Prep Sports

Life remembered: Leo Paiz was 'always positive

RANTOUL — Angel L. Paiz led a good life and was a positive influence to those around him.

That’s how those who knew him well described the Rantoul Township High School graduate, who went by the name “Leo.”

Mr. Paiz, 23, died Nov. 28 in Paxton when his car went off the road, rolling over on Illinois 9, a mile outside the city.

GCMS/Fisher finishes 2nd at Reaper Classic; Horsch earns AOTW honor

PLANO -— The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team finished second in the Reaper Classic at Plano.

The Falcons finished the two-day, 19-team tournament with a team score of 151 1/2 on Saturday. Aurora Christian won the tournament with a score of 233 1/2.

GB Game Preview: Armstrong-Potomac vs. Oakwood

Armstrong-Potomac (4-7) vs. Oakwood (11-0)

Monday, 6 p.m.





GB Game Preview: Fisher vs. GCMS

Fisher (7-4) vs. GCMS (6-3)

Saturday, 11 a.m.





PBL downs Rantoul; Bunnies, Trojans drop Saturday contests

PAXTON — In early December, some room for improvement is expected for most high school basketball teams.

For the Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team, there is at least one aspect in which the team could use some improvement, according to head coach Nathan Lawler — consistency.

Eagles fall to Corliss, Conditt

RANTOUL — Welcoming in 6-10 Iowa State signee George Conditt into Rantoul on Saturday night, Eagles fans might have been expecting a high-flying dunk show.

Meents, Jones-Watkins explode in win over Blue Ridge

FARMER CITY — With their team down a pair of starters, Ryan Meents and Jaden Jones-Watkins figured they would probably need to take a bigger scoring load onto their shoulders Friday night.

Wilson signs with Indiana

RANTOUL -— Rantoul senior Kaylie Wilson, who has participated in volleyball, basketball and track and field during all four years of her high school career, on Monday signed a national letter of intent to join Indiana University’s women’s rowing team.

Rantoul defeats Urbana 31-30 at Decatur; Eagles earn two pinfalls, three forfeit wins

DECATUR —  The Rantoul Eagle wrestling team accomplished a team win on Saturday.

Milford pulls away from Trojans in Vermilion Valley Conference opener

ARMSTRONG — Sean O’Brien knew that to have a chance against Milford, Armstrong-Potomac’s defense had to be nothing short of rock solid.

At times, it was. But it is hard to stop a team that seemingly has it all, including what O’Brien himself calls, in Jacob Thompson, “the best player in the Vermillion Valley Conference.”

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