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GCMS tennis to start season Monday

GIBSON CITY -- Through its first week of practice, one of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School tennis team's priorities was to work on its conditioning.
 
"We did a lot of conditioning this year. We noticed last year that, maybe, we started the season a little sluggish, so we really stepped up our conditioning drills," GCMS head coach Cindy Petersen said.

PBL Junior High baseball defeats Watseka Glenn Raymond 16-6

WATSEKA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School baseball team won 16-6 Thursday over Watseka Glenn Raymond.
 
The Panthers rallied from a 4-0 first-inning deficit, starting with a run in the second inning. Kayden Snelling, Mason Bruns and Cole Purvis each walked to load the bases with nobody out.

GCMS girls golf defeats Iroquois West, Fisher

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls golf team took first place in a home meet at Railside Golf Club on Thursday.
 
The Falcons shot a 184 while Iroquois West finished second place with a score of 207 and Fisher placed third with a score of 225.

GCMS boys golf defeats LeRoy in dual meet

GIBSON CITY — Clay Bane and Connor Birky both carded a 39 to lead Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to a three-shot win against LeRoy (170-173) in a dual match at Railside Golf Club. LeRoy’s Caleb Poindexter earned medalist honors with a 37 while GCMS’s Matt Hunt finished fifth with a score of 45.

At Railside
GCMS 170, LeRoy 173

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GCMS girls golf wins triangular meet

MONTICELLO -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls golf team won a triangular meet on Wednesday.
 
The Falcons shot a 196 while LeRoy (219) and Monticello (204) finished second and third, respectively.
 
GCMS's Shannon Spangler was the top individual scorer as she shot a 42.

PBL Junior High softball 'A' team defeats Champaign Edison 12-6

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball "A" team won 12-6 Wednesday over Champaign Edison.
 
With the score tied at 5-5, PBL scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth, including an inside-the-park grand slam hit by Addison Oyer.
 
The Panthers produced eight hits as Losa Suaava went 2-for-3 with four RBIs.

PBL High School cross country to start season Wednesday

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School cross country team will start on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
 
“I'm extremely excited about this year," PBL head coach Dustin Franckey said.
 
An estimated 40-45 runners are out for the Panthers this year.
 
“Our numbers are good.

How I Set Your Mother wins Paxton Park District Sand Volleyball League championship

PAXTON -- The final week of the Paxton Park District Sand Volleyball season began with two playoff elimination games on Tuesday, Aug. 15.  
Dinks & Drinks defeated Paxton Pub 25-15, 25-21. Monical's beat Defib Divas 25-9, 25-22.

PBL Junior High baseball loses 2-1 to Unity

TOLONO -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School baseball team lost 2-1 Monday to Tolono Unity.
 
The Panthers tallied a run in the fourth inning to tie the game. 
 
Aiden Johnson and Ephraim Johnson each walked and Aiden Johnson advvanced to third base on a passed ball before crossing home play as Keagan Busbooom hit into a double pl

PBL Youth Football Juniors lose season opener 14-0 to Dwight

DWIGHT -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Youth Football Juniors team lost 14-0 to Dwight in its season opener on Saturday.
 
The Panthers will play at Watseka at 3 p.m. next Saturday.

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