Boys' Basketball

Life remembered: Richard Taylor. 'He was just an unbelievable person'

RANTOUL — Even after suffering a debilitating stroke in his mid-50s, Richard “Dick” Taylor never lost his zest for life.

The former Rantoul and Fisher educator enjoyed sports, especially high school sports, and people in general. Former Rantoul Township High School teacher-coach

Justin Franzen saw Mr. Taylor as a mentor, going to him for advice.


Maxine Bohn to be honored by RTHS with scholarship in her name

RANTOUL — Even as the years have waned, the decades faded and the century turned, Maxine Bohn still holds several old, dear memories close to her chest.

Some of the funnier, livelier moments Bohn still remembers vividly happened decades ago as a teenager growing up in the 1930s.


Year in review: Looking back at the entire 2016-17 prep sports year

STRAIGHT OUT OF THE RANTOUL PRESS SPORTS VAULT STARTED BY FORMER SPORTS EDITOR MATT DANIELS, WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE 2016-17 AREA PREP SPORTS SCENE AND A LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

RANTOUL PRESS MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Demarius Smith

Rantoul senior: Wrestling


IBCA looking for donations to complete the new Basketball Museum of Illinois

By STEVE ALLEN

For RANTOUL PRESS

Illinois Basketball Fans believe and brag that we are one of the elite states with a rich basketball tradition and history.  We have a great opportunity to build a basketball museum and event center to show case our basketball history.


Turning it around: A-P boys hope to end losing mentality

FARMER CITY — The Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball program has been limping through the last decade, and the players are circling the wagons to bring about change.

The Trojans have not had a season of 12-plus wins since 2005. Something has to change for the program to finally string victories together on a more consistent basis.


Carpenter: Hopefully, Rantoul and Fisher will get a season series rolling again

Even before Monday night’s summer basketball game between the Rantoul and Fisher boys basketball teams, I’ve been wondering what it would be like if the two teams rekindled a season series.

After Rantoul’s tight 59-57 victory in which it was lucky to have rallied for a win, I’m more convinced than ever it would be a good idea.


Rantoul edges Fisher 59-57 behind Johnson and Rowe's late layups

RANTOUL — There wasn’t much that could stop Erick Johnson or Ryan Meents on Monday night.


St. Mal honors ‘16-’17 athletes

RANTOUL — Rantoul St. Malachy honored all of the schools 2016-17 student-athletes with an awards banquet on Tuesday, May 16.

Special award winners for baseball were Dylan Brandon (Most Valuable Player), Dawson Magrini (Sportsmanship Award) and Nathan Kelley (Most Improved Player).


Exemplary: RTHS juniors and seniors honored at awards banquet

URBANA — Rantoul athletics is looking to set the bar for excellence in sports and academics a little higher from here on out.

Several student-athletes at Rantoul Township High School were honored with a special awards ceremony May 19 at the Urbana Country Club.


Former Potomac coach to be inducted into HOF

WESTVILLE — A coaching career that almost didn’t get started will conclude with retiring Westville boys’ basketball coach Jeff Millis gaining enshrinement in the state Hall of Fame next month.


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