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GCMS to host dodgeball tournament in honor of Dylan Benningfield

GIBSON CITY — In memory of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School student Dylan Benningfield, GCMS/Fisher wrestlers and the GCMS Red Army are hosting a dodge ball tournament on Sunday, April 29, in the high school’s gym.


PBL's Brett Giese finishes first in high jump at Freshman-Sophomore Invite

PAXTON -- Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys track athlete Brett Giese finished first in the high jump with a leap of 5-4 in Wednesday's Freshman-Sophomore Invite.
 
Riley Cuppernell placed third with a height of 5-0.

PBL softball wins 16-6 over St. Thomas More

CHAMPAIGN -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team won 16-6 Wednesday over St. Thomas More.
 
Jaden Bender hit 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI.

PBL baseball loses 6-0 to St. Thomas More

PAXTON -- A 6-0 loss to St. Thomas More on Wednesday snapped a three-game winning streak for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity baseball team.
 
Wednesday's game was also the second of a streak of four games in four days for the Panthers.

PBL baseball vs. St. Thomas More (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Wednesday's game in Paxton ...


Paxton Area Chamber golf outing set for July 27 at Lakeview

LODA — The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf outing is scheduled for Friday, July 27, at Lakeview Country Club in rural Loda.

The event begins with lunch at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon.

The theme of the outing is “The Roaring Twenties.”

Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed team, the longest putt, the longest drive and closest to the pin.


PBL JV baseball wins 6-5 over Tuscola

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior varsity baseball team won 6-5 Tuesday over Tuscola.
 
The Panthers trailed 5-3 entering the bottom of the third inning before scoring three runs to take the lead.
 
Isaac Denault led off the inning with an infield single before Kurtis Adkins put runners on first and second base with nobody out with a ba

PBL JV softball loses in five innings to LeRoy

LEROY -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior varsity softball team lost 18-4 Tuesday to LeRoy.
 
After LeRoy started the game with an 8-0 lead after one inning, the Panthers scored a run in the top of the second inning.
 
Kayla Suhl hit a leadoff single to center field and Jordyn Buhrmaster walked with one out before Suhl crossed home plate.

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PBL JH track results (April 17, 2018)

8th-grade boys
Team scores
1. Iroquois West, 114; 2. Paxton-Buckley-Loda, 103; 3. Clifton J.L. Nash, 94; 4. Fisher, 40; 5. Tri-Point, 33; 6. Prairieview-Ogden, 13.
100-meter dash
1. Jimmy Andrade (IW) 12.4; 2. Justin Kuntz (JL) 12.84; 3. Hansen (FISH) 13.11; 4. Daltin Austin (IW) 13.71; 5. Max Rodriguez (PBL) 13.74; 6. Grieser (FISH) 14.43; 7.

PBL baseball wins 10-5 over Cissna Park

CISSNA PARK -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team defeated Cissna Park 10-5 on Tuesday.
 
The Panthers (8-4, 4-1 Sangamon Valley Conference) started the game with a 1-0 lead after one inning.
 
After Mason Ecker was hit by a pitch and Jaxson Coplea drew a walk -- with Jake Watts running bases as a courtesy for the catcher Coplea -- Ecker st

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