2018 Rantoul Press Football Awards

Most Valuable Player

Angelo Brown

2018 Rantoul Press Volleyball Awards

Most Valuable Player

Sarah Porter

It has been perhaps the best three-year run of Candy Franzen’s tenure at Armstrong-Potomac, and for that the head coach has a lot of praise to throw Porter’s way.

2018 Rantoul Press Soccer Awards

Most Valuable Player

Caleb Bleich

The most successful season in the history of the Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley soccer program ended unceremoniously in a controversial regional semifinal loss to Unity.

But on the way to that ending, several Bunnies enjoyed terrific, record-breaking seasons, and leading the way was Bleich.

Fall Sports Year-in-Review: Looking back at the highs and lows of the fall prep sports scene

Looking back at the highs and lows of the fall prep sports scene

Rantoul football


Finishing strong: Hall, Bridman conclude careers with personal-bests at state level

PEORIA — Elijah Hall and Austin Bridgman both met their high expectations for the 2018 season.

Hall, a Rantoul senior, and Bridgman, an Armstrong-Potomac senior, each advanced to Saturday’s state cross-country meet.

Class 1A Playoffs Second Round: No. 8 Fisher at No. 1 Argenta-Oreana

Despite trailing 28-7 at halftime, the Fisher football team battled back to pull within a 36-23 deficit in the third quarter. But it was not enough to advance the Bunnies to the quarterfinals for the second time in program history, as they fell to Argenta-Oreana 44-23 on Saturday. 

Too little, too late: Comeback falls short; Fisher’s season ends in second round of 1A playoffs

ARGENTA — Eyes beet red. Tears streaming down faces. Cheeks puffy. Heads shaking.

As they walked off the field for the final time after a historic season, emotion pounded every member of the Fisher football team following a 44-23 loss to Argenta-Oreana in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs.

Playoff Preview: No. 8 Fisher at No. 1 Argenta-Oreana

FISHER — For the third consecutive postseason game, Fisher football will be tasked with stopping a pass-happy spread offensive attack.

The No. 8 seed Bunnies (8-2) will make the short 40-minute trip to Argenta-Oreana to square off with the No. 1 seed Bombers (10-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday in a Class 1A second-round playoff matchup.

Breaking down the process: Behind the scenes of Fisher football's first playoff win in 13 years

Six days to prepare for an unfamiliar opponent. Hours of breaking down film. Even more time spent on the practice field. It all added up to the biggest moment in more than a decade for Fisher football. Behind the scenes of the Bunnies’ first playoff win in 13 years, a first-round victory over Cumberland. 

Saturday, Oct. 20

Knights blitz error-filled A-P, advance to sectional title match

FARMER CITY — The beat goes on for Evan Miles and company.

The Blue Ridge volleyball coach guided his team to a sixth consecutive regional championship on Thursday, and on their home floor, the Knights scored the final five points in a 25-17, 25-22 sectional semifinal victory over Armstrong-Potomac on Monday night.

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