Girls' Basketball

Rantoul girls coach Reed sees progress as season comes to an end

RANTOUL — It was a tough season for Rantoul Township High School coach Renee Reed’s girls basketball team and that’s putting it lightly given that their final record was 8-19, 2-7 in conference play.


Bunnies Coach: Room for improvement

FISHER- Finishing your season 5-25 is a tough pill to swallow. That was the case for the Fisher High School girls basketball team this season.

Fisher coach Ken Ingold said he knew this year would be tough for his team because of its lack of varsity experience.


Eagles can't contain first-half momentum

RANTOUL — The Rantoul high school girls basketball team started the first half well against the Pontiac Indians, but lost the momentum in the second half.


Area roundup: GCMS/Fisher wrestling defeats Rantoul/PBL

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team defeated Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda 60-21 in a dual meet on Thursday.

GCMS/Fisher's Hayden Workman pinned Seth Forbes in a time of 30 seconds in the 285-pound match. Kaden Gream pinned Keddrick Terhune in a time of 3:10 in the 138-pound match for the Falcons.


Eagles come out hot in second half, upset Prairie Central on the road

FAIRBURY — Renee Reed didn’t have much to say to her team at halftime Thursday night.

The first-year Rantoul coach’s team trailed by one point, but the reason for the deficit was easily correctable for her girls basketball team against Prairie Central.


Area roundup: Eagles clip Unity, IVC

RANTOUL — Rantoul’s boys basketball team avenged a loss to Illinois Valley Central at the Taylorville Holiday Tournament in late December with a 58-50 win over the Grey Ghosts on Friday night.


Armstrong girls win 5th at county

DANVILLE — Even though it was only a victory in the fifth-place game of the Vermilion County tournament, Nick Hipsher still came away happy with what he saw from his team.


Fisher girls have better showing but fall to Mustangs

EL PASO — What a difference a few days can make.

After a 52-25 drubbing at the hands of Ridgeview on Thursday, the Fisher girls basketball team was scheduled to turn around and face the Mustangs two days later in the first round of the McLean County/Heart of Illinois Conference tournament.


Area roundup: HOIC Tournament schedule released for boys, girls basketball

HEART OF ILLINOIS CONFERENCE BOYS’ TOURNAMENT

SATURDAY, Jan. 19

At El Paso-Gridley

Game 1 — No. 8 Tri-Valley vs. No. 9 Ridgeview, 11:30 a.m.

Game 2 — No. 4 Fieldcrest vs.  No. 13 Lexington, 1 p.m.

Game 3 — No. 5 LeRoy vs. No. 12 Fisher, 2:30 p.m.


Vermilion County Tournament Preview: Trojan girls look to continue recent hot run

ARMSTRONG — Projections for the second half of the season looked gloomy, at best, for Armstrong-Potomac girls basketball.

That was the consensus opinion following a dismal 46-16 loss to Salt Fork on Dec. 6 in the Trojans’ home building.

Morale was low, confidence even lower, and it looked like some wholesale rotation changes might be in the cards.


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