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During the winter of 2015-16, Adam Schonauer led his team to a place visited by only two other Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball teams.
The Schonauer-coached Panthers went 24-7 and became the third team in the school’s history – since the consolidation of Paxton and Buckley-Loda in 1990 – and the first since 2010 to reach the sectional championship game.
PONTIAC – Even though she officially played her last game for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team about four months ago, Kellyn Maynard was still playing high school basketball past her graduation on Friday, June 3.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.