Softball: Fisher grabs third straight regional crown


COLFAX — The Fisher and LeRoy softball teams battled down to the wire in Saturday’s regional title game at Ridgeview High School, and it was the Bunnies who came away with the championship in a thrilling 4-3 finish.

Baseball: Fisher's season ends with loss to Blue Ridge

MT. PULASKI — Ben Williamson quieted the Fisher bats for most of Thursday afternoon’s game, and Blue Ridge provided enough offense to get the 5-2 win at Veterans Park in Mt. Pulaski.

Athlete of the Week: Cagle is the 'Man on the Mound'

FISHER — Brett Cagle showed flashes of brilliance on the mound as a sophomore, but few could have predicted the jump he would make as junior on the Fisher baseball team. Cagle has been just one of several bright spots for the Bunnies. While he is a fiery competitor, Cagle’s composure on the mound has been an integral cog in this pitching machine.

Baseball: Trojans come close to big upset, fall 2-1 to top-seeded Milford

GILMAN — Shayne McNally’s two-out single to left field in the bottom of the seventh inning knocked in Keegan Martin with the tiebreaking run that gave Milford a 2-1 walkoff triumph over Armstrong-Potomac in a semifinal game. McNally had both RBI for the Bearcats and was also the winning pitcher, striking out 12 and walking one in seven innings.

Softball: Eagles downed by Pioneers

RANTOUL — Tessa Morman homered for the Eagles, who lost 10-6 at home to the Pioneers (17-10). Morman and Kaylee Denton each had two hits for Rantoul. Morman and Allison Jordahl each had two RBI.

Baseball: Normal West jumps on Rantoul early to win 10-0

RANTOUL — The Rantoul baseball team managed just one hit in its 10-0 loss Wednesday at home. Normal West struck quickly with three runs in each the first and second innings and two in the third to put the Eagles behind the 8-ball. NW capped off its scoring with two in the fifth, and the game ended in the bottom of the frame when the Eagles failed to score.

Junior High Track & Field: Eater sends 18 Bulldogs to state

RANTOUL — Eighteen student-athletes from J.W. Eater junior high school will compete in this weekend's state track and field meet.

Score-'BORED' no more: Rantoul's Bill Walsh Field to get new scoreboard by fall

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — Instead of a simple facelift, the scoreboard at Rantoul Township High School’s Bill Walsh Field will get complete reconstructive surgery.

Boys Basketball: Frerichs focused on here and now

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — Just call it a brief hiatus.

Eighteen months after stepping aside from the Rantoul boys basketball program, Brett Frerichs will return to man the varsity ship next season.

Games of the Week: Regional tourneys get movin' and groovin'

Armstrong-Potomac Trojans
v. Milford Bearcats (baseball) @ 4:30 p.m. Wednesday,May 20, at Iroquois West H.S

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