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EAST PEORIA – Jacob Rich finished third in the eighth-grade boys shot put with a throw of 47-11 ¾ during last weekend’s IESA state meet.
Garrett Bachtold and Keyn Humes each tied for 10th in the pole vault competition with a leap of 10-6.
PAXTON – Saturday’s IHSA Class 2A Paxton Regional championship game between Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Tri-Valley featured a memorable pitcher’s duel.
Tri-Valley’s Maddie Merritt and GCMS’s Breanna Walker each pitched seven shutout innings to force an extra one. Merritt got the upper hand as the Vikings scored two runs in the eighth inning to get the 2-0 victory.
PAXTON — Pitching and defense have been the bread and butter for Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s baseball program, says head coach Rick Johnson.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce’s “We Mean Business” Golf Scramble will be held Friday, June 19, at Railside Golf Club.
There will be a shotgun start at noon. At 5 p.m., a banquet will be held followed by a 6 p.m. hole-in-one shootout.
Anyone interested in more details or to sign up a team can call Guy Percy at 649-6159.
PAXTON – After winning Thursday’s IHSA Class 1A Paxton Sectional, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys track and field team orchestrated a team chant.
This past week, high school girls softball teams across the state of Illinois have been competing in the IHSA state tournament, representing schools that have funded programs for their sport.
CHARLESTON -- With a leap of 5-2 in preliminary round of the IHSA Class 1A state meet Thursday, Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls track and field athlete Aleeka Gentzler advanced to the finals of the state meet and tied the school record.
She is one of nine who are tied for the lead after preliminaries.
In the finals on Saturday, she finished with a ninth-place medal with a leap of 5-0.
PAXTON – Even before Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team started Wednesday’s IHSA Class 2A Paxton Regional semifinal game against Hoopeston Area, it faced some challenges in its quest for a second straight regional championship.
In addition to some rain, the weather provided a drop below the 50-degree mark.