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February 26, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regional Championships were last night :
* Class 2A @ Flora : Teutopolis beat Effingham St Anthony, 59-41
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Paris beat Robinson, 68-67
* Class 2A @ Carmi : Benton beat Fairfield, 54-39
* Class 2A @ Greenville : Greenville beat Pana, 51-44
* Class 2A @ Metropolis : Harrisburg beat Massac County, 53-51
* Class 2A @ Sparta : Du Quoin beat Pinckneyville, 46-44
* Class 2A @ Nashville : Breese Central beat Nashville, 42-32
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport : Red Hill beat Oblong, 60-41
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Neoga beat Dieterich, 60-53
* Class 1A @ St Elmo : St Elmo beat North Clay, 40-35
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Woodlawn beat Wayne City, 39-25
* Class 1A @ Arcola : Windsor beat Arthur, 66-53
all the winners move on into Sectional action next week
 
(OLNEY)  by the way congratulations to a couple of Olney Tigers that advance to next week's Sectional Round of the Country Financial Three-Point Showdown - both Michael Fehrenbacher and Joel Eagleson placed in the top four shooters from last night's Flora Regional - they'll move on to shoot next Tuesday night before the Teutopolis / Champaign St Thomas More sectional semi-final at Casey-Westfield High School
 
(OLNEY)  at the IHSA Girls Class 1A and 2A State Tournaments in yesterday's first round action :
* Class 1A : Winchester beat Hume Shiloh, 48-33 
* Class 1A : Hanover beat Colfax Ridgeview, 58-48
* Class 2A : Quincy Notre Dame beat Nashville, 34-25 
* Class 2A : Bloomington Central Catholic beat Kankakee MaNamara, 51-49
the finals are this afternoon and later tonight for each respective tournament up at Redbird Arena in Normal

(OLNEY)  it’s back to a full schedule in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference in junior college basketball with the final series of doubleheaders set for today & tonight : the Olney Central College teams are at home in “The Dungeon” hosting Southeastern Illinois this afternoon with the Lady Blue Knights in action at 1:00 and the Blue Knights at around 3:00 : the other GRAC matchups have Lincoln Trail at Lake Land south of Mattoon, Rend Lake at Kaskaskia near Centralia, & Southwestern Illinois at John A Logan in Carterville

(NEWTON)  in mens college basketball – Illinois is back at home in the Assembly Hall tonight to host Iowa in Champaign – the 17&11 Illini enter tonight’s game is sole possession of sixth place in the Big Ten standings at 7&8 – the 10&17 Hawkeyes are tied with Indiana for the league’s basement spot at 3&12


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(BRIDGEPORT)  the Red Hill High School “Fellowship of Christian Athletes” has a fundraising “4 on 4” Basketball Tournament coming up on Saturday, April 16th, in the Red Hill Junior & Senior High School gyms – starting at 9:00 that morning, the all day event will be held in memory of Melissa Fiscus, a Red Hill student who died two years ago from a brain tumor – it’s a $50 per team entry fee with t-shirts provided for teams ages 5th grade thru adult & each team must have five members, plus additional t-shirts on sale at $10 each – free will donation at the gate from all spectators, plus plenty of concessions & t-shirts available for purchase – signup deadline is March 16th – call Red Hill High School for details, or call Amy at 553-6447

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball team will host another Little League Camp on Sunday, March 27th, from 1:00 til 4:00, that afternoon in the OCC Gym & at Conley Field – it’s a “total skills” camp with a cost of $50 per player – to pre-register or for more details, call Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org, and then mailing to the respective address : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during the one remaining signup Saturday, on March 5th, from 9:00 until 2:00 : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

(OLNEY)  it’s a fundraising Adult Dodgeball Tournament coming to the ERHS Ron Herrin Gym a week from today, on Saturday, March 5th, starting at 9:00 that morning – it’s a double elimination tournament with a $100 entry fee for for any 10 person coed dodgeball team – call for more information or signup your team by next Friday, the 4th, by calling Rob Flanagan or Jessica VanDyke at ERHS at 393-2191

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s OCC Basketball this afternoon on Freedom 92.9 with the Lady Blue Knights at 1:00 and the Blue Knights at 3:00 : it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame at 5:30 and tipoff at 6:00 : it’s the latest in sports, all weekend long, on ESPN 740

February 25, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Class 3A and 4A Sectional Championships were last night :
* Class 3A @ Salem : Breese Mater Dei beat Highland, 47-43
* Class 4A @ Normal : Edwardsville beat Moline, 34-28
the winners move on to their respective Super Sectional next Monday night

(NEWTON)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regional semi-finals ended last night :
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport : Red Hill beat Cisne, 54-37 : Oblong beat Hutsonville-Palestine, 58-41
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Dieterich beat Neoga, 60-54
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Wayne City beat Okawville, 37-36

(NEWTON)  here’s the area matchups in tonight’s IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regionals :
* Class 2A @ Flora : Effingham St Anthony & Teutopolis
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Robinson & Paris
* Class 2A @ Carmi : Benton & Fairfield
* Class 2A @ Greenville : Pana & Greenville
* Class 2A @ Metropolis : Harrisburg & Massac County
* Class 2A @ Sparta : Du Quoin & Pinckneyville
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport : Red Hill & Oblong
* Class 1A @ Arcola : Windsor & Arthur
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Neoga & Dieterich
* Class 1A @ St Elmo : North Clay & St Elmo
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Wayne City & Woodlawn
all games begin at 7:30 tonight with the winners moving into Sectional action next week

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A and 2A State Semi-Finals are today & tonight at ISU in Normal :
* Class 1A : Hume Shiloh plays Winchester West Central Coop at 12:15 this afternoon
* Class 1A : Hanover plays Colfax Ridgeview at 2:00 this afternoon
* Class 2A : Nashville plays Quincy Notre Dame at 6:30 tonight
* Class 2A : Bloomington Central Catholic plays Kankakee McNamara at 8:15 tonight
the finals will be played tomorrow and tomorrow night up at Redbird Arena

(NEWTON)  in the Country Financial Three-Point Showdown preliminary round last night in Normal :
* Class 2A : two area girls advanced into tonight’s final round : congratulations to Alyssa Lang of Fairfield and to Breah Keim of Marshall, who both made 9 of 15 shots – Alyssa & Breah will shot along with two other girls in tonight’s finals at around 8:00 : Mt Carmel’s Tyra Buss made 7 shots and did not advance
* Class 1A : none of the local shooters advanced to today’s finals : but congratulations to Lacey Williams of Palestine-Hutsonville who made 5 shots and Alexa Capps of Woodlawn who made 6 shots, but not enough


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(BRIDGEPORT)  the Red Hill High School “Fellowship of Christian Athletes” has a fundraising “4 on 4” Basketball Tournament coming up on Saturday, April 16th, in the Red Hill Junior & Senior High School gyms – starting at 9:00 that morning, the all day event will be held in memory of Melissa Fiscus, a Red Hill student who died two years ago from a brain tumor – it’s a $50 per team entry fee with t-shirts provided for teams ages 5th grade thru adult & each team must have five members, plus additional t-shirts on sale at $10 each – free will donation at the gate from all spectators, plus plenty of concessions & t-shirts available for purchase – signup deadline is March 16th – call Red Hill High School for details, or call Amy at 553-6447

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball team will host another Little League Camp on Sunday, March 27th, from 1:00 til 4:00, that afternoon in the OCC Gym & at Conley Field – it’s a “total skills” camp with a cost of $50 per player – to pre-register or for more details, call Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org, and then mailing to the respective address : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during the one remaining signup Saturday, on March 5th, from 9:00 until 2:00 : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on ESPN 740

February 24, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in junior college basketball last night – the Olney Central College teams dropped a Great Rivers Athletic Conference doubleheader to Wabash Valley down in Mt Carmel :
*  the Blue Knights lost, 103-63 as the Olney Central men drop to 17&11 overall, now 8&7 in the GRAC
*  the Lady Blue Knights lost, 77-46 as the OCC Ladies fall to 11&17 overall, now 6&9 in the GRAC
*  in the other GRAC games last night for men : Lake Land beat Rend Lake, 92-70 : Southwestern Illinois beat Lincoln Trail, 75-71 : Southeastern Illinois beat John A Logan, 96-90
*  in the other GRAC games for women last night : Lake Land beat Rend Lake, 71-53 : Southwestern Illinois beat Lincoln Trail, 82-58 : Southeastern Illinois beat John A Logan, 85-78
*  the Olney Central College teams have their final regular season doubleheader Saturday afternoon with the teams from Southeastern Illinois coming to “The Dungeon” – it starts with the Lady Blue Knights at 1:00

(OLNEY)  in boys high school hoops last night – Olney had its 2010-2011 season come to an end as St Anthony beat the Tigers, 44-30 in the semi-final game at the IHSA Class 2A Regional at Flora – Michael Fehrenbacher had 16 points for the Tigers, who ended the season with an overall mark of 18&12 – the Bulldogs improve to 23&5 and for the third time this year will play Teutopolis in tomorrow night's regional championship game : advancing to tomorrow night's round of the Country Financial Three-Point Showdown were Olney’s Michael Fehrenbacher & Joel Eagleson – plus St Anthony’s James Jansen & Kit Koerner
 
(NEWTON)  in other IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regional action from last night :
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Robinson beat Marshall, 69-58 : Paris beat Casey-Westfield, 73-59
* Class 2A @ Carmi : Benton beat Mt Carmel, 65-63 : Fairfield beat Carmi, 48-46
* Class 2A @ Sparta : Du Quoin beat Sparta, 65-44 : Pinckneyville beat Waterloo Gibault, 44-39
* Class 2A @ Greenville : Greenville beat Vandalia, 62-59
* Class 1A @ St Elmo : St Elmo beat Altamont, 47-42 :
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Neoga beat Cowden-Herrick, 63-55 : North Clay beat South Central, 43-40
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Woodlawn beat Odin, 67-35
* Class 1A @ Sesser : Sesser Valier beat Waltonville, 68-51
* Class 1A @ Arcola : Windsor beat Arcola, 50-48 : Arthur beat Tuscola in overtime, 49-45
 
(OLNEY)  in IHSA Girls Class 3A and 4A Sectional semi-final action :
* Class 4A @ Granite City : Edwardsville beat Belleville West, 51-46
 
(NEWTON)  the IHSA State Wrestling competition ended at the University of Illinois in Champaign – here's how some of our local and area young men did in the Class 1A Wrestling event :
* Toledo's Nathan Day lost in the first round – finished with a record of 32&10 in the 112 pound class
* Lawrenceville's Garrett Irvin lost in round one – finished with a record of 28&10 in the 119 pound class
* Toledo's Devan Henderson won two & lost two – finished with a record of 40&7 in the 130 pound class
* Toledo's Clay Wilson lost in the first round – finished with a record of 34&5 in the 171 pound class
* Fairfield's Jordan Griffith lost in round one – finished with a record of 18&9 in the 189 pound class
* Lawrenceville's Justin Melton lost in round one – finished with a record of 32&4 in the 215 pound class
* Mt Carmel's Tanner Crum won three matches to win the 285 pound State Title – undefeated at 39&0
congratulations to all of these young men for their accomplishments at the Wrestling State competition
 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regionals continue with semi-final action tonight :
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport : Red Hill plays Cisne at 6:00 : Oblong plays Hutsonville-Palestine at 8:10
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Beecher City plays Dieterich at 7:30
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Okawville plays Wayne City at 7:30
all of the Boys Class 1A and 2A Regional Championship games are tomorrow night

(NEWTON)  it's the IHSA Girls Class 3A and 4A Sectional Championship games tonight :
* Class 3A @ Salem : Breese Mater Dei plays Highland at 7:30
* Class 4A @ Normal : Edwardsville plays Moline at 7:30
the 3A and 4A Super-Sectionals are next Monday night

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A and 2A State Basketball Tournaments are tomorrow & Saturday – the best of luck goes out to five area girls who’ll be shooting in this evening’s preliminary round of the Three Point Showdown up at Redbird Arena, on the campus of Illinois State University, in Normal :
*  Class 1A : Lacey Williams of Palestine-Hutsonville and Alexa Capps of Woodlawn
*  Class 2A : Alyssa Lang of Fairfield, Tyra Buss of Mt Carmel, and Breah Keim of Marshall


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(BRIDGEPORT)  the Red Hill High School “Fellowship of Christian Athletes” has a fundraising “4 on 4” Basketball Tournament coming up on Saturday, April 16th, in the Red Hill Junior & Senior High School gyms – starting at 9:00 that morning, the all day event will be held in memory of Melissa Fiscus, a Red Hill student who died two years ago from a brain tumor – it’s a $50 per team entry fee with t-shirts provided for teams ages 5th grade thru adult & each team must have five members, plus additional t-shirts on sale at $10 each – free will donation at the gate from all spectators, plus plenty of concessions & t-shirts available for purchase – signup deadline is March 16th – call Red Hill High School for details, or call Amy at 553-6447

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball team will host another Little League Camp on Sunday, March 27th, from 1:00 til 4:00, that afternoon in the OCC Gym & at Conley Field – it’s a “total skills” camp with a cost of $50 per player – to pre-register or for more details, call Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org, and then mailing to the respective address : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during the one remaining signup Saturday, on March 5th, from 9:00 until 2:00 : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s the latest in sports, all day and all night, on ESPN 740

February 23, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(OLNEY)  in mens college basketball last night – Illinois lost to Ohio State, 89-70 as the Illini fall back to 17&11 on the year, now 7&8 in the Big Ten – the Buckeyes are now 26&2 overall, now 13&2 in the Big Ten – the Illini are back in conference play Saturday night against Iowa at the Assembly Hall in Champaign
 
(NEWTON)  in boys high school basketball last night at the IHSA Boys Class 2A Regional at Flora – Newton lost to Teutopolis, 61-47 as the Eagles finish their season with a record of 18&9 – Newton's Peyton Wyatt led all scorers with 21 points, while Dylan Davidson added 10 points for the Eagles
 
(NEWTON)  in other IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regional semi-final action last night :
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Robinson beat Lawrenceville, 59-32
* Class 2A @ Greenville : Pana beat Hillsboro, 61-56
* Class 2A @ Nashville : Breese Central beat Carlyle, 44-31 : Nashville beat Trenton Wesclin, 47-38
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport : Oblong beat Clay City / Noble, 73-27 : Hutsonville-Palestine beat Grayville, 61-31
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Beecher City beat Martinsville, 78-67 : Dieterich beat Cumberland, 71-60
* Class 1A @ St Elmo : North Clay beat Mulberry Grove, 64-46 : South Central beat Brownstown, 57-30
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Okawville beat Webber, 73-40 : Wayne City beat Christ Our Rock, 50-28
 
(OLNEY)  in IHSA Girls Class 3A and 4A Regional semi-final action last night :
* Class 3A @ Salem : Breese Mater Dei beat Effingham, 79-57 : Highland beat Salem, 58-49
 
(OLNEY)  in junior college basketball this past Monday night – there were a couple makeup doubleheaders played in the Great River Athletic Conference : on the mens’ side of action – Southwestern Illinois beat Lake Land, 75-72, and it was Kaskaskia over Southeastern Illinois, 91-81 : on the womens’ side of play – Lake Land beat Southwestern Illinois, 59-52, and it was Southeastern Illinois over Kaskaskia, 96-69

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A and 2A State Basketball Tournaments are Friday & Saturday up at Redbird Arena, on the campus of Illinois State University, in Normal – the Country Financial Three-Point Showdown will have its preliminary round of action tomorrow evening at 5:00, with the final round of competition set for Saturday – here’s a list of the downstate, area girls taking part on Thursday evening :
*  Class 1A : junior Lacey Williams of Palestine-Hutsonville : sophomore Alexa Capps of Woodlawn
*  Class 2A : senior Shelby Kohrmann of Breese Central : junior Haley Wollerman of Vandalia : sophomore Alyssa Lang of Fairfield : freshman Tyra Buss of Mt Carmel : freshman Breah Keim of Marshall

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A / 2A Regionals continue tonight with the downstate matchups :
* Class 2A @ Flora : Olney & Effingham St Anthony at 7:30
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Marshall & Robinson at 6:00 : Paris & Casey-Westfield at 8:10
* Class 2A @ Carmi : Benton & Mt Carmel at 6:00 : Fairfield & Carmi / White County at 8:10
* Class 2A @ Greenville : Vandalia & Greenville at 7:30
* Class 1A @ Arcola : Windsor & Arcola at 6:00 : Tuscola & Arthur at 8:10
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Cowden-Herrick & Neoga at 7:30
* Class 1A @ St Elmo : Altamont & St Elmo at 6:00 : North Clay & South Central at 8:10
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Odin & Woodlawn at 7:30
* Class 1A @ Sesser : Waltonville & Sesser-Valier at 7:30

(OLNEY)  there’s only two more sets of doubleheader basketball remaining in the regular season schedule of Great Rivers Athletic Conference Junior College Basketball – that’s tonight & on Saturday – then the respective Region 24 Postseason Tournaments begin the following week : coming up tonight, the Olney Central College teams are on the road to Mt Carmel to play at Wabash Valley College – it’s the Lady Blue Knights at 5:30, with the Blue Knights to follow at 7:30 : the other GRAC matchups have John A Logan at Southeastern Illinois, Lake Land at Rend Lake, and Lincoln Trail at Southwestern Illinois

(OLNEY)  in junior college baseball - today's home opener for the OCC Blue Knights at Conley Field with Vincennes University has been cancelled due to wet field conditions - at 6&1 on the year, the Blue Knights are back in baseball action tomorrow at Mid-Continent College with home games planned for this Friday afternoon with Muscatine Community College

                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(BRIDGEPORT)  the Red Hill High School “Fellowship of Christian Athletes” has a fundraising “4 on 4” Basketball Tournament coming up on Saturday, April 16th, in the Red Hill Junior & Senior High School gyms – starting at 9:00 that morning, the all day event will be held in memory of Melissa Fiscus, a Red Hill student who died two years ago from a brain tumor – it’s a $50 per team entry fee with t-shirts provided for teams ages 5th grade thru adult & each team must have five members, plus additional t-shirts on sale at $10 each – free will donation at the gate from all spectators, plus plenty of concessions & t-shirts available for purchase – signup deadline is March 16th – call Red Hill High School for details, or call Amy at 553-6447

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball team will host another Little League Camp on Sunday, March 27th, from 1:00 til 4:00, that afternoon in the OCC Gym & at Conley Field – it’s a “total skills” camp with a cost of $50 per player – to pre-register or for more details, call Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org, and then mailing to the respective address : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during the one remaining signup Saturday, on March 5th, from 9:00 until 2:00 : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Olney Tigers Regional basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with game time from Flora at 7:30 : it’s OCC Blue Knights basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time from Mt Carmel at 7:30 : & the latest in sports, all day and all night, on ESPN 740 WVLN

February 22, 2011 Local & Area Sports

(NEWTON)  in boys high school basketball last night – Newton won it's postseason opener with a 59-33 victory over the host Wolves at the IHSA Class 2A Regional at Flora – Peyton Wyatt led all scorers with 28 points, while Taylor Kerner added 9 points – the Eagles improve to 18&8 on the year and now advance to face the top-seeded Wooden Shoes from Teutopolis in a single semi-final game tonight at 7:30 – by the way congratulations to those that advanced in the Three-Point Showdown Contest with shooting last night – Peyton Wyatt & Scott Jansen, both of Newton, plus Austin Lewis & Brent Taylor, both of Flora move on
 
(OLNEY)  here's other results from area IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regionals last night :
* Class 2A @ Carmi : Mt Carmel beat Hamilton County, 61-34
* Class 2A @ Metropolis : Harrisburg beat Vienna, 73-54
* Class 2A @ Monticello : Champaign St Thomas More beat Shelbyville, 56-39
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport : Cisne beat Edwards County, 49-45
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Cowden-Herrick beat Stewardson-Strasburg, 65-59
* Class 1A @ St Elmo : Altamont beat Ramsey, 60-44 : St Elmo beat Patoka, 67-29
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Odin beat Sandoval, 51-49

(OLNEY)  the IHSA Girls Class 1A and 2A Super-Sectionals were last night – in our area :
* Class 2A @ Salem : Nashville beat Teutopolis, 38-23 – the Hornettes improve to 29&4 on the year
* Class 1A @ Salem : Hume Shiloh beat Goreville, 36-31 – the Raiders improve to 29&4 on the year
the Class 1A and 2A State Tournaments will be this Friday & Saturday at ISU in Normal
 
(NEWTON)  it's back to IHSA Girls Class 3A and 4A Regional action tonight – some downstate matchups :
* Class 3A @ Salem : Effingham & Breese Mater Dei at 6:00 : the host Lady Wildcats & Highland at 8:10
* Class 4A @ Granite City : Edwardsville & Belleville West at 7:30
 
(OLNEY)  the IHSA Boys Class 1A and 2A Regionals continue with semi-final action tonight :
* Class 2A @ Flora : Newton plays Teutopolis at 7:30
* Class 2A @ Robinson : Robinson & Lawrenceville at 7:30
* Class 2A @ Greenville : Pana & Hillsboro at 7:30
* Class 2A @ Nashville : Breese Central & Carlyle at 6:00 : Nashville & Trenton Wesclin at 8:10
* Class 1A @ Bridgeport : Oblong & Clay City / Noble at 6:00 : Hutsonville & Grayville at 8:10
* Class 1A @ Neoga : Beecher City & Martinsville at 6:00 : Dieterich & Cumberland at 8:10
* Class 1A @ St Elmo : North Clay & Mulberry Grove at 6:00 : South Central & Brownstown at 8:10
* Class 1A @ Woodlawn : Okawville & Webber at 6:00 : Wayne City & Christ Our Rock Lutheran at 8:10

(OLNEY)  it’s back to men’s Big Ten college basketball tonight as Illinois is in Columbus to battle Ohio State – the Fighting Illini enter the matchup with a conference record of 7&7, tied with Michigan State for fourth in the league – the host Buckeyes are atop the Big Ten standings with a mark of 12&2 – the Illini will try to avenge a tough five-point loss to Ohio State a month ago tonight at the Assembly Hall in Champaign


                                         LOCAL AND AREA SPORTS REMINDERS

(BRIDGEPORT)  the Red Hill High School “Fellowship of Christian Athletes” has a fundraising “4 on 4” Basketball Tournament coming up on Saturday, April 16th, in the Red Hill Junior & Senior High School gyms – starting at 9:00 that morning, the all day event will be held in memory of Melissa Fiscus, a Red Hill student who died two years ago from a brain tumor – it’s a $50 per team entry fee with t-shirts provided for teams ages 5th grade thru adult & each team must have five members, plus additional t-shirts on sale at $10 each – free will donation at the gate from all spectators, plus plenty of concessions & t-shirts available for purchase – signup deadline is March 16th – call Red Hill High School for details, or call Amy at 553-6447

(OLNEY)  the Olney Central College baseball team will host another Little League Camp on Sunday, March 27th, from 1:00 til 4:00, that afternoon in the OCC Gym & at Conley Field – it’s a “total skills” camp with a cost of $50 per player – to pre-register or for more details, call Coach Conley at 618-395-7545

(NEWTON)  the Jasper County Boys & Girls Park annual registration for summer softball & baseball is continuing : youngsters can signup by downloading a registration form on the Park’s website online, at www.boysandgirlspark.org, and then mailing to the respective address : or signup in person at the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building during the one remaining signup Saturday, on March 5th, from 9:00 until 2:00 : it’s for boys & girls, ages 4 to 18 years old – go online at www.boysandgirlspark.org

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(OLNEY)  on our sports broadcast schedule : it’s Fighting Illini basketball tonight on Freedom 92.9 with our pregame show at 5:30 and tipoff at 6:00 : it’s Newton Eagles regional basketball tonight on 103.5 “The Eagle” with game time at 7:30 : and the latest in sports, all day and all night, on ESPN 740 WVLN