Boys' Basketball

Boys Basketball: Gifford Eagles (6-0) pick up right where they left off

For Rantoul Press

GIFFORD — The Gifford eighth-grade boys basketball team has reignited its winning ways from last season. The IESA 7A state runner-up suffered only one lost last season, and after three full weeks of play, the eighth graders are 6-0.

Rantoul boys basketball preview: Say hello to the Flyin' Eagles

Rantoul Press sports editor

RANTOUL — The players taking the court for the Rantoul Eagles this season will be much different from last year’s squad. The Eagles graduated eight seniors after the 2013-14 season, making way for a wealth of youth to take their places.

Fisher boys basketball preview: Hungry for that carrot

Rantoul Press sports editor

FISHER — Ron Ragle is not messing around this year.

The Fisher boys varsity head basketball coach for the Fisher Bunnies is not only making his players earn their game uniforms, but they have to work just to get a practice jersey.

Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball preview: Jumping off on the right foot

Rantoul Press sports editor

ARMSTRONG — Coming off of a 5-23 season, the Armstrong-Potomac Trojans are looking to get back on the right track, and head coach Sean O’Brien is ready to get the basketball rolling.

Basketball: RTHS grad lands new coaching gig

JACKSONVILLE — Rantoul High graduate Sean Taylor — who coached Quincy boys’ basketball the past 11 years — was hired to rebuild a Jacksonville program that is coming off an 11-19 season and has finished below .500 eight of the past nine years.

RTHS' Tyrin White is a 'gem' and a 'diamond in the rough'

RANTOUL — Tyrin White knows where he comes from, and he’s proud to call Rantoul his hometown.

“I feel like everyone thinks that it’s awful here,” White said. “It’s only bad if you make it that way. You make it what you want it to be. Everyone that I know here has supported me throughout my entire senior year.”

Fisher All-Stars finish fourth in Paxton tournament

PAXTON — For a brief moment, the Fisher All-Stars 12-and-under team seemed to show signs of life in Sunday’s third-place game of the Paxton All-Stars Tournament.

Bunnies help put on a show at all-star basketball game

GIBSON CITY — Four of the seniors from the Fisher girls and boys basketball teams had more chances to strut their stuff on the court before calling it a high school career.

Armstrong-Potomac Winter Sports Awards

Girls Basketball
All-County Team — Rachel Miles and Morgan Zindars
All-Conference Team — Rachel Miles and Morgan Zindars
Co-MVPs — Rachel Miles and Morgan Zindars
Most Improved Player — Makenzie Vinson
Most Points — Morgan Zindars
Most Rebounds —Johanna Bruens
Most Assists — Rachel Miles
Most Steals — Rachel Miles

Athlete of the Week: ‘King Fieds’ puts pedal to the metal

FISHER — A strained muscle is fairly common injury for athlete, but what often makes that injury noteworthy is the story of how it happened.
During the postgame interview after Grant Pointer’s Hail Mary half-court heave to defeat Tri-Valley, Fisher’s Hayden Fiedler admitted that he hurt his pectoral muscle because of how much he was cheering and flexing.

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