Prep Sports

RTHS alums Frerichs, Taylor to coach against each other in scrimmage Thursday at RTHS

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


RANTOUL — Thursday will feature a double dose of a blast from the past. One not so far removed from memory, and another who graduated a Rantoul Eagle 30 years ago.


IHSA announces 2015 varsity football schedules

RANTOUL EAGLES

Aug. 28 — v. Charleston
Sept. 4 — at Shelbyville
Sept. 11 — v. Taylorville
Sept. 18 — v. Maroa-Forsyth
Sept. 25 — at St. Thomas More
Oct. 2 — v. St. Joseph-Ogden
Oct. 9 — at Unity
Oct. 16 — at Monticello
Oct. 23 — at Olympia

FISHER BUNNIES


Here comes the Boom: Rantoul's Jay Williams helps lead Midwest Boom football team to national ranking

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


RANTOUL — A trip to the Sunshine State. Some crazy weather. A little face time with an NFL quarterback who just inked a deal worth $103.8 million. Oh yeah, and a chance to compete for a national football title among more than 200 teams from around the country.


Senior Legion Baseball: Post 287 goes 2-1 at Mattoon Firecracker Classic tourney

By RANTOUL PRESS

While weather canceled several of Rantoul Post 287’s Senior Legion games last week, the team was able to play three games over the weeked at the Mattoon Firecracker Classic tournament.


Swimming: Hurricanes get big win against Monticello, win big against Watseka

By RANTOUL PRESS

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Hurricanes swim team continued its impressive start to the season with two wins last week.


All-Area 5K underway

By PAUL WOOD
News-Gazette staff writer


CHAMPAIGN — You can run around Fisher, Rantoul, St. Joseph and Gifford through the All-Area 5K competition — not necessarily on the same day, of course.
Tim Weitekamp of Rantoul is the director of the All-Area event.


“This will be the fifth year we’ve done this,” said the competition’s creator.


Area teams, students, coaches earn News-Gazette year-in-review rankings

The News-Gazette released its Year-in-Review rankings in several categories. Teams, athletes and coaches from the area schools were recognized for their efforts this previous season.
(Numbers denote ranking from News-Gazette)


IESA making track, wrestling, volleyball changes

BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Elementary School Association board of directors held its summer meeting June 19 and approved several changes to take place in the 2015-16 athletic year.


The two biggest changes approved were to state track and field meet as well as the state wrestling tournament.


In The Corner Pocket: An embarrassing display

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


All I could do was turn and shake my head.


I’d like to say that I was surprised at what I was seeing, but I wasn’t. I’ve almost come to expect these kinds of incidents and this brand of behavior when I cover an E.I. game — and that is quite a sad commentary on what those baseball games have become.


In The Corner Pocket: 'Hockey" Fathers Day, Pops

By BRENDAN QUEALY
Rantoul Press sports editor


As the seconds ticked down to the Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup last Monday, I was standing on a barstool, staring at the screen and just waiting to see those sweet and wonderful zeros signal Lord Stanley’s third visit in six years to the Windy City.


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