Prep Sports

Hangin' Around: Williams brothers enter their senior year with big plans for the Eagles

RANTOUL — Kevonte Williams and Kevin Williams are finally seniors, which means area high school boys basketball coaches will have to contend with the
athletic front court from Rantoul for another season — much like they did last
season ... and the year before that ... and the year before that as well.


Preps Year Wrap-up: 2015-16 filled with thrilling games, perfect sound bytes, humility and tragedy

Games of the Year
Fisher Bunnies v. Amboy Clippers – IHSA Class 1A softball super-sectional


Football: Schedules released for Rantoul, Fisher

RANTOUL/FISHER — Just 58 days remain between Wednesday and opening kickoff of the 2016 preps football season.


Baseball: Area athletes earn all-area honors from News-Gazette

CHAMPAIGN — Eight baseball players from Rantoul, Fisher and Armstrong-Potomac were named to The News-Gazette’s all-area baseball team last week.

Rantoul’s Brad Graybill was an all-area special mention, while teammates Keegan Brooks and Caleb Gossett were named honorable mentions.


The 2016 Rantoul Press Softball Awards

Most Valuable Player
Emilee Schwing — Fisher

Although she is a little on the quiet side, Schwing is more than happy to let her bat, her speed and her fielding do the talking for her.


Softball: Blue Ice claims title at USSSA state tournament

MATTOON — A blazing sun in clear skies caused temperatures on the fields to rise past the 100-degree mark during the United States Specialty Sports Association’s Central Illinois state softball tournament last weekend at the Roundhouse Sports Complex in Mattoon.


Softball: Fisher's McCoy, Schwing and Stalter named to News-Gazette to all-area first team

FISHER — The News-Gazette made the day of three Fisher softball players when it named Megan McCoy, Emilee Schwing and Toree Stalter to the publication's all-are first team.

MEGAN MCOY


Softball: Fisher's Ingold News-Gazette Coach of the Year

Why he’s Coach of the Year: Ingold not only guided the Bunnies to their fourth consecutive Class 1A regional title but Fisher also won its first sectional title and super-sectional game and had a fourth-place finish in state.


Softball: News-Gazette doles out all-area honors

All-Area First Team
ATHLETE    SCHOOL    YR.    POS.

Karli Allen    Tuscola    Sr.    1B
Lindsey Andrews    Bismarck-Henning    Sr.    SS


Softball: Area players earn conference, county honors

Heart of Illinois All-Conference
FIRST TEAM

Pitchers
SENIORS: Breanna Walker, GCMS; x-Ally Wiegand, Tri-Valley.
JUNIOR: Marissa Adams, LeRoy.
Catchers
SENIORS: Lauren Hartman, Tremont; Madie Sims, Heyworth.
Infielders
SENIORS: x-Shelby Fulk, El Paso-Gridley; Emilee Schwing, Fisher; x-Toree Stalter, Fisher.


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