Prep Sports

Eagles football program to hold community 7-on-7 event Thursday

RANTOUL — The Rantoul football program that has struggled mightily over the last decade-plus will need to completely revamp the culture in order to turn things around.


Turning it around: A-P boys hope to end losing mentality

FARMER CITY — The Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball program has been limping through the last decade, and the players are circling the wagons to bring about change.

The Trojans have not had a season of 12-plus wins since 2005. Something has to change for the program to finally string victories together on a more consistent basis.


Figuring out new roles: A-P girls going through learning curve

CHRISMAN — It seems as if there will be a changing of the guard in 2017-18 for the Armstrong-Potomac girls basketball team — metaphorically and positionally.

After graduating seniors Angela Sieberns, Holley and Hayley Hambleton and Riley Williams, the presence of senior leadership has almost completely evaporated, save for Madi Gayheart — the Trojans’ lone senior.


Shifting their gears: Rantoul girls looking to make progress in summer ball

MAHOMET — Kelly Thompson played for the University of Illinois-Springfield women’s basketball team for two seasons, and she was the junior varsity coach for the Rantoul girls basketball team the past two seasons.


Wrobel sisters secure top-three state finishes

RANTOUL — Every runner that has run either cross country or track in high school or college knows all about two-a-day practices.

But Minore “Moto” Johnson took it to another level in the mid-to-late 1970’s.


Magrini, Craft compete in IESA state finals

RANTOUL — Dawson Magrini's races at the Illinois Elementary School Association Class A State Finals at the seventh grade level went exactly according to plan.

Almost.


Snapped: Post 287’s four-year streak of advancing to Gator Tourney's final round comes to an end

TRENTON — The streak is over.

For the first time in the five years since it has been making the 2 1/2 hour drive south to Trenton, the Rantoul Post 287 baseball team failed to advance to Sunday’s championship round of the Gator Tournament.


Carpenter: Hopefully, Rantoul and Fisher will get a season series rolling again

Even before Monday night’s summer basketball game between the Rantoul and Fisher boys basketball teams, I’ve been wondering what it would be like if the two teams rekindled a season series.

After Rantoul’s tight 59-57 victory in which it was lucky to have rallied for a win, I’m more convinced than ever it would be a good idea.


Rantoul edges Fisher 59-57 behind Johnson and Rowe's late layups

RANTOUL — There wasn’t much that could stop Erick Johnson or Ryan Meents on Monday night.


Legion team posts first two wins

RANTOUL — After struggling throughout the first eight games of the summer, the Rantoul Post 287 team of the American Legion baseball league finally broke through on Sunday.


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