Boys' Basketball

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, the 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.

Rantoul Press all-area boys basketball team

The boys basketball season featured plenty of fun and exicting action. Here are the Rantoul Press awards.



Winter year in review: Rantoul



Winter year in review: Fisher



Winter year in review: Armstrong-Potomac



After starting the season with a bang — the Trojans finished 3-1 to win the season-opening Tri-County Thanksgiving Tournament — things looked like they had turned around for the better.

Carpenter: March is unforgiving

It’s fitting that Rantoul’s heartbreaking postseason defeat at the hands of Mahomet-Seymour last Wednesday night came on the first day of March.

That devastating loss was the definition of a March Madness postseason basketball game.

Fisher falls to Ridgeview in tight sectional game

ARCOLA — A historic season came to an end for the Fisher boys basketball team last Wednesday.

Five days after winning the program’s first regional title since 2012, the Bunnies fell to Heart of Illinois Conference rival Ridgeview in a 47-44 thriller in a Class 1A Arcola Sectional semifinal.

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