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CHARLESTON — Neither Garet Kinnett nor the 4x400-meter relay team will compete for state hardware for Rantoul Saturday at the IHSA track and field state finals at O’Brien Field in Charleston.
Both failed to qualify during the preliminary races during Friday's action.
CHAMPAIGN — Rantoul’s 8-0 loss to Mt. Zion in Thursday’s IHSA Class 3A regional baseball tournament semifinal at Champaign Central's McKinley Field was one of hard-hit balls and great plays.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, it seemed nearly every ball they hit hard was scooped up or snagged on great plays from the Braves.
Schwing, Fisher — .605
Ho. Hambleton, Armstrong-Potomac — .522
Tatar, Rantoul — .449
Vinson, Armstrong-Potomac — .433
McCoy, Fisher — .429
M. Gayheart. Armstrong-Potomac — 426
P. Smith, Rantoul — .421
RANTOUL — Mistakes in the field have plagued the Rantoul softball team for the better part of the 2016 season.
Those errors reared their ugly heads once more in Wednesday’s 9-5 loss to Effigingham in the IHSA Class 3A regional tournament semifinal game at Wabash Park.
The Eagles committed 10 errors on the afternoon, with five of those coming in Effingham’s five-run fifth inning.
LeROY — A little bit of history was made Tuesday in LeRoy.
The Fisher softball team was vaulted to the sectional championship game for the first time in the long annals of Fisher High School with a 10-0 victory against Lexington in five innings.
“It feels really good,” Fisher junior Brittany Enos said. “I can’t stop smiling.”
FARMER CITY — With “55” on their helmets and “Unzy” written on their wrists, the players of the Fisher softball team took to the field with heavy hearts as they played for a regional championship Saturday morning at Weedman Park in Farmer City.
RANTOUL — The Rantoul softball team needed some time to wake up during Monday’s IHSA Class 3A regional tournament game against Champaign Central at Wabash Park.
But once the Eagles opened up those eyelids, they rattled off 11 unanswered runs and defeated the Maroons 12-2 in the five-inning game, which was shortened by the 10-run rule.
By RANTOUL PRESS
RANTOUL — Rantoul baseball head coach Jon Donovan scheduled another game for Monday as a tune-up before Thursday’s regional tournament matchup against Mt. Zion.
Unfortunately for Donovan and his team, the Eagles dropped their fourth straight game with a 6-3 loss to the Charleston Trojans at Wabash Park.
GILMAN — Less than 24 hours after the celebration of life service of fallen classmate Justin Unzicker, the Fisher baseball team squared off against Illinois Lutheran for a shot at a regional title Saturday afternoon at Mann Park in Gilman.
The Bunnies fell short and lost 5-0 to the Chargers, capping off an emotional week with an emotional end to their season.
LeROY — More than a decade has passed since the last time an Armstrong-Potomac softball team had the chance to win a regional championship. The Trojans had that opportunity Saturday, but could not complete the feat in a 10-0 loss to the LeRoy Panthers.