Prep Sports

IHSA releases 2017 football schedules

PAXTON-BUCKLEY-LODA
Aug. 25 -- at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, 7 p.m.
Sept. 1 -- vs. Westville, 7 p.m.
Sept. 8 -- vs. Clifton Central*, 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 -- at South Newton*, 7 p.m.
Sept. 22 -- at Momence*, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29 -- vs. Iroquois West*, 7 p.m.
Oct. 6 -- at Oakwood, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14 -- at Watseka/St.

'It'll be fun': Keri Dornbusch takes over as GCMS High School girls basketball coach

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley school board approved the hiring of Keri Dornbusch as the high school's head girls basketball coach at its meeting on Monday, June 19.
 
"I'm definitely looking forward to having a good season and having a good group of girls to work with," Dornbusch said. "It'll be fun. We'll see what happens.

Ford-Iroquois Indians Senior Legion baseball loses 8-2 to Shelby County

WINDSOR -- The Ford-Iroquois Indians Senior Legion baseball team lost 8-2 on Wednesday to Shelby County.
 
The Indians led 2-1 after four innings, but Shelby County scored four runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth.
 
In the first inning, Cole Eshleman hit a one-out single and advanced to third base on a single by Mark Miller before

Ford-Iroquois Indians Senior Legion baseball wins 13-7 over Rantoul

RANTOUL -- The Ford-Iroquois Senior Legion baseball team won 13-7 Tuesday over Rantoul.
 
The Indians finished the game producing 16 hits as Andrew Zenner hit 5-for-5 with a double and two RBIs while Luis Rodriguez hit 2-for-6 with three RBIs and two runs scored, Mark Miller went 4-for-6 with an RBI and three runs scored and Jaxson Coplea went 2-for-3 with a double an

GCMS football player Sam Baillie participates in Shrine Game

BLOOMINGTON -- Sam Baillie was granted the opportunity to snap on his Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Falcons football helmet one last time in the Illinois Shrine Game on Saturday. 
 
He was on the East sideline at Illinois Wesleyan’s Tucci Stadium in Bloomington and featured all-stars from high schools across the state (West defeated East, 58-7).
 

Paxton Swedes swept in doubleheader by Champaign Dream

PAXTON -- The Paxton Swedes were swept in a Sunday Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader against the Champaign Dream.
 
In game one, the Dream won 12-1.
 
"It went downhill in a hurry," Swedes head coach Mark Prina said.
 
The Dream finished game one with 13 hits.
 
Adam Carver took the

GCMS's Sam Baillie at Shrine Game

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's Illinois High School Football Shrine All-Star Game at Tucci Stadium in Bloomington ...


Ford-Iroquois Indians season stats (June 19, 2017)

SENIOR LEGION
Ford-Iroquois season stats
Batting average
Name Avg./AB
Keaton Krumwiede .571/7
Kyle Giroux

Buckley Dutchmasters season stats (June 19, 2017)

BUCKLEY DUTCHMASTERS SEASON STATS
Batting average 
Name Avg./AB
Jonny Walder .417/24
Robb Wicks .409/22

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Brock Niebuhr has 'big shoes to fill' as PBL High School's new head baseball coach

PAXTON -- Brock Niebuhr knows he has "big shoes to fill."
 
The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved the hiring of Niebuhr as the high school's head baseball coach at last Wednesday's meeting.
 
Niebuhr succeeds a 22-year run in which Pat Prina and Rick Johnson led the Panthers to a combined 453 wins.

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