Boys' Basketball

Eagles ride Gibson to win over Spartans

RANTOUL — All week the game plan was simple — shut down Brandon Trimble.

The area’s leading scorer at 33.0 points per game, St. Joseph-Ogden’s elite playmaking guard has been carving up defenses left and right all season.


LeRoy takes thriller in battle between Perry, Griffith

FISHER — Thursday night provided a battle for the ages between Nick Perry and Zach Griffith.


Eagles cruise past Charleston on Hall of Fame night

RANTOUL — From the opening tip, the extra motivation was clear to see.

More than 25 members of the Rantoul Township High School athletics Hall of Fame were honored in a ceremony prior to the Eagles’ boys basketball game against Charleston.


Carpenter: Lawson's character more than admirable

During my time as a sports editor and football beat writer at Illinois State University’s campus newspaper, The Vidette, I had my share of unique and entertaining stories to cover.


Growing up: Basketball will soon take a backseat for Rantoul’s Onycai Lawson as he welcomes a baby daughter

RANTOUL — His eyes widen, his smile brightens, and his entire complexion changes when the subject is brought up.

Even after an exhausting game last Tuesday and in the middle of a practice on Thursday, when the words, “Congrats on your baby daughter” hit his ears, Onycai Lawson’s face lights up, and he can’t stop smiling.


Eagles defense starting to take shape; 'Hoosiers' tickets set to go on sale

RANTOUL — Eagles boys basketball coach Brett Frerichs believes his group is starting to put things together, especially on the defensive end of the floor after holding Monticello to 45 points Jan. 6 and limiting Paxton-Buckley-Loda to 53 last Tuesday.


Game of the Week: Rantoul Eagles vs. St. Joseph-Ogden

Rantoul Eagles (12-6, 1-0 Okaw Valley Conference) vs. St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans (14-4, 1-1)

Date: Friday

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Site: Rantoul

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Athlete of the Week: Kevin Williams

RANTOUL — Halftime adjustments are the name of the game, and last Tuesday night was no different for the Rantoul boys basketball team.


Trojans boys drop county tourney opener to Westville

WESTVILLE — When asked what he disliked most about his team’s 52-28 loss to Westville in the Vermilion County Tournament, Armstrong-Potomac head coach Sean O’Brien answered without hesitation.


Cribbett helps carry Falcons to HOIC tourney semifinals

BLOOMINGTON — Even when he’s struggling to make shots, Tucker Cribbett is still never bashful about letting it fly.


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