Girls' Basketball

Fisher lets 16-point third-quarter lead evaporate in first-round loss to LeRoy

EL PASO — Dani Hanshew’s three-point play with three seconds left in overtime lifted LeRoy past Fisher 43-42 in the first round of the McLean County/Heart of Illinois Conference tournament on Saturday night.


A-P teams stumble

DANVILLE -— Both the Armstrong-Potomac boys and girls basketball teams dropped their first round games at the Vermilion County tournament on Saturday. The Lady Trojans lost a 42-41 heartbreaker to Westville, despite getting 13 points from Hope Hambleton and 11 from Kayle Roe. The No.


Predictions for Fisher, A-P tournaments

Sports Editor Zack Carpenter predicts winners and scores for the winner’s bracket games of the McLean County/Heart of Illinois Conference tournament and the Vermilion County tournament, in addition to predicting outcomes for the Fisher and Armstrong-Potomac ba


Bunnies, Trojans prepped for tournaments

Bunnies, Trojans prepped for tourneys

By ZACK CARPENTER

Rantoul Press sports editor

Boys and girls basketball tournament brackets are set for both the McLean County/Heart of Illinois Conference and the Vermilion County tournaments.


Rested, not rusty: Balanced Trojans attack dismantles Chrisman after two-week hiatus

CHRISMAN — Nick Hipsher was able to catch a small glimpse of the future Thursday night, playing his junior varsity squad about half the fourth quarter during a Vermilion Valley Conference matchup against Chrisman.


Top five: January girls basketball matchups

Each week, sports editor Zack Carpenter gives a top-five list in different categories of sports, movies or music. This week, he offers up five of the most intriguing matchups on the docket in girls basketball for January.


Top 10 sports stories from last six months of 2017

Sports editor Zack Carpenter gives a rundown of the best stories in sports from the past six months

10 Ingold secures win No. 150, Spenard sets school record


Eagles go winless at Charleston tourney

CHARLESTON — After starting the season 3-2 at the Oakwood Comet Classic, Rantoul’s girls basketball team has now lost 11 straight games.

The Eagles (3-13) went winless at last week’s Charleston Holiday Tournament, falling to Pekin and Paris last Wednesday and Charleston and Urbana on Friday.


Watseka gets hot from the perimeter, drops Bunnies, who finish 1-3 at Blue Devil Classic

BISMARCK — Watseka’s girls basketball team’s shooting prowess was on full display Thursday in a 57-35 win over Fisher at the Blue Devil Classic.

The Warriors splashed nine three-pointers, catching fire in the third quarter to turn what was a 25-19 halftime lead into an easy 22-point victory.


Top 10 sports stories from first six months of 2017

Sports editor Zack Carpenter gives a rundown of the best stories in sports from the first six months of 2017.

10 Crites comes alive


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