FISHER – The Fisher Bunnies and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Falcons boys basketball teams met in front of a near-capacity crowd on Tuesday night. The Falcons’ were able to claw their way to a 70-56 win in the rivalry game.

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FISHER – Anytime someone scores 1,000 points in a high school career it is a special moment. For Fisher’s Sidney Hood it was special, but even more so because of the family ties to the program. When Hood hit the milestone last month against Cissna Park, the Bunnies’ sideline was emotional.  …

The Rantoul Eagles girls basketball team started out the week at home last Monday against Unity. The Eagles fell to the Rockets 50-40. Myejoi Williams led Rantoul in scoring with 13 points while also bring down nine rebounds. Jazmeon McClyde had nine points and three boards for the Eagles. A…

There have been a few constants in the last 10 years of the NFL. The two main ones that come to my mind have been painful for me and my rooting interests.

 ARMSTRONG — The Armstrong-Potomac Trojans and Fisher girls basketball teams have both got off to slow starts in the 2019 portion of the season. It was never about a lack of effort for either team, and that showed when the two teams met for their first game of  2020. 

RANTOUL — Brett Frerichs is no longer the Rantoul boys’ basketball coach, with Eagles athletic director Travis Flesner confirming Friday that Frerichs resigned last month.Frerichs stepped down from his role on Dec. 20 after four-plus seasons in charge during his second stint leading the Rant…

CHAMPAIGN — In real life a Bunnie wouldn’t have much success in a fight with a saber — unless quickness won out. That, unfortunately, proved to be true last Tuesday when the Fisher boys basketball team took on the St. Thomas More Sabers. 

CHAMPAIGN — The Rantoul Eagles boys basketball team fell big again, falling to 0-6 on the season. 

There is a lot of promise when it comes to sports in the area. I have talked about it before, but the most promising thing for the area in my opinion is the sports complex that is being built here in Rantoul. 

ARMSTRONG—The Armstrong-Potomac Trojans girls basketball team has gotten off to a rough start to the season. The Trojans are 1-8 on the year. 

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team won 69-61 over Rantoul on Monday, Dec. 9. 

FISHER – The Fisher Bunnies boys basketball team went 0-3 on the week, falling to LeRoy, Blue Ridge and Tuscola. 

EL PASO  – The Fisher Bunnies boys basketball team lost to El Paso-Gridley on Friday 79-55. 

For the last two years Donald Robertson, father of former Rantoul Township High School student-athlete Donnell Robertson,  has donated $500 towards a scholarship in honor of Donnell. This year’s recipients of the Donnell Robertson scholarship are Jerry Harper and Kam Rome. Each student will …

ARMSTRONG – The Armstrong-Potomac Trojans boys basketball team fell to Iroquois West last Tuesday night 67-39.

ARMSTRONG – The Armstrong Potomac Trojans girls basketball team went winless on the week, going 0-3. 

I have written before about how much I love college football before, but this time of year is by far the best each season. 

GARY, Ind. – Martellian “Duck” Gibson left a mark on Rantoul basketball when he graduated in 2017. 

OAKWOOD — The Rantoul Eagles girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season in the final game of the Oakwood tournament.

GIBSON CITY —  The Fisher Bunnies boys basketball team offensive attack was solid all week in Gibson City, The Bunnies defense struggled in pool play causing Fisher to drop to 0-3. The Bunnies picked up the first win of the season in 7th place game defeating the Armstrong-Potomac Trojans 80-61. 

URBANA — The Rantoul girls basketball team kicked off the 2019-2020 campaign at Urbana on Monday. 

ARMSTRONG —  Coming off of a 13-16 2018-2019 campaign, the Armstrong Township High School girls basketball team is  looking towards three returning starters to lead this year’s squad. 

FISHER — The Fisher Bunnies girls basketball team started the year in their own tournament that was co-hosted with Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.

The MLB does a great job of finding ways to keep their scandals out of the season so by the time the season come around people will have forgotten about it. 

FISHER —  In Jake Palmer’s first season as head coach of the Fisher Bunnies, his squad went 1-8 and averaged 10 points a game.

FISHER – Will Delaney is fresh off leading the Bunnies football team to an 8-3 record and a second-round playoff berth. But Delaney doesn’t have much time to relax as he will be tasked with leading Fisher’s basketball team as the Bunnies point guard. 

FISHER — Most teams coming off a sub-.500 season don’t have high expectations for the upcoming season. The Fisher Bunnies girls basketball team is not one of them. 

RANTOUL – When the Rantoul Eagles boys basketball team held its annual Meet the Eagles scrimmage Saturday night the goal was to “entertain and for the kids to have fun,” head coach Brett Frerichs said. 

IHSA volleyball regionals kicked off last week and with that Rantoul, Fisher and Armstrong saw their season come to an end. 

FISHER — The Pirates of Toledo Cumberland came into Fisher looking to plunder a playoff game from a Bunnies team that beat them in a first-round playoff game last year. It didn’t work out for Cumberland, but the Pirates gave Fisher quite a tussle before falling 26-14. 

METAMORA — Senior Johnathon Gossett qualified for the cross country sectional round Saturday for the second straight year with his performance in the Metamora Regional. 

RANTOUL – The Rantoul Eagles football team dropped its final game of the year, losing to the Indians of Pontiac 22-6 Friday night. 

CHAMPAIGN — The Rantoul Eagles volleyball team defeated Danville 25-22 and 25-16 Monday.


FISHER — The Fisher Bunnies football team is headed back to the playoffs for the third year in a row. The Bunnies will host Toledo Cumberland for the second straight year in the first round. The Bunnies would not of had the opputunity to host with out taking down the Leroy Panthers 55-36 on …