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10/19/18 SCHEDULE

HS FOOTBALL

BLACK DIAMOND

Fairfield 32, Sesser-Valier 16

Edwards County 36, Chester 14

Carmi-White County 30, Vienna-Goreville 14

Hamilton County 35, CZR 21 

Eldorado 46, Johnston City 14

LITTLE ILLINI

Paris 58, Flora 14

Olney-Richland County 35, Robinson 13

Newton 44, Marshall 13

Lawrenceville vs Trenton Wesclin – Saturday at 1 p.m. 

Bridgeport Red Hill 44, Casey-Westfield 21

SOUTHERN IL RIVER TO RIVER

Carbondale 46, Harrisburg 19

Herrin 34, Breese Central 24

Salem 42, Massac County 8

Anna-Jonesboro 43, Benton 6

Effingham 46, Carterville 26

Murphysboro 49, Du Quoin 7

Nashville 42, West Frankfort 21

Carlyle 40, Pinckneyville 0

ELSEWHERE

Mascoutah 59, Centralia 2

Mattoon 26, Marion 23

Mt. Vernon 18, Mt. Carmel 8

JH BASKETBALL

The 9th annual Jasper Shootout continues tonight. Here’s the schedule:

4:45 pm – New Hope vs Mt Carmel – boys

6 p – Edwards County vs Mt Carmel – girls

7:15 pm – Cisne vs Albion – boys

8:30 pm – Spring Garden vs Cisne – girls

MLB

NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Milwaukee vs LA Dodgers

NBA

Pacers @ Milwaukee

10/20/18 SCHEDULE

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS @ the Harrisburg Class 1-A Regional

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS hosts the 16 team Fairfield Invitational – Play starts @ 8:30 am @ botth Center Street School & FCHS

Edwards County @ Mt Pulaski Invitational

HS FOOTBALL

10 AM  – FCHS JV vs Sesser-valier

8 pm – Live cibverage of the IHSA football playoff pairings on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com

JH BASKETBALL

The 9th annual Jasper Shootout continues. Here’s the schedule:

9 am – Watne City vs St Joe – girls

10:15 pm – Grayville vs West Salem – bous

11:30 am – New Hope vs Bluford – girls

12:45 PM – Fairfield vs Casey Mt Vernon – boys

2 pm – Jasper vs Casey Mt Vernon – girls

3:15 pm – Jasper vs Bluford – boys

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

10 am – Illini @ #23 Wisconsin – You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

ELSEWHERE IN THE BIG 10:

Northwestern @ Rutgers

#19 Iowa vs Maryland

#6 Michigan @ #24 Michigan State

Minnesota @ Nebraska

Indiana vs #18 Penn State

#2 Ohio State @ Purdue

AREA:

EIU vs UT-Martin

SIU vs Indiana State

MLB

AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Houston @ Boston

NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERES

LA Dodgers @ Milwaukee

NBA

Pacers vs Brooklyn

Bulls vs Detroit

NHL

Blues @ Toronto

Blackhawks @ Columbus

10/21/18 SCHEDULE

MLB

AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Houston @ Boston

NFL

Bears vs New England

Colts vs Buffalo

Tennessee @ LA Chargers

Detroit @ Miami

Minnesota @ NY Jets

Carolina @ Philadelphia

Clebeland @ Tampa Bay

Houston @ Jacksonville

New Orleans @ Baltimore

LA Rams @ San Francisco

Dallas @ Washington

Cincinnati @ Kansas City

NHL

Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay

10/22/18 SCHEDULE

HS VOLLEYBALL – Class 1-A & 2-A volleyball regionals begin today. In Class 1-A:

@ WAYNE CITY

5:30 pm – Wayne City vs Christopher

6:30 pm – Webber vs Ziegler-Royaltron

Also in 1-A, Cisne opens plays Tuesday at the Louisville North Clay Regional and Grayville will open play Tuesday at the Wayne City Regional. In 2-A, FCHS will play Tuesday at the Flora Regional and Edwards County will play Tuesday at the Lawrenceville Regional.

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

6 pm – Center Street @ Benton

5:15 pm – New Hope vs Cisne

6 pm – Albion @ Olney St Joe

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

The Fairfield Invitational Tournament begins today

6 pm – Jasper vs Flora

7:15 – Center Street vs Grayville

NFL

NY Giants @ Atlanta

NHL

Blues @ Winnipeg

NBA

Pacers @ Minnesota

Bulls @ Dallas

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

7 pm 0- Illini football coaches show – You can hea the show on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM

10/18/18 SCHEDULE

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS over Cisne two games to none – 25-11; 25-20 – The Mules finish the regular season as BDC Co-Champs.

FCHS also won the JV match in two games:

25-15; 25-13

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL – from Wednesday

FCC defeated Shawnee in three sets: 25-16; 25-23; 25-16

JH BASKETBALL

@ the 9th annual Jasper Shootout

Boys – Wayne City 38. Flora 36  OT

Girls – Fairfield 32, St Mary’s 18

Girls – Flora 40, Jasper-Geff 36   OT

Boys- St Jpe 38, Summersville 17

MLB

AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Boston 4, Houston 1 – Red Sox win series 4-1 & advance to the World Series

NHL

Arizona 4, Blackhawks 1

NFL

Denver 45. Arizona 10

NBA

Philadelphia 127, Bulls 108

 

10/17/18 SCORES

MLB

NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

LA Dodgers 3, Brewers 2 – Dodgers lead series 3-2

AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Boston 8, Houston 6 – Red Sox lead series 3-1

The Cubs have hired Anthony Iapoce as its major league hitting coach, replacing the fired Chili Davis. Iapoce was the major league hitting coach for the Texas Rangers the last three seasons. He spent the previous three years in the Cubs organization and the team said he is familiar with many members of the big league club. During Iapoce’s three years in Texas, the Rangers ranked fifth in the American League in runs and fourth in home runs. The 2017 Rangers were the first MLB team with nine players to reach at least 17 homers in the same season.

NHL

Montreal 3. Blues 2

NBA

Pacers 111, Memphis 83

10/16/18 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

NCOE over FCHS two games to none

Hamilton County over Edwards County two games to none

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center Street 41, Cisne 12

JV- Center Street 38, Cisne 8

  Center Street won the C game as well  

Jasper-Geff 29, Wayne City 10

JV – Jasper-Geff 22, Cisne 8

JH BOYS BASKETBALL

Wayne City 36, Bluford 28

JV – Bluford 45, Wayne City 35

MLB

AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Boston 8, Houston 2 – Red Sox lead series 2-1

NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

LA Dodgers 2, Brewers 1 – series tied 2-2

10/15/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 38, Eldorado 18 – JV Mules are 8-0

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Center Street 41, Albion 23

  JV – Albion 19, Center Street 16

Jasper-Geff 41, Cisne 11

  JV – Jasper-Geff 25, Cisne 8

  Jasper-Geff also won the C game

MLB

NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Brewers 4, LA Dodgers 0 – Milwaukee leads series 2-1

NFL

Green Bay 33, San Francisco 30

10/14/18 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

Edwards County went 3-2 and finished 4th at the Linda Oxby Invitational Saturday. The Lions beat Marshall, Flora and Newton and lost to NCOE and Effingham. Newton won the tournament, followed by Effingham, NCOE and then the Lions.

Grayville won the Midland Trail Conferemce Tournament. The Bison beat Woodlawn in the finals Friday.

MLB

AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Boston 7, Houston 5 – Series tied 1-1

NHL

Anaheim 3, Blues 2

NFL

Miami 31, Bears 28

NY Jets 42, Colts 34

Atlanta 34, Tampa Bay 29

Pittsburgh 28, Cincinnati 21

LA Chargers 38. Cleveland 14

Seattle 27, Oakland 3

Minnesota 27, Arizona 17

Washington 23, Carolina 17

Houston 20, Buffalo 13

LA Rams 23, Denver 20

Cowboys 40, Jacksonville 7

Baltimore 21, Tennessee 0

New England 43, Kansas City 40

10-13-18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Sesser-Valier 43, Vienna-Goreville 36

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Purdue 46, Illini 7

ELSEWHERE IN THE BIG 10

Northwestern 34, Nebraska 31

Iowa 42, Indiana 16

Maryland 34, Rutgers 7

#3 Ohio State 30, Minnesota 14

Michigan State 21, #8 Penn State 17

#12 Micgian 38, #15 Wisconsin 13

AREA

Illinois State 51, SIU 3

Jacksonville State 49, EIU 22

MLB

NL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Dodgers 4, Brewers 3 – series tied 1-1

AL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Houston 7, Boston 2 = Astros lead series 1-0

NHL

Blackhawks 4, Blues 3   OT

10/12/18 SCORES

HS TENNIS

FCHS competed at the Herrin 1-A Sectional Friday. In first round singles play, Abby Lewis got a win in two sets and then was eliminated in the second round.  Hannah Gruner lost in two sets.  And the doubles teams of Lainie Milner and Brittany Titzer and Alison Bunting and Kamber Isle lost their first round matches.

HS FOOTBALL

BLACK DIAMOND

Fairfield 36, Eldorado 20

Edwards County 19, Johnston City 0

Carmi-White County 16, Hamilton County 6

Chester 41, CZR 6

LITTLE ILLINI

Carlyle 28, Flora 14

Olney-Richland County 27, Newton 12

Red Hill 70, Lawrenceville 0

Casey-Westfield 28, Marshall 14

Paris 48, Robinson 0

SOUTHERN IL RIVER TO RIVER

Murphysboro 55, Benton 0

Herrin 41, Harrisburg 7

West Frankfort 21, Massac County 13

Anna-Jonesboro 48, Sparta 20

Pinckneyville 25, Carterville 3

Nashville 29, DuQuoin 20

ELSEWHERE

Boonville IN 40, Mt. Carmel 12

Freeburg 41, Salem 20

Marion 14, Carbondale 7

Mt Vernon 30, Centralia 14

 

10/11/18 SCORES

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys and girls each finish 3rd at the Black Diamond Conference Meet @ Goreville. On the girls side, Hamilton County was 1st, Carmi-White County 2nd and the Mules 3rd, For the Mules, Jessie Crawford finished 9th, Ashley Crawford 11th, Bri McKinley 12th, Rachel Farris 16th, Brooklyn Synder 25th, Katelyn Crawford 28th and Abby Lewis 29th. Hamiton County finished 1st on the boys side, followed by Vienna and the Mules. For the Mules, Cody Todd finished 4th, Austin Schuster 13th, Cole Clark 18th, Jacob Britt 20th, Jace Bankston 23rd, Pablo Navia-Lopez 29th and Jerek Keoughan 30th.

HS FOOTBALL

Benton 42, FCHS Freshmen 22 Freshmen Mules drop to 4-2. Benton remains undefeated

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS over Carmi-White County two games to one

Hamilton County over Edwards County two games to none

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

FCC lost in three sets to Kaskaskia College

JH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jasper-Geff 30, Edwards County 22

JV – Edwards County 19, Jasper-Geff 18

Mt Carmel St Mary’s 37, Cisne 5

JV – St Mary’s 26, Cisne 10

Cisne won the C game

10/11/18 SCORES

NBA PRE-SEASON

Bulls 104, Pacers 89

GOLF

The Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the Medler Mowing & Lawn Care Beef Stew Scramble on Saturday, October 20. The scramble format is 18-hole, captain’s pick, with teams assigned after registration which opens at 11 a.m. followed by the Beef Stew lunch at noon, and captain’s pick at 12:30 pm, with the shot gun start tee-off at one. The entry fee per person is $45 and includes lunch and cart. Cash prizes will be awarded based upon total participation. You can pre-register on the sign up sheet outside the pro shop. Players who will need a golf cart must sign up by this Friday so that management can order extra carts for the event. For more information, call the Fairfield Public Golf Course @ 847-7222.

10/9/18 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS over Eldorado two games to none – Mules are now 21-6 overall & 7-2 in the BDC

The JV Mules also won in two games to improve to 16-1

Clay City over Webber in two games

HS TENNIS

Salem 5, Fairfield 4 – Brittany Titzer, Lainie Milner & Alexis Worthey won singles matches & Alison Bunting & Kamber Isle in doubles for the Mules

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys finish 2nd @ the Hamiton County Invitational – Cody Todd finished 9th, Austin Schuster 15th, Cole Clark 17th, Jacob Britt 29th, Jace Bankston 41st and Jerek Keoughan 57th.

MLB

Red Sox 4, Yankees 3 – Red Sox win series 3-1

10/8/18 SCORES

HS GOLF

FCHS golfers Maverick Conrad & Noah McEravy competed at the Class 1-A Effingham St Anthony Sectional. Conrad shot an 83 to finish in a tie for 21st. McElravy shot an 86, and tied for 32nd. Oakley Gee of Carmi-White County shot a 72 for medalist honors. As a team, Carmi-White County finished third, and is headed to state.

HS VOLLEYBALL

Edwards County over FCHS in two games: 25-21; 27-25

In the JV match, Edwards County beat FCHS in three games: 20-25; 25-20; 16-14

Class 1-A & 2-A volleyball regional pairings have been announced by the IHSA.  FCHS is seeded number two in the regional/sectional complex, and will play the Johnston City/Eldorado winner on Tuesday, Oct 23rd at the Flora 2-A  Regional.  Hamilton County will play the Flora/West Frankfort winner on Tuesday the 23rd at Flora.  Top seed Edwards County is at the Lawrenceville Regional, and will play the Mt Carmel/Bridgeport Red Hill winner on Tuesday,Octt 23rd.  In Class 1-A, Cisne is seeded second at the North Clay Regional, and will play the winner of the Clay City/South Central game on Tuesday, Oct 23rd.  Also in 1-A, Wayne City will host a regional.  The Indians will play Christopher on Monday, Oct 22nd.  Number three seed Grayville will play the Ziegler-Royalton/Webber winner on Tuesday, Oct 23rd. 

MLB

AL DIVISION SERIES

Houston 11, Cleveland 3 – Indians win series 3-0

Red Sox 16, Yankees 1 – Red Sox lead series 2-1

NL DIVISION SERIES

LA Dodgers 6, Braves 1 – Dodgers win series 3-1

NFL

New Orleans 43, Washington 19

NBA PRE-SEASON

Pacers 111, Cleveland 102

Charlotte 110, Bulls 104

10/7/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Fairfield 40, Vienna-Goreville 6 – Dylan Heifner led the 7-0 Mules with 12 carries for 182 yards & three touchdowns

Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton 15, Johnston City 8

Robinson 31, Lawrenceville 12

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS competed at the Centralia Invitational Saturday – FCHS girls finish 7th.  Ashley Crawford was 40th, Jessie Crawford 41st, Bri McKinley 44th, Brooklyn Synder 50th, Abby Lewis 58th and Katelyn Crawford 60th.  On the boys side, Cole Clark finished 47th for the Mules.  The Mules finished 5th in the frosh/soph meet.  Austin Schuster was 5th, Jacob Britt 9th, Jace Bankston 32md, Pablo Navia-Lopez 33rd and Jerek Keoughan 38th.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illini 38, Rutgers 17

Murray State 48, EIU 41

Youngstown State 17, SIU 14

MLB

NL DIVISION SERIES

Milwaukee 6. Colorado 0 – Brewers win series 3-0

Braves 6, Dodgers 5 – Dodgers lead series 2-1

NFL

Buffalo 13 Tennessee 12

Cincinnati 27, Miami 17

Cleveland 12, Baltimore 9

Detroit 31, Packers 23

Kansas City 30, Jacksonville 14

Pittsburgh 41, Falcons 17

Carolina 33, NY Giants 31

Chargers 26, Raiders 10

Vikings 23, Eagles 21

Arizona 28, San Francisco 18

Rams 33, Seattle 31

Houston 19, Dallas 16

NHL

Toronto 7, Blackhawks 6 in OT

10/6/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Fairfield 40, Vienna-Goreville 6

Christopher/Ziegler-Royalton 15, Johnston City 8

Robinson 31, Lawrenceville 12

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS competed at the Centralia Invitational Saturday – FCHS girls finish 7th.  Ashley Crawford was 40th, Jessie Crawford 41st, Bri McKinley 44th, Brooklyn Synder 50th, Abby Lewis 58th and Katelyn Crawford 60th.  On the boys side, Cole Clark finished 47th for the Mules.  The Mules finished 5th in the frosh/soph meet.  Austin Schuster was 5th, Jacob Britt 9th, Jace Bankston 32md, Pablo Navia-Lopez 33rd and Jerek Keoughan 38th.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illini 38, Rutgers 17

Murray State 48, EIU 41

Youngstown State 17, SIU 14

MLB AL DIVISION SERIES

Houston 3 Cleveland 1 – Astros lead series 2-0

Yankees 6, Red Sox 2 – Series tied 1-1

NHL

Blackhawks 5, Blues 4 in OT

NBA PRE-SEASON

Memphis 109, Pacers 104

10/5/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Black Diamond

Eldorado 24, Edwards County 6

Chester 35, Carmi-White County 0

Sesser-Valier 46, Hamilton County 40

Little Illini

Newton 48,Flora 16

Paris 42, Olney-Richland County 27

Bridgeport Red Hill 56, Marshal 14

Southern IL River to River

Murphysboro 46, Harrisburg 7

Benton 14, Massac County 0

Nashville 24, Pinckneyville 3

Anna-Jonesboro 36, DuQuoin 35

Carterville 49, Sparta 26

Murphysboro 60, Harrisburg 15

West Frankfort 33, Herrin 28

ELSEWHERE

Vincennes, IN Lincoln 54, Mt Carmel 6

Salem 15, Carlyle 6

Cahokia 43, Mt Vernon 6

Carbondale 24, Belleville Althoff 21

Marion 38, Centralia 14

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL @ Lincoln Land Tournament 

FCC lost in three sets to Lincoln Land:  17-25; 20-25; 19-25

MLB

NL DIVISION SERIES

Milwaukee 4, Colorado 0 – Brewers lead series 2-0

LA Dodgers 3. Braves 0 – Didgers lead series 2-0

AL DIVISION SERIES

Red Sox 5, Yankees 4 – Red Sox lead series  1-0

Houston 7, Cleveland 2 – Astros lead series 1-0

 

10/4/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS Freshmen 34, Harrisburg 22 – Freshmen Mules are 4-1

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys and girls win over Mt Carmel– For the boys, Austin Schuster finished 2nd, Cole Clark 3rd, Cody Todd 4th, Jacob Britt 5th, Jace Bankston 10th, Pablo Navia-Lopez 12th and Jerek Keoughan 15th. On the girls side, Rachel Farris finished 2nd, Jessie Crawfiord th, Bri McKinley 5th, Brooklyn Synder 6th, Abby Lewis 8th and Katelyn Crawford 9th..

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS over Hamilton County two games to one to improve to 19-5 overall and 5-1 in the BDC– The Mules also won the JV and Freshmen contests

Wayne City loses 2 games to none to Woodlawn

Carmi-White County over Eldorado 2 games to none

HS TENNIS

Carbondale 8, FCHS 1 – Alison Bunting and Kamber Isle won in doubles play for the Mules

MLB

NL DIVISION SERIES

Brewers 3, Rockies 2 in 10 innings

Dodgers 6, Braves 0

NHL

The Winnipeg Jets beat the Blues 5-1 on Thursday night to win their fifth season opener in six years. Vince Dunn scored late in the third period and Jake Allen made 20 saves as the Blues lost their season opener for the first time in four years.

Patrick Kane scored 38 seconds into overtime to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night in the opener for both teams.

NFL

Patriots 38, Colts 24

NBA PRE-SEASON

Pacers 110, Houston 100

 

 

10/3/18 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

Edwards County bear Eldorado in two games: 25-7; 25-10

Edwards County won the JV match in two games as well: 25-14; 25-17

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

FCC lost to Lewis & Clark in five sets: 22-25; 25-23; 17-25; 25-22; 12-15

COLLEGE BASEBALL

FCC will host the Region 24 Fall Baseball Classic Friday and Saturday. Nine teams will compete in the classic, including FCC, Olney Central College, Rend Lake College, Kaskaskia College, Wabash Valley College, Southeastern Illinois College, Lincoln Trail College, Lake Land College & John A Logan College. Games start at 10 am both Friday and Saturday at FNB Field. FCC coach Brandon Benton has invited a number of scouts and coaches to attend.

MLB

AL WILD CARD

Yankees 7, A’s 2 – The Yankees play the Red Sox in an AL Division Series starting Friday

Theo Epstein says Joe Maddon will return for a fifth season as manager of the Cubs. Chicago’s president of baseball operations confirmed Maddon will stay on for at least the final year of his contract. Epstein says there are no ongoing discussions about an extension for Maddon. Though he acknowledged some disagreements, Epstein insists he has a “terrific” relationship with Maddon. Maddon is 387-261-1 in four years with Chicago, including 95-68 this season. He has led the Cubs to the NLCS three times and a World Series championship in 2016. The Cubs season ended Tuesday with a 2-1, 13-inning loss to Colorado in the NL wild-card game.

NBA PRE-SEASON

Bucks 116, Bulls 82

10/2/18 SCORES

HS GOLF

A couple of Mules have advanced to the Class 1-A Golf Sectional. Maverick Conrad shot an 88 and Noah McElravy a 90 at the Robinson 1-A Regional Tuesday, and will now play Monday at the Effingham St Anthony Sectional. As a team, FCHS finished 8th at the regional. Carmi-White County and Hamilton County finished 2nd and 3rd respectively, and advance as teams to the sectional.

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS over Johnston City two games to none

HS TENNIS

Robinson 7, FCHS 2 – Alexis Worthey won in singles play and Karigan Harvey and Destanee Liston in doubles action for the Mules

MLB

Tony Wolters hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 13th inning as the Colorado Rockies beat the Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night in an epic NL wild-card game. Wolters, a reserve catcher who entered as part of a double switch in the bottom of the 12th, came up with runners at the corners and drove in Trevor Story with a liner back up the middle off Kyle Hendricks. Scott Oberg, the sixth Colorado pitcher, fanned Kris Bryant for the final out of the 12th and then struck out the side in the 13th to end the longest postseason game in Wrigley Field history. Colorado now heads to Milwaukee to open a best-of-five Division Series against the NL Central champion Brewers on Thursday.

10/1/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 70, Edwards County 14 – JV Mules are 6-0

HS TENNIS

FCHS 5, Mt Carmel 4 – Brittany Titzer, Lainie Milner & Alexis Worthey posted singles wins & Alison Bunting & Kamber Isle and Kaigan Harvey & Alli Hooper won doubles matches for the Mules

HS VOLLEYBALL

Cisne lost in three games to Patoka: 14-25; 25-19; 22-25

In the JV match, Cisne lost in two games: 23-25; 25-27

MLB

Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, Christian Yelich collected three more hits and the Brewers took their first NL Central title since 2011 by downing the Cubs 3-1 on Monday in a tiebreaker game. Milwaukee won its eighth in a row and earned home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. The Brewers will host the wild card winner starting Thursday in the best-of-five Division Series. The Brewers trailed the Cubs by as many as five games in September, but it pushed the season to an extra day with a furious finish and then used its deep lineup and bullpen to outlast the playoff-tested Cubs. The Cubs, meanwhile, stay at Wrigley Field for tonight’s wild-card game against Colorado. The Rockies lost 5-2 to the Dodgers Monday in the NL West tiebreaker. With the win, the Dodgers claimed their 6th consecutive NL West title, and will host the Braves in the NL Division series starting Thursday.

NFL

Chies 27, Broncos 23

NHL

The Blues have acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick. The pick becomes a fifth-rounder in 2020 if Jerabek appears in 50 or more regular-season games for the Blues this season. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the trade Monday on the eve of the deadline for NHL teams to set their opening night rosters. The 27-year-old Jerabek won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals last season after playing in 11 regular-season and two playoff games for Washington. He was not expected to make the Oilers’ roster. He could fit on St. Louis’ blue line for its Thursday game against Winnipeg with Robert Bortuzzo suspended for a hit to the head of Washington’s Michal Kempny.

9/30/18 SCORES

SIJHSAA CLASS M STATE SOFTBALL @ PINCKNEYVILLE

Johnston City 14,  Fairfield 1

SIJHSAA CLASS S STATE SOFTBALL @ COULTERVILLE

St Bruno/Tamaroa 13, Jasper/Geff 0

SIJHSAA CLASS S STATE BASEBALL @ COULTERVILLE

Belleville Blessed Sacrament 14, Jasper/Geff 8

HS TENNIS

Olney-Richland County 5, FCHS 1 – Brittany Titzer won her single match for the Mules

Marion 5, FCHS 3 –  Brittany Titzer & Lainie Milner won in single play and Kaigan Harvey & Alli Hooper in doubles play for the Mules

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Parkland College over FCC in three sets:  8-25; 16-25; 19-25

Lincoln Trail College over FCC in five sets:  7-25; 25-22; 11-25; 25-14; 13-15

GOLF

26 teams competed in the Edward Jones Investments & Midway Package Liquors Chicken Feed Golf Tournament Saturday at the Fairfield Public Golf Course. In the championship flight, Andrew Williams & Joe Mitchell won in a closest to the pin tiebreaker over Hunter Bryan & Andrew Stewart after both teams shot two under par 103 for 27 holes. Frank Fryman & Nick Snidle won the B flight in a closest to the pin three way tiebreaker over Brad Bryan & Richard Scott after both teams played 27 holes at four over par score of 109. In C flight, Jerry Vaughan & Marty Vaughan also won in a closest to the pin tiebreaker over Bill book & Mike Everett after both team recorded 27 hole scores of 122. Closest to the pin prizes were won by Cam Taylor on the second hole at a foot, Blake Davis on number nine at three feet, and Hunter Bryan on the island green at five feet

MLB

Anthony Rizzo had four hits and scored three times as the Cubs set up a tiebreaker game for the NL Central title by beating the Cardinals 10-5 on Sunday. Shortly after Milwaukee completed an 11-0 victory over Detroit, Jorge De La Rosa worked a hitless ninth inning to move the Cubs back into a tie with the Brewers at 95-67. Now, everything gets real crazy. Chicago hosts Milwaukee this afternoon and the Rockies visit the Dodgers as baseball holds a pair of tiebreaker games on the same day for the first time. At stake is the postseason road for each club. The winner at Wrigley gets a spot in the division series and home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. The loser plays again Tuesday night, hosting the runner-up in the NL West in the wild-card game. The Cardinals were in contention heading into the final week of the season, but it was swept by Milwaukee before dropping two of three against Chicago. Catcher Yadier Molina, outfielder Marcell Ozuna and infielders Kolten Wong and Jedd Gyorko were held out of the finale due to nagging injuries. The Redbirds missed out on the playoffs for a third straight year for the first time since 1999. It finished with a 41-28 record under Mike Shildt, who took over as manager after Mike Matheny was fired on July 14.

Twins 5, White Sox 4

NFL

Bears 48, Buccaneers 10

Houston 37, Colts 24

Cincinnati 37, Atlanta 36

Cowboys 26, Lions 24

Packers 22, Buffalo 0

Tennessee 26, Philadelphia 23

Patriots 38, Dolphins 7

Jacksonville 31, NY Jets 12

Oakland 45, Cleveland 42

Seahawks 20, Cardinals 17

New Orleans 33, NY Giants 18

Chargers 29, San Francisco 27

Ravens 26, Steelers 14

NHL PRE-SEASON

Washington 5, Blues 2

NBA PRE-SEASON

Bulls 128, New Orleans 116

9/28/18 SCORES

MLB

Cardinals 2, Cubs 1

Minnesota 8, White Sox 3

NHL PRE-SEASON

Blackhawks 4m Columbus 1

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

South Dakota 31, SIU 24

EIU 52, Tennessee Tech 38

9/28/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

BLACK DIAMOND

Fairfield 20, Edwards County 8

Johnston City 36, Carmi-White County 32

Chester 37, Sesser-Valier 0

Eldorado 38, CZR 8

Hamilton County 48, Vienna-Goreville 20

LITTLE ILLINI

Olney-Richland County 41, Flora 14

Casey-Westfield 49, Lawrenceville 18

Paris 49, Marshall 14

Newton 30, Robinson 7

SOUTHERN IL RIVER TO RIVER

Harrisburg 34, Benton 32

Murphysboro 42, West Frankfort 41

Anna-Jonesboro 35, Pinckneyville 7

Nashville 42, Carterville 14

DuQuoin 52, Sparta 8

ELSEWHERE:

Marion 30, Belleville Althoff 0

Cahokia 53, Centralia 0

Carbondale 38, Mt. Vernon IL 0

Jasper IN 36, Mt. Carmel 32

Salem 40, Westmont 27

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Frontier def. Wabash Valley in three sets: 25-19, 25-19, 25-17.

9/27/18 SPORTS

HS FOOTBALL

Gibson Southern 43, FCHS 0 – Freshmen Mules are 3-1

HS VOLLEYBALL

Edwards County over FCHS in two games: 25-18; 25-22

In the JV match, FCHS beat Edwards County in two games: 25-22; 25-22

Cisne over Wayne City in two games: 25-7; 25-17 – The Lions are now 12-3 & riding a nine match winning streak

The JV Lions also won in two games: 25-11; 25-10

HS TENNIS

Flora 7, FCHS 2 – Alexis Worthey won in singles play and Alison Bunting and Kamber Isle in doubles play fr the Mules

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys finish 14th & girls 16th @ the Robinson Invitational. For the boys, Cody Todd was 52nd, Austin Schuster 57th, Jacob Britt 94th, Jace Bankston 135th and Pablo Navia-Lopez 146th For the girls, Bri McKinley finished 55th, Ashley Crawford 76th, Rachel Farris 79th, Abby Lewis 95th, Katelyn Crawford 108th and Brooklyn Synder 112th.

MLB

Jon Lester combined with three relievers on a four-hitter asthe Cubs beat the Pirates 3-0 on Thursday night to open a one-game NL Central lead over Milwaukee heading into the final weekend of the season. A day after the Cubs and Brewers assured themselves of no worse than wild-card berths, Lester escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and allowed three hits and four walks over six innings. He improved to 6-1 with a 1.71 ERA in his last eight starts. Steve Cishek, Carl Edwards Jr. and Jesse Chavez followed, with Chavez pitching the ninth for his fourth save in five chances with the Cubs. The Cubs host the Cardinals in the final series while Milwaukee is at home against Detroit. The Cardinals trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by one game for the second wild-card berth. The Cubs’ win means the NL Central champion, Chicago or Milwaukee, will finish with the league’s best record and will play the winner of Tuesday’s wild-card game. East champion Atlanta will play the West champion, Colorado or the Dodgers.

NFL

Rams 38, Vikings 31

NHL PRE-SEASON

Ottawa 2, Blackhawks 1

MLB

12:25 pm – Cardinals @ Cubs – You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

White Sox @ Minnesota

NHL PRE-SEASON

Blues vs Dallas

9/26/18 SCORES

HS TENNIS

Carmi-White County 7, FCHS 2 – Brittany Titzer won in singles play and Alison Bunting and Kamber Isle in doubles play for the Mules.

MLB

The Milwaukee Brewers clinched their first playoff spot since 2011, ensuring at least a spot in the NL wild-card game when Jhoulys Chacin pitched five shutout innings to beat the Cardinals 2-1 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. The Brewers began the night a half-game behind the Cubs for first place in the NL Central and 3 ½ games ahead of Colorado for the top wild-card slot. The Cardinals entered a half-game behind the Rockies for the final wild-card berth. The Rockies beat Philadelphia 14-0 last night to take over first in the NL West. Milwaukee now returns to Miller Park to take on the lowly Detroit Tigers in a three-game series starting Friday to end the regular season. The Cardinals are in Chicago to take on the Cubs to end the season.

Shortly after their playoff spot was assured, the Cubs beat the Pirates 7-6 Wednesday night when Albert Almora Jr. hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 10th inning. The NL Central-leading Cubs clinched their fourth straight postseason appearance earlier in the evening when Milwaukee beat St. Louis. The Brewers, who sealed a playoff slot with their win, are a half-game behind Chicago. One of them will win the NL Central, the other will play in the NL wild-card game next Tuesday.

Shane Bieber remained perfect on the road with six scoreless innings, Francisco Lindor led off the game with a home run and the Indians beat up the White Sox 10-2 on Wednesday night. The White Sox finished 30-51 at home, their worst performance at home in a full season since the last-place 1948 team won 27 games.

9/25/18 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

Fairfield over Carmi-White County two games to one – Mules are now 17-3

Cisne over Webber in two games: 25-11; 25-11 – Cisne is now 11-3

Lions JV also won in two games: 25-16; 25-14

Hamilton County over Christopher in two games

MLB

Christian Yelich homered and drove in six runs as the surging Brewers hurt the Cardinals’ playoff chances with a 12-4 victory on Tuesday night. Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games and moved within a half game of the NL Central-leading Cubs. The Cardinals fell a half game behind the Colorado Rockies, who beat Philadelphia 10-3, for the second NL wild card.

Slugger Kris Bryant exited with a bruised left wrist, Mike Montgomery got hit hard over four-plus innings and the Cubs stumbled again in their playoff run with a 6-0 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday night. The Cubs missed a chance to clinch a franchise-record fourth straight trip to the postseason for the second time in as many nights. The Cubs needed a win plus a loss by Colorado to Philadelphia to secure a playoff spot, but lost for the fourth time in sixth games. 

The White Sox overcame a two-run, ninth-inning deficit and beat the Indians 5-4 Tuesday night. The Sox need to win one of their last five games to avoid their first 100-loss season since 1970, when they went 56-106.

NHL PRE-SEASON

Capitals 4, Blues 0

Detroit 8, Blackhawks 6

9/24/18 SCORES

SIJHSAA CLASS S REGIONAL BASEBALL AT NEW HOPE

Jasper-Geff 11, Cisne 10 – Jasper-Geff will play Belleville Blessed Sacrement @ 3:30 pm Saturday in the state tournament @ Coulterville

SIJHSAA CLASS M BASEBALL REGIONAL AT FAIRFIELD

NCOE 7, Albion 3 – NCOE will play Johnston City @ 11:30 am Saturday @ the state tournament @ Pinckneyville

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 46, Carmi-White County 20 – JV Mules are 5-0

HS VOLLEYBALL

Edwards County beat Eldorado in two games: 25-9; 25-15

-The Lions JV won in two games as well: 25-11; 25-13

MLB

Eric Thames scored on reliever Bud Norris’ throwing error in the eighth inning and the Brewers improved their playoff positioning by topping the Cardinals 6-4 on Monday night. Ryan Braun homered and Christian Yelich drove in two runs as Milwaukee won for the fourth time in five games. The Brewers opened a three-game lead over the Cardinals for the top spot in the wild-card standings and pulled within 1 1/2 games of the NL Central-leading Cubs, who lost 5-1 to Pittsburgh. The Cardinals’ advantage in the race for the second NL wild card was trimmed to a half-game over Colorado, which cruised to a 10-1 win over Philadelphia.

Jameson Taillon outpitched Cole Hamels and Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer as the Pirates made the Cubs wait at least another day to clinch a postseason spot with a 5-1 victory on Monday night. The Cubs needed a win plus a loss by Colorado to Philadelphia to assure a franchise-record fourth straight trip to the playoffs, a run that includes a drought-busting World Series championship in 2016. Closing in on a third straight NL Central title, the Cubs began the night with a 2½-game lead over second-place Milwaukee, then lost for the third time in five games.

Corey Kluber spread the credit for his first 20-win season, and admitted it’s “a nice, round number.” Kluber struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings and won his 20th as the Indians shut out the White Sox 4-0 on Monday night.

NFL

Pittsburgh 30, Tampa Bay 27

9/23/18 SCORES

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS boys and girls finish 2nd at the Lawrencevile Invitational over the weekend,. For the girls, Ashley Crawford finished 10th, Bri McKinley was 11th, Jessie Crawford 13th, Rachel Farris 14th, Brooklyn Synder 15th, Katelyn Crawford 23rd, Abby Lerwis 27th and Jenna Williams 28th. On the boys side, Austin Schuster was 8th, Cody Todd 12th, Jacob Britt 16th, Cole Clark 17th, Jace Bankston 30th, Pablo Navia-Lopez 38th, Jerek Keoughan 41th and Korben Sanders 48th.

HS VOLLEYBALL

Edwards County defeated Johnston City in two games: 25-8; 25-10

JV Lions win in two games: 25-12; 25-10

Edwards County defeated Olney-Richland County in two games: 25-13; 26-24

JV Lions win in two games: 25-15; 26-24

MLB

Miles Mikolas won his fourth straight start, Matt Carpenter hit his NL-leading 36th homer and the Cardinals beat the Giants 9-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep and remain on track for the NL’s second wild card. The Cardinals have won three straight games and six of seven. Mikolas allowed two runs, one earned, and two hits in seven innings with eight strikeouts and no walks. John Brebbia and Giovanny Gallegos finished a five-hitter. The Cardinals remain two games behind Milwaukee, the wild card leader. They will host the Brewers in a three-game series starting tonight.

Kyle Schwarber homered and drove in two runs, as the Cubs beat the crosstown White Sox 6-1 on Sunday to lower their magic number for clinching the NL Central title to five. Ben Zobrist had three hits and Kyle Hendricks dazzled again as the Cubs took the rubber game of the weekend series. They also stayed 2 1/2 games ahead of second-place Milwaukee, which cruised to a 13-6 victory at Pittsburgh.

NFL

Bears 16, Arizona 14

Eagles 20, Colts 16

Saints 43, Falcons 37

Kansas City 38, San Francisco 27

Maimi 28, Oakland 20

Bills 27, Vikings 6

Washington 31, Green Bay 17

Carolina 31, Cincinnati 21

Titans 9, Jacksonville 6

Baltimore 27, Denver 14

Giants 27, Houston 22

Rams 35. LA Chargers 23

Seattle 24, Dallas 13

Detroit 26, Patriots 10

9/21/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

BLACK DIAMOND

Fairfield 40, Carmi-White County 12

Edwards County 12, Vienna-Goreville 0

Chester 28, Johnston City 20

Sesser-Valier 38, CZR 15

LITTLE ILLINI

Flora 26, Lawrenceville 8

Olney-Richland County 50, Marshall 14

Bridgeport Red Hill 30, Newton 0

Paris 63, Farmer City-Blue Ridge 0

Casey-Westfield 40, Robinson 0

SOUTHERN IL RIVER TO RIVER

Harrisburg 40, Massac County 29

Herrin 37, Murphysboro 35

Anna-Jonesboro 28, Carterville 14

DuQuoin 54, Pinckneyville 6

Nashville 56 Sparta 6

ELSEWHERE:

Mt. Carmel 61, Washington Indiana 20

Salem 28, Trenton Wesclin 25

Marion 56, Mt Vernon 15

Centralia 33, Belleville Althoff 14

Cahokia 28, Carbondale 7

MLB

St. Louis 5, San Francisco 3

Chicago White Sox 10, Chicago Cubs 4

Miami 1, Cincinnati 0 – 10 innings

Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 3

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

#10 Penn State 63, Illinois 24

NHL

St. Louis 3, Columbus 0

Chicago 5, Ottawa 2

9/20/18 SCORES

HS BASKETBALL

Wayne City High School has a new boys head basketball coach. The appointment of Jim Corrona was approved unanimously by the Wayne City School Board during its meeting Thursday. Corrona replaces Jeff Morris, who resigned as the Indians head man following last season’s run to the Class A Sectional. Corrona had previous stops at Vandalia, Edwards County and Effingham in Illinois. He’s also coached a the collegiate level, but most recently tought basketball overseas for the Junior NBA. He is in the process of moving to Wayne County,

SIJHSAA CLASS M SOFTBALL REGIONAL @ FAIRFIELD

Fairfield 3, Wayne City 2 – Colts advance to state Tournament Sept 29 at 3:30 pm at Pinckneyville. Their opponent will be Johnston City

SIJHSAA CLASS S SOFTBALL REGIONAL @ NEW HOPE

Jasper-Geff 9, Iuka 5 – Jasper-Geff advances to state tournament at 11:30 am Sept 29 at Coulterville. Their opponentn will either be Tamaroa/St Bruno or Woodlawn. They play Monday for the St Bruno/Tamaroa Regional championship.

SIJHSAA CLASS M BASEBALL REGIONAL A FAIRFIELD

Albion 14, Fairfield 12 in 9 innings

NCOE over Gallatin County

–Albion & NCOE play Monday for the regional championship

SIJHSAA CLASS S BASEBALL REGIONAL AT NEW HOPE

Cisne 14, New Hope 12

Jasper/Geff over Bluford

–Cisne will play Jasper-Geff for the regional championship Monday

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS Freshmen 20, Carmi-White County 14

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS over Eldorado in two games: 25-12; 25-6 – Mules are now 12-3 oberall & 3-0 in the Black Diamond Conference

Cisne over Mt Carmel in three games: 25-18; 26-28; 25-20 – Lions are now 10-3 & riding a seven match winning streak

–Cisne’s JV squad lost in three games: 17-25; 25-19; 13-15

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

FCC over John Wood in five games: 18-25; 25-17; 22-25; 25-15; 16-14 – Bobcats are now 7-7 on the season

MLB

Matt Davidson hit a run-scoring single with two out in the 11th inning to lift the White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, The win was the Sox’s first victory at Progressive Field this season. The White Sox were outscored 58-19 in dropping their first eight games in Cleveland.

NFL

Browns 21, NY Jets 17

GOLF

Today is the deadline to sign for the two man chicken feed scramble Sept 29 at the Fairfield Public Golf Course. Call the course at 847-7222 for more information.

9/19/18 SCORES

SIJHSAA CLASS S SOFTBALL REGIONAL @ NEW HOPE

Jasper-Geff 19, New Hope 5

Iuka over West Salem

GOLF

The Fairfield Puble Golf Course will host the Chicken Feed Scramble co-sponsored by Edward Jones Investments financial advisors Andrew Diesel and Andrew Williams and Midway Package Liquors is Saturday, Sept 29. Players can sign up outside the Pro Shop. Players who will need a golf cart must sign up before Friday Sept 21st to reserve a cart so the management can order extra carts in time for the event. You can call the course at 847-7222 for more information.

MLB

Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, Touki Toussaint pitched into the sixth inning and the NL East-leading Braves snapped a four-game skid with a 7-3 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cardinals trail Milwaukee by three games for the top NL wild card but lead Colorado by 1 ½ games for the second spot. The Rockies lost 5-2 at Dodger Stadium.

Indians 4, White Sox 1

Arizona 9, Cubs 0

 

9/18/18 SCORES

SIJHSAA CLASS S SOFTBALL REGIONAL @ NEW HOPE

Jasper/Geff 18, Cisne 13 – Jillian Kinney was the winning pitcher

West Salem over Grayville

Iuka over Bluford

SIJHSAA CLASS M SOFTBALL REGIONAL @ FAIRFIELD

Fairfield 9, Albion 5

Wayne City 11, NCOE 7

SIJHSAA CLASS S BASEBALL REGIONAL @ NEW HOPE

Jasper/Geff 14, Allendale St Mary’s 0

HS TENNIS

Carmi-White County 8, FCHS 1 – Alli Hooper & Karigan Harvey won in doubles action for the Mules

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS beat Hamilton County in two games

Carmi-White County over Eldorado in two games

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

FCC lost to Vincennes Universty in three sets: 25-27; 22-25; 22-25

HS BASEBALL

Dieterich 10, Cisne 0

MLB

Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer, Yadier Molina added a two-run single in a four-run eighth inning and the Cardinals won their third straight game with an 8-1 victory over the Braves on Tuesday night. Austin Gomber pitched five effective innings for the Redbirds, giving up six hits, one run and three walks while striking out five for his fifth victory in his last six decisions. DeJong, who is hitting .500 with four homers and 10 RBIs in five career games against Atlanta, added a run-scoring single in the eighth. DeJong’s homer was his 14th on the road.

Javier Baez and Daniel Murphy each hit a two-run homer as the Cubs jumped out to a big early lead on their way to a 9-1 win over the fading Arizona Diamondbacks. With its fifth victory in six games, the Cubs increased its NL Central lead to 3 1/2 games over the Brewers, who lost at home to last-place Cincinnati.

Corey Kluber struck out 11 in eight innings to record his career-high 19th win as the Indians beat the White Sox 5-3. Kluber also topped 200 strikeouts for the fifth straight season. Kluber won 18 games in three of the previous four seasons, including his two AL Cy Young Award-winning years, 2014 and 2017.

9/17/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 16, Hamilton County 6 – FCHS JV are now 4-0

HS TENNIS

Mt Vernon 7, FCHS 2 – Abbi White & Brittany Titzer both won singles matches for the MUkles

SIJHSAA BASEBALL REGIONAL

CLASS S @ NEW HOPE

New Hope over West Salem

Cisne 9, Clay City 3 

Bluford over Iuka

JH SOFTBALL

Fairfield 17, Opdyke-Belle Rive 0

Wayne City 9, Cisne 6

JH BASEBALL

Flora 19, Albion 0 6 innings

MLB

Kolten Wong hit the first of four St. Louis homers, Miles Mikolas won his third straight start and the Cardinals beat the NL East-leading Braves 11-6 on Monday night to give their playoff push another boost. The Cardinals, who also got homers from Paul DeJong, Harrison Bader and Yadier Molina, began the night tied with the Dodgers for the second NL wild card. Mikolas allowed four hits, two runs and one walk while striking out six in five innings. The right-hander, who leads the NL in fewest walks per nine innings, improved to 16-0 when getting at least two runs of support, and the Cardinals are 21-3 in those games.

Kyle Hendricks took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning and the Cubs held the Diamondbacks to three hits in a 5-1 win to open their important three-game series. Hendricks struck out eight and walked one. Javier Baez homered in the Cub’s three-run sixth.

NFL

Bears 24, Seahawks 17

The Bears have presented longtime linebacker Brian Urlacher with his Ring of Excellence for being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Urlacher was recognized at halftime of the Bears’ 24-17 win over the Seahawks. Lance Briggs and Matt Forte were among a group of Urlacher’s former teammates on hand for the ceremony.

 

9/16/18 SCORES

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS girls finished 14th & the boys 15th @ the Olney Invitational.  For the girls, Ashley Crawford was 45th, Bri McKinley 52nd, Rachel Farris 62nd, Jessie Crawford 80th, Katelyn Crawford 86th & Jenna  Williams 89th.  On the boys side, Austin Schuster was 50th, Cody Todd 66th, Jacob Britt 93RD, Cole Clark 94TH. Jace Bankston 126TH, Jerek Keoughan 139TH & Korben Sanders 140th. . 

HS VOLLEYBALL

Cisne went 5-0 to win the Flora Wolfgal Tournament over the weekend.  The Lions defeated Clay City in the championship game.

FCHS JV Mules won the Fairfield JV Invitational

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

FCC went 1-1 Saturday at the ICC Tournament IN Peoria.  The Bobcats beat John Wood in three sets:  25-22; 26-24; 25-18 & lost to ICC in three sets:  18-25; 16-25; 17-25.  FCC went 2-2 in the tournament.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

South Florida rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Illinois 25-19 on Saturday.  The Illini had a chance to tie it later, but couldn’t score on its final drive thanks to a sack at the South Florida 25 with six seconds left. Freshman quarterback M.J. Rivers II threw the ball out of the end zone as time expired.  Rivers, in his 1st career start as quarterback, was 20 of 29 for 168 yards passing for Illinois  Rivers relieved A.J. Bush Jr., who was injured in the win against Western Illinois.  Mike Epsten rushed for 113 yards on 19 carries for the Illini.  Illinois coach Lovie Smith was back in a familiar place. Smith returned to the sideline where he guided the Chicago Bears to a 2006 NFC Championship. Smith was also backed by his former player & newly inducted Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher, who was in attendance. It was like old times for Smith, who saw his team thoroughly dominate South Florida on defense & special teams in the 1st half, a staple of his mid-2000 Bears teams.

ELSEWHERE:

SEMO 48, SIU 44

Indiana State 55, EIU 41

MLB

Adam Wainwright pitched two-hit ball over six innings for his first win in five months, Marcell Ozuna homered & the Cardinals salvaged the finale of a four-game series with a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers. The Cardinals snapped a season-high four-game losing streak & Moved into a tie for the second National League wild card with the Dodgers, who slipped a half-game behind Colorado for the NL West lead.

The Cubs’ NL Central lead remained at 2½ games over second-place Milwaukee as the Reds beat the Cubs 2-1. The loss snaps a three game winning streak for the Cubs.

The Orioles beat the White Sox 8-4 to avoid a three-game sweep. Baltimore took control with a five-run first inning against Lucas Giolito.

NFL

Colts 21, Redskins 9

Atlanta 31, Carolina 24

Chargers 31, Bils 20

Packers & Minnesota tie @ 29

Tennessee 20, Houston 17

New Orleans 21, Cleveland 18

Dolphins 21, Jets 12

Kansas City 42, Pittsburgh 37

Tampa Bar 27, Philadelphia 21

Rams 34, Cardinals 0

San Francisco 30, Detroit 27

Denver 20, Oakland 19

Jacksonvile 31, New England 20

Cowboys 20, Giants 13

9/14/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

BLACK DIAMOND

Fairfield 44, Hamilton County 0 

Edwards County 56, CZR 14

Eldorado 16, Carmi-White County 14

Sesser-Valier 26, Johnston City 12

LITTLE ILLINI

Casey-Westfield 42, Flora 8 

Newton 56, Lawrenceville 8 

Marshall 35, Robinson 16 

Mt. Carmel 49, Olney-Richland County 23 

SOUTHERN IL RIVER TO RIVER

Herrin 49, Benton 7 

West Frankfort 42, Harrisburg 7

Murphysboro 42, Massac County 0

Anna-Jonesboro 37, Nashville 14

DuQuoin 41, Carterville 0 

Pinckneyville 28, Sparta 18 

ELSEWHERE

Salem 21, Red Bud 0

Belleville Althoff 41, Mt. Vernon 0 

Carbondale 33, Centralia 26

Cahokia 24, Marion 14

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Frontier Volleyball went 1-1 at ICC Tournament Friday. The Bobcats lost in 4 sets to Illinois College JV: 19-25, 26-24, 17-25, 18-25. Frontier def. Rend Lake in 4 sets: 21-25, 25-15, 28-26, and 25-20. 

9/12/18 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

Cisne 3, Webber 2 – Ian Kingler was the winnng pitcher, Gavin Fetherling picked the save & Hunter Callahan homered for the Lions

JH SOFTBALL

Fairfield 15, Mt Vernon 0

MLB

Jameson Taillon won his 4th straight start as the Pirates slowed the Cardinals with a 4-3 victory Wednesday that stopped the Cardinals’ three-game winning streak. Cardinals starter Daniel Poncedeleon, making his 4th, allowed two runs & five hits in five innings. The Cardinals entered 34-18 under new manager Mike Shildt and with the most wins in the NL after the All-Star break. The Cardinals’ lead for the second NL wild card was cut to two games over the Dodgers, who are in St Louis for a three game series starting tonight.

Curtis Granderson homered, tripled & scored three runs as the Brewers beat the Cubs 5-1 to move within a game of the NL Central lead. The Brewers took two of three from the 1st-place Cubs.

Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning as the Chicago White Sox beat the Royals 4-2. Juan Minaya pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Hector Santiago, the 8th White Sox pitcher, picked up his 2nd save in as many chances. The White Sox snapped a seven-game skid, one game short of their season-worst losing streak.

NHL

Blues goaltender Jake Allen is expected to miss the 1st week or more of training camp because of back spasms. General manager Doug Armstrong announced Allen’s injury Wednesday on the eve of camp. Allen is out at least 10-14 days, which would put him in position to return for the end of the preseason & be ready for the start of the regular season. The Blues signed veteran Chad Johnson during the offseason to replace Carter Hutton as Allen’s backup. Allen had a 2.75 goals-against average & 906 save percentage splitting time with Hutton last season. The Blues also re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Jordan Schmaltz to a $1.4 million, two-year contract.

 

 

9/10/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS Freshmen 14, CZR 0

FCHS JV 54, CZR 0

HS VOLLEYBALL

–Cisne over Centralia Christ our Rock Lutheran two games to one: 24-26; 25-23; 25-23

–Cisne JV won in two games: 25-17; 25-12

–Edwards County over Carmi-White County in two games: 25-11; 25-15

–Edwards County JV won in two games: 25-16; 25-22

JH BASEBALL

Bluford 13, Jasper-Geff 3

Albion 18, Wayne City 2

JH SOFTBALL

Fairfield 14. Cisne 8

MLB

Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the 8th inning to rally the Cardinals to an 8-7 victory over the Pirates on Monday night. The Cardinals, who overcame deficits of 4-0 & 6-4, moved two games ahead of the Dodgers in the race for the 2nd wild card spot in the NL. Cincinnati beat Los Angeles 10-6 Monday. John Brebbia got the win for the Cardinals & Carlos Martinez picked up his 3rd save in as many chances. Adam Wainwright, making his 1st start since May 13, gave up four runs on seven hits in five innings. He retired the last eight batters after giving up three runs in the 3rd.

The Brewers beat the Cubs 3-2 Monday to pull within one game of the NL Central leaders. Milwaukee won for the 7th time in eight games. It’s the closest the Brewers have been to the division lead since they trailed the Cubs by a game on Aug. 5.

White Sox reliever Jeanmar Gomez threw away a bunt in the 10th inning, giving the Royals a 4-3 win over the Sox.

NFL

Jets 48, Lions 17

Rams 33, Raiders 13

9/7/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

BLACK DIAMOND

Edwards County 12, Carmi-White County 6

Sesser-Valier 28, Eldorado 16

Johnston City 16, Vienna 6

LITTLE ILLINI

Bridgeport Red Hill 8, Olney-Richland County 7

Robinson 24, Flora 12

Newton 21, Casey-Westfield 7

Paris 63, Lawrenceville 0

SOUTHERN IL RIVER TO RIVER

Pinckneyville 23, Benton 20

Boonville, IN 34, Harrisburg 0

Nashville 54, Trenton Wesclin 0

ELSEWHERE

Princeton IN 14, Mt. Carmel 6

Highland 49, Marion 14

Mt. Vernon 25, Troy Triad 17

9/4/18 SCORES

FCHS HAS ANNOUNCED THAT DUE TO THE POTENTIAL OF SEVERE WEATHER THIS WEEKEND, FRIDAY’S VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME AT CHRISTOPHER/ZIEGLER-ROYALTON HAS BEEN MOVED UP TO THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM.  OUR COVERAGE OF THE GAME WILL BEGIN WITH PRE-GAME INFORMATION AT 6:45 PM THURSDAY ON WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com.  IN ADDITION,THURSDAY’S FRESHMEN FOOTBALL GAME HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  INSTEAD,  FCHS WILL PLAY EXTRA QUARTERS IN THE JV GAME SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY.

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 18, Chester 0

HS VOLLEYBALL

Edwards County over Grayville in three games: 23-25; 25-13; 25-12

–The Edwards County JV also won in three games: 21-25; 25-8 15-1l

JH SOFTBALL

Clay City 5, Cisne 1

JH BASEBALL

Clay City 7, Cisne 6

MLB

Yadier Molina hit a grand slam, Marcell Ozuna homered twice & the Cardinals beat the Nationals 11-8 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals, who occupy the 2nd NL wild card spot, hit five homers overall as they stopped a three-game skid. Tyson Ross pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win & Jordan Hicks got the final out for his 6th save in 11 chances.

Lorenzo Cain reached base five times, Wade Miley pitched six stingy innings & the Brewers romped past the Cubs 11-1 to climb within three games of the NL Central leaders. Miley allowed one run and three hits, struck out five & walked none as Milwaukee won for the 5th time in its last six meetings with its division rival.

A fan was hit in the face by a foul ball & bled profusely before walking to the1st aid station, briefly delaying the Tigers’ 8-3 win over the White Sox. The middle-aged male fan was sitting in the 1st row on the 1st base side of Guaranteed Rate Field beyond where the netting extends when he was struck. The White Sox said the man was taken to a hospital for treatment.

 

9/3/18 SCORES

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

FCC defeated Rend Lake College in four sets: 25-17; 19-25; 25-22; 25-23 The Bobcats are now 3-1

MLB

Bryce Harper hit a tying, two-run homer in the 9th inning, then delivered a sacrifice fly in the 10th that sent the Nationals over the Cardinals 4-3 on Monday. Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty went five innings. He struck out five and walked five.

Christian Yelich drove in the winning run with the bases loaded in the 9th after beating a throw from 3rd to avoid a double play, & the Brewers opened an important three-game series with the Cubs with a 4-3 win.

Matt Davidson hit a two-run, game-ending homer as the White Sox scored three times in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Tigers 4-2 for their 8th win in 11 games.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois wide receiver Mike Dudek will miss the season because of a knee injury sustained against Kent State on Saturday, the3rd major knee injury of the seniors career. Dudek missed all of the 2015 and 2016 seasons & five games last season due to injuries. He was a freshman All-American for the Illini in 2014. Illinois hosts Western Illinois Saturday. You can hear the game on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

9/2/18 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

FCHS went 3-2 at the Casey-Westfield volleyball tournament over the weekend. Macie Clark & Lexi Hobbs were named to the all tournament team.

Edwards County went 4-1 at the tournament.

FAIRFIELD JFL

5th/6th Grade

Salem 16, Fairfield 0 

7th/8th Grade

Salem 20, Fairfield 18

HS FOOTBALL

Marshal 27, Flora 8 – Continuation iof game postponed by lightning Friday

Yorkville 56, Centralia 7

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Illinois defeated Kent State 31-24 on Saturday to extend its home-opener win streak to 21 games, the fourth-longest in the nation. But the win didn’t come easily for an Illinois team expected to easily turn around a 2-10 season from last year. Following a lackluster first half, Illinois quarterback AJ Bush showed why offensive coordinator Rod Smith called him a “dynamic, dual threat.” Bush passed for 190 yards on 23 attempts, and rushed for 139 yards on 21 carries. Reggie Corbin carried 10 times for 79 yards and two touchdowns for the Illini (1-0), while Mike Esptein and RaVon Bonner added rushing touchdowns.

ELSEWHERE IN THE BIG 10:

#5 Ohio State 77, Oregon State 31

#10 Penn State 45, Appalachian State 38   OT

Maryland 34, #23 Texas 29

Rutgers 35, Texas State 7

Iowa 33, Northern Illinois 7

#12 Notre Dame 24, #14 Michigan 17

Indiana 38, Florida International 28

Nebraska vs Akron cancelled

MLB

Eugenio Suarez’s two-run homer off of Bud Norris in the 10th inning lifted the Reds to a 6-4 win over the Cardinals. The Reds won for just the 3rd time in their last 11 games, including the last two against the Cardinals, snapping their series winning streak at 10. The Cardinals fell a half game behind the Brewers into the 2nd wild card spot in the National League.

Javier Baez hit one of three solo home runs off Cy Young candidate Aaron Nola to reach 30 home runs & 100 RBIs, & Jon Lester pitched six shutout innings to continue his mastery of the Phillies & help lead the NL Central-leading Cubs to an 8-0 victory over Philadelphia. Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rizzo also went deep off Nola, who gave up three home runs in a game for just the 2nd time over 88 starts in his four-year career.

James Shields threw six scoreless innings, Tim Anderson & Daniel Palka homered & the White Sox beat the major league-leading Red Sox 8-0 to split their four-game series. Anderson had three hits for the White Sox, who have won seven of their last 10 games.

9/1/18 SCORES

MLB

Luis Castillo and two relievers combined on a two-hitter to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.  The Reds snapped a three-game losing streak.  St. Louis, which won a major league-best 22 games in August, lost for the second time in six games.  The Cardinals are 4 1/2 games behind Chicago in the NL Central after the Cubs beat Philadelphia 7-1.

Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings, Javier Baez notched his NL-leading 99th RBI and star third baseman Kris Bryant doubled and had two hits in his return from the disabled list to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1. Ian Happ homered and Baez had three hits for the NL Central-leading Cubs, who have won nine of 11.

Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 12 in 5 2/3 innings in his return from an ankle injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Jackie Bradley Jr., Ian Kinsler and Eduardo Nunez homered as AL East-leading Boston maintained its 7 1/2-game lead over the New York Yankees, who held off Detroit for a 2-1 win.

8/31/18 SCORES

 HS FOOTBALL

BLACK DIAMOND

Fairfield 50, Chester 26 

Sesser-Valier 24, Edwards County 6 

Carmi-White County 34, Christopher 0

Eldorado 38, Vienna-Goreville 20

Hamilton County 18, Johnston City 14

LITTLE ILLINI

Flora vs Marshall – Game has been postponed to 1 p.m. Saturday due to lightning delay. Marshall was leading 13-8 early in the 4Q. 

Olney-Richland County 54, Lawrenceville 8

Bridgeport Red Hill 28, Robinson 14

Paris 33, Casey-Westfield 9 

Newton 49, Sullivan-Okaw Valley 21

SOUTHERN IL RIVER TO RIVER

DuQuoin 35, Harrisburg 14

Herrin 49, Carterville 35

Nashville 33, Massac County 0

Murphysboro 27, Anna-Jonesboro 23

West Frankfort 21, Pinckneyville 7

ELSEWHERE:

Mt. Vernon IN 41, Mt. Carmel 12

Dunlap 34, Mt. Vernon IL 0 

Breese Central 34, Salem 13

Carbondale 42, Granite City 35

Marion 29, Jerseyville 21

8/29/18 SCORES

HS GOLF

FCHS defeated Mt Carme 181-184 earlier this week. Maverck Conrad shot an even par 35 tio win medalist honors. Noah McElravy shot a 41 for the Mules, followed by Caleb Norton at 48. Zach Gualdoni at 57 & Noah Barger & Chase Hallam at 60 & 61 respectively.

JH SOFTBALL

Cisne 14. New Hope 8

MLB

Trevor Williams pitched six strong innings as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 2-0 Wednesday night. Williams gave up three hits & struck out a career-high eight. He has allowed just four earned runs over his last eight starts & improved to 5-2 with 0.75 ERA during that stretch. He has a major-league best eight starts of at least five innings without allowing a run. With the loss, the Cardinals fall to 4 1/2 games back of the Cubs in the NL Central.

Todd Frazier hit a grand slam & drove in a season-high five runs to lead the Mets to a 10-3 victory over the Cubs. In a game suspended the previous night because of rain, Ben Zobrist hit a bases-loaded RBI single in the 11th inning to give the Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Mets.

Ryan LaMarre homered & drove in a career-best four runs & Reynaldo Lopez stifled the Yankees again despite diminished velocity as the White Sox won 4-1.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The University of Illinois Foundation is getting a $20 million donation, including $15 million for the Fighting Illini Football Performance Center. The money is coming from the H.D. Smith Foundation. Henry Dale Smith started H.D. Smith, a medical wholesale company based in Springfield. Chris & Dale Smith say they’re honoring their late father & mother Betty & the couple’s passion for Illinois football. The Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center will be a 107,000-square-foot facility with space for strength & conditioning, sports medicine, locker rooms, offices for coaches & more. Construction will be completed before the 2019 season. The Smith Foundation’s gift also includes $3 million for athletes to return & complete their degrees. The Illini open their 2018 football campaign against Kent State Saturday. Our coverage of the game begins with the Fighting Illni pre-game show at 10 am Saturday on WDIW am 1390 & 103.3 FM.
8/28/18 SCORES

HS VOLLEYBALL

Edwards County lost in two games to Massac County: 22-25; 18-25

The EC JV squad also lost in two games: 20-25;

20-25

HS TENNIS

Carbondale 7, FCHS 2

Brittany Titzer won her number two singles match

& the number three doubles team of Titzer &

Lainie Miller won their match

JH SOFTBALL

Jasper/Geff 14; West Salem 1

Jilian Kinney was the winning pitcher

MLB

Jose Martinez & Tyler O’Neill homered & rookie Jack Flaherty pitched seven innings as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-2 Tuesday night in Mike Shildt’s 1st game since being promoted to full-time manager. The Cardinals have won six of seven & are 20-5 in August. Earlier in the day, the interim tag was taken off Shildt, who was put in charge after Mike Matheny was fired last month. The Redbirds are 27-12 under Shildt. He was rewarded with a contract through 2020 after guiding the Cards back into playoff contention. The Pirates have lost eight of 10. Flaherty retired his 1st 12 batters & gave up one run & four hits. He has allowed only 14 hits & three runs in 32 innings, walking nine & striking out 38 batters in his last five starts. Bud Norris pitched the ninth for his 28th save.

The game between the Cubs & Mets was suspended with the score tied at 1 in the top of the 10th inning following a rain delay of 53 minutes last night. The game will resume Wednesday at noon. The finale of the three-game series, scheduled for 1:20 p.m., will begin approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the suspended game.

Pinch-hitter Neil Walker connected for a solo home run in the bottom of the 9th inning as the Yankees rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat the White Sox 5-4.

8/27/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

FCHS JV 60, Johnston City 0

HS TENNIS

Newton 6, FCHS 3

Adriana Munoz & Alexis Worthey won singles

matches & the doubles team of Brittany Titzer &

Lainie Miller won their match

JH BASEBALL

Fairfield 16, Cisne 6

Carmi 14, Albion 4

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Wabash Valley College over FCC in 4 sets:

17-25; 25-23; 26-28; 25-23

MLB

Jon Lester pitched six innings, drove in two runs with a timely single & made two nice plays in the field, helping the Cubs beat the Mets 7-4 for their 6th consecutive victory. Anthony Rizzo homered & Daniel Murphy reached three more times from the leadoff spot as the NL-leading Cubs moved a season-high 24 games over .500 by improving to 5-0 against the Mets this year.

Carlos Rodon pitched two-hit ball over seven innings & Yoan Moncada doubled in two as the White Sox beat the Yankees 6-2 for their 4th straight win. Rodon allowed a two-run shot to Gleyber Torres but was strong otherwise, & the Sox’s bullpen closed out a three-hitter. The White Sox have won 10 of 13 & clinched their 1sy winning month of the season by improving to 15-10 in August.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Senior transfer AJ Bush will start at quarterback for Illinois in its season opener Saturday at home against Kent State. Coach Lovie Smith says he chose Bush primarily because of his work on the practice field & his leadership skills. The 6-4, 225-pound Bush transferred to Illinois from Virginia Tech, where he played in five games last year, completing seven of 11 passes for 99 yards & one touchdown. He previously played for Iowa Western Community College. Bush will be backed up by sophomore Cam Thomas, last year’s starter, & Matt Robinson, a promising three-star freshman recruit. You can hear Illini football on WFIW AM 1390 & 103.3 FM.

8/26/18 SCORES

A few pictures from Friday’s home opener at the Trainyard – Photos courtesy of Rob Lingafeltter

FAIRFIELD JFL

3rd/4th grade

Faierfield 14, Flora 12

5th/6th grade

Fairfield 26, Flora 20

7th/8th grade

Flora 32, Fairfield 25

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

FCC beat Shawnee CC in three sets: 25-13; 25-14; 25-21

FCC beat the Lincoln College JV by forfeit

Bobcats are now 2-0

MLB

Matt Carpenter tied a Cardinals record with four doubles & pitcher Austin Gomber had a two-run infield single in a six-run 1st inning as the Cardinals routed the Rockies 12-3 on Sunday. Carpenter matched a franchise mark that Joe “Ducky” Medwick set on Aug 4, 1937, against the then Boston Bees, now the Braves. Carpenter doubled twice in the 1st, had another in the 3rd & lined his 4th in the 7th on a day when the Redbirds pounded out 16 hits. The 1st baseman wound up 4 for 5 with two RBIs. Wearing “Big G” on the back of his uniform as part of Players’ Weekend, Gomber threw six effective innings, allowing two runs, one earned, & five hits to become the 1st left-handed Cardinals starter to win at Coors Field since Kent Mercker on July 24, 1999. The Cardinals took two of three from the Rockies in a series between NL playoff contenders. Colorado began the day tied with Arizona atop the NL West. The win was the 19th this month for the Cardinals. The club record for August is 25 set in 1942, but the team played 33 games that month.

Kyle Hendricks allowed two hits in seven innings, David Bote & Kyle Schwarber homered & the Cubs beat the Reds 9-0 to complete a four-game sweep. Jason Heyward went 4 for 4 with a triple & drove in two runs for the NL Central-leading Cubs. Bote added two hits & three RBIs. Hendricks struck out five & walked one. He has given up two runs in his last 14 innings. The last-place Reds have dropped five straight and been shut out nine times.

Michael Kopech pitched six impressive innings for his 1st major league win & the White Sox scored four runs in the 3rd on their way to a 7-2 victory over the Tigers. Kopech allowed a run & seven hits in his 2nd career start. The Sox are 18-17 since the all-star break.

8/24/18 SCORES 

HS FOOTBALL 

Fairfield 60, Johnston City 14 

Edwards County 22, Hamilton County 6

Sesser-Valier 8, Carmi-White County 0

Eldorado 34, Chester 26 — Double OT

Red Hill 42, Flora 13

Olney-Richland County 37, Casey-Westfield 21 

Marshall 49, Lawrenceville 0

Argenta-Oreana 40, Robinson 7

Mt Carmel 20, Harrisburg 13

Carterville 20, Benton 0

Waterloo 23, Herrin 7 

DuQuoin 53, Massac County 12

Carbondale 35, Murphysboro 13 

West Frankfort 24, Anna-Jonesboro 21

Pinckneyville 17, Red Bud 7

Freeburg 50, Sparta 22

Salem 21, Centralia 0 

Taylorville 20, Mt. Vernon 8 

 8/22/18 SCORES

HS CROSS COUNTRY

FCHS hosted the Tom Wickham Cross Country Invitational Tuesday. Olney was 1st, followed by Newton, Lawrenceville & Hamilton County. FCHS, Mt Carmel, North Clay & Webber also competed. For the Mules, Ashley Crawford was 14th, Rachel Farris 30th & Abby Lewis was 34th.

JH SOFTBALL

Norris City 19, New Hope 15

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

TOURNAMENT – 1st ROUND GAMES

Molt Farms 15, West Construction 1

La Fuente 16, Jacque’s Lunch Box 6

Iconic Studio 22, Lewis Scrap Metal 12

Midway Package 19, Vaughan Equipment 2

MLB

Paul DeJong hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 9th inning, lifting the Cardinals to a 3-1 victory & a three-game sweep of the Dodgers on Wednesday night. The Cardinals’ 8th straight road win helped them improve to 17-4 this month, the most wins in the majors. They’ve homered in 15 straight games, one off the current season mark of 16 in a row by Philadelphia. Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty gave up just one hit over six innings. He struck out 10 & walked two. Dakota Hudson picked up the win one inning of relief & Jordan Hicks got his 5th save by striking out the side in the bottom of the 9th. The Cardinals remain 2½ games behind the NL Central-leading Cubs.

Jon Lester pitched into the 6th inning & the Cubs homered three times, finally breaking out of their offensive funk in an 8-2 victory over the Tigers. The Cubs had scored exactly one run in each of their previous five games. David Bote ended that streak with a two-run homer in the 5th, & Lester allowed a run & seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Adam Engel broke a tie with a two-run homer in a five-run 5th & Carlos Rodon continued his torrid stretch with six strong innings as the White Sox beat the Twins 7-3. Nicky Delmonico & Tim Anderson also homered off Twins starter Kyle Gibson.

Major league baseball has announced it will return to Monterrey, Mexico for six games in 2019, starting with spring training games between Colorado & Arizona on March 9 & March 10. Cincinnati will host the Cardinals in the regular season on April 13 & April 14, & the Los Angeles Angels will play the Houston Astros on May 4 & May 5.

8/21/18 SCORES

HS GIRLS TENNIS

Centralia 9, FCHS 0

HS VOLLEYBALL

Edwards County defeats Carmi-White County 20-25; 25-13; 26-24

 EC jv wins 21-25; 25-13; 15-7

JH BASEBALL

Newton 12, Albion 2

MLB

Yadier Molina & Marcell Ozuna slugged two-run homers as the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 5-2 on Tuesday night to improve to a major league-best 16-4 in August. The Cardinals have now homered in 14 straight games. In his 2nd major league start, Daniel Poncedeleon allowed one run & five hits in four innings. He struck out a career-high eight & walked one pitching not far from his hometown of Anaheim. Cardinals reliever Carlos Martinez got hit in the upper body by a comebacker in the 8th. Martinez was knocked down & writhed on the ground as his teammates & a trainer ran to him. He soon got up & walked off under his own power as the inning ended. Luke Weaver got the WIN, allowing  one run & three hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Bud Norris pitched the ninth for his 26th save. With the victory, the Cardinals clinched their 8th consecutive series, equaling their longest streak since April 10-May 7, 2015, & climbed to 2 ½ games back of the NL Central-leading Cubs.

Jordan Zimmermann pitched six effective innings & Victor Martinez had three hits as the Tigers beat the slumping Cubs 2-1. The Cubs were held to one run via homer for the 5th straight game, dropping the last three in the offensive slide.

The Twins beat the White Sox 5-2. The game was tied at 2 before Minnesota pushed across three runs in the 9th.

The Washington Nationals have essentially thrown in the towel, trading 1st baseman/leftfielder Matt Adams to the Cardinals & 2nd baseman Daniel Murphy to the Cubs, The Cardinals got the 29-year-old Adams from the Nats for $50,000. Adams hit .257 with 18 homers and 48 RBI in 249 at-bats after signing with Washington in the offseason. The lefty-swinging Adams made his big league debut with the Cardinals in 2012 & stayed with them until being traded to Atlanta in May 2017. He will join the team in Los Angeles & be activated for the series finale against the Dodgers today. Meanwhile, the Cubs bolstered their struggling lineup with the acquisition of Murphy for Class A infielder Andruw Monasterio & a player to be named or cash. The 33-year-old Murphy is batting .340 since the All-Star break. He has a .413 career batting average at Wrigley Field. The Cubs also announced Tuesday that right-hander Yu Darvish will miss the rest of the season after pitching just one inning in a rehab start for Class A South Bend on Sunday. 

8/20/18 SCORES

JH SOFTBALL

New Hope 11, Wayne City 7

Fairfield 6, Carmi 6 – game was suspended in the 6th inning due to rain

GOLF

The Fyie Law Office LLC 2018 Men’s Golf League @ the Fairfield Public Golf Course wrapped up its season recently. Scott McElravy & Don Sutton won the 2018 championship title over Ashley Bunting & Chris Medler. Mike Molt & Jim Musgrave Jr. won 3rd place over Reese Copeland & Andrew Williams. Maverick Conrad was recognized as the most improved player. The four man team of Andrew Stewart, Eric Stewart, Jerry Vaughan & Marty Vaughan won the awards night finale scramble after a three team tie breaker decided by a closest to the pin contest. Tom Konopasek won the scramble’s closest to the pin prize on the par three 18th hole at one foot and eleven inches.

MLB

Jedd Gyorko & Matt Carpenter homered in the 9th inning to lift the Cardinals over the Dodgers 5-3 Monday night. Gyorko led off the 9th with a pinch hit homer. Carpenter followed with his NL-leading 34th homer, stunning the small crowd that remained through the four-plus-hour game. Closer Bud Norris walked Matt Kemp leading off the bottom of the 9th before striking out the next three batters to end the game & get his 25th save. Jose Martinez hit a solo shot in the 1st, making it the 13th straight game in which the Cardinals homered, the longest active streak in the majors this season.

Matt Davidson homered, Lucas Giolito struck out six in six innings & the White Sox beat the Twins 8-5. It was the 4th win in five games for the Sox in the makeup of a snowed-out April contest

8/19/18 SCORES

GRADE SCHOOL SOFTBALL

The Fairfield Colts went 1-3 Saturday @ the Carmi Tournament. The Colts lost 20-1 to Massac County, beat NCOE 11-6 & lost 10-0 to Harrisburg.

MLB

The Brewers beat the Cardinals 2-1 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak & moved back ahead of the Cardinals for the 2nd National League wild card. The Cardinals lost for just the 2nd time in their last 12 games. John Gant gave up two runs on six hits & two walks in 4 1/3 innings. Gant has failed to make it past 4 1/3 innings in three of his last four starts. Brett Cecil pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the 5th, Tyson Ross followed with three scoreless innings & Mike Mayers added another as Cardinals relievers combined for 4 2/3 shutout innings. Patrick Wisdom hit his 1st career home run 414 feet into the bleachers in left-center to lead off the 8th for the Cardinals only run. Yadier Molina started his 27th straight game Sunday, a major league record for catchers 35 years or older. In other news, Carlos Martinez & Yairo Munoz were scheduled to play Sunday at Double-A Springfield & could join the team in Los Angeles.

Adam Frazier hit a game-ending homer in the 11th inning as the Pirates beat the Cubs 2-1. The teams split their four-game series. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball has announced that the Cubs will face the Pirates in next year’s Little League Classic. The game will be held at Bowman Field in Williamsport, PA on Aug. 18, 2019. The Cubs & Pirates will attend Little League World Series games earlier in the day.

Omar Narvaez homered & drove in the go-ahead run with a single as the White Sox rallied from a sic run deficit to beat the Royals 7-6 Sunday. Avisail Garcia & Tim Anderson also homered for the Sox, who have won four of five.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

A year’s worth of experience, strength training & an emerging leader at quarterback could combine to give Illinois a realistic shot at playing some winning football. The Illini finished last season on a 10-game losing streak. Statistically, Illinois is still the youngest team in Division I. The Illini return 16 starters from 2017: nine sophomores, four juniors & just three seniors for coach Lovie Smith’s 3rd season. The Illini open the season Sept. 1 against Kent State. You can hear Illini football this year on WFIW 1390. We’ve got your Illini schedules. You can pick them up here at the WFIW studios on Highway 15 east of Fairfield.

8/16/18 SCORES

GRADE SCHOOL BASEBALL

Cisne 18, Albion 12

GRADE SCHOOLO SOFTBALL

Albion 11, Cisne 8

MLB

Bryce Harper had three hits & drove in three runs as the Nationals snapped the Cardinals’ eitgh game winning streak with a 5-4 victory Thursday night. The Cardinals committed three errors in the game after committing just four total errors during the winning streak. The Redbirds did get within one in the 6th, but could get no closer against the Nats’ bullpen. Just two of the four runs Luke Weaver allowed in his 3 2/3 innings were earned. He gave up seven hits. Tyson Ross allowed one unearned run in 3 1/3 innings of relief. Matt Carpenter walked in the 3rd to extend his on-base streak to a career-high 34 games. On the injury front, Carlos Martinez will begin a rehab stint today at Double-A Springfield & Adam Wainwright threw two scoreless innings Thursday night at High-A Palm Beach.

Jon Lester pitched six innings to win for the 1st time in just over a month & Ian Happ homered as the Cubs beat the Pirates 1-0. Lester allowed five hits, struck out eight & had no walks while improving to 3-1 against the Pirates this season.

NFL PRE-SEASON

Patriots 37, Eagles 20

Redskins 15, Jets 13

Packers 51. Steelers 34

8/15/18 SCORES

HIGH SCHOOL

Meet the Mules night is Friday. Activities get underway @ 5:15 pm tomorrow as the Mulebackers serve barbeque nachos & sandwiches in the FCHS cafeteria. The event will also include the introduction of athletes in cheerleading, football, volleyball, girls tennis, cross country & golf as well as football practice & a volleyball scrimmage. Admission is a non-perishable food item or personal hygiene product.

Edwards County is also hosting its Meet the Teams night Friday. Activities @ ECHS begin @ 4:45 pm Friday, & include pictures of the football & volleyball teams as well as the cheerleading squad. The ECHS Sports Boosters will sell porkburgers & pork chops. There’s also football & volleball previews.

 8/14/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Molt Farms 14, West Construction 4

Jacque’s Lunch Box 14, La Fuente 12

Lewis Scrap Metal 20, Vaughan Equipment 19

Midway Package 12, Iconic Studio 8

MLB

John Gant homered for his 1st major league hit & pitched one-run ball into the 6th inning, helping the Cardinals beat the Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high 7th consecutive victory. Kolten Wong had three hits & three RBIs as the Redbirds pulled within four games of the NL Central-leading Cubs & moved within one game of the Phillies for the 2nd NL wild card. The Cardinals also improved to 18-9 since Mike Shildt was named interim manager, the most wins for a manager through his 1st 27 games in franchise history. Gant allowed four hits & struck out six in 5 1/3 innings. He has given up just two earned runs over 11 1/3 innings in his last two starts, both wins.

Ryan Braun hit two of Milwaukee’s four homers as the Brewers blanked the Cubs 7-0.

Ryan LaMarre hit his1st major league home run & Lucas Giolito escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam as the White Sox beat the Tigers 6-3.

NFL

Bears 1st-round draft pick Roquan Smith has signed his contract & went right to work. He practiced for the 1st time since training camp began. The Georgia linebacker was the last player from the 2018 NFL draft to sign. He worked with the 1st & 2nd team before the team headed to Denver for a week of practice & a preseason game with the Broncos.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Freshmen should play a bigger role in college football than ever this season. That’s due in part to an NCAA rule change allowing freshmen to participate in up to four games & still qualify for a redshirt season that would enable them to maintain four years of eligibility.

The Big Ten West appears closer to challenging the East Division’s conference dominance. Wisconsin returns the entire offensive line & a 1,900-yard rusher from its record-setting 13-win team a year ago. Some see the Badgers as a contender for the College Football Playoff. The East Division has won five straight conference championships & Ohio State is favored to extend that streak to six. Illinois is picked to finish 7th in the West Division.

8/13/18 SCORES

GRADE SCHOOL SOFTBALL

New Hope 20, Albion 10

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

     (Pictured L-R:  Elmer McDoffee, Post 176 baseball chairman, Hunter Callahan, Clayton Tuubbs, Jordan Greenwalt)

The Fairfield American Legion Posr 176 baseball team held its end of season banquet Sunday. Clayton Tubbs was named offensive MVP, Hunter Callahan defensive MVP & Jordan Greenwalt received the team spirit award. Post 176 finished 10-10 this year.

MLB

Paul DeJong handed the Washington Nationals a 2nd straight walk-off loss, capping a back & forth finish with a game-ending solo homer in the 9th inning as the Cardinals beat the Nats 7-6 Monday night. DeJong’s walk off ho,er came a day after the Cubs’ David Bote hit a grand slam in the 9th to beat the Nationals. Matt Carpenter kicked off a wild ending with a three-run go-ahead homer during a four-run 8th inning. It was Carpenter’s 17th homer during a 31-game on-base streak. Jedd Gyorko also homered for ther Cardinals in the 8th inning. Washington tied it at 6 in the top of the 9th off Bud Norris before DeJong ended the game leading off the bottom of the 9th.

Nicholas Castellanos had a career-high five hits, including a go-ahead homer in the 7th inning, & drove in five runs as the Tigers beat the White Sox 9-5.

NFL

The standoff between the Bears& No. 8 overall draft pick Roquan Smith is over. A person familiar with the situation said the linebacker agreed to a four-year contract that guarantees $18.5 million & includes an $11.5 million signing bonus. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

8/12/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD JFL

5TH/6TH GRADE

Newton 24, Fairfield 0

7TH/8TH GRADE

Newton 20, Fairfield 7

HS FOOTBALL

We caught up wht Mules football coach Justin Townsend over the weekend, & talked about the 1`st week of pracice. (INTERVIEW)

MLB

Yadier Molina broke a tie with a two-run single in the 7th inning & Tyson Ross won his Cardinals debut as the Redbirds beat the Royals 8-2 on Sunday to win their 5th straight, matching a season high. Witgh the win, the Cardinals moved eight games above .500, equaling their season high set on June 11, & are a National League-best 12-4 since July 27. Manager Mike Matheny was fired on July 14 in an attempt to jump-start the disappointing team. Molina’s bases-loaded single in the 7th scored Harrison Bader & Patrick Wisdom, who had two hits, drove in a run & scored twice in his major league debut. Ross, who was claimed off waivers last week, was an emergency starter, replacing Luke Weaver, who was scratched after cutting his right index finger on the aluminum foil cover of his clubhouse meal on Saturday night. He allowed two runs on four hits & two walks in six innings. Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer in a three-run 9th to cap the scoring.

Pinch-hitter David Bote smashed a grand slam with two outs in the 9th inning to lift the Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals. Bote’s long drive to center field came after Washington’s Max Scherzer & Chicago’s Cole Hamels delivered simply dominant starts.

Carlos Carrasco pitched seven strong innings, Melky Cabrera hit a three-run homer & the Indians held off the White Sox for a 9-7 win. Carrasco allowed one run & three hits. He retired his final 16 batters.

GOLF

Brooks Koepka won his 1st PGA Championship, playing poised & mistake-free golf down the stretch amid ear-splitting roars for Tiger Woods & a late charge from revitalized Adam Scott. The U.S. Open champion closed with a 4-under 66 to reach 16 under for the tournament. That left Koepka three shots clear of Scott & two ahead of Woods, whose Sunday charge electrified the packed grounds of Bellerive Country Club in St Louis as if it were a decade ago.

NFL

Unsigned 1st-round draft pick Roquan Smith is one of several problems still unsolved by the Bears. Another problem revolves around the offense. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s preseason debut didn’t go very well. And injuries have begun piling up for the Bears as they prepare to leave Illinois for a week of practice & a game in Denver.

8/7/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Molt Farms 6, Vaughan Equipment 4

Iconic Studio 6, West Construction 4

Lewis Scrap Metal 18, Jacque’s Lunch Box 14

Midway Package 6, La Fuente 3

HS BASKETBALL

Even though we’re still a few months away from basketball season, pairings for the 2018 Lawrence County Capital Classic have been announced. The tournament will run Friday, November 23rd & Saturday, November 24th, @ both Bridgeport Red Hill & Lawrenceville High Schools. FCHS will play @ Lawrenceville again this year, & will play Lawrenceville @ 12:30 pm & Olney @ six pm on Friday, November 23rd. The Mules play Salem @ 10 am on November 24th, & then play a to be determined team from the Red Hill side of the bracket that afternoon. That bracket includes Red Hill, Mt Carmel, Teutopolis & Marshall.

MLB

Matt Carpenter, who has won two of the last three NL Player of the Week awards, hit his 30th home run in the 8th inning to lift the Cardinals over the Marlins 3-2 on Tuesday night. Carpenter, who has won two of the last three NL Player of the Week awards, homered for the 4th time in five games, increasing his career high for home runs. He also extended his streak of reaching base safely to 26 games, tying a career high & is the longest active string in the majors. Paul DeJong hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 12. Miles Mikolas pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and five hits. Dakota Hudson pitched the 8th & Bud Norris worked the 9th for his 22nd save in 25 chances.

Mike Montgomery allowed five singles over six-plus innings, David Bote drove in a career-high three runs & the Cubs beat the Royals 5-0. Montgomery, who the Royals drafted in the1st round in 2008, picked up his 1st win since June 29. Montgomery is 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA in four appearances against the Royals.

Miguel Andujar homered & singled in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, Sonny Gray won in his 1st relief outing since 2013 & the Yankees beat the White Sox 4-3. Andujar had three hits, & Giancarlo Stanton added a two-run shot as New York won its second straight following a five-game skid.

8/6/18 SCORES

MLB

Javy Guerra cleaned up a 9th-inning mess, getting Yadier Molina to hit into a double play to end the Marlins’ 2-1 victory over the Cardinals on Monday night. Miami led 2-0 going into the ninth and handed the game off to closer Kyle Barraclough. Paul DeJong & Harrison Bader opened the inning with hard-hit singles, then Yairo Munoz walked. Pinch-hitter Kolten Wong struck out swinging, but Matt Carpenter drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 2-1 and end Barraclough’s night. Guerra got Molina to bounce into a double play for his 1st save since Sept. 27, 2014 while with the White Sox. Barraclough had blown his last three save chances, allowing 10 runs in 2 1/3 innings. Luke Weaver had another good outing for the Cardinals pitching staff, allowed two runs & seven hits in six innings .

Javier Baez went deep, Cole Hamels pitched six strong innings & the Cubs beat the Royals 3-1. Baez hit the 1st pitch from reliever Kevin McCarthy in the 6th inning to center for his 25th home run, putting the Cubs ahead 2-1. He then doubled in the 8th to score Jason Heyward, upping his RBI total to an NL-leading 88. Hamels is 2-0 since the Cubs acquired him in a July 27 trade with the Texas Rangers. He allowed one run & seven hits.

Lance Lynn pitched two-hit ball into the 8th inning in his 1st start with New York, & the Yankees rebounded from their tough weekend in Boston by beating the White Sox 7-0. Lynn provided a big boost for New York after it dropped a season-high five straight games, including a four-game sweep by the major league-leading Red Sox.

NASCAR

NASCAR Chairman & CEO Brian France will take an indefinite leave of absence after he was arrested for drunk driving & drug possession in New York. He’ll be replaced by his uncle, Jim France, the Vice-Chairman & Executive Vice-president of Nascar & son of late NASCAR founder Bill France, Sr. Brian France was arrested Sunday night in Sag Harbor Village, NY after he illegally failed to stop at a stop sign. Police say France was intoxicated & in possession of Oxycodon pills without a prescription.

NFL

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is reportedly considering a rulen that would require future candidates for enshrinement to commit to attending the induction ceremony. Pro Football Talk reported Monday that the issue was raised last Friday during the annual Ray Nitschke luncheon, which is attended by members of the Hall of Fame & again in a meeting of the Hall’s board of trustees. The Hall of Fame staff was asked to create such a rule, & Hall of Fame lawyers have started developing the language of the rule. This is in response to Terrell Owens’ decision not to attend the recent inductiiojn ceremonies. Instead, he gave a speech at his alma mater, Tennessee-Chattanooga. The report indicated that there is no guarantee the rule will be finalized of enacted. It is still in the discussion stage. 

8/5/18 SCORES

MLB

Jack Flaherty cruised through six innings, Matt Carpenter hit another homer & Cardinals held on for a 2-1 victory over the Pirates Sunday afternoon. Flaherty allowed three hits with seven strikeouts & one walk in six innings. It marked the 1st time he’s completed six innings since July 3. Carpenter’s solo home run was his career-high 29th of the season. The Redbirds have now taken three series in a row. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have claimed right-hander Tyson Ross off waivers from the San Diego Padres. The 31-year-old Ross is 6-9 with a 4.45 ERA in 22 starts this season. He will join the team during its upcoming series in Miami.

Cubs ace Jon Lester was hit hard again & the Padres also battered Chicago’s bullpen on their way to a 10-6 victory.

Daniel Palka hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the 9th inning & the White completed their first three-game sweep in a year by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on Sunday. The White Sox’s last three-game road sweep occurred April 25-27, 2016 at Toronto.

8/2/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Vaughan Equipment 15, West Construction 8

Jacque’s Lunch Box 7, Iconic Studio 6

Molt Farms 21, Midway Package 8

La Fuente 16, Lewis Scrap Metal 3

MLB

Pinch-hitter Jose Martinez sliced an opposite-field single with one out in the 9th inning, driving in the tying & go-ahead runs & lifting the Cardinals over the Rockies 3-2 on Thursday. Greg Garcia singled with one out & took third on a single by Harrison Bader. Bader stole 2nd, & Martinez singled, giving the Cardinals their 9th walk-off win this season. Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas allowed two runs – one earned – & seven hits in seven innings. Chasen Shreve , acquired from the Yankees on Saturday, pitched a perfect 9th in his 2nd appearance as the Redbirds took three of four from the Rockies.

Austin Hedges hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, Robbie Erlin pitched two-hit ball over five innings in a spot start & the Padres beat the Cubs 6-1 to end a season-high, seven-game losing streak.

Jose Abreu hit a tying home run in the 8th & pinch-hitter Daniel Palka had a three-run homer later in the inning, leading the White Sox over the Royals 6-4. In a matchup of teams on track to both lose 100 or more games, the White Sox avoided getting swept in the three-game series. Palka tied the White Sox record of three pinch homers in one season, set by Oscar Gamble in 1977.

NFL

The Ravens & Bears honored their great linebackers Ray Lewis & Brian Urlacher with some defense to make them proud in the Hall of Fame game that opened the NFL’s preseason. There was a little spark of offense provided by Baltimore’s 1st-round draft pick Lamar Jackson in the 2nd half of a 17-16 victory. His 7-yard touchdown pass to fellow 1st-rounder Hayden Hurst came after the Ravens’ defense recovered a fumble. Meanwhile, there were no demonstrations by any players during the singing of the national anthem at the Hall of Fame game. All players & coaches for both the Bears & Ravens stood as the NFL’s preseason began.

8/1/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Molt Farms 25, West Construction 4

Jacque’s Lunch Box 14, La Fuente 13 in 8 innngs

Iconic Studio 18, Midway Package 12

Vaughan Equipment 17, Lewis Scrap Metal 6

MLB

Tyler O’Neill hit a tiebreaking pinch single in the 6th inning & five Cardinals relievers dominated beginning in the 3rd to lift the Cardinals over the Rockies 6-3 on Wednesday night. Luke Weaver allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings before handing off to the Cardinals bullpen. Daniel Poncedeleon followed with 2 1/3 scoreless innings, & Austin Gomber, Dakota Hudson, Jordan Hicks & Mike Mayers closed it out. Gomber got his 1st career victory with a scoreless inning. Mayers allowed a run in the 9th, but struck out three. Harrison Bader, who had three hits, doubled to start the go-ahead rally in the 6th. O’Neill followed with a run-scoring single up the middle, his 1st pinch hit in nine attempts, to break the 2-all tie. O’Neill was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday. The Cardinals have won 17 of its last 21 at home against the Rockies.

Cole Hamels had little trouble in his return to the National League, keeping the Pirates in check over five effective innings to lead the Cubs to a 9-2 victory. Hamels, acquired in a trade with Texas last week, gave up one unearned run on three hits. The four-time All-Star struck out nine & walked two to pick up his1st win for a National League team in nearly three years.

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer & drove in four, helping the Kansas City Royals pound the sloppy White Sox 10-5. Tthe last-place Royals have posted consecutive wins for the 1st time since they won three in a row from July 20-22, matching their season high.

NFL

Ray Lewis & Brian Urlacher were two of the NFL’s greatest linebackers & enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week. When their teams meet in tonight’s preseason opener, the game could very well honor them by being a defensive battle. The Bears are installing a new offense under 1st-year coach Matt Nagy. Few if any of the Ravens’ starters at the offensive skill positions are likely to get much action. Kick-off is 7 pm. Besides Lewis & Urlacher, the 2018 class includes contributor Bobby Beathard, linebacker Robert Brazile, safety Bran Dawkins, guard Jerry Kramer, wide receiver Randy Moss & wide receiver Terrell Owens.

7/31/18 SCORES

MLB

Charlie Blackmon & Carlos Gonzalez each went deep, Jon Gray pitched into the 8th inning & the Rockies beat the Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday night. Gray struck out five over 7 1/3 innings, helping Colorado finish the month 17-6. Gray allowed three runs, two earned, with four hits & two walks. Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty pitched 5 1/3 innings. It marked the 1st time in five starts he pitched into the 6th inning. He allowed four runs, five hits & two walks & struck out seven. Matt Carpenter led off the game with a home run, sending an 0-2 pitch into the right field seats. It was Carpenter’s 7th leadoff home run this season & the 22nd of his career. Both of those numbers are Cardinals records. Carpenter leads the Cardinals with 26 home runs.

Gregory Polanco & Francisco Cervelli both homered as the Pirates finished off a frantic trade deadline day with a 5-4 win over the Cubs. Hours after trading for Texas closer Keone Kela & Tampa Bay starting pitcher Chris Archer to give their postseason hopes a jolt, the Pirates won for the 16th time in 20 games by getting to Jon Lester in the middle innings & holding on late.

Ryan O’Hearn hit a two-run homer in his major league debut, leading Danny Duffy & the Royals to a 4-2 victory over the White Sox.

The Cardinals made a couple of trades Tuesday. The Redbirds sent outfielder Tommy Pham & international bonus pool money to Tampa Bay for outfielder Justin Williams & a couple of pitchers, left-hander Genesis Cabrera & right-hander Roel Ramirez. The 30-year-old Pham has been a member of the Cardinals organization since being drafted in 2006. He was batting .248 this season with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs. The Cardinals also acquired minor league outfielders Conner Capel & Jhon Torres from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Triple-A outfielder Oscar Mercado. The Cubs added to their bullpen on Tuesday, acquiring right-hander Brandon Kintzler from the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league pitcher Jhon Romero in the trade announced less than an hour before the non-waiver deadline. Kintzler turned 34 on Wednesday. He is 1-2 with two saves & a 3.59 ERA in 45 games this season.

7/30/18 SCORES

MLB

Marcell Ozuna hit his 1st career game-ending homer in the 10th inning as the Cardinals snapped Colorado’s four-game win streak with a 5-4 victory over the Rockies on Monday night. Ozuna connected against Jake McGee, sending a one-out drive deep to center for his 13th homer. The slugger also extended his homer streak to three straight games. Dakota Hudson got three outs for his 1st career win. Meanwhile, Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez left the game in the 5th inning with a right shoulder strain. Martinez was activated from the disabled list prior to the game after missing a start with a strained right oblique. He struck out nine batters, walked one, & allowed two runs on four hits before departing with runners on 1st & 3rd with two outs.

NFL

Chicago Bears draft pick Roquan Smith is the only unsigned player from this year’s NFL draft class, & a holdup over contract language stemming from the league’s new tackling rule is at least partly to blame. The Bears got veteran inside linebacker Danny Trevathan back from an injury, & are hoping to reach a contract agreement with the other projected starter soon.

HS SPORTS

The FCHS Athletic Department will conduct its annual fall parent-athlete meeting at 6 pm Tuesday in the multi-purpose room on the 3rd floor of the high school. Student-athletes in all fall sports need to be represented by an adult from their family. If you are unable to attend, please contact the school for other arrangements. All athletic paperwork, department rules & team rules will be covered at the meeting, which will last approximately a half hour. Following the completion of the meeting, FCHS will conduct a college recruiting/travel ball symposium at approximately 6:45. Both the benefits & pitfalls of travel sports connected to the recruiting process will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on what a student-athlete goes through, how the recruiting process really works, the truth about college sports & what student-athletes need to do to get to the college they desire. There will be a variety of information shared, including IHSA regulations & college requirements as well as the financial side of a scholarship & what you are really getting for your money. All of the information that will be shared has been gathered from college coaches around the country at varying levels as well as the NCAA clearing house & them IHSA. Anyone is welcome to attend, even if your son or daughter is not in high school yet. The presentation will be laid back & give students & parents a chance to ask questions &, hopefully, get answers.

 

7/29/18 SCORES

MLB

Kyle Hendricks struck out eight over seven sharp innings, Ben Zobrist had four hits & the Cubs beat the Cardinals 5-2 on Sunday night to salvage the final game of their three game set @ Busch Stadium. Hendricks retired his last 17 batters, after Marcell Ozuna’s two-run homer in the 1st inning. The right-hander allowed four hits & walked none in just his 2nd win in his last eight starts. Zobrist & Anthony Rizzo homered as the Cubs moved 1 1/2 games ahead of 2nd place Milwaukee in the NL Central. The Brewers lost 8-5 at San Francisco. John Gant was charged with three runs, two earned, & four hits in 4 1/3 innings, & took the loss. The Cardinals have won three of their last four.

The Toronto Blue Jays scored five runs in the 9th inning, & beat the White Sox 7-4.

The Cardinals picked up a couple of relievers over the weekend, sending 1st baseman Luke Voit to the Yankees for Chasen Shreve & Giovanny Gallegos. The Yankees also got international signing bonus pool money from the Cardinals in the deal announced Saturday night. The 28-year-old Shreve has pitched 40 times in relief this season, going 2-2 with one save & a 4.26 ERA. The 26-year-old Gallegos has pitched four times for the Yankees this year, earning one save. He will be assigned to Triple-A Memphis. Voit was 2 for 11 with one home run & three RBIs in eight games for the Cardinals this year. The 27-year-old has mostly been in Triple-A this year.

7/26/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Iconic Studio 9, West Construction 5

Midway Package 21, La Fuente 4

Jacque’s Lunch Box 26, Lewis Scrap Metal 5

Molt Farms 21, Vaughan Equipment 1

MLB

David Bote hit a tying, two-run homer with one out in the 9th inning, Anthony Rizzo followed two pitches later with a winning home run and the Cubs overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6. Bote was called up when Kris Bryant was put on the disabled list because of inflammation in his left shoulder.

Francisco Arcia became the 1st Los Angeles Angels player with four RBIs in his major league debut as the Angels beat the White Sox 12-8. A 28-year-old who has spent 12 seasons in the minor leagues, Arcia was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake & started at catcher following the trade of Martin Maldonado to Houston.

7/25/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Iconic Studio 24, Vaughan Equipment 10

Midway Package 18, Jacque’s Lunch Box 15

La Fuente 17, West Construction 4

Molt Farms 23, Lewis Scrap Metal 8

MLB

The Reds hit three homers Wednesday to beat the Cardinals 7-3.Sal Romano allowed two runs & seven hits in six innings to give the Reds consecutive series wins over the Cardinals for the first time since 2011. Paul DeJong & Yadier Molina hit solo homers for the Cardinals, who went 3-5 on their eight-game road trip. The Cardinals had rookie starters each go deep without allowing a hit in the 1st two games of the series. The Reds went 7 1/3 innings without a hit on Monday and 6 1/3 without a hit on Tuesday. Jack Flaherty allowed three runs, four hits, two walks with eight strikeouts in five innings.

Jon Lester bounced back from his worst start of the season with six strong innings & the Cubs scored the go-ahead run in the 8th inning on a throwing error for a 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks Wednesday. The Cubs mounted the winning rally without getting a ball out of the infield.

Mike Trout, Albert Pujols & Shohei Ohtani all homered in the same game for the 1st time as the Angels routed the White Sox 11-3. Pujols passed Ken Griffey Jr. for 6th place on the career list with his 631st home run. Trout connected twice and drove in four runs. Ohtani launched a two-run shot projected at 446 feet.

HS SPORTS

The FCHS Athletic Department will conduct its annual fall fall parent-athlete meeting at 6 pm Tuesday, July 31st, in the multi-purpose room on the 3rd floor of the high school. Student-athletes in all fall sports need to be represented by an adult from their family. If you are unable to attend, [;ease contact the school for other arrangements. All athletic paperwork, department rules & team rules will be covered at the meeting, which will last approximately a half hour. Following the completion of the meeting, FCHS will conduct a college recruiting/travel ball symposium at approximately 6:45. Both the benefits & pitfalls of travel sports connected to the recruiting process will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on what a student-athlete goes through, how the recruiting process really works, the truth about college sports & what student-athletes need to do to get to the college they desire. There will be a variety of information shared, including OHSA regulations & college requirements as well as the financial side of a ascholarship & what you are really getting for your money. All of the information that will be shared has been gathered from college coaches around the country at varying levels as well as the NCAA clearing house & them IHSA. Anyone is welcome to attend, even if your son or daughter is not in high school yet. The presentation will be laid back & give students & parents a chance to ask questions &, hopefully, get answers.

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will conduct free sports physicals for incoming freshmen this week @ Horizon Healthcare.  You do not have to reside in Wayne County or be a patient of Horizon Healthcare to take advantage of this offer.   For any questions or to schedule an appointment, call 842-4617.

HS BASEBALL

The Cisne High School fall baseballtTeam will have a porkburger sale beginning @ 10 am Saturday July 28, @ Alex Atwood’s Country Financial business in Cisne. In addition to porkburgers, a limited number of pork chops will be available. All proceeds go to help fund fall baseball @ CHS, which is a self funded sport.

SOCCER

Upwards soccer registration & evaluation will be from 9 am to noon Saturday, July 28, @ the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The program is open to boys & girls pre-k(must be four years old by October 1st) through 8th grade. Registration forms can be picked at the church @ 1700 West Delaware & returned @ the time of the mandatory evaluations. The cost is $50 with shorts available for an addition cost of $ 15. The Upward season will kick off with practices the week of August 20th. Games will begin on Setember 1st & end October 6th.

 7/24/18 SCORES

MLB

Left-hander Austin Gomber took a no-hitter into the 7th inning & Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer in the 11th on Tuesday night, leading the Cardinals to a 4-2 victory over the Reds. Mired in a season-long slump, Fowler connected for only his 2nd homer while batting right-handed. Sam Tuivailala escaped a two-on threat in the 10th. Bud Norris got his 19th save in 22 chances, one night after he took a loss. It was the 2nd straight night a Cardinals rookie went deep into the game without allowing a hit. Daniel Poncedeleon threw no-hit ball for seven innings in his major league debut Monday before the Reds rallied against Norris for a 2-1 win . Gomber waited on the mound during a 7-minute, 30-second delay to the bottom of the 7th when the ballpark’s fire alarm went off. Joey Votto singled with one out for the Reds’ first hit, and Euhenio Suarez followed with his 21st homer, ending the rookie’s debut as a starter. Gomber made 15 relief appearances this season before the Cardinals sent him to Triple-A to get in shape to help their depleted rotation. He threw 90 pitches in his first major league start.

Clay Buchholz pitched effectively into the 7th in his return from the disabled list, & the Diamondbacks beat the Cubs 5-1 for their 3rd straight win. The D-backs used a three run 5th to pull away,

Carlos Rodon pitched two-hit ball into the 8th inning, Yoan Moncada homered in the 7th & the White Sox beat the Angels 4-2. Rodon took a no-hitter deep into the 6th & finished with eight strikeouts. He yielded three walks, but worked quickly & smoothly while the White Sox earned back-to-back victories for the 2nd time in July.

HS SPORTS

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will conduct free sports physicals for incoming freshmen this week @ Horizon Healthcare.  You do not have to reside in Wayne County or be a patient of Horizon Healthcare to take advantage of this offer.   For any questions or to schedule an appointment, call 842-4617.

HS BASEBALL

The Cisne High School fall baseballtTeam will have a porkburger sale beginning @ 10 am Saturday July 28, @ Alex Atwood’s Country Financial business in Cisne. In addition to porkburgers, a limited number of pork chops will be available. All proceeds go to help fund fall baseball @ CHS, which is a self funded sport.

SOCCER

Upwards soccer registration & evaluation will be from 9 am to noon Saturday, July 28, @ the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The program is open to boys & girls pre-k(must be four years old by October 1st) through 8th grade. Registration forms can be picked at the church @ 1700 West Delaware & returned @ the time of the mandatory evaluations. The cost is $50 with shorts available for an addition cost of $ 15. The Upward season will kick off with practices the week of August 20th. Games will begin on Setember 1st & end October 6th.

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MLB

Cardinals starter Daniel Poncedeleon made a sensational debut 14 months after suffering a severe head injury, throwing no-hit ball for seven innings Monday night before Eugenio Suarez led the Reds’ two-out rally in the ninth for a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals. The late rally overshadowed Poncedeleon’s incredible comeback. The 26-year-old right-hander was hit on the right temple by a line drive while pitching for Triple-A Memphis on May 9 last year, fracturing his skull & causing bleeding in the brain. He had emergency surgery followed by months of slow recovery. Poncedeleon was one of the top pitchers in the Pacific Coast League when the Cardinals called him up Monday to help their injury-depleted rotation. He walked three & struck out three, threw 116 pitches and gave way to a pinch-hitter in the 8th with the Redbirds up 1-0. Jordan Hicks gave up a one-out single up the middle by pinch-hitter Phillip Ervin in the 8th for Cincinnati’s first hit. Suarez’s tying homer off Bud Norris was only Cincinnati’s 2nd hit. It was Norris’ 3rd blown save in 21 chances. The Cardinals plan to start three rookies in the series, the 1st time they’ve had three rookies start in a row since September 1997. The last time they had three straight rookie starters before September was in August 1959.

Paul Goldschmidt homered & Patrick Corbin pitched seven strong innings to pick up his 1st win in seven weeks, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-1 victory over the Cubs.It was Arizona’s 4th win in its last five games at Wrigley Field.

Jose Abreu homered & drove in two runs, leading Lucas Giolito & the White Sox to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

HS SPORTS

Fairfield Memorial Hospital will conduct free sports physicals for incoming freshmen this week @ Horizon Healthcare.  You do not have to reside in Wayne County or be a patient of Horizon Healthcare to take advantage of this offer.   For any questions or to schedule an appointment, call 842-4617.

HS BASEBALL

The Cisne High School fall baseballtTeam will have a porkburger sale beginning @ 10 am Saturday July 28, @ Alex Atwood’s Country Financial business in Cisne. In addition to porkburgers, a limited number of pork chops will be available. All proceeds go to help fund fall baseball @ CHS, which is a self funded sport.

SOCCER

Upwards soccer registration & evaluation will be from 9 am to noon Saturday, July 28, @ the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The program is open to boys & girls pre-k(must be four years old by October 1st) through 8th grade. Registration forms can be picked at the church @ 1700 West Delaware & returned @ the time of the mandatory evaluations. The cost is $50 with shorts available for an addition cost of $ 15. The Upward season will kick off with practices the week of August 20th. Games will begin on Setember 1st & end October 6th. 

7/22/18 SCORES

MLB

Jose Quintana pitched seven effective innings, keeping Matt Carpenter in the ballpark & helping the Cubs beat the Cardinals 7-2 on Sunday. Quintana allowed two runs & six hits, struck out six & walked four in his 1st start since July 10. Kyle Schwarber hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Mike Mayers with two out in the 6th inning, & the Cubs broke it open with three runs in the 8th. The NL Central leaders took three of five from the Cardinals in their 1st series after the All-Star break & moved 3 1/2 games ahead of 2nd-place Milwaukee. Carpenter’s homer streak ended at six games, a single-season record for the Cardinals.

Mariners 8, White Sox 2

NFL

The Bears are banking on continuity to turn a top-10 defense into an elite unit & help a struggling franchise emerge as a contender. While they made sweeping changes on offense in the offseason, the Bears largely kept their defense intact. That’s another reason why they believe they are positioning themselves to improve after four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North.

GOLF

Francesco Molinari won the 147th British Open — becoming the first Italian to win a major championship — Sunday in Carnoustie, Scotland. Molinari carded a final round of 2-under-par to end up 8-under-par at the tournament, edging 2nd-place finishers Rory McIlroy,Justin Rose, Kevin KIsner & Xander Schauffele. Molinari did not card a bogey over the final 37 holes of the tournament. He made par through the first 13 holes on Sunday, before making a birdie putt on No. 14 for the outright lead at the tournament.

HS BASEBALL

The Cisne High School fall baseballtTeam will have a porkburger sale beginning @ 10 am Saturday July 28, @ Alex Atwood’s Country Financial business in Cisne. In addition to porkburgers, a limited number of pork chops will be available. All proceeds go to help fund fall baseball @ CHS, which is a self funded sport.

7/19/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Midway Package 18, LewisScrap Metal 8

Molt Farms 13, Iconic Srudio 9

West Construction 17, Jacque’s Lunch Box 7

La Fuente 18, Vaughan Equipment 10

MLB

Jason Heyward had three hits & two RBIs & Ian Happ belted a two-run homer as the Cubs beat the Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday night in baseball’s 1st game after the All-Star break. Yadier Molina matched a career high with four hits for the Cardinals, but interim manager Mike Shildt was handed his 1st loss in his 2nd game in charge after Mike Matheny was fired last Saturday. Tommy Pham & Matt Carpenter each hit a solo homer. The Cardinals had a 3-1 lead before the Cubs started teeing off on Carlos Martinez in the 5th inning. Martinez allowed six runs, five earned, & seven hits in five innings. The right-hander went 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA in his previous four starts.

SOCCER

Upwards soccer registration & evaluations are 9 am to noon Saturday & 9 am to noon Saturday, July 28th, @ the C.P. Church in Fairfield. The program is open to Pre-school through 8th grade.

NFL

The Bears made sweeping changes ro lift a struggling franchise & general manager Ryan Pace can’t wait to see how it all comes together. The Bears reported to camp Thursday in Bourbonnais looking for bigger things after a busy offseason. They brought in a new coach in the offensive-minded Matt Nagy & gave prized quarterback Mitchell Trubisky some new playmakers. They also expect to have a healthy roster, with no one on the physically unable to perform list, when practices start today. Nagy says receiver Allen Robinson and guard Kyle Long should be “full speed ahead, good to go.” The Bears had one notable player missing Thursday, with rookie linebacker Roquan Smith unsigned. He was the Bears’ 1st-round pick at No. 8 overall.

ESPN has announced that Beth Mowins & Brian Griese will announce the network’s 1st Monday Night Football contest in Week 1. Mowins will handle the play-by-play responsibilities while Griese will serve as the analyst as the New York Giants face te Detroit Lions @ Ford Field on Sept. 10. The duo will be joined by sideline reporter Laura Rutledge. Mowins became the 1st woman to call a nationally televised NFL game in 30 years when she worked last year’s opener between the Chargers & Broncos. She also called four games for CBS last year. Griese is a former NFL quarterback who has called college football for ESPN since 2009. ESPN had previously announced that its top team of Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten & Booger McFarland will work that day’s later contest between the Los Angeles Rams & Oakland Raiders.

 7/18/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Iconic Studio 15, Lewis Scrap Metal 13

Midway Package 20, West Construction 16

Molt Farms 9, La Fuente 4

Jackque’s Lunch Box 21, Vaughan Equipment 6

GOLF

Any boy or girl interested in playing high school golf @ FCHS this Fall is invited to come meet Coach Andrew Williams & play a few holes this afternoon at 5:30 pm @ the Fairfield Public Golf Course. There is no cost for the golf or any instruction received.

HS BASEBALL

The Cisne High School fall baseballtTeam will have a porkburger sale Saturday July 28, beginning at 10 am @ Alex Atwood’s Country Financial business in Cisne. In addition to porkburgers, a limited number of pork chops will also be available. All proceeds go to help fund fall baseball @ CHS, which is a self funded sport.

MLB

The Manny Machado rumor mill is officially closed for business after the Orioles traded him to the Dodgers Wednesday for five prospects. The Orioles and Dodgers have yet to comment on the exchange. Sources told MLB.com that Machado is headed to the Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Yusniel Diaz, 3rd baseman Rylan Bannon, right handed pitcher Dean Kremer, right handed pitcher Zach Pop & 2nd baseman Breyvic Valera. Diaz is the Dodgers’ No. 4 prospect & is the No. 84 prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. Bannon is ranked No. 27 & Kremer is ranked No. 28 in the Dodgers’ system. The 26 year old Machado is still owed more than $6 million this season. He has a $16 million salary in 2018 & is a free agent in 2019. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound shortstop is hitting .315 with 24 home runs and 65 RBIs in 96 games this season. He was also an All-Star for the 4th time in his seven-year tenure.

Major League Baseball will require sensitivity training for Brewers pitcher Josh Hader after offensive posts surfaced from his Twitter account. The posts surfaced on Hader’s account Tuesday night during the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. Hader was making his 1st All-Star appearance in the game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The messages included anti-gay and racist content, which Hader published as a teenager. Hader is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 31 games this season. He also has seven saves in his 2nd season.

NFL

The Dallas Cowboys ranked as the world’s most valuable sports team for the 3rd consecutive year, Forbes announced on Wednesday. The Cowboys were listed as being worth $4.8 billion, which represents a 14 percent increase from last year. Rounding out the top five were soccer clubs Manchester United ($4.123 billion), Real Madrid ($4.088 billion) & FC Barcelona ($4.064 billion) as well as the New York Yankees ($4 billion) of Major League Baseball.

7/17/18 SCORES

MLB

A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman & George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, & the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for its 6th straight win. Bregman nabbed MVP honors in a game where every run except one scored on a homer. The AL won for the 18th time in 21 games played to a decision,& leads the series 44-43-2. Not since the early 1960s has the AL been ahead.

Major League Baseball wants a broad discussion with players about rule changes to combat decreased offense & longer games, an initiative likely to be met by a testy union stung by declining free-agent prices & already raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the 2021 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred & players’ association head Tony Clark outlined their differing agendas during separate sessions with the Baseball Writers’ Association of America before Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. Manfred is alarmed by what is taking place on the field. Strikeouts are on track to surpass hits for the first time. Strikeouts also are likely to set a record for the 12th straight season, & this year’s average of 17.0 per game is up from 12.6 in 2005. The current big league batting average of .247 would be the lowest since 1972. Clark repeatedly maintained players are reluctant to change as “stewards of the game.” He also discussed free aency, describing what happened last year as a direct attack on free agency. More than 100 free agents remained unsigned when spring training began this year. Many agreed to deals at a fraction of the price they thought they were worth and for fewer years than they expected.

GOLF

Any boy or girl interested in playing high school golf @ FCHS this Fall is invited to come meet Coach Andrew Williams & play a few holes on Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 pm @ the Fairfield Public Golf Course. There is no cost for the golf or any instruction received.

HS BASEBALL

The Cisne High School fall baseballtTeam will have a porkburger sale Saturday, July 28, @ Alex Atwood’s Country Financial business in Cisne starting at 10am. In addition to porkburgers, a limited number of pork chops will also be available. All proceeds go to help fund fall baseball @ CHS, which is a self funded sport.

7/16/18 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

24th District Tournament

Fairfield Post 176 saw its season end Monday with a 12-11 loss to Carmi. Post 176 led 7-2 in the 5th inning before Carmi rallied to tie the game & win it on a walk off home run. Carmi wil play Harrisburg in the finals.

MLB

With an exceptional display of power & clutch hitting, Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals rallied in the final round, connecting on pitches from his father to beat Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs 19-18 in the All-Star Home Run Derby Monday. Harper hit the contest winning blast in extra time, the reward for hitting two homers at least 440 feet during the 4 minutes of regulation. After he connected with the game winner, the Nationals star immediately went into celebration mode. Wearing a headband that resembled the District of Columbia flag and displaying a right sleeve with stars and stripes, Harper trailed 18-9 with 1:20 left before rallying. He homered on nine of his last 10 swings before entering extra time.

GOLF

Any boy or girl interested in playing high school golf @ FCHS this Fall is invited to come meet Coach Andrew Williams & play a few holes on Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 pm @ the Fairfield Public Golf Course. There is no cost for the golf or any instruction received.

HS BASEBALL

The Cisne High School fall baseballtTeam will have a porkburger sale Saturday, July 28, @ Alex Atwood’s Country Financial business in Cisne starting at 10am. In addition to porkburgers, a limited number of pork chops will also be available. All proceeds go to help fund fall baseball @ CHS, which is a self funded sport.

7/15/18 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

 24th District Tournament

Fairfield Post 176 10, McLeansboro 0 in 5 innings – Hunter Callahan was the winning pitcher – Eli Hosselton hot a home run

Harrisburg 6, Carmi 4 

MLB

Matt Carpenter & Dexter Fowler homered to give interim manager Mike Shildt a win in his 1st game as the Cardinals beat the Reds 6-4 on Sunday. Shildt took over for Mike Matheny, who was fired late Saturday after six-plus seasons at the helm. Tommy Pham broke out of a 0-for-20 slump with a two-run, go-ahead single for the Cardinals, who snapped a six-game home losing skid. John Gant picked up the win with four hitless innings of relief. He struck out four and walked two. Matheny was dismissed after Saturday’s 8-2 loss. He fashioned a 591-474 mark in six-plus seasons. The Cardinals made the playoffs in each of his first four seasons but failed to reach the postseason in the last two. A Gold Glove catcher, Matheny played for the Cardinals from 2000-04. Meanwhile, some Cardinals players say they bear some responsibility for the sudden firing of Matheny. The Cardinals are one game over .500 & in danger of missing the playoffs for the 3rd straight season, an unusual trend for a franchise that’s accustomed to winning. Veteran infielder Jedd Gyorko says the team simply hasn’t performed well enough & the responsibility is on the players to turn things around.

Jon Lester won for the 8th time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs & the Cubs swept the Padres with a 7-4 win on Sunday. The Cubs jumped to a 5-0 lead after two innings against rookie left-hander Eric Lauer, who came within one out of his 1st complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Dodgers in his previous start. It was more than enough for Lester, who struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings. The All-Star lefty allowed three runs and six hits while improving to 10-1 in his last 12 starts.

Daniel Palka & Yoan Moncada each homered & Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the 7th inning, lifting the White Sox to a 10-1 victory over the struggling Royals on Sunday. Moncada was 3 for 3 with a walk & three runs scored a day after leaving a game with a bruised right knee.

GOLF

Any boy or girl interested in playing high school golf @ FCHS this Fall is invited to come meet Coach Andrew Williams & play a few holes on Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 pm @ the Fairfield Public Golf Course. There is no cost for the golf or any instruction received.

HS BASEBALL

The Cisne High School fall baseballtTeam will have a porkburger sale Saturday, July 28, @ Alex Atwood’s Country Financial business in Cisne starting at 10am. In addition to porkburgers, a limited number of pork chops will also be available. All proceeds go to help fund fall baseball @ CHS, which is a self funded sport.

 7/14/18 SCORES

The Cardinals have fired manager Mike Matheny during his 7th season with the team hovering around .500.  The Cardinals announced Matheny’s firing after an 8-2 loss to the Reds on Saturday night, a defeat that dropped the Redbirds to 47-46 & seven games back of the NL Central-leading Cubs.  Matheny went 591-473 as manager, & his tenure included a loss to the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 World Series. Matheny was a Gold Glove Award-winning catcher with the Cardinals from 2000-2004 before getting his 1st managerial job with the club prior to the 2012 season.  The Cardinals made the playoffs in Matheny’s first four seasons before missing the past two postseasons.  Hitting coach John Mabry & assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller were also fired, & bench Coach Mike Shildt was named the team’s interim manager.

Cubs 11, Padres 6

Royals 5, White Sox 0

7/12/18 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

The 24th District Tournament begins Saturday in Carmi. Harrisburg will play McLeansboro @ 5:30 pm, followed by Fairfield Post 176 vs Carmi @ 7:30 pm. Saturday winners will play @ 5:30 pm Sunday folllowed by the losers from Saturday’s games @ 7:30 pm Sunday. On Monday, the loser of the 5:30 pm Sunday game will play the winner from the 7:30 pm Sunday game @ 5:30 pm . The winner from that game will then play the winner from the 5:30 pm Sunday game. Winners from Monday’s 7:30 pm game will play Tuesday for the district championsip.

GOLF

Any boy or girl interested in playing high school golf @ FCHS this Fall is invited to come meet Coach Andrew Williams & play a few holes on Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 pm @ the Fairfield Public Golf Course. There is no cost for the golf or any instruction received.

HS BASEBALL

The Cisne High School fall baseballtTeam will have a porkburger sale Saturday, July 28, @ Alex Atwood’s Country Financial business in Cisne starting at 10am. In addition to porkburgers, a limited number of pork chops will also be available. All proceeds go to help fund fall baseball @ CHS, which is a self funded sport.

7/11/18 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Fairfield Post 176 1, Benton 0

Jordan Greenwalt was the winning pitcher

with Hunter Callahan picking up the save

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Midway Package 23, Vaughan Equipment 18

Iconic Studio 10, La Fuente 7

Molt Farms 14, Jacque’s Lunch Box 12

Lewis Scrap Metal 16, West Construction 8

TENNIS

Here are results from the John Peterson Memorial Open Tennis Tournament. In men’s open doubles, Kyle Shipman of Olney & Evan Uhl of Olney defeated Tim Dasenbrock of Effingham & Kyle Mossman of Teutopolis 6-2; 6-3 in the finals. In men’s open singles, Joel Powless defeated Kyle Mossman 7-5, 2-6; 6-2 in the finals. The consolation title went to Evan Uhl, who defeated Matthew Suntrup 6-0; 6-1. Local players who competed in the men’s open tournament were Jacob Britt, Nick Kunce & Thomas Kent.

MLB

Carlos Rodon pitched three-hit, shutout ball into the 8th inning to outduel Luke Weaver and & lead the White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday. Rodon allowed only two singles & a double while walking two & striking out a season-high seven though 7 1/3 innings. Weaver allowed one run on three hits & fanned seven in his 2nd straight impressive start. The right-hander pitched two-hit ball over a career-high eight innings last week in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas was removed from the National League’s active roster for the All-Star Game next Tuesday because he’s scheduled to start Sunday against Cincinnati. Mikolas is 10-3 with a 2.65 ERA & was selected to his first All-Star team last weekend. The 29-year-old is enjoying a resurgent season in the majors after three years in Japan. He was replaced by the Dodgers Ross Stripling.

Buster Posey singled off the right-field wall in the 13th inning for his fifth career game-ending hit, sending the Giants past the Cubs 5-4. Brandon Belt drew a two-out walk from James Norwood. Andrew McCutchen then singled to bring up Posey, who ended the 4-hour, 30-minute game with San Francisco’s first run since scoring four in the first.

7/10/18 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Olney 9, Fairfield Post 176 8

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Frontier Community College will hold walk-on baseball tryouts Thursday at FNB Field. Registration begins at 9 am. There is a $40 registration fee.

MLB

Slumping outfielder Dexter Fowler hit his 4th career grand slam, All-Star Miles Mikolas tossed six innings of three-hit ball & the Cardinals routed the White Sox 14-2 on Tuesday night. Kolten Wong had four hits, including a two-run homer & a double, as every Cardinals starter except catcher Yadier Molina got at least one hit. Jose Martinez had three hits & two RBIs. Fowler lofted his 6th homer this season, but 1st since May 6, to cap the Cardinals’ seven-run 6th. He finished with two hits & played right field in only his 2nd start since June 27. Fowler entered batting just .167 – and .111 in his previous 20 games. Wong entered hitting only .208 for the season, but has 10 hits in his last 18 at-bats. Mikolas, selected to his first All-Star team Sunday, faced only three hitters in five of his six innings. The right-hander allowed two runs & struck out six.

Victor Caratini hit an RBI double during a decisive 7th inning, helping the Cubs back Jose Quintana in a close game & beat the Giants 2-0. A night after losing 2-1 in 11 innings despite a strong start from Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs had enough offense for Quintana. The left-hander allowed three hits in six scoreless innings to beat the Giants for the first time in his career after going 0-3 with a 5.82 ERA over his first three starts.

NBA

Former NBA player Kermit Washington has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity donations on vacations, shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. The U.S. attorney’s office says the 66-year-old Las Vegas man also was ordered Monday to pay nearly $970,000 in restitution. Washington pleaded guilty in November to making a false statement in a tax return and aggravated identity theft.

 

7/9/18 SCORES

TENNIS

Here are results from the John Peterson Memorial Junior/Adult Open Tennis Tournament. In the juniors, Ethan Mabrey defeated Nathan Legg 6-0; 6-4 for the boys 12 singles title. Manaye Mossman of Teutopolis defeated Thad Dillow of Effingham 6-2; 6-1 in the boys 14 singles finals. Bobby Powless of Flora defeated Benjamin Street of Newton 6-4; 1-6; 10-8 for the consolation title. On the girls side, Molly Maxedon of Evansville, IN defeated Kayla Maxedon of Evansville, IN 6-4; 6-4 for the 14 singles title. Lucy Britt of Fairfield advanced to the semi-final round before losing to Molly Maxedon. The consolation title went to Jesilyn Mabrey of Lenett, AL, who defeated Abigail Atwood of Noble 6-4; 6-1. In the girls 16 singles, Dianna Mossman of Teutopolis defeated Allison Harris of Newton 6-0′ 6-0 in the 16 singles final. Brittany Titzer of Burnt Prairie defeated Allson Hooper of Fairfield 6-0; 6-0 for the consolation title. The girls 18 singles was a round robin event, with Jacelyn Street of Newton defeating Juleah Scarlett of Evansville, IN, Street defeating Bryley Harris of Norris City & Scarlett defeating Harris.

MLB

Pablo Sandoval singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning a day after driving in five runs, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Cubs Monday night. Brandon Crawford loaded the bases when he was intentionally walked by Pedro Strop to bring up Sandoval, who hit a sharp single to left against a five-man infield. Andrew McCutchen & Brandon Belt started the rally with consecutive one-out singles off losing pitcher Steve Cishek.

7/8/18 SCORES

HS FOOTBALL

Mules football camp starts today. Coach Justin Townsend has announced camp will run today, tomorrow & Wednesday from six to eight each evening. Camp is also scheduled for July 16th, 17th & 18th & July 23rd, 24th & 25th from six to eight pm each day. In addition, Townsend announced that lifting will continue on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 8:30 to 10 each morning.

GOLF

25 players participated in the 2018 Dr. Patricvk Molt Open Golf Tournament hosted by the Fairfield Public Golf Course Saturday. In the under 65 age group, Joe Mitchell of Grayville won the gross division at three under par 67. Andrew Williams came in 2nd at even par 70. Marty Vaughan shot a 79 on a 17 course handicap for a net 62 to win the net division. Ashley Bunting finished 2nd ay bet 63 after shooting a 71 before his course handicap of 8 strokes. In the senior age group, Richard Scott won the gross division, shooting a 74, with Mike Molt in 2nd place, ending his streak of three consecutive Dr. Molt Senior Division championships. Don Sutton won the Senior Net Championship at net 62 after a 13 handicap was applied to gross 75 score. Bill Taylor finished 2nd at net 66. Closest to the pin prizes on the par three holes were Jay Fyie, Mike Nolt & Ashley Bunting.

MLB

Pablo Sandoval homered & had five RBIs to back an uneven start by Madison Bumgarner as the Giants beat the Cardinals 13-8 on Sunday. Bumgarner earned his 2nd win this season despite an erratic outing. The Giants bailed out their ace with a pair of three-run innings & a five-run 6th while setting a season high for scoring. After Jose Martinez’s RBI single off Bumgarner in the 5th put the Cardinals ahead 4-3, San Francisco rallied against reliever John Brebbia. Brebbia also took the loss against the Giants on Friday. Matt Carpenter hit his 17th home run & Yairo Munoz also went deep for the Redbirds. Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty gave up three runs, two earned, in 2 1/3 innings.

David Bote drove in the game-winning run with a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning, lifting the Cubs to a 6-5 victory over the Reds. Javier Baez had two hits & two RBIs for the Northsiders, who have won their last nine games in comeback fashion. Albert Almora Jr. & Ian Happ also had two hits apiece, & Addison Russell drove in three runs.

Yuli Gurriel & Alex Bregman each homered & Charlie Morton won his 11th as the Astros beat the Wihite Sox 12-6 for their 5th straight win. Morton allowed five runs & five hits with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. After the Sox used a four-run 6th to pull to 6-5, Bregman had a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning to push Houston’s lead back up to three.

Kaito Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan. The team signed Yuki, a 16-year-old pitcher, out of junior high to a standard seven-year minor league contract. He is thought to be the youngest Japanese player to sign with a major league club, & the first to do so out of junior high school.

7/5/18 SCORES

HS TRACK

Congratulations to FCHS track athlete Caleb Frymire. Caleb has been named All-South in track by the Southern Illinois Coaches Association. Frymire advanced to state in the triple jump for the Mules this past spring.

HS FOOTBALL

Mules coach Justin Townsend has announced dates for FCHS football camp. The camp will run July 9th, 10th & 11th, July 16th, 17th & 18th & July 23rd, 24th & 25th from six to eight pm each day. In addition, Townsend announced that lifting will continue on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 8:30 to 10 each morning.

TENNIS

The 2018 Fairfield John Peterson Memorial Jr./Adult Open Tennis Tournament continues today through Sunday @ Lakeside Tennis Courts. Boys and girls ages 12-18 continue play today. Adults will play on Saturday and Sunday. Participants will be coming from around southern Illinois and Indiana to compete.

GOLF

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the 8th annual Dr. Patrick Molt Open tournament on Saturday, Check in will begin at 10 am & the shotgun start is at noon.  The entry fee, including lunch & cart is $40. Prizes will be awarded to individuals for lowest 18-hole score in two divisions: gross and net which is based on course handicap.  Prize payouts and age divisions will be based on total participation. The tournament committee may assign a course handicap if a local player does not have an official handicap. Monday night men’s league players are strongly urged to participate. Players can sign up at the pro-shop bulletin board or call the course at 847-7222.

MLB

Luke Weaver flirted with perfection, had to overcome a little frustration & settled for domination as the Cardinals beat the Giants 11-2 Thursday night. Weaver pitched two-hit ball over eight innings as he faced two over the minimum & had seven strikeouts. The 24-year-old right-hander carried a perfect game into the 6th inning before giving up a single & a two-run homer. Weaver then bounced back to retire the final seven batters he faced. The Cardinals’ offense was pretty good, too. Jedd Gyorko had three hits including a home run & drove in five runs to spoil the return of Johnny Cueto after two months on the disabled list. Matt Carpenter & Harrison Bader also went deep while Yadier Molina singled three times. The Cardinals had a season-high 18 hits, their most since getting 19 against the New York Mets on August 24, 2016.

Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer in the 5th inning &Yuli Gurriel’s RBI single in Houston’s two-run 9th lifted the Astros to a 4-3 win over the White Sox.

7/4/18 SCORES

MLB

Yadier Molina & Yairo Munoz homered, Miles Mikolas threw six strong innings & the Cardinals broke loose late to beat Arizona 8-4 on Wednesday night & take two of three from the first-place Diamondbacks. Molina’s three-run shot highlighted a five-run 7th inning after Arizona had nursed a 2-1 lead through six. Tommy Pham drove in three Cardinals runs with a double & two singles. Miles Mikolas gave up two runs and seven hits, walked four & struck out three. He improves to 9-3.

Willson Contreras hit a tie-breaking homer & Javier Baez stole home to lead the Cubs past the Tigers 5-2 for their 6th straight victory. Conditions at Wrigley Field favored the longball, with a game-time temperature of 92 degrees, a heat index of 102 and the wind blowing out.

Starting pitcher Sal Romano dropped down a suicide squeeze during a six-run 4th inning as the Reds rallied to beat the White Sox 7-4. The Reds overcame Daniel Palka’s 3rd home run in two games to win the three-game series.

NBA

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a deal with rookie forward Michael Porter Jr. Porter was taken by the Nuggets with the 14th overall pick in the draft last month. He was considered a top-five pick before a back injury that required surgery limited him to three games at Missouri last season.

NHL

The Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team has named a former St Louis Blues player from Saskatchewan its new coach following a team bus crash that killed his predecessor. Nathan Oystrick says he’s looking forward to leading the team while never forgetting the tragic circumstances that brought him to the role. Oystrick played 10 seasons in the NHL with the Blues, Atlanta Thrashers & Anaheim Ducks.

NFL

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s conduct & substance-abuse policy. The NFL said Foster will also be fined for violations from a weapons offense & misdemeanor drug charge that were resolved earlier this offseason. Foster will miss San Francisco’s games against Minnesota & Detroit before being allowed to return on September 17 before the Niners play Kansas City.

TENNIS

The 2018 Fairfield John Peterson Memorial Jr./Adult Open Tennis Tournament runs today through Sunday @ Lakeside Tennis Courts. Boys and girls ages 12-18 play today & tomorrow. Adults will play on Saturday and Sunday. Participants will be coming from around southern Illinois and Indiana to compete.

GOLF

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the 8th annual Dr. Patrick Molt Open tournament on Saturday, Check in will begin at 10 am & the shotgun start is at noon.  The entry fee, including lunch & cart is $40. Prizes will be awarded to individuals for lowest 18-hole score in two divisions: gross and net which is based on course handicap.  Prize payouts and age divisions will be based on total participation. The tournament committee may assign a course handicap if a local player does not have an official handicap. Monday night men’s league players are strongly urged to participate. Players can sign up at the pro-shop bulletin board or call the course at 847-7222.

 

7/3/18 SCORES

MLB

Paul Goldschmidt hit a three run homer, Zack Greinke pitched effectively intio the 7th inning & the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cardinals 4-2 Tuesday night. Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty allowed four runs on four hits in six innings. Flaherty ran into trouble in the 5th, giving up a double & hitting a batter before Goldschmidt homered to put Arizona up 4-2.

Anthony Rizzo drove in his 2nd run of the game in the 7th inning to snap a tie, Kyle ScHwarber followed with a solo homer in the 8th & the Cubs rebounded from an early three run deficit to edge the Tigers 5-3 for the 5th straight win.

Daniel Palka & Avisail Garcia each homered twice & Yoan Moncado tripled with the bases loaded in the 12th inning as the White Sox pulled off their biggest comeback of the season, beating the Reds 12-8. Trailing 7-2 after five innings, the Sox pulled even in the 9th on Garcia’s solo homer, then pulled it out with the help of a couple of Reds errors.

TENNIS

The 2018 Fairfield John Peterson Memorial Jr./Adult Open Tennis Tournament will be played here at Lakeside Tennis Courts Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday. Boys and girls ages 12-18 will play on Thursday and Friday. Adults will play on Saturday and Sunda. Participants will be coming from around southern Illinois and Indiana, however, it is open to all USTA members. The public is invited to come and watch any or all of the competition. 

GOLF

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the 8th annual Dr. Patrick Molt Open tournament on Saturday, Check in will begin at 10 am & the shotgun start is at noon.  The entry fee, including lunch & cart is $40. Prizes will be awarded to individuals for lowest 18-hole score in two divisions: gross and net which is based on course handicap.  Prize payouts and age divisions will be based on total participation. The tournament committee may assign a course handicap if a local player does not have an official handicap. Monday night men’s league players are strongly urged to participate. Players can sign up at the pro-shop bulletin board or call the course at 847-7222.

 

7/2/18 SCORES

MLB

Yadier Molina homered & had three RBIs, Carlos Martinez pitched six effective innings & the Cardinals ended a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday night. Molina hit a two-run single in the Cardinals’ four-run 1st inning against Robbie Ray & hit his 12th homer off the Arizona left-hander in the 6th. Jedd Gyorko also homered & had two RBIs to end Ray’s nine-game winning streak, dating to last season. Martinez allowed two runs on six hits & lined a double. Bud Norris worked a perfect ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances. Before the game, the Cardinals place outfielder Dexter Fowler on paternity leave so he could be with his wife, Aliya, for the birth of their second child & recalled rookie outfielder Tyler O’Neill from Triple-A Memphis to fill his roster spot. O’Neill started in right field & batted third, going 1 for 4.

Reds 5, White Sox 3

NHL

Ryan O’Reilly feels a spark after the Blues acquired him in a trade with the Sabres. The 27-year-old center lamented losing his love for the game after a 3rd consecutive losing season & says he’s excited about the move. Going from the expectation of being the man in Buffalo to joining an established core in St. Louis should help O’Reilly. The Blues have been busy this off-season, Besides acquiring O’Reilly, they’ve signed David Perron & Tyler Bozak in free agency.

 

7/1/18 SCORES

MLB

The Atlanta Braves held off the Cardinals 6-5 Sunday to complete a weekend sweep of the Redbirds. The Braves outscored the Cardinals 22-10 in the three-game series. The Cardinals scored five times in the 7th to rally from a 6-0 deficit. Starter John Gant allowed four runs on four hits over 5 1-3 innings. The Cardinals, who play 17 of its next 20 games on the road, have lost four in a row.

Cubs 11, Twins 10

White Sox 10, Rangers 5

NHL

 The Buffalo Sabres acquired three centers and two draft picks, including a first-rounder in 2019, in trading center Ryan O’Reilly to the Blues on Sunday. On top of that, the Blues also agreed to pay a $7.5 million contract bonus O’Reilly was due by the end of the day.

The Blackhawks have agreed to contracts with forward Chris Kunitz, goaltender Cam Ward & defenseman Brandon Manning, addressing their depth at every position group after missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Kunitz got a one-year deal worth $1 million, and Ward’s one-year contract is for $3 million. Manning received a two-year deal.

6/28/18 SCORES

MLB

Cubs 11, Dodgers 5

Twins 2, White Sox 1 in 13 innings

6/27/18 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Fairfield Post 176 7, Boonville, IN 6

Jesse Hosselton got the win & Austin Scott the save for Post 176

MLB

The Cardinals saw the four game winning streak end with a 5-1 loss to the Indians Wednesday. Jack Flaherty lasted only four innings, his shortest outing this season. It followed perhaps his most dominant start, in which he carried a no-hitter for 6 1/3 innings against Milwaukee on Friday. Matt Carpenter walked, doubled and scored his sixth run in his last two games.

Dodgers 7, Cubs 5

White Sox 7, Twins 1

GOLF

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the 8th annual Dr. Patrick Molt Open tournament on Saturday, July 7th.  Check in will begin at 10 am & the shotgun start is at noon.  The entry fee, including lunch & cart is $40. Players who register & pay by today receive a $10 per person discount. Prizes will be awarded to individuals for lowest 18-hole score in two divisions: gross and net which is based on course handicap.  Prize payouts and age divisions will be based on total participation. The tournament committee may assign a course handicap if a local player does not have an official handicap. Monday night men’s league players are strongly urged to participate. Players can sign up at the pro-shop bulletin board or call the course at 847-7222.

 

 

6/26/18 SCORES

MLB

Matt Carpenter homered twice & matched a career high with five hits as the Cardinals beat the Indians 11-2 Tuesday. Carpenter scored a career-best five runs & drove in three as the Redbirds chased Indians ace Corey Kluber after an inning & 2/3, the shortest start of his career. Jose Martinez also honered for the Cardinals. Carlos Martinez settled down after a rough 1st inning for his 1st win since May 2. He had lost three straight decisions over his previous five starts. He went six innings, allowing two runs, six hits & a walk while striking out eight. The Cardinals have won four straight after struggling through a 2-8 stretch. Tuesday’s game was delayed 1-hour, 26-minutes by rain, marking the 2nd consecutive game between the Indians & Cardinals that was affected by inclement weather. The 1st pitch Monday was pushed back 1-hour, 21-minutes because of a thunderstorm.

Cubs 9, Dodgers 4

White Sox 8, Twins 4

GOLF

Fairfield Public Golf Course will host the 8th annual Dr. Patrick Molt Open tournament on Saturday, July 7th.  Check in will begin at ten o’clock & the shotgun start is at noon.  The entry fee, including lunch & cart is $40. Players who register and pay on or before Thursday receive a $10 per person discount. Prizes will be awarded to individuals for lowest 18-hole score in two divisions: gross and net which is based on course handicap.  Prize payouts and age divisions will be based on total participation. The tournament committee may assign a course handicap if a local player does not have an official handicap. Monday night men’s league players are strongly urged to participate. Players can sign up at the pro-shop bulletin board or call the course at 618-847-7222.

6/25/18 SCORES

MLB

Spot starter John Gant pitched one-hit ball over a career-high seven innings, Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run double & the Cardinals beat the Indians 4-0 on Monday night. It was the 3rd consecutive win for the Cardinals & the 10,000th regular season victory for the franchise. The Redbirds joined the Braves, Cubs, Giants, Pirates & Dodgers among NL teams to reach the milestone. Gant started in place of Michael Wacha, who went on the disabled list last week with an oblique strain. He allowed only an infield single in the 3rd inning. He walked five & struck out four. It was his first win in three starts this season. Bud Norris relieved Austin Gomber with two on & no outs in the ninth. He got a strikeout and a double play to record his 15th save.

Dodgers 2, Cubs 1

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

A federal appeals court has backed an NCAA rule requiring most football players who transfer schools to sit out a year. Monday’s decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago comes in a lawsuit brought by a former punter for Northern Illinois University, Peter Deppe. The ruling focuses on a requirement that most Division I football players who transfer to another school must sit out a year.

 6/24/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD GIRLS SOFTBALL

Good weekend for the Fairfield Force traveling softball teams @ the Flora Tournament. The 8u team sponsored by LeMond’s Chrysler placed 2nd, defeating the Charleston Chill 14-12, the SI Bandits 17-1 & the Flora Flame 19-12 before losing to the Champaign Blaze15-0 in the championship game. The 10u team sponsored by Ryan Rice Law Office & the VFM was tournament champs, defeating Flora Flame 8-5, Extreme 7-6 & the South Central Storm 12-9. The 12u team sponsored by the VFM & Tetrick Racing placed 4th. They lost 5-3 to Centralia Supersonic, beat T-town 16-2, lost 12-0 to Extreme & lost 6-5 to the Flora Fame.

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Game 1: Fairfield Post 176, 10, McLeansboro 2 – Hunter Callahan was the winning pitcher

Game 2: Post 176., 7, McLeansboro 0 – Jaxon King was the winning pitcher

MLB

Luke Weaver settled in after a shaky 1st inning to win for the 1st time in eight starts & Jose Martinez hit a three-run homer to pace the Cardinals to an 8-2 win over the Brewers on Sunday. Weaver allowed two runs, both in the 1st, on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out a season-high nine & walked two for his first victory since May 11. Martinez’s 11th homer capped a five-run 4th when the Cardinals erased a 2-1 deficit. Dexter Fowler, who entered hitting .163, doubled twice & scored twice, & Harrison Bader reached base four times, scoring twice for the Cardinals.

Reds 8, Cubs 6

White Sox 10, A’s 3

6/21/18 SCORES

MLB

Brent Suter pitched seven strong innings & the Brewers capitalized on a season-high four errors by the Cardinals in an 11-3 victory Thursday night. Suter retired 12 straight after Matt Carpenter homered on the first pitch of the game. Carlos Martinez struggled in his 4th start since returning from the disabled list. Martinez is 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA since being activated on June 4. As expected, the Cardinals placed right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain Thursday, & recalled right-hander John Gant from Triple-A Memphis. Wacha, who leads the team in wins & strikeouts in 15 starts with a 3.20 ERA, left Wednesday’s start against the Phillies with the injury. It’s the 3rd time this season that Gant has been recalled. He is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA in seven appearances, including three starts for the Cardinals this year.

Reds 6, Cubs 2

White Sox & A’s were rained out. The postponement is the 40th in the major leagues this season, one more than last year and the most in at least the past six years. The game will be made up today as part of a doubleheader.

6/20/18 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Mt Vernon, IN 11, Fairfield post 176 4

MLB

Odubel Herrera hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the 7th inning as the Phillies beat the Cardinals 4-3 Wednesday. Yadier Molina hit a pair of homers for the Cardinals, who lost starter Michael Wacha to injury. Wacha left the game in the bottom of the 4th. He allowed three runs – one earned – in 3 2/3 innings.

Cubs 4, Dodgers 0

Indians 11, White Sox 0

NBA

 The Sacramento Kings have the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft & that’s where the intrigue appears to begin. The Phoenix Suns are expected to select Arizona center Deandre Ayton with the 1st pick. The Kings could then consider Duke’s Marvin Bagley III, Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., Slovenian guard Luka Doncic or Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr. Atlanta picks third, followed by Memphis and Dallas. The draft begins tonight.

6/19/18 SCORES

WESTERN WAYNE LITTLE LEAGUE

SOFTBALL

In a game called after 4 ½ innings because of lightning, Draper Insurance 4, Greenwalt & Sons 1 – You heard then ganme on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com as part of our National Little League coverage

Complete game audio of Tuesday’s game that was broadcast on 104.9 WFIW and wfiwradio.com:

 MLB

Matt Carpenter hit a tiebreaking solo homer with two out in the 9th, helping the Cardinals edge the Phillies 7-6 on Tuesday night. Carpenter also had a tying two-run double in the Cardinals four-run 7th. Tommy Pham homered & singled & Kolten Wong also went deep.

Game 1: Dodgers 4, Cubs 3

Game 2: Cubs 2, Dodgers 1 in 10 innings

Indians 6, White Sox 3

6/18/18 SCORES

MLB

Left fielder Marcell Ozuna dived for & missed Aaron Altherr’s two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning, allowing the Phillies to rally for a 6-5 win over the Cardinals on Monday night. Tommy Pham hit a solo homer in the top of the 10th, one inning after a wild pitch on a strikeout kept the game going. But the Phillies rallied. Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina also hit solo homers for the Redbirds. Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.

Indians 6, White Sox 2

The series opener between the Cubs & Dodgers was postponed by rain & a limited power outage at Wrigley Field.

6/17/18 SCORES

MLB

Jack Flaherty & four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Matt Carpenter homered & the Cardinals beat the Cubs 5-0. Flaherty allowed just two hits while striking out seven in five innings, but he walked three & hit two batters & was pulled after throwing 97 pitches. John Brebbia gave up two hits in a scoreless sixth to earn his 1st major league win. Austin Gomber, Jordan Hicks & Bud Norris each pitched a hitless inning to end the Cardinals’ four-game losing streak.

Tigers 3, White Sox 1

6/14/18 SCORES

HS GIRLS TRACK

Congratulations to Jacklyn Simms of FCHS. She has been named to the Southern Illinois Coaches Association All-South Track team. Simms finished 5th at the Class 1-A state track & field meet in the high jump.

WESTERN WAYNE LITTLE LEAGUE

J.T.’s 7, Superior Steel 6 – You heard the game on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com as part of our National Little League Week coverage – Our next broadcast is Tuesday at 7:15 pm as Greenwalt & Sons plays Draper Insurance in softball action in the Western Wayne Little League @ Wayne C ity.

MLB

Indians 5, White Sox 2

6/19/18 SCHEDULE

WESTERN WAYNE LITTLE LEAGUE

SOFTBALL

7:15 pm – Greenwalt & Sons vs Draper Insurance – You can hear the game on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com

BASEBALL

6 pm – Superuior Steel vs Robertson’s Welding

7:30 pm – J.T.’s vs Greenwalt Farms

T-BALL

5:45 pm – VFW vs FNB

5:45 pm – CNN vs Barnard’s

7 pm – Napa vs Triple S

PITCHING MACHINE

GIRLS

6 pm – Tri-County Gutters vs Legg Up

BOYS

5:45 pm – Lane & Shelton vs Draper Insurance/Randy’s Smokehhouse

7 pm – Les McCormick vs Barnard’s

FAIRFIELD GIRLS SOFTBALL

T-BALL

5 pm – Happy Day Express vs Doug Aman State Farm on the east diamond

6:30 pm – Precision Ete Care vs McDonald’s

COACHPITCH

5 pm – Isaac’s Auto Sales vs Parrent Electric on the west diamond

5 pm – Fairfield National Bank vs Premier Construction on the middle diamond

MINORS

8 pm – Carrie Rice State Farm vs Braddock Auto & Detail on the middle diamond

MAJORS

6:30 pm – Fairfield Printing & Graphics vs Brain Train ing Center on the west diamond

6:30 pm – One Step Ahead HME vs Podolsky Oil on the middle diamond

8 pm – Born Again Nails @ Waxing vs Canaan Bridge on the west diamond

FAIRFIELD LITTLE LEAGUE

MUSTANG

5:30 pm – People’s National Bank vs LeMond’s Chevrolet

7:30 pm – Mt Vernon Dream Homes vs Doug Aman State Farm

T-BALL

5 pm – Personal Finance vs Fairfield Banking Company

6 pm – Harrison Electric Motor vs Vaughan Electric

MLB

5:10 pm – Cardinals @ Pittsburgh – You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

Cubs vs Dodgers

White Sox @ Cleveland

6/13/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD GIRLS SOFTBALL

MAJORS

Podolsky Oil 13, Brain Training Center 8 – You heard the game on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com.  Here is the complete game audio.  

 AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Game 1: McLeansboro 3, Fairfield Post 176 1

Game 2:  postponed by lightning 

MLB

Eric Lauer carried a shutout into the 6th inning as the Padres beat the Cardinals 4-2 Wednesday. Cardinals starter Luke Weaver gave up four runs & nine hits over 5 1/3 innings. He has just one win over his last 11 starts. Marcell Ozuna homered for the Cardinals, who have lost three of four.

Brewers 1, Cubs 0

White Sox 3, Indians 2 

6/12/18 SCORES

MLB

San Diego’s bullpen took a perfect game into the 6th inning as the Padres beat the Cardinals 4-2 on Tuesday night. It was the team’s 3rd bullpen start this season. Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas struck out five in six innings & walked none. He has walked one or less in all seven of his home starts this season. Marcell Ozuna’s RBI single snapped the Padres’ shutout bid in the 7th. Ozuna has driven in five runs in his last four games.

Brewers 4, Cubs 0

White Sox 5, Indians 1

6/11/18 SCORES

MLB

Marcell Ozuna & Jose Martinez each hit two-run homers & Jedd Gyorko added a solo shot as the Cardinals beat the Padres 5-2 Monday. Rookie Jack Flaherty pitched into the 7th inning for his 3rd win of the year. Flaherty has pitched five or more innings in all eight starts this season. John Brebbia relieved in the 7th & walked the bases loaded before getting two strikeouts to end the threat. Bud Norris earned his 13th save in 15 chances. The Cardinals have won 13 of their last 18 games against the Padres, who have dropped 46 of their last 62 games in St. Louis.

Cubs 7, Brerwers 2 – in 11 innings

Indians 4, White Sox 0

The Cardinals signed first-round draft pick Nolan Gorman, of Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix. After Gorman signed at Busch Stadium, he worked out with the club & took batting practice. The left-handed hitting third baseman will forgo the University of Arizona to play at Johnson City, the Cardinals’ rookie level affiliate in the Appalachian League. In other Cardinals news, Daniel Poncedeleon is ready to make his major league debut just a little over a year after a life threatening injury almost ended his baseball career. The Cardinals bought the 26-year-old right-hander’s contract from Triple-A Memphis 13 months after a line drive struck Poncedeleon in the right temple, fracturing his skill during a game against the Iowa Cubs. Poncedeleon underwent an emergency surgery to stop bleeding from his brain and weeks of rehab and inactivity.

FAIRFIELD GIRLS SOFTBALL

Sliding into Summer Tournament

10u went 1-1-1

10u 13, Flora 4

10u 3, Newburgh Ice 3

Western KY Wildcats(tourney champs) 11, 10u 9

Team is sponsored by the CFM & Ryan Rice Attorney at Law

12u went 0-3

Marion Wildcats 10, 12u 1

Newburgh Aftershock 5, 12u 4

Diamond Explosion 8, 12u 3

Team is sponsored by the VFM

14u went 1-2

14u 13, Diamond Explosion 1

Total Contact 16, 14u 1

Wabash Mission 9, 14u 6

6/10/18 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Sunday

Fairfield Post 176 was swept by Harrisburg.

Game 1: Harrisburg 6, Post 176 3

Game 2: Harrisburg 16, Post 176 6

Friday

Post 176 8, Mt Vernon, IN 7

Christopher Clark was the winning pitcher

GOLF

16 teans competed in the Fairfield National Bank two man 27 hole scramble Friday @ the Fairfield Public Golf Course. Joe Mitchell of Grayville & his nephew, Tyler Mitchell of Oblong, who plays on the Lincoln Trail College golf team, won the “A” Flight with a six under par 99. The father-son deo of Don & Bfrent Sutton were 2nd. Eldon Doty & Kent Nake won the “B” Flight @ 111. The father-son team of Scott & Noah McElravy were 2nd.

MLB

Center fielder Billy Hamilton made a bunch of key defensive plays & the Reds ended their 13-game losing streak to the Cardinals, beating the Redbirds 6-3 Sunday. Hamilton threw out two runners, then made outstanding catches against the wall in the 9th & 9th innings. He also tripled and scored twice. The Cardinals’ overall winning streak against Cincinnati was their longest since the 1930-1931 seasons. The Reds had lost 11 straight home games to the Cardinals. The Reds scored five runs on just four hits in 3 2/3 innings against Carlos Martinez, who was making his 2nd start since coming off the disabled list with a strained back muscle. He issued a season-high seven walks, one short of tying his career high, while hitting a batter & uncorking a wild pitch on ball four that allowed Hamilton to go from first to third. Martinez has 12 walks in 7 2/3 innings over his last two starts.

Pirates 7, Cubs 1

White Sox 6, Red Sox 3

NASCAR

Clint Bowyer won his 2nd NASCAR Cup Series race of the season when the event at Michigan was called early because of rain. Bowyer beat out Kevin Harvick on a restart to begin the 3rd stage. Then the race went under caution when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. went into the wall. Rain put a stop to the race.

6/7/18 SCORES

HS TENNIS

FCHS Lady Mules tennis will hold a summer min-camp for any girl entering FCHS this fall interested in playing on the team.  It will be Monday & Tuesday, June 11-12, from 8-11 am.  If yiou have any questions, call Jane Best @ 618-516-2413.

FAIRFIELD GIRLS SOFTBALL

Mon, 6/4

Jim’s Custom Auto 8, Studio 117 0

Carter Trucking 9, People’s National Bank 4

Braddock Auto & Detail 12, Fairfield National Bank 2

Carrie Rice State Farm 8, Parrent Electric 7

Mt Vernon Dream Homes 9, Lewis Scrap Metal 2

Born Again Nails & Waxing 8, Brain Training Center 7

Tues, 6/5

Taco Tierra 3, Lewis Scrap Metal 3

Country Financial 9, Mt Vernon Dream Homes 6

Fairfield Banking Company 15, Premier Construction 5

Isaac’s Auto Sales 18, Braddocvk Auto & Detail 11

Podolshy Oil 18, One Step Ahead HME 4

Canaan Bridge 15, Fairfield Printing & Graphics 9

Wed, 6/6

Jim’s Custom Auto 7, Rush Appliance 4

Fairfield Banking Company 17, Parrent Electric 2

People’s National Bank 5, Studio 117 2

Fairfield National Bank 7, Isaac’s Auto Sales 7

One Step Ahead, HME 5, Fairfield Printing & Graphics 3

Brain Training Center 7, Canaan Bridge 5

MLB

Miles Mikolas rebounded from his 1st loss of the season to pitch three-hit ball over seven innings & lead the Cardinals over the Marlins 4-1 on Thursday. Mikolas allowed an unearned run, struck out five & walked one, lowering his ERA to 2.27 as the Cardinals salvaged the series finale after a pair of losses. Mikolas, coming off a 4-0 loss to Pittsburgh, has pitched at least six innings in 10 of 12 starts this season. Jordan Hicks pitched around a walk & a hit in the 8th, topping 100 mph on nine of 18 pitches, & Bud Norris finished the four-hitter with a perfect 9th for his 12th save in 13 chances. Jose Martinez hit a two-run homer in the 1st, giving him a team-high 35 RBIs. Marcell Ozuna hit an RBI single in the bottom half, and pinch-hitter Luke Volt homered off Adam Conley leading off the seventh. The No. 2 of Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst was displayed in the dirt behind 2nd base during the game. Schoendienst, who died Wednesday at age 95, spent 67 years in the Cardinals organization as a player, coach, manager and special assistant. He signed with the Cardinals as an infielder in 1945 & won a World Series as the Redbirds manager in 1967.

Cubs 4, Phillies 3

Twins 7, White Sox 2

6/6/18 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Post 176 6, Grayville Junior Legion 4 – Jesse Hossleton was the winning pitcher

Post 176 6, Grayville Junior Legion 1 – Jaxon King was the winning pitcher

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL

Jacque’s Lunch Box 1, Midway Package 0

Iconic Studio 32, Vaughan Equipment 18

Molt Farms 15, Lewis Scrap Metal 5

La Fuente 15, West Construction 5

MLB

The Marlins beat the Cardinals 11-3 Wednesday on a sad night for Cardinals fans everywhere. Before the 3rd inning, it was announced that Hall of Fame 2nd baseman Red Schoendienst had passed away at the age of 95. A photo was shown on the video board @ Busch Stadium with “1923-2018” written along the bottom. Fans in the crowd of 40,109 gave a standing ovation, while players stood and applauded. The beloved Schoendienst spent 67 with the Cardinals, managing them to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s. He was a player, manager or coach on four Cardinals teams that won the World Series. Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty lasted five innings for the 2nd consecutive start. Four of the six runs Flaherty allowed were earned. Infielder Jedd Gyorko finished the game on the mound, the first time the six-year veteran had pitched in the majors. Gyorko gave up a run, two hits and hit a batter with a pitch. Jose Martinez drove in two runs as part of a 3-for-3 night. He also walked.

Cubs 7, Phillies 5 – Jason Heyward hit a walk-off grand slam for the Cubs

White Sox 5, Twins 2

6/5/18 SCORES

MLB

The Marrlins beat the Cardinals 7-4 Tuessday gto snap a six game losing streak. The Cardinals returned their opening day battery from the 10-day disabled list for the series opener with right-hander Carlos Martinez and catcher Yadier Molina coming back. In his return, Martinez was not sharp. He made his first start in four weeks since straining his right lat muscle in a May 8th loss to Minnesota. Martinez threw 75 pitches, going four innings. He allowed four hits & two runs with five walks and five strikeouts. He was helped by three double plays. Preston Guilmet made his Redbird debut after the Cardinals called him up Tuesday from Triple-A Memphis. It was a forgettable one inning of work as he allowed three runs. Marcell Ozuna went 3 for 4 with an RBI against his former team. In his last four games, Ozuna has gone 8 for 14, including a milestone 100th home run & grand slam, with six RBIs.

Phillies 6, Cubs 1 – Former Cub Jake Arietta gets the win

Twins 4, White Sox 2

White Sox 6, Twins 3

6/4/18 SCORES

HS SOFTBALL

The 2018 Black Diamond Conference All Conference softball team has been announced. The team includes Kylar Slover, Chloe Newman & Lexi Hobbs of FCHS, Maddie Hout, Sydney Weber & Tara Thompson of Edwards County, Grace Lueke, Kolby Brake, Katherine Drone & Corrie Grubb of Hamilton County, Julia Smith of Carmi-White County, Emma Worgel of Eldorado & Leaha Wininger, Madison Weber, Cheyenne Smith & Alexis Turner of Johnston City. JC’s Leaha Wininger was named MVP & Maddie Hout of Edwards County & Grace Lueke of Hamilton County were named co-captains.

HS BASEBALL

The 2018 Black Diamond Conference All-Conference baseball team has been announced. The team includes Wyatt Gilbert, Bryn Hobbs, Cade Carter, Mikel Garrett & Alec Pruitt of FCHS, Marty Schmittler, Camden Cowger, & Dallan Cowger of Edwards County, Caleb Chapman of Hamilton County, Bryce Northcott , Justin Lamp &Travis Black of Carm-White Countyi, Josh McPheron, Reed Raubach & Justin Clark of Johnston City – Thompsonville & Kale Oglesby of Eldorado. Marty Schmittler of Edwards Countyn was named MVP & Cade Carter of FCHS named team captain.

6/3/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD GIRLS SOFTBALL

Fairfield Force 12u 5, Flora Flames 3

Flora Flames 18, Fairfield Force 12u 14

  Fairfield Force 12u is sponsored by Tetrick Racing

HS BASEBALL

1-A state championship

Aurora Christian 5, Valmeyer 1

3rd place

Goreville 3, Ottawa Marquette 2

2-A state championship

Spring Valley Hall 4, Teutopolis 1

3rd place

Tuscola 9, Herscher 0

HS SOFTBALL

1-A state championship

Windsor/Stew-Stras 8, Goreville 5

3rd place

Argenta-Oreana 3, Spoon River Valley 1

2-A state championship

Taylor Ridge Rockridge 5, Beecher 2

3rd place

Williamsville 6, Pinckneyville 3

MLB

Michael Wacha lost a no-hit bid in the 9th inning & Marcell Ozuna his 4th career grand slam as the Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 Sunday. Wacha came close to pitching the 4th no-hitter in the major leagues this season. He was in total control, striking out eight & walking two while mixing his fastball, curve & changeup. He retired the first 13 batters. Reliever Jordan Hicks gave up one hit while getting the last three outs. The Cardinals have won three of four. Meanwhile, catcher Yadier Molina is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday. He suffered a groin injury on May 5th.

Cubs 2, Mets 0

White Sox 6, Brewers 1

6/1/18 SCORES

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Carmi 10, Fairfield Post 176 0

Carmi 11, Post 176 4

MLB

Yairo Munoz hit a three-run, game-ending homer to cap a five-run 9th inning & rally the Cardinals to a 10-8 win over the Pirates Thursday night. Munoz ripped the first pitch from Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez over the wall in center field to give the Redbirds’ their 6th walk-off win of the season. Munoz, who drove in five runs, had a two-run single in the first inning. Mike Mayers, called up earlier in the day from Memphis, picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Meanwhile, Alex Reyes was put on the 10-day disabled list on Thursday because of a strained latissimus dorsi muscle in his right side. Coming back from Tommy John surgery, Reyes was hurt on Wednesday when he allowed three hits over four scoreless innings at Milwaukee in his first big league appearance since September 29, 2016.

Cubs 5, Mets 1

5/30/18 SCORES

MLB

Alex Reyes pitched four scoreless innings in his return from Tommy John surgery, but it wasn’t enough as the Brewers beat the Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday. Making his 1st major league appearance since September 29, 2016, Reyes allowed three hits, struck out two & walked two. He was 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in four minor league injury rehabilitation starts this month at Class A Palm Beach & Peoria, Double-A Springfield & Triple-A Memphis. He struck out 44 in 23 innings.

Pirates 2, Cubs 1

Indians 9, White Sox 1

5/29/18 SCORES

FAIRFIELD GIRLS SOFTBALL

COACH PITCH

Mt Vernon Dream Homes 11, People’s National Bank 0

Lewis Scrap Metal 2, Rush Appliance 1

Studio 117 1, Taco Tierra 0

MINORS

Fairfield Banking Company15, Fairfield National Bank 0

Premier Construction 13, Parrent Electric 3

5/28/18 SCORES

MLB

The Brewers beat the Cardinals 8-3 Monday as Milwaukee won for the 10th time in 12 games. Cardinals starter Luke Weaver lost his third consecutive start, allowing four runs on five hits & two walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

Cubs 7, Pirates 0

Indians, 9, White Sox 6

HS SPORTS

Goreville has a big weekend coming up in Peoria. Both the baseball & softball teams have qualified for state. In baseball, the Blackcats beat Altamont 19-2 to win the Carbondale 1-A Super-Sectional. In softball, Goreville beat New Athens 4-1 to win the Johnston City Super-Sectional. In 2-A softball, Pinckneyville is headed to state. The Panthers beat Casey-Westfield 3-0 to win the Johnston City Super-Sectional. Pinckneyville eliminated FCHS in the sectional.

5/27/18 SCORES

HS BASEBALL

@ 1-A Cobden Sectional Saturday

Goreville 4, Edwards County 0

HS TRACK

Congratulations to Caleb Frymire & Reece Lee of FCHS.  Both competed in the 1-A State Track & Field Meet in Charleston over the weekend.  Frymire advanced to the finals in the triple jump & Lee to the finals in the high jump.     

MLB

Harrison Bader’s pinch-hit bloop single off Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez keyed a late rally & helped the Cardinals surge past the slumping Pirates 6-4 on Sunday. The Cardinals won for just the fourth time in 19 games when trailing after seven innings by pouncing on Pittsburgh’s bullpen. Sam Tuivailala picked up the win with a scoreless 7th. Bud Norris worked a perfect 9th for his 11th save.

Cubs 8, Giants 3

Tigers 3, White Sox 2

5/25/18 SCORES

MLB

Pirates 7. Cardinals 1

Cubs 6, Giants 2

Tigers 5, White Sox 4

5/24/18 SCORES

TENNIS

Jacob Britt of FCHS has been eliminated from play @ the 1-A state tennis meet. Britt lost 6-2; 6-2 to Michael Poppen of Metamoa in the 1st round & then lost 6-0; 6-0 to Kaden Buchannan of Robinson in the consolatiion round.

HS BOYS TRACK

Reese Lee & Caleb Frymire of FCHS both competed in the 1-A state track & field meet in Charleston Thursday. Lee went 5-11 in the high jump prelims & Frynire 39-11 in the triple jump prelims.

HS BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

FCHS held its baseball awards program Thursday. Blake Pruitt was named Outstanding Pitcher, finishing with a 4-0 record. Cade Carter won the Hitting Award. He finished with a .419 average. Bryn Hobbs won the Defense Award & Kane Hixenbaugh was named Most Improved. Alec Pruitt won the Most Valuable Teammate Award The Mules varisty finished 17-4 to set a school record for winning percentage. The JV Mules finished 6-2.

The Midland Trail Conference has announced its all-confernce baseball & softball teams. Ben Fairleigh of Cisne was named coach of the year in baseball. The all-conference baseball team includes Jesse Hosselton, & Hunter Callahan of Cisne, Jaxon King & Kent Miller of Wayne City, Dylan Stratton, Charles Neal of Webber, Mason Smith, Land Boyd & Aaron Spangle of Woodlawn, Seth Boles & Tanner Eubanks of Waltonville/Sesser-Valier, Tyler Freeman of Chrst Our Rock Lutheran & Gabe Roberst of Odin/Paroka. Seth Nix of Odin/Patoka was named player of the year. Blake Atwo0od & Aaron Hosselton of Cisne, Austin Brtt & Dakota Siebert of CORL, Tyler Winchester of WSV, Devyn Pedtke of Woodlawn & Greg Rollison of Sandioval were honorable mention selection.

The all-conference softbal team include Lucy Smith of Wayne City, Macy Stockton of Grayville, Emma Moser & Mia Simmons of Webber, Brilee Kessler, & Maddie Craig of Clay City, Mikayla Robbers, Abbie Ward, Maddie Burgess & Rylee Breeze of WSV, Madison Schauber & Emily Crmpton of CORL & Morghan Petersen & Callie Luecking of Woodlawn. Kalyn Crider of Woodlawn was named player of the year. Matt Patterson of Woodlawn was coach of the year. Rebecca Smith & Olivia Hilliard of Cisne, Avri Cherry & Kamalie Johnson of Grayville, Savanna Petersen & Felicity McKee of Woodlawn, Keisha Allen & Breana Farris of Clay City, Destiny Holtz of WSV & Macie Peltes of CORL were named honoraable mention. 

FAIRFIELD GIRLS SOFTBALL – Wednesday

Country Financial 7, Studio 117 4

Mt Vernon Dream Homes 10, Taco Tierra 1

Parrent Electric 6, Fairfield National Bank 4

Isaac’s Auto Sales 10, Carrie Rice State Farm 8

Brain Training Center 5, Fairfield Printing & Graphics 4

One Step Ahead, HME 13, Canaan Bridge 4

FAIRFIELD MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL – Wednesday

Iconic 9, Lewis Scrap Metal 7

Midway Package 9, West Construction 6

La Fuente 9, Molt Farms 5

Jacque’s Lunchbox 17, Vaughan Equipment 6

MLB

Orioles 9, White Sox 3

5/25/18 SCHEDULE

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

COACH PITCH

5:30 pm – Chop Shop vs Dimaggio’s

7:30 pm – Ed’s Medicenter Pharmacy vs Lion’s Club

MLB

5:10 pm – Cardinals @ Pittsburgh – You can hear the game ion WOKZ 105.9

Cubs vs San Francisco

White Sox @ Detroit

5/23/18 LOCAL SCORES

HS BASEBALL

@ Cobden 1-A Sectional

Edwards County 1, Steeleville 0 – Lions advance to the sectional championship game @ 2 pm Saturday against Goreville

@ 1-A Effngham St Anthony Sectional

Neoga 5, Louisville North Clay 2

Altamont 9, Odin 4

@ 3-A Salem Regional

Mt Vernon 5, Olney Richlamd County 3

Carterville 2, Salem 1

HS SOFTBALL

@ 2-A Casey-Westfield Sectional

Tuscola 5, Flora 3

MLB

Royals 5, Cardinals 2 – in 10 innings

Indians 1, Cubs 0

White Sox 11, Orioles 1

5/24/18 LOCAL SCHEDULE

TENNIS

Jacob Britt of FCHS plays Michael Poppen of Metamora in a 1st round match @ the 1-A state tennis meet @ Buffalo Grove High School

HS BOYS TRACK

Reese Lee & Caleb Frymire of FCHS compete in the 1-A state track & field meet in Charleston. Lee qualified for state in the high jump & Frymire in the triple jump.

FAIRFIELD GIRLS SOFTBALL

T-BALL

5 pm – Happy Day Express vs McDonald’s on east field

6:30 pm – Doug Aman State Farm vs Precision Eye Care on east field

MINORS

5 pm – Premier Cnstruction vs Fairfield National Bank on the west field

5 pm – Braddock Auto & Detail vs the Fairfield Banking Company on the middle field

6:30 pm – Parrent Electric vs Isaacs Auto Sales on the middle field

MAJORS

6:30 pm – Pedolsky Oil vs Printing & Graphics on the west field

8 pm – Brain Training Center vs One Step Ahead, HML on the west field

8 pm – Borl Again Nails & Waxing vs Canaan Bridge on middle field

LITTLE LEAGUE

MUSTANG

5:30 pm – Mt Vernon Dream Homes vs Doug Aman State Farm

7:30 pm – Barbwire Grill vs Clark Construction

BRONCO

5:30 pm – Geff Ruritans vs FNB

730 pm – LeMonds Chrysler vs Morgan Distributing

MLB

Whire Sox vs Baltimore

Cardinals are off

Cubs are off

OTHER SPORTS NEWS

FCHS has announced dates & times for the remaining spring sports awards program. The baseball awards program is @ 5:30 this evening, the tennis Awards program @ 5 pm May 30th & the softball awards program is @ 5:30 pm May 31st. All of the programs will be held in the FCHS cafeteria.

5/22/18 SCORES

HS SOFTBALL

@ Johnston City 2-A Sectional

Pinckneyville 9, FCHS 2 – Lady Mules end the season with a 20-14 record

TENNIS

Congratulations to Jacob Britt of FCHS. Because of an injury withdrawal, he has qualified for the Class 1-A State Tennis Meet in Arlington Heights. Britt will play Michael Poppen of Metamora in a 1st round match Thursday @n Buffalo Grove High School.

FGSL- Monday

Jim’s Custom Auto 13, People’s National Bank 0

Beth Sessions Country Financial 8, Lewis Scrap Metal 1

Carter Trucking 8, Studio 117 0

Mt Vernon Dream Homes 5, Rush Appliance 4

Braddock Auto Sales 16, Carrie Rice State Farm 0

MLB

Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each homered & Jason Hammel earned his 1st victory of the season as the Royals beat the Cardinals 5-1 Tuesday. Hammel went seven innings, giving up nine hits and a run to help the Royals win. Luke Weaver took the loss. He pitched seven innings, allowing seven hits and struck out eight against one walk.

Indians 10, Cubs 1

White Sox 3, Orioles 2

5/23/18 SCHEDULE

HS BASEBALL

@ 1-A Cobden Sectional

6:30 pm – Edwards County vs Steeleville

@ 1-A Effngham St Anthony Sectional

Louisville North Clay vs Neoga

Odin vs Altamont

@ 3-A Salem Regional

Olney-Richland County vs Mt Vernon

Salem vs Carterville

HS SOFTBALL

@ 2-A Casey-Westfield Sectional

Flora vs Tuscola

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

COACH PITCH

5:30 pm – Rush Appliance vs Chop Shop

7 pm – Skateland vs Ed’s Medicenter Pharmacy

FAIRFIELD GIRLS SOFTBALL

COACH PITCH

5 pm – Studio 117 vs Country Financial on west field

5 pm – Mt Veron Dream Homes vs Taco Tierra on middle field

MINORS

6:30 pm – Parrent Electric vs Fairfield National Bank on west field

6:30 pm – Isaacs Auto Sales vs Carrie Rce State Farm on middle field

MAJORS

8 pm – Brain Training Center vs Printing & Graphics on west field

8 pm – Canaan Bridge vs One Step Ahead hME on middle field

MLB

11:20 am – Cardinals vs Royals – You can hear the game on WOKZ 105.9

Cubs vs Cleveland

White Sox vs Baltimore

BASEBALL

Tryouts for the Fairfield American Legion Post 176 baseball are six this evening at Veteran’s Field. Player must be 13 or older & not turn 20 during 2018. Players from Fairfield, Cisne, Wayne City & Edwards County are with the Post 176 Boundaries.

5/21/18 SCORES

HS TRACK

FCHS held its boys & girls track awards programs Monday. On the girls side, Virginia Flora & Jaclyn Simms were named co-MVP’s, Ashley Crawford Distance MVP, Hannah Shelton Newcomer of the Year, Rachel Farris Most Improved & Peyton Slover Amy Turnerr Relay MVP. For the boys, Claleb Frymire was named Field Event MVP, Ethan Kakac Distance MVP, Justin Miller Sprinter MVP & Theron Stewart Relay MVP, Stewart was also named the Elks Male Athlete of the Year. The award is given to an athlete who participates in a minimum of two sports & is voted on by coaches.

FGSI 

Jim’s Custom Auto 13, People’s National Bank  0

Beth Sessions Country Financial  8, Lewis Scrap Metal   1

Carter Trucking   8, Studio 117  0

Mt. Vernon Dream Homes  5, Rush Appliance  4

Braddock Auto Sales  16, Carrie Rice State Farm  6

HS BASKETBALL

Wayne City is looking for a new boys head basketball coach. Jeff Morris has tendered his resignation after just one year at the helm. Morris is also giving up his teaching duties at the school.

MLB

Miles Mikolas pitched a four-hitter for his 1st career shutout & Tyler O’Neill homered for the 3rd straight game & drove in four runs, leading the Cardinals to a 6-0 victory over the Royals Monday night. Mikolas needed just 109 pitches to remain unbeaten & struck out a career-high nine. The Cardinals won for the 3rd time in four games & beat the Royals for the 5th straight time. Mikolas retired 13 of the final 14 batters he faced. The only trouble he faced came after he allowed back-to-back singles to start the 3rd, but got out of it with the help of a double play. O’Neill’s three-run homer, his first career to the opposite field, capped a four-run 3rd in which the Cardinals strung together five two-out hits. O’Neill’s double in the fifth scored Marcell Ozuna, giving the Cardinals a 5-0 lead. Matt Carpenter homered in the7th as part of a three-hit night. Carpenter is hitting .542 in his last six games, including seven doubles, to raise his average to .210. It is the first time since April 7 that Carpenter’s average rose north of .200.

Orioles 3, White Sox 2

5/22/18 SCHEDULE:

HS SOFTBALL

@ the Johnston City 2-A Sectional

4:30 pm – FCHS vs Pinckneyville – You can hear the game on WFIW 104.9 & wfiwradio.com

T-BALL

5 pm – Harrison Electric Motor vs Personal Finance

6 pm – Vaughan Electric vs Fairfield Banking Company

MUSTANG

5:30 pm – Barbwire Grill vs Mt Vernon Dream Homes

6:30 pm – LeMonds Chevrolet vs Peoples National Bank

MLB

11:20 am – Cardinals vs Royals – You can hear the game in WOKZ 105.9

White Sox vs Baltimore

Cubs vs Cleveland

5/21/18

HS GIRLS TRACK

Jacklyn Simms of FCHS finishes 5th in the high jump @ the state track & field meet in Charleston Saturday – Simms cleared 5-3 in the finals

HS SOFTBALL

 @ Benton 2-A Regional

FCHS 8, Hamilton County 4 – Lady Mules advance to the Johnston City Sectional, where they will play Pinckneyville @ 4:30 pm Tuesday – We will broadcast the game on WFIW

HS BASEBALL

@ Johnston City 2-A Regional

Anna-Jonesboro 9, FCHS 0

@ Hamilton County 2-A Regional

Harrisburg 2, Carmi-White County 1

@ NCOE 1-A Regional

Edwards County 8, Galatia 1

SOFTBALL

Fairfield Force 10 & under softball sponsored by VFM & Ryan Rice Law swept a doubleheader from the Mt Vernon Crush Sunday: 12-10 & 16-4

MLB

Jack Flaherty struck out a career-high 13 to earn his 1st major league win & Tyler O’Neill homered as the Cardinals beat the Phillies 5-1 on Sunday. Making his ninth big league start, Flaherty gave up just two hits & walked one in 7 2/3 dominant innings. He also singled in the third for his first hit. O’Neill, who had three hits, homered for the 2nd time in two games. Matt Carpenter added three hits & Greg Garcia drove in two runs for the Redbirds. Jordan Hicks got four outs to finish the two-hitter.

Cubs 6, Reds 1

White Sox 3, Rangers 0

TODAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Tryouts for the Fairfield American Legion Post 176 baseball team are today & Wednesday beginning @ 6 m each evening & lasting around 2 hours. Players must be 13 or older & must not turn 20 during 2018. Players from Fairfield, Cisne, Wayne City & Edwards County are within the Post 176 boundaries.

TRACK

FCHS boys & girls track awards banquets are tonight in the FCHS cafeteria.  The girls awards program will be @ 5 pm & the boys awards program @ 6:30 pm

.MLB

6:20 pm – Cardinals vs Kansas City – You can hear the game bn WOKZ 105.9

White Sox vs Baltimore

Cubs are off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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