PBL's Sarah Watts named Paxton Record's Female Athlete of the Fall

PAXTON – Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School senior Sarah Watts will graduate this year having already made a mark on the history of the school’s volleyball program.

She had 276 kills during her senior season, which is now the school record.

GCMS tennis ends season in Normal Sectional

NORMAL — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team finished fifth out of 10 teams in Friday’s IHSA Normal Sectional.

The four teams ahead of the Falcons (Normal U-High, Normal, Morton and Bloomington Central Catholic) were all ranked.

GCMS tennis defeats Watseka, will compete in sectionals Friday, Oct. 17

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team improved to 6-4 with a 5-4 victory Tuesday over Watseka.

The doubles teams of Fiona Keigher/Holly Arends and Rose Williams/Sophie Hafer each improved to a record of 11-1 win an 8-3 and an 8-4 victory, respectively.

The Falcons will compete in an IHSA sectional Friday, Oct. 17, at Normal Community High School.

GCMS tennis loses to Champaign Central

CHAMPAIGN — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team lost a match 9-0 Wednesday to Champaign Central.

GCMS tennis wins doubles tournament in Rantoul

RANTOUL – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team won Saturday’s doubles tournament in Rantoul.

The Falcons scored eight points, with Watseka (6), Rantoul (3) and Decatur Eisenhower (1) finishing in second, third and fourth place, respectively.

It was the first time that GCMS had won the tournament since head coach Cindy Petersen took over the program.

GCMS tennis defeats Normal West

GCMS 6, Normal West 3

At Gibson City



Katy Neal (GCMS) def. Sabbie Buckley, 8-2

Bryce Brennan (GCMS) def. Mackenzie Arbogast  8-3

Cat Green (GCMS) def. Abby Hughes, 8-4


GCMS tennis loses to St. Thomas More

CHAMPAIGN – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School tennis team lost 6-3 Tuesday to St .Thomas More.

GCMS tennis defeats Coal City

COAL CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team improved to 3-0 with a 3-2 win over Coal City Thursday.

The Falcons got all of their wins via doubles matches.

Katy Neal and Andrea Worthington won a tiebreaker 10-8 after splitting regulation sets 2-6, 6-1.

GCMS tennis wins match over Watseka

WATSEKA – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team won 4-1 Thursday over Watseka.

GCMS tennis defeats Champaign Centennial

CHAMPAIGN — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley’s tennis team won 6-3 Wednesday at Champaign Centennial.

Katy Neal won 6-0, 6-3 in singles and, along with Andrea Worthington, won 6-3, 6-4 in doubles. Sky Fleming won 6-4, 6-3, and Bryce Brennan claimed a 6-1, 6-2 in other singles action for the Falcons.

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