PBL 7th-grade boys basketball defeats St. Matthew

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade boys basketball team won 36-8 Thursday over Champaign St. Matthew.

A 3-pointers by Trey VanWinkle and field goals by Luis Najera, Drake Schrodt and Dalton Busboom each had a field goal in the first quarter. Najera added two more field goals and Carson Dudley notched a bucket to help the Panthers gain a 15-4 halftime lead.

GCMS girls basketball loses to SJ-O

GIBSON CITY – Double-digit scoring efforts in the first and third quarters propelled St. Joseph-Ogden to a 49-35 win Thursday over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley in the Lady Falcon & Bunnies Tip-Off Classic.

PBL girls basketball 'never gave up' in overtime loss to Villa Grove/Heritage

GIBSON CITY – Although her team remains winless, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School head girls basketball coach Clarissa Gross-Michalak said her young team has made some strides in its development since its season opener.

PBL JH boys basketball vs. St. Matthew

Here are some of the highlights from Thursday's seventh- and eighth-place games at Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School...

GCMS girls basketball claims first win for new coach; PBL is going back to the drawing board

GIBSON CITY – For Mindy Whitehouse, her first win as Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley’s head coach was hardly a reason for celebration.

Whitehouse received that first win via 41-28 score in Tuesday’s Lady Falcon & Bunnies Tip-Off over Paxton-Buckley-Loda.

Lady Falcon & Bunnies Tip-Off Classic: PBL vs. GCMS

Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday's Falcon Pool contest played at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School...

PBL 7th-grade girls basketball concludes regular season with victory over GCMS

GIBSON CITY — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade girls basketball team ended its regular season with a 36-31 victory Monday over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.

With the win, the Panthers go into regionals with a record of 13-5.

IHSA playoff football semifinals: Predictions from the so-called experts

1A: Carrollton (12-0) at Camp Point Central (11-1), 1 p.m. Saturday

2A: Maroa-Forsyth (9-3) at Tuscola (10-2), 2 p.m. Saturday

3A: Byron (8-4) at Wilmington (12-0), 5 p.m. Saturday

4A: Rochester (10-2) at Herrin (11-1), 2 p.m. Saturday

5A: Geneseo (12-0) at Montini (9-3), 1 p.m. Saturday

PBL girls basketball 'can only go up from' season-opening loss to St. Joseph-Ogden

GIBSON CITY – As the old cliché goes, one has to start somewhere.

The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School girls basketball team went into Monday’s Lady Falcon & Bunnies Tip-Off Classic game with 11 active players – seven of which, as head coach Clarissa Gross-Michalak put it, “never put on a varsity jersey, let alone played in a varsity game.”

Foul trouble leads to GCMS girls basketball's season-opening loss to Villa Grove/Heritage

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team could not put its best foot forward when it counted in Monday’s Lady Falcon & Bunnies Tip-Off Classic contest against Villa Grove/Heritage.

With their key players in foul trouble, the Falcons were outscored 16-10 in the fourth quarter en route to a 47-45 season-opening loss.

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