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Eagles golf finishes third at conference meet

EL PASO — The Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys golf team finished third at the Illini Prairie Conference meet on Tuesday.


Star-studded cast: Bleich, Johnson and a terrific, unheralded defense have helped transform the Bunnies' soccer program

FISHER — The stats are impressive, and they tell a remarkable story.


Hidden gems: Eagles have found a terrific combination in defenders Aguayo, Gordillo-Vasquez

FISHER — Take away the first three matches of the fall, and the 2017 season has actually been fairly successful for Rantoul soccer and first-year head coach Michael Masters.


Week 5 football previews

Rantoul (1-3) at St. Thomas More (1-3)

Storyline

Eagles

Overall, there wasn’t much shocking about Friday night’s result. Monticello is ranked third in Class 3A, and with a 50-12 victory over Rantoul showed why.


Top five: Performances that have caught our eye

Each week, sports editor Zack Carpenter will provide a top-five list in different categories of sports, movies or music. This week, he lists the five performances that have caught his eye this fall.

Seven shutouts

Fisher/GCMS soccer


Trojans down Rantoul on path to 4th-place finish at PBL Classic; Porter named all-tournament selection

PAXTON — After a disappointing tournament-opening loss to Lexington, the Armstrong-Potomac volleyball team came out with a bang in game two of Saturday’s Paxton-Buckley-Loda Classic.


Rantoul finishes sixth at PBL Classic; Schluter, Williams earn all-tourney nods

PAXTON — The struggles of the Rantoul volleyball team’s season continued with a 1-3 finish at the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Classic, culminating in a fifth-place match loss to Clinton (20-25, 19-25). The Eagles (4-14) are 3-11 in tournament play this fall.


String of shutouts: Bunnies stymie Rantoul offense for third straight year

FISHER — When the Bunnies took a 2-0 halftime lead over fellow News-Gazette top-10 squad St. Joseph-Ogden on Sept. 5, it looked like the last 40 minutes would be a breeze.


Sages make easy work of Eagles in 50-12 win

RANTOUL — One big run, and Rantoul had its momentum back. One play later, the pendulum swung completely the other way.


Bunnies use ground attack to rout F-C/W

By JOSH HOHULIN

Rantoul Press correspondent

FISHER — During the Fisher football team’s 40-8 home win over Flanagan-Cornell/Woodland on Friday, it didn’t take long to notice a certain part of the team’s playbook was completely absent.


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