Bryce Barnes -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout was part of the University of Illinois' field-goal unit in a 24-23 victory Saturday over sixth-ranked Wisconsin. James McCourt made the game-winning field goal from 39 yards as time expired with Barnes on blocking duty.


GIBSON CITY — Despite Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley at times not being able to come up with much offensively, a strong defensive effort and several El Paso-Gridley offensive miscues gave the Falcons their third straight shutout win, 27-0.

ONARGA -- Mallory Rosendahl led the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley seventh-grade girls' basketball team's defensive attack, according to coach Catherine Peterson, leading the Falcons to a 24-16 win Thursday over Iroquois West.

GIBSON CITY -- With a 25-16, 25-20 win over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School's volleyball team on Thursday, Tri-Valley clinched the Heart of Illinois Conference regular-season title and improved its record to 29-2 overall and 12-0 in the conference.

TOLONO -- Ethan Kasper booted two goals and assisted on a third for No. 3 Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, which silenced No. 7 Unity 3-0 in Wednesday’s Class 1A Unity Regional semifinal.

Bryce Barnes -- The 2019 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley graduate played for the University of Illinois' football team in a 42-25 loss to No. 16-ranked Michigan.


GIBSON CITY — Payton Kean scored a 65-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, putting Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley ahead early and never looking back, leading the Falcons to a 42-0 victory over LeRoy in Gibson City.

Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 1, Blue Ridge 1. The visiting Bunnies (13-5-3) closed a one-goal gap in the second half and fought the host Knights (8-11-3) to a non-league draw. Ethan Kasper netted the lone goal for Fisher/GCMS, while Victor Reynolds also scored unassisted for Blue Ridge.