GCMS's Mitch McNutt signs with University of Illinois football team with preferred walk-on status

GIBSON CITY — How could the 2017-18 school year get any better for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley senior Mitch McNutt?
First, he was a key cog in the Falcon football team’s run to a Class 2A state championship. 
"That's everybody's goal," McNutt said. 
Then, he earned News-Gazette Player of the Year honors f

GCMS boys basketball improves to 15-1 with wins over Tremont and Hoopeston Area

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys’ basketball squad extended its winning streak to 14 games by defeating Tremont 63-46 at home on Friday and a 57-45 road win at Hoopeston on Saturday.
Bryce Barnes led the way for the Falcons in Friday night’s

Former Paxton High School football coach selected for hall of fame

PAXTON — Clint Forsyth, a former head coach at Paxton High School, has been selected for the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association’s 2018 Hall of Fame Class.
“Well-deserved honor for coach Forsyth; great man, great coach,” said Jeff Graham, former PHS football player and current Paxton-Buckley-Loda head football coach.
“This is a great honor fo

'We can't even begin to thank everyone enough': Hoops for Alex event to take place for PBL seventh-grader Alex Jones

PAXTON -- One of the memorable scenes from the 1993 movie Rudy was when players on Notre Dame's football team left their jersey on coach Dan Devine's desk, asking that Rudy dress in their place for the final home game.
"This is for Rudy, coach," one of the players said.
Alex Jones, son of Abby (Younker) Balk, Jesse Balk, and Aaron and Marc

GCMS Fall Sports Awards Night 2017

Here are some of the sights from Wednesday's award ceremonies for football, volleyball, boys golf, girls golf, soccer, tennis, cheerleading and dance team ...

PBL football players named to academic all-state team

PAXTON -- Jaxson Coplea, Brandon Scott and Keegan Lantz of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School football team were named to the Illinois HIgh School Football Coaches Association's Class 3A All-State Academic Team for the 2017 season.
To qualify for the team, a player must meet the following requirements:
-- Be a member of a varsity team

All-HOIC football team revealed

First-team offense
Quarterback -- Cam Grandy*, Fieldcrest; Jake Bachman, Eureka.
Running backs -- Mitch McNutt*, GCMS; Zach Woodring*, Tri-Valley; Ryne Faulk, El Paso-Gridley.
Offensive line -- Hunter Mull*, Deer Creek-Mackinaw; Alex Rosenbaum*, GCMS; Cameron Elam*, Tri-Valley; Cod

2017 All-SVC football team revealed

Quarterbacks -- Brendan Fletcher, Watseka; Kobey Mazur, Momence.
Running backs -- Kollin Krumwiede, Clifton Central; Logan Graham, Dwight; Justin McTaggart, Watseka.
Wide receivers -- Lamar Lillard, Momence; Mason Ecker, PBL; Blake Castonguay, Watseka.
Tight ends

GCMS football final season stat leaders

Name Car.-yds-TDs.
Mitch McNutt 190-1,693-32
Jared Trantina 133-962-15
Brooks Schmitt 29-314-5<

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