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PBL JV football loses 18-16 to Watseka/St. Anne

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior varsity football team lost 18-16 Monday to Watseka/St.

PBL volleyball wins 25-22, 25-20 over Danville Schlarman

PAXTON -- A regular-season ending stretch of three home matches in four days started for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team on Monday as it hosted Danville Schlarman.
 
“I reminded them that we are exactly one week away from regionals," PBL head coach Lindsay Muehlbauer said. 
 
The Panthers started the stretch with a 25-

PBL football to conclude regular season with home game against Dwight/Gardner-South Wilmington at 7 p.m. Friday

PAXTON -- For the fourth straight year, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School football team is eligible for the playoffs.
 
The Panthers claimed eligibility with their fifth straight win last Saturday over Watseka/St.

PBL football stats (Oct. 16, 2017)

PBL FOOTBALL STAT LEADERS
After Week 8
PASSING
Name Comp.-att.-yds.-TDs-INTs
Will Pound 49-100-810-9-4
Mason Ecker 1-2-24-0-0
Kyle Poll

IHSA football playoff outlook (after Week 8)

In the IHSA playoff system, 256 teams are chosen to play in the postseason.
 
After the teams are chosen, they are divided into eight 32-team classes based on enrollment.
 
If the playoffs were to start today, for instance, schools with enrollments of 299-396 would be placed in Class 2A and schools with enrollments of 407-546 would be placed i

IHSA football playoff pairings timetable for 2017

BLOOMINGTON – The IHSA football playoff pairings show will be aired live at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

Area college sports catchup (Oct. 15, 2017)

Jordan Anderson -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had three tackles and one sack for Knox College in a 56-14 win Saturday over Grinnell.
 
Trent Wooten -- The 2014 PBL graduate had three tackles for Knox College's football team.
 
Ross Royal -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout had one tackle and two pass breaku

PBL HS cross country competes in Patriot Invite

More coverage to come courtesy of Daniel L. Chamness.
 
PATRIOT INVITE 
At Peoria
BOYS
Team scores
1. Elmwood, 79; 2. Athens, 115; 3. St. Joseph-Ogden, 118; 4. Robinson, 143; 5. Monticello, 144; 6. Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central, 194; 7.

PBL JH boys cross country runner Ryder James finishes second in state meet; Panthers finish eighth

NORMAL -- Ryder James of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School boys cross country finished second individually in the IESA Class 2A state meet.
 
James' time of 10:13.1 helped the Panthers finish eighth as a team in the 27-team state meet with a score of 264.
 
“It's a pretty great time for me,"

GCMS Youth Football Seniors defeat Iroquois West 22-14 in CIFL SuperBowl; Falcon Juniors finish season in second place

PAXTON -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Youth Football Seniors team won 22-14 in Saturday's Central Illinois Football League SuperBowl game over Iroquois West.
 
The Falcons broke a 14-14 tie in the third quarter with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Kellen DeSchepper to Braylen Kean.

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