Sports

Youth Golf: Gifford's Duden may earn trip to Augusta

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


RANTOUL — Augusta National is one of the most famous and recognizable golf courses in the world, and not many get a special invite to walk those legendary grounds.


But that invitation may be extended to Gifford’s Anna Duden if she can continue to rise above her competition.


Rantoul’s Ostrander wins Soap Box Derby national title

By RANTOUL PRESS

RANTOUL — Joshua Ostrander, Rantoul, continued his dominance in the national Soap Box Derby racing circuit last week when he took home the Local Masters national title at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.


NFHS sets changes regarding arguing with umps

INDIANAPOLIS — The National Federation of State High Schools Association has approved changes restricting baseball coaches’ and players’ actions when arguing a call with an umpire.


E.I Baseball: Royal earns outright regular season title

By ANDREW ROSTEN
Paxton Record sports editor


BUCKLEY — Since 2008, the Buckley Dutchmasters have won at least a share of the Eastern Illinois Baseball League regular-season championship.


Swimming: Hurricanes play second fiddle to Monticello once again

By RANTOUL PRESS

RANTOUL — For the fourth straight year, the Rantoul Hurricanes swim team finished runner up to the Marlins of Monticello in the final conference meet of the year.


Despite bringing an undefeated record into the meet, the Hurricanes were unable to get over the hump and capture that long-awaited championship.


Senior Legion Baseball: Post 287 season comes to close with loss to Danville

By DANIEL L. CHAMNESS
Rantoul Press correspondent


RANTOUL — Oh, how the Rantoul Senior Legion baseball team wishes it could wash away the fifth inning of its game against Danville during last Wednesday’s 4th Division American Legion tournament.


Caleb Gossett put several goals ahead of him and worked his tail off to take hold of them

RANTOUL — Don’t tell Caleb Gossett he can’t do something. That will just drive him to get it done and prove his doubters wrong.

“I’m not one to give up on any challenge,” Gossett said. “There’s a lot of people who will lie down when tough times hit, but all I know is how to overcome.”


Rantoul Legion wins tourney opener 10-8

By DANIEL L. CHAMNESS
Rantoul Press correspondent

RANTOUL — It was a total team effort as Rantoul Post 287 defeated Eureka 10-8 in the first round of the American Senior Legion Division Tournament Saturday.


7 hours of baseball: Royal-Giflats play doubleheader and then some

By JASON BROWN
Rantoul Press correspondent


GIFFORD — The classic Ernie Banks quote, “Let’s play two!” had to be modified to “Let’s play two-and-a-half!” when the Gifford-Flatville Giflats and the Royal Giants met for a doubleheader (and a postponed game from June 7) at the Gifford-Flatville baseball field Sunday

Nearly seven hours of baseball was played.


Young Wildcat cagers qualify for nationals

By DANIEL L. CHAMNESS
Rantoul Press correspondent


Central Illinois Wildcats head coach Terry Bishop had to think for a moment before coming up with his team’s overall record. It is 14-12, by the way.


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