Two indoor track meets down, four meets to go.                                  The Rantoul boys track team competed in its second indoor meet of the year, the Normal West hosted Wildcat Invitational, which was held at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Two indoor track meets down, four meets to go.                                  The Rantoul boys track team competed in its second indoor meet of the year, the Normal West hosted Wildcat Invitational, which was held at Illinois Wesleyan University.

RANTOUL — Rantoul will be holding a 5K Run & Walk race at 5:45 p.m. and a 1K Kids Fun Run at 7 p.m. April 5, with the races beginning at Rantoul Township High School.

RANTOUL — Last Friday morning, the Rantoul football team's Twitter account released a moving image.Various members of the program surrounded Monticello football coach Cully Welter, and the tweet's accompanying text expressed gratitude for the Sages' gridiron boss and both schools' athletic l…

STRAIGHT OUT OF THE RANTOUL PRESS SPORTS VAULT STARTED BY FORMER SPORTS EDITOR MATT DANIELS, WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE 2017-18 AREA PREP SPORTS SCENE AND A LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEARMale Athlete of the Year: Jaden Jones-Watkins, Fisher senior, football, basketball & track and field

By COLIN LIKASand DAVE HINTONRANTOUL — Individuals in Rantoul and beyond are grieving after the sudden death of Donnell Robertson.The 17-year-old died over the weekend, less than a month after he completed his most recent high school track and field season at Rantoul. Robertson also played f…

RANTOUL — The best way to describe Garet Kinnett is well-rounded.On the track, in athletics and in life.While it was evident in high school track as the senior could score points in any event from the 300-meter hurdles to the 800-meter run, it will become even more evident in college track a…

RANTOUL — As the weather heated up, so did the times.Not only for the Rantoul Township High School Eagles, but for other teams as well. If anyone has a doubt, they simply need to look at the times from the Rantoul Class 2A Sectional which took place at Bill Walsh Field.

Class 2A and 3A prelims of the IHSA Girls Track and Field State Finals at O'Brien Stadium Friday, May 18, 2018, on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston.

Class 1A prelims of the IHSA Girls Track and Field State Finals at O'Brien Stadium Thursday, May 17, 2018, on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston.

On Thursday May 17, Rantoul Township High School will be hosting the IHSA Sectional Track and Field meet.  After 2 p.m. the track will be closed until about 10 p.m. to the public while the meet is taking place. 

Rantoul St. Malachy seventh-grader Angelle Wrobel won the state championship in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:27.92 on Friday.In the 800-meter run, Wrobel placed third in state with a time of 2:32.99 on Saturday.Gifford eighth-grader Luke Gordon placed fourth in state in the 110-meter…

MAHOMET — The Spartan Invitational a few weeks ago was for Rantoul athletes to try different events.At Saturday’s Mahomet Seymour Invitational, the Eagles had a chance to see where they stood a mere five days before their most important meet of the year, the Illinois High School Association …

ST. JOSEPH — When the Illini Prairie Conference Meet started at St. Joseph Ogden last week, chances are everyone knew that the eventual shot put winner would be Rantoul sophomore Mye'Joi Williams.

During his track and football career, Rantoul Eagle head track coach Mitch Wilson used his brawn to not only succeed, but to get to Illinois College and to compete and succeed there.But on Friday night, at the Boys Spartan Classic hosted by St. Joseph Ogden, it is fair to say, he used the mu…

When Lydia Sampson threw the Rantoul Township High School record in the shot put, Mye'Joi Williams was not even born yet.Chances are, the next athlete that sets a new shot-put record, other than Williams, that girl has not been born yet either. Especially since Williams has two more years to…

GIBSON CITY — Alayna Stalter, in the 100-meter hurdles at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A level, is still the Queen.Even though on Friday night she experienced a rare event away from the confines of Eastern Illinois University, the site of the outdoor state track meet ... she lost.

The Rantoul boys' team tied for second at the 75th Urbana Open, the best finish by a local school at the nine-team meet. Jerry Harper won the 400-meter dash in 51.29 and Donnell Robertson claimed the title in the 110 hurdles in 15.66 for Rantoul's two individual wins.

FISHER — The Fisher boys track and field team scored 54 points to take second place at its own meet last Tuesday.The Bunnies were bested by Iroquois West (67 points) but defeated Blue Ridge (50) and Arthur (42).

MONTICELLO — The Rantoul Eagle track team proved a few things last week in its first outdoor meet of the year.First, probably no one in the area has the sprint crew to hang with the Eagles. At least not from Monticello, Danville, St. Joseph Ogden or Urbana. And that goes for sprint relays too.

MONTICELLO — The Rantoul Lady Eagle track team did not put a full team on the field for its outdoor season opener."With the weather, we did not put a full team out there," Rantoul coach Ben Hankes said. "We just pulled them out of the events they were supposed to run."

RANTOUL — Rantoul girls head track coach Ben Hankes may have some question marks about some areas of his girl’s track team for the 2017-18 season.But desire is certainly not one of them.

RANTOUL — Hail, hail the gang is all here.That could spell additional success for the Rantoul Eagles and Mitch Wilson, but trouble for the opponents of the Rantoul boys track and field team. While most of the athletes were present and accounted for during the indoor season, during outdoor, a…

RANTOUL — Every college coach, or most, have known the feeling of sitting by the phone waiting to hear if they have advanced to a postseason tournament.

RANTOUL — Like the Eagle boys, the Rantoul girls will be represented at the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet.Like the boys, there is a heavy hitter that could do extremely well. There just aren't as many heavy hitters among the females. There is only one.

Anyone looking at the Rantoul Lady Eagles lineup in track and field will recognize two things.One of those things is they will recognize the Lady Eagles have pure quality in a number of areas. The other is they need to fill some holes.

One trip to the University of Illinois Armory is simply not enough for the indoor season.While the boys competed in their third meet of the year on Saturday, March 3, as they were at the Charger Invitational, the difference is they will be hosting this Saturday.

While the boys are three meets into their indoor season, the girls have just begun.In what is a very abbreviated indoor schedule, the Rantoul Township High School Eagles started their indoor season by competing in the Normal University-High Invitational, which was held on the campus of Illin…

When you walk into the University of Illinois Armory, the site of Fighting Illini home track meets, it is easy to see the history that has been made in building in the sport of indoor track and field.

RANTOUL — They are senior laden and ready.While the outdoor track and field season is still weeks away, the Eagles and coach Mitch Wilson are preparing for the spring with the indoor season.

RANTOUL -— Rantoul senior Kaylie Wilson, who has participated in volleyball, basketball and track and field during all four years of her high school career, on Monday signed a national letter of intent to join Indiana University’s women’s rowing team.