Area notebook — Cobb third at George Girardi Invitational

RTHS wrestling
Junior Javen Cobb had the best showing for the Rantoul Township High School wrestling team on Saturday at the George Girardi Invitational that was held at Normal U-High.

The Eagles placed 15th out of 16 teams with 17 points, but Cobb garnered a third-place finish at 152 pounds.

Cobb won an 8-2 decision against U-High’s Korbin Anderson in the third-place match.

The Eagles were set to wrestle Mahomet-Seymour and Normal U-High at U-High on Tuesday, but results were unavailable at press time. RTHS will hit the road again on Saturday for a quadrangular at Metamora that also features Normal West and Washington beginning at 9 a.m.

Fisher boys basketball
The Fisher boys basketball team could not put together its first winning streak of the season, falling 62-58 at home on Saturday night to Flanagan-Cornell in Heart of Illinois Conference play.

The loss came after a 54-38 win on Jan. 8 at Deer Creek-Mackinaw in league action.

Junior guard Kyle Williams had a career-high 32 points, thanks to five 3-pointers on Saturday night to lead the Bunnies (3-15, 2-7 HOIC).

Seniors Hans Carmien (seven points) and Tate Estes (six points) also chipped in for Fisher.

In the win against Deer Creek-Mackinaw, Williams (17 points), senior guard Luke Harvey (13 points) and sophomore guard Grant Pointer (nine points) all had solid games.

Fisher girls basketball
The Fisher girls basketball team had a three-game winning streak end on Monday night with a 52-45 loss at Heart of Illinois Conference foe Fieldcrest.

Prior to Monday, Fisher narrowly beat Flanagan-Cornell 44-42 at home on Thursday.

Junior center Caitlin Cole led Fisher (11-12, 5-5 HOIC) with 20 points and 13 rebounds on Monday while junior guard Sydney Blackwell scored 15 points and junior forward Hannah Varner (four points, 12 rebounds, six assists) had solid games.

Cole had a game-high 17 points in the win against Flanagan-Cornell while Varner had a strong game with 10 points, 12 rebounds and four assists.

Fisher JV girls basketball
The Fisher junior varsity girls basketball team lost 38-22 on Monday at Fieldcrest after winning 41-28 at home on Thursday against Flanagan-Cornell.

Leah Williams had six points and six rebounds on Monday for the Bunnies (8-5, 5-4 HOIC) while Rachel Tobeck led Fisher with 19 points against Flanagan-Cornell.

A-P boys basketball
The Armstrong-Potomac boys basketball team went into Tuesday night’s game against Bismarck-Henning at the Vermilion County Tournament (results unavailable at press time) in Danville without a win.

The Trojans (0-17) opened the county tournament with a 47-24 loss on Saturday at David Palmer Arena.

Junior center Shawn Johnson led A-P — which led 12-10 at halftime — with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Prior to Saturday, A-P lost 63-45 at Iroquois West on Thursday despite 17 points from sophomore guard Dentler Loschen and 15 points from senior guard Wade Rogers.

The Trojans also suffered a 72-44 home loss to Bismarck-Henning on Jan. 8 to fall to 0-5 in the Vermilion Valley Conference. Rogers (16 points) paced A-P.

A-P girls basketball
If the Armstrong-Potomac girls basketball team beats Salt Fork when the two teams meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Vermilion County Tournament at David Palmer Arena, the Trojans will play for the tournament championship at 8 p.m. on Friday.

A-P opened the tournament with a 31-27 win against Bismarck-Henning on Monday night behind 10 points each from seniors Kirsten Newnum and Erika Sieberns.

Prior to Monday, A-P won 46-25 at home on Thursday against Milford in Vermilion Valley Conference play. Junior guard Morgan Zindars led A-P (13-7, 8-2 VVC) with a career-high 24 points.

O/A-P wrestling
The Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac wrestling team lost 33-30 at home against Urbana last Wednesday, which was preceded by a 52-30 win against Charleston and a 56-16 loss to Clifton Central on Jan. 8.

Senior Ashton Haton and sophomore Antonio Alvarez each went 3-0 last week to lead the Comets.
— Compiled by Matt Daniels

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