ONARGA -- Mallory Rosendahl led the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley seventh-grade girls' basketball team's defensive attack, according to coach Catherine Peterson, leading the Falcons to a 24-16 win Thursday over Iroquois West.

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PIPER CITY — Whether in the classroom or on the basketball court, Dale Cupples left a lasting impact on the lives of his students and athletes.

GIBSON CITY -- Prior to competing in their respective IHSA state-final tournaments, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Cissna Park boys basketball teams met in a regular-season contest on Jan. 15. The GCMS Falcons won that game in overtime by a score of 48-41 over the Timberwolves. "It was a …

NORMAL — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Special Olympics basketball team won the Special Olympics Illinois Senior 15 state championship at last weekend’s tournament at Illinois State University’s Horton Fieldhouse.On Sunday, the Panthers defeated the Jacksonville Wolverines 31-21 in the state champ…

GIBSON CITY -- On Saturday, March 23, the WGCY radio station in Gibson City will host its Sangamon Valley Conference vs. Heart of Illinois Conference girls and boys all-star basketball game, featuring senior players form both conferences. Players were selected by a group of coaches from each…

BEECHER -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team won 51-37 over Peotone in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 2A Beecher Regional on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The third-seeded Falcons will face second-seeded Beecher in the regional championship game at 7 p.m. Thursday. In the first quarte…

Aleeka Gentzler -- The 2016 Paxton-Buckley-Loda grad and Monmouth College high jumper finished sixth with a jump of 1.48 meters at the Illinois Wesleyan University Keck Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 2. Nick Porter -- The former PBL boys track and field standout set a personal best in the 80…

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team defeated Ridgeview 46-40 in its regular-season finale on Thursday. "Ridgeview is a great team, and that was a great win for us to end our regular season," GCMS head coach Keri Dornbusch said.

Kody Harrison -- He placed third in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:49 at the Grinnell Indoor Invite on Saturday, Jan. 26.

GIBSON CITY-MELVIN-SIBLEY SECTIONALMONDAY, Feb. 11Game 1 -- Winner Herscher Regional vs. Winner Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin Regional, 6 p.m.Game 2 -- Winner Tolono Unity Regional vs. Winner Beecher Regional, 7:30 p.m.THURSDAY, Feb. 14Game 3 -- Winner Game 1 vs.

PAXTON -- For the second time in eight days, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team faced the fifth-ranked Class 2A team in Watseka. After losing by eight points to Watseka in the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament championship game, PBL lost again via 54-52 score to the Warriors o…

EL PASO -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team won 65-47 over Lexington in the semifinals of the Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament's fifth-place bracket on Wednesday. The Falcons (20-5) outscored Lexington 25-13 in the first quarter.

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team defeated Tolono Unity 49-35. "We haven’t beaten them in quite a while. It always feels good to beat Tolono Unity," PBL head coach Nathan Lawler said.  The victory came four days after PBL (14-11) lost to Watseka in the Sangamon Valley C…

Josh Brocato -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field standout finished fourth with a time of 9:11.68 for Indiana Wesleyan at an indoor invitational held Friday at Marion, Indiana. Nick Porter -- The 2016 PBL graduate finished finished seventh in the 800-meter run with a time o…

GILMAN -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team lost 61-53 to Watseka in the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament championship game on Thursday. Watseka, which went into the game as the fifth-ranked team in Class 2A, improved to 21-2 with the win. The Panthers, who fell to a record …

GIBSON CITY -- A 40-29 victory Thursday over Deer Creek-Mackinaw extended the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team's winning streak to seven games and improved the Falcons' overall record to 19-4 and record in the Heart of Illinois Conference to 10-1. "It’s a heck of a record for …

GILMAN -- Two wins, including a 51-24 victory Wednesday over Momence, puts the Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team one win away from its second consecutive Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament championship. The Panthers' win in the tournament semifinals over Momence included a 29-16 a…