Area college catchup (April 23, 2017)

Brea Walker -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball standout allowed three runs on nie hits while striking out two batters and walking five for Illinois Wesleyan in an 8-3 win over Carroll College. 
The win improved Walker's record to 11-3.

2017 Illinois Marathon local results

At Champaign-Urbana
Raymond Jones (Gibson City) 18:21; Jay Bennett (Loda) 21:21; Thomas Stone (Gibson City) 21:27; Calvin Young (Gibson City) 24:18; Ross Perkins (Gibson City) 24:25; Chuck Casagrande (Ludlow) 26:35; June Haeme (Kempton) 26:5

2017 Illinois Marathon

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon races in Champaign ...

PBL softball loses 13-3 in five innings to Bismarck-Henning

BISMARCK -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team lost 13-3 in five innings Friday to Bismarck-Henning.
Emily Adwell took the loss on the mound for PBL, allowing five runs -- one earned -- on seven hits while striking out three batters through four innings pitched.

PBL baseball loses 5-3 to Bismarck-Henning

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team lost 5-3 Friday to Bismarck-Henning.
Cole Eshleman took the loss on the mound for PBL, allowing three earned runs on five hits through two innings.

GCMS softball loses 6-0 to Fieldcrest

WENONA -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team lost 6-0 Friday to Fieldcrest.
The Falcons (8-8) were held to two hits as Madison Eberle hit 1-for-3 with a double and Mady Schutte also went 1-for-3.
Eberle struck out 13 batters and walked one while allowing six runs -- two earned -- on seven hits.

GCMS baseball defeats Fieldcrest 11-8

WENONA -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team won 11-8 Friday over Fieldcrest.
The Falcons scored in the first inning as Logan Davis and Tucker Cribbett singled and Nathan Garard was hit by a pitch to load the bases before Kyle Freehill grounded into a fielder's choice and Nick Tabor drew a bases-loaded walk to send Cribbett home.

PBL boys track and field at Unity Invite

More coverage to come courtesy of Daniel L. Chamness.
At Tolono
100-meter dash   
1. Dawson Kaiser (Unity) 11.09; 2. Lance Dittrich (Watseka) 11.36; 3. Camden Coleman (Uni) 11.4; 4. Lee Zimmerman (Prairie Central) 11.56; 5.

Area residents compete in Presence Health 5K

CHAMPAIGN -- Ellen Maxey of Gibson City had little time to prepare for Friday's Presence Health 5K.
She had a hip replacement in November, giving her only eight weeks to train.
“I was just proud to be running," Maxey said.
At the end of the 5K, Maxey finished with a time of 31:56.
“It w

GCMS girls track and field finishes eighth at Lady Falcon Invite

GIBSON CITY -- Delanie Dykes of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls track and field team finished first in the 400-meter dash wiht a time of 1:01.37 during Friday's Lady Falcon Invite.
Teammate Emily Sommer finished fourth in the same race with a time of 1:07.44 while Claire Retherford finished second in the discus with a throw of 107-1.

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