Sports

RTHS volleyball will go pink Oct. 6

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School volleyball team is partnering with the Illinois High School Association and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research with a Volley for the Cure game at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6.


Football: Bunnies bust their slump in 42-point win

FISHER — The Fisher Bunnies are now five weeks into the season, but through the first four, the players, coaches and fans have not had the opportunity to enjoy football under the lights on a Friday night at home.


Football: Eagles still flying high after victory

RANTOUL — As the clock wound down in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game against St. Thomas More, the feeling of anticipation among the Rantoul players, coaches and fans continued to grow.

All of them had waited more than two years for this moment; and it was so close — so close, those present could almost reach out and touch it.


Three Eagles get called to the Hall

RANTOUL — Three more Eagles are now resting on their perches in the Rantoul Township High School Hall of Fame after they were inducted during halftime of Friday’s football game against St. Thomas More.


Baseball: Gifford headed to state again

DANVILLE — Trips to state tournaments seem to be coming commonplace for Gifford teams coached by Mitch Pruemer.

The Gifford Grade School athletic director coached the 2013 baseball team and the 2014 basketball team to state championship runs, and the 2014 baseball squad can now be added to that list after defeating Catlin 5-2 on Saturday to win the sectional championship title.


Athlete of the Week: Fisher's Aaron Carter leads the way

FISHER — For Fisher’s Aaron Carter, there is nothing sweeter than the view of a wide-open football field.

“That’s the best feeling in the world,” Carter said. “As a running back, seeing just open space in front of you is great. I can’t really explain it.”


Volleyball: Trojans struggling to find identity

ARMSTRONG — In practice and in warm-ups, the Armstrong-Potomac varsity volleyball team looks like a world-beater, or at the very least a contender for a conference title.

The talented players are loose yet fired up. The passes are crisp. The spikes are vicious. The voices are loud. Yet, somehow the Trojans have managed just two wins this season.


Area Sports Roundup: Comets’ struggles continue; JV Falcons roll through 1st round

BISMARCK — The Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac varsity football team fell to 1-4 on the season after a difficult loss to the Bismarck-Henning Blue Devils on the road Friday night.

The Comets were nearly shutout 48-0 before Hunter Phelps forced a turnover and ran the ball back 65 yards for a touchdown as time ran out. The two-point conversion attempt failed, and the final score was 48-6.


Area Sports Schedule October 1-7

Oct. 1
4 p.m. — Fisher boys and girls varsity golf v. Blue Ridge at Railside Golf Course
Oct. 2
Noon — J.W. Eater cross country at Northridge
4:30 p.m. — Rantoul Township varsity soccer at Monticello
5:30 p.m. — Fisher girls JV volleyball at Flanagan-Cornell
6 p.m. — Rantoul Township girls JV volleyball at Unity


Football: Fisher wins big; OAP loses big

The Fisher Bunnies know how to throw a homecoming party, and they did just that with a 48-6 win against visiting Lexington.

In other area football news, the Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac Comets did not fair well in their contest against Bismarck-Henning in a 48-6 defeat.

Look for more in-depth coverage in next week's Rantoul Press.

 


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