WPXN commentator Rocky Marron offering raffle tickets as fundraiser for Watseka's Hayden Schaumburg

PAXTON – Rocky Marron, a color commentator for 104.9 WPXN Radio during Paxton-Buckley-Loda football games, is offering 50/50 raffle tickets, with all funds collected to benefit Watseka football player Hayden Schaumburg.

Schaumburg is in the hospital after breaking his neck during last Friday’s football game against Clifton Central.

Tickets available for PBL boys basketball game at Chicago's United Center

PAXTON – Tickets are available for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys basketball game at the United Center against Prairie Central set for Jan. 10, 2015.

The game will be played at the 2 p.m. with a possible junior varsity game to be played afterwards.

Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team ranked No. 4 by

BLOOMINGTON – The Illinois Wesleyan men’s basketball team, which includes senior and former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball standout Dylan Overstreet, is ranked fourth in the preseason poll.

Wisconsin-Whitewater, Amherst and Augustana are ranked higher than the Titans at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

PBL volleyball reaches 20 wins, takes third place in SVC Tournament

CLIFTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School reached the 20-win mark with a 25-15, 25-19 victory Thursday over Gardner-South Wilmington in the third-place match of the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament.

Two days after breaking the school’s single-season record for most kills, Sarah Watts led PBL with 10 kills against G-SW. She now has 261 kills this season.

PBL freshman football loses season finale to Bismarck-Henning

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda freshman football team lost Thursday 22-8 to Bismarck-Henning.

With the loss, the Panthers ended their season with a record of 4-2.

Schedule released for girls basketball Twin County Conference Tournament

At Clifton
7th-grade bracket

Game 1 — No. 1 Prairie Central vs. No. 8 Cissna Park, 10:15 a.m.
Game 2 — No. 4 Watseka vs. No. 5 Tri-Point, 9 a.m.
Game 3 — No. 2 PBL vs. No. 7 Iroquois West, 12:45 p.m.
Game 4 — No. 3 GCMS vs. No. 6 Clifton J.L. Nash, 11:30 a.m.

GCMS volleyball loses to Tremont, will face LeRoy in HOIC Tournament

LEXINGTON — Tremont defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 25-10, 25-20 in the first round of the Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament Tuesday, Oct. 21.

The Falcons will play in the consolation semifinals against LeRoy at 5:15 p.m. today.

Christ Lutheran defeats Tri-Point JV, loses to Decatur Christian

CULLOM — Christ Lutheran defeated Tri-Point’s junior varsity team 25-14, 25-17 Monday, Oct. 20.

Decatur Christian defeated the Crusaders 21-25, 25-14, 25-15 Tuesday, Oct. 21.

CLHS will play in the East Central Illinois Conference Friday and conclude Saturday.

PBL 7th-grade girls basketball still undefeated in Twin County Conference

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade girls basketball team won 20-11 Tuesday over Watseka to remain undefeated in the Twin County Conference.

The Panthers (6-3, 4-0 TCC) were led in points by Irey Sandholdt with eight. Kirra Lantz and Grace Martin each added four points while Sindra Gerdes and Emily Adwell each contributed two points.

PBL volleyball player Sarah Watts sets new school record; Panthers to play for third place in SVC Tournament

CLIFTON – Prior to the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team’s two Tuesday matches in the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament, senior Sarah Watts had 233 kills for the 2014 season.

She needed six more to become the all-time single-season kills leader, a title that, prior to Tuesday, belonged to both Ashley Vance (in 2001) and Lindsay Herriott (in 2004).

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