Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and standout finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.23 for Bradley University in the Big Blue Classic in Charleston.

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board accepted the resignation of high school golf coach Guy Percy on Monday, Jan.

LINCOLN -- Trey VanWinkle of the Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys golf team shot an 80 to tie for 26th in Monday's IHSA Class 2A Lincoln Sectional. Noah Shields tied for 80th with a score of 90 while Chase Moore tied for 93rd with a score of 93. Zach Richmond of Springfield took the last ind…

RANTOUL -- Three members of the Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys golf team advanced to the IHSA Class 2A sectional round. Trey VanWinkle, Noah Shields and Chase Moore carded 80, 81 and 82, respectively, in the IHSA Class 2A Rantoul Regional to earn three of the 10 advancing individual spots.…

DANVILLE — Guy Percy isn't sure Matt Hunt ever once took his hands off the regional trophy. The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley coach said his senior clung to it through smiles and laughter at the team's celebratory dinner after winning the Class 1A Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin Regional title …

EL PASO -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys golf team placed second in the Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament on Tuesday, Sept.

At Mahomet. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley edged out Mahomet-Seymour, 168-172, in a match in Mahomet. Connor Birky (36) and Braden Roesch (40) led the Falcons. Brandon Collins' 39 paced M-S.

At Gibson City. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley edged out Watseka by two strokes in a dual match at Railside Golf Club, thanks to medalist Connor Birky’s 39. Lukas Ball and Jordan Schroeder both shot 41 to lead the Warriors.

GIBSON CITY -- Braden Roesch carded a 38 to lead the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys golf team to a win over Dwight on Monday. Connor Engel shot a 42 and Connor Birky notched a 43 for the Falcons.

RANTOUL -- The Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys varsity golf team won 158-165 in a dual meet Monday over Centennial. The Eagles' Trey VanWinkle won medalist honors with a score of 33 while Chase Moore finished tied for second with a score of 40.

MATTOON -- The Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys golf team finished first in a triangular meet on Wednesday. The Eagles shot a 166 while Mattoon (171) and Champaign Central (172) finished second and third, respectively. Individually, Chase Moore won medalist honors by shooting a 37 while Trey…

By TONY LEEFor the Ford County Record BAYLES LAKE -- Mark Prina may have come up short of an Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament title, but that fate did not repeat itself at the Lakeview Country Club men's golf championship tournament. Prina won his third Lakeview golf title, edging 11-

MATTOON -- Through day one of the Mattoon Invitational, the Rantoul/PBL golf team shot a 357 on Friday, finishing the day in 24th place out of 31 teams. The second round of the Mattoon Invite, originally scheduled for Saturday, was canceled due to rain. Trey VanWinkle led the Eagles with a s…

At Gibson City. Connor Birky tied a school record held most recently by Christopher Witteman with a 3-under par 33 to lead Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley past Monticello 166-194 in a match played at Railside. The victory raised the Falcons’ record to 10-1. Matt Hunt fired a 40 for the Falcons.

RANTOUL -- The Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda golf team won 166-170 Tuesday over Prairie Central. Trey VanWinkle won medalist honors with a score of 39 while Eagles teammate Chase Moore tied for third with a score of 40. William Wake and Eli Remington shot a 45 and 46, respectively, to complete…

DANVILLE -- The Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda golf finished fifth in the Danville Invite on Friday. The Eagles shot a 332 on Friday while Normal U-High finished first with a score of 313.  Trey VanWinkle tied for fifth overall individually with a score of 77. Noah Shields tied for 14th with a …

MONTICELLO -- The Rantoul/PBL boys golf team won 173-206 Thursday over Monticello. The Eagles' Chase Moore won medalist honors by shooting a 35 while teammates Noah Shields and Eli Remington each tied for fourth with a score of 45. Casey Dillman shot a 48 to complete Rantoul/PBL's team score…

At Fairbury. Josh Kilcullen shot a 37 to take co-medalist honors and lead Prairie Central past Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley at Indian Creek Golf & Country Club.

At Saybrook. Connor Birky's 36 led all golfers as Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley knocked off LeRoy and Ridgeview 174-201-240 at the Indian Springs Golf Course. Matt Hunt fired a 45 and Bryce Boundy scored a 46 for GCMS (9-0). Dan Chastain and Nick Lehr both fired a 49 for the Panthers. Allan Kind…

At Mahomet. Connor Birky's 41 helped the Falcons survive the heat, which forced a late start, and push past the Bulldogs 176-182. Alex Strube shot 42 and took second overall for the Bulldogs.

BOYSAt Gibson City. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley remained undefeated and moved to 6-0 this fall after topping Heyworth by 69 strokes at Railside Golf Club. Connor Birky carded a 35 to earn medalist honors for the Falcons, who shot 164 as a team.

PONTIAC -- The Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys golf team lost 162-167 to Pontiac on Thursday. Rantoul/PBL's Chase Moore and Casey Dillman tied for second place individually with a score of 39 each.

RANTOUL -- The Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys golf team won a triangular meet Tuesday on its home course. The Eagles shot a 176 as a team to beat Fisher (193) and Hoopeston Area (233). Trey VanWinkle of the R/PBL team won medals honors with a score of 39. At Willow PondTEAM S

GIBSON CITY -- Connor Birky's even-par 36 for the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School boys golf team was good enough for medalist honors as the Falcons topped Iroquois West 175-192 at Railside Golf Club. Ryan Tilstra's career-best 41 paced the Raiders, but all of the Falcons tabbed a bette…

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board members approved the hiring of Seef Grauer as an assistant high school football coach, Brandon Shaw as an assistant girls' basketball coach, Colton Leake as an assistant softball coach and Dena Carter as the girls's intramural (fifth-…

At Gibson City. Several career lows for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley golfers turned into a school-record team performance, as the Falcons carded 154 over Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin’s 191 to improve to 5-0 on the year. A third straight day of success for senior Connor Birky ended with a ca…

BOYSAt Gibson City. Connor Birky rolled to a nine-hole total of 38 at Railside Golf Club, securing medalist honors and pushing Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to victory in a dual nine-hole event with Fisher. The Falcons bettered the Bunnies by a 173-206 margin.

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School boys golf team will start its 2018 season Monday with a home meet against Fisher. The Falcons will go into the season with a goal in mind. "You want to try and go to state," GCMS head coach Guy Percy said. "It's a tough order -- five p…

RANTOUL -- Expectations have been raised for the Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys' golf team. Last year, the Eagles advanced four individual golfers -- Trey VanWinkle, Noah Shields, Luke Jones and Mitch St.

GIBSON CITY — The Josh Hohulin Benefit golf outing will take place Saturday, Aug. 4.The golf scramble will start at 1 p.m., with a chicken dinner to follow at 5 p.m. and a free concert at 6:30 p.m.The Hohulin family will be out in force. Kent Eller of Men for Missions will be the featured sp…

GIBSON CITY -- Handles of Hope hosted its second annual 12 Holes of Hope on Friday at Railside Golf Club in Gibson City. The event raised over $8,000, according to Handles of Hope co-founder Tina Whitehouse, who said her organization is packing "roughly 1,200 hygiene packs for Gibson City-Me…

PAXTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCEAt Lakeview Country ClubTeam ScoreEngelbrecht 30-30 -- 60FMNB 32-29 -- 61First National 33-30 -- 63</</p>

GIBSON CITY — Railside Golf Course in Gibson City is looking for 36 area businesses to each provide $100 to be used toward a $600 prize that would be awarded to every golfer who gets a hole-in-one at the course’s infamous par-3 sixth hole, known as the “Train Wreck.” 

GIBSON CITY — The first annual Dr. George Bark Golf Outing and Fundraiser will take place Friday, June 8, at Railside Golf Club.Morning and afternoon flights are available, with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.The GAH Foundation will also host its 29th-annual golf outing and fundraiser…

DANVILLE -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys golfers Connor Birky and Clayton Bane ended their season at the IHSA Class 1A Bismarck-Henning Sectional on Monday. El Paso-Gridley's Nathan Lavender, LeRoy's Michael Morgan, Kankakee McNamara's Keegan Adamson and Varna Midland's A.J.

SAVOY -- Trey VanWinkle was five strokes away from being the first Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda golfer to advance to the IHSA Class 2A state meet since Brock Peavler in 2012. The sophomore VanWinkle shot an 82 at Monday's Champaign Central Sectional tournament while John Michael Nixa of Macom…

MAHOMET -- Four Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys golfers will advance to the sectional round after playing in Tuesday's IHSA Class 2A Mahomet-Seymour Regional.  Trey VanWinkle finished tied for ninth place overall with a score of 82.  Noah Shields took 15th place by shooting an 86 while Mitch St.

EL PASO -- Clayton Bane shot a 79 to tie for third place in the Heart of Illinois Conference Meet to help the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys golf team take fifth place with a score of 361. Connor Birky (85), Joe Baillie (98) and Matt Hunt (99) all played for the Falcons as well. HEART OF ILL…

CHARLESTON -- The Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys golf team finished third in the 13-team Trojan Fall Golf Classic held Friday at Charleston Country Club. The Eagles shot a 334, 27 shots behind the winner (Charleston) and 12 shots behind the second-place finisher (Mattoon). TROJAN FALL GOLF…

GIBSON CITY -- Clayton Bane fired a 37 and Connor Birky shot a 39 to pace the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys golf to a 162-193 win over Iroquois West on Wednesday at Railside. Justin Kuipers had a 44 and Calvin Tammen scored a 47 for the Raiders. Bane and Joe Baillie, who shot a 44 for fourt…

SHELDON -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys golf team beat Watseka 167-202 in a dual match at Shewami Country Club.  Clay Bane earned medalist honors for GCMS with a 37. Lukas Ball shot a 41 to pace Watseka. The Watseka girls knocked off Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 195-207 in a dual match at…

EL PASO -- Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda golfers Chase Moore and Trey VanWinle made the all-conference team at the Illini Prairie Conference Meet.VanWinkle shot a 79 and Chase Moore scored an 80 to help the Eagles take third place. Jake Watts also shot  an 80 and Seth Allen shot a 87 to help c…

At Normal. Caleb Poindexter tied for second with a 78 to help LeRoy place third during the 16-team Heyworth Hornet Invitaional at Weibring Golf Club. The Panthers compiled a 347, five strokes behind team champion Peoria Christian.