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By RYAN FERGUSON for Rantoul Press
BLOOMINGTON – No matter what the Rantoul Township High School boys basketball ball team did in its 70-63 loss Friday night to Central Catholic, the Saints had an answer.
The Eagles started the second quarter with a 9-0 scoring run. The Saints replied with one of their own.
The “big guy” from the North Pole will be at the Youth Center this Saturday morning with fork and knife in hand as he dines on some pancakes, eggs and sausage.
The St. Malachy seventh-grade girls basketball team, like their eighth-grade counterparts, also took home the regional championship late last month in contests against Armstrong-Ellis and Holy Cross.
The Tigers defeated Armstrong-Ellis 24-10 Nov. 26 at St. Malachy.
The St. Malachy eighth-grade girls basketball team is once again on the verge of a sectional and, possibly, a state title.
The perennial contenders capped off a week of strong play with a 35-31 win versus Holy Cross Friday to earn the regional championship.
Kaia Bowen played a spectacular game with 18 points while grabbing 18 rebounds.
GIBSON CITY – Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher head wrestling coach Josh Carter said after his team went 3-0 with a 61-17 victory last Tuesday over St. Joseph-Ogden that his team’s win-loss record is far from the only thing that matters.
ST. JOSEPH — Contrary to what its atmosphere and level of competition may lead fans to believe, the Leader Classic is played in the middle of December, not the middle of February.
For some coaches, however, the early-season tournament serves as a playoff-like experience that they hope will pay off when they get into real regional play come February.
The game was all but over after the first quarter.
The Rantoul Eagles girls varsity basketball team did not look back after they had built a 23-0 lead after the first eight minutes of the varsity matchup against the Olympia Spartans Thursday night at Rantoul Township High School.
The ball looked true as it left Kanosha Williams’ hands, and when it went through the net, the sound of the buzzer was drowned out by the cheers of the crowd and players.
DWIGHT— The Rantoul Township High School wrestling team went 3-0 to open the season by beating Unity, Hoopeston and Dwight all by 10 or more points.
GALESBURG — Rantoul Township High School head coach A.J. Richard was happy to get his first-career win as the boys basketball team defeated United Township High School 68-55 Nov. 27 at the Galesburg Tournament.
The Eagles (2-3) trailed the Panthers (0-5) early in the contest, but possessed the resilience to bounce back.