August 10, 2017


(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals made it five wins in a row
* the Redbirds beat the Royals for the third consecutive night by the score, 8-5
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Reds, White Sox, Twins, Tigers, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Cubs, Brewers, Pirates, Indians, Braves, and Astros
the Cardinals are back at home tonight for a fourth game in a row against the KC Royals in St. Louis


(OLNEY)  at the Junior League Baseball Central Regional Tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana
the top eight teams began the single elimination round portion of the tournament yesterday
the four quarter-final games were played on Wednesday
* one of the top seeds, Iowa (4-0) eliminated Minnesota (1-3), 15-3
* the other top seed, Michigan (5-0) eliminated Kentucky (1-4), 12-2
* a 3rd seed, Wisconsin (2-2) eliminated the host team from Fort Wayne (3-1), 13-9
* and 2nd seeded Warren Park from Illinois was eliminated by Ohio (3-2), 8-6
   * the Warren Park team finished the tournament with two wins and three losses
the tournament’s final three games are scheduled for today in Fort Wayne
* a semi-final matchup between Iowa and Wisconsin at 11:00
* then the other semi-final between Michigan and Ohio at 2:00
* the two winners will square off in the championship game later this evening at 5:30
the tournament champs will advance to the Junior League World Series up in Taylor, Michigan


(NEWTON)  in Junior High Softball from this past Tuesday – Jasper County picked up another win
the Junior Lady Eagles took care of  Lawrenceville, 20-0
* Kayla Kocher was Jasper County’s winning pitcher, throwing a complete game shutout
the Jasper County girls improve to 3-0 on the year, now 2-0 in conference action
the Junior Lady Eagles are back in action today at Casey


(OLNEY)  while the fall high school sports seasons are days away, how about junior college hoops
Coach Clint Burris and the OCC Lady Knights are gearing up for another year and the 2017-2018 season
with twelve ladies on the roster, it includes only three returning players and nine new incoming freshmen
among the returning players coming back as Lady Knights
* Mallory Smith, a 6’0” red shirt sophomore forward from Brazil, Indiana
* Kayla Sanford, a 5’9” sophomore guard from Wadesville, Indiana
* and Hannah Coleman, a 5’10” sophomore forward from Louisville, Kentucky
there are nine newcomers to the Olney Central College campus
* Nailah Ray, a 6’0” freshman center from Greencastle, Indiana
* Allie Murphy, a 5’11” freshman guard / forward from Evansville, Indiana
* Alisha Steward, a 5’8” freshman guard from Brazil, Indiana
* Sydney Day, a 5’8” freshman guard from Oakland City, Indiana
* Kendall Falkenstein, a 5’8” freshman guard from Evansville, Indiana
* Haley Baxter, a 5’7” freshman guard from Sellersburg, Indiana
* Kimi Stokes, a 5’7” freshman guard from Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
* Brenna Maikranz, a 5’7” freshman guard from Oakland City, Indiana
* Randasha Reedus, a 5’3” freshman guard from Cowan, Tennessee
Head Coach and former Blue Knight Clint Burris is starting his 8th year leading the OCC Lady Knights
former Lady Knight Samantha Shoulders is returning for her 2nd year as Assistant Coach
and former Blue Knight Chase Brinkley is coming back for his 2nd year as Assistant Coach as well
the Lady Knights open their season with a home game on November 2nd in “The Dungeon” at OCC
you’ll be able to hear complete Lady Knights coverage again this season on Freedom 92.9 WSEI


                                  LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS


(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 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 tomorrow night, on Friday night, August 18th, at Richland County High School – all invited


(OLNEY)  the Richland County Sports Boosters will begin selling their Tiger Booster cards this Saturday 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 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 tomorrow at the Richland Country Club in Olney – it’s lunch at 11:30 with tee time at 1:00 – call the Olney Chamber office at  618-392-2241


(OLNEY)  the Richland County Middle School will host an athletic meeting for parents, coaches, & student athletes who plan to participate in Middle School athletics during the upcoming school year tonight in the RCMS Gym at 6:00 – the coaches will also be conducting meetings for their respective sports as well  :  also, sports physicals for RCMS student athletes will be available next Tuesday night, August 15th, in the Middle School cafeteria, from 6:00 to 8:00 – the cost is at $25 per student – call the schools if questions




(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Cardinals baseball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with the dugout show at 5:20 and the first pitch at around 6:15  :  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