Girls basketball game preview: Rantoul at Fisher

Sports editor Zack Carpenter takes a look at Saturday's girls basketball matchup between the Rantoul and Fisher.

Rantoul Eagles (3-3) vs. Fisher Bunnies (3-3)

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

The Week Ahead: Boys basketball

Sports editor Zack Carpenter details the coming week for the Rantoul, Fisher and Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball teams.


Dec. 3 vs. Mattoon

Time: 7:30 p.m.

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The Week Ahead: Girls basketball

Sports editor Zack Carpenter details the coming week for Rantoul, Fisher and Armstrong-Potomac girls basketball.


Dec. 1 at Urbana

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Site: Urbana High School

Eagles jump out to 4-2 start; Johnson providing big spark

RANTOUL — Down 12 points with just under five minutes left in the third quarter, Rantoul’s boys basketball team wasn’t playing as expected in its season opener against Big 12 opponent Peoria Notre Dame last Tuesday.

Then Kevonte Williams took over.

Lady Eagles take home 3 Ws at Comet Classic

OAKWOOD — For the host Oakwood Comets, Friday’s third-place game against the Rantoul girls basketball team in the Comet Classic came down to a simple formula: give the ball to Katelyn Young and knock down mid-range jumpers.

Trojans win Tri-County Tourney championship in 57-56 thriller

OAKLAND — It was almost a disaster, but in the end the Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball team was able to breathe a sigh of relief and celebrate a title.

Shawn Reardon made a free throw with 6.3 seconds left, and the Trojans avoided a late-game collapse, escaping with a 57-56 win over Georgetown-Ridge Farm to secure the championship of the Tri-County Tournament.

Bunnies down Bismark-Henning, Milford to win Cornjerker Classic

HOOPESTON — The Fisher Bunnies were in danger of losing to the Milford Bearcats.

But with Mr. Do-Everything Zach Griffith on the floor, the Bunnies prevailed and won a 50-44 victory in their Saturday night contest at the 38th Annual Cornjerker Classic, which was hosted by the Hoopston Area Cornjerkers.

Rantoul splits meet at Unity

TOLONO — Rantoul Township High School’s wrestling team had an opportunity to test itself on Saturday at the Tolono Unity Invitational.

The tests simply won’t get easier from here.They emerged from the four-team battle with a 1-1 mark. They downed Hoopeston Area 48-36, but lost a 41-32 decision to Dwight.

Sieberns invited to Chicago Showcase

ARMSTRONG — Hard work and a boatload of talent is paying off for Armstrong-Potomac senior Angela Sieberns.

The Trojans’ standout volleyball player was recently invited to SportsTown Chicago’s Senior Showcase.

GCMS/Fisher wrestling defeats Braidwood Reed-Custer, loses to Clifton Central in season opener

BRAIDWOOD — Cole Maxey, Jacob Horsch, Lucas Chittick, Preston Braaten and Jared Trantina all won by pins to lead the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Falcons to a 54-24 win against, Reed-Custer. Maxey, Braaten, Chittick and Trantina all earned pins against Clifton Central, but the Falcons lost 45-34.

GCMSF 54, Reed-Custer 24
106 pounds Maxey (G) pinned Romo, 1:17.

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