Prep Sports

Athlete of the Week: K-Will racks up the Ks

FISHER — Kyle Williams has been playing baseball since he was 5 years old, and he’s wanted to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Dale, for as long as he can remember.

Although, the ace of the Fisher pitching staff would most likely want to try out for his beloved St. Louis Cardinals instead of the rival Chicago Cubs like his grandpa did years ago.

Baseball: Roller coaster season continues for Eagles

MONTICELLO — First baseman Thomas Wolken was hoping for a Rantoul victory on his 17th birthday, but he would have to settle for just three hits — including his infield hit — as the Eagles lost to the Monticello Sages 10-0 in five innings Friday.

Softball: The wind beneath the Eagles' wings

RANTOUL — The wind was kicking up dirt and wreaking havoc with the outfielders during the Rantoul Township High School girls varsity softball team’s doubleheader against the Eureka Hornets Saturday

After a tough 9-8 extra-innings loss in the morning game, the Eagles were able to bounce back and earn the split with a 20-10 victory in the afternoon contest.

Baseball: Bunnies knock off conference rival Blue Ridge

FISHER — Both the Fisher coaches and players knew going in that last Wednesday’s conference matchup against Blue Ridge was going to be a tough game. But with momentum on their side after an extra-inning win against Lexington on Monday, the Bunnies came out on top 5-3 over the Knights.

Softball: Questionable call 'Maroons' Fisher at home

FISHER — Unlike Major League Baseball this season, high school girls varsity softball does not have the luxury of instant replay to make sure each call on the field is correct.

The technology may have come in handy Thursday during Fisher’s 13-1 loss to the Clinton Maroons.

Area Sports Schedule April 16-22

April 16
4 p.m. — St. Malachy, Gifford and J.W. Eater track & field at St. Malachy Invitational
4:30 p.m. — Armstrong–Potomac boys varsity baseball at Georgetown–Ridge Farm/Chrisman
4:30 p.m. — Armstrong–Potomac girls varsity softball at Georgetown–Ridge Farm/Chrisman
4:30 p.m. — Fisher boys varsity softball at Heyworth

Bunnies split baseball, softball contests against Blue Ridge

Both the Fisher baseball and softball teams were in action Wednesday against the Blue Ridge Knights, but only one was able to come away with the victory.

Always finding that silver lining

RANTOUL — On a day with temperatures in the low 40s, gusty winds, light rain and dark, gray clouds hovering low overhead, finding a silver lining may not have seemed to be an easy task. But Armstrong-Potomac head baseball coach Darren Loschen was able to do just that after his Trojans lost to Rantoul Township 39-1 Thursday evening at Wabash Park.

Athlete of the Week: Toree Stalter is a catalyst for Fisher

FISHER — Toree Stalter set a few goals for her sophomore year on the softball diamond. One of those goals was to hit five home runs. Just five games into the season, the Fisher Bunnies shortstop had already done just that.

Eagles stave off Trojans’ comeback to nab victory

RANTOUL — While it wasn’t like the climactic scene from “The Natural” when Roy Hobbs hits a home run into the lights, Rantoul’s Allie Jordahl did smash the protective covering of one of the lights at Wabash Park during the first inning of Thursday’s 15-12 varsity softball win against the Armstrong-Potomac Trojans.

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