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Becoming a puppy parent

It hasn’t been a secret that I am a huge movie guy.

Humongous.

I’m filled up to the brim with worthless movie knowledge. Wanna know which movie that came out in 1988 won Best Picture? It was “Rain Man.” Not that you would, but you don’t have to look it up. It’s accurate.


Rantoul youth grapplers shine at state

DANVILLE — A pair of youth wrestlers from Rantoul shined at the 17th annual Midget State Championships, informally known as Midget State, March 18-19 at the David S. Palmer Arena in Danville.

Tallen Pawlak won his third straight state championship as the No. 1 seed in the 74-pound weight class.


Richardson’s ‘Roos reach new heights

KANSAS CITY — The University of Missouri-Kansas City men’s basketball team had a historic season.

Led by head coach Kareem Richardson, former Rantoul star basketball player and Eagles athletics Hall of Fame member, the Kangaroos finished the season with a record of 18-17.


Bunnies, Comets finish game in 11-11 tie in opener

FISHER — After seven innings and more than two hours of baseball action, a game between Fisher and Oakwood last Wednesday, well, it’s almost like it didn’t happen.


Eagles make easy work of Schlarman Hilltoppers

DANVILLE — On March 18, Jon Donovan took his team on the 65-mile trek up north to Kankakee Community College for some baseball life lessons.

The Rantoul baseball coach wanted his players to see how the Cavaliers got themselves mentally and physically ready for a game. The move paid off.


Fisher tabs Palmer as next AD

FISHER — Last week the Fisher school board approved a one-year contract to make Jake Palmer the next high school athletics director and K-12 dean of students.

Palmer will replace current AD Jon Kelly, who was approved for a three-year contract to become the new junior/senior high school principal.


Rantoul runners end indoor season on high note with strong performances

BLOOMINGTON — If Rantoul Township High School head track coach Mitch Wilson gets as many athletes to the Illinois High School Association Class 2A State Finals as he did to the Illinois Top Times Meet, which was split into three classes as well, he will be overjoyed.


RTHS naming track after Quinlan

RANTOUL — On March 13, Superintendent Scott Amerio and the Rantoul Township High School board of education were set to make a special announcement at the Monday night school board meeting. But they wanted it to be a surprise.


Brotherly love: Frerichs tandem hoping to make one last splash in 2017

RANTOUL — The differing personalties are easy to notice even after a brief conversation.

The most noticeable difference is that one is a bit soft-spoken, while the other is a little more audible.


Tatar’s power surge lifts Eagles to win over Fisher

RANTOUL — As Brianna Tatar prepared to take the most pivotal at-bat in a rivalry softball game against Fisher on Thursday, she ran across a major problem.

Rantoul’s senior catcher couldn’t find the batting glove for her right hand as she approached the plate with the Eagles trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning.


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