Prep Sports

PBL girls basketball loses 61-53 to Watseka in SVC Tournament championship

GILMAN -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team lost 61-53 to Watseka in the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament championship game on Thursday.
 
Watseka, which went into the game as the fifth-ranked team in Class 2A, improved to 21-2 with the win.
 
The Panthers, who fell to a record of 13-11 with the loss, will host Unity on Monday

PBL JH boys basketball teams lose to St. Joseph

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys basketball team lost 42-31 to St. Joseph on Thursday.
 
The Panthers tied St. Joseph at 13-13 at the end of the first quarter as Jeremiah Ager and Kendall Swanson each had five points and Kayden Snelling added a 3-pointer. 
 
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GCMS girls basketball wins 40-29 over Deer Creek-Mackinaw

GIBSON CITY -- A 40-29 victory Thursday over Deer Creek-Mackinaw extended the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team's winning streak to seven games and improved the Falcons' overall record to 19-4 and record in the Heart of Illinois Conference to 10-1.
 
“It’s a heck of a record for us. I’m proud of the girls," GCMS head coach Keri Dornbusch said.

GCMS girls basketball vs. Deer Creek-Mackinaw (2019)

Here are some of the highlights from Thursday's game in Gibson City ...


Paxton Park District looking for new swim coach

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District is looking for a new coach for the Paxton Aquatic Wildcats swim team for this upcoming summer.

Alex Goudy wrapped her coaching career at the end of last season. At the Paxton Park District Board of Commissioners’ monthly meeting Wednesday, the board approved a job description and seasonal salary for the vacant coaching position.


PBL girls basketball defeats Momence 51-24 in SVC Tournament semifinals

GILMAN -- Two wins, including a 51-24 victory Wednesday over Momence, puts the Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team one win away from its second consecutive Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament championship.
 
The Panthers' win in the tournament semifinals over Momence included a 29-16 advantage in the second half.

PBL girls basketball vs. Momence (2019 SVC Tournament)

Here are some of the highlights from Wednesday's SVC Tournament semifinal game in Gilman ...


GCMS/Fisher High School wrestling defeats Olympia 55-21

FISHER -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team won 55-21 Tuesday, Jan. 15, over Olympia.
 
Calen Ragle pinned Austin Swan in 1:23 for GCMS/Fisher in the 152-pound match.

PBL boys basketball wins 65-28 over Iroquois West

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys basketball team won 65-28 Tuesday, Jan. 15, over Iroquois West.
 
With the win, the Panthers improved to a record of 11-7 while remaining undefeated in the Sangamon Valley Conference at 4-0. They will face St. Thomas More in Champaign next Tuesday.

GCMS boys basketball at Cissna Park

Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday's game between two state-ranked teams ...


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