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Twin County Royals split doubleheader with Livingston County Thunder

BUCKLEY -- The Twin County Royals split a doubleheader with the Livingston County Thunder on Sunday, winning 12-11 in game two.
 
The Royals rallied from an 11-8 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as Gavin Spitz hit a grand-slam home run on a line drive to center field.
 
Twin County scored five runs in the second i

Buckley Dutchmasters swept in season-opening twinbill by Game Seven

COLFAX -- The Buckley Dutchmasters' quest for a third consecutive Eastern Illinois Baseball League regular-season championship is off to a slow start.
 
The Dutchmasters were swept in their 2018 season-opening doubleheader on Sunday as Game Seven won 3-2 in game one and 5-4 in game two.
 
Buckley took an early 1-0 lead in game one. 

Paxton Swedes swept in EI League season-opening doubleheader; Royal Giants win 15-14 in extra innings in game two

PAXTON -- Paxton Swedes player/manager Mark Prina says he is "cautiously optimistic" about his 2018 Eastern Illinois Baseball League squad.
 
The Swedes are hoping to improve from their 4-18 and 5-18 records in 2017 and 2016, respectively.
 
"If we can get these guys to commit to being here regularly, I think you'll see improvement in our over

Paxton Swedes vs. Royal Giants (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader in Paxton ...


Buckley Dutchmasters at Game Seven

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader at Colfax ...


Area college sports catchup (May 20, 2018)

Brea Walker -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball standout earned a victory in the circle for Illinois Wesleyan in a 7-0 victory Saturday over Wisconsin-Whitewater in the NCAA Division III Softball Super Regional Tournament, pitching six shutout innings while allowing five hits and two walks, and striking out one.
 
With the win, and a 3-0

GCMS's Delanie Dykes wins IHSA Class 1A state medals in 400-, 800-meter races

CHARLESTON -- Delanie Dykes of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls track and field team finished with a third-place medal in the 800-meter run at the IHSA Class 1A state meet.
 
Dykes finished Saturday's finals race with a time of 2:18.02. 
 
Dykes also won a fourth-place medal in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.92 second

PBL JH track athletes Ryder James, Makenna Ecker win top-five medals at IESA Class AA state meet

EAST PEORIA -- Ryder James of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys track and field team finished fourth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:48.48 in the IESA Class AA state meet.
 
James also finished 16th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.3.
 
For the PBL eighth-grade girls, Makenna Ecker finished fifth in the discus with a th

GCMS softball loses 2-1 to Olympia to end 2018 season

EL PASO -- According to head coach Taylor Rubarts, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team accomplished one of its goals in Saturday's IHSA Class 2A El Paso-Gridley Regional championship game against Stanford Olympia.
 
"Our goal was to hold them to two runs," Rubarts said.

GCMS softball vs. Olympia (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's IHSA Class 2A El Paso-Gridley Regional championship game at South Pointe Park in El Paso ...


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