Prep Sports

2014 High School Football Preview: Rantoul Township, Fisher and Oakwood

RANTOUL TOWNSHIP EAGLES

RANTOUL — After an 0-9 season, Rantoul Township High School head football coach Ira Jefferson is leaving the past where it belongs, but he won’t forget the lessons he learned in the 2013 campaign.


Zindars has the will, she finds the way

CHAMPAIGN — One may not think it is possible, but Morgan Zindars does find time to sleep.

The three-sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, softball), cheerleader, archer, member of the National Honor Society and valedictorian keeps a busy schedule, but she said it isn’t anything she can’t handle.


Soccer: Fisher/GCMS confident heading to the pitch in 2014

FISHER — They may call themselves the “Funnies,” a combination of Falcons and Bunnies, but the Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley soccer team looks to be all business heading into the 2014 season.


Buckets of fun: RTHS soccer team takes Ice Bucket Challenge

RANTOUL — The videos have been flooding social media, and at this point there may be fewer people who haven’t completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge than those who have.

Not wanting to be left out of the fun, the Rantoul Township High School soccer team, all 37 of them, gathered in the north bleachers at Bill Walsh Field and soaked themselves with buckets of ice and water.


Oakwood coach to go against alma mater on Saturday

By DANIEL L. CHAMNESS
Rantoul Press correspondent


CARROLTON — While this weekend is the opening season for all high school football coaches, it has a special meaning for Jeremy Dirksmeyer and Nick Flowers, the respective coaches of Oakwood and Carrollton.


Gifford resident aces par 4

GIFFORD — The last place Robin Clements thought to look for his golf ball on Oak Terrace Resort’s signature 15th hole was in the cup. But thankfully his wife, Maureen Clements, had the good sense to take a peek.

“When I checked in the hole, there it was,” she said.


RTHS kicks off the high school sports season

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School fall sports season officially got underway Friday night as athletes, family, friends, teachers and administrators celebrated the annual Eagle Kick-Off Night at Bill Walsh Field.


Area Sports Schedule August 27 - September 2

Aug. 27
4 p.m. — Gifford boys baseball v. Bismarck-Henning
4:15 p.m. — Fisher Junior High girls softball v. Paxton–Buckley–Loda
4:15 p.m. — Fisher Junior High boys baseball v. Paxton–Buckley–Loda
4:15 p.m. — St. Malachy boys baseball at St. Matthew’s
5:30 p.m. — Fisher JV volleyball at Paxton–Buckley–Loda


Brookhill's struggles not uncommon in the golfing world

RANTOUL — The fate of Rantoul’s Brookhill Golf Course has been on the lips and minds of many of the residents inside and outside of the community. But the hardships it is facing right now are not out of the ordinary. In fact, some would say it is par for the course.


Area softball stars find magic in Dominican garbage dump

RANTOUL — No one would expect travelers to say their favorite part of a visit to another country was sorting through trash. But for area softball players Allie Jordahl, Tessa Morman and Toree Stalter, their day spent away from the field and knee deep in garbage at the local dump was the highlight of their trip to the Dominican Republic.


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