Rantoul Recreation Department’s major league sent an all-star team to the Paxton All-Star tournament last weekend.
Gifford— Going into Sunday’s matchup with the last place El Paso Warriors the Gifford-Flatville Giflats were chasing the Buckley Dutchmasters by a game and a half. By the end of Sunday the Giflats would be trailing by 2 1/2 games due to dropping game one to the Warriors 8-3.
Champaign—Rantoul Post 287 American Legion baseball has been a comeback team all year, but not last Wednesday, scoring five runs in the first inning before defeating Champaign Post 24 9-4.
Peoria — After giving up 11 runs in the top of the first inning earlier in the day against Lincoln, Post 287 buckled down and didn’t allow a single run the entire game against Peoria in American Legion baseball.
Joshua Ostrander, 16, of Rantoul recently finished the 2019 All-American Soap Box Derby Rally season by winning his third Rally national points title.
Rantoul — When George Washington IV started the Rantoul Rockets in 2016, the vision he had was to give kids an opportunity to do something athletic during the summer.
RANTOUL — The Rantoul Post 287 Senior American Legion baseball team bounced back after losing a doubleheader to Shelby County on Sunday with a 5-1 win last Tuesday against Mattoon Post 88.
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EL PASO — Heading into the weekend, the Gifford-Flatville baseball team were tied for first with Game 7 Legacy of Lexington and Buckley Dutch Masters in the Eastern Illinois League standings.
RANTOUL — James Aaron worked for the Los Angeles Lakers when Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were starting with the team. Aarron is no Bryant or O’Neal, but he has enjoyed playing basketball as it showed on Saturday when he won the 40-and-over three-point contest at the 2019 Underdog Classic.
ARMSTRONG — This past season was a struggle for the Armstrong-Potomac Trojans baseball team. The team finished with an overall record of 5-20.
LINCOLN — Rantoul Post 287 Senior American Legion baseball team had little trouble with host Lincoln Post 263 on Saturday, winning 11-1 and 11-2 games.
GIFFORD — Andrew Erickson was smiling after Sunday’s first game of a baseball doubleheader between the Gifford Flatville Giflats and Game 7 Legacy of Lexington.
CHAMPAIGN — Losing is never easy, especially when it marks the end of a season and for the seniors it is the end of their time at the program.
CHARLESTON — Competing at the IHSA State Final at Eastern Illinois University was going to be special for Armstrong-Potomac’s Austin Bridgman no matter what his results were going to be.
CHARLESTON — Dalton Burk and Lucas Chittick ended their track careers for Fisher High School at the IHSA State meet in Charleston on Saturday, but made the most out of their final performances by competing as hard as they could.
CHARLESTON —The Rantoul Lady Eagles will be back.
MONTICELLO — The Rantoul Eagles boys track team’s season was all leading up to this, and it is official after the results of Thursday’s IHSA Monticello Class 2A Sectional. Rantoul qualified for state in four events.
ST. JOSEPH — Friday’s IHSA sectional at St. Joseph Ogden High School may have been the end of the season for many athletes, but for seniors Lucas Chittick and Dalton Burk of the Fisher Bunnies boys track team, it won’t be. Both of them are heading to Charleston to compete at state.
RANTOUL — The Rantoul Eagles fell behind early against the Danville Vikings, but came back in a big way with their bats to get the win in its last regular home game on Wednesday in high school girls softball.
TOLONO — After competing in the IHSA sectional meet in Tolono Unity on Thursday, it’s official. Five athletes from the Rantoul Township High School girls track team are going to state.
RANTOUL — Lexi Sherrick got it done in both the batter’s box and on the mound for the Rantoul Eagles softball team last Wednesday against the Prairie Central Hawks.
The Rantoul Eagles baseball team finished in second place with a 5-2 record in the Illinois Valley Conference and 14-10 overall. The Eagles defeated Bloomington Central last Wednesday 10-5. Then on Thursday the team took care of business against Pontiac Indians with a 7-4 victory. The Eagles…
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph Ogden sectional was the last chance of the season for the Fisher Bunnies girls track team to compete and set personal records.
RANTOUL — The Rantoul Eagles softball team fought back, but just couldn’t hold on at the end in a heartbreaker against the Lockport Porters Saturday.
TOLONO — It was a high scoring game to say the least in the Eagles softball team’s 15-12 loss to the Tolono Unity Rockets last Monday.
RANTOUL — Rantoul Township High School senior Nolan Roseman made it official after signing a letter of intent on Wednesday that he will be taking his baseball career to Quincy University.