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August 12, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball on Thursday – the Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox, & Reds all four won  :  coming up tonight – the Cardinals host Colorado for the first of three this weekend against the Rockies in St Louis – also the Cubs are in Atlanta, the White Sox host Kansas City, and the Reds will host San Diego
 
(OLNEY)  in auto racing news – the next AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car race in coming up tonight at Raceway Park, out in Dodge City, Kansas – going into tonight’s event, Levi Jones is clinging to a 6-point lead over Chris Windom and a 42-point lead over third place Jon Stanbrough – the Olney native is shooting for his fifth USAC National Championship with the 2011 racing season starting to come to an end


                                           LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  it’s coming up a week from tonight – the annual “Media Night” at the Newton Community High School’s Chivesky Football Field, all sponsored by NCHS & the Athletic Club – with football pictures to be taken at 5:00, the NCHS Marching Eagles will present their pre-game show from 6:00 until 6:15 – then the various coaches will introduce their athletes with the following start times – cheerleaders at 6:15, volleyball at 6:25, girls tennis at 6:35, boys & girls golf at 6:40, cross country at 6:45, freshmen football at 6:50, and varsity football at 7:00 – concessions & Newton Eagle items will also be on sale

(OLNEY)  student athletes at the East Richland Middle School & their parents are reminded that a current physical exam is required before any sports’ tryout or practice begins – plus, a physical is valid for only one calendar year from the date of the physical – therefore, athletic physicals will be available at the Middle School next Wednesday evening, August 17th, from 6:00 until 8:30 - the cost will be $25 per athlete

(NEWTON)  it’s Eagle Pride Bingo coming up tonight, featuring Longaberger, Thirty-One, and Pampered Chef, all in the NCHS cafeteria – the doors open at 6:00, with Bingo at 7:00 – there will also be a theme basket raffle, a 50/50 drawing, and a variety of other not-for-profit raffle drawings – Eagle Pride will also be taking orders for football window decals, yard signs, personalized fleece blankets, rain ponchos, and stadium cushions with the deadline to order set for September 30th – we’ll see you there tonight

(OLNEY)  the 2011 Olney Chamber “Golf Outing” is today at the Richland Country Club with lunch at 11:30 and tee-time at 1:00 – it’s $260 for a four person team, including 18 holes of golf, a cart, the lunch, & more – plus lunch-only tickets are only $10 – call the Chamber Office at 392-2241 to signup or for info

(OLNEY)  the Olney Lady Tiger Basketball team has a fundraising cookout & bake sale today from 10:00 until 2:00 at the Olney IGA – come out & support Lady Tiger hoops today in Olney

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our broadcast time at 7:05 : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

August 11, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals & White Sox both lost, while the Cubs & Reds both won  :  coming up tonight – the Cardinals again host Milwaukee & the White Sox are back in Baltimore  :  later this afternoon – the Cubs again host Washington & the Reds again host Colorado

(NEWTON)  the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors has approved a recommendation to continue the Association’s “Performance-Enhancing Drug Testing Program” – the IHSA became the fourth state high school association in the nation to offer such a drug testing program when it was implemented during the 2008-2009 school term – over the course of its three year history, a total of 1,758 tests have been conducted & it was last year that of 747 student-athletes that were tested, four positive tests results, two of which were cleared later for medical reasons – the random testing process will begin later this year


                                           LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  it’s coming up a week from tomorrow night – the annual “Media Night” at the Newton Community High School’s Chivesky Football Field, all sponsored by NCHS & the Athletic Club – with football pictures to be taken at 5:00, the NCHS Marching Eagles will present their pre-game show from 6:00 until 6:15 – then the various coaches will introduce their athletes with the following start times – cheerleaders at 6:15, volleyball at 6:25, girls tennis at 6:35, boys & girls golf at 6:40, cross country at 6:45, freshmen football at 6:50, and varsity football at 7:00 – concessions & Newton Eagle items also on sale

(OLNEY)  student athletes at the East Richland Middle School & their parents are reminded that a current physical exam is required before any sports’ tryout or practice begins – plus, a physical is valid for only one calendar year from the date of the physical – therefore, athletic physicals will be available at the Middle School next Wednesday evening, August 17th, from 6:00 until 8:30 - the cost will be $25 per athlete

(NEWTON)  it’s Eagle Pride Bingo coming up tomorrow night, featuring Longaberger, Thirty-One, and Pampered Chef, all in the NCHS cafeteria – the doors open at 6:00, with Bingo at 7:00 – there will also be a theme basket raffle, a 50/50 drawing, and a variety of other not-for-profit raffle drawings – Eagle Pride will also be taking orders for football window decals, yard signs, personalized fleece blankets, rain ponchos, and stadium cushions with the deadline to order set for September 30th – we’ll see you there tomorrow night

(OLNEY)  the 2011 Olney Chamber “Golf Outing” is tomorrow at the Richland Country Club with lunch at 11:30 and tee-time at 1:00 – it’s $260 for a four person team, including 18 holes of golf, a cart, the lunch, & more – plus lunch-only tickets are only $10 – call the Chamber Office at 392-2241 to signup or for info

(OLNEY)  the Olney Lady Tiger Basketball team has a fundraising cookout & bake sale tomorrow from 10:00 until 2:00 at the Olney IGA – come out & support Lady Tiger hoops tomorrow in Olney

(OLNEY)  the Middle School athletic department will have an informational meeting tonight at 6:30 in the ERMS Gym – it’s for any ERMS student planning to take part in athletics or cheerleading during the 2011-2012 school year – parents should also attend the meeting – it will be followed by individual meetings for cross country, basketball, & volleyball – required athletic forms will be passed out to all parents

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our broadcast time at 7:05 : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

August 10, 2011 Local & Area Sports

 (OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals lost in extra innings, the White Sox won, while the Cubs & Reds both lost  :  coming up tonight – the Cardinals again host the Brewers, the Cubs host the Nationals at Wrigley Field, the White Sox are in Baltimore, & the Reds will host Colorado

(OLNEY)  in auto racing news – it was Kyle Larson crossing the finish line last night in Oskaloosa, Iowa, winning the Tuesday night “Ultimate Challenge” at the Southern Iowa Speedway – Levi Jones finished a distant 13th, but the Olney native still holds a 6 point lead over Chris Windom in the new AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings – the next USAC race is this Friday night in Dodge City, Kansas

                                           LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  it’s Eagle Pride Bingo coming up this Friday night, featuring Longaberger, Thirty-One, and Pampered Chef, all in the NCHS cafeteria – the doors open at 6:00, with Bingo at 7:00 – there will also be a theme basket raffle, a 50/50 drawing, and a variety of other not-for-profit raffle drawings – Eagle Pride will also be taking orders for football window decals, yard signs, personalized fleece blankets, rain ponchos, and stadium cushions with the deadline to order set for September 30th – we’ll see you there this Friday night

(OLNEY)  the 2011 Olney Chamber “Golf Outing” is this Friday at the Richland Country Club with lunch at 11:30 and tee-time at 1:00 – it’s $260 for a four person team, including 18 holes of golf, a cart, the lunch, & more – plus lunch-only tickets are only $10 – call the Chamber Office at 392-2241 to signup or for info

(OLNEY)  the Olney Lady Tiger Basketball team has a fundraising cookout & bake sale this Friday from 10:00 until 2:00 at the Olney IGA – come out & support Lady Tiger hoops this Friday, August 12th

(OLNEY)  the Middle School athletic department will have an informational meeting tomorrow night at 6:30 in the ERMS Gym for any ERMS student planning to take part in athletics or cheerleading during the 2011-2012 school year – parents should also attend the meeting, which will be followed by individual meetings for cross country, basketball, & volleyball – required athletic forms will be passed out

(OLNEY)  there’s another organizational meeting for local bowling at the Olney Bowling Center – the Wednesday Night Bowling League meets tonight at 7:00 – anyone interested is invited to attend

(NOBLE)  the Clay City / Noble Volleyball practice begins this morning at the Clay City High School – from 8:00 til 11:00 for the varsity, from 8:00 til 12 noon for the jv – the bus leaves Noble at 7:40

(NEWTON)  fall sports practices have been scheduled for Newton Community High School
*  for Varsity Football  :  varsity football practice starts this morning at NCHS
*  for Boys / Girls Golf  :  practice starts this morning at the Jasper County Golf Club
*  for Girls Tennis  :  practice begins this morning at the NCHS tennis courts
*  for Volleyball  :  volleyball practice begins today with two sessions both this morning & afternoon
*  for Cross Country  :  cross country practice starts this evening at 6:00 at the NCHS parking lot
*  for Freshmen Football  :  freshmen football practice begins Saturday morning from 9:00 until 11:30

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our broadcast time at 7:05 : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

August 9, 2011 Local & Area Sports

 (OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals were idle, the Cubs were rained out, the White Sox won, & the Reds lost  :  coming up tonight – the Cardinals host the Brewers in St Louis, the Cubs host the Nationals at Wrigley Field, the White Sox are in Baltimore, & the Reds will host Colorado
 
(FLORA)  here’s the dirt track results from last Saturday night’s racing at the Clay County Speedway :
*  Modifieds  :  Cody Clark took the checkered flag, followed by Brian Shaw & Michael Bolyard
*  Street Stocks  :  A.J. Wright was the winning driver, followed by Scott Dunlap & Kyle Blair
*  Hornets  :  Josh Callahan crossed the finish line first, followed by Mike Mandrell & Lynn Lash
that’s Saturday night racing at the Clay County Speedway, just north of Flora, along U.S. Route 45
 
(OLNEY)  the next National Sprint Car race is tonight at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa – it’s the “One Night Stand for 15 Grand” with the winner taking home $15,000 – drivers Levi Jones, Chris Windom, & Jon Stanbrough enter tonight’s event seperated by only 41 points in the latest National Sprint Car standings as a total of 68 points are available with tonight’s race – Jones won this race back in 2005

                                           LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  it’s Eagle Pride Bingo coming up this Friday night, featuring Longaberger, Thirty-One, and Pampered Chef, all in the NCHS cafeteria – the doors open at 6:00, with Bingo at 7:00 – there will also be a theme basket raffle, a 50/50 drawing, and a variety of other not-for-profit raffle drawings – Eagle Pride will also be taking orders for football window decals, yard signs, personalized fleece blankets, rain ponchos, and stadium cushions with the deadline to order set for September 30th – we’ll see you there this Friday night

(OLNEY)  the 2011 Olney Chamber “Golf Outing” is this Friday at the Richland Country Club with lunch at 11:30 and tee-time at 1:00 – it’s $260 for a four person team, including 18 holes of golf, a cart, the lunch, & more – plus lunch-only tickets are only $10 – call the Chamber Office at 392-2241 to signup or for info

(OLNEY)  the Olney Lady Tiger Basketball team has a fundraising cookout & bake sale this Friday from 10:00 until 2:00 at the Olney IGA – come out & support Lady Tiger hoops this Friday, August 12th

(OLNEY)  the Middle School athletic department will have an informational meeting this Thursday night at 6:30 in the ERMS Gym for any ERMS student planning to take part in athletics or cheerleading during the 2011-2012 school year – parents should also attend the meeting, which will be followed by individual meetings for cross country, basketball, & volleyball – required athletic forms will be passed out

(NOBLE)  the Clay City / Noble Volleyball practice begins tomorrow morning at the Clay City High School – from 8:00 til 11:00 for the varsity, from 8:00 til 12 noon for the jv – the bus leaves Noble at 7:40

(OLNEY)  two organizational meetings for are this week at the Olney Bowling Center : the Wednesday Night Bowling League tomorrow night at 7:00 : the Progressive Bowling League tonight at 7:00 

(NEWTON)  fall sports practices have been scheduled for Newton Community High School
*  for Varsity Football  :  varsity football practice starts tomorrow morning from 7:00 until 9:40 at NCHS
*  for Boys / Girls Golf  :  practice starts tomorrow morning at 8:00 at the Jasper County Golf Club
*  for Girls Tennis  :  practice begins tomorrow morning from 8:00 til 10:00 at the NCHS courts
*  for Volleyball  :  volleyball practice begins tomorrow with two sessions – from 8:00 until 11:00 tomorrow morning, and again from 2:00 until 4:00 tomorrow afternoon in the NCHS Gym
*  for Cross Country  :  cross country practice starts tomorrow evening at 6:00 at the NCHS parking lot
*  for Freshmen Football  :  freshmen football practice begins Saturday morning from 9:00 until 11:30

(OLNEY)  the final sign-up for the 2011 Olney Junior Pro Flag Football League is tonight from 6:00 til 8:00, at the Director’s Shelter in the Olney City Park – for any 7-9 year olds or those in 2nd thru 4th grades

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our broadcast time at 7:05 : and it’s the latest in sports, all day & all night, on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN

August 8, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball from over the weekend – the Cardinals took two from the Marlins, the Cubs split two with the Reds, & the White Sox took two from the Twins  :  coming up tonight – the Cubs host Washington, the White Sox are in Baltimore, & the Reds host the Rockies – the Cardinals are idle until they open up a three game series tomorrow night against the Brewers at Busch Stadium in St Louis
 
(OLNEY)  in auto racing news – last night’s USAC “Knoxville Non-Wing Nationals” race in Iowa was won by Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma – Levi Jones finished in 9th place – the Olney native still leads the National Standings by 15 points over Chris Windom – next race is tomorrow night in Oskaloosa, Iowa   
 
                                           LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(NEWTON)  it’s Eagle Pride Bingo coming up this Friday night, featuring Longaberger, Thirty-One, and Pampered Chef, all in the NCHS cafeteria – the doors open at 6:00, with Bingo at 7:00 – there will also be a theme basket raffle, a 50/50 drawing, and a variety of other not-for-profit raffle drawings – Eagle Pride will also be taking orders for football window decals, yard signs, personalized fleece blankets, rain ponchos, and stadium cushions with the deadline to order set for September 30th – we’ll see you there this Friday night

(OLNEY)  the East Richland Middle School athletic department will have an informational meeting for any ERMS student planning to take part in athletics or cheerleading during the 2011-2012 school year this coming Thursday night, at 6:30, in the ERMS Gym – parents should also attend the meeting, which will be followed by individual meetings for cross country, basketball, & volleyball – required athletic forms will be passed out at this time – sports physicals will also be available at the school next Wednesday night, the 17th

(NOBLE)  the Clay City / Noble Volleyball practice will begin this Wednesday morning at the Clay City High School – from 8:00 until 11:00 for the varsity, from 8:00 til 12 noon for the jv – the bus leave from Noble at 7:40 that morning, then returns to Noble after practice at 12:20 – all girls are reminded that up-to-date physicals are required before practicing – the Wolfcats’ first night of matches will be August 23rd

(OLNEY)  two local organizational meetings for bowling will be held this week at the Olney Bowling Center  :  for the Wednesday Night Bowling League this Wednesday night at 7:00  :  for the Progressive Bowling League this Tuesday night at 7:00  :  those interested in league bowling are invited to attend 

(NEWTON)  fall sports practices & meetings have been scheduled for Newton Community High School
*  for Girls Tennis  :  practice begins this Wednesday morning from 8:00 til 10:00, at the NCHS courts
*  for Boys / Girls Golf  :  a parent’s meeting is tonight in the NCHS cafeteria, at 6:00  :  the practice starts Wednesday morning at 8:00, at the Jasper County Golf Club
*  for Volleyball  :  a parent’s meeting for Volleyball & Girls Basketball is tonight at the Ste. Marie Pool, at 6:00  :  volleyball practice begins Wednesday with two sessions – from 8:00 until 11:00 that morning, and again from 2:00 until 4:00 that afternoon in the NCHS Gym
*  for Varsity Football  :  a parent’s meeting is tonight in the NCHS cafeteria, at 6:30  :  varsity football practice starts Wednesday morning from 7:00 until 9:40, at NCHS
*  for Freshmen Football  :  a parent’s meeting is tonight in the NCHS cafeteria, at 6:30  :  freshmen football practice begins Saturday morning from 9:00 until 11:30, at NCHS
*  for Cross Country  :  a parent’s meeting is tonight at the NCHS Pavilion, at 7:00  :  cross country practice starts Wednesday evening at 6:00 at the NCHS Gym parking lot

(OLNEY)  sign-ups for the 2011 Olney Junior Pro Flag Football League is tonight & tomorrow night, each evening from 6:00 til 8:00, at the Director’s Shelter in the Olney City Park – it’s for any 7 to 9 year olds or those in 2nd thru 4th grades – it’s a $20 per child fee, then half price for any additional family member

(NOBLE)  the Noble / Clay City High School baseball team begins practice this evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at the high school ball field in Noble – physicals are required before practicing

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule :  it’s the latest in sports on Fox Sports Radio 740 WVLN