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GCMS High School sports programs to hold summer camps

GIBSON CITY — The following Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School sports programs will hold summer camps:

Football — July 11-15.

Junior camp (grades second through eighth), 9-11 a.m.

Varsity camp (for grades ninth through 12th), 6-8 p.m.

Boys basketball — June 13-17.

Girls basketball — June 13-17.

Wrestling — June 6-10.


GCMS tennis ends season in sectionals

CHAMPAIGN – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team finished fifth with a score of 12 at last weekend’s IHSA Champaign Centennial Sectional.

The top four was rounded up by Centennial (24), St. Thomas More (22), Champaign Central (14) and Urbana University (13).


GCMS tennis ends regular season with win over Rantoul

RANTOUL – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team ended its regular season with a 7-2 win Tuesday over Rantoul

With the win, the Falcons ended their regular season with a record of 9-6. They will compete at sectionals on Saturday.


IHSA votes to add second class to boys and girls tennis state series

BLOOMINGTON -- The Illinois High School Association board of directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Wednesday, Oct. 14, where the board voted to move to a two-class system in boys and girls tennis beginning in the 2016-17 school year.


GCMS tennis defeats Rantoul on senior night

GIBSON CITY — The Falcons defeated 9-0 Wednesday on senior night in Gibson City.

Katy Neal (9-7), Holly Arends (8-2), Grace O’Brien (8-5), Andrea Worthington (8-3), Sophie Hafer (9-0) and Rose Williams (8-0) all won singles matches while Neal/Worthington (8-2), Arends/Fiona Keigher (8-2) and O’Brien/Erika Painter (8-0) won in doubles.


GCMS tennis beats Watseka

WATSEKA – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team won 5-4 Tuesday at Watseka.

“It was very close, but that is what good teams do -- they pull out the win in tough situations,“ GCMS head coach Cindy Petersen said.

GCMS’s No. 1 and No. 2 singles players, Grace O’Brien and Erika Painter, each lost 8-3.


GCMS tennis sweeps doubles in loss to St. Thomas More

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team swept its doubles matches in a 6-3 loss to St. Thomas More.

Katy Neal/Andrea Worthington won 8-3 to climb to .500 for the season with a record of 6-6. Fiona Keigher/Holly Arends won 8-6 and Rose Williams/Sophie Hafer won 8-1.

With their victories, Keigher/Arends and Williams/Hafer each improved to a record of 10-2.


GCMS tennis loses to St. Thomas More

CHAMPAIGN – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team lost 7-2 Tuesday, Sept. 22, to St. Thomas More.

“I knew we were going to have a battle tonight as they defeated us last year and had four freshman and two juniors in their lineup a year ago,” GCMS head coach Cindy Petersen said.


GCMS tennis finishes third at Dunlap Invite

DUNLAP – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team finished third in Saturday’s Dunlap Invite.

The Falcons started the day with a 3-2 loss to Dunlap, which moved them to the loser bracket.

Katy Neal/Andrea Worthington won a 10-4 tiebreaker in their doubles match after splitting the sets 4-6, 6-2. Fiona Keigher/Holly Arends won another tiebreaker 10-7 after a 1-6, 6-6(7-4) tie.


GCMS tennis loses 6-3 to Danville

DANVILLE – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team lost 6-3 Thursday to Danville.

Falcons head coach Cindy Petersen said her team was “implementing strategies and skills we have been working one in practice, and it showed in their matches.”


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