The Great Rostradamus predicts PBL, GCMS football teams to win in IHSA first-round playoff games

I think it’s safe to say that some in the Paxton-Buckley-Loda community might have been shocked to see what their football team will face in the IHSA Class 3A playoffs.

PBL High School cross country at Tuscola Regional

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's IHSA Class 1A Tuscola Regional ...

GCMS football vs. Heyworth (2016)

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's regular-season finale at Gibson City ...

Area college catchup (Oct. 23, 2016)

Trent Wooten – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had two sacks for Knox College in a 28-24 loss Saturday to Cornell College.

Jordan Anderson – The 2015 PBL graduate had four tackles for Knox College’s football team last Saturday.

GCMS football to host El Paso-Gridley in IHSA Class 2A first-round playoff game at 7 p.m. Friday



North Bracket

Game 1 – No. 16 Clifton Central (5-4) at No. 1 Sterling Newman Central Catholic (9-0)

Game 2 – No. 9 Peru St. Bede (6-3) at No. 8 Westchester St. Joseph (7-2)

Game 3 – No. 13 Orion (6-3) at No. 4 Deer Creek-Mackinaw (8-1)

PBL football to host Aledo Mercer County in IHSA Class 3A first-round playoff game at 3 p.m. Saturday

PAXTON – The following is what senior Cole Eshleman said is his philosophy toward the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School football program: “Leave it better than you found it.”

PBL eighth-grade girls basketball defeats Clifton J.L. Nash in TCC Tournament quarterfinals

FORREST – In the opening round of the Twin County Conference Tournament on Saturday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade girls basketball team won 32-12 over Clifton J.L. Nash.

“Today was a great team win,” PBL eighth-grade coach Lynn Rubarts said. “We finally got back to our winning ways and I was so glad to see the confidence back in their eyes.” 

PBL High School boys, girls cross country teams advance to sectionals after running in IHSA Class 1A Tuscola Regional

TUSCOLA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team finished fourth at Saturday IHSA Class 1A Tuscola Regional while the girls finished fifth.

According to head coach Dustin Franckey, the PBL boys and girls combined to post eight lifetime personal records.

GCMS football defeats Heyworth on senior night; Mike Allen reaches 100-win milestone

GIBSON CITY — Senior Night was extra special for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley coach Mike Allen, who earned the 100th win of his career and honored senior sons Keegan and Austin during the pregame ceremony.

PBL football at Dwight (2016)

Here are some of Friday's regular-season finale, in which PBL won 47-28 to clinch the outright SVC title ...

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