PBL softball loses in final inning to Bismarck-Henning

BISMARCK – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team lost 4-3 Friday to Bismarck-Henning.

The Blue Devils scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning as Phoenix LeCombe’s two-hit glanced off the glove of PBL’s third baseman, sending Emmie Hawkins across home plate.

Zayna Flahaut took the loss on the mound. At the plate, she doubled twice and drove in a run while going 2-for-3.

PBL baseball wins 8-7 over Bismarck-Henning

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team won 8-7 Friday over Bismarck-Henning.

Trailing 7-5 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Panthers (13-6) scored three runs to go ahead and shut out the Blue Devils in the seventh inning to claim the victory.

Area runners go the distance in Illinois Marathon

CHAMPAIGN – For two former members of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School cross country girls team, 3.1 miles was not enough of a running distance.

A true victory: Gross-Michalak, Rosten finish 5K at Illinois Marathon

With apologies to my fellow Chicago Bears fans, the best quote I could think of to describe my experience at the 5K Friday at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon in Champaign comes from a late Green Bay Packers coaching legend.

Illinois Marathon 2015

Here are some of the highlights from last weekend's events at the University of Illinois in Champaign...

PBL baseball remains undefeated in SVC with win over Cissna Park

CISSNA PARK – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team won 10-4 Thursday over Cissna Park.

With the win, the Panthers improved to 12-6 overall and 5-0 in the Sangamon Valley Conference.

Dalton Coplea reached base on an error to lead off the first inning for PBL before stealing second base. He advanced to third base on a Jonah Wilson bunt single.

GCMS softball loses 17-1 to Tuscola

GIBSON CITY – This week has been an exhausting one for the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team.

Thursday’s game against Tuscola was the Falcons’ fourth game in a row.

GCMS softball vs. Tuscola

Here are some of the highlights from Thursday's game in Gibson City...

GCMS softball loses 8-7 to Fisher

FISHER -- Karissa Fredrickson’s three-run double in the fifth drove in the tying and go-ahead runs as the Bunnies rallied at home to win a Heart of Illinois Conference game.

Teammate Emilee Schwing had three hits. GCMS’ Amber Wittemann hit a grand slam. Breanna Walker added a solo shot against Megan McCoy, who struck out four and walked three.

Fisher 8, GCMS 7

GCMS baseball loses 9-0 to Fisher

FISHER -- Drayton Purvis struck out four in a three-hit shutout as the Bunnies (12-7) won at home.

Brett Cagle, Grant Pointer and Christian Springer had two hits apiece for Fisher.

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