PBL baseball improves to 3-0 with victory over Fisher

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team shut out Fisher en route to a 9-0 victory on Friday.
Andrew Zenner and Tyler Adkins combined to pitch a four-hit shutout on the mound for the Panthers.
Zenner allowed three hits and one walk while striking out eight batters through six innings as he threw 69 pitches.

GCMS's Nick Schultz wins two third-place medals, Isaac Brucker ties school record in pole vault at Illinois Prep Top Times Meet

BLOOMINGTON -- Same year, same height.
In the high jump event at Friday's Illinois Prep Top Times Meet, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley senior Nick Schultz finished with a third-place medal with a height of 6-6 -- the same height with which he took second place at the IPTT Meet last year.
“It was a lot tougher this year," Schultz said. 

GCMS track and field at 2017 Illinois Prep Top Times Meet

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's meet at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington ...

PBL track and field at 2017 Illinois Prep Top Times Meet

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's meet at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington ...

GCMS softball loses 4-1 to Tuscola despite 12-strikeout performance from Madison Eberle

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School softball team lost 4-1 Thursday to Tuscola.
In a losing effort on the mound, Madison Eberle struck out 12 batters and walked three for GCMS (1-3) while allowing four runs -- one earned -- on three hits through seven innings and 111 pitches.
Eberle also hit 2-for-3 while Autumn Carter

PBL softball loses 17-5 to LeRoy

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team lost 17-5 to LeRoy on Thursday.
The PBL Panthers produced 10 hits in a losing effort as Cassie Oyer went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI, Sindra Gerdes hit 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Kelsey Vaughn, Cassidi Nuckols, Leslie Lawson, Mallory Lithgow and Jolee Hastings each produced a hit.

PBL baseball defeats Tri-Valley 16-3 in five innings

DOWNS -- On Thursday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School baseball team faced a Tri-Valley team that faced the Panthers in the 2016 IHSA Class 2A regional finals and was off to a 4-1 start to its 2017 season.
Not only did PBL walk out of Downs with a victory, but it 10-run-ruled the Vikings en route to a 16-3 five-inning victory.
“I was re

PBL baseball at Tri-Valley

Here are some of the highlights from Thursday's game in Downs ...

GCMS softball loses 7-2 to Watseka

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team lost 7-2 to Watseka on Wednesday.
The score was tied 2-2 after six innings before Watseka scored five runs to pull away in the seventh.
Madison Eberle struck out 15 batters while allowing seven runs -- none earned -- on two hits for the Falcons (1-2) in a losing effort. 

GCMS baseball's season opener ends in a 6-6 tie with Clifton Central

GIBSON CITY -- Wednesday's game between Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Clifton Central was called after the eighth inning due to darkness, ending the game in a 6-6 tie.
With the Falcons trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Tucker Cribbett hit a two-out base hit to left field and Nathan Garard walked before Cribbett stole second base, advanced to third on a

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