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.

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.

Ariana Gentzler -- As of Saturday, the former Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball standout leads the NJCAA Division I in total blocks with 132 for Vincennes University while also producing 117 kills, five assists and 32 digs.

Mitch McNutt -- The 2018 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley graduate rushed for 79 yards on 11 carries for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's football team in a 55-28 win Saturday over Lakeland University in Plymouth, Wisconsin.

ST. JOSEPH — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School cross country team competed in the St. Joseph Invite on Friday, Sept. 27.

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School girls cross country team finished second in a home meet held Tuesday, Sept. 24.

At Urbana. Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s Ryder James edged out Uni High’s Henry Kraatz by six seconds to win the race at the U of I Arboretum in 17:03 for the Uni High Potluck Meet. Matty Tang took third for the host Illineks, while Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond’s Logan Beckmier took fourth. Eli M…

PAXTON -- On the girls' side, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School cross country team finished second with a time of 44 at a home meet held Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Bryce Barnes -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout played on a University of Illinois field-goal team unit that allowed James McCourt to make a 57-yard field goal in the first quarter of a 34-31 loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Ariana Gentzler -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball standout had four blocks for Vincennes University in a 25-14, 25-14, 25-20 win Wednesday over Brescia University's junior varsity team. Gentzler had three kills, two digs and four blocks in a 25-22, 26-24, 14-25, 25-18 loss to John…

Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout finished seventh with a time of 19:35.9 for Bradley University in Saturday's Western Illinois University Early Bird Invite.

Jake Stevenson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout started at center for a McKendree University team that produced 495 yards of total offense in a 50-32 win Saturday over Lincoln (Mo.). Jordan Anderson -- The 2015 PBL graduate started at defensive end for a Knox College footb…

Sam Baillie -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout had five tackles for Culver-Stockton in a 38-35 win Saturday over Peru State. Alex Rosenbaum -- The 2018 GCMS graduate participated for a Culver-Stockton football team that gained 402 total yards of offense in its win over…

PEORIA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team finished 20th at Saturday's IHSA Class 1A state meet. "It wasn't too bad at all. We had our sights set on a little higher team place, but overall, the guys ran outstanding," PBL head coach Dustin Franckey said.

Jordan Anderson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had 11 tackles, including two for loss of yards, and one sack for Knox College in a 22-7 loss Saturday to Cornell College. Brandon Scott -- The 2018 PBL graduate had three tackles for Knox College's football team. Sam Bailli…

LISLE -- Paxton-Buckley-Loda's Ryder James took fourth in 16 minutes, 32 seconds to help PBL place fourth and advance their team to state at Saturday's Class 1A Lisle Sectional. On the girls' side Evie Ellis placed 12th in the girls' race, with her time of 20 minutes, 19 seconds good enough …

Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout finished 52nd with a time of 27:24.6 for Bradley University in Friday's Illini Open, which was hosted by the University of Illinois.

Jordan Anderson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had two tackles for Knox College in a 28-7 win Saturday over Grinnell College.  Sam Baillie -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout had one unassisted tackle and three assisted tackles for Culver-Stockton i…

PEORIA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team finished seventh in the 43-team Patriot Invite held Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria. The Panthers finished with a score of 288 while Elmwood/Brimfield scored a 94 to finish first. Ryder James finished seventh individ…

NORMAL — Trixie Johnson of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School girls cross country team finished 102nd in the IESA Class 2A state meet with a time of 13:11.8 on Saturday.Teammate Alexis Putnam finished 107th with a time of 13:15.1.

PAXTON -- With Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School's cross country team running in its regular-season finale two days later, Thursday's meet served as more of a warmup than a competitive race. Two days after hosting its final home meet of the season on Thursday, PBL is running in Peoria at 1 p.m.

Jordan Anderson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had three tackles, including one for a loss of yards, for Knox College in a 35-0 loss Saturday to Lake Forest College. Brandon Scott -- The 2018 PBL graduate had one tackle for Knox College's football team on Saturday. Jake …

PAXTON -- Trixie Johnson of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School cross country team finished 10th with a time of 13:12 in the seventh- through eighth-grade girls' race at the PBL Invite held Tuesday, Oct.

Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout finished 85th with a time of 26:49.4 for Bradley University in the open race of Friday's Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. Brandon Wilkerson -- The former Tri-Point cross country standout finished second with a time of 25:…

MONTICELLO -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School cross country girls' team finished ninth in the Monticello Invite on Saturday. The Panthers placed ninth in the 16-team race with a score of 230 while Tolono Unity finished first with a score of 33. Trixie Johnson finished 16th with a …