Prep Sports

Eagles commit 27 turnovers in loss to STM

CHAMPAIGN — Twenty-eight games into the season, and Rantoul’s boys basketball team still can’t shake its No. 1 weakness: turnovers.

In an Illini Prairie Conference matchup against St. Thomas More last Tuesday, the Eagles played well in most areas of the game, except in taking care of the ball.


Bunnies win thriller over Tri-Valley, fall to Fieldcrest

By JOSH HOHULIN
Rantoul Press correspondent

DOWNS — Typically a jump-shooting team, the Fisher boys basketball team rolled into last Tuesday’s matchup at Tri-Valley with a different mindset.

The squad had seen its strength evade it of late and decided to switch it up in hopes of creating better opportunities to catch fire.


Trojans once again hang tough vs. BHRA but can’t overcome turnovers in VVC loss

ARMSTRONG — Friday night was a microcosm of the Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball team’s season.

Going up against one of the Vermilion Valley Conference’s best in Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, the Trojans hung tough and played well … for a while.

But when the clock struck zero, losing the turnover battle 17 to 5 was the Trojans’ Achilles heel in a 73-62 loss on senior night.


Class 3A Mahomet-Seymour Regional Preview

MAHOMET-SEYMOUR REGIONAL


McCusker becomes third straight Eagles medal winner with 4th-place finish; Roseman makes it to Saturday, finishes season 40-8

CHAMPAIGN — For the third straight year, a Rantoul wrestler walked out of the IHSA Class 2A state meet with a medal.

In 2016 and 2017, Demarius Smith earned a fourth-place and second-place medal, respectively. On Saturday, Peter McCusker became the fourth Rantoul wrestle to medal at the state meet as he finished in the No. 4 spot in Class 2A's 145-pound bracket.


Freshman Horsch takes 2nd-place state finish

CHAMPAIGN — In just his freshman year, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher's Cale Horsch is already making a name for himself in IHSA wrestling.


Class 1A Milford Regional Preview

With both the Fisher and Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball teams getting thrown into the Class 1A Milford Regional, Sports Editor Zack Carpenter will be able to knock out two birds with one stone this postseason. Of course, fans are hoping neither team gets knocked out too soon and that he’ll have the opportunity to cover a championship game — with any luck, a Fisher vs.


Fisher, A-P given middle-of-the-pack postseason seeds

Last week, the seeds and brackets for the Class 1A and 2A boys basketball postseason tournaments were announced.

Fisher was dealt a No. 8 seed in the Milford Regional and will square off with No. 7 Urbana University High at 7 p.m. Monday. With a victory, the Bunnies (13-14) would face the regional’s top seed Cissna Park at 6 p.m. Wednesday.


Trojans triumph over Schlarman, fall to GRF

ARMSTRONG — Armstrong-Potomac’s boys basketball team got production from a bevy of players last Tuesday, as four players reached double digits in a 66-56 win over Schlarman.

Cameron Colunga and Shawn Reardon each posted 19 points, Bryce Franzen scored 12, and Dalton Loschen added 12.


Bunnies end losing streak in OT thriller over Lexington

LEXINGTON — The Fisher boys basketball team was in desperate need of a win.

Reeling after four straight losses to Heyworth, Flanagan-Cornell, Eureka and Urbana University High, the Bunnies finally squeaked one out with a 50-49 overtime victory over Lexington Friday night.


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