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 -- With a 25-16, 25-20 win over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School's volleyball team on Thursday, Tri-Valley clinched the Heart of Illinois Conference regular-season title and improved its record to 29-2 overall and 12-0 in the conference.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ariana Gentzler -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball standout had four blocks for Vincennes University in a 25-14, 25-14, 25-20 win Wednesday over Brescia University's junior varsity team. Gentzler had three kills, two digs and four blocks in a 25-22, 26-24, 14-25, 25-18 loss to John…

GIBSON CITY -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball teams played two matches against each other in a span of four days.

Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout finished seventh with a time of 19:35.9 for Bradley University in Saturday's Western Illinois University Early Bird Invite.