PAXTON -- The Paxton Swedes entered Sunday's doubleheader with a 2 1/2 game deficit to Game Seven Legacy for the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Illinois Baseball League standings.
BUCKLEY -- Josh Krumwiede has noticed at least one difference between last year and this year for the Buckley Dutchmasters.
PAXTON -- The Buckley Dutchmasters and Paxton Swedes each put together, in Dutchmasters manager Ryne Scheiwe's words, a "skeleton squad" for Saturday's make-up game.
DANVILLE -- Katie Piatt finished first in the 25-meter breaststroke with a time of 38.96 while Hadley Gerdes finished second with a time of 46.57 seconds for the Paxton Aquatic Wildcats in a meet at Danville on Saturday.
PAXTON — Perhaps the most famous of the many quotes said by the late Ernie Banks, a former player for the Chicago Cubs, was, “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two.”
BUCKLEY -- The Post 432 Indians Junior Legion baseball team won two games on Saturday to improve its pool record in a tournament at Scheiwe Field in Buckley to 3-0.
LAKE IROQUOIS — The Lake Escape 2019 races held at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 22, are in their second year as 5K, 10K, and kid runs around Lake Iroquois and Bayles Lakes.
PAXTON -- As a team, the Paxton Aquatic Wildcats finished with a combined team score of 195 while Rantoul had a score of 310 in the Wildcats' first meet of the 2019 season on Saturday.
BUCKLEY -- Connor Gross had his second start on the mound for the Buckley Dutchmasters in game one of Sunday's scheduled doubleheader against Game Seven Legacy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Paxton native Jennifer Rheeling will receive a couple of honors on Wednesday at an athletic training convention on Wednesday in Las Vegas.
BUCKLEY -- The Buckley Dutchmasters earned a split in Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader against the Gifford-Flatville Giflats.
GIFFORD -- For the Buckley Dutchmasters' Nathan Walker, his second RBI hit of game one of Sunday's doubleheader against the Royal Giants did not come without adversity.
PAXTON -- Four days after graduating from Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, Keyn Humes signed his letter of intent on Tuesday to play football for Knox College.
Brandon Wilkerson -- The former Tri-Point boys track and field standout finished seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for Augustana College with a time of 9:12.72. Wilkerson ran a 9:15.08 steeplechase in Thursday's prelims to finish fifth in the second heat and ninth overall.
CHARLESTON -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley's 4x200 relay team earned a third-place medal at the iHSA Class 1A state meet on Saturday.
CHARLESTON -- Ryder James of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field team earned a state medal in the IHSA Class 2A state meet.
CHARLESTON -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley's 4x400 relay team had the fastest preliminary time in the IHSA Class 1A boys' state track and field meet on Thursday.
STANFORD -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team's season came to an end on Tuesday with a 5-4 loss to Tolono Unity in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 2A Stanford Olympia Sectional.
Brandon Wilkerson -- The former Tri-Point boys track and field standout finished first in the 1,600-meter run for Augustana College in Thursday's Augustana Midwest Twilight meet.
EAST PEORIA -- Paxton-Buckley-Loda finished fourth in the seventh-grade boys' 4x100 relay with a time of 48.87 seconds at the IESA Class AA state meet held Friday and Saturday.
CHARLESTON -- Delanie Dykes of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls track and field team finished third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.66 in Saturday's final round of the IHSA Class 1A state meet.
GCMS softball wins its first regional title since 2014 and will face Unity in the IHSA Class 2A Stanford Olympia Sectional semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
GIBSON CITY — In a close game with multiple opportunities to take advantage, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley couldn’t take advantage, as the Falcons fell to Central Catholic 1-0 in the class 2A regional championship game.
WATSEKA -- For the second time in two weeks, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team could not hold onto a one-run lead against Clifton Central.
WATSEKA -- Aidan Laughery of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School boys track and field team will have a busy weekend at the IHSA Class 1A state meet.
CHARLESTON -- In the IHSA Class 2A girls' state track and field meet, Paxton-Buckley-Loda's Emily Graves finished her pole vault season with a preliminary height of 9-6 on Friday.
MONTICELLO -- Two Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys track and field athletes qualified for the IHSA Class 2A state meet.
CHARLESTON -- Delanie Dykes of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls track and field team qualified for the final round of the 400-meter dash at the IHSA Class 1A state meet.
PAXTON -- When Josh Pritchard applied for the job as Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School head football coach, what impressed him the most was the football program's tradition.
GIBSON CITY -- With a top seed and home field advantage, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team has a chance to win a regional championship for the first time since 2006.