Boys' Basketball

Boys Basketball: Fisher puts the Diskin in the basket

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


FISHER — New face. Same place.


Cody Diskin, who served as an assistant coach to the Fisher boys basketball team for three years, will now be the man in charge as he takes over head coaching duties for the varsity program.


Boys Basketball: Frerichs focused on here and now

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


RANTOUL — Just call it a brief hiatus.


Eighteen months after stepping aside from the Rantoul boys basketball program, Brett Frerichs will return to man the varsity ship next season.


Boys basketball: Frerichs back as RTHS boys basketball head coach

By FRED KRONER

RANTOUL — Eighteen months after he resigned, Brett Frerichs is back in charge of the Rantoul High School boys’ basketball team.

His hiring was approved Monday night at a the district’s school board meeting.

When he stepped aside in November 2013, it was due to a conflict with work. Frerichs is employed at BSN Sports.


Ragle resigns as Fisher boys basketball coach

FISHER — Marking the second major coaching change in the last two weeks, Ron Ragle resigned from his position as the head coach of the Fisher boys basketball team Friday.

“It was very difficult, very tough and emotional,” Ragle said of his decision to step down. “I’ve devoted 10 years of my life to it. I’m probably the only one in my family who agrees with the decision.”

 


In The Corner Pocket: Still trying to figure this one out

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


RTHS board backs Flesner's decision to look for new coach

RANTOUL — Although the Rantoul Township High School board of education can take no official action on the dismissal of AJ Richard as the head coach of the boys varsity basketball team, a statement from the board regarding the situation was released this morning.


RTHS board cannot take action on Richard dismissal

RANTOUL — When last night’s special meeting of the Rantoul Township High School board of education reopened from its executive closed session, members simply voted to adjourn the meeting and take no action on the dismissal of AJ Richard as the varsity boys basketball head coach.

That is because there is no action for them to take.


Support shown to keep Richard as boys head coach

RANTOUL — When word came out of AJ Richard’s dismissal as head coach of the Rantoul boys varsity basketball team, plans were soon made by students and parents to attend the April 13 board meeting to support Richard.


Board meeting Wednesday to discuss Richard dismissal

RANTOUL — A special board meeting regarding the dismissal of AJ Richard as head coach of the Rantoul Township High School varsity boys basketball team will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the RTHS cafetorium. Students, parents, community members and any others will be allowed to speak before the board on the matter.


UPDATE: 'Different direction' needed after Richard dismissal

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


RANTOUL — In somewhat of an unexpected move, Rantoul Township Athletic Director Travis Flesner has decided to relieve AJ Richard of his head coaching duties of the varsity boys basketball team.


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