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Eagles ride Gibson to win over Spartans

RANTOUL — All week the game plan was simple — shut down Brandon Trimble.

The area’s leading scorer at 33.0 points per game, St. Joseph-Ogden’s elite playmaking guard has been carving up defenses left and right all season.


LeRoy takes thriller in battle between Perry, Griffith

FISHER — Thursday night provided a battle for the ages between Nick Perry and Zach Griffith.


Rantoul track team will hold ‘Spike Night’ prior to SJO game

RANTOUL — Prior to the Rantoul boys basketball team’s home game against St. Joseph-Ogden on Friday night, the Eagles’ track team will be holding “Spike Night” in the Rantoul Township High School cafeteria.

Anyone of all ages will be able to purchase Rantoul track and field hoodies and T-shirts, in addition to other track gear from 4-6 p.m.


A-P falls to Blue Devils; will play for third place

DANVILLE —Bismarck-Henning girls’ basketball coach Mike Stephens knew his team wouldn’t be able to press the entire game. The Blue Devils simply aren’t deep enough. But he wanted to keep Armstrong-Potomac out of its comfort zone in Wednesday’s Vermilion County Conference tournament contest.


Clanton, Hood help propel Fisher to win over Minutemen

FISHER — Becca Clanton has the ultimate shooter’s mentality.

On any given night, it doesn’t matter whether she’s missed six consecutive shots or made four in a row — the ball’s going up.


Eagles cruise past Charleston on Hall of Fame night

RANTOUL — From the opening tip, the extra motivation was clear to see.

More than 25 members of the Rantoul Township High School athletics Hall of Fame were honored in a ceremony prior to the Eagles’ boys basketball game against Charleston.


Carpenter: Lawson's character more than admirable

During my time as a sports editor and football beat writer at Illinois State University’s campus newspaper, The Vidette, I had my share of unique and entertaining stories to cover.


Growing up: Basketball will soon take a backseat for Rantoul’s Onycai Lawson as he welcomes a baby daughter

RANTOUL — His eyes widen, his smile brightens, and his entire complexion changes when the subject is brought up.

Even after an exhausting game last Tuesday and in the middle of a practice on Thursday, when the words, “Congrats on your baby daughter” hit his ears, Onycai Lawson’s face lights up, and he can’t stop smiling.


Eagles defense starting to take shape; 'Hoosiers' tickets set to go on sale

RANTOUL — Eagles boys basketball coach Brett Frerichs believes his group is starting to put things together, especially on the defensive end of the floor after holding Monticello to 45 points Jan. 6 and limiting Paxton-Buckley-Loda to 53 last Tuesday.


Game of the Week: Rantoul Eagles vs. St. Joseph-Ogden

Rantoul Eagles (12-6, 1-0 Okaw Valley Conference) vs. St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans (14-4, 1-1)

Date: Friday

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Site: Rantoul

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