PBL Junior High softball to start season next Monday

PAXTON – Brad Pickens has been Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s head softball coach over the last three years.

He is now performing double duty as PBL Junior High School’s head softball coach, which he hopes will help him further build the high school program.

Rauner signs student concussion bill

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved a measure requiring students who suffer a concussion to get permission from a doctor or trainer before they may fully return to class or sports.

The legislation Rauner signed Monday becomes law immediately.

Paxton Record sports editor Andrew Rosten prepares for trip to Chicago Bears' training camp

As Paxton Record sports editor Andrew Rosten makes his annual trip to the Chicago Bears’ training camp, here is what he will look to see — and what any Bears fans from the Ford/southern Iroquois County area looking to make the trip should watch...

Mahomet to host 5K, half marathon and youth run

MAHOMET — On Saturday, Aug. 15, the 20th Annual Mahomet Half Marathon, 5K and Youth Run will be held to benefit the Mahomet Area Youth Club.  

The annual event is a fundraiser for after-school and summer programs for the Mahomet Area Youth Club (MAYC).

Paxton Swedes' Adam Carver wins EI League's Most Outstanding Pitcher Award

PAXTON — Adam Carver of the Paxton Swedes has been named the Eastern Illinois Baseball League’s Virgil Scheiwe Pitcher of the Year.

He will receive the award at approximately 12:50 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at Gifford, prior to game two of the EI League Tournament’s championship series.

Paxton Swedes end season with loss to Royal; Giants to face Buckley in EI League Tournament championship series

GIFFORD — The two best teams during the regular season are the finalists for the 80th Eastern Illinois Baseball League tournament championship.

Royal secured its berth in the finals by following the same formula in semifinal games on Sunday: outstanding pitching.

Buckley Dutchmasters EI semifinals

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League Tournament semifinal game against Gifford-Flatville...

Gifford-Flatville Giflats to face Buckley Dutchmasters in EI Tournament semifinals

PAXTON -- Storm Joop is home for the summer.

That means he is living in Champaign and playing shortstop for Gifford-Flatville.

Paxton Swedes defeat Central Illinois Legends in EI League Tournament quarterfinals

PAXTON — The Paxton entry in the Eastern Illinois Baseball League has followed the pattern of the weather this year.

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