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Host and Rantoul Press Sports Editor Brendan Quealy grabs the mic and talks about a goofy dream that made him want to watch The Sandlot, why he hasn't watched a single game of the NCAA tournament, and he finally gives his take on the dismissal of AJ Richard as the head coach of the Rantoul boys basketball. This is a can't-see, must-miss episode ... wait, that's not right. Oh, well.
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FISHER — Marking the second major coaching change in the last two weeks, Ron Ragle resigned from his position as the head coach of the Fisher boys basketball team Friday.
“It was very difficult, very tough and emotional,” Ragle said of his decision to step down. “I’ve devoted 10 years of my life to it. I’m probably the only one in my family who agrees with the decision.”
Rantoul Eagles – 16
Schlarman Hilltoppers – 2
Kaylee Denton homered for the Eagles as the softball team cruised in a nonconference win against Danville Schlarman on Wednesay. Denton, Allie Jordahl and Rheanna Jones all drove in three runs to lead Rantoul.
Fisher Bunnies – 17
RANTOUL — A Fisher team walked into Wabash Park for the second time in less than a week, but this time the Bunnies left with a win.
After the Fisher baseball team lost to Rantoul last Friday 7-1, the Fisher softball team grabbed an 11-6 victory against the Eagles (2-1) in a game that was much closer than the score indicated.
FAIRBURY — Three runs and three stolen bases for Grant Pointer helped lead the Fisher Bunnies to a 5-2 victory against the Hawks of Prairie Central.
By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor
This week's Games of the Week in the print version of the Rantoul Press has the wrong venue for the Track and Field Top Prep Times on March 27-28. The event is at Illinois Wesleyan University.
RANTOUL — In just the first six weeks of the indoor track season, Rantoul Township High School’s Alex Williams has found himself ranked in the top 10 in the entire IHSA Class 2A category in shot put. His throws are nearing 50 feet.
By DANIEL L. CHAMNESS
Rantoul Press correspondent
CHAMPGAIN — The Gene Armer Invitational, which is held at the University of Illinois’ Armory, showed the Rantoul Eagles boys track team is on the rise.
RANTOUL — Monday’s temperatures in the mid-70s were just a tease for the start of the baseball season, and the mercury dipped back below 50 degrees on Friday and brought with it a cold breeze to Wabash Park.
But the weather was not enough to stop the Rantoul Eagles from taking a 7-1 victory on opening day against the Fisher Bunnies.