Volleyball

Area college sports catchup (Nov. 19, 2017)

Ross Royal -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout had two tackles, including one for a loss of yards, for Eureka College in a 47-8 loss in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. 
 
Kailey Kleinert -- The former PBL volleyball standout had 78 kills, 22 digs and 90 blocks as of Sunday for the University of Indianapolis.

Area college sports catchup (Nov. 13, 2017)

Jordan Anderson -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had seven tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss of yards, for Knox College in a 30-0 win Saturday over Lawrence.
 
Trent Wooten -- The 2014 PBL graduate played for Knox College's football team.
 
Jake Stevenson -- The 2016 PBL graduate started at center for a McKendree University

2017 PBL volleyball team awards

Here are some of the sights from Thursday's team award ceremony in Paxton ...


PBL's Kalista Klann signs letter of intent to play volleyball for Purdue University-Northwest

PAXTON -- For Kalista Klann, Oct. 27, 2015, was a bittersweet night.
 
"I'll never forget this day," Klann said.
 
A sophomore at the time, Klann was part of a Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team that lost 30-28, 23-25, 25-23 to St.

Area college sports catchup (Nov. 5, 2017)

Ross Royal -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout recorded six tackles, including one for a loss of yards, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble for Eureka College in a 63-26 win Saturday over Martin Luther.
 
With the win, Eureka claimed the outright Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship, and its first trip to the NCAA Division III playof

Area college sports catchup (Oct. 29, 2017)

Brandon Wilkerson -- The former Tri-Point cross country standout finished 10th with a time of 25:44.2 for an Augustana College team that finished second in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships in Wheaton.
 
Nick Porter -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout is part of a Bradley University team that won the Missouri Valley Co

GCMS volleyball defeated by Tri-Valley in regional semifinals

EL PASO -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School volleyball team lost 25-7, 25-16 Tuesday to Tri-Valley in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 2A El Paso-Gridley Regional.
 
Jessica Freehill led the Falcons (5-23) in kills with four while Mady Schutte had six assists and Summer Roesch had nine digs.
 
For Tri-Valley (26-5), Hannah Clayton had

PBL volleyball ends season with loss to Heyworth in regional semifinals

WATSEKA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team went into Tuesday's IHSA Watseka Regional semfinal match against Heyworth as winners of nine of its previous 10 matches.
 
The hot streak came after a 9-10 start to the Panthers' season.
 
“I think we made progress from the beginning to the end, which is all that I really could hav

PBL volleyball vs. Heyworth (Watseka Regional)

Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday's IHSA Class 2A Watseka Regional semifinal match ...


GCMS volleyball defeats Iroquois West in regional quarterfinals

EL PASO -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School volleyball team won 25-15, 25-10 Monday over Iroquois West in the quarterfinals of the IHSA Class 2A El Paso-Gridley Regional.
 
Jessica Freehill led the eighth-seeded Falcons (5-22) in kills and aces with five each.

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