Sports

Rantoul Volleyball: Eagles soar to first win; Riddle’s expectations high

By ZACK CARPENTER
Rantoul Press sports editor

PONTIAC – Rantoul Eagles volleyball coach Traci Riddle could not mask her excitement for the upcoming season. After her team’s 2-1 win over Pontiac on Thursday, it’s clear to see why.

The Eagles took care of business against the Indians, but it was far from easy.


Spearheaded: Young Fisher Bunnies squad trounced by Tuscola Warriors, 61-6, in season opener

By JOSH HOHULIN
Rantoul Press correspondent


TUSCOLA – More than a dozen Fisher players donned their black helmets under the Friday night lights for the first time on Friday.


Rantoul Soccer: Eagles struggle to get footing; 0-4 to start the season

By ZACK CARPENTER

Rantoul Press sports editor


Armstrong-Potomac Volleyball: Trojans take 4th place at Cissna Park Tip-Off Classic

By NEWS-GAZETTE

CISSNA PARK – The Armstrong-Potomac volleyball team took home fourth place in the Cissna Park Tip-Off Classic last week.
Angela Sieberns made the all-tournament team for the Trojans as A-P got off a 3-2 start to the 2016 season.

Third-Place Game

Clifton Central 2
Armstrong-Potomac 0


Fisher/GCMS Soccer: Bunnies drop two matches, pick up win vs. Oakwood

By ZACK CARPENTER
Rantoul Press sports editor

URBANA – Despite a pair of blowout losses, the Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley soccer team was able to bounce back for a win in its third match of the day on Saturday.

The Bunnies came away with a 1-2 record out of the Uni-High Shootout, bringing their record to 2-3 to start the season.


Cross Country: Rantoul Eagles gearing up for 2016 season

RANTOUL – Greg Van Hoorn and the Rantoul Eagles cross country team have a meet in the books already.

But while the meet at St. Thomas More was the first official one of the year, things will get infinitely more serious this weekend at Maxwell Park in Normal.


Football Gallery: Rantoul vs. Charleston season opener

The Rantoul Eagles squared off against the Charleston Trojans on Friday night. The Eagles fell to the Trojans, 14-6, in the season opener for both teams.


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.


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