Prep Sports

Fisher's Aaron Carter: Why I play football


"The earliest memory I have of the Fisher Bunnies was in fifth grade — the first Fisher High School football game I went to.

The Tri-Valley Vikings came to town to square off against the high-powered Bunnies offense and feature running back Colten Unzicker.

Fisher's Leng, other coaches not happy with Illini football playing Friday

CHAMPAIGN — John Elder didn’t like it when he heard it in March. And he isn’t any happier about it today.

Against Elder’s wishes, and those of many high school football coaches in the state, Illinois opens Friday night against Kent State. 

Quick Hits: Fisher/GCMS soccer shuts out Oakwood

■ Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 1, Oakwood/Salt Fork 0. Nate Schutte’s second-half goal on an assist from Alec Johnson was the lone tally of the match. Jake Brewer stopped nine shots to earn the shutout.

Golf: Gossett taked 2nd at Champaign County Tournament


CHAMPAIGN — Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda golfer Caleb Gossett shot a 77 at Monday's 7th Annual Champaign County Tournament at Lincolnshire Golf Course.

The Rantoul senior's score was good for second place and all-tourney honors.

Athlete of the Week: Rantoul's Keegan Brooks

A golf club was put in his hand when he was just 3 years old, and Keegan Brooks has never looked back. When his father gave him that club and snapped a picture, that is when the Rantoul Township High School senior said his love for the game began. Now Brooks is helping lead the Eagles golf team to what could be a special season.

Volleyball: Eagles roughed up by Tri-Valley

Rantoul Press sports editor

DOWNS — The Rantoul Eagles volleyball team had a bit of a rude wake-up call Monday night when the squad headed to Tri-Valley to square off against the Vikings.

“Honestly, there’s not a lot to say about the game,” RTHS head coach Traci Riddle said. “We played very poor.”

Football: Eagles start the season on the right track

Rantoul Press sports editor

The proverbial monkey did not even have time to jump on the back of the Rantoul Eagles football team.

After winning just one game in its last 27, the Eagles made it two in their last 28 with a 14-7 victory against the Charleston Trojans Friday night at Rantoul Township High School’s Bill Walsh Field.

Soccer: Rantoul still finding its legs

Rantoul Press sports editor

BOURBONNAIS — An 0-3 start with 20 goals surrendered and zero scored is certainly not the Rantoul soccer team’s idea of a fun weekend. But the club, which is in its first season as a sanctioned varsity sport, can take away a lot from those letdowns early in the season, according to head coach Steven Lowe.

Football: Fisher fans give Bunnies boost in victory

Rantoul Press sports editor

FISHER — The Mustangs of Ridgeview/Blue Ridge/Lexington probably would have had more success throwing pebbles at an oncoming train Friday night when they squared off against the Fisher Bunnies at Kellar Field.

Volleyball: Cissna Park tourney educational for Bunnies

Rantoul Press sports editor

CISSNA PARK — Ending a tournament with a loss is not ideal, but the Fisher Bunnies left Cissna Park’s Timberwolf Tip-Off Classic a better volleyball than when they walked in.

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