Prep Sports

Eagles shut out against state-ranked Sages

MONTICELLO — Rantoul was unable to gain any momentum Friday night, falling victim to Monticello’s defense, which pitched another shutout in a 50-0 win and has now allowed only two scores in four games.

"We've been practicing pretty hard on defense," Monticello senior Riley Austin said, "just to make sure everybody is doing their job."


Name recognition: Delaney has led the Bunnies to a 4-0 mark ahead of huge clash with GCMS

FLANAGAN — They liked the kid from the first moment they saw him stroll into the meeting.

There was a special flare about him. Confidence rare for his age. A unique way of communicating. The leadership skills were there, easy to see from the start, and he was competitive, too. He was a special kid, they described him.


Name recognition: Wilson has led the Fisher backfield, putting up area-best numbers

FLANAGAN — The play may not stick out to many, but perhaps it should.

It’s not as if they come routinely for Tyler Wilson. In fact, they rarely ever do.


Falcons, Bunnies square off in rivalry dominated by GCMS

FISHER — Thirteen miles separate Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley from Fisher High School.

When the schools' football teams meet at 7 p.m. Friday, they will do so with soon-to-be teammates facing off against each other.


Bunnies breeze past FCW

FLANAGAN — Jake Palmer could call himself the next Nostradamus. Well … sort of.

As his offense took the field holding an 8-0 lead Friday night, Fisher’s football coach shouted out a pair of play calls to his junior quarterback Will Delaney — a pitch to the outside for running back Tyler Wilson and a go-route to Tyler Martin up the right sideline.


Fresh off Champaign Co. tourney title, Eagles set sights on competing for regional crown

RANTOUL — In the past, looking for hardware in the trophy cases of the high school hallways of Rantoul and Paxton-Buckley-Loda has ended in a disappointing search for those seeking out recent golfing championships.

Until now.


Ricks’ pair of goals pushes Bunnies past Rantoul

RANTOUL — For a team that had been on fire through the season’s first month, perhaps it would be nitpicking to be upset at a loss.

But the expectation for the Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley soccer team. The Bunnies don’t expect to lose any game.


Hartranft diagnoses key problem area after loss to Bunnies

RANTOUL — It has been a glaring weakness for his club throughout the first eight matches of the season.

But Bryce Hartranft admits he did not see it clearly until last Tuesday, when a 2-0 loss to Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley opened the Rantoul soccer coach’s eyes to the Eagles’ biggest problem area.


Game preview: Rantoul vs. St. Thomas More

Rantoul (1-3) vs. St. Thomas More (2-2)

7 p.m. Saturday

Memorial Stadium, Champaign

Storyline

Eagles

Rantoul ran into a buzzsaw last week in the form of Monticello’s passing attack, which burned the Eagles in a 50-0 blowout.


Eagles compete at one of state’s top venues; A-P’s Bridgeman wins BHRA invite crown

PEORIA -- It is quite simply, the "Madison Square Garden" of Illinois cross country.

Elijah Hall, the Rantoul cross country team and many other competitors got fired up on Saturday. While it would be easy to be fired up about the competition, the location, Detweiller Park in Peoria, is enough to make anyone's body tingle with adrenaline.


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