LOCAL SPORTS

August 11, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals made it six wins in a row
* the Redbirds beat the Royals for the fourth straight night, 8-6
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Pirates, Reds, White Sox, and Twins
* those that lost were the Brewers, Indians, Tigers, and Astros
* those that were idle were the Cubs, Braves, and Rangers
the Cardinals stay at home in St. Louis to start a three game weekend series tonight against Atlanta

 

(OLNEY)  at the Junior League Baseball Central Regional Tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana
the tournament came to an end yesterday with the final three games
in the two semi-final games on Thursday
* Wisconsin slipped by Iowa, 7-6
* Michigan beat Ohio, 12-2
then in last evening’s championship game
* Michigan beat Wisconsin, 12-2
the team from Michigan will now advance to the Junior League World Series up in Taylor, Michigan

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Golf yesterday – here’s some area results
at the six team Mt. Carmel Invitational
* the host Golden Aces beat 2nd place Hamilton County, 309 to 339
* Lawrenceville was 3rd with 341 points, followed by Fairfield with 347 points
* Carmi was 5th with 367 points and Harrisburg finished last
* the Match Medalist was Mt. Carmel's Dawson Brown with a 72
* Lawrenceville’s top round came from Nolan Tewell with an 81
at the 12 team St. Anthony Invitational
* a Hillsboro team won the event by beating out on of the two St. Anthony teams, 302 to 322
* Sullivan was 3rd with 332 points, followed by Flora (344), Altamont (358), and Teutopolis (362)
* Robinson and Effingham tied for 6th place at 364, then Vandalia (386) and St. Thomas More (378)
* other teams from Greenville, Decatur St. Teresa, and additional teams from St. Anthony and Hillsboro
at a dual meet at Marshall
* the host Lions beat Oblong, 189 to 215
* Marshall’s Cayden Cork was the Match Medalist with a low round 44
* Oblong’s Tyler Musgrave shot a 48
* the Match Medalist for the girls was Oblong’s Katelyn Leggitt with a low round 45

 

(OLNEY)  while the fall high school sports seasons have started, junior college basketball is getting ready
Coach Mike Burris and the OCC Blue Knights are gearing up for another year and the 2017-2018 season
with fifteen guys on this year’s early roster, there's four return players and eleven new incoming freshmen
among the returning players coming back as Blue Knights
* Erikas Jakstys, a 6’3” sophomore guard from London, England
* Greyson Kelley, a 6’2” sophomore guard from Raleigh, North Carolina
* Mel’Quan Ames, a 6’5” sophomore forward from Weldon, North Carolina
* Roiyell Nesbit, a 6’8” sophomore from Mt. Vernon, Illinois
among the eleven newcomers to the Olney Central College campus
* Jesse Brown, a 5’8” freshman guard from Terre Haute, Indiana
* Anfernee King, a 5’11” freshman guard from Donalsonville, Georgia
* Cooper Bybee, a 6’1” freshman guard from Elletsville, Indiana
* Josiah Wallace, a 6’3” freshman guard from Marshall, Illinois
* Wade Coomer, a 6’3” freshman guard from Glasglow, Kentucky
* Davion Warren, a 6’4” freshman guard from Buffalo, New York
* Marcellus Cooper, a 6’5” freshman forward from Buffalo, New York
* Rashad Dixon, a 6’5” freshman forward from Durham, South Carolina
* Nathan Scott, a 6’7” freshman forward from Naperville, Illinois
* Mason Yates, a 6’7” freshman center from Highland, Utah
* Tyler Witz, a 6’10” freshman center from Clearwater, Florida
Head Coach and former Blue Knight Mike Burris is starting his 14th year leading the OCC Blue Knights
ERHS graduate and RCMS teacher Shannon Hough returns for his 20th year as an Assistant Coach
and former Blue Knight Chase Brinkley is coming back for his 2nd year as Assistant Coach
the Blue Knights open their season in November with some exhibition jamboree action in October
you’ll be able to hear complete Blue Knights coverage again this season on Freedom 92.9 WSEI

 


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

 

(NEWTON)  with the IHSA Fall Sports all now practicing, the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invites everyone to the annual Media Day event at NCHS coming up a week from tonight, August 18th – with football pictures to be taken at 5:00, the Marching Eagles’ pre-game show will kick things off at 6:00 on Chizevsky Field – the Athletic Boosters will be recognized at 6:15, followed by the Cheerleaders, the Eagles Soccer team, the Lady Eagles Volleyball squad, the Lady Eagles Tennis team, the Newton Cross Country runners, then Freshmen Football, and then the Newton Eagle Varsity Football team – concessions will be available and everyone’s invited out to meet this year’s athletes and coaches at NCHS

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will also be hosting a special event a week from tonight, August 18th, at the RCHS Athletic Field in Olney – it’s “Meet the Tigers” night as the Marching Tigers will kick things off with a short performance at 6:30 – then all athletes, coaches, and volunteers will be recognized in each fall sport or activity – then the Olney Tigers Football team will have a light scrimmage – plus the Richland County High School Sports Boosters will have concessions available for purchase – that’s all a week from tonight, August 18th, at Richland County High School in Olney – all ages are invited

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Middle School in Olney will be offering sports physicals next Tuesday night in the RCMS cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 – representatives from Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and Market Street Medical will administer the physicals at $25 per athlete – call RCMS if any questions

 

(OLNEY)  the Richland County Sports Boosters will begin selling their Tiger Booster cards tomorrow as student athletes will be going door to door between 10:00 and 12:00 noon – the Tiger Booster cards are priced at two cards for $25 – the cards provide discounts at participating businesses in the area running from September 1st, 2017, thru August 31st, 2018 – the fundraising discount cards will also be on sale at all home football games, including next Friday night’s “Meet the Tigers” night at RCHS – the Tiger Booster cards are available from any Richland County student athlete and the cards can also be purchased at the Richland County High School, Middle School, or Elementary School – thanks for supporting our athletes

 

(OLNEY)  join us for our first Coaches Corner Show for the new 2017-2018 school year coming up tomorrow morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM, WVLN – we’ll be visiting with Curt Nealis, Athletic Director & Golf Coach at Richland County High School, and we’ll catch up with Coach Matt Music and talk Olney Tiger Football – that’s tomorrow morning at 9:03 on WVLN

 

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(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the dugout show at 6:20 and the first pitch at around 7:15  :  and it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN – plus around the clock online, at  www.wvlnam.com