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