GCMS tennis wins five of six doubles matches in rain-shortened meet at Centennial

CHAMPAIGN — Due to rain, Wednesday’s tennis match between Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Champaign Centennial could not be completed.

Before the rainstorm, the Falcons won five out of six doubles matches.

“Suffice it to say, we were winning pretty handily,” GCMS head coach Cindy Petersen said. “We were very pleased with the results.”

PBL JH baseball loses in extra innings to Clifton J.L. Nash

CLIFTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School baseball team lost 4-3 in extra innings Tuesday to Clifton J.L. Nash.

Gavin Coplea sent a run home in the third inning with a triple to center field. In the fifth inning, He sent Trey VanWinkle across home plate with a single to center field.

PBL JH softball teams win over St. Matthew

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball team evened its season record at 6-6 by defeating St. Matthew 15-0 in three innings Tuesday.

Emily Adwell tossed a one-hitter to earn the victory on the mound.

PBL cross country runners Nick Porter, Audrey Bloomquist run historic times at home meet

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team won Tuesday’s meet against Prairie Central, Clifton Central and Tri-Point.

The girls team finished second to Clifton Central.

On the boys’ side, Nick Porter ran the second-fastest time ever by a PBL senior with a time of 16:11, which was good enough for first place.

Fisher/GCMS soccer wins 1-0 over Oakwood/Salt Fork

FISHER — The Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley soccer team won 1-0 Tuesday over Oakwood/Salt Fork.

“I thought we played really well,” Fisher/GCMS coach Levi Horsch said. “We worked a lot on possession the previous Monday, and we came out and really controlled the game and possessed the ball well.”

PBL volleyball defeats GCMS 25-20, 25-17

GIBSON CITY – It was a tale of two high school volleyball teams in Ford County as Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley faced each other in Tuesday’s match.

PBL vs. GCMS volleyball

Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday's match in Gibson City ...

Week 2 football predictions from the so-called experts

1. St. Thomas More (0-1) at Guerin (1-0), Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.
2. Maroa-Forsyth (1-0) at Decatur St. Teresa (0-1), Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
3. Monticello (1-0) at Macomb (0-1), Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.
4. Rantoul (1-0) at Shelbyville (1-0), Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
5. SJO (1-0) vs. Clifton Central (0-1), Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
6. Unity (1-0) at Monmouth-Roseville (1-0), Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

PBL JH softball wins in extra innings over GCMS

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball team overcame a five-run deficit in Monday’s “A” game against Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to force a back-and-forth game into extra innings.

Irey Sandholdt scored the winning run with one out in the eighth inning on a Brooke Walder groundball to the shortstop, giving PBL an 11-10 win.

GCMS volleyball loses 25-22, 25-20 to Bismarck-Henning

BISMARCK – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team lost two close games Monday en route to a 25-22, 25-20 defeat at the hands of Bismarck-Henning.

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