DWIGHT -- Last Friday, Paxton-Buckley-Loda clinched a playoff berth with a win over Watseka.
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.
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.
GIBSON CITY -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Youth Football Seniors team won 14-8 over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley in its regular-season finale on Saturday.
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.
GIBSON CITY — Mere moments before the Fisher and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football teams turned toward their respective locker rooms Friday, lightning flashed in the north.
PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School varsity football team enters Friday's 7 p.m. game against Momence on a three-game winning streak.
GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School varsity football team will enter both familiar and unfamiliar territory as it hosts Fisher at 7 p.m. Friday.
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.
MINONK -- Since Fieldcrest and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley helped form the Heart of Illinois Conference in 2006, GCMS head coach Mike Allen has noticed Fieldcrest's home-field advantage.
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.
GIBSON CITY — For the second time in as many weeks, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley head coach Mike Allen and his team turned a first-half barnburner into a second-half shutout and blowout victory.