Andrew Helregel

Eagles shut out against state-ranked Sages

MONTICELLO — Rantoul was unable to gain any momentum Friday night, falling victim to Monticello’s defense, which pitched another shutout in a 50-0 win and has now allowed only two scores in four games.

"We've been practicing pretty hard on defense," Monticello senior Riley Austin said, "just to make sure everybody is doing their job."


Visiting Sages clip RTHS 40-8 in football

RANTOUL — Monticello quarterback Brandon Wildman was efficient Friday night in a 40-8 win against the Rantoul Township High School Eagles, completing 9 of 12 passes for 236 yards — all in the first half.

Four of his completions went for touchdowns: two to Ryne Bundy (5, 48 yards), one to Clay Becker (68 yards) and one to Noah Freemon (28 yards).


Injuries mar Rantoul gridders' loss to Monticello

RANTOUL — Monticello quarterback Brandon Wildman was efficient against the Eagles, completing 9 of 12 passes for 236 yards — all in the first half as the visiting Sages cruised to a 40-8 win.

Four of his completions went for touchdowns: two to Ryne Bundy (5, 48 yards), one to Clay Becker (68 yards) and one to Noah Freemon (28 yards).


Thomasboro water tower project nears completon

THOMASBORO — Former Thomasboro Village Board member Steve Martin presented a progress report on the completion of work on the water tower at last week’s village board meeting.

Martin told the board that the water tower is finished, refilled and online.


Gifford board approves 10-year power pact with Ameren

GIFFORD — The Gifford Village Board passed a resolution on Thursday to approve a 10-year franchise agreement with power company Ameren.
Mayor Derald Ackerman and members of the board had been in discussion the last few meetings about whether such an agreement was necessary and beneficial to the village.


Tboro water tower project underway; clean-up day a success

THOMASBORO – The long-awaited repairs to the Thomasboro water tower have begun.
The Wisconsin-based contractor Classic Protective Coatings started work on the water tower June 15. Repairs to the interior of the tower are finished, and the outside is being worked on.


Gifford employee handbook accepted; website shaping up

GIFFORD — The Gifford Village Board accepted the current draft of the employee handbook with plans to hold a closed meeting to fully review and make any necessary changes if it deems fit.
“I think this will make the village a little more professional than it has been,” board member Larry Hethke said at the monthly meeting Thursday.


Rantoul Hurricanes swimming results

On Saturday, July 9, the Rantoul Hurricanes Swim Team ended their regular season with a victory over Gibson City.

The team, coached by Jack Clifford and Monica Garey, ended the season with a 5-1 record. Several swimmers will represent the team at the all-conference championship meet to be held in Monticello July 23.

Winning relays:


Hurricanes back to winning ways

The Rantoul Hurricanes swim team improved to 4-1 for the season with a victory at Monticello last Wednesday.

Rantoul beat the Monticello Marlins 328-210, winning 14 of 20 relays and placing first in 25 of 40 individual events.


Fisher pitcher Rogers named to 1A All-State team

FISHER — After putting together a stellar senior season on the mound, Fisher pitcher Trey Rogers was selected to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State Team for class 1A.
Rogers is the first player from Fisher to be named all-state.
The 6-3 lefthander finished the year with a 6-1 record in nine starts, including four complete games.


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