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February 22, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(NEWTON)  in boys high school basketball last night – Newton won it's postseason opener with a 59-33 victory over the host Wolves at the IHSA Class 2A Regional at Flora – Peyton Wyatt led all scorers with 28 points, while Taylor Kerner added 9 points – the Eagles improve to 18&8 on the year and now advance to face the top-seeded Wooden Shoes from Teutopolis in a single semi-final game tonight at 7:30 – by the way congratulations to those that advanced in the Three-Point Showdown Contest with shooting last night – Peyton Wyatt & Scott Jansen, both of Newton, plus Austin Lewis & Brent Taylor, both of Flora move on
 
(OLNEY)  here's other results from area IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regionals last night :
* Class 2A @ Carmi : Mt Carmel beat Hamilton County, 61-34
* Class 2A @ Metropolis : Harrisburg beat Vienna, 73-54
* Class 2A @ Monticello : Champaign St Thomas More beat Shelbyville, 56-39
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport : Cisne beat Edwards County, 49-45
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Cowden-Herrick beat Stewardson-Strasburg, 65-59
* Class 1A @ St Elmo : Altamont beat Ramsey, 60-44 : St Elmo beat Patoka, 67-29
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Odin beat Sandoval, 51-49

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A and 2A Super-Sectionals were last night – in our area :
* Class 2A @ Salem : Nashville beat Teutopolis, 38-23 – the Hornettes improve to 29&4 on the year
* Class 1A @ Salem : Hume Shiloh beat Goreville, 36-31 – the Raiders improve to 29&4 on the year
the Class 1A and 2A State Tournaments will be this Friday & Saturday at ISU in Normal
 
(NEWTON)  it's back to IHSA Girls Class 3A and 4A Regional action tonight – some downstate matchups :
* Class 3A @ Salem : Effingham & Breese Mater Dei at 6:00 : the host Lady Wildcats & Highland at 8:10
* Class 4A @ Granite City : Edwardsville & Belleville West at 7:30
 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regionals continue with semi-final action tonight :
* Class 2A @ Flora : Newton plays Teutopolis at 7:30
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Robinson & Lawrenceville at 7:30
* Class 2A @ Greenville : Pana & Hillsboro at 7:30
* Class 2A @ Nashville : Breese Central & Carlyle at 6:00 : Nashville & Trenton Wesclin at 8:10
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport : Oblong & Clay City / Noble at 6:00 : Hutsonville & Grayville at 8:10
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Beecher City & Martinsville at 6:00 : Dieterich & Cumberland at 8:10
* Class 1A @ St Elmo : North Clay & Mulberry Grove at 6:00 : South Central & Brownstown at 8:10
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Okawville & Webber at 6:00 : Wayne City & Christ Our Rock Lutheran at 8:10

(OLNEY)  it’s back to men’s Big Ten college basketball tonight as Illinois is in Columbus to battle Ohio State – the Fighting Illini enter the matchup with a conference record of 7&7, tied with Michigan State for fourth in the league – the host Buckeyes are atop the Big Ten standings with a mark of 12&2 – the Illini will try to avenge a tough five-point loss to Ohio State a month ago tonight at the Assembly Hall in Champaign


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(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, the all day event will be held in memory of Melissa Fiscus, a Red Hill student who died two years ago from a brain tumor – 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, plus additional t-shirts on sale at $10 each – free will donation at the gate from all spectators, plus plenty of concessions & t-shirts available for purchase – signup deadline is March 16th – call Red Hill High School for details, or call Amy at 553-6447

(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

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org, and then mailing to the respective address : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during the one remaining signup Saturday, on March 5th, from 9:00 until 2:00 : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame show at 5:30 and tipoff at 6:00 : it’s Newton Eagles regional basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 7:30 : and the latest in sports, all day and all night, on ESPN 740 WVLN

February 21, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball from Saturday night – Illinois lost another Big Ten road game, this time at Michigan State, 61-57 as the Spartans improve to 15&11 overall, now 7&7 in the Big Ten – the Illini drop back to 17&10 on the year, also now 7&7 in the Big Ten – Illinois remains on the road for another tough conference game tomorrow night in Columbus, against the Ohio State Buckeyes
 
(OLNEY)  in junior college basketball from Saturday full schedule in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference – the Olney Central College teams dropped the doubleheader at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson :
*  the Blue Knights lost to the host Statesmen, 77-55 – OCC’s Austin Akers led all scorers with 28 points – the OCC Blue Knights are now 17&10 on the year, now 8&6 in the GRAC
*  on the women’s side, the Lady Blue Knights lost to the LTC Ladies, 87-83 – OCC’s Jessica Zavoral led all scorers with 31 points – the Lady Blue Knights are now 11&16 on the year, now 6&8 in the GRAC
*  in the other mens GRAC games from Saturday : Wabash Valley beat Kaskaskia, 88-73 : John A Logan beat Lake Land, 59-52 : Southeastern Illinois beat Rend Lake, 89-79
*  in the other womens GRAC games from Saturday : Wabash Valley beat Kaskaskia, 88-40 : John A Logan beat Lake Land, 96-72 : Southeastern Illinois beat Rend Lake, 98-53
 
(OLNEY)  in junior college baseball - the OCC Blue Knights began their 2011 season on the road thru the south : last Thursday, OCC took a doubleheader from Cumberland College, winning 7-2 and 7-3 : then on Friday, the Blue Knights beat Roane State, 10-7 : OCC lost it's first game of the year Saturday, falling to Roane State, 14-10 : then the Blue Knights won yesterday over Roane State, 13-5 : now at 4&1, the Blue Knights have an afternoon doubleheader today at Union College – the Blue Knights have their home opener planned for this Wednesday with Vincennes University coming to Conley Field at Olney Central College 
 
(OLNEY)  meanwhile, the OCC Lady Blue Knights will begin their spring softball schedule this weekend with a trip south – the OCC Ladies will play two at Jackson State on Saturday then two at Dyersburg State on Sunday – the Lady Blue Knights begin their GRAC schedule at home with Lincoln Trail on March 17th

(NEWTON)  in boys high school basketball from Saturday night : in an Apollo Conference make-up game – Charleston beat Salem, 76-67 – while the Wildcats are the Apollo Champions with a conference record of 11&3, the Trojans finish the year alone in 2nd place with a conference mark of 10&4 – the Newton Eagles finish at 8&6 in the Apollo, in a third place tie with the Paris Tigers – while Effingham & Mt Zion have a conference game left to makeup this Friday night, the Hearts with a win or loss will either way finish in fifth place, while Olney, Robinson, and Mt Zion round out the rest of the league standings in 6th, 7th, and 8th

(OLNEY)  in boys junior high basketball – the St Joseph Wildcats won their own 7th Grade Round Robin Tournament : St Joe won the first game Friday night, beating West Salem, 52-45 : St Joe won the semi-final game Saturday morning, beating Albion, 46-19 : then St Joe won the title game over South Central, 53-33
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regionals get started tonight - here's some area matchups :
* Class 2A @ Flora : the Newton Eagles & the host Wolves with game time at 7:30
* Class 2A @ Carmi : Mt Carmel & Hamilton County
* Class 2A @ Metropolis : Harrisburg & Vienna
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport : Cisne & Edwards County
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Odin & Sandoval
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Cowden-Herrick & Stewardson-Strasburg
* Class 1A @ St Elmo : Altamont & Ramsey and St Elmo & Patoka
 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A and 2A Super-Sectionals are tonight - here's the downstate matchups :
* Class 1A @ Salem : Hume Shiloh & Goreville play at 6:00
* Class 2A @ Salem : Nashville & Tuetopolis play at 8:10


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(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, the all day event will be held in memory of Melissa Fiscus, a Red Hill student who died two years ago from a brain tumor – 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, plus additional t-shirts on sale at $10 each – free will donation at the gate from all spectators, plus plenty of concessions & t-shirts available for purchase – signup deadline is March 16th – call Red Hill High School for details, or call Amy at 553-6447

(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

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org, and then mailing to the respective address : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during the one remaining signup Saturday, on March 5th, from 9:00 until 2:00 : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Newton Eagles regional basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 7:30 : and the latest in sports, all day and all night, on ESPN 740 WVLN

February 19, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in boys high school basketball last night – Olney dropped a conference doubleheader at Salem : the host Wildcats won the varsity game, 41-26 as Olney finishes the regular season with an overall record of 18&11 and end up 6th in the Apollo Conference standings with a mark of 6&8 : Salem also won the junior varsity game, 61-37 : the Tigers will now focus on next Wednesday night’s regional semi-final matchup with Effingham St Anthony : Salem moves on to play a makeup Apollo matchup tonigh at Charleston before finishing their regular season next Tuesday at Marion – the Wildcats are the Apollo Champs, now at 11&2

(NEWTON)  also in boys high school hoops last night – Newton dropped two games to Paris : the Eagles lost the varsity game, 52-42 as Newton finishes the regular season with a record of 17&8 and ends up third in the Apollo with a conference mark of 8&6 : Paris also won the junior varsity game, 53-39 : the Newton Eagles now prepare for their regional opener next Monday night at Flora against the host Wolves

(OLNEY)  also in the Apollo : Mt Zion beat Robinson, 63-62 : Charleston beat Effingham, 59-34

(NEWTON)  in some other area games last night : Effingham St Anthony beat Casey-Westfield, 72-45 : Marshall beat Neoga, 50-39 : Altamont beat Stewardson-Strasburg, 64-52 : Flora beat Lawrenceville, 57-47 : Teutopolis beat Madison, 87-83 : Fairfield beat Carmi, 50-47 : Cisne beat Webber, 44-33 : Okawville beat Wayne City, 61-58
 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Wrestling Tournaments started yesterday and continue today in Champaign :

(OLNEY)  it's back to a full schedule tonight in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference for junior college basketball : the OCC teams are on the road to Robinson tonight to take on Lincoln Trail – it’s the Lady Blue Knights at 5:30, followed by Blue Knights basketball at around 7:30 : the other GRAC matchups include Lake Land at John A Logan, Kaskaskia at Wabash Valley, and Southeastern Illinois at Rend Lake

(NEWTON)  in mens college basketball tonight – Illinois looks for another huge win on the road – the Illini are in East Lansing to battle the Spartans of Michigan State with a game time of 8:00 later this evening

                   
                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is underway : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during one of the two remaining signup Saturdays – today, on this February 19th, and on March 5th, from 9:00 until 2:00 each day : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

 

(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s OCC Baskeball tonight with a GRAC doubleheader on 103.5 “The Eagle” – Lady Blue Knights at 5:30 and the Blue Knights at 7:30 : it’s Fighing Illini hoops tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame at 7:30 and tipoff at 8:00 : and the latest in sports, all day, all night, all weekend long, with Sports Center every 20 minutes, on ESPN 740 WVLN

February 18, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in womens jr college non-conference basketball last night – OCC beat Greenville College, 76-50 – OCC’s top scorer was Jessica Zavoral with 18 points – Patrice Hutchison & Tara Wornica each added 11 – the Lady Blue Knights improve to 11&15 on the year – they’ll be at Lincoln Trail tomorrow night 
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Girls 1A and 2A Sectional Finals were last night :
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Teutopolis beat Mt Carmel, 63-49
* Class 2A @ Nashville : Nashville beat Breese Central, 36-22
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Goreville beat Red Hill, 45-41
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua : Hume Shiloh beat Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City, 57-38
all winners move into their respective Super-Sectionals next Monday night
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Girls 3A and 4A Regional Championship Games were last night :
* Class 3A @ Effingham : Effingham beat Taylorville, 46-30
* Class 3A @ Mt Vernon : Salem beat Centralia, 38-28
* Class 3A @ Lincoln : Decatur Eisenhower beat Mt Zion, 43-39
* Class 3A @ Jerseyville : Highland beat Chatham-Glenwood, 43-29
all winners move into Sectional Semi-Final action next week
 
(OLNEY)  in junior high wrestling from last Sunday in Robinson, all 18 of Olney's athletes placed in their respective age & weight classes – congratulations to one and all who represented Richland County :
* Gus Lathrop was Olney's only champion
* Joe Burkett & Luke Doan were Olney's only 2nd place finishers
* Olney had eight 3rd place finishers and six 4th place finishers
the Olney Wrestling Cubs will travel to regional action a week from tomorrow on February 26th at Herrin
 
(OLNEY)  the SIJHSAA Boys State Tournaments ended this week at Rend Lake College :
* Class S : Pinckneyville beat Century for the state title : Rome (Dix) beat Odin in the 3rd place game
* Class M : Nashville beat Norris City-Omaha in the title game : Jonesboro beat New Athens for 3rd place
* Class L : Carbondale beat O'Fallon Carriel for the state title : Centralia beat Harrisburg for 3rd place
 
(NEWTON)  the IESA Boys 8th Grade State Finals were played last night :
* Class 3A : East St Louis Younge beat Teutopolis, 26-24 for the state title – T-town finishes at 17&11
* Class 1A : Effingham Sacred Heart beat Ottawa Marquette, 47-44 in the 3rd place game – finish at 23&2
 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Wrestling Tournaments get started this afternoon and continue thru tomorrow up in Champaign – here's the list of area and regional wrestlers taking part in Class 1A wrestling event :
* freshman Nathan Day of Toledo in the 112 pound class
* senior  Garrett Irvin of Lawrenceville in the 119 pound class
* senior Justin Hill of Vandalia in the 125 pound class
* senior Devan Henderson of Toledo and junior Alex Jones of Shelbyville in the 130 pound class
* freshman C J Runkel of Vandalia in the 135 pound class
* senior John Vosholler of Vandalia & senior Dalton Brown of Shelbyville in the 140 pound class
* senior Derek Garrett of Mt Carmel in the 145 pound class
* junior Daniel Edwards of Vandalia in the 152 pound class
* senior Clay Wilson of Toledo and junior Levi Umler of Vandalia in the 171 pound class
* senior Jordan Griffith of Fairfield in the 189 pound class
* senior Justin Melton of Lawrenceville in the 215 pound class
* senior Tanner Crum of Mt Carmel in the 285 pound class

(OLNEY)  it's the final night of regular season basketball in the Boys Apollo Conference – the Olney Tigers are on the road to league-leading Salem, while the Newton Eagles travel to Ernie Eveland Gym at Paris – the other matchups have Robinson at Mt Zion and Effingham at Charleston
                   
                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is underway : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during one of the two remaining signup Saturdays – tomorrow, on February 19th, and on March 5th, from 9:00 until 2:00 each day : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host an all-skills winter softball camp from 9:00 til 11:00 tomorrow morning in the OCC Gym – it’s open to all area girls ages 6 to 13, at a cost of $30 per player – for details or to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short, at 618-395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Apollo Conference boys basketball tonight with game times at around 7:30 – Olney Tigers on Freedom 92.9 – Newton Eagles on 103.5 “The Eagle” : and the latest in sports, all day & all night, with Sports Center every 20 minutes, on ESPN 740 WVLN

February 17, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball last night – Illinois beat Michigan, 54-52 – the Illini improve to 17&9 on the year, now 7&6 in the Big Ten, while the Wolverines drop to 16&11 overall, now 6&8 in the league – Illinois hits the road for a Saturday night Big Ten battle against the Spartans at Michigan State
 
(OLNEY)  in jr college basketball last night – the OCC teams split a GRAC doubleheader with Kaskaskia :
* the OCC Blue Knights beat Kaskaskia, 91-82 – leading OCC was Ason Hacker with 21 points, while P J Alston added 19 points – the Blue Knights are now 8&5 in the GRAC, now 17&9 on the year
* the OCC Lady Blue Knights lost to Kaskaskia, 82-74 – for OCC, Alyssa Like had 16 points – the Lady Blue Knights fall back to 6&7 in the GRAC, now 10&15 on the year
* elsewhere last night in the GRAC games for men : Southwestern Illinois upset Wabash Valley, 73-72 in overtime : Lincoln Trail beat John A Logan, 59-55 : Southeastern Illinois beat Lake Land, 80-76
* elsewhere last night in the GRAC games for women : Wabash Valley beat Southwestern Illinois, 62-52 : Lake Land beat Southeastern Illinois, 75-64 : John A Logan beat Lincoln Trail, 83-77
 
(OLNEY)  in girls high school basketball last night – Olney beat Paris, 73-45 – Olney was led in scoring by Taylor Stevenson with 28 points, while Heather Ernst added 18 – the Lady Tigers finish the year with an Apollo record of 12&2 and a Co-Championship – Olney finishes the regular season with a record of 24&8
 
(OLNEY)  in boys high school basketball last night – Olney dropped two to Paris : the host Tigers won the varsity game, 56-49 – for Olney, Brook Pampe had 21 points & Michael Fehrenbacher added 11 points – Olney drops back to 6&7 in the Apollo, now 18&10 on the year : Paris also won the jv game, 48-34 : the Olney Tigers will wrapup their regular season schedule on the road to Salem tomorrow night
 
(NEWTON)  in IHSA Girls Class 3A Regional action last night and the night before, on Tuesday :
* Class 3A @ Mt Vernon : Salem beat Mt Vernon, 69-47 : Centralia beat Carbondale, 61-49
* Class 3A @ Belleville : Breese Mater Dei beat Cahokia, 72-23
* Class 3A @ Jerseyville : Highland beat Jerseyville, 54-35
* Class 3A @ Lincoln : Mt Zion beat Decatur MacArthur, 46-44
 
(OLNEY)  here's tonight's IHSA Girls Class 2A and 1A Sectional Championship matchups :
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Mt Carmel & Teutopolis
* Class 2A @ Nashville : Breese Central & Nashville
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Red Hill & Goreville
* Class 1A @ Moweaqua : Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City & Hume Shiloh
all winners move on to next Monday's Super-Sectionals
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA Girls Class 3A Regional Championship games are tonight with these matchups :
* @ Effingham : Taylorville & Effingham
* @ Mt Vernon : Salem & Centralia
* @ Lincoln : Mt Zion & Decatur Eisenhower
* @ Jerseyville : Highland & Chatham Glenwood
 
(NEWTON)  the IESA Boys 8th Grade State Tournaments end tonight around the upstate area :
* Class 3A @ Monticello : Teutopolis plays for the state championship against East St Louis Younge at 7:30 : the Teutopolis 7th grade team won the Class 3A 7th Grade State Championship a week ago tonight
* Class 1A @ Pontiac : Effingham Sacred Heart plays Ottawa Marquette in the third place game at 6:00

(OLNEY)  in womens junior college hoops tonight - it’s a non-conference game at Olney Central College as the Lady Blue Knights will host Greenville College in a single women’s game – start time is at 7:30

                          
                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is underway : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during one of the two remaining signup Saturdays, February 19th & March 5th, from 9:00 til 2:00 each day : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – for more information, go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College will host an all-skills winter softball camp from 9:00 until 11:00 this coming Saturday morning, February 19th, in the OCC Gym – it’s open to all area girls ages 6 to 13, at a cost of $30 per player – to pre-register, contact OCC Softball Coach Nick Short, at 618-395-7777

 

(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s OCC Lady Blue Knights basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time at 7:30 : and the latest in sports, all day & all night, on ESPN 740 WVLN