Prep Sports

Game Preview: Rantoul Eagles (0-1) vs. Seneca Fighting Irish (1-0)

By ZACK CARPENTER

Rantoul Press Sports Editor

Under sloppy field conditions, the Rantoul Eagles (0-1) dropped their season opener, while the Seneca Fighting Irish (1-0) staged a come-from-behind win to start off the season.


Game Preview: Fisher Bunnies (0-1) vs. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Falcons (0-1)

By ZACK CARPENTER

Rantoul Press sports editor

After each suffering a week one loss, the Fisher Bunnies (0-1) and the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Falcons (0-1) square off in week two. It is the Heart of Illinois Conference opener for both squads, as they each look to bounce back in one of the top rivalry games in the area.


Carp's Corner: A dream come true

By ZACK CARPENTER
Rantoul Press sports editor

Martin Scorsese’s 1990 gangster film “Goodfellas” is a masterpiece.

Considered one of the legendary director’s greatest films, the movie begins with the famous line, “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.”


Charleston Chewed: Rantoul drops season opener to Charleston, 14-6

Image Gallery: Rantoul vs. Charleston

CHARLESTON – No coach likes to lose any athletic contest.


Rantoul Volleyball: Eagles soar to first win; Riddle’s expectations high

By ZACK CARPENTER
Rantoul Press sports editor

PONTIAC – Rantoul Eagles volleyball coach Traci Riddle could not mask her excitement for the upcoming season. After her team’s 2-1 win over Pontiac on Thursday, it’s clear to see why.

The Eagles took care of business against the Indians, but it was far from easy.


Spearheaded: Young Fisher Bunnies squad trounced by Tuscola Warriors, 61-6, in season opener

By JOSH HOHULIN
Rantoul Press correspondent


TUSCOLA – More than a dozen Fisher players donned their black helmets under the Friday night lights for the first time on Friday.


Rantoul Soccer: Eagles struggle to get footing; 0-4 to start the season

By ZACK CARPENTER

Rantoul Press sports editor


Armstrong-Potomac Volleyball: Trojans take 4th place at Cissna Park Tip-Off Classic

By NEWS-GAZETTE

CISSNA PARK – The Armstrong-Potomac volleyball team took home fourth place in the Cissna Park Tip-Off Classic last week.
Angela Sieberns made the all-tournament team for the Trojans as A-P got off a 3-2 start to the 2016 season.

Third-Place Game

Clifton Central 2
Armstrong-Potomac 0


Fisher/GCMS Soccer: Bunnies drop two matches, pick up win vs. Oakwood

By ZACK CARPENTER
Rantoul Press sports editor

URBANA – Despite a pair of blowout losses, the Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley soccer team was able to bounce back for a win in its third match of the day on Saturday.

The Bunnies came away with a 1-2 record out of the Uni-High Shootout, bringing their record to 2-3 to start the season.


Cross Country: Rantoul Eagles gearing up for 2016 season

RANTOUL – Greg Van Hoorn and the Rantoul Eagles cross country team have a meet in the books already.

But while the meet at St. Thomas More was the first official one of the year, things will get infinitely more serious this weekend at Maxwell Park in Normal.


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