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GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley fell to a record of 3-8 with a 11-8 loss Wednesday to Cissna Park.
The Falcons led 9-4 going into the sixth inning before the Timberwolves scored five runs in the sixth inning and two in the seventh to pull away.
ONARGA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team picked up its first Sangamon Valley Conference victory Wednesday in convincing fashion, beating Iroquois West 14-4 in five innings.
GILMAN – Following Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s 13-1 win Wednesday over Iroquois West, head coach Rick Johnson said his team has bigger fish to fry the next night.
GOLCONDA – Local runners participated in the River to River Relay Saturday, April 12.
The relay covered 80 miles across Southern Illinois, starting on the Mississippi River in Wolf Lake and ending on the Ohio River in Golconda.
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PBL boys basketball player to compete in All-Area game
CHAMPAIGN — Paxton-Buckley-Loda senior Drew Schrodt was asked to play in the News-Gazette All-Area Basketball Game at Parkland College at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19.
Paxton-based travel baseball team finishes second in tourney
ST. JOSEPH — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School track and field teams opened their season Thursday in St. Joseph.
The eighth-grade and seventh-grade boys teams each had a first-place finish at the meet with 86 and 106, respectively.
WATSEKA – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team went into Saturday’s doubleheader at Watseka with a 3-5 record, already surpassing its win total from a year before.
Although the Falcons (3-7) lost both games – via 24-7 and 13-11 results in games one and two, respectively – head coach Dustin White said he is happy with the state of his team in mid-April.
TUSCOLA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team split a couple of games at Saturday’s Tuscola Invitational.
The Panthers (9-2) defeated Effingham St. Anthony 15-8, scoring five runs in the first two innings before exploding for 10 runs through the fifth and sixth innings.