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GCMS boys basketball defeated by Ridgeview in Monticello Holiday Hoopla championship game

MONTICELLO — Ridgeview boys’ basketball coach Rodney Kellar saw this coming. Or at least something similar.

Three years ago, Tyler McCormick was a scrawny freshman playing starter’s minutes for a team that went 23-5. Noah Young was a player whose talent was clear even though his game-readiness was lacking.

Fisher/GCMS soccer extends win streak to seven with 2-0 victory over Rantoul

RANTOUL — Two years ago, a brand-new program took on a team that may have felt like one when the Fisher/GCMS boys’ soccer team took on Rantoul.

In the infancy of their first-year program, only a few Rantoul players had participated in organized soccer, while few skilled veterans took their place in the Bunnies’ starting lineup.

Allison helps STM rally against PBL in volleyball

PAXTON — Errors piled up for the St.

PBL boys basketball loses 73-70 to Rantoul

RANTOUL — Brett Frerichs did not need to say much to Rantoul's players in the locker room prior to Tuesday's game against Paxton-Buckley-Loda.

PBL entered the game as the No. 1-ranked team in The News-Gazette's area while Rantoul was the No. 4-ranked team. The last time the two teams met, the Panthers defeated the Eagles 58-39.

PBL graduates help Parkland College win NJCAA Division II national championship

PHOENIX — The thought that disaster would strike again would only have been natural for Parkland College volleyball coach Cliff Hastings, who was named the NJCAA Division II coach of the year.

In the previous two seasons, it did. Twice in a row, his Cobras lost in the national championship match in heartbreaking fashion.

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