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Oakwood gets better of Armstrong-Potomac in county title match

ARMSTRONG — In a rematch of a late September win by Armstrong-Potomac, Oakwood got the better of the Trojans on Monday night in the Vermilion County Tournament championship match.

The Comets took the first set 25-19 and then blitzed A-P in the second, storming out to leads of 10-1 and 14-2 before running away with a 25-8 win.


Area roundup: Eagles fall to Unity on senior night in game’s final seconds

RANTOUL — Dubbed to be “kind of like our Super Bowl” by head coach Tom Hess, the Rantoul football team’s comeback bid in a Week 8 matchup with Unity fell short.

The Eagles lost to Unity 22-14 on Rantoul’s senior night, as an interception with 28 seconds remaining cost Hess’ club late.


Wilson's 5 TDs lead Fisher to blowout win

FISHER — Jake Palmer’s crew took care of business early, stepping on the gas pedal with three first-quarter touchdowns, a forced turnover and a recovered onside kick to set up a de facto conference championship game with LeRoy next week.


Penalty kicks, questionable offsides call lead to early postseason exit for record-breaking Bunnies squad

CHAMPAIGN — The red-eyed coach fought back tears, attempting not to choke up as the emotion hit him of watching the best season in program history fade away in the short life span of 80 minutes.


Eagles trio advances to sectional; Van Winkle two strokes short of state cut

RANTOUL — For the second consecutive year, the Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda golf team sent multiple golfers to the sectional round.

Trey Van Winkle (80) finished fourth overall at the Class 2A Rantoul Regional, Noah Shields (81) was fifth and Chase Moore (82) finished sixth for the Eagles last Tuesday at Willow Pond Golf Course.


Hood, Kerns finish in top 10 to advance to Auburn Sectional

MAHOMET — Another year, another round of success for Sidney Hood.

The Fisher junior golfer shot an 83 last Wednesday to finish fourth at the Class 1A Mahomet-Seymour Regional and advance to the Auburn Sectional.


A-P’s lone golfer Duden advances to sectional

MAHOMET — When Anna Duden was in sixth grade, she attended a youth golf camp at Willow Pond Golf Course in Rantoul.


Diorio, Delaney lead Bunnies' comeback victory to lock down second straight playoff berth

FISHER — In the middle of the second quarter, with his team trailing 6-0, head coach Jake Palmer and the Fisher football staff made a subtle but big change.

The Bunnies shifted defensive lineman Tanner Diorio from the right side of the line into the nose guard position, so the senior would be over Deer Creek-Mackinaw’s center.


Eagles capture second win of season, stave off Central Catholic

BLOOMINGTON — It was starting to look way too eerie for Tom Hess.

On Friday night, the Rantoul football coach watched as his team took a 34-28 lead in the fourth quarter over Bloomington Central Catholic but then missed the ensuing extra point following Angelo Brown’s 60-yard touchdown run midway through the period.


Trojans complete comeback win over Eagles

PAXTON — Inconsistent play came back to bite the Rantoul volleyball team in a battle against Armstrong-Potomac last Wednesday.

Trailing 14-11 in the third-and-final set that went to 15 points and was capped at 17, A-P clawed back and scored six consecutive points to win the match 14-25, 25-20, 16-14.


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