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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.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Cameron Onken, granddaughter of the Rev. Sandy Onken and her husband Marvin Onken, both Piper City residents, has made a name for herself on the basketball court in the state of Indiana.
PAXTON -- For the second year in a row, May's Electrical & Mechanical Engineering beat Farmers-Merchants National Bank in the championship of the Paxton Park District's Women's Volleyball League.
GIBSON CITY – It would be safe to say that Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s eighth-grade volleyball team went into Monday’s IESA Class 3A Gibson City Sectional match as the underdog.
HOOPESTON – Both teams playing in Thursday’s IESA Class 3A eighth-grade Hoopeston Area Regional championship match reached new milestones.
HOOPESTON – Ten years ago, Taylor Rubarts helped the Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team reach the IESA Class AA state tournament as a player.
CISSNA PARK – The Buckley St. John’s eighth-grade volleyball team defeated top-seeded Piper City Tri-Point 25-20, 25-23 Tuesday in the semifinals of the IESA Class 1A Cissna Park Regional.
The No. 4-seeded Eagles will face second-seeded Cissna Park -- which defeated No. 3 seed Rantoul St. Malachy 25-22, 25-12 on Tuesday -- at 6 p.m. Thursday in the regional championship match.
ST. JOSEPH – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team was one set away from a state appearance.