Boys' Basketball

Boys Basketball: Rantoul works to keep off the rust

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — Between their Dec. 13 game against Mt. Vernon and the opening tipoff of the Taylorville Holiday tournament against Galesburg on Friday, the Rantoul Eagles boys varsity basketball team will have only seen game action at Monday’s Jacksonville Prep Showcase.

Boys Basketball: Turnovers doom Armstrong-Potomac at Leader Classic

Rantoul Press sports editor

ST. JOSEPH — The Armstrong-Potomac Trojans’ first possession of their game against the Longwood Panthers at the Leader Classic would prove to be a quick indicator of how their night would go.

Boys Basketball: Fisher boys out of sorts against Tri-Valley

Rantoul Press sports editor

FISHER — Friday’s contest between the Fisher Bunnies and Tri-Valley Vikings was a game for all of about four minutes and change in the first quarter.

The Bunnies, with a 7-2 lead, looked to be in complete control, and then, like a 3-year-old does with a snow globe, the whole thing was turned upside down.

Athlete of the Week: Nick Griffith is a beast of a Bunnie

Rantoul Press sports editor

FISHER — Nick Griffith woke up last Tuesday morning with a nasty case of the flu that had him expelling more fluids from his body than he could take in.

But the Fisher High School junior was intent on getting to school so he could suit up for the Bunnies that night against the LeRoy Panthers.

Boys Basketball: Bunnies bounce back in big way

Rantoul Press sports editor

FISHER — Panthers beware. Coming face to face with a Bunnie may not be the brightest idea right now.

The Fisher boys basketball team is riding high heading into its game against Tri-Valley Friday after defeating the Panthers of both LeRoy and Paxton-Buckley-Loda.

Leader Classic Preview: Plucky Trojans can't be overlooked

Paxton Record sports editor

ST. JOSEPH — As PBL found out in its 72-61 win over Armstrong-Potomac in the Interstate Classic, the Trojans can shoot.

Games of the Week: Dec.17-23

Armstrong-Potomac Trojans v. Bismarck-Henning Blue Devils (girls basketball)
@ 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18

When the Armstrong-Potomac and Bismarck-Henning girls basketball teams get together on the court, there usually is some tension built up.

Athlete of the Week: Isaiah Robles is coming into his own

ARMSTRONG — Isaiah Robles has a long and lanky build, but his strength is what makes him an athlete — and his confidence is what has made the Armstrong-Potomac junior one of the early surprises of the 2014 boys basketball season.

Boys Basketball: Eagles splashed by Green Wave in home opener

RANTOUL — The road from young and inexperienced to veteran and savvied is not an easy one to travel, and Rantoul boys head basketball coach AJ Richard and his players may understand that better than most.

Boys Basketball: No rhythm and all blues for Fisher against El Paso-Gridley

FISHER — After a decisive victory against Grant Park at the Interstate Classic, the Fisher boys basketball team has stumbled a bit in its first two games of confer-
ence play. The Bunnies (2-4) fell to Tremont 34-50 on the road last Tuesday before coming home Friday night where they were defeated by the Titans of El Paso-Gridley 34-54.

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