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Vaughn Gentzler – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field standout finished Saturday’s Keck Invite with a collegiate lifetime best time of 8.6 seconds in the 60-meter hurdle preliminaries before finishing third in the finals with a time of 8.62 seconds for Monmouth College.
HEYWORTH -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher missed out on a Class 1A Heyworth Regional title by 121/2 points, finishing second behind titles from Preston Braaten (145 pounds) and Key-Shawn Girkin (152).
CLIFTON -- Paxton-Buckley-Loda will have to settle for second place in the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament after losing 46-38 in the title game to South Newton.
BISMARCK – As Paxton-Buckley-Loda head wrestling coach Erik Ronney put it, the 2015-16 season has been “a year of firsts.”
The Panthers entered Saturday’s IHSA Class 1A Bismarck-Henning Regional coming off a regular season in which they compiled a 10-8 dual-meet record, the program’s first-ever winning season.
GIBSON CITY – Nick Meunier’s college decision came down to a few choices: Go east and the Ivy League at Harvard, stay local at Illinois State or attend a Division I Football Bowl Series military academy at Army or Air Force.
For most, that choice would be nearly impossible. But for Nick Meunier, it was quite the opposite.
COLFAX — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys basketball team kept things interesting at No. 1-ranked Ridgeview Friday night but fell 70-63.
CLIFTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda won 47-31 Friday over Watseka in a Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament semifinal game dominated by defense and physical play.
“Sometimes, you win ugly,” PBL head coach Adam Schonauer said. Neither team played very well tonight, but our guys were able to gut it out toward the end.”