Boys' Basketball

PBL boys basketball loses 63-40 to Cissna Park

CISSNA PARK -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball team was on a hot streak heading into its regular-season finale Friday against Cissna Park.
 
A win over the Timberwolves would have extended PBL's winning streak -- which included victories over La Salette and Watseka, two teams with a combined record of 38-14 heading into Friday's action -- to four games and cli

PBL boys basketball at Cissna Park (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's Sangamon Valley Conference game ...


GCMS boys basketball vs. LeRoy (2018)

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


PBL boys basketball wins 44-41 over Tuscola

TUSCOLA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball team won 44-41 Tuesday, Feb. 13, over Tuscola. 
 
Mason Ecker scored seven points in the first quarter while Austin Gooden added four points as PBL ended the quarter leading 11-9.

GCMS boys basketball claims HOIC title with win over LeRoy

By Ross Brown 
bluehavanaross@gmail.com
 
GIBSON CITY -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley achieved a first for the program by winning an outright Heart of Illinois Conference championship.
 
The Falcons accomplished the feat Tuesday night, running all over LeRoy 79-55 on their home floor to capture the

GCMS boys basketball improves to 22-3

By Ross Brown 
bluehavanaross@gmail.com
 
GIBSON CITY -- After barely escaping with a win over Watseka on Tuesday night, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley rolled over Eureka on its home floor Friday night, 63-43.
 
Ryland Holt and Mitch McNutt led all scorers with 16 points apiece as GCMS improved to 22

PBL students advance to Region No. 7 Knights of Columbus free-throw contest

PAXTON -- The St. Mary’s/St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus, Fr. Paul Benson Council #8229 of Paxton/Loda held its annual free throw contest on Sunday, Feb.

Area college sports catchup (2/10/18)

Brandon Wilkerson -- The former Tri-Point boys track and field standout was part of an Augustana College distance medley team that finished first with a time of 10:37.72 at the 2018 Darren Young Indoor Invitational on Saturday in Grinnell, Iowa.
 
Vaughn Gentzler -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field standout finished first with a time of 8.4 seconds

Three-point play by Austin Gooden propels PBL boys basketball to 53-51 win over Watseka

PAXTON -- For the third straight year, a boys basketball game between Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Watseka came down to the final seconds.
 
In the 2016 IHSA Class 2A Iroquois West Regional semifinals, Andrew Zenner converted on a three-point play with 3.4 seconds left to lift PBL to a 60-58 victory over Watseka.
 
In 2017, a buzzer-beating 3-point

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