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PAXTON — For the fourth time in three years, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda football team will have to play a regular-season game on Saturday.
The Panthers’ season-opening home game against Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley was postponed on Friday due to lightning. The Ford County rivalry game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday.
MAHOMET – Mahomet-Seymour handed the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School baseball team its first loss of the season via 8-3 score on Thursday.
The Panthers produced six hits as Gavin Coplea scored two runs on 1-for-3 hitting and Brett Giese doubled. Jarred Gronsky allowed seven runs on seven hits while striking out four batters and walking eight in four innings pitched.
GIBSON CITY -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley’s golf team advanced to 8-0 with a 174-216-218-264 victory over Fisher, Heyworth and Cissna Park.
Clayton Bane and Connor Birky both shot a 41, and Joe Baillie had a 44. Fisher’s Max Harmon had the best score of the day at 38. Tanner Benoit led the Timberwolves with a 51.
PONTIAC -- Trey VanWinkle shot a 44 and Ben Amerio had a 47 in Rantoul’s 182-188 loss to Pontiac.
THURSDAY, Aug. 25
1. St. Joseph, 36; 2. Clifton J.L. Nash, 59; 3. PBL, 71; 4. Pontiac, 82; 5. Crescent City, 115.
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CISSNA PARK – Despite a two-set loss earlier to Armstrong-Potomac, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s volleyball team still went into Thursday’s Timberwolf Tip-Off match against Watseka with a chance to reach the tourney title match.
PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School cross country team has a grueling week scheduled for its first week of the regular season.
FISHER – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda jumped out to an early 6-0 lead on Fisher and tacked on an additional four runs in the top of the third before cruising to a 14-4 victory in Fisher on Wednesday.
Mallorie Ecker allowed four runs on three hits on the mound to pick up the win.