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Small-school programs will start their respective postseason runs next week, with regional quarterfinals slated for Monday, semifinals across Tuesday and Wednesday, and finals across Thursday and Friday. Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS breaks down the chances for each area team to make waves i…

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WATSEKA– After defeating them in the SVC tournament, the PBL Panthers' girls basketball team fell to the Watseka Lady Warriors on Thursday night during their SVC conference game in Watseka. The Warriors defeated the Panthers with a score of 39-30.

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WATSEKA– After competing all week, the PBL Panthers' girls basketball team was crowned the SVC tournament champions on Saturday night. The team defeated the Watseka Lady Warriors with a score of 51-36.

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EL PASO– The GCMS Falcons' girls basketball team's stint in the Heart of Illinois Conference tournament came to a close in El Paso on Wednesday night after a heartbreaking loss.

Stark County 58, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 43. The Falcons (4-10) finished pool play winless and will settle into Saturday’s noon seventh-place game versus Neoga. Hannah Hathaway and Abby Spiller each hit 12 points for GCMS to go with Ryleigh Brown’s 10 points.

Ryland Holt -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley basketball standout scored seven points, grabbed three rebounds and recorded two steals and one assist in a 67-57 win Friday over Southwest Minnesota State. On Saturday, Holt scored 12 points while recording four rebounds, one assist and on…

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls basketball team is coming off a season in which it made its first sectional appearance since 2005.