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PBL softball loses to Marshall, Tuscola

TUSCOLA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team lost 7-6 in extra innings to Marshall on Saturday.
 
The Panthers led 6-4 going into the bottom of the seventh inning before Marshall tied the game with two runs and scored the game-winning run in the eighth inning.
 
In the top of the sixth inning, PBL (1-4) scored three runs to overcome a 4-3

GCMS basketball players help HOIC boys, girls teams defeat SVC squads

GIBSON CITY -- Prior to competing in their respective IHSA state-final tournaments, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Cissna Park boys basketball teams met in a regular-season contest on Jan. 15.
 
The GCMS Falcons won that game in overtime by a score of 48-41 over the Timberwolves.
 
"It was a special moment, GCMS senior Connor Birky said.

2019 SVC/HOIC All-Star basketball

Here are some of the sights and highlights from Saturday's all-star girls and boys basketball games, hosted by WGCY Radio in Gibson City ...


GCMS baseball sweeps doubleheader over Cissna Park

CISSNA PARK -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley baseball team swept a Saturday doubleheader against Cissna Park.
 
In game one, GCMS won 13-5.
 
In the first inning, Layne Harden tripled before scoring on a Nathan Garard groundout to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead.
 
After Cissna Park tied the game via an RBI single by Dawso

PBL's Ryder James earns medal at Illinois Prep Top Times Meet

BLOOMINGTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field team left Saturday's Illinois Prep Top Times Class AA Meet with one state medalist.
 
Freshman Ryder James qualified to run a total of three miles at the indoor state meet via the 3,200- and 1,600-meter runs.
 
"For a freshman to do a double like that is an outstanding performance for

PBL track and field at 2019 IPTT Meet

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's Class AA Meet at Shirk Center in Bloomington ...


GCMS's Delanie Dykes, Aidan Laughery earn first-place medals at Illinois Prep Top Times Meet

BLOOMINGTON -- Delanie Dykes of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls track and field team finished first in the 400-meter dash at the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet on Friday.
 
Dykes finished first in the girls' 1A 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.7.
 
Dykes also finished second in the girls' 1A 400-meter race with a time of 1:00.62

PBL baseball loses 11-8 to Ottawa Marquette

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team was a few runs -- and a few innings -- away from pulling off an early-season upset.
 
Instead, Ottawa Marquette left Paxton with an 11-8 victory after a seven-run fifth inning erased a 7-4 PBL head.
 
“It was a tough one," PBL head coach Brock Niebuhr said. "We battled.

PBL softball wins 12-2 over Armstrong-Potomac

POTOMAC -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team earned its first victory of the season via a 12-2 score Friday over Armstrong-Potomac.
 
The Panthers gained a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Lorena Arnett reached base on a bunt single before scoring on a Baylee Cosgrove groundout.
 
In the fifth inning, PBL scored seven runs to overcome a 2-1

PBL baseball vs. Ottawa Marquette

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


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