Boys' Basketball

Youth Baskeball: Wildcats take third at Blue Chip Nationals

Rantoul Press correspondent

RANTOUL — Nerves happen. They happen to most athletes and most teams when they find themselves in front of a large crowd or on a huge stage.

Changes to playoff brackets coming this year

BLOOMINGTON — Beginning in 2015-16, team-bracketed sports — baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball — in Class 1A and Class 2A, as well as those outside of Chicagoland in Class 3A and 4A, will now be assigned to two sub-sectionals instead of four regionals that feed into a sectional site.

Boys Basketball: Eagles finish summer league with 16 straight wins

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — That’s one way to take the sting out of a devastating one-point loss in the first game of the regional.

Come back a few months later and lay down a string of 16 straight victories in the summer league, capping it off with a 60-27 win in front of a home crowd nearing 150 people.

Top 5 takeways from RTHS boys basketball scrimmage

Keving Williams may
be an all-area player

RTHS alums Frerichs, Taylor to coach against each other in scrimmage Thursday at RTHS

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — Thursday will feature a double dose of a blast from the past. One not so far removed from memory, and another who graduated a Rantoul Eagle 30 years ago.

Chicago basketball legend visits Rantoul

Rantoul Press sports correspondent

RANTOUL — The members of the Central Illinois Wildcats were wide-eyed as one of the best basketball players from the state of Illinois answered their questions.

Boys Basketball: Fisher puts the Diskin in the basket

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

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


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.”


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