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Visiting Sages clip RTHS 40-8 in football

RANTOUL — Monticello quarterback Brandon Wildman was efficient Friday night in a 40-8 win against the Rantoul Township High School Eagles, completing 9 of 12 passes for 236 yards — all in the first half.

Four of his completions went for touchdowns: two to Ryne Bundy (5, 48 yards), one to Clay Becker (68 yards) and one to Noah Freemon (28 yards).


Offenses run wild in Fisher gridders' 62-50 loss

How do you score 50 points and still lose?

That’s what Fisher High School Bunnies coach Matt Leng is still trying to figure out this week after his team played what may have been one of the highest-scoring football games in state gridiron history Friday night against Deer Creek-Mackinaw.


North Greene knocks off OAP gridders

WHITE HALL — Take a look at the score 45-14, and it would appear to be a rout.

Not so with Saturday’s game Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac game against host North Greene.

It was one of those the-score-is deceiving games, OAP coach Jeremy Dirksmeyer said.


Fisher spikers fall to Tri-Valley on Senior Night

FISHER – The Fisher volleyball team’s Senior Night was spoiled by a loss to Tri-Valley (25-17, 25-20) Thursday night.

Despite the loss and not being able to force a deciding third game, Bunnies head coach Allison Pentti said she is excited for the weeks to come when she and her senior-laden squad begin the Heart of Illinois Conference tournament and regionals after that.


Blue Ridge knocks off Fisher/GCMS in soccer regional

BLOOMINGTON — The third time wasn’t the charm for the Fisher Bunnies in regional play against the Blue Ridge Knights last Tuesday at the Sale Barn Fields.

It was the Knights’ first game in the regional and the third meeting between the two HOIC squads, and the Blue Ridge boys came out of it with a 3-0 shutout.

But for much of the game, there were no guarantees for the Knights.


Injuries mar Rantoul gridders' loss to Monticello

RANTOUL — Monticello quarterback Brandon Wildman was efficient against the Eagles, completing 9 of 12 passes for 236 yards — all in the first half as the visiting Sages cruised to a 40-8 win.

Four of his completions went for touchdowns: two to Ryne Bundy (5, 48 yards), one to Clay Becker (68 yards) and one to Noah Freemon (28 yards).


Golf: Eagles fall short in sectional tourney

SAVOY — Of the 12 teams participating in Monday’s IHSA Class 2A Champaign Central Sectional, at least one went in with a sense of satisfaction.

It was, according to Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda head boys golf coach Rod Peavler, the first time since 2002 that a team from Rantoul made it to a sectional round as a team.


Youth Football: Rantoul Falcons go undefeated, win CIYFL championship

RANTOUL — For the second consecutive year, a Rantoul Falcons team finished its season with a perfect record and a Central Illinois Youth Football League championship.


Football: Eagles roughed up by Rockets

RANTOUL — For the Rantoul Eagles (1-6), Friday’s homecoming game against the Unity Rockets was another lesson in “weathering the storm,” according to head coach Ira Jefferson.

“It’s out of frustration at this point,” Jefferson said. “We’re up to week seven, and we’ve only won one ballgame. That takes its toll on you. It’s taken its toll on me. Nobody likes to lose.”


Football: Playoff hopes still alive for Fisher

MENDON — Four hours, 163 miles and two movies. And that was just the ride the Fisher Bunnies took to their destination for Friday’s varsity game against winless Mendon-Unity.


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