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December 25, 2010 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  there’s no local or area sports from yesterday or last night and of course, no sporting activities planned for this holiday weekend – but it will be a very busy few days coming up the first of next week – with over 20 boys & girls holiday basketball tournaments being held around the state, nearly all of our local high school teams, both boys & girls, will be playing somewhere next Monday thru Wednesday :

* the Olney Tigers will be at the Duster Thomas Hoops Classic Monday & Tuesday in Pinckneyville
* the Newton Eagles are at the Dieterich Holiday Tournament Monday thru Wednesday
* the Olney Lady Tigers will be at the Mattoon Christmas Tournament Monday thru Wednesday
* the Newton Lady Eagles are at the Dieterich Holiday Tournament Monday thru Wednesday
* the Noble / Clay City Lady Wildcats will be at the Red Hill Tournament Monday & Tuesday nights
* other boys tournaments are in Charleston, Effingham, Vandalia, Breese, Kansas, Eldorado, & Sesser
* other girls tournaments are in Charleston, Benton, Herrin, & Vincennes, Indiana

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December 24, 2010 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  here’s a look at the area holiday tournaments involving our local teams coming up next week

(OLNEY)  the Olney Lady Tigers are among 8 teams in the annual Mattoon Girls Christmas Tournament – it’s a pool-play tournament with 20 games, 8 each on Monday & Tuesday, and the final 4 next Wednesday – Pool A consist of Vandalia, Effingham St Anthony, Cumberland, & the host Green Wave – Pool B includes Olney, Decatur MacArthur, Mayhomet-Seymour, & Salem – Olney’s three pool-play games are Monday morning at 8:30 against Salem, Monday afternoon at 3:00 against Decatur MacArthur, & Tuesday morning at 10:00 against Mahomet-Seymour – Olney is returning as the defending champions at Mattoon

(OLNEY)  the Olney Tigers are among 8 teams in the 4th annual Duster Thomas Hoops Classic down at Pinckneyville High School – it’s a pool-play tournament with 16 games, 8 each day in two sessions per day – Pool A consists of Lawrenceville, Red Bud, Metro-East Lutheran, & the host Panthers – Pool B includes Olney, Benton, Du Quoin, & Steeleville – Olney’s three pool-play games are Monday afternoon at 1:00 against Du Quoin, Monday evening at 5:30 against Benton, & Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 against Steeleville – the Tigers return as the defending champions winning their second title a year ago

(NEWTON)  the Newton Eagles are among eight teams playing in the 27th annual Dieterich Boys Holiday Tournament – it’s a bracket win-loss tournament with 12 games, 4 each day next Monday thru Wednesday – top-seeded Newton opens the tournament at 2:00 Monday afternoon against 8th-seeded Cowden-Herrick, while 2nd-seeded Dieterich will play 7th-seeded Oblong in Monday’s final game at 7:00 that night – also, #4 North Clay plays #5 Beecher City and #3 Arcola plays #6 Red Hill – all games in the newer gym

(NEWTON)  also in Dieterich, the Newton Lady Eagles will compete in the annual Girls Holiday Tourney with 8 teams in the pool-play event – 16 games with 6 each on Monday & Tuesday, then the final 4 on Wednesday – the Lady Eagles open the tournament with the 10:00 Monday morning game against South Central, then a 1:00 Monday afternoon game against North Clay, & a 10:00 Tuesday morning game against Arcola – the other pool includes Oblong, Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, Casey-Westfield, & host Dieterich – the girl’s title game will be prior to the boy’s title game in the newer gym Wednesday night

(NOBLE)  the 3rd annual Girls Holiday Tournament at Red Hill High School in Bridgeport will include the Noble / Clay City Lady Wildcats, plus teams from Lawrenceville & Dugger-Union, Indiana – it’s two games each night next Monday & Tuesday – that’s each night with game times at 6:00 and 7:30

(OLNEY)  in one other girls tournament : 8 teams in the Benton Holiday Tournament including Fairfield & Flora : plus various area teams at the Charleston Holiday Tournament also next Monday thru Wednesday

(OLNEY)  other boys tournaments : 16 teams are in the Eldorado Holiday Tournament next Monday thru Wednesday down in Eldorado : 16 other teams in the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament next Monday thru Thursday down at the southwest edge of Sesser : it’s pool-play action at the boys Holiday Tournament in Charleston next Monday thru Wednesday including Effingham, Mattoon, Charleston, & Teutopolis : it’s pool-play action at the Bulldog Classic in Effingham including Robinson, Paris, Cumberland, Sullivan, & host St Anthony : it’s pool-play action at the Mater Dei Tournament in Breese with 10 teams including Mt Zion, Mascoutah, & the host Knights : the Vandalia Round Robin Tournament has 10 teams including Pana, Flora, South Central, Altamont, St Elmo, & the host Vandals : the Tri-County / Kansas Holiday Tournament has six teams including Hutsonville-Palestine, Martinsville, & Windsor

(NEWTON)  to see what’s coming up on our WVLN / WSEI / WIKK airwaves, in the way of locals sports, logon and check out our Sports Broadcast Schedule, available 24 hours, 7 days a week – it’s located under the “sports” tab at www.1035theeagle.com or at www.freedom929.com – logon & see what’s coming up

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

December 23, 2010 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball from last night – Illinois lost to Missouri, 75-64 as the Fighting Illini have now dropped two games in a row, falling to 10&3 on the year – while the Tigers improve to 11&1 on the year, it’s Missouri’s second straight win in the “braggin’ rights” game – that’s after the Illini had won 9 consecutive games dating back to the year 2000 – Illinois now prepares to begin the 2011 Big Ten schedule with a trip to Iowa City to battle the Hawkeyes next Wednesday night, December 29th

(NEWTON)  in girls Apollo Conference basketball last night – Newton dropped two at Paris : the Lady Tigers won the varsity game, 57-39 – Newton was led by Tara Flowers with 12 points, while Carly Niebrugge added 9 points – the Lady Eagles fall to 4&7 overall, now 1&5 in the Apollo : Paris also won the jv game, 44-26 : Newton begins holiday tournament play at Dieterich next Monday morning at 10:00

(NEWTON)  in one other Apollo Conference makeup game last night : Effingham beat Charleston, 64-44

(OLNEY)  in girls junior high basketball from Monday night – St Joe split a pair of non-conference games down in Wayne County at Jasper School : the Lady Wildcats won the 8th grade game, 27-21, led by Laurel Zuber with 10 points & Jaycee Luna with 21 rebounds – the St Joe varsity improves to 12&6 on the year : Jasper won the 7th grade game, 30-20 as the St Joe jv is 9&4 : St Joe will host Jasper on January 4th

(NEWTON)  it’s been noted that in girls Apollo Conference basketball, last week’s Robinson at Newton game has been rescheduled for a Saturday afternoon, on the 8th of January, with the jv game to start at 1:00 and the varsity game to follow – that’s Robinson at Newton girls basketball set for January 8th at NCHS

(OLNEY)  congratulations going out to the following for their free throw shooting in the recent Elks Hoop Shoot contest held at East Richland High School in Olney – winners advance to Mt Vernon on January 8th :
* Makenze Bell won the girls 12-13 year old division with runner-up Emma Grundon
* Andrew Steber won the boys 12-13 year old division with runner-up Peyton Wesner
* Taylor LeCrone won the girls 10-11 year old division with runner-up Lauren Eagleson
* Trevor Dobbs won the boys 10-11 year old division with runner-up Dylan Hires
* Logan Shan won the girls 8-9 year old division with runner-up Chelsea Ochs
* Brent Hatten won the boys 8-9 year old division with runner-up Logan McVicker

(OLNEY)  all high school boys & girls basketball is now off until after the upcoming holiday weekend – although over 25 tournaments around the state will be held next Monday thru Wednesday for both girls & boys – we’ll have a rundown of the local and area teams & their tournaments in our sports report tomorrow

(NEWTON)  by the way, to see what’s coming up on our WVLN / WSEI / WIKK airwaves, in the way of locals sports, logon and check out our Sports Broadcast Schedule, available 24/7 – it’s located under the “sports” tab at www.1035theeagle.com or at www.freedom929.com – logon and see what’s coming up


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

December 22, 2010 Local & Area Sports

(NEWTON)  in boys Apollo Conference basketball last night – Newton dropped two games to Robinson : the visiting Maroons won the varsity game, 56-44, despite 18 points from Peyton Wyatt & 9 points from Brian Emmerich – it’s the first loss of the year for the Eagles, who drop to 7&1 on the year, now 3&1 in the Apollo : Robinson also won the jv game, 45-37 : the Eagles play at the Dieterich Tournament next Monday

(NEWTON)  in one other Apollo Conference makeup game last night : Salem beat Charleston, 51-49

(OLNEY)  in other boys high school hoops last night : Teutopolis beat Casey-Westfield, 86-38 : Effingham St Anthony beat Highland, 63-62 : Arthur beat Cumberland, 57-52 : North Clay beat Edwards County, 66-50 : Du Quoin beat Pinckneyville, 61-51 : Massac County beat Benton, 60-40

(OLNEY)  in boys junior high basketball last night – St Joe took three from Clay City : the host Wildcats won the 8th grade game, 61-42 as the varsity squad improved to 12&1 on the year, finishing the season undefeated in the JMTC at 10&0 : St Joe won the jv game, 32-10, also won the “C” game, 19-11

(OLNEY)  in high school wrestling from last Saturday – Olney finished 13th out of 18 teams up at the Cumberland Invitational – winning the event was Prairie Central, while Benton, Marion, Herrin, & Lawrenceville rounded out the top five teams – here’s the top individual results for the Olney Tigers :’
*  Tyler Stuck was 2nd in the 152 pound class with 2 wins and 1 loss
*  Colton Carmody was 3rd in the 112 pound class with 2 wins and 1 loss
*  Dakota Thompason was 5th in the 119 pound class with 2 wins and 1 loss
*  Mitch Harmon finished with 2 wins and 2 losses in the 140 pound class
*  those who were 1&2 in their matches were Jake Combs, Jake Schmitt, Carson Arteberry, & Zack Stanley
the Wrestling Tigers return to the ERHS mats at Ron Herrin Gym a week from today to host Mt Vernon, Carterville, & Carlyle

(NEWTON)  it’s Apollo Conference girls basketball tonight as the Newton Lady Eagles are on the road to Paris for a rescheduled game against the Lady Tigers – a game that was snowed out a week ago Monday – also in the Apollo tonight, there’s another girls makeup game with Effingham traveling to Charleston

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball tonight – it’s Illinois & Missouri at it again in St Louis, the 30th annual “Braggin’ Rights” matchup – the Fighting Illini enter at 10&2 with a national ranking of 21, while the Tigers are 10&1 and #9 in the nation – the Illini leads the head-to-head series with Missouri, 27 to 13, and Illinois looks to avenge last year’s 81-68 stinker, which broke a nine game winning streak in the series – tonight’s game features the first matchup of the college basketball season between two 10-win teams

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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 7:30 and tipoff at 8:00: and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on ESPN 740

December 21, 2010 Local & Area Sports

(NEWTON)  in girls high school basketball last night – Newton split a pair of games with Charleston : the Lady Eagles won the varsity game, 56-40, led by Amy Koebele with 17 points & Carly Neibrugge with 9 points – it’s the first win of the year for the Lady Eagles in the Apollo Conference : Charleston won the jv game, 32-29 : Newton has Apollo Conference makeup games tomorrow night up at Paris

(NOBLE)  also in girls high school hoops last night – Noble / Clay City split two with Oblong : the host Lady Panthers won the varsity game, 43-36 – for the Lady Cats, Makalee Payne & Amber Drewes teamed up for 17 points : Noble / Clay City won the jv game, 20-12 : the Lady Cats play in the Red Hill Holiday Tournament next Monday & Tuesday along with Red Hill, Lawrenceville, & Dugger, Indiana

(WAYNE CITY)  in boys high school basketball – it was the final three games at the 57th annual Conrad Allen Holiday Tournament at Wayne City & the host Indians won the championship game over Crab Orchard, 102-94 – by contrast, Cisne beat Edwards County in the 3rd place game, 30-29 – in the 5th place game, Zeigler-Royalton beat Patoka, 52-39 : those selected to the All-Tournament Team included Dustin & Austin Atteberry of Cisne – Nyk Lear & Jacob Speir of Edwards County – Haden Smith, Mark Feather, & Zach Meritt of Wayne City : winning the cheerleading award was Cisne, with Edwards County second

(OLNEY)  in boys junior high hoops last night – St Joe split a pair of JMTC games with South Central : the Wildcats won the 8th grade game, 56-28, led by Eathan Eagleson’s 23 points – the St Joe varsity is 11&1 on the year, still undefeated in the Junior Midland Trail Conference at 9&0 : South Central won the jv game, 30-27 : St Joe has rescheduled action tonight, hosting Clay City with the first of three games at 5:00

(NEWTON)  also in boys junior high basketball last night – Newton St Thomas took two from New Hebron : the Saints won the 8th grade game, 56-16, led by Nick Reis with 21 points and Brock Mammoser with 16 points : the Saints also won the 7th grade game over New Hebron, 23-22

(NEWTON)  it’s Apollo Conference boys basketball tonight, a rescheduled matchup from last Friday’s snow-out – the Newton Eagles will host the Robinson Maroons tonight with jv action at 6:15, followed by the varsity matchup at around 7:45 – all in the NCHS Gym later tonight in Apollo Conference hoops

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