Sports

Eagles take down Centennial on walk-off to advance in postseason

RANTOUL — Chad Vermillion almost didn’t take off.

With the scored tied at 5 and Rantoul baseball teammate John Frerichs facing an 0-2 count with two outs in the eighth inning of a Class 3A Champaign Central Regional game, Vermillion stood at third base as part of a bases-loaded opportunity.


Williams finishes fifth at state in shot put; Stalter earns third consecutive medal in 100-meter hurdles

CHARLESTON — Until Saturday, no girl had ever earned an Illinois High School Association all-state medal in a throwing event for the Rantoul Township High School Eagles.

But with a season of hard work dedicated to that goal and a toss of 41 feet, 1 inch, a sophomore thrower named Mye’Joi Williams changed all that.


Harper, 400-meter relay team qualify for state

RANTOUL — As the weather heated up, so did the times.

Not only for the Rantoul Township High School Eagles, but for other teams as well. If anyone has a doubt, they simply need to look at the times from the Rantoul Class 2A Sectional which took place at Bill Walsh Field.


Baseball game preview: No. 8 Rantoul (16-12) vs. Mt. Zion (24-5)

No. 8 Rantoul (16-12) vs. Mt. Zion (24-5)

4:30 p.m., Wednesday

Champaign Central HS

Storyline

Eagles


Softball game preview: No. 5 Rantoul (14-18) vs. No. 3 Mahomet-Seymour (14-14)

No. 5 Rantoul (14-18) vs. No. 3 Mahomet-Seymour (14-14)

4:30 p.m., Wednesday

Mahomet

Storyline

Eagles

It hasn’t been as successful of a season for Travis Flesner’s group as it was last year. In 2017, the five freshman starters deployed by Flesner stepped up to surprise some people.


Fisher’s season closes with 10-0 loss to Milford in regional

CATLIN — It was a liability all season, and in the most important game of the season, it reared its ugly head again.


Bunnies’ quest for sixth straight regional title comes up short as Heyworth’s Slayback throws no-hitter

FISHER — After seeing Adyson Slayback’s dominance on the mound last Wednesday, Ken Ingold knew his club’s hands would be full.


RTHS track to close

On Thursday May 17, Rantoul Township High School will be hosting the IHSA Sectional Track and Field meet.  After 2 p.m. the track will be closed until about 10 p.m. to the public while the meet is taking place.

 


Malachy’s Wrobel wins 1,600-meter state title

Rantoul St. Malachy seventh-grader Angelle Wrobel won the state championship in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:27.92 on Friday.

In the 800-meter run, Wrobel placed third in state with a time of 2:32.99 on Saturday.

Gifford eighth-grader Luke Gordon placed fourth in state in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16:18.

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Eagles compete at Mahomet-Seymour; readies for sectional

MAHOMET — The Spartan Invitational a few weeks ago was for Rantoul athletes to try different events.

At Saturday’s Mahomet Seymour Invitational, the Eagles had a chance to see where they stood a mere five days before their most important meet of the year, the Illinois High School Association Class 2A Sectional, which will be hosted by Rantoul.


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