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Both the Rantoul Eagles and Fisher Bunnies varsity volleyball squads had their hands full Tuesday night as they each took on the No.1 seed in their respective regionals.
The Eagles fell to top-ranked Champaign Centennial 16-25 and 17-25, ending what head coach Traci Riddle called a "roller coaster of a season."
RANTOUL — The Eagles Nest was roaring Thursday night as the Rantoul varsity volleyball team took on the heavily favored St. Thomas Sabers ahead of regional action, which began Monday.
Although they did not walk away with the victory — falling 22-25 and 19-25 — the Eagles gave STM much more of a fight than the Sabers were expecting.
The Fisher Bunnies varsity volleyball team won in thrilling fashion Monday night.
Trailing early in game one, the Bunnies fought back to win 28-26 against the Tribe of Judah Christian, but fell in game two 21-25.
In game three, thanks to outstanding play from their six seniors, the Bunnies fought back from a 20-24 deficit to win 27-25.
RANTOUL — With Maroa-Forsyth bowing out of the recently reformed Okaw Valley Conference in 2016, the remaining five schools — Rantoul, St. Joseph-Ogden, Unity, Monticello and St. Thomas More — have been scrambling to find other schools with interest in joining the OVC.
RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School athletic department is looking to jump into the 21st century with a brand new electronic scoreboard for the football field.
FISHER — While he may be a beast on the gridiron, Fisher’s Conrad Thomas is quite soft-spoken when the helmet and pads are off.
After a breakthrough sophomore year in 2013, the junior has once again proved why he is one of the elite 1A running backs in the Heart of Illinois Conference and possibly the state.
RANTOUL — After Friday’s season-ending 44-6 loss to the Olympia Spartans, Rantoul Township High School head football coach Ira Jefferson had a message for his competition when 2015 rolls around.
“People better enjoy this now while they can. This is going to come to an end. It is coming to an end, and when it does, you better look out. We’re coming.”
FISHER — The 2014 football campaign is in the books for the Fisher Bunnies after Friday night’s 21-6 loss to the playoff-bound Falcons of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.
OAKWOOD — Salt Fork took advantage of four first half turnovers by Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac to build an 18-0 lead, and the Storm held off a late charge by the Comets for the win, 25-22.
O/A-P had a chance at the game-winning touchdown but couldn’t convert from the 3-yard line as time expired.
Each week, one photo from the Rantoul Township High School’s Modern Media club will be featured in the Rantoul Press. This week’s photo comes from senior Alex Williams.