Cody Westerlund

PBL High athletic director receives national recognition

PAXTON — It’s a story that makes wives near and far shake their heads in disbelief, in a way they only could shake their heads at their husbands.


Paxton Record sports editor lands gig covering Iowa State

It’s with a measure of nostalgia and great degree of excitement that I write the following: I’ve left the Paxton Record to take a job at the Ames Tribune in Iowa, where I will cover Iowa State women’s basketball, other college sports and high school athletics.

Friday was my last day in Paxton.


Finding a way: With help of Watts, Buckley still tied atop EI

GIFFORD — Sitting in a shady dugout, enjoying the last touches of a Sunday summer evening after splitting a pivotal Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader with fellow league leader Royal in Gifford, the Buckley Dutchmasters came to a realization.

This, of all the recent ones, has been an organizational run to the top of the EI standings.


Dee-Mack’s off the docket, but ‘tough’ schedule still awaits GCMS

For the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity football team, the schedule makers have giveth and taketh away this season, good and bad opponents alike.


SVC looks to VVC, HOIC to solve football scheduling dilemma

For all the posturing, positioning, stress, red tape and all-out confusion that conference realignment talks could bring to area high school, Paxton-Buckley-Loda and fellow Sangamon Valley Conference members may have found a logical and fairly simple way to set up a stable future for themselves.


One-armed Page nets hole-in-one to remember

LODA — The rare one-armed golfer, Rich Page admits he’s received his share of long looks through the years as he traverses different courses.

“Up here at Lakeview, it’s normal,” said Page, a 58-year-old Paxton resident. “But when I go other places and people see me play golf, they kind of look at me like, ‘You’re joking, right?’”


For Dutchmasters, Sunday split feels like an O-fer

BUCKLEY — When is a doubleheader split really a loss?

Sunday in Buckley.


No rest for Waterstradt: He’s headed to Portugal

Garret Waterstradt had a grand vision for the rest of his summer after competing in USA Gymnastics’ Elite National Championships in Long Beach, Calif., two weekends ago.


Free fall continues for Swedes

PAXTON — With another dominating performance Sunday in Paxton, Seth Woods all but ended the debate as to who is the Eastern Illinois Baseball League’s Pitcher of the Year this season.


Nursery school begins building onto Civic Center, seeks donations

PAXTON — The Paxton Community Nursery School broke ground last week on the addition of a 1,672-square-foot room on the south side of the Paxton Civic Center that will hold its classes beginning this school year.


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