Prep Sports

Trojans hope to improve in 2018

ARMSTRONG — It has been a bumpy road for the Armstrong-Potomac baseball team the last several seasons.

Over the last five years, the Trojans have had seasons in which they recorded two, three, five, four and two wins, respectively. They are coming off another rough year in which they finished 2-20 and have not finished above .500 since going 16-11 in 2012.

Bunnies look to bounce back after 5-win season

FISHER — At a recent baseball coaching conference, Rick Eckstein, a former assistant coach at the University of Kentucky and brother to David Eckstein, was speaking and placed an idea in Milt Kelly’s head.

Expect ... not hope: Eagles loading up for 2018 season

RANTOUL — One of the pillars for the Rantoul baseball program, coach Jon Donovan said, is “toughness.”

During the Eagles’ 11-16 campaign in 2017, the seventh-year coach said his squad did not produce enough toughness during times of adversity.

Back at it: Area baseball teams return to the diamond

The 2017 season brought a mixed bag for the Rantoul baseball team, and it was a dismal one for both the Fisher and Armstrong-Potomac programs.

Eagles finish third at first-ever Rantoul Indoor Meet

The first annual Eagle Invitational was nothing if a rousing success.

Rantoul girls finish 13th at Charleston Invitational

Anyone looking at the Rantoul Lady Eagles lineup in track and field will recognize two things.

One of those things is they will recognize the Lady Eagles have pure quality in a number of areas. The other is they need to fill some holes.

Trojans set sights on .500 season behind Gayheart, Roe, TVO

ARMSTRONG — When the ball was hit, Gary Duden turned to his three assistant coaches, gave a small smile and took a couple steps to head out of the dugout.

Armstrong-Potomac’s softball coach watched last season as his seventh-seeded Trojans surrendered a 13-8 lead to third-seeded Woodland in the seventh inning of a regional semifinal game.

Bunnies gunning for sixth consecutive regional championship

FISHER — “Greatness” and “Fisher softball” have been two synonymous terms over the past five seasons.

Eagles look to build on 22-win season with sophomore core

RANTOUL — Heading into last season, Travis Flesner never would have imagined how successful of a year it would be.

Back in the saddle: Area softball programs ready to race out of the gate in 2018

Winter is nearly over, and spring is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for pitchers and catchers (and infielders and outfielders) to sprint back onto the diamond as the 2018 softball season gets underway.

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