August 12, 2017


(OLNEY)  in Major League Baseball last night – the Cardinals made it seven wins in a row
* the Redbirds held on to beat the visiting Braves, 8-5
here’s how the other Midwestern teams did last night
* those that won were the Cubs, Pirates, Reds, White Sox, Indians, Twins, and Rangers
* those that lost were the Brewers, Royals, Tigers, and Astros
the Cardinals are back at it tonight at home in St. Louis against the Braves at Busch Stadium


(OLNEY)  the Olney Junior League Football season gets underway later this evening
two of the three Olney teams will be in action at home on the RCHS Athletic Field
* the Olney 5th/6th grade team will host Mt. Carmel at 5:30
* the Olney 7th/8th grade team will then host Mt. Carmel at around 7:30, after the first game
* the Olney 3rd/4th grade team does not play this weekend
all Olney fans are encouraged to stop by and support the Olney Junior Football players this evening


                                  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 now underway, the Newton Community High School and its Athletic Club invites everyone to the annual Media Day event at NCHS coming up next Friday night, 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 next 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 tonight, August 18th, at Richland County High School in Olney – all ages are invited


(OLNEY)  an organizational meeting for the Progressive Bowling League will be held next Tuesday night, August 15th, at the Olney Bowling Center, starting at 7:00 – anyone interested in joining a league team is encouraged to attend – topics of discussion will include scheduling, rules, and fees – all 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 on Monday if any questions


(OLNEY)  the Richland County Sports Boosters will begin selling their Tiger Booster cards this morning 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 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 this morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN




(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s our Coaches Corner Show this morning at 9:03 on CBS Sports Radio WVLN – we’re also online at  www.wvlnam.com  :  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, the rest of the day, night, and all weekend long, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN