Brendan Quealy

In The Corner Pocket: Well ... se ya later

It’s just after midnight Tuesday, and the only thing left to do for my final edition of the Rantoul Press is to finish this here column.

Forgive me, but my fingers might be a little hesitant to finish this journey.


Football Preview: The Rantoul Eagles by the numbers

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Seniors on the Rantoul varsity roster. The Eagles come in with just a handful of experienced upperclassmen. One such senior is veteran Mason Hall, who will command the offense as quarterback. Hall and the rest of the senior class have taken on roles as leaders and mentors of the younger players.

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Football Preview: Eagles leaning on youth, Hall for success

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Falcons youth football team has had sustained success for the last handful of years, and that success might finally be finding its way into the program at Rantoul Township High School.


Football Preview: The Fisher Bunnies by the numbers

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New head coach for the Fisher varsity football team in 2016. Jake Palmer takes over as the man in charge after 14-year veteran coach Matt Leng stepped down. The 25-year-old Palmer comes in with a roster loaded with youth, and he said that is encouraging for the future of the program.

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Football Preview: New philosophy could benefit young Bunnies

FISHER — The Bunnies hit the gridiron in 2016 under the direction of a new coach for the first time in 15 seasons come Friday.

Jake Palmer dons the headset and commands a Fisher varsity football team that is hoping to get back to the playoffs after a two-year absence. But it won’t be an easy road to the postseason.


RTHS announces winter sports coaches

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School board of education approved hiring the coaches for the winter athletics season at last Monday’s meeting.


Cross Country program returns to Armstrong-Potomac

ARMSTRONG — Now that Armstrong-Potomac athletics is no longer co-opping with Oakwood for football and cross country, the cross country team will be on its own at the high school.


RTHS to improve disabled parking

RANTOUL — Now that the new parking lot at Rantoul Township High School is nearly complete, Superintendent Scott Amerio announced at last Monday’s board of education meeting the next project will be to install more accessible and safer disabled parking.

The spots will be striped along Congress Avenue and placed parallel to the road along the curb.


Puente set on improving RCS English Language Learner program

RANTOUL — After the state audited the Rantoul City Schools District 137’s English Language Learner program, new bilingual director

Rudy Puente reported the findings to the board of education Thursday and laid out his plan to improve the program.

When the state audits an ELL program, it looks at how the district performs operationally as well as educationally.


Washington a track and field trainer extraordinaire

RANTOUL — Rocking the $50 hat he bought at the Amateur Athletic Union’s National Junior Olympic Games and with a whistle hanging from his neck, George Washington looked every bit the track and field coach he has become in the last few months.


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