Boys' Basketball

Turning it around: A-P boys hope to end losing mentality

FARMER CITY — The Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball program has been limping through the last decade, and the players are circling the wagons to bring about change.

The Trojans have not had a season of 12-plus wins since 2005. Something has to change for the program to finally string victories together on a more consistent basis.


Carpenter: Hopefully, Rantoul and Fisher will get a season series rolling again

Even before Monday night’s summer basketball game between the Rantoul and Fisher boys basketball teams, I’ve been wondering what it would be like if the two teams rekindled a season series.

After Rantoul’s tight 59-57 victory in which it was lucky to have rallied for a win, I’m more convinced than ever it would be a good idea.


Rantoul edges Fisher 59-57 behind Johnson and Rowe's late layups

RANTOUL — There wasn’t much that could stop Erick Johnson or Ryan Meents on Monday night.


St. Mal honors ‘16-’17 athletes

RANTOUL — Rantoul St. Malachy honored all of the schools 2016-17 student-athletes with an awards banquet on Tuesday, May 16.

Special award winners for baseball were Dylan Brandon (Most Valuable Player), Dawson Magrini (Sportsmanship Award) and Nathan Kelley (Most Improved Player).


Exemplary: RTHS juniors and seniors honored at awards banquet

URBANA — Rantoul athletics is looking to set the bar for excellence in sports and academics a little higher from here on out.

Several student-athletes at Rantoul Township High School were honored with a special awards ceremony May 19 at the Urbana Country Club.


Former Potomac coach to be inducted into HOF

WESTVILLE — A coaching career that almost didn’t get started will conclude with retiring Westville boys’ basketball coach Jeff Millis gaining enshrinement in the state Hall of Fame next month.


RTHS players shine at annual All-Star games

COVINGTON, Ind. — At Friday’s seventh annual girls’ Battle of the Border, the Western Indiana All-Stars defeated the Eastern Illinois seniors 61-46 in the seventh annual girls’ Battle of the Border game.


Rantoul's Parkland College/News-Gazette All-Stars

Breezy Espinoza, Duck Gibson and Kevin Williams each participated in the 2017 Parkland College/News-Gazette All-Star games on Sunday.


Taking center stage: Rantoul native Mennenga has been a key figure behind the scenes of Oregon’s historic Final Four run

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Turn on the TV Saturday night to CBS, and the effects of the city of Rantoul will be obscurely written across the station that boasts the slogan “America’s most watched network.”

At first glance, it’s not obvious how crucial the town of nearly 13,000 has been in creating what will be, without a doubt, Saturday's most-watched event in the United States.


Richardson’s ‘Roos reach new heights

KANSAS CITY — The University of Missouri-Kansas City men’s basketball team had a historic season.

Led by head coach Kareem Richardson, former Rantoul star basketball player and Eagles athletics Hall of Fame member, the Kangaroos finished the season with a record of 18-17.


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