Matt Daniels

St. Joseph-Ogden defeats PBL boys basketball in 2A sectional championship game

ST. JOSEPH — There was no comeback this time.


'He was a classy gentleman': Former players, colleagues reflect back on GCMS coaching legend

GIBSON CITY — Tuesday night’s boys’ basketball game between rivals Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Fisher will have the feel of a typical early January showdown between two nearby teams.

But before the Falcons and Bunnies tip off at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher, a moment of silence was planned to honor one of the most well-respected coaches in the area.


PBL boys basketball loses overtime thriller to Rantoul

PAXTON — Tie loosened and a few buttons undone on his white shirt, Scot Vogel looked like he had just played 36 minutes like his Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball team.


Brock Peavler gets high mark in Mattoon Tournament for Rantoul/PBL golf

Rain dampened the 36-team Mattoon Invitational this past weekend for all golf teams involved.

It didn’t dampen Brock Peavler’s play, though.

The two-day tournament was cut down to one day on Saturday, and the Rantoul Township High School/Paxton-Buckley-Loda co-op squad ended up with a ninth-place finish out of 18 teams.


Peavler aiming for state in golf

RANTOUL — Brock Peavler doesn’t hesitate. He doesn’t search for the right word. He doesn’t pause to consider the question.


Dutchmasters will face top-seeded Royal for EI tournament crown

BUCKLEY — Clutching his postgame food and beverages in both hands, Brock Niebuhr set down those items on the top step of the Buckley Dutchmasters’ dugout.


Heartbreak on 18: Peavler just misses state

Just like that, it’s all over.


Peavler, Barton lead golf co-op to 7th at regionals

Brock Peavler figured to advance.

The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior on the Rantoul/PBL boys’ golf team had filled the No. 1 slot all season long.

He did so again during the Class 2A Champaign Central Regional at the University of Illinois Orange Course in Savoy on Oct. 3.


Golfers prep for conference, regionals meets

 Here come the big boys.

The Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys’ golf team will tee off against some of the best golfers in central Illinois during two rounds in a three-day span.

All that’s at stake is one chance to see where they stand among the best the Corn Belt Conference has to offer, and another to keep their season alive.

No pressure.


SHOWING HE BELONGS: Peavler’s 73 leaves him tied for 2nd in tough field

Brock Peavler’s drive didn’t end up in an ideal location.

Teeing off on the 15th hole at Brookhill Golf Course in Rantoul, a 425-yard par-4, Peavler hooked his drive into a nearby pond.

He took a drop, but instead of letting his errant tee shot derail the hole, Peavler managed a solid iron shot onto the green, where he two-putted to sustain a bogey.


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