Twin County Royals baseball defeats Mahomet Diamond Dogs 16-2

MAHOMET -- The Twin County Royals defeated the Mahomet Diamond Dogs 16-2 on Wednesday.
At the plate, Gavin Spitz hit 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored while Cole Purvis hit 2-for-4 and Mason Uden, Aiden Johnson and Ashton Pope each drove in two runs.
On the mound, Ashton Pope allowed two earned runs on two hits and one walk with

Ford-Iroquois Indians Junior Legion baseball team sweeps doubleheader against Danville Blue

BUCKLEY -- The Ford-Iroquois Indians Junior Legion baseball team won 8-6 in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader over Danville Blue.
After falling behind 4-0, the Indians scored a run in the bottom of the first inning as Drake Schrodt hit a leadoff double to left field and stole third base before crossing home plate on a Ben Jarboe groundout.


Chicago Fire soccer summer camp

Them Soccerclub held Chicago Fire summer camps in Paxton on June 18-22 in Coady Park -- a Little Sparks camp for kids ages 3-5 and the Fire Camp for kids ages 6-9. Here are some sights from Wednesday's Fire Camp session at Coady Park in Paxton ...

PBL grad named to Great Lakes Valley Academic All-Conference squad

Paxton Swedes, Buckley Dutchmasters split EI League doubleheader

PAXTON — In the first game of the doubleheader between the Buckley Dutchmasters and the Paxton Swedes, it was business as usual between the two teams.

As had happened regularly for the past two seasons, Buckley won a 5-0 decision. But, in the second game, the Swedes did something they had not done in two years — beat their archrivals — topping them decisively 9-3.

GCMS football camps to take place in July

GIBSON CITY — The 2018 Falcon Football Camp will take place July 9-13 at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School.

Junior Camp, which will be for campers entering first through eighth grade, will take place from 9-10:30 a.m., and varsity camp (grades ninth through 12th) will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the GCMS football field.

Paxton Swedes lose two extra-inning games to Gifford-Flatville

GIFFORD — The Paxton Swedes could not have asked more from their pitching over the weekend.

Even though they finished 1-3 over the weekend, they could have just easily been 3-1. Most of the Swedes had to like what they saw, especially from their overworked pitching staff.

Mark Prina, the manager of the team, certainly did.

Gibson Area Swim Team places second in triangular meet

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Swim team finished second in a triangular meet held Saturday.

Gibson Area finished with a score of 311 while Rantoul finished first with a score of 352 and Danville placed third with a score of 130.

Paxton Park District sand volleyball scores (week of June 14, 2018)

TUESDAY, June 12
Women's Sand Volleyball League
Shelly's Daycare def. Monical's 25-9, 26-24
Defib Divas def. Animal Clinic 24-26, 25-20, 16-14
Seggebruch Agency Smashers def. Monical's 25-20, 25-21
Animal Clinic def. Paxton IGA 25-15, 25-17
Dinks & Drinks def.

Paxton Park District Women's Sand Volleyball League

Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday's matches in Paxton ...

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