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 …

ST. JOSEPH — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School cross country team competed at the St. Joseph Invite last Friday.Eight PBL runners earned medals for finishing in the top 20 of their grade level race.For the sixth-grade girls, Sydney Pickens and Tanner Graham finished in 15th and 16th…

Josh Brocato -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout finished 18th with a time of 27:18 for Indiana Wesleyan in Friday's Taylor University Ray Bullock Invitational. Jordan Anderson -- The former PBL football standout had four tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss of yards, and o…

ST. JOSEPH -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team finished eighth among 26 full teams at Saturday's Spartan Classic. The Panthers scored a 247 while Monticello won the meet with a score of 78.

Sam Baillie -- As of Sunday, the former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout had nine tackles, including two for a loss of yards, and one sack for Culver-Stockton.

TUSCOLA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team finished second at Saturday's Tuscola Classic. The Panthers scored a 110 while Urbana University High School won the 19-team meet with a score of 51. "I thought the guys ran aggressive in the first half of the race and ba…

URBANA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team finished second with a score of 48 while Uni High placed first wit ha score of 25, followed by Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond (97), Chrisman (102) and BHRA (114).  Ryder James and Brett Giese individually finishing fourth…

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School girls cross country team finished third in a five-team home meet. Trixie Johnson led the Panthers with an 11th-place finish via a time of 14:36. Mackenzie Swan finished 12th with a time of 14:39, followed by Alexis Putnam (14th, 15:00), Sy…

Jordan Anderson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had five tackles and a sack for Knox College in a 23-20 loss Saturday to Beloit College. Brandon Scott -- The 2018 PBL graduate had one tackle for Knox College on Saturday. Ariana Gentzler -- The former PBL volleyball stando…

PAXTON -- Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School's cross country program hosted a meet on some wet lands on Saturday. Despite rain showers from the night prior -- which forced the PBL Youth Football team to postpone its games that same Saturday and the high school's band to cancel its performance a…

At Dawson LakeBOYSTeam scores1. Paxton-Buckley-Loda, 34; 2. Champaign St. Matthew, 36; 3. Tri-Valley, 57.Top individuals1. Mondala (SM) 12:03; 2. Barfield (PBL) 12:09; 3. Kyler Zook (TV) 12:10; 4. Bice (PBL) 12:45; 5. Turk (SM) 12:46; 6. Jonah Harms (TV) 12:49; 7.

CHRISMAN — It is, as most coaches call it, unique and fun — but most of all, it is competitive.Paxton-Buckley-Loda did what many teams in the area did on Saturday as they made the journey to Chrisman for the Cowchip Classic, which features seven flight races for the varsity boys and seven fo…

COWCHIP CLASSICAt ChrismanBOYSTeam scores1. Monticello, 8; 2. Urbana University High School, 16; 3. Robinson, 28; 4. Paxton-Buckley-Loda, 38; 5. Marshall, 43; 6. St. Joseph-Ogden, 47; 6. Tolono Unity, 47; 8. Effingham St. Anthony, 56; 9. Toledo Cumberland, 57; 10. Tuscola, 59; 11. Heyworth, …

Ariana Gentzler -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball standout had seven kills, three solo blocks, two block assists and one dig for Vincennes University in a 25-16, 25-12, 26-28, 25-19 win Tuesday, Aug. 28, over Rend Lake College. In a three-set victory over St. Clair County on Frida…

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School girls cross country team tied for first place among three full teams in a meet Thursday at Paxton. The Panthers and Urbana University tied for first with a score of 36 while Herscher Limestone scored a 53. Trixie Johnson and Alexis Putnam …

SATURDAYSABER CORN CLASSICAt ChampaignVARSITY BOYSTeam scores1. Clifton Central, 71; 2. Monticello, 96; 3. Stanford Olympia, 128; 4. Urbana University, 133; 5. Paxton-Buckley-Loda, 161; 6. Clinton, 186; 7. Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central, 211; 8.

JUNIOR HIGH At PaxtonBOYSTeam scores1. St. Joseph, 20; 2. Pontiac, 74; 3. Heritage, 84; 4. Paxton-Buckley-Loda, 111; 5. Clifton J.L. Nash, 118; 6. Holy Cross, 127; 7. Salt Fork, 192.Top individuals1. Spencer Wilson (STJ) 12:26; 2.

PAXTON -- On Saturday, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School's cross country team will participate in its first big meet of the season at the Saber Corn Classic in Champaign. Three days prior, PBL hosted a four-team workout of sorts via its preseason invite, in which teams of two ran a 6-mile medl…

PAXTON -- The resignation of Erik Ronney as high school wrestling coach, as well as driver's education and health teacher, was affirmed by the Paxton-Buckley-Loda's school board at Wednesday's meeting. Last May, the PBL and Rantoul Townshiop High School boards each approved an agreement to f…

PAXTON -- Kody Harrison, a Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School senior, signed his letter of intent Wednesday to continue his cross country and track and field careers at Grinnell College. "I'm relieved that I finally picked a good college that I'm excited to attend," Harrison said.  Harrison fin…

Jordan Anderson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had seven tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss of yards, for Knox College in a 30-0 win Saturday over Lawrence. Trent Wooten -- The 2014 PBL graduate played for Knox College's football team. Jake Stevenson -- The 2016 PBL gradu…

Ross Royal -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout recorded six tackles, including one for a loss of yards, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble for Eureka College in a 63-26 win Saturday over Martin Luther. With the win, Eureka claimed the outright Upper Midwest Athletic…

Brandon Wilkerson -- The former Tri-Point cross country standout finished 10th with a time of 25:44.2 for an Augustana College team that finished second in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships in Wheaton. Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country s…

LISLE — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Panther Boys have rarely, if ever, traveled north to get out of the sectional to the state meet. It has been 10 years since the Panthers advanced to the state finals, but on Saturday, by placing third in the Illinois High School Association Class 1A Sectional …

Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys cross country standout finished 33rd with a time of 28:30.7 for Bradley University at Friday's Illini Open. Josh Brocato -- The 2016 PBL graduate finished 38th with a time of 26:30.88 for the Indiana Wesleyan boys cross country team during S…