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GCMS boys basketball defeats Deer Creek-Mackinaw 41-37

GIBSON CITY -- Ryan Tompkins, the head coach of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School boys basketball team, said he "knew it was going to be a tough week."
 
Three days after defeating the second-ranked Class 1A team in Cissna Park in overtime, GCMS -- which was ranked sixth in 2A -- faced a Deer Creek-Mackinaw that received 12 votes for the 2A top 10, second-most

GCMS JV boys basketball defeats Deer Creek-Mackinaw

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley junior varsity boys basketball team won 50-46 Friday over Deer Creek-Mackinaw.
 
In the third quarter, GCMS outscored Dee-Mack 19-13 to overcome a 21-18 halftime deficit as Braden Roesch scored 13 points during the quarter while Tristin Roesch and Nathan Kallal each had three points.
 
The Falcons o

GCMS JV boys basketball vs. Dee-Mack (2019)

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's game in Gibson City ...


GCMS boys basketball vs. Deer Creek-Mackinaw (2019)

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's game in Gibson City ...


PBL eighth-grade volleyball defeats Buckley St. John's; Eagles defeat Panthers' seventh-grade team

BUCKLEY -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team won 25-18, 25-17 Thursday over Buckley St. John's. 
 
Gracelyn Greenburg had three kills for PBL while Emily Robidoux and Losa Suaava each had two kills. Suaava also had seven aces while Araya Stack had five aces and 16 sets.
 
In the seventh-grade match, St.

PBL girls basketball loses 61-53 to Watseka in SVC Tournament championship

GILMAN -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team lost 61-53 to Watseka in the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament championship game on Thursday.
 
Watseka, which went into the game as the fifth-ranked team in Class 2A, improved to 21-2 with the win.
 
The Panthers, who fell to a record of 13-11 with the loss, will host Unity on Monday

PBL JH boys basketball teams lose to St. Joseph

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys basketball team lost 42-31 to St. Joseph on Thursday.
 
The Panthers tied St. Joseph at 13-13 at the end of the first quarter as Jeremiah Ager and Kendall Swanson each had five points and Kayden Snelling added a 3-pointer. 
 
St.

GCMS girls basketball wins 40-29 over Deer Creek-Mackinaw

GIBSON CITY -- A 40-29 victory Thursday over Deer Creek-Mackinaw extended the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team's winning streak to seven games and improved the Falcons' overall record to 19-4 and record in the Heart of Illinois Conference to 10-1.
 
“It’s a heck of a record for us. I’m proud of the girls," GCMS head coach Keri Dornbusch said.

GCMS girls basketball vs. Deer Creek-Mackinaw (2019)

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


Paxton Park District looking for new swim coach

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District is looking for a new coach for the Paxton Aquatic Wildcats swim team for this upcoming summer.

Alex Goudy wrapped her coaching career at the end of last season. At the Paxton Park District Board of Commissioners’ monthly meeting Wednesday, the board approved a job description and seasonal salary for the vacant coaching position.


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