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

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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 …

TOLONO — The visiting Rantoul Township High School Eagles football team fell to 0-8 after losing 44-14 to 7-1 Unity on Friday night. 

COLFAX – The Fisher Bunnies  football team is playoff-bound. 

I have been critical of the Illini football team in multiple columns in the past. I still stand by a lot of the negative things I have said in the past, but I will say this, thank you. 

As Rantoul Township High School’s cross country team wraps up the regular season and focuses on sectionals, here is a look at each runner’s top times. 

FISHER — The Fisher/GCMS soccer team tied Farmer City Blue Ridge 1-1 in the final regular season game for the Bunnies. 

RANTOUL – The Rantoul Eagles fell to Bloomington Central Catholic 28-14 on Friday night. 

MACKINAW – The Fisher Bunnies scored with 13 seconds to go for the second straight week, this time to become playoff eligible on Friday. 

Anyone who watches or plays sports knows that at almost every level of sports there is a problem with officiating — whether it is in high school, where, yes, bad officials exist but the bigger problem is the lack of officials, or in college and pro, where officiating is simply atrocious. 

FISHER – The Fisher Bunnies, on the back of Will Delaney, responded from a bad call on the first play of the game and defeated Heyworth 29-23 Friday night in the Bunnies’ homecoming game. 

Chillicothe — The Rantoul Eagles football team fell to the unbeaten Grey Ghost of Illinois Valley Central on Friday night 49-7. 

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Township High School soccer team split its two games this past week. The Eagles fell 6-0 to St. Thomas More and defeated Georgetown-Ridge Farm 4-0. 

FAIRBURY — The Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys golf team finished third in a quadrangular meet on Tuesday.

Ethan Kasper and Will Shook each produced a first-half goal for the visiting Bunnies (13-4-2), but their non-league foe potted four goals in the second half. Alex Minion assisted on the first two Fisher/GCMS tallies, and Kasper added a second goal later on.

RANTOUL — When Lakimya Wade was approached by Rantoul athletic director Travis Flesner about accepting a coaching role within the Eagles’ volleyball squad, Wade didn’t hesitate to reach for the top spot.

Ever since the Lovie Smith era started at the University of Illinois, I was on board. 

ARMSTRONG  — The Armstrong Township High School Trojans dropped their two matches on the week. 

CHAMPAIGN — The Rantoul Eagles football team dropped to 0-5 on the season but not with out contreversy. Many of the players, coaches and fans voiced their opinion on Friday nights officiating. The Eagles were called for 13 penalties many of which Head Coach Tom Hess did not agree with. 

GIBSON CITY — After a record-breaking game last week against Madison, Tyler Wilson and the Fisher Bunnies offense could not get things going against the Falcons of GCMS in high school football Friday. 

RANTOUL – The Rantoul Eagles soccer team picked up a big Illini Prairie Conference win last week at home against the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans 2-0. 

ARMSTRONG — Armstrong  Township High School’s volleyball team got the week started right with a 25-20, 18-25, 25-22 win over Hoopesten. Leading the Trojans was Emma Franzen, who had  12 kills, seven service points, one ace and two blocks and 18 digs.  Reece Adkins added 11 points. Mattie Ken…

RANTOUL — Children never want to go home on a Friday night after a football game, but parents want their kids to be safe. So where do they go? Pat Button has the answer. 

RANTOUL — For some people running is just a hobby. For the clan of RTHS Senior Jonathan Gossett it is more of a family passion. 

RANTOUL — Following the 44-6 loss to the Monticello Sages Friday night the Eagles turned their attention to this week’s match up against the also 0-4 St. Thomas More Sabers. 

FISHER -— Only 12 players in the history of IHSA football have had a better day than Tyler Wilson did on Saturday. 452 yards was Wilson’s total for the game. 

GIBSON CITY — A 5-1 victory over Rantoul improved the Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley soccer team’s record to 10-2-1.

FISHER — The Fisher Bunnies   volleyball team has now dropped six games in a row after going 0-3 for the second straight week. 

FISHER – The Fisher/GCMS soccer team went 3-0 for the week, defeating Georgetown Ridge Farm, St. Joseph Ogden and Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond. 

STANFORD — The Rantoul offense scored early but not often as the Eagles fell to Olympia on Friday night 27-7. 

FISHER – A battle of two run-heavy teams was expected going into Friday night’s game between Fisher and Tri-Valley, and that’s exactly what it was. 

Every year it seems like there is that one loss that leaves us Illini fans shaking our heads.  

RANTOUL — The Rantoul Eagles found themselves in a similar position to last year, tied in the fourth quarter with a chance for a big win. St. Joseph-Ogden was able to pull away late, leaving the Eagles with another close loss. 

TREMONT —  The Fisher Bunnies knew they were in for a battle going into their game with the Tremont Turks.