERHS Health Teacher & as Head Coach of the Olney Lady Tigers at the end of this school year – during his four years at ERHS, Coach McKinney won 88 games compared to 45 losses – among that 88 wins, that included 76 wins in the past three years after the Lady Tigers were 12&18 in McKinney's first year – that's an average of 25 wins in each of the last three years – under Coach McKinney, the Lady Tigers finished fourth in the 2009 Class 2A State Tournament, had two Sectional Championships, three Regional Championships, & two Apollo Conference Titles – McKinney's wife, Cindy, was also dismissed as a District employee as well – the best of luck to both in the future
 
(OLNEY)  the East Richland High School held it's winter sports awards ceremony last Thursday night – while no awards were presented, the ERHS Dance Team was recognized by Coach Tessa Dicks : a special note of the senior dancers was make, recognizing Whitney Bunting, Hannah Hixon, Kim Race, Merissa Smashey, & Mariah Hargraves : also noted were juniors Theresa Waxler & Hannah Beal, plus freshman Alica Ann Hostetter : a job well done this past year by the Dance Team at East Richland High School
 
(NOBLE)  the Midland Trail Conference has selected its Boys Basketball All-Conference Team:
* Dawson Verhines of Woodlawn is the 2010-2011 Player of the Year
* other selections include : Josh Wiggs of Woodlawn : Zach Merritt & Haden Smith of Wayne City : Andrew Grahn & Dalton Zimmerman of North Clay : Dustin Atteberry of Cisne : Fischer Tharp of South Central : Tyson Minor & Travis Shaffer of Odin : Warren Jones & Trevor Gore of Sandoval
* those receiving an honorable mention : Gabe Owens & Christian Hollenkamp of Woodlawn : Mark Feather of Wayne City : Austin Atteberry of Cisne : Hunter Short of Grayville : Colby Bushue of South Central : Ethan Gowler of Webber
* the 2010-2011 MTC Coach of the Year was Shane Witzel of Woodlawn
 
(NOBLE)  here’s the Boys Midland Trail Conference final standings : Woodlawn was the conference champs, undefeated at 9&0 : Wayne City was 2nd at 8&1 : Sandoval finished 3rd at 7&2 : North Clay was 4th at 5&3 : South Central finished 5th at 4&4 : Odin was 6th at 3&4 : Cisne finished 7th at 4&5 : Webber Township was 8th at 2&8 : Grayville finished 9th at 1&7 : Clay City/Noble was 10th at 0&9
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 3A and 4A Super-Sectionals are tonight, all starting at 7:30 :
* Class 3A @ Springfield : Centralia plays Morton involving the only downstate team
all the winners tonight move into the Class 3A and 4A State Semi-Finals at Peoria

(OLNEY)  in womens college basketball – five Big Ten teams were selected last night to take part in the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship – both Ohio State & Michigan State were chosen as #4 seeds, while Iowa & Penn State were each selected as #6 seeds – Purdue is a #9 seed – ERHS graduate Brittany Johnson & her fellow Buckeyes will open up this Saturday in the Dayton Region


                                       LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing, but time is running out – go to the Park’s website at www.boysandgirlspark.org, download a signup form, & return it to P.O. Box 122 in Newton – no registrations will be accepted after April 1st

(BRIDGEPORT)  the Red Hill High School “Fellowship of Christian Athletes” has a fundraising “4 on 4” Basketball Tournament coming up on Saturday, April 16th, in the Red Hill Junior & Senior High School gyms – starting at 9:00 that morning, it’s a $50 per team entry fee with t-shirts provided for teams ages 5th grade thru adult & each team must have five members – free will donation at the gate from spectators, plus concessions and t-shirts – the signup deadline is tomorrow – call 553-6447 or the Red Hill High School

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March 14, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in spring training baseball from the weekend : the Cardinals, Cubs, & White Sox all three split their Saturday & Sunday games, each winning one & losing one : coming up today – the Cardinals play the Braves, the Cubs play the Mariners, & the White Sox play the Padres this afternoon
 
(OLNEY)  in junior college baseball, OCC finished its "spring break trip" with four more wins last week :
* on Thursday, the Blue Knights swept a doubleheader : OCC beat West Moreland Community College, 7-2 : then the Blue Knights beat Ulster Community College, 8-3
* on Friday, the Blue Knights swept two more : OCC beat Owens Community College, 6-2 : then the Blue Knights again beat West Moreland Community College, 12-0
* winning 9 games & losing only 1 on the trip, the Blue Knights are now 18&3 on the year – they're back in action this Wednesday traveling to McKendree University – OCC opens their GRAC schedule on the 24th
 
(OLNEY)  in juinor college softball, OCC finished its "spring break trip" by splitting two games last week :
* on Friday : the Lady Blue Knights beat Lincoln College, 4-3 : then the Lady Blue Knights lost to Owens Community College, 4-1
* OCC returns home with a trip record of 5&3 – and now at 7&5 on the year, the Lady Blue Knights open their GRAC schedule at home this coming Thursday with Lincoln Trail on the OCC Softball Field in Olney
 
(NEWTON)  in mens college basketball, the Big Ten Tournament ended yesterday in Indianapolis :
* in Saturday's semi-finals : Ohio State beat Michigan, 68-61 : Penn State beat Michigan State, 61-48
* in Sunday's championship game : Ohio State beat Penn State, 72-60
 
(NEWTON)  meanwhile, a record-tying seven Big Ten teams were selected to play in the 2011 NCAA Tournament : league Champs Ohio State is an overall #1 seed : Purdue is a #3 seed : Wisconsin is a #4 seed : Michigan is a #8 seed : Illinois is a #9 seed : & Michigan State & Penn State are both #10 seeds : the Fighting Illini will face #8 UNLV this Friday – it's the first Illinois trip to the NCAA dance since 2009
 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A State Tournaments ended on Saturday :
* Class 1A : Newark won the state championship, beating Winchester West Central, 57-35
* Class 1A : Woodlawn won the third place game, beating Mackinaw Deer Creek, 52-37
* Class 2A : Chicago Hales Franciscan won the state championship, beating Murphysboro, 61-47
* Class 2A : Rockford Christian won the third place game, beating Pittsfield, 44-38
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Class A and Class AA Scholastic Bowl Sectionals were Saturday :
* Class A @ Fairfield : the Cumberland Pirates won all three matches over Mt Carmel, Effingham St Anthony, & Greenville, to win the Sectional Championship, now advancing to State
* Class A @ Herrin : the host Tigers won all three matches over Nashville, Breese Central, & Johnston City, to win the Sectional Championship, now advancing to State
all Sectional winners move on into the Class A and Class AA State Tournaments this Saturday in Peoria

(NEWTON)  in high school track, both the Newton Eagles and Lady Eagles were scheduled to open up their 2011 seasons at the SIU Indoor Event down in Carbondale with the girls last Friday & the boys on Saturday – no results are available to us at this time – we hope to have them for you later this week

(OLNEY)  most of the spring high school softball and baseball schedules will kick into gear this week, with most all other local sports’ schedules active by the end of next week.

(NOBLE)  in action today : the Noble/Clay City Lady Cats are scheduled to open their softball season today against Webber Township & that game will now be played at West Richland High School in Noble, starting at 4:15 : today's baseball game, Noble at Webber Township, has been cancelled due to wet field conditions


                                       LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing, but time is running out – go to the Park’s website at www.boysandgirlspark.org, download a signup form, & return it to P.O. Box 122 in Newton – no registrations will be accepted after April 1st

(BRIDGEPORT)  the Red Hill High School “Fellowship of Christian Athletes” has a fundraising “4 on 4” Basketball Tournament coming up on Saturday, April 16th, in the Red Hill Junior & Senior High School gyms – starting at 9:00 that morning, it’s a $50 per team entry fee with t-shirts provided for teams ages 5th grade thru adult & each team must have five members – free will donation at the gate from spectators, plus plenty of concessions & t-shirts – signup deadline is March 16th, this Wednesday – call now at 553-6447

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on ESPN 740