Girls' Basketball

PBL's Cassidi Nuckols to play basketball for Parkland College

PAXTON -- Cassidi Nuckols, a Paxton-Buckley-Loda senior, signed her letter of intent Monday to play for Parkland College's women's basketball program.
"I'm excited (to play) basketball in college," Nuckols said.

Pure Sweat Basketball camp to be held May 19

PAXTON -- Brandon Heyen, a 2011 Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School graduate, is holding a Pure Sweat Basketball camp at PBL Junior High School on Saturday, May 19, for boys and girls in the fifth-12th grades.
The girls' camp will take place from 2-4 p.m., with the boys' camp to follow at 4-6 p.m. 
Registration is available at the followi

Local coaches named to list of IBCA’s Coaches of the Year

GIBSON CITY — Ryan Tompkins, head coach of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School varsity boys basketball team, was one of 82 coaches selected by the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association for the Coaches of the Year award for high school boys basketball.

Area college sports catchup (March 25, 2018)

Augustana's Wrenn, Illinois Wesleyan's Walker named CCIW Softball Players of the Week
NAPERVILLE – Augustana’s Molly Wrenn and Illinois Wesleyan’s Brea Walker were selected as the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Softball Players of the Week on Tuesday, March 21..
Walker, a sophomore pitcher from Gibson City and Gibson City-M

PBL, GCMS basketball players participate in 2018 SVC-HOIC All-Star games

GIBSON CITY -- The Heart of Illinois Conference was well-represented at Saturday's Sangamon Valley Conference/HOIC boys' and girls' basketball all-star games.
During the two games, the Eureka girls basketball team -- whose head coach, Jerry Prina, is a 2003 Paxton-Buckley-Loda graduate -- was recognized for its IHSA Class 2A state tournament appearance and the Ridge

SVC-HOIC All-Star Basketball (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's all-star girls' and boys' basketball games in Gibson City ...

Area college sports catchup (March 10, 2018)

Kellyn Maynard -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball standout scored seven points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists to help Illinois Central College defeat Lewis & Clark 67-47 in the NJCAA Region 24 quarterfinals on Friday.
In a 69-56 win Saturday in the semifinals over Parkland College, Maynard scored seven points while grabbing ni

PBL, GCMS girls basketball players named to all-conference teams

PAXTON -- Liberty Jamison and Ariana Gentzler of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team were each selected to the all-Sangamon Valley Conference first team.
Mackenzie Bruns and Cassidi Nuckols were each named to the second team while Baylee Cosgrove was selected as an honorable mention.
Claire Retherford of the Gibson City-Melvin-Si

SVC-HOIC All-Star basketball games to take place Saturday, March 17

GIBSON CITY -- WGCY Radio in Gibson City will host the Sangamon Valley Conference/Heart of Illinois Conference All-Star basketball games on Saturday, March 17, at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School.
The girls' game will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys' contest.

Area college sports catchup (March 4, 2018)

Vaughn Gentzler -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field standout finished second in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.82 seconds for Monmouth College in the Carthage Final Qualifier Meet on Friday.
Aleeka Gentzler -- The former PBL girls track and field standout finished ninth in the high jump iwth a leap of 4-10 1/2 for Monmouth College in the Ca

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