Sports

Rantoul boys basketball preview: Say hello to the Flyin' Eagles

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


RANTOUL — The players taking the court for the Rantoul Eagles this season will be much different from last year’s squad. The Eagles graduated eight seniors after the 2013-14 season, making way for a wealth of youth to take their places.


Fisher boys basketball preview: Hungry for that carrot

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


FISHER — Ron Ragle is not messing around this year.

The Fisher boys varsity head basketball coach for the Fisher Bunnies is not only making his players earn their game uniforms, but they have to work just to get a practice jersey.


Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball preview: Jumping off on the right foot

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


ARMSTRONG — Coming off of a 5-23 season, the Armstrong-Potomac Trojans are looking to get back on the right track, and head coach Sean O’Brien is ready to get the basketball rolling.


Meet 'n' greet 'n' dunkin': Rantoul's Meet the Eagles event adds some flare

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports edito
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RANTOUL — After years of the same old song and dance, this year’s Meet the Eagles event for the winter sports team had a bit more flare to it.


Fisher fall sports awards

2014 Fisher fall sports awards

Volleyball
Most Improved Player — Alyssa Chapman
The “It” Award — Delaney Cochran
The Coach’s Award — Jordan Deer
JV Player of the Year — Megan Nigg


Top 5: 'Coach Speak' nuggets — and what they really mean

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


The life of a sports journalist is all about the postgame interview. The articles that show up in print or online hinge on the words coming out of the mouths of the coaches and players.

This may not be common knowledge to some, but the basic job of a journalist is to simply fill space between quotes.


St. Malachy girls basketball 8th-grade night

The eighth-grade girls basketball team from St. Malachy may have lost  25-24 int OT to St. Matthew, but the Tigers had fun nonetheless. The girls were cheered on all night by the eighth-grade boys in St. Malachy cheerleader uniforms.


"Meet the Eagles" kicks off winter sports Saturday at RTHS

By RANTOUL PRESS
 

RANTOUL —The annual "Meet the Eagles" event will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, in the main gymnasium at Rantoul Township High School.


Rantoul girls basketball preview: The young and the senior-less

RANTOUL — One freshman. Six sophomores. Four juniors. Zero seniors.

The Rantoul varsity girls basketball squad will most likely be one of the youngest teams in the area as it enters the 2014 campaign with that roster.


Fisher girls basketball preview: Bunnies looking for a 3-peat

FISHER — The Fisher Bunnies have walked away the previous two seasons with regional championship plaques, but the team they will send to the hardwood this year will be very different from those title winners.


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