Roseman and McCusker finish fourth in IHSA Class 2A state

 In the history of Rantoul Township High School, there has never, ever been two medalists finish fourth place or better at the Illinois High School Association State Finals. Until Saturday, when Peter McCusker, Rantoul’s 145-pound grappler, and Nolan Roseman, Rantoul’s 152-pound wrestler, both finished fourth in their respective weight classes.

McCusker and Roseman qualify for state

MAHOMET — Peter McCusker and Nolan Roseman will be two of many searching for gold at State Farm Center. 

Gold for Roseman; 4 RTHS/PBL wrestlers advance to sectional

Rantoul Press correspondent

Nolan Roseman is headed to the Illinois High School Association Class 2A Sectional with regional gold in his pocket.

The 152-pound athlete, a Rantoul senior, wrestling for the combined Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda wrestling team, won the IHSA Class 2A Regional on Saturday, earning three victories.

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.

Final act still unwritten for Eagles wrestlers

RANTOUL — Peter McCusker and Nolan Roseman already are part of history.

That's even before whatever occurs in next month's wrestling postseason.

Rantoul grappling — now part of a co-op with Paxton-Buckley-Loda — doesn't possess an abundance of state-level success. During the 1970-71 school year, the Eagles garnered a pair of sixth-place medals.

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.

McCusker, Roseman striving to earn medals, make history for Eagles

RANTOUL — In the history of Rantoul Township High School wrestling, only two wrestlers have placed in the top four of the state tournament, only one has wrestled for a state championship, and the only year in which two Eagles earned all-state medals was 1971.

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



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.

Rantoul/PBL wrestlers McCusker, Roseman earn first-place medals at Bob and Liz Schnarr Invitational

MORTON — Peter McCusker of the Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda wrestling team pinned all three of his opponents en route to a first-place finish in the 145-pound bracket of Saturday's Bob and Liz Schnarr Invitational.

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