PBL Junior High School track thrower Jacob Rich finishes third in shot put at IESA state meet

EAST PEORIA – Jacob Rich finished third in the eighth-grade boys shot put with a throw of 47-11 ¾ during last weekend’s IESA state meet.

Garrett Bachtold and Keyn Humes each tied for 10th in the pole vault competition with a leap of 10-6.

GCMS softball loses extra-inning pitcher's duel to Tri-Valley in regional championship game

PAXTON – Saturday’s IHSA Class 2A Paxton Regional championship game between Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Tri-Valley featured a memorable pitcher’s duel.

Tri-Valley’s Maddie Merritt and GCMS’s Breanna Walker each pitched seven shutout innings to force an extra one. Merritt got the upper hand as the Vikings scored two runs in the eighth inning to get the 2-0 victory.

'A bitter pill to swallow': PBL baseball season ends with regional title loss to St. Thomas More

PAXTON — Pitching and defense have been the bread and butter for Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s baseball program, says head coach Rick Johnson.

PBL baseball regional vs. STM

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's regional championship game in Paxton...

Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce to host golf outing

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce’s “We Mean Business” Golf Scramble will be held Friday, June 19, at Railside Golf Club.

There will be a shotgun start at noon. At 5 p.m., a banquet will be held followed by a 6 p.m. hole-in-one shootout.

Anyone interested in more details or to sign up a team can call Guy Percy at 649-6159.

PBL boys track wins fourth consecutive sectional title

PAXTON – After winning Thursday’s IHSA Class 1A Paxton Sectional, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys track and field team orchestrated a team chant.

IHSA Class 1A Paxton Boys Track Sectional...

Here are some of the highlights from Thursday's boys track sectional meet...

Paxton High School graduate Beverly Brown 'got to see the world' as a member of the Caterpillar Dieselettes amatueur softball team

This past week, high school girls softball teams across the state of Illinois have been competing in the IHSA state tournament, representing schools that have funded programs for their sport.

PBL girls track's Aleeka Gentzler ties school record in high jump, finishes with ninth-place medal in IHSA state finals

CHARLESTON -- With a leap of 5-2 in preliminary round of the IHSA Class 1A state meet Thursday, Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls track and field athlete Aleeka Gentzler advanced to the finals of the state meet and tied the school record.

She is one of nine who are tied for the lead after preliminaries.

In the finals on Saturday, she finished with a ninth-place medal with a leap of 5-0.

GCMS softball defeats Hoopeston Area in Paxton Regional semifinal, to face Tri-Valley in title game

PAXTON – Even before Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team started Wednesday’s IHSA Class 2A Paxton Regional semifinal game against Hoopeston Area, it faced some challenges in its quest for a second straight regional championship.

In addition to some rain, the weather provided a drop below the 50-degree mark.

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