November 4, 2017


(OLNEY)  in Men’s Junior College Basketball last night – OCC opened up its season with a victory
the Blue Knights beat Quakerdale Prep, 94-65
* OCC was led by Josiah Wallace with 23 points and Cooper Bybee with 17 points
* in last night’s first game – Wabash Valley beat Glen Oaks Community College, 100-50
the Blue Knights will host two more games in the Rotary Classic later this afternoon
* Wabash Valley plays Quakerdale Prep at 1:00
* the OCC men will play Glen Oaks Community College at 3:00
both games in “The Dungeon” tomorrow afternoon at Olney Central College


(NEWTON)  in High School Volleyball last night – Newton is heading to the Class 2A State Tournament
the Lady Eagles won the Vandalia Super-Sectional with a two set victory over Carlinville, 25-16, 25-22
* Newton was led by Abby Frohning, Maddi Hemrich, Kelsi Geltz, and Mariah Earnest
at 31-7, Newton will play in the Class 2A State Volleyball Tournament next Friday & Saturday in Normal


(OLNEY)  here’s the other downstate results in the IHSA Volleyball Super-Sectionals last night
Class 2A @ Glasford  :  Quincy Notre Dame beat Eureka in three sets    (23-25, 25-20, 25-16)
Class 2A @ Seneca  :  Champaign St. Thomas More beat Aurora Christian in two sets    (25-20, 25-19)
Class 1A @ Farina  :  Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor beat Cobden in two sets    (25-18, 25-10)
Class 1A @ Raymond  :  Payson Seymour beat Steeleville in two sets    (25-13, 25-10)
Class 3A @ Salem  :  Belleville Althoff Catholic beat Mt. Zion in two sets    (25-10, 25-21)
Class 4A @ Normal  :  Minooka beat Edwardsville in two sets    (25-16, 25-15)
the Super-Sectional winners all advance to their respective State Tournaments next weekend up in Normal


(OLNEY)  the IHSA State Cross Country Meets for both Girls & Boys are today up in Peoria
the best of luck to all the area and downstate runners competing up in Detweiller Park
among those taking part in the Class 1A Girls State Meet which starts at 9:00 this morning
* teams from Teutopolis, Freeburg, Nashville, Du Quoin, Pinckneyville, and Breese Mater Dei
* individuals from Lawrenceville, Cumberland, Shelbyville, Neoga, St. Anthony, Salem, and Waterloo
among those taking part in the Class 1A Boys State Meet which starts at 10:00 this morning
* teams from Lawrenceville, Robinson, Benton, Pinckneyville, Breese Mater Dei, and Columbia
* individuals from Hutsonville-Palestine, Cumberland, Shelbyville, Salem, and Nashville
among those taking part in the Class 2A Girls State Meet at 11:00 this morning
* teams from Mascoutah, Troy Triad, Waterloo, and Mahomet-Seymour
* individuals from Charleston, Mattoon, Danville, Highland, and Carbondale
among those taking part in the Class 2A Boys State Meet at 12:00 noon today
* teams from Waterloo, Marion, Mahomet-Seymour, and Danville
* individuals from Charleston, Mattoon, Mt. Zion, and Mascoutah


(NEWTON)  here’s the only downstate result in IHSA Second Round Football action from last night
* Red Hill beat Cumberland, 36-0 as the Salukis remain unbeaten on the year at 11-0
the remaining downstate teams will play their IHSA Second Round Playoff games later today
* Shelbyville (8-2) at Downs Tri-Valley (9-1) at 1:00
* Eldorado (8-2) at Maroa-Forsyth (9-1) at 2:00
* Newton (9-1) at Pleasant Plains (7-3) at 2:00
* Vandalia (7-3) at Greenville (8-2) at 1:00
* Pana (9-1) at Anna-Jonesboro (10-0) at 2:00
* Effingham (9-1) at Highland (10-0) at 3:00
* Taylorville (9-1) at Herscher (9-1) at 5:00


(NEWTON)  in Division One College Football today involving our three downstate university teams
* Illinois’ in West Lafayette, Indiana for a Big Ten battle against Purdue with kickoff at 11:00 this morning
* EIU is at home at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston as the Panthers host Eastern Kentucky with a 1:00 kick
* SIU is at home in Carbondale for a 1:00 kickoff this afternoon against Missouri State


(OLNEY)  in Women’s Junior College Basketball – the OCC Lady Knights are on the road this weekend
the OCC ladies will play a pair of games at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
* a 3:00 game this afternoon against the host Lady Raiders at TRCC
* then a 1:00 game tomorrow afternoon against Mineral Area College out of Park Hills, Missouri
the Lady Knights have their next home game next Friday night in “The Dungeon”


(OLNEY)  in Junior High Basketball – a couple of Olney teams are in tournament play on this Saturday
the Middle School Cubs will host the Boys Pre-Season 8th Grade Tournament today in the RCMS Gym
* Olney plays Lawrenceville this morning at 9:00
* Red Hill plays Mt. Carmel at 10:15 this morning
* then the third place game is at 12:30 this afternoon
* and the championship game later today at around 2:00
the Lady Cubs junior varsity squad is in action today at the 7th Grade Tournament over at Flora


                                LOCAL AND AREA SPORTING EVENTS


(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School will have its 2017 Fall Sports Award Night on Thursday, November 16th, in the Sliva Auditorium, beginning at 7:00 – each fall sports team will be recognized for their accomplishments – all RCHS athletes, parents, guardians, other relatives, friends, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony at RCHS – that’s two weeks from tomorrow night


(OLNEY)  the Richland County High School has announced the planned line up for the Winter Sports “Meet the Tigers” Night coming up a week from this Friday night, on November 10th, in Ron Herrin Gym – while team and individual pictures will be taken in the 5:00 hour, the team introductions will begin at 6:00, including Olney Tiger Wrestling, Lady Tiger Basketball (Varsity & JV), the Cheer & Dance Team, and Olney Tiger Basketball (Varsity, JV, and Fresh/Soph) – then the Lady Tigers have a short scrimmage at around 6:15, followed by the Tigers – the doors to Ron Herrin Gym will open to the public at 5:45


(OLNEY)  the tryout dates for the Richland County Boys 6th Grade Basketball are next week – next Monday night, November 6th, from 7:15 to 8:45, at the Richland County Middle School Gym – and next Wednesday night, November 8th, from 7:15 to 8:45 back at the Richland County Middle School Gym – all players should attend both sessions – call Rob Flanagan at 393-2191 or Darrell Houchin at 395-4372


(NEWTON)  next week, the 2017-2018 Newton Community High School boys basketball reserved seats will go on sale next Monday, November 6th, for fans with reserved seats from last season – the general public sales of the reserved seats at NCHS will be the following Monday, November 13th – the price is $40 per each reserved seat, plus family passes are also on sale – for more information or details, call Renee at the Newton Community High School office, during regular hours, at  618-783-2303




(OLNEY)  on our Sports Broadcast Schedule  :  it’s Fighting Illini Football today on CBS Sports Radio WVLN with our pregame show at 10:00 and kickoff at 11:00  :  it’s Newton Eagle Football today on 103.5 “The Eagle” with our pregame show at around 1:45 and kickoff at 2:00  :  it’s OCC Lady Knights Hoops today on Freedom 92.9 WSEI with our pregame show at around 2:50 and tipoff at around 3:00  :  plus the latest in sports, the rest of the weekend, on CBS Sports Radio, at 107.1 FM / 740 AM WVLN