PBL baseball to host regional

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School baseball team will host its IHSA Class 2A regional.

The Panthers will compete against Bismarck-Henning, St. Thomas More, Hoopeston Area and Watseka.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley will play in the Stanford Olympia Regional against Bloomington Central Catholic, Clinton, Tri-Valley, Deer Creek-Mackinaw and Olympia.

GCMS softball loses to Watseka

WATSEKA — The Warriors (2-1) scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a 7-6 win Thursday over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.

Taylor Bauer’s two-out double started the comeback. She scored the tying run and Summer Cramer (3-for-4) scored the winner on a wild pitch from Breanna Walker (3-1), who had 15 strikeouts.

PBL softball team receives sportsmanship award from IHSA

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School softball team received an IHSA Sport a Winning Attitude Award.

The certificate awarded to PBL was presented by the IHSA, as the certificate states, “in recognition of an exemplary act of sportsmanship at an IHSA interscholastic contest.”

The Panthers played in a doubleheader Saturday, March 21, at Ridgeview High School in Colfax.

PBL baseball 'brought back to reality' in loss to Bishop McNamara

PAXTON — Last Saturday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School baseball team won its first two games by a combined score of 28-0.

Like each of those first two games, Wednesday’s contest against Kankakee Bishop McNamara — which was originally scheduled to be played in Kankakee, but moved to Paxton due to weather — lasted only five innings.

PBL baseball vs. Bishop Mac

Here are some of the highlights from Wednesday's game against Kankakee Bishop McNamara...

Tom Meents to drive 'In memory of Clayton Hale' at Monster Jam World Finals

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It is a cliché to say that some people wear their emotions on their sleeves.

When Paxton native Tom Meents competes in this weekend’s Monster Jam World Finals, he will wear his wishes to remember a longtime friend on his windshield.

Meents’ Maximum Destruction monster truck will don the following words on his windshield — “In memory of Clayton Hale.”

PBL, GCMS track athletes qualify for Illinois Prep Top Times Meet


GCMS girls team

Mikayla Baillie, shot put

Erin Tabor, 60-meter hurdles

GCMS boys team

Nick Meunier, 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash

Zach Johnson, 60-meter hurdles

PBL boys team

Paul Bigham, 60-meter dash, triple jump

PBL, GCMS track athletes among Illinois Prep Top Times leaders

BLOOMINGTON – The top Class 1A high school track and field athletes will compete in the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet, the indoors version of the state meet, Friday at the Shirk Center in Bloomington.

PBL, GCMS college catchup (March 22, 2015)

Tyler Rubarts – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field standout finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.05 seconds for Augustana during Saturday’s Augustana Spring Opener. Rubarts also finished second in the long jump and in the triple jump.

IWU's Dylan Overstreet competes in NABC All-Star Game

SALEM, Va. – Dylan Overstreet, a former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball standout and current Illinois Wesleyan University senior, played for the West All-Stars in Saturday’s National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game.

Overstreet scored seven points while recording four assists and one rebound as the West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 105-94.

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