Prep Sports

Baseball: Eagles show mettle in regional loss to Chargers


RANTOUL — No one expected the Rantoul baseball team to hang with the Centennial Chargers in Thursday’s regional semifinal. No one except for the players and coaches in the dugout and the fans in the stands.

While the decision ultimately went in favor of Centennial at 3-0, the Eagles battled inning after inning at a chance for an unlikely upset.

Baseball: Freshmen come through big in Rantoul’s regional win


URBANA — Leave it up to a couple of youngsters to come through in the clutch for the Rantoul baseball team.

Softball: Bunnies upset in sectional semifinal


CHAMPAIGN — After an end-of-the season run that saw the Fisher softball team go 15-2 and grab a nail-biting 4-3 win in the regional championship game against LeRoy, the Bunnies looked to be on an unstoppable roll — that was until they squared off against the Hornets.

Softball: Eagles move on in regional with big win

CHAMPAIGN — Rheanna Jones, Tessa Morman and Jordan Smith hit home runs at Wisegarver Park as top-seeded Rantoul overpowered Centennial 15-2 in Tuesday’s Class 3A regional softball game. Allison Jordahl was the winning pitcher. Jones was 3 for 4. Her other hits were a triple and a single.

Athletics: Pair of Bunnies sign letters of intent

FISHER — Senior's Jordan Deer and Jacob Franklin signed their letters of intent last week.

Deer signed with Parkland Community College to play volleyball. The senior was a 2014 Heart of Illinois all-conference honorable mention.

Track & Field: Rantoul's Washington headed to state

Rantoul Press correspondent

MATTOON — Then there was one.

George Washington, and George Washington alone, will represent Rantoul Township High School at the Illinois High School Association Class 2A state prelims.

3-PEAT: Fisher softball captures third straight regional crown

Rantoul Press sports editor

COLFAX — There were plenty of nerves and flip-flopping stomachs before and during the regional softball title game between Fisher and LeRoy Saturday at Ridgeview High School.

But it was tough to tell that was the case based on the performances from the players on both sides of the diamond.

Registration open for RTHS summer athletic camps

RANTOUL — Registration for Rantoul Township High School’s summer athletic camps is now open.  Fourteen two- to five-day camps are set to take place between June 1-July16.

The cheer and strength and conditioning camps are free, but there is a fee for the remaining 12 camps. Those signing up for three camps will receive a deduction in rates.

RTHS, Fisher spring sports awards nights announced

The Rantoul Township High School spring sports awards  night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 1 in the main gym.  All athletes are expected to be in attendance as this is a time to honor the accomplishments and award winners for the spring sports.

Baseball: Frustrating finish for Fisher

Rantoul Press sports editor

MT. PULASKI — The third time was not the charm for the Fisher baseball team.

The Bunnies dropped a 5-2 decision in the semifinal game of the Mt. Pulaksi regional Thursday to Blue Ridge, ending their season. The loss was the third straight to the Knights this year.

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