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Softball regional championship game preview: Rantoul vs. Glenwood

Class 3A Rantoul Regional championship game

No. 3 Rantoul (22-10) vs. No. 2 Glenwood (22-10)

Saturday, 11 a.m.

Wabash Park in Rantoul

STORYLINE

Eagles


Dwight's late rally ends Fisher's season in sectional semifinals

By ISAAC TROTTER

For Rantoul Press

LEROY – Fisher softball’s Sydney Eichelberger continued her string of strong pitching performances, but a late three-run homer propelled Dwight to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory in the semifinals of the Leroy Sectional.


Jordahl calms nerves, pitches Eagles to regional semifinal win

RANTOUL — Lindsay Jordahl has a bit of a nervous habit.


Jovial Jordahls: From competitive games as kids to high school days, Jordahl siblings have strengthened bond

RANTOUL — Two trees sit in the front yard of the Jordahl house.

The area surrounding both has been the source of plenty of fun moments for the four children of Doug and Jane Jordahl. But it was also the cause of a bit of controversy over the years.


Cargo powers Eagles’ first HR of season, but Chargers outlast Rantoul in postseason rematch

CHAMPAIGN — By no means does he have the reputation of being a power bat, but when Hayden Cargo gets ahold of a ball, he can put a charge into one.


High five: Eichelberger’s pitching and Bunnies’ team defense lead to program’s fifth consecutive regional championship

FARMER CITY — As Salt Fork began to mount a pair of late comeback attempts on Friday night, Brittney Enos wasn’t worried — Sydney Eichelberger was pitching.


Athlete of the Week: Sydney Eichelberger

FARMER CITY — Sydney Eichelberger saved some of her best stuff for the perfect time.

Fisher softball’s sophomore ace was brilliant in the circle Friday, tossing a complete game and earning the victory in a 5-2 win over Salt Fork in the Class 1A Blue Ridge Regional championship game.


Jordahl carves Vikings up in postseason prep game

RANTOUL — There wasn’t much of a mystery as to the key factor of why Rantoul softball won in commanding 3-0 fashion over Danville last Wednesday.

Lindsay Jordahl was phenomenal.

The junior pitcher tossed a complete game for the Eagles (21-10), shutting down the Vikings (12-10) hitters time and again in Rantoul’s final tuneup game before the postseason.


'I am going to take the title with me': Stalter hungry for championship after second straight 3rd-place finish

CHARLESTON — Alayna Stalter is searching for gold.

But for this year, the Fisher junior will have to settle for the bronze medal for the second year in a row.

Stalter finished third in the 100-meter high hurdles at the 1A state track and field meet in Charleston on Thursday, recording a time of 14.80 seconds.


Rantoul qualifies three relay teams for state

MAHOMET — At the Illinois High School Association Class 2A Sectional at Mahomet-Seymour, the Eagles learned a valuable lesson — nothing is certain in sports, and you can’t control what others do, only what you do.

They controlled what they did and advanced three relays to the IHSA Class 2A Prelims, which will take place at Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Field on Friday.


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