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July 17, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball over the weekend – the Cardinals split two on Saturday and Sunday
* all Redbirds won Saturday, 4-0 but let another one slip away yesterday, losing 4-3
* here’s how the other Midwestern MLB teams did on Saturday and Sunday
* those that swept two games were the Cubs, Tigers, and Braves
* those that split their two games were the Brewers, Pirates, Royals, Twins, Astros, and Rangers
* those that lost both games were the Reds, White Sox, and Indians
the Cardinals are in New York tonight for the first of a four game series there against the Mets

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team Competition from this past Saturday – the Tigersharks win again
the Olney swimmers won the Carmi Invitational by beating out 2nd place Marion, 614 to 258.5
* host Carmi was 3rd with 242 points, followed by Fairfield (229) and Harrisburg (194.5)
* McLeansboro was 6th with 120 points, followed by Mt. Carmel (103) and the Evansville YMCA (57)
* Herrin was 9th with 41 points – then Salem (40) and Mt. Vernon, Indiana (11)
we’ll look at the top Tigershark swimmers in our sports report coming up tomorrow (Tuesday)

 

(DIETERICH)  at the Junior Legion East District Baseball Tournament in Dieterich
the final three games were played this past Saturday
* in an elimination round game – Effingham beat Dieterich, 7-3
* in the championship game – Teutopolis beat Altamont, 11-3
* in the second place game – Effingham beat Altamont, 11-3
both Teutopolis and Effingham advance to the East/West District Finals coming up this Friday

 

(NEWTON)  the Fifth Division Senior Legion Tournament runs all this week starting tonight
there are three first round games scheduled for this Monday
* Steeleville plays the Bears at 12 noon
* Herrin plays Newton Post 20 this afternoon at 3:00
* Carmi plays Highland at 7:00 tonight
the tournament continues will three games each tomorrow and Wednesday – the finals are Thursday

 

(OLNEY)  at the Junior League Baseball Sub State Tournament up in Orion, in the Quad City Area
the a five-team, pool play tournament started with two games on Saturday
* the Olney All Stars won their first game by beating Streator, 9-3
* Rochelle beat Brown County, 14-4 in five innings
then two more games were played yesterday
* Olney beat Brown County, 16-0
* Streator beat Moline, 18-0
there are two more games tonight
* Olney plays Moline at 6:00
* Streator plays Brown County at 8:00
then two more games tomorrow night and Wednesday night to wrap it up
the winning team will advance to the Junior League State Tournament

 

(OLNEY)  the 12 Year Old Little League Baseball Section Tournament starts this week in Olney
it’s being hosted by the City of Olney, the Olney Little League, and Olney’s Musgrove Park
it’s a three team, double elimination, tournament with the winner to advance to the State Tournament
it’s single games to be played the next four or five nights, starting tomorrow night
* the first game Tuesday night at 6:00 has the District 2 and District 17 winners playing each other
* the Olney All Stars will play that winner on Wednesday night at 6:00
* the first elimination game is Thursday night at 6:00
* the first championship game will be Friday night at 6:00

 

(OLNEY)  congratulations to the Olney 10 and 11 Year Old All Stars for their championships last week
* the 11 Year Olds won the District One Tournament at Robinson by going undefeated with no losses
* the 10 Year Olds won the District One Tournament at Flora by also going undefeated with no losses
it’s the first time that all of the Olney All Star teams won their District Tournaments and were undefeated
the 11 and 10 Year Old teams now prepare for their Section or Sub-State Tournaments later this week

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for Friday, August 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – hole sponsorships are also available – to sign up or for details, call the Chamber office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its White Squirrel Triathlon on Saturday, August 5th, and the registration now open – the 7th annual event will include a 200 meter swim at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, a 14.6 mile gravel-free bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run – there have been over 250 participates in past years, not to mention the 150-plus local and area volunteers as well – all proceeds help with the local Richland County Recreation Council programs and sponsorships – registration for the 2017 Triathlon is now available online at  www.rcrcolney.com/white-squirrel-triathlon  – sign up today

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association’s “A League of Our Own” Ladies Fastpitch Softball is looking for teams for upcoming tournaments scheduled for the end of July thru October in Olney – teams must consist of players age freshmen in high school and older – for details, call Ed at  618-320-9590

 

(OLNEY)  the 8th Annual MS “Join the Movement” event is coming up on Saturday, July 29th, at the Richland County Middle School in Olney – it’s all to create a world free from Multiple Sclerosis – the activities begin with the 25 mile Bike Ride at 7:30 that morning, then the 5K MS Challenge Run at 7:35, the 5K Walk at 7:40, and the MS Walk which is Handicap Accessible starts at 7:45 – while the registration fees are waived for all Richland County youth 18 and under by the Carrie Winter Trust, the registration will be available one hour before each event – printable forms are available online at  www.olneyms.org  or on the “Join the Movement” Facebook page – all event participants and the general public are then invited to the Olney VFW for a meal at 5:00 that evening, followed by a live fundraising auction at 6:00 – the meal is by donation at the door, plus carry-outs will be available – all proceeds to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the local MS Chapter – again, for more details, logon at  www.olneyms.org

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:15 and the first pitch at around 6:10  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

July 15, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals took a tough loss last night
* all Redbirds fell to the Pirates, 5-2
* here’s how the other Midwestern MLB teams faired on Friday night
* those that won were the Rangers, Brewers, Astros, Braves, Cubs
* those that lost were the Indians, Royals, White Sox, Twins, Reds, Tigers
the Cardinals are back in Pittsburgh tonight for game two of the weekend series against the Pirates

 

(ROBINSON)  at the 11 Year Old District One Little League Tournament in Robinson
The Championship game began on Thursday and was suspended in the 5th inning due to weather tied at 8.
With the game resuming:
* Olney over Mt. Carmel, 17-14
Congratulations to the Olney 11 Year Olds on winning the District tournament.

 

(FLORA)  at the 10 Year Old District One Little League Tournament in Flora
The Championship game was washed away on Thursday and got underway last night
* Olney over Salem, 12-7
Congratulations to the Olney 10 Year Olds on the District Title last night.

 

(DIETERICH)  at the East Junior Legion District Baseball Tournament last night in Dieterich
In winners bracket game from last night:
* Altamont over Dieterich, 6-2
In an elimination game from last night:
* Effingham over Newton, 11-3
The final three games of the tournament will be held today, with the top two teams advancing to the District Finals

 

(OLNEY)  the 2017 Junior League Baseball Sub State Tournament starts this weekend
that’s a five-team, pool play tournament, up in Orion, in the Quad City Area of northwestern Illinois
* the Olney All Stars will have their first game this evening at 6:30
* then Sunday afternoon at 4:30, Monday evening at 6:00, and Tuesday night at 6:00
the winning team will advance to the Junior League State Tournament

 

(OLNEY)  and the 12 Year Old Little League Baseball Section Tournament will start next week
it’s being hosted by the City of Olney, the Olney Little League, and Olney’s Musgrove Park
* while the tournament begins next Tuesday, the Olney All Stars won’t play until next Wednesday
we’ll take a look at the complete Section bracket on our sports report next Monday morning

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team Competition – the Olney Tigersharks are back in the water today
* the Olney swimmers will compete with eight other teams down at the Carmi Invitational
* the Tigersharks’ Kickin’ For Kash fundraiser, rained out Thursday night, is rescheduled for July 25th 
to help them raise funds or for details, check their website online, at  www.olneytigersharks.com

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for Friday, August 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – hole sponsorships are also available – to sign up or for details, call the Chamber office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  tonight is the next “Free Pool Night” at the Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney, from 6:00 to 8:00, sponsored by the Olney Elks 926 – all Richland County families are invited out to swim free – food and drinks will be available after swimming, courtesy of  Pizza Fast and Prairie Farms Dairy

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:10 and the first pitch at around 6:05  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

 

 

July 14, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the All Star Break has ended and it’s back to regular season action
* all MLB teams are back into play tonight with a full 15-game schedule on tap in each league
the Cardinals begin the 2nd half of their season with a ten game road trip starting tonight in Pittsburgh

 

(ROBINSON)  at the 11 Year Old District One Little League Tournament in Robinson
the championship game was nearly finished before the rains interrupted with the game being suspended
* it’s Olney and Mt. Carmel in an 8-8 tie in the 5th inning
* the game will resume where its at tonight at 6:00 in Robinson
* should Mt. Carmel win, a second championship game would be tonight after the first game ends
the winning team will advance to the 11 Year Old Section or Sub State Tournament

 

(FLORA)  at the 10 Year Old District One Little League Tournament in Flora
the championship game was totally washed out and rescheduled for tonight
* it’s the Olney All Stars up against Salem tonight

 

(DIETERICH)  the Junior Legion District Baseball Tournament started last night in Dieterich
* Dieterich beat Newton, 4-1
* Teutopolis beat Effingham, 4-3
there will be two more games tonight
* a winner’s bracket semi-final between Altamont and Dieterich at 6:00
* an elimination round game in the consolation bracket between Newton and Effingham at 7:30
the Tournament continues with the final three games tomorrow, on Saturday
the top two finishing teams will advance to the Junior Legion Division Tournaments

 

(OLNEY)  the 2017 Junior League Baseball Sub State Tournament starts this weekend
it’s all to be held in Love Park, up in Orion, Illinois, in the Quad City Area of northwestern Illinois
a five team pool play tournament where each team plays each other for a total of four games each
* the Olney All Stars will have their first game Saturday night at 6:30
* Olney returns for a Sunday afternoon game at 4:30, followed by a Monday evening game at 6:00
* and Olney’s final game is at 6:00 next Tuesday night before the final games on Wednesday night
the winning team will advance to the Junior League State Tournament on the following weekend
best of luck to the Olney 13 & 14 Year Olds as they travel north for the Sub State Tournament

 

(OLNEY)  and the 12 Year Old Little League Baseball Section Tournament will start next week
it’s being hosted by the City of Olney, the Olney Little League, and Olney’s Musgrove Park
* while the tournament begins next Tuesday, the Olney All Stars won’t play until next Wednesday
we’ll take a look at the complete Section bracket on our sports report next Monday morning

 

(OLNEY)  in Summer Swim Team news – the Olney Tigersharks fundraiser last night was rained out
* the Kickin’ For Kash event has now been rescheduled for Tuesday night, July 25th, from 6:00 to 10:00
to help them raise funds for expenses, go to their website and make a pledge at  www.olneytigersharks.com
the Tigersharks are back in competition tomorrow with eight other teams at the Carmi Invitational

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  tomorrow night is the next “Free Pool Night” at the Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney, from 6:00 to 8:00, sponsored by the Olney Elks 926 – all Richland County families are invited out to swim free – food and drinks will be available after swimming, courtesy of  Pizza Fast and Prairie Farms Dairy

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our dugout show at 5:10 and the first pitch at around 6:05  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

July 13, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the All Star Break continues
* all MLB teams remain off with no games scheduled today or tonight – games resume tomorrow night
the Cardinals begin the 2nd half of their season with a ten game road trip starting Friday night in Pittsburgh

 

(ROBINSON)  the 11 Year Old District One Little League Tournament continued last night in Robinson
there was one elimination round game in the consolation bracket
* Mt. Carmel beat Flora (Clay County), 17-12
the championship game is now set for tonight between Olney and Mt. Carmel

 

(FLORA)  the 10 Year Old District One Little League Tournament continued last night in Flora
there was one elimination round game in the consolation bracket
* Salem beat Flora (Clay County), 6-5
the championship game is now set for tonight between Olney and Salem

 

(DIETERICH)  the Junior Legion District Baseball Tournament starts tonight in Dieterich
in tonight’s first two games
* Newton plays Dieterich at 6:00
* Effingham plays Teutopolis at 7:30
the only other team taking part in from Altamont, who received a first round bye
the Tournament continues with two more games tomorrow night and the final three games on Saturday

 

(OLNEY)  meanwhile, the 2017 Junior League Baseball Sub State Tournament starts this weekend
it’s all to be held in Love Park, up in Orion, Illinois, in the Quad City Area of northwestern Illinois
a five team pool play tournament where each team plays each other for a total of four games each
* the Olney All Stars will have their first game Saturday night at 6:30
* Olney returns for a Sunday afternoon game at 4:30, followed by a Monday evening game at 6:00
* and Olney’s final game is at 6:00 next Tuesday night before the final games on Wednesday night
the winning team will advance to the Junior League State Tournament on the following weekend
best of luck to the Olney 13 & 14 Year Olds as they travel north for the Sub State Tournament

 

(OLNEY)  and the 12 Year Old Little League Baseball Section Tournament will start this weekend
it’s being hosted by the City of Olney, the Olney Little League, and Olney’s Musgrove Park
* the Olney All Stars will be among the various teams taking part
we’ll take a look at the Section bracket in our sports report coming up tomorrow (Friday)

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the Winterrowd Lodge #664 will have its Open Golf Tournament on Saturday morning, August 5th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – only 25 teams accepted for the handicap scramble event with the entry fee set at $60 per person – it’s an 8:00 tee time with food then available from 9:00 to 1:00, plus plenty of refreshments in the pro shop and on the course – various prizes included, both at the door and on the golf course – call the Richland County Club in Olney to sign up at  618-395-1661  – do it today

 

(OLNEY)  the 8th Annual MS “Join the Movement” event is coming up on Saturday, July 29th, at the Richland County Middle School in Olney – it’s all to create a world free from Multiple Sclerosis – the activities begin with the 25 mile Bike Ride at 7:30 that morning, then the 5K MS Challenge Run at 7:35, the 5K Walk at 7:40, and the MS Walk which is Handicap Accessible starts at 7:45 – while the registration fees are waived for all Richland County youth 18 and under by the Carrie Winter Trust, the registration will be available one hour before each event – printable forms are available online at  www.olneyms.org  or on the “Join the Movement” Facebook page – all event participants and the general public are then invited to the Olney VFW for a meal at 5:00 that evening, followed by a live fundraising auction at 6:00 – the meal is by donation at the door, plus carry-outs will be available – all proceeds to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the local MS Chapter – again, for more details, logon at  www.olneyms.org

 

(OLNEY)  this Saturday night from 6:00 to 8:00 is the next “Free Pool Night” at the Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney, sponsored by the Olney Elks 926 – all Richland County families are invited out to swim free – food and drinks will be available after swimming, courtesy of  Pizza Fast and Prairie Farms Dairy

 

(OLNEY)  an Olney Tigersharks fundraiser is tonight from 6:00 until 10:00 at the Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney – it’s “Kickin-4-Kash” as the Tigershark swimmers will swim laps to raise money to help pay for expenses – to help out, area residents can simply logon and pledge online at  www.olneytigersharks.com

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock online at  www.wvlnam.com

 

 

 

July 12, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the All Star game was played last night down in Miami
* it was the American League beating the National League in ten innings, 2-1
the Cardinals begin the 2nd half of their season with a ten game road trip starting Friday night in Pittsburgh

 

(MT. CARMEL)  the 12 Year Old District One Little League Tournament continued in Mt. Carmel
the championship game was last night with only two of the original six teams remaining
* Olney came out on top by beating Lawrence County, 15-5 in five innings to win the championship
the Olney All Starts now advance to the 12 Year Old Section Tournament

 

(ROBINSON)  the 11 Year Old District One Little League Tournament continued last night in Robinson
there were two games played, one each in the winner’s and consolation brackets
* Olney beat Flora (Clay County), 5-4 in eight innings
* in the elimination round game – Mt. Carmel beat Robinson, 13-3 in four innings
the scheduled continues with a single elimination round game tonight
* Mt. Carmel will play Flora (Clay County)
the championship game is tomorrow night between Olney and tonight’s winning team

 

(FLORA)  the 10 Year Old District One Little League Tournament continued last night in Flora
there were two games played, one each in the winner’s and consolation brackets
* Olney beat Flora (Clay County), 9-6
* in the elimination round game – Salem beat Robinson, 12-1
the scheduled continues with a single elimination round game tonight
* Salem will play Flora (Clay County)
the championship game is tomorrow night between Olney and tonight’s winning team

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for Friday, August 11th, at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – a lunch ticket only is $10 per person while the four person team fee is at $300, which includes lunch, golf carts, and the 18 holes of golf – hole sponsorships are also available – to sign up or for details, call the Chamber office at  618-392-2241

 

(OLNEY)  Olney Central College has announced the 2017 Summer Basketball Camp for both boys & girls entering grades K thru 8 – the four day camp will run each morning, Monday thru Thursday, August 7th thru 10th, in the OCC Gym, with the Blue Knight’s Basketball coaching staff conducting the camp – it’s for grades K thru 4 from 9:00 to 10:30 each morning, then grades 5 thru 8 each morning from 10:30 to 12:00 – the camp objectives are to improve athletic skills and confidence in all aspects of basketball – the $50 per player cost will include a camp T-shirt – all forms and fees must be received by August 1st to guarantee a camp T-shirt – registration forms are available on our Freedom929 Facebook page or contact Blue Knights Coach Mike Burris if any questions – call  812-381-3569  or email Coach Burris at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

(OLNEY)  Fit By G’s First Annual “Bench Press” Contest is set for Saturday, August 5th, in Olney – the deadline to entry is Monday, July 24th – awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each of the various divisions and the event is open for everyone, whether a Fit By G member or non-member – the public is also welcomed to attend with free admittance – for more information or for entry forms, stop by Fit By G, at 728 Whittle Avenue, in Olney, or check out their website online, at  www.fitbyg.com

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Recreation Council will host its White Squirrel Triathlon on Saturday, August 5th, and the registration now open – the 7th annual event will include a 200 meter swim at the Musgrove Aquatic Center, a 14.6 mile gravel-free bike ride, and a 5 kilometer run – there have been over 250 participates in past years, not to mention the 150-plus local and area volunteers as well – all proceeds help with the local Richland County Recreation Council programs and sponsorships – registration for the 2017 Triathlon is now available online at  www.rcrcolney.com/white-squirrel-triathlon  – sign up today

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Athletic Association’s “A League of Our Own” Ladies Fastpitch Softball is looking for teams for upcoming tournaments scheduled for now thru the end of October in Olney – teams must consist of players age freshmen in high school and older – for details, call Ed at  618-320-9590

 

(OLNEY)  the 8th Annual MS “Join the Movement” event is coming up on Saturday, July 29th, at the Richland County Middle School in Olney – it’s all to create a world free from Multiple Sclerosis – the activities begin with the 25 mile Bike Ride at 7:30 that morning, then the 5K MS Challenge Run at 7:35, the 5K Walk at 7:40, and the MS Walk which is Handicap Accessible starts at 7:45 – while the registration fees are waived for all Richland County youth 18 and under by the Carrie Winter Trust, the registration will be available one hour before each event – printable forms are available online at  www.olneyms.org  or on the “Join the Movement” Facebook page – all event participants and the general public are then invited to the Olney VFW for a meal at 5:00 that evening, followed by a live fundraising auction at 6:00 – the meal is by donation at the door, plus carry-outs will be available – all proceeds to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the local MS Chapter – again, for more details, logon at  www.olneyms.org

 

(OLNEY)  mark your calendars for this Saturday night, July 15th, from 6:00 to 8:00 – that’s the next “Free Pool Night” at the Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney, sponsored by the Olney Elks 926 – all Richland County families are invited out to swim free – food and drinks will be available after swimming, courtesy of  Pizza Fast and Prairie Farms Dairy – that’s this coming Saturday night from 6:00 to 8:00, at Musgrove Park

 

(OLNEY)  an Olney Tigersharks fundraiser is tomorrow night from 6:00 until 10:00 at the Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney – it’s “Kickin-4-Kash” as the Tigershark swimmers will swim laps to raise money that’s been pledged or donated, either for laps swam that night or for a simple flat donation – all proceeds will help each swimmer with expenses – to help out, simply logon at  www.olneytigersharks.com

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – plus around the clock online at  www.wvlnam.com