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.


DOWNS — Isaiah Chatman had 88 yards on nine carries, along with two touchdowns of 10 and 18 yards, respectively, and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley held on in the second half to secure a 22-7 victory over Tri-Valley in the Falcons’ first game at Downs since 2012.

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.

Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout finished 31st with a time of 27:02.7 for Bradley University during Friday's Bradley Intercollegiate meet in Peoria.

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.


GILMAN -- Even though his team led 22-0 at halftime against Iroquois West, Paxton-Buckley-Loda head coach Josh Pritchard was not satisfied with his team's first-half performance.