August 9, 2017


(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals have won four games in a row
* the Redbirds beat the Royals, 10-3
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Pirates, White Sox, Indians, and Twins
* those that lost were the Cubs, Brewers, Reds, Tigers, Braves, Astros, and Rangers
the Cardinals are back at home tonight for a quick five game home stand thru the upcoming weekend
the Birds start a short two game series tonight with the Royals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis


(OLNEY)  at the Junior League Baseball Central Regional Tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana
the eleven team tournament ended its pool play competition yesterday and last night
* representing Illinois, Warren Park lost its second game in a row, falling to Michigan, 11-5
the top eight teams now advance into the single elimination round portion of the tournament
and it sets up the four quarter-final games coming up later today in Fort Wayne
* one of the top seeds, Iowa, at 3-0, will play a 4th seed, Minnesota, at 1-2
* the other top seed, Michigan, at 4-0, will play a 4th seed, Kentucky, at 1-3
* the 2nd seeded host team from Fort Wayne, at 3-0, will play a 3rd seed, Wisconsin, at 1-2
* and 2nd seeded Warren Park from Illinois, at 2-2, will play a 3rd seed, Ohio, also at 2-2
* the three teams that were eliminated were from Missouri, South Dakota, and Washington, Indiana
today’s winners advance to the semi-finals tomorrow, followed by the championship game tomorrow night


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


(OLNEY)  the 2017 Olney Bicycle Classic is returning to Main Street in downtown Olney on Saturday, September 9th – it all starts with the Richland County Challenge Ride at 8:00 that morning, with registration required by 7:45 – then the TrustBank Family Ride begins at 9:30 with registration by 9:15 – the Kids Races for those ages 2 to 14 will start at 11:00 with registration required for all events by 10:45 – and the Pacific Cycle Stunt Show will finish things up at 12:15, plus Pacific Cycle employees will be on hand to do basic bike safety checks – concessions provided by the OCC Student Senate, plus free event t-shirts available for all participants – for more details or for registration forms, logon at  www.olneychamber.com  or call the Olney & Greater Richland County Chamber of Commerce office at  618-392-2241


(OLNEY)  The Guardian Center will have its fundraising Firecracker 5K Challenge on Saturday, September 2nd, in Grayville – it’s a 5 Kilometer Run / Walk with race day registration that morning from 7:00 to 7:45, followed by start time at 8:00 – the cost is $20 for all entries and t-shirts are guaranteed for all early paid registrants by August 18th – awards will be given to the top three in the various age groups – all proceeds from the Grayville Days event will benefit The Guardian Center, a non-profit organization committed to the protection & healing of physically & sexually abused children & their families – based in Carmi, with satellite offices in Robinson, Mt. Carmel, and Harrisburg, The Guardian Center serves eight Southeastern Illinois counties, including Richland, Crawford, Lawrence, Edwards, Wabash, White, Saline, & Gallatin – for more, call The Guardian Center at  618-382-8247  or get a sign up form at  www.theguardiancenter.org


(NEWTON)  with the IHSA Fall Sports all getting underway with their regular season schedules within the next two or three weeks, the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invites everyone to the annual Media Day event at NCHS coming up Friday evening, August 18th – with football pictures to be taken at 5:00, the Marching Eagles’ pre-game show will run from 6:00 to 6:15 on Chizevsky Field – the Athletic Boosters will be recognized at 6:15, the Cheerleaders will be introduced at 6:20, the Eagles Soccer team will be recognized at 6:30, the Lady Eagles Volleyball squad will be noted at 6:35, the Lady Eagles Tennis team will be introduced at 6:40, the Newton Cross Country runners will be recognized at 6:45, then Freshmen Football at 6:50, and the Newton Eagle Varsity Football team introduced at 6:55 – concessions will be available and everyone is invited out to meet this school year’s athletes and coaches at NCHS


(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will also be hosting a special event on Friday night, August 18th, at the RCHS Athletic Field in Olney – it’s “Meet the Tigers” night when all the fall sports teams will be introduced, the Marching Tigers will perform, and the Olney Tigers will have a light scrimmage – plus the Sports Boosters will be serving up concessions as well – all on Friday night, August 18th, at RCHS


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


(OLNEY)  the 21st Annual Olney Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is set for this coming Friday 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 – to sign up or for details, call the Olney Chamber office today at  618-392-2241


(OLNEY)  the Richland County Middle School will host an athletic meeting for parents, coaches, and student athletes who plan to participate in Middle School athletics during the upcoming 2017-2018 school year – the meeting is this coming Thursday evening in the RCMS Gymnasium, starting at 6:00 – coaches will also be conducting meetings for their respective sports as well – all are encouraged to attend  :  also, sports physicals for RCMS student athletes will be available on Tuesday night, August 15th, in the Middle School cafeteria, from 6:00 to 8:00 – representatives from Carle Richland Memorial Hospital and from Market Street Medical will be administering the sports physicals at a cost of $25 per student – athletes are reminded that a current physical is needed to take part in try-outs, practices, and/or games




(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