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In The Corner Podcast - Episode 4 - AJ Richard

In The Corner Podcast - Episode 4 - AJ Richard: Play now!

Episode Four is a good one. Sports Editor Brendan Quealy sits down with Rantoul boys basketball head coach AJ Richard and shoots the breeze for about 40 minutes. The two discuss Richard's dream matchup for the Mahomet regional, his coaching style, how the birth of his first child has changed him, the incredible amount of young talent in the Okaw Valley and much more.

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Youth baseball, softball registration opens March 2

By RANTOUL PRESS

RANTOUL — Registration for both baseball and softball through the Rantoul Recreation Department will open March 2 and close March 31.


Boys Regional Basketball: Timberwolves end Fisher's season

Trevor Hurt scored 12 points and Marquez added 11 as Cissna Park (16-13) topped Fisher 40-32 Wednesday. The Timberwolves committed seven turnovers.

“Fisher is a great defensive team and hard to score on,” Cissna Park coach Kevin Long said. “We did a great job keeping them off the boards.”


In The Corner Pocket: Eagles must embrace underdog role

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


I am going to need someone to explain to me why the Rantoul boys basketball team is getting stiffed with the No. 5 seed in the Mahomet Regional. 


Boys Regional Basketball: Fisher cruises by Crusaders by 50 points

By BRENDAN QUEALY
bquealy@news-gazette.com


ARMSTRONG — Despite their star leader being sidelined with what looks to be a serious knee injury, the Fisher Bunnies breezed by the Christ Lutheran Crusaders 69-19 in the Class 1A regional at Armstrong Township High School.


Boys Regional Basketball: Trojans season comes to end with 62-35 loss to Cissna Park

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


ARMSTRONG —  After a little back and forth through the first two minutes of Tuesday’s regional game between host Armstrong-Potomac and Cissna Park, the Timberwolves took control and left with a 62-35 victory.


Athletes of the Week: Kersey, Pointer, Zook show best of Fisher basketball

FISHER — The Fisher boys basketball program has seen its fair share of talent make its way onto the court. Each year, the seniors take their final bow and leave the program to the next crop of players. In 2015, the Bunnies will say goodbye to Brett Kersey, Grant Pointer and Connor Zook. All three have helped Fisher to a 17-11 record and a No.


Wrestling: State hardware still out of reach for Smith-Terhune

By FRED KRONER
News-Gazette sports editor


CHAMPAIGN — For those keeping count, Rantoul’s streak without a state placer extended through the 44th year when sophomore Demarius Smith-Terhune exited at 145 pounds one win from making the breakthrough.

He scored the first takedown against Carbondale’s Cameron Caffey but was pinned in 3 minutes, 44 seconds.


Throwing it down: Eagles declaw Sabers for 22-point road victory

CHAMPAIGN — The 26-point loss to St. Joseph-Ogden looked to be a distant memory for the Rantoul Eagles Friday night. The Rantoul boys took it to the Sabers of St. Thomas More with a 73-51 victory on the road.


In The Corner Podcast - Episode 3 - Riding Solo

In The Corner Podcast - Episode 3 - Riding Solo: Play now!

The Rantoul Eagles are the No. 5 seed in the Mahomet-Seymour regional bracket, and sports editor Brendan Quealy doesn't quite understand that. The venerable host also discusses the end of the Rantoul girls season and what we can expect from regional play this week when Fisher and Armstrong-Potomac hit the hardwood.

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