LOCAL SPORTS

October 12, 2017

 

(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball – the 2017 postseason continued yesterday and last night
in the best-of-five National League Division Series
* in Chicago – the Nationals stayed alive by evening up the series with a 5-0 win over the Cubs
in the best-of-five American League Division Series
* in Cleveland – the Yankees completed their comeback by beating the Indians, 5-2
it’s the fifth and deciding game in the remaining NLDS tonight in Washington between the Nats and Cubs
the American League Division Championship best-of-seven series begins tomorrow night in Houston

 

(NEWTON)  the ISHA Boys Soccer Class 1A Regionals continued yesterday
the Newton Eagles won their regional semi-final with a 9-0 victory over Meridian High School from Macon
* Jack Chapman led Newton with 3 goals – Ben Carr and Nacho Moragues each scored 2 apiece
* and it was Cole Farley and Eli Weber with single goals each
* great defense by Collin Harris, Greg Shinn, Brock Schafer, Sam Hemrich, and Seth Weber
now with 16 wins, no losses, and 2 ties, the Eagles play Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin on Saturday
* the Cyclones won their semi-final match last night by beating Lincolnwood High, 3-1
that’s an 11:00 start for the Regional Championship Match for Newton this Saturday, back in Raymond

 

(NEWTON)  here’s a look at other Boys Class 1A Soccer Regional semi-final results from yesterday
@ Altamont  :  Teutopolis beat Hillsboro, 2-1  :  Effingham St. Anthony beat Pana, 3-0
@ Breese  :  Mt. Carmel beat Valmeyer, 5-1
@ Harrisburg  :  Freeburg beat Murphysboro, 1-0
@ Hoopeston  :  Bismarck-Henning beat St. Joseph-Ogden, 3-1
@ Champaign  :  Champaign Judah Christian beat Tolono Unity, 3-2
@ Carlinville  :  Beardstown beat Staunton, 4-1  :  Springfield Lutheran beat Carlinville, 2-1
while some of the Class 1A Regional Championships are tomorrow, the others will be on Saturday
the Boys Class 2A and 3A Regionals will start this Saturday and continue thru next week

 

(OLNEY)  in Olney Junior Football League action – the final games of the 2017 season have been played
* the 7th/8th Grade Team lost their final games – falling to Effingham, 21-6 and losing to Robinson, 18-6
* the 5th/6th Grade Team lost their last game – losing to Robinson, 12-6
* the 3rd/4th Grade Team dropped their final game – falling to Red Hill, 14-8
the Olney JFL will have its final night to return equipment tonight from 5:00 to 6:30

 

(NEWTON)  in Girls Junior High Basketball Tuesday night – Newton Jasper County lost two on the road
the Junior Lady Eagles lost the 8th grade game at Effingham St. Anthony, 41-11
* Sydney Dobbins had 4 points for Jasper County
St. Anthony also won the 7th grade game, 30-7
the Jasper County girls are back in action tonight up at Paris Mayo

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Football last Friday night – Olney won its Homecoming Game at RCHS
the Tigers defeated Robinson, 34-0 as Olney improves to 3-3 in the LIC, now 3-4 on the year
Olney had 227 total yards while holding Robinson to 122 yards, 83 rushing and 39 passing
defensively, Olney had 46 solo tackles, 34 assists, 5 fumble recoveries, 4 forced fumbles, & 4 interceptions
* Gunnar Michels led the Tigers with 12 solo tackles, 6 assists, and 1 fumble recovery
* Kyle Beasley had 8 solo tackles, 3 assists, and 2 fumble recoveries
* Braxton Burgener had 5 solo tackles, 2 assists, and 1 forced fumble
* Gavin Dorn had 5 solo tackles and 1 forced fumble
* Kaleb Foster had 3 solo tackles, 2 assists, 2 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovery
* Chris Jackson had 3 solo tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery
* Sutton Dunn had 2 solo tackles, 4 assists,  and 1 interception returned for a touchdown
offensively, the Tigers rushed for 116 yards on 36 total carries
* Gavin Dorn ran the ball 15 times for 58 yards and 1 touchdown
* Kaleb Foster gained 37 yards on 6 carries with 1 touchdown
* Jarrett Fuson carried the ball 3 times for 17 yards
* Connor Zuber rushed for 16 yards on 1 carry
* Yunus Tulay ran the ball once for 3 yards
* Blake Mitchell carried the ball 3 times for 2 yards
* Jacob Taylor ran the ball once for 2 yards
* Dakotah Brown carried the ball 5 times for negative 17 yards and 1 touchdown
through the air, Olney picked up 111 yards on 8 for 20 passing
* Dakotah Brown completed 8 passes for 111 yards and 1 touchdown
* Kaleb Foster threw the ball twice with no completions
* Sutton Dunn caught 3 passes for 46 yards
* Braxton Burgener caught 3 passes for 16 yards
* Kaleb Foster caught 1 pass for 46 yards
* Quinn Miller caught 1 pass for 3 yards and a touchdown
here’s a look at the Tigers’ scoring last Friday night in the 34-0 victory
Olney scored once in the 1st quarter with the score after the first 15 minutes, 7-0
* an 8 yard TD run by Gavin Dorn with a Kye Stallard extra point kick
the Tigers added another lone score in the 2nd quarter to go into the halftime ahead, 14-0
* a 21 yard TD run by Kaleb Foster with the extra point kick by Kye Stallard
Olney came out with two 3rd scores to extend their lead at, 28-0
* a 1 yard TD run by Dakotah Brown with a Kye Stallard extra point kick
* a 30 yard TD interception return by Sutton Dunn with the extra point kick by Kye Stallard
the Tigers added one more score in the 4th and final quarter to make the final score, 34-0
* a 3 yard TD pass to Quinn Miller from Dakotah Brown with a failed extra point kick attempt
Olney now prepares for an LIC road trip up the road to Newton this Friday night at NCHS

 

(NEWTON)  in High School Football last Friday night – Newton won another LIC battle on the road
the Eagles beat Marshall, 28-8 as Newton improves to 5-1 in the LIC, now at 6-1 on the year
Newton had 341 total yards compared to the host Lions’ 238 yards
defensively, the Eagles had 30 solo tackles, 16 assists, 4 fumble recoveries, 3 sacks, and 1 interception
* Bryce Hance led Newton with 7 solo tackles and 1 sack
* Adam Bridges had 4 solo tackles, 3 assists, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery
* Teddy Frichtl had 3 solo tackles, 4 assists, and 1 sack
* Dawson Phillips had 4 solo tackles, 1 interception, and 1 fumble recovery
* Connor Brown had 3 solo tackles, 1 assist, and 2 fumble recoveries
* Trenton Duncan and Connor Bierman each had 2 solo tackles and 1 assist
as far as kick returns are concerned for Newton
* Trenton Duncan returned 4 punts for 75 total yards
* Peyton Doughty returned 1 kickoff for 18 yards
as far as kicking for the Eagles
* Adam Bridges punted once for 43 yards
* Ben Carr had 5 kickoffs for 192 total yards
* Ben Carr was 4 out of  4 in extra point kicks – that’s now 83 consecutive extra points made for Carr
offensively, Newton gained 284 yards on 53 carries
* Peyton Doughty had 22 carries for 151 yards and 1 touchdown
* Adam Bridges gained 50 yards on 5 carries with 1 touchdown
* Connor Brown ran the ball 8 times for 36 yards
* Connor Bierman ran for 25 yards on 13 carries with 2 touchdowns
* Dawson Phillips carried the ball 5 times for 22 yards
through the air, the Eagles picked up 57 yards on 4 for 15 passing
* Connor Bierman completed the 4 passes for the 57 yards
* Jaden Kuhl caught 2 passes for 38 yards
* Rhett Kocher caught 2 passes for 19 yards
here’s how Newton’s scoring went for the Friday night victory
after a scoreless 1st quarter, the Eagles scored once in the 2nd quarter for a 7-0 lead at halftime
* a 2 yard TD run by Connor Bierman with a Ben Carr extra point kick
Newton also had the lone score in the 3rd quarter making it 14-0 going into the final quarter of play
* a 23 yard TD run by Peyton Doughty with the extra point kick by Ben Carr
the Eagles outscored Marshall 14-8 in the 4th quarter for the 28-8 final score
* a 2 yard TD run by Connor Bierman with a Ben Carr extra point kick
* a 32 yard TD run by Adam Bridges with the extra point kick by Ben Carr
Newton now prepares for its final regular season home game against Olney this Friday night at NCHS

 

(OLNEY)  in High School Volleyball – a couple of conference tournaments get started tonight
the 8-team Midland Trail Conference Tournament starts tonight with pool play at two sites
* Christ Our Rock Lutheran, Webber Township, Cisne, and Wayne City play at Wayne City
* Woodlawn, Sandoval, Grayville, and Clay City all play at Clay City
* the top four pool play teams will play in the tournament finals tomorrow night at Clay City
the 9-team National Trail Conference Tournament begins tonight in Effingham with three pools
* Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg, Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, & Neoga are at the Enlow Center tonight
* Altamont, South Central, and Dieterich play at the Enlow Center tomorrow night
* Effingham St. Anthony, North Clay, & St. Elmo/Brownstown play in Goff Gym tomorrow night
* the three division tournament finals involving all nine teams will be Saturday at the Enlow Center

 


                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTING EVENTS

 

(OLNEY)  the Olney Cubs Wrestling Club will be signing up youngsters on Thursday night, November 2nd, at the Middle School Library – it begins with a parent’s meeting at 6:30, followed by signups for those ages 5 to 14 – the $80 registration fee is for a t-shirt, a singlet rental, and a USAW Card – parents need to bring a copy of the child’s Birth Certificate for first year wrestlers while all other forms can be filled out that night – all Cubs wrestling tournaments are on Sundays and practices will start November 27th – that’s three weeks from tonight – for more details or if any questions, call Coach Phil Dompe at  618-838-5209

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  with the Fighting Illini back at home this coming Saturday to host a Big Ten Game against Rutgers, with an 11:00 kickoff late that morning – special ticket packages are available including the Butkus Blitz Mini Plan where tickets for any two games are only $50 or the Gray Ghost Mini Plan where tickets for any three games are $77 – check it out on the Illinois website, at  www.fightingillini.com

 

(FLORA)  while October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Clay County Hospital in Flora will have its 8th Annual “Move For The Cure 5K Walk / Run” this Saturday at the Elementary School in Flora – the final registration begins at 7:30 that morning with the race to start at 8:00 – it’s not too late to take part, come out Saturday morning to walk and/or run and get a t-shirt – the hospital will also be hosting its 2nd Annual Health & Wellness Expo at the Elementary School beginning at 9:30 Saturday morning

 

(NEWTON/OLNEY)  on today’s High School Sports Calendar involving teams from Olney and Newton
Girls & Boys Cross Country  :  Newton will host Paris and Teutopolis at Sam Parr State Park
LIC Volleyball  :  Olney at Newton    (Senior Night at NCHS)

 

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