PBL Youth Football Seniors lose to Limestone, will face GCMS in playoffs

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Youth Football Seniors lost 26-14 last Saturday to the No. 3 team in the CIFL in Limestone.

“Whether the scores indicate it or not, we are getting better,” Seniors head coach Rocky Marron said. “The kids could have packed it in at halftime, but we continued to work and actually made a run in the fourth quarter. I am very proud of our effort.”

GCMS volleyball loses to El Paso-Gridley

EL PASO – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team lost to El Paso-Gridley 25-21, 25-13 Monday.

Syndey Vetter had six digs for the Falcons, who are now 2-10 overall and 1-4 in the Heart of Illinois Conference.

GCMS will Lexington Tuesday and LeRoy next Monday before traveling to Roanoke-Benson for a match Tuesday, Oct. 7.

GCMS football's defense bends without breaking in win over PBL, rallies in second half to hold onto its lead

PAXTON – Football boils down to three things: Control the ball, win the field-position battle, and win the turnover ratio means you win the game.

If even one piece of that puzzle happens not to fit on any given Friday night, that team will be in trouble.

Fisher/GCMS soccer defeats Tolono Unity

Fisher/GCMS 5, Tolono Unity 0

At Tolono


First half

F/G – Anton Sorensen

F/G – Aaron Schrock (Caleb Pulley assist)

Second half

F/G – Anton Sorensen

F/G – Caleb Pulley

F/G – Jeremy Steidinger

GCMS boys, girls golf end regular seasons with victories



At Railside Golf Club, Gibson City

Top individuals

1. Preston Young (GCMS) 39; 2. Devyn Roesch (GCMS) 40; 3. Justin Lemenager (Clifton Central) 43; 4. Nathan Schroeder (WAT) 44.

PBL volleyball defeats Rantoul

RANTOUL – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team won 28-26, 25-18 Monday at Rantoul Township High School.

Kellyn Maynard led the Panthers (16-5, 3-1 Sangamon Valley Conference) in kills with six.

PBL JV football remains winless with loss to GCMS

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School junior varsity football team remains winless after losing 27-14 Monday to Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.

The Panthers (0-4) scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion as time expired in the second quarter to go into halftime with a 14-14 tie, but could not break through.

PBL will host Clifton Central at 6 p.m. next Monday.

Run for Hunger 5K raises $2,700 for Hands of Christ Food Pantry

PAXTON — On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Loda United Methodist Church sponsored their second annual Run for Hunger 5K, which raised approximately $2,700 for the Hands of Christ Food Pantry.  

GCMS tennis wins doubles tournament in Rantoul

RANTOUL – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team won Saturday’s doubles tournament in Rantoul.

The Falcons scored eight points, with Watseka (6), Rantoul (3) and Decatur Eisenhower (1) finishing in second, third and fourth place, respectively.

It was the first time that GCMS had won the tournament since head coach Cindy Petersen took over the program.

PBL season stat leaders -- after Week 5


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