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CHAMPAIGN — Due to rain, Wednesday’s tennis match between Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Champaign Centennial could not be completed.
Before the rainstorm, the Falcons won five out of six doubles matches.
“Suffice it to say, we were winning pretty handily,” GCMS head coach Cindy Petersen said. “We were very pleased with the results.”
CLIFTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School baseball team lost 4-3 in extra innings Tuesday to Clifton J.L. Nash.
Gavin Coplea sent a run home in the third inning with a triple to center field. In the fifth inning, He sent Trey VanWinkle across home plate with a single to center field.
PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball team evened its season record at 6-6 by defeating St. Matthew 15-0 in three innings Tuesday.
Emily Adwell tossed a one-hitter to earn the victory on the mound.
PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team won Tuesday’s meet against Prairie Central, Clifton Central and Tri-Point.
The girls team finished second to Clifton Central.
On the boys’ side, Nick Porter ran the second-fastest time ever by a PBL senior with a time of 16:11, which was good enough for first place.
FISHER — The Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley soccer team won 1-0 Tuesday over Oakwood/Salt Fork.
“I thought we played really well,” Fisher/GCMS coach Levi Horsch said. “We worked a lot on possession the previous Monday, and we came out and really controlled the game and possessed the ball well.”
GIBSON CITY – It was a tale of two high school volleyball teams in Ford County as Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley faced each other in Tuesday’s match.
1. St. Thomas More (0-1) at Guerin (1-0), Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.
2. Maroa-Forsyth (1-0) at Decatur St. Teresa (0-1), Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
3. Monticello (1-0) at Macomb (0-1), Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.
4. Rantoul (1-0) at Shelbyville (1-0), Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
5. SJO (1-0) vs. Clifton Central (0-1), Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
6. Unity (1-0) at Monmouth-Roseville (1-0), Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball team overcame a five-run deficit in Monday’s “A” game against Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to force a back-and-forth game into extra innings.
Irey Sandholdt scored the winning run with one out in the eighth inning on a Brooke Walder groundball to the shortstop, giving PBL an 11-10 win.
BISMARCK – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team lost two close games Monday en route to a 25-22, 25-20 defeat at the hands of Bismarck-Henning.