One-man volleyball team to visit RTHS to talk about beating the odds

You wouldn’t think a volleyball team that consists of only one man would be very successful but that is not the case with Bob Holmes. Holmes is a one-man volleyball team and not only has he won volleyball games by himself, he’s won against professional teams such as the Redskins, Orioles and the Minnesota Vikings.

St. Mal eighth-graders continue to roll in state playoffs

RANTOUL — St. Malachy’s eighth-grade boys cagers punched their ticket to an Elite Eight date in the 8-1A state playoffs this weekend, dominating Chrisman Scottland 48-36 Wednesday night in the sectional championship game at St. Mal.

Don't hate me for being Cards fan

When the idea of me doing journalism started for me, my first thought was that I would be doing sports. That didn’t start out being the case in my first real professional job.

Since I graduated from Iowa State all my reporting and writing jobs have been dealing with covering news whether it be city council, crime or an election.

Rantoul native loving gig as coach at LSU

Greg McMahon, the pride of Rantoul, has found another happy place. This time in Baton Rouge, La.

Carpenter: Goodbye, Rantoul: Some final words I hope you find encouraging

You know me.

You know me because you’ve seen me dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands of times.

I’m the person who’s always happy. Constantly flashing a smile. Laughing his way through an entire conversation. Loving life. Nothing’s wrong. Nothing to see here.

Appearances can be deceiving.

Asmussen: Former Fisher great, current Illini Griffith acing different kind of test

CHAMPAIGN — Zach Griffith's two-game playing streak ended Wednesday night against Wisconsin. But he was still plenty active for the Illinois basketball team.

He jumped off his seat and participated in huddles. He encouraged his teammates when they struggled. He kept his head in the game.

Rantoul bringing back 5K

RANTOUL — Rantoul will be holding a 5K Run & Walk race at 5:45 p.m. and a 1K Kids Fun Run at 7 p.m. April 5, with the races beginning at Rantoul Township High School.

Athlete of the Week: RTHS Marching Band

For the week of Nov. 18, Rantoul Township High School awarded the members of the Eagles’ marching band as the Athlete of the Week. “Under the direction of Mr. Matt Chesner, the band is the backbone of school spirit,” Rantoul athletic director Travis Flesner said. “They not only perform at the football and basketball games, but also at competitions and concerts throughout the year."

Ostrander shines in karate, soap box derby

DECATUR — Nov. 17-18, two members of the Shinko-Ryu Martial Arts Center of Rantoul competed at the 18th Annual Mid-West Open Tae Kwon Do Regional Championship in Decatur.

Area roundup: Rantoul wins three straight; Van Winkle, Shields finish in top 10 at IPC meet

RANTOUL — It was a big week for the Rantoul soccer team, which took down Decatur Eisenhower 4-1 last Saturday before back-to-back wins over St. Joseph-Ogden, 2-0 last Tuesday, and Olympia (7-1 last Wednesday). The Eagles improved their mark to 5-6-1 this season with the victories.

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