Andrew Rosten

GCMS girls track and field prepares for outdoor season

GIBSON CITY -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley senior Delanie Dykes is the girls track and field team's lone qualifier for Friday's Illinois Prep Top Times Class A Meet.
 
She will race in the 800- and 400-meter runs after placing times of 2:23.9 and 1:01.53, respectively, earlier in the indoor season.
 
Dykes is coming off a junior season in which

GCMS boys track and field preparing for outdoor season

GIBSON CITY -- With 60- and 200-meter dash times of 7.09 and 22.94 seconds, respectively, earlier in the indoor season, freshman Aidan Laughery of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys track and field team qualified for the Class A Illinois Prep Top Times meet, which will be held on Friday at the Shirk Center in Bloomington.
 
"He ran really strong and really smooth," GC

GCMS's Caleb Bleich signs letter of intent to participate in soccer, track and field for Millikin University

GIBSON CITY -- Caleb Bleich, a senior at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, signed his letter of intent to play soccer and participate in track and field for Millikin University.
 
Bleich placed ninth in the long jump in the 2017 IHSA Class 1A state track and field meet and qualified for the state meet in the long and triple jump, as well as the 400-meter dash.
&nbs

GCMS's Nathan Garard signs letter of intent to play football and baseball for Eureka College

GIBSON CITY -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley senior Nathan Garard is getting the best of many worlds after signing his letter of intent on Tuesday, March 19, to play football and baseball for Eureka College
 
"I've always wanted to do both in college," Garard said.

GCMS's Jared Trantina signs letter of intent to play football for University of Wisconsin-Platteville

GIBSON CITY -- After receiving offers from multiple schools, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley senior Jared Trantina signed his letter of intent to play football for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Tuesday, March 19.
 
"It feels great," Trantina said.

Light fixtures in Civic Center to be replaced with LEDs

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District’s board of commissioners hired a company last week to replace all 58 light fixtures in the Civic Center and the attached Paxton Community Nursery School building.

Twin Supplies Ltd., based in Oak Brook, will do the work for a cost of $5,680.


GCMS softball to start 2019 season with new coach

GIBSON CITY -- Though she is in just her first year as head coach, Kara Smith has an idea of the potential of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team.
 
Smith, who was a volunteer coach for GCMS last year after playing for Illinois State University's softball team from 2012-2015, held a team meeting prior to its scheduled start to the 2019 season.
 

GCMS baseball brings experienced roster to 2019 season

GIBSON CITY -- The first week of games for the 2019 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team were canceled, as the Falcons spent Friday's practice in the high school gymnasium.
 
The first week had three games on the schedule for GCMS.
 
"At this point, we're just excited to try to get outside, get out of the gym and stop the monotony of what w

PBL boys track and field looks to continue success despite bump-up to Class 2A

PAXTON -- The expectations have not changed for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys track and field team for the 2019 season. 
 
Last year, PBL finished second in the IHSA Class 1A Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Sectional to eventual state-champion Ridgeview after winning its fourth Twin Valley Conference championship in five years.

New year, same expectations for PBL baseball as it enters 2019 season

PAXTON -- According to its head coach, Brock Niebuhr, expectations have not changed for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team.
 
The Panthers enter the 2019 season as four-time defending Sangamon Valley Conference champions.
 
"Our expectations are the same year-in and year-out," Niebuhr said. "We expect to put a quality product on the field.

Syndicate content