Miscellaneous

Max-D's Eichelberger finishes first in Monster Jam event


'He'll be greatly missed': Tom Meents, Max-D mourn loss of crew chief Mason Knorr

RURAL CLIFTON -- When Paxton resident Tom Meents, Maximum Destruction monster truck driver, performs in a Monster Jam show this upcoming October in Australia, he will do so with a heavy heart.
 
Max-D Crew Chief Mason Knorr, 24, of rural Clifton, was supposed to be on Meents' crew for the Australia trip, but tragedy struck last Wednesday.
 
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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. 


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