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RANTOUL — Kevonte Williams and Kevin Williams are finally seniors, which means area high school boys basketball coaches will have to contend with the
athletic front court from Rantoul for another season — much like they did last
season ... and the year before that ... and the year before that as well.
Games of the Year
Fisher Bunnies v. Amboy Clippers – IHSA Class 1A softball super-sectional
Hey, let’s make it three out of the last three weeks that I write about my nephews.
To be fair, when you don’t have a lot going on, a 5-year-old’s birthday party can be quite exhilarating and often finds itself worthy of close to 1,000 words.
RANTOUL/FISHER — Just 58 days remain between Wednesday and opening kickoff of the 2016 preps football season.
RANTOUL — Joshua Ostrander continued his impressive performance in the soap box derby racing world when he locked up the 2016 All-American Soap Box Derby Rally Masters National points title this month.
CHAMPAIGN — Eight baseball players from Rantoul, Fisher and Armstrong-Potomac were named to The News-Gazette’s all-area baseball team last week.
Rantoul’s Brad Graybill was an all-area special mention, while teammates Keegan Brooks and Caleb Gossett were named honorable mentions.
MATTOON — A week after a 1-3 finish at the Gator Classic, Rantoul American Legion Post 287 senior baseball team walked away from the Mattoon Firecracker Classic tournament with the same result.
Most Valuable Player
Emilee Schwing — Fisher
Although she is a little on the quiet side, Schwing is more than happy to let her bat, her speed and her fielding do the talking for her.
While I was poolside and working on my sunburn during the rousing Fathers Day activities — which included my giving my dad a giant card with a pig on the front — at my folks’ house, I was drawn into a deep conversation with my nephew Henry.
MATTOON — A blazing sun in clear skies caused temperatures on the fields to rise past the 100-degree mark during the United States Specialty Sports Association’s Central Illinois state softball tournament last weekend at the Roundhouse Sports Complex in Mattoon.