Scott Richey

Eagles unable to pull upset against top-seeded Braves

CHAMPAIGN — Rantoul's Class 3A regional baseball semifinal game against Mount Zion boiled down to a pair of bunt plays in the third inning.

Two plays that didn't go the Eagles' way and changed the complexion of a tight game Wednesday at Illinois Field.

Football: HOIC splits into two 6-team divisions

CHAMPAIGN — The Heart of Illinois Conference has avoided the hassle of conference realignment the past five years as nearly every other league in the area experienced one upheaval or another.

Women's Basketball: Wascher's loyalty to RTHS rewarded

CHAMPAIGN — Hannah Wascher nearly left Rantoul for greener basketball pastures several times in her high school career, but she stuck with the Eagles through thick (becoming the program’s all-time scoring leader) and mostly thin (25 wins and 90 losses in four years).

Wascher was an early commit to Karrie Redeker at Parkland.

PBL a possibility for Okaw Valley Conference in 2016

ST. JOSEPH — With the Okaw Valley Conference losing Maroa-Forsyth to the Sangamo Conference in two years, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School was the target to fill that void, and athletic director John Overstreet said PBL received the official invite Monday afternoon to join the conference for the 2016-17 school year.

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