Boys' Basketball

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.


Hardin headed to 3-Point Showdown state finals

Rantoul senior Talon Hardin will shoot in the Class 3A state finals this Thursday at Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center.


Boys and girls all-star basketball game this Saturday

    GIBSON CITY – Girls and boys all-star basketball players from the Sangamon Valley Conference and Heart of Illinois Conference will compete for bragging rights Saturday, March 22, at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School


Athlete of the Week: Talon Hardin flies like an Eagle

RANTOUL — Talon Hardin may not be Samson, but the Rantoul Township High School does believe some of his strength on the basketball court comes from the hair on his head.


Richard: Kevonte Williams has ‘tremendous’ upside

RANTOUL — After he missed a wide-open slam-dunk on a fast break, Rantoul freshman boys varsity basketball player Kevonte Williams was taken aside by his head coach AJ Richard.


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