Prep Sports

Athlete of the Week: Tyrin White is throwing out the record books

RANTOUL — Spend a few minutes talking to Tyrin White, and it becomes obvious that he deals with a rather severe stuttering problem. But what may not be obvious is that the Rantoul Township High School senior may just set the school record for distance in the discus throw this year.

Softball: Eagles defeat Olympia for first time

RANTOUL — Something happened for the first time in Rantoul Township High School history on Thursday. And no, it was not Jada Walker breaking one of the lights at Wabash Park with a foul ball. Teammate Allie Jordahl already accomplished that rarity two weeks ago.

Track and Field: Eagles fly off with fourth at Monticello Invite

MONTICELLO — On a warm and sunshine-filled day that has seemed to be out of the ordinary this spring, the Rantoul Township High School boys track and field team took fourth place at the Monticello Invitational Friday.

“We had some positives, and we had some negatives,” head coach Mitch Wilson said.

Top 5: Illinois high school mascots

There is little arguing that the Fisher Bunnies have one of the best team mascots in all of high school athletics. The entire state of Illinois, however, has a solid array of memorable and somewhat questionable mascots to give the Bunnies a run for their money.

Hoopeston Cornjerkers

Baseball: Fisher stings Hornets in extra-inning win

HEYWORTH — They may not have been a preseason darling, but the Fisher baseball team is now a hot topic of discussion within the Heart of Illinois Conference after taking down two of the HOIC’s top teams in two weeks.

After beating Blue Ridge 5-3, the Bunnies grabbed a win on the road as they beat Heyworth 6-4 in eight innings last Wednesday.

In the Corner Pocket: Turnabout is fair play

I’ve been writing the Athlete of the Week feature for a few months now, and the one question that some of the interviewees are most hesitant to answer is about their most embarrassing moment.

Softball: Schwing's inside-the-park grand slam propels Bunnies to victory

HEYWORTH — The Fisher softball team was able to make two entries in the “Here’s Something You Don’t See Every Day” file last Wednesday with its 8-1 conference win at Heyworth.

In her first at-bat to lead off the game, sophomore Emilee Schwing dropped down a bunt and raced to first. Her speed forced an errant throw that allowed Schwing to keep running.

Baseball: Rantoul rally falls just short against Mahomet

RANTOUL — Despite Rantoul dropping its second game in as many contests to Mahomet-Seymour this season, RTHS senior Tanner McLain is still confident his team has what it takes to knock out the Bulldogs when it matters most.

Parkland hosting children's baseball fundamentals camp

CHAMPAIGN —  Parkland College in Champaign will  hold a baseball fundamentals camp for children ages 6-12 years old on Saturday, May 10.

Sign up for the Cobra Kids Camp takes place between 8:20-8:55 that morning before instruction begins at 9 a.m. The event concludes at noon.

Area Sports Schedule April 23-29

April 23
4:30 p.m. — Fisher boys varsity track & field at Paxton–Buckley–Loda Invitational
4:30 p.m. — Rantoul Township boys varsity track & field at Paxton–Buckley–Loda Invitational
4:30 p.m. — Armstrong–Potomac girls varsity softball v. Schlarman
4:30 p.m. — Armstrong–Potomac boys varsity baseball v. Schlarman

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