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PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School baseball team will host its IHSA Class 2A regional.
The Panthers will compete against Bismarck-Henning, St. Thomas More, Hoopeston Area and Watseka.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley will play in the Stanford Olympia Regional against Bloomington Central Catholic, Clinton, Tri-Valley, Deer Creek-Mackinaw and Olympia.
WATSEKA — The Warriors (2-1) scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 7-6 win Thursday over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.
Taylor Bauer’s two-out double started the comeback. She scored the tying run and Summer Cramer (3-for-4) scored the winner on a wild pitch from Breanna Walker (3-1), who had 15 strikeouts.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School softball team received an IHSA Sport a Winning Attitude Award.
The certificate awarded to PBL was presented by the IHSA, as the certificate states, “in recognition of an exemplary act of sportsmanship at an IHSA interscholastic contest.”
The Panthers played in a doubleheader Saturday, March 21, at Ridgeview High School in Colfax.
PAXTON — Last Saturday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School baseball team won its first two games by a combined score of 28-0.
Like each of those first two games, Wednesday’s contest against Kankakee Bishop McNamara — which was originally scheduled to be played in Kankakee, but moved to Paxton due to weather — lasted only five innings.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It is a cliché to say that some people wear their emotions on their sleeves.
When Paxton native Tom Meents competes in this weekend’s Monster Jam World Finals, he will wear his wishes to remember a longtime friend on his windshield.
Meents’ Maximum Destruction monster truck will don the following words on his windshield — “In memory of Clayton Hale.”
IPTT STATE QUALIFIERS
GCMS girls team
Mikayla Baillie, shot put
Erin Tabor, 60-meter hurdles
GCMS boys team
Nick Meunier, 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash
Zach Johnson, 60-meter hurdles
PBL boys team
Paul Bigham, 60-meter dash, triple jump
BLOOMINGTON – The top Class 1A high school track and field athletes will compete in the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet, the indoors version of the state meet, Friday at the Shirk Center in Bloomington.
Tyler Rubarts – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field standout finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.05 seconds for Augustana during Saturday’s Augustana Spring Opener. Rubarts also finished second in the long jump and in the triple jump.
SALEM, Va. – Dylan Overstreet, a former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball standout and current Illinois Wesleyan University senior, played for the West All-Stars in Saturday’s National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game.
Overstreet scored seven points while recording four assists and one rebound as the West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 105-94.