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.

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.

Bryce Barnes -- The former GCMS football standout played for a University of Illinois team in a 38-10 victory on Saturday over Rutgers.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.