Miscellaneous

Danny Irish set to begin his 30th year with the Paxton Park District

PAXTON -- Once Session A of the Paxton Park District’s gymnastics and tumbling class starts on Sept.

PBL grad spends time at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES -- Jordan Anderson, a 2015 Paxton-Buckley-Loda graduate and Knox College Junior, attended the ESPYs award show, which was broadcasted on ABC last Wednesday, as part of his internship for Mandalay Sports Media in Los Angeles, California.
 
Anderson was in his seventh week of his internship for Mandalay Sports Media, a sports content and media company, when

PBL coaching changes (July 12, 2018)

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board affirmed the resignation of Sam Schmale as the junior high school's eighth-grade boys basketball coach and junior high boys' track and field coach.
 
Schmale said he has accepted an offer to join the administrative team in another district.
 
The board also affirmed the resignation of Kylee Kilian

2018 Sibley Sparkling Shuffle 5K results

TUESDAY, July 3
SIBLEY SPARKLING SHUFFLE 5K
1. Tom Stone, 19:30.8; 2. Allison Cowell, 21.40.6; 3. Zander Wier, 22:58.1; 4. Andy Page Lee, 24:56.4; 5. Christian Rodriguez, 25:03.8; 6. Nick Retherford, 25:07.6; 7. Bradley Fairfield, 25:29.2; 8. Abby Kerrins, 26:19.3; 9. Brandon Mueller, 27:30.4; 10. Terri Davis, 27:38.1; 11.

Panther Do or Dye 5K

On Wednesday, July 4, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Booster Club hosted the Panther Do or Dye 5K. Winners included Kyla Franckey (ages 10 and under), Ryder James (ages 18 and under), Andy Thompson (male adult), Nancy Kidd (female adult) and Amber Williams (Finish Strong Award). Here are some of the sights from Wednesday's race at Pells Park in Paxton ...


2018 Sibley Sparkling Shuffle 5K

Here are some of the sights from Tuesday's 5K run in Sibley ...


Irish’s Gymnastics athletes compete at USTA National Championship

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Area gymnasts representing Irish’s Gymnastics, which is based in Gilman, competed at the 2018 United States Tumbling & Trampoline Association National Championship competition held June 13-16.

Athletes from Irish’s Gymnastics brought home eight national championships and 58 top-10 finishes.


Rantoul derby racer qualifies for world championship

CHICAGO — On June 2, Joshua Ostrander, 15, of Rantoul and Cole Irvin, 12, of Paxton raced in the Super Stock division at the 37th annual Greater Chicago Local Soap Box Derby Race. 


Run For the Fireworks 5K, 10K to be held June 30 near Cissna Park

CISSNA PARK -- The seventh-annual Run For the Fireworks 5K and 10K will be held Saturday, June 30, at Kellart Lake, located two miles north of Cissna Park on Highway 49.
 
The 10K race will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Sibley Sparkling Shuffle 5K to take place July 3

SIBLEY -- The sixth annual Sibley Sparkling Shuffle 5K will take place at 9 p.m. July 3 at the Sibley Pavilion on Sciota Street. 
 
Pre-race activities will start at 7:15 p.m.
 
A discounted registration is available through June 20.

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