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GCMS volleyball loses 25-21, 25-10 to Fieldcrest in IHSA Class 2A Minonk Regional semifinals

MINONK — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team ended its season with a 25-21, 25-10 loss Tuesday, Oct. 23, to No. 3-seed Fieldcrest in the IHSA Class 2A Minonk Regional semifinals.

The seventh-seeded Falcons ended their season with a record of 10-17.


PBL volleyball loses in three sets to El Paso-Gridley in IHSA Class 2A Gilman Iroquois West Regional

GILMAN — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball team lost 25-18, 18-25, 25-18 Tuesday, Oct. 23, to El Paso-Gridley in the IHSA Class 2A Gilman Iroquois West Regional semifinals.

With the loss to No. 4-seed EP-G, fifth-seeded PBL ended its season with a record of 25-10.


First-round football playoff predictions from the so-called experts

1A -- No. 12 LeRoy (5-4) at No. 5 Orr (8-1), 1 p.m. Saturday
1A -- No. 16 CG/B (5-4) at No. 1 Argenta-Oreana (9-0), 7 p.m. Friday
1A -- No. 9 Cumberland (7-2) at No. 8 Fisher, 2 p.m. Saturday
1A -- No. 14 Georgetown-Ridge Farm (6-3) at No. 3 Concord Triopia (8-1), 2 p.m. Saturday
1A -- No. 11 Salt Fork (6-3) at No. 6 Arcola (7-2), 1 p.m.

PBL volleyball wins 25-10, 25-7 over Iroquois West in IHSA Class 2A regional quarterfinal match

GILMAN -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball team defeated Iroquois West 25-10, 25-7 over Iroquois West in the quarterfinals of the IHSA Class 2A Gilman Regional on Monday.
 
The fifth-seeded Panthers will face No. 4-seed El Paso-Gridley in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m.

The Great Rostradamus: PBL football at Vandalia

Admittedly, I know very little about Vandalia. 
 
With the school being 135 miles -- or two hours and four minutes -- away from Paxton, unfamiliarity can be understood.
 
There are a few things I do know regarding Saturday's 2 p.m.

PBL football to face Vandalia on the road in IHSA Class 3A playoffs at 2 p.m. Saturday

VANDALIA -- With the playoffs comes a clean slate for at least two teams in the IHSA's Class 3A football postseason.
 
Both Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Vandalia will enter Saturday's 2 p.m. first-round game after losing two of their last three regular-season games.
 
"Everybody goes into the playoffs at 0-0.

PBL football season stats (Oct. 22, 2018)

PBL FOOTBALL SEASON STATS
PASSING
Name Comp.-att.-yds.-TDs-INTs
Gunner Belt 41-92-979-11-5
Gavin Coplea 2-38-11-0-3
TEAM 43-130-990-11-8<

The Great Rostradamus: GCMS football vs. Watseka

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley's football team has an edge in pretty much every category over its opponent in the first round of the IHSA Class 2A playoffs at 7 p.m. Friday.
 
Obviously, the top-seeded Falcons have an edge record-wise with a 9-0 mark compared to Watseka's 5-4 mark.

GCMS football to host Watseka at 7 p.m. Friday in first round of IHSA Class 2A playoffs

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football team enters the IHSA Class 2A playoffs with the top seed in the North Bracket.
 
The Falcons also go into the contest with a 23-game winning streak, including last year's 14-0 run en route to their state championship.
 
"The guys are playing well up to this point," GCMS head coach Mike Alle

PBL eighth-grade girls basketball defeats Nash in opening round of TCC Tournament

GIBSON CITY -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade girls basketball team won 34-19 over Clifton J.L.

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