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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Zenner -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball standout allowed one earned run on no hits and three walks with one strikeout through one inning for John A. Logan College in a 9-5 win Wednesday over Olney Central College.
PAXTON -- Two days after clinching a share of the Sangamon Valley Conference championship, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team was three outs away from claiming the title outright for the fifth straight year.
GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team clinched a share of the Heart of Illinois Conference regular-season title with a 10-1 victory Thursday over LeRoy.
CLIFTON -- With a 7-1 victory over Clifton Central on Tuesday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team clinched a share of the Sangamon Valley Conference title.
Brandon Wilkerson -- The former Tri-Point boys track and field standout finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:17.55 at the CCIW Outdoor Championships in Kenosha, Wisconsin last weekend. Wilkerson also finished fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:01.32.
PAXTON -- After an 11-day layoff, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team had a chance to shake off the rust with a make-up game Saturday against Iroquois West.
GIBSON CITY -- On Sunday, the Gibson City Little League baseball and softball organization will hold its opening day ceremony at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Middle School.
GIBSON CITY -- Going into Friday's game against Tri-Valley, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team was one of three Heart of Illinois Conference teams with only one conference loss.
Brandon Wilkerson -- The former Tri-Point boys track and field standout finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:15.53 during the Meet of Champions held Friday in Rock Island.
MINONK -- Wade Burton led a strong day at the plate for the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team in 25-8 win over Fieldcrest on Friday.
EUREKA -- Nathan Garard struck out 14 batters and walked none as he tossed a one-hit shutout for the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team in a 1-0 victory Wednesday over Eureka.