PBL's Kody Harrison to run for Grinnell College

PAXTON -- Kody Harrison, a Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School senior, signed his letter of intent Wednesday to continue his cross country and track and field careers at Grinnell College.
"I'm relieved that I finally picked a good college that I'm excited to attend," Harrison said. 
Harrison finished 53rd in the IHSA Class 1A state meet l

Area college sports catchup (Nov. 13, 2017)

Jordan Anderson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had seven tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss of yards, for Knox College in a 30-0 win Saturday over Lawrence.
Trent Wooten -- The 2014 PBL graduate played for Knox College's football team.
Jake Stevenson -- The 2016 PBL graduate started at center for a McKendree University

Area college sports catchup (Nov. 5, 2017)

Ross Royal -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout recorded six tackles, including one for a loss of yards, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble for Eureka College in a 63-26 win Saturday over Martin Luther.
With the win, Eureka claimed the outright Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship, and its first trip to the NCAA Division III playof

'I will never forget this experience': PBL boys cross country runs at IHSA Class 1A state meet

PEORIA -- Before each race this season, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team member Adam McMullin led his team in a cheer.
McMullin's chant would have him screaming, “PBL. Can do. Will do. All for one. One for all. I believe. I believe.

PBL xc at IHSA Class 1A state meet

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria ...

Area college sports catchup (Oct. 29, 2017)

Brandon Wilkerson -- The former Tri-Point cross country standout finished 10th with a time of 25:44.2 for an Augustana College team that finished second in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships in Wheaton.
Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout is part of a Bradley University team that won the Missouri Valley Co

PBL boys cross country earns trip to IHSA Class 1A state meet

LISLE — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Panther Boys have rarely, if ever, traveled north to get out of the sectional to the state meet.
It has been 10 years since the Panthers advanced to the state finals, but on Saturday, by placing third in the Illinois High School Association Class 1A Sectional held at Lisle Community Park and hosted by Lisle High School, they accomplis

Area college sports catchup (Oct. 22, 2017)

Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys cross country standout finished 33rd with a time of 28:30.7 for Bradley University at Friday's Illini Open.
Josh Brocato -- The 2016 PBL graduate finished 38th with a time of 26:30.88 for the Indiana Wesleyan boys cross country team during Saturday's NAIA Great Lakes Challenge.
Shannon Car

PBL boys, girls cross country teams advance to sectionals

KANKAKEE — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country team is looking to make history.

On both the boys and girls level. If the Lady Panthers qualify for the state finals, it will be the first time in the history of the girl’s program they have advanced as a team. For the boys, it would be the first time in 10 years they earned a trip to the state championships as a team.

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