Girls Basketball: Vikings' late run sinks Bunnies

Rantoul Press sports editor

FISHER — After a rough outing against Cissna Park on Saturday, the Fisher girls basketball team looked to bounce back on Monday night at home. But if the Bunnies were to bounce back, they were going to have to do it against arguably the best player in the Heart of Illinois Conference.

Athlete of the Week: Nick Griffith is a beast of a Bunnie

Rantoul Press sports editor

FISHER — Nick Griffith woke up last Tuesday morning with a nasty case of the flu that had him expelling more fluids from his body than he could take in.

But the Fisher High School junior was intent on getting to school so he could suit up for the Bunnies that night against the LeRoy Panthers.

Boys Basketball: Bunnies bounce back in big way

Rantoul Press sports editor

FISHER — Panthers beware. Coming face to face with a Bunnie may not be the brightest idea right now.

The Fisher boys basketball team is riding high heading into its game against Tri-Valley Friday after defeating the Panthers of both LeRoy and Paxton-Buckley-Loda.

Girls Basketball: Improving Eagles throw scare into Sparty

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — From their early-season losses at the Saber Classic to Thursday’s 59-46 loss to the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans, the Rantoul Eagles look like a completely different basketball team.

Wrestling: Eagles taking their lumps on the mat

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — A rebuilding year.

That’s how Rantoul head wrestling coach Craig Acree is describing the 2014-15 season.

Late Rantoul Press sportswriter always up for a game

News-Gazette sports editor

Charlie Wilson was one of us.

He was a press-card carrying member of the media.

Like many of us who write about sports, he was a sports fanatic.

One of the last times we talked, he asked me to hang on a minute. I knew the reason even before he told me.

Leader Classic Preview: Plucky Trojans can't be overlooked

Paxton Record sports editor

ST. JOSEPH — As PBL found out in its 72-61 win over Armstrong-Potomac in the Interstate Classic, the Trojans can shoot.

Area Sports Roundup: RTHS boys get first 'W' of season

MILFORD — The Rantoul Eagles boys varsity basketball team tallied its first victory of the season last Tuesday after squaring off against the Bearcats of Milford.
The Eagles escaped with a 58-50 victory as Milford attempted a comeback.
Rantoul fell to Mt. Vernon Saturday, however, losing 59-45 and dropping to 1-7 on the year.

Games of the Week: Dec.17-23

Armstrong-Potomac Trojans v. Bismarck-Henning Blue Devils (girls basketball)
@ 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18

When the Armstrong-Potomac and Bismarck-Henning girls basketball teams get together on the court, there usually is some tension built up.

Athlete of the Week: Isaiah Robles is coming into his own

ARMSTRONG — Isaiah Robles has a long and lanky build, but his strength is what makes him an athlete — and his confidence is what has made the Armstrong-Potomac junior one of the early surprises of the 2014 boys basketball season.

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