GEORGETOWN — The Vermilion Valley Conference and Sangamon Valley Conference will come together in high school football to form the Vermilion Valley Conference Football Alliance, beginning in the 2021-22 school year.
PAXTON -- Hunter Anderson, a senior at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, will play in the 9th annual NUC All-American game in Panama City Beach, Florida.
BLOOMINGTON -- Illinois High School Association member schools approved 10 amendment proposals in the annual by-law referendum that ended Monday, Dec. 16, including a proposal to rescind a football district scheduling system that was approved a year ago, and slated to begin in 2021.
Ryland Holt -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball standout scored 23 points in a 117-60 win Saturday, Nov. 23, over Crown. Holt also had five rebounds, one assist and one steal.
GIBSON CITY -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley offensive lineman/linebacker Keegan Kutemeier was named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 2A All-State Team.
Ryland Holt -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball standout scored a game-high 23 points for Minnesota State in a 73-61 win Saturday over St. Cloud State. Holt also had two blocked shots and one rebound.
PRINCETON -- Paxton-Buckley-Loda's longest season since 1998 came to an end with a 38-12 loss in the IHSA Class 3A state quarterfinals to Princeton.
Ryland Holt -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball standout scored six points while grabbing seven rebounds and blocking one shot and recording a steal for Minnesota State in a 78-71 overtime loss to Washburn on Friday.
PAXTON -- Hunter Anderson received the Norm Henderson Player in Excellence Award for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda football team at the team's award ceremony on Monday, Nov. 4.
STERLING — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football team ended its season, and its reign as the two-time defending Class 2A state champion, with a 21-6 loss to Sterling Newman Central Catholic in the second round of the 2A playoffs.
FARMINGTON -- After his team defeated Farmington Central 27-7 in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs, Paxton-Buckley-Loda head coach Josh Pritchard said to his team, "Even a bus can't slow us down."
FARMINGTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda football team is one win away from doing something it has not done in more than 20 years.
STERLING -- Normally, a matchup in the IHSA football playoffs places two teams unfamiliar with each other.
GIBSON CITY — On more than one contest this season, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley has taken a one-score lead after one quarter, then stormed ahead in the second quarter.
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 46-6 win in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs over Chicago Carver.
On Saturday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda football players and coaches gathered in the Little Assembly building to watch the IHSA Playoff Pairings Show to figure who who they would play in the first round of hte IHSA Class 3A playoffs.
PAXTON — Clint Forsyth’s success as head football coach at Paxton High School extended beyond the field, as he set an example of leadership and character that continues to stay with his former student-athletes to this day.
It seems like Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley has an advantage in almost every category as it hosts Rushville-Industry in the first round of the IHSA Class 2A playoffs at 2 p.m. Saturday.
GIBSON CITY -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Rushville-Industry enter the IHSA Class 2A playoffs from different directions.
Ryland Holt -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball standout scored four points while grabbing four rebounds and blocking a shot for Minnesota State in an exhibition game played Tuesday, Oct. 22, against Southern Illinois, which SIU won 56-41.
MACKINAW — Injuries to Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley’s top two scorers forced the Falcon offense to rely on other ways to score throughout the game.
DWIGHT — As Paxton-Buckley-Loda head coach Josh Pritchard said after his team won 41-21 in its regular-season finale, “a win’s a win.”
GIBSON CITY -- Two teams from Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and two more from Paxton-Buckley-Loda are moving on to the Central Illinois Football League's championship games.
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.
PAXTON -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Youth Football Seniors team won 42-13 over Watseka in the Central Illlinois Football League quarterfinals on Saturday.
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.
GIBSON CITY -- Following his team's game last Friday against Tri-Valley, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley head coach Mike Allen witnessed LeRoy's contest against South Fulton the following Saturday.