MT. CARMEL — Day One of the S.K. Smith Electric Junior golf tournament belonged to the youngsters Monday, with boys and girls from 5-13 years of age taking to the links.
Some of the scores left the adults dutifully impressed.
Like the score turned in by Kohen Smith in the nine-hole division for 11-13 year old boys. Even with an out-of-bounds ball that led to an 8 on No. 12, Smith still recorded a round of 39, good for a 13-shot win over Drew Gill.
Smith made three birdie putts on the day.
There is a lot going on today, as the shift is on from summer sports to advance activities for fall sports.
Sports physicals will be administered tonight (Monday) and Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. in the gymnasium at Mt. Carmel High School.
The physicals will be given by Wabash General Hospital doctors along with Dr. Jennings, Dr. Barbee, Dr. Nomola, Diane Destefano and Kallie Allender.
For more information on how to register for the event, stop by the District 348 office on 13th St. to pick up a packet between 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
For more information, call 618-262-2278.
Golden Aces football camp begins today at Riverview stadium. The first session is at 6 p.m. On Friday, the Aces will play 7-on-7 games against Olney and Fairfield in Olney.
Tryouts for the Jr. Aces soccer team are tonight at 5 p.m. at the Wabash Valley College soccer field. Last week’s tryouts were rained out.
BRIDGEPORT, Ill. — In a District 1 tournament that turned into a 3-game series between Mt. Carmel and Olney, dramatic rallies decided all three matchups between the 11-year-old teams.
Tuesday, Olney rallied from a 5-4 deficit by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to overtake the Aces 11s, 7-5.
After a 19-0 win over Lawrence Co. Thursday that finished off the hosts after Olney recorded a 29-1 win one day earlier, it was Mt. Carmel’s turn to rally, scoring five runs in its’ final two at-bats to overcome a 4-1 deficit and even the series with Olney, 6-4.
Saturday’s winner-take-all final seemed headed in favor of the Aces, who led 6-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth.
Olney, aided by a grand slam by Gage Stevens, scored six times to take a 7-6 lead, then held off the Aces to steal away the title and a berth in the Section 1 tourney this week, also in Bridgeport.
The Aces sent three hurlers to the mound in the fifth to try and stem the tide, but Olney was able to benefit from four walks and three Aces errors.
Even a unique 1-2-5-6-5 triple play turned by the Aces in the third inning wasn’t enough.
McLEAN, Va. — Eastern Illinois has been ranked No. 4 in the FCS preseason football poll published by USA Today Sports as preseason publications hit the newsstand and internet during the summer.
The Panthers open the 2014 season under first year head coach Kim Dameron on Aug. 28 at Minnesota with the game televised on the Big Ten Network.
The Panthers are one of two Ohio Valley Conference teams ranked in the preseason Top 10 by the publication as they look to replace the offensive production of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and wide receiver Erik Lora. EIU returns 14 starters from last year’s team that posted a 12-2 record and was ranked fourth in the final poll after advancing to the FCS playoff quarterfinal round.
USA Today Sports listed three-time defending FCS national champion N. Dakota St. as its preseason No. 1. Towson, last year’s runner-up, was second followed by E. Washington and EIU. New Hampshire was ranked fifth with Southeastern La., Coastal Carolina, Montana, Fordham and OVC member Jacksonville St. completing the top ten.
EIU will face Jacksonville St. (Nov. 15) on the road in the second to final week of the regular season.
The Ohio Valley Conference will host its annual media day in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday.
Varstiy Boys Golf vs. Mt. Carmel Invitational at Mount Carmel
Varstiy Girls Golf vs. Mt. Carmel Invitational at Mt. Carmel
Varstiy Boys Golf vs. Robinson at Robinson
Varstiy Girls Golf vs. Gibson Southern & Mt. Vernon at Gibson Southern
Varstiy Girls Golf vs. Jasper Invite at Jasper Municipal
Varstiy Boys Golf vs. Hamilton Co. at Mt. Carmel
Varstiy Girls Golf vs. Harrisburg at Harrisburg
Varstiy Cross Country vs. Fairfield Invite at Fairfield
Varstiy Volleyball vs. Carmi White County at Mt. Carmel
Varstiy Girls Golf vs. Forest Park/Vincennes at Forest Park