GIBSON CITY -- During his team's first week of fall practice, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley head football coach Mike Allen says his latest retooling project has been a work in progress.

PAXTON -- As he stated via his Twitter account, Jordan Anderson's "football career isn't over after all."

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board accepted the resignation of middle school volleyball coach Jennifer Jamison.

BLOOMINGTON — Illinois High School Association member schools approved 11 amendment proposals in the annual by-law referendum that ended Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2018, including a proposal to implement a district scheduling system for football starting with the 2021 season. The online ballots were …

PAXTON -- Andrew Rosten of the Ford County Record and Matt Daniels of The News-Gazette tied for first place among the so-called experts' predictions for football season. Rosten and Daniels each had a record of 114-24.

LANARK -- The game-winning score might have been a microcosm for how Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley played in Saturday's IHSA Class 2A state semifinal game against Eastland-Pearl City. It was not always pretty, but it produced the desired result. Despite a low snap, GCMS quarterback Nathan Garard…

1A -- No. 2 Camp Point Central (11-1) at No. 1 Argenta-Oreana (12-0)1A -- No. 6 Forreston (10-2) at No. 4 Lena-Winslow (10-1)2A -- No. 1 GCMS (12-0) at No. 3 Lanark Eastland-Pearl City (12-0)2A -- No. 2 Maroa-Forsyth (12-0) at No. 1 Decatur St. Teresa (12-0)3A -- No. 2 Carlinville (12-0) at …

MONMOUTH — Milford/Cissna Park defeated Alden-Hebron 66-14 on Friday in the 8-Man Football Association tital game.The inaugural 8-man playoffs featured four teams.The Bearcats produced 525 total yards of offense, including 507 on the ground, while their defense yielded only 91 yards and forc…

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…

PBL FOOTBALL SEASON STATSPASSINGName    Comp.-att.-yds.-TDs-INTsGunner Belt    41-97-979-11-5Gavin Coplea    13-666-189-2-6TEAM    54-163-1,168-13-11RUSHINGName    Car.-yds.-TDsT.J. Jones    174-1,083-14

1A -- No. 1 Argenta-Oreana (11-0) at No. 13 Moweaqua Central A&M (8-3)1A -- No. 4 Lena-Winslow (10-1) at No. 9 Aurora Christian (8-3)2A -- No. 1 GCMS (11-0) at No. 5 Sterling Newman Central Catholic (10-1)2A -- No. 12 Tri-Valley (7-4) at No. 1 Decatur St. Teresa (11-0)2A -- No. 3 Tuscola…

PAXTON -- In an up-and-down year, Paxton-Buckley-Loda's final win of the year was a history maker. With its 33-6 win in the first round of the IHSA Class 3A playoffs at Vandalia, PBL gained its first road playoff victory since 1995. "Obviously, anytime you can make it to the second round of …

I was very skeptical last year. Before Sterling Newman Central Catholic met Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley for last year's IHSA Class 2A football playoff semifinals, I predicted a 22-21 victory. At the time I posted that prediction, I was unsure about the weather conditions.

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…

Prior to Saturday’s IHSA Class 3A first-round playoff game against Vandalia, a fan gifted to me a seat cushion.It was certainly a nice gesture, and I am very thankful. I’m also thankful for the 135-mile ride on the fan bus — and my company, which does not have to pay for the mileage it would…

1A — No. 8 Fisher (8-2) at No. 1 Argenta-Oreana (10-0)1A — No. 6 Arcola (8-2) at No. 3 Concord Triopia (9-1)1A — No. 13 Moweaqua Central A&M (7-3) at No. 12 Albion Edwards County (7-3)2A — No. 8 Chicago Hope Academy (8-2) at No. 1 GCMS (10-0)2A — No. 6 Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin (9…

GIBSON CITY -- Chicago Hope Academy joined the Chicago Catholic Red Conference prior to the 2017 season, departing from the Northeastern Athletic Conference.  According to the school's head football coach, Matt Kelly, the move was made with the Class 2A state playoffs in mind -- in particula…

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…

GIBSON CITY -- The only blemish in the first half of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley’s 76-6 win over Watseka in the first round of the IHSA Class 2A playoffs was allowing a first-half score for the first time all season. Watseka’s Jameson Cluver earned the honor of being the first player this seas…

1A -- No. 12 LeRoy (5-4) at No. 5 Orr (8-1), 1 p.m. Saturday1A -- No. 16 CG/B (5-4) at No. 1 Argenta-Oreana (9-0), 7 p.m. Friday1A -- No. 9 Cumberland (7-2) at No. 8 Fisher, 2 p.m. Saturday1A -- No. 14 Georgetown-Ridge Farm (6-3) at No. 3 Concord Triopia (8-1), 2 p.m. Saturday1A -- No. 11 Sa…