CISSNA PARK -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley seventh-grade volleyball team won 25-7, 25-10 over Paxton-Buckley-Loda in the championship game of the Twin County Conference Tournament on Saturday. Rylie Huls had two kills for the Falcons while Kyah Lee and Amanda Freehill had seven and six ace…

CISSNA PARK — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team won 25-22, 25-23 over Watseka Glenn Raymond in the first round of the Twin County Conference Tournament on Wednesday.Brooke Kleinert had three kills and six aces for PBL (6-5) while Bailey Bruns and Aubree Gooden had two kills.

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team won 25-21, 25-20 Thursday over Watseka Glenn Raymond. Aubree Gooden had four kills for PBL (5-4) while Bailey Bruns, Brooke Kleinert and Kamryn Suhl each had three kills. Kleinert also had six aces while Bruns had four aces and …

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team won 25-20, 25-22 Monday over Crescent City. The win earned head coach Kelli Vaughn her 300th victory at PBL. Her record as of Monday is 300-138. Losa Suaava led the Panthers in kills with four while Araya Stack, Trixie Johnson an…

ALL-SANGAMON VALLEY CONFERENCE TEAMFirst teamKennedy Bauer (Watseka); Addison Oyer (PBL); Anna Jennings (Cissna Park); Sloan Boyce (Cissna Park); Abbie Schmidt (PBL); Taylor Schippert (Watseka); Mallory Drake (Watseka); Carly Pence (Cissna Park); Erica Walder (Cissna Park); Caitlin Gerdes (C…

Sam Baillie -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout had five tackles for Culver-Stockton in a 38-35 win Saturday over Peru State. Alex Rosenbaum -- The 2018 GCMS graduate participated for a Culver-Stockton football team that gained 402 total yards of offense in its win over…

Jordan Anderson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had 11 tackles, including two for loss of yards, and one sack for Knox College in a 22-7 loss Saturday to Cornell College. Brandon Scott -- The 2018 PBL graduate had three tackles for Knox College's football team. Sam Bailli…

Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout finished 52nd with a time of 27:24.6 for Bradley University in Friday's Illini Open, which was hosted by the University of Illinois.

MACKINAW -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team lost 25-21, 25-22 to Fieldcrest in a consolation match of the Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament on Thursday. Jessica Freehill had eight kills and three blocks for the Falcons (10-16) while Claire Retherford had five kills and fi…

MACKINAW — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team won in an upset via 26-24, 11-25, 15-12 score over seventh-seeded Lexington in the first round of the Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament on Tuesday.Claire Retherford led the 10th-seeded Falcons with eight kills and three aces whil…

DANVILLE -- On Monday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team won 25-19, 25-6 Monday over Danville Schlarman.  Emma Bogen and CeCe Damilano posted five and four kills, respectively, for Schlarman (9-13) while PBL improved to 22-9 with its win.

Jordan Anderson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had two tackles for Knox College in a 28-7 win Saturday over Grinnell College.  Sam Baillie -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout had one unassisted tackle and three assisted tackles for Culver-Stockton i…

KANKAKEE -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team finished third in the Sangamon/River Valley Conference Tournament. The Panthers defeated Watseka 25-19, 30-28 in the third-place match on Saturday after losing 25-23, 30-28 in the semifinals to eventual-champion Beecher.

DOWNS — On Thursday, Jessica Freehill put down five kills, while Mady Schutte (eight assists) and Madi Eberle (eight digs) contributed for GCMS, but a 25-13, 25-12 road loss in HOIC action ensued for the Falcons (9-14, 3-9 Heart of Illinois Conference).

HEYWORTH -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School volleyball team won 25-19, 25-18 over Heyworth on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Jessica Freehill had nine kills and 14 digs for the Falcons (9-13, 3-8 Heart of Illinois Conference) while Emily Clinton, Freehill and Lucy Keigher each had one ace.

KANKAKEE -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball team won 25-8, 25-5 over Donovan in the first round of the Sangamon Valley/River Valley Conference Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Lexi Johnson led the Panthers (19-8) in kills with seven while Addison Oyer and Mackenzie Bruns each had five kills.

RANTOUL -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball team won in two sets Monday over Rantoul despite 18 digs from Alexia Sherrick, four kills from Tanaya Young and three kills from Mye'Joi Williams for the Eagles. With the win, the Panthers improved to 18-8.

WATSEKA -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team lost 15-25, 25-21, 25-19 Monday to Watseka. Jessica Freehill had 10 kills for the Falcons (9-12) while Emily Clinton had four aces, 16 digs and two blocks, Mady Schutte had 21 assists and Payton Allen and Lindsey Heinz each had two blo…

SANGAMON VALLEY/RIVER VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTAt Kankakee Community CollegeTUESDAY, Oct. 9Match 1 -- Illinois Lutheran vs. Clifton Central, 5 p.m.Match 2 -- Gardner-South Wilmington vs. Iroquois West, 6 p.m.Match 3 -- Watseka vs. Tri-Point, 7 p.m.Match 4 -- Grant Park vs. Dwight, 5 p.m.M…

Jordan Anderson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had three tackles, including one for a loss of yards, for Knox College in a 35-0 loss Saturday to Lake Forest College. Brandon Scott -- The 2018 PBL graduate had one tackle for Knox College's football team on Saturday. Jake …

PAXTON -- With IHSA Class 2A regionals less than three weeks away, Paxton-Buckley-Loda hosted a tournament that head coach Lindsay Stalowy hopes will have her team battle-tested come postseason time. The PBL Volleyball Classic featured two new teams -- Monticello and Cissna Park -- that the …

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team won 25-15, 25-17 over LeRoy on Thursday. Jessica Freehill led the Falcons (5-12, 2-8 Heart of Illinois Conference) with eight kills and seven aces while Lindsey Heinz had three blocks, Madi Eberle had nine digs and Mady Schutte had…

PAXTON -- It took five sets, three of which were decided by five points or less, but Paxton-Buckley-Loda started play in the PBL Volleyball Classic with two wins on Saturday. The Panthers defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 25-20, 25-13, before claiming a three-set victory -- via 16-25, 25-21…

LEXINGTON -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School volleyball team lost 25-17, 25-22 to Lexington. Claire Retherford had three kills, two blocks and two aces for GCMS (4-10, 1-8 Heart of Illinois Conference) while Payton Allen also had two aces along with eight service points, Madi Eberl…

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team won 25-13, 25-25 Monday over Dwight. Jessica Freehill led the Falcons (4-9) in kills with five while Emily Clinton and Claire Retherford each had eight aces. Retherford also had a block while Mady Schutte had five assists and Madi …

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team showed little, if any, signs of rust as it won 25-10, 25-13 over Fisher on Monday. The Panthers were playing their first match in a full week due to the school hosting its homecoming week. “You never know how you’re going to perfo…

Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout finished 85th with a time of 26:49.4 for Bradley University in the open race of Friday's Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. Brandon Wilkerson -- The former Tri-Point cross country standout finished second with a time of 25:…