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Area college catchup: PBL graduate Cliff Hastings coaches Parkland College to NCAA Division II national championship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Throughout the season, Parkland College’s volleyball team sought to establish an identity of its own.

It was a tough task following a squad that was unbeaten and won a national championship in 2015.

Coach Cliff Hastings’ Cobras on Saturday nonetheless found a way to surpass their immediate predecessors.

Area college catchup (Nov. 13, 2016)

Kellyn Maynard – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball standout had 20 points and 15 rebounds for Illinois Central College in a 65-42 win Saturday, Nov. 5, over Ellsworth Community College at the Konigsmark Classic in Mason City, Iowa.

PBL girls cross country runner Evie Ellis named Ford County Record's Female Athlete of the Fall

PAXTON – Evie Ellis entered the IHSA Class 1A state cross country meet with some experience at the state level.

The Paxton-Buckley-Loda sophomore girls cross country runner was an IESA state qualifier in her junior high days, with her best two-mile time at 12:39.

PBL High School Fall Sports Awards 2016

Defensive award — Alex Pippin, Dylan Polson and Stefano Rodriguez
Offensive award — Dalton Coplea
Lineman award — Tyler Adkins
Most Improved — Keanan Crabb
Leadership award — Cole Eshleman
MVP Offense — Katelyn Riffle
MVP Defense — Katelyn Crabb
MVP All-Around — Kelsey Vaughn

Area college catchup (Nov. 6, 2016)

Jordan Anderson – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had three tackles, including one for a loss of yards, and half a sack for Knox College in a 33-27 win Saturday over Lawrence University.

Trent Wooten – The 2014 PBL graduate had three tackles, including half a tackle for a loss of yards, for Knox College’s football team last Saturday.

PBL volleyball players named to all-SVC team

PAXTON – Katelyn Riffle and Kelsey Vaughn of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team were each selected to the all-Sangamon Valley Conference first team.

Kalista Klann was selected to the second team while Katelyn Crabb received an honorable mention.



Area college catchup (Oct. 30, 2016)

Trent Wooten – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had four tackles, including one for a 3-yard loss, for Knox College in a 55-17 loss Saturday to Lake Forest College.

Jordan Anderson – The 2015 PBL graduate had three tackles, including one half of a tackle for a loss of one yard, for Knox College’s football team on Saturday.

GCMS seventh-grade girls basketball advances to championship game of TCC Tournament

FORREST – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley seventh-grade girls basketball team beat Paxton-Buckley-Loda 21-12 on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Twin County Conference Tournament. 

The Falcons outscored PBL 7-0 in second quarter and 10-1 in the fourth quarter.

PBL volleyball season ends with loss to Heyworth in IHSA Class 2A Paxton Regional semifinals

PAXTON – For the third straight year, a volleyball season that saw Paxton-Buckley-Loda reach or surpass the 20-win mark ends in the regional semifinals.

With a 25-15, 25-16 loss to third-seeded Heyworth in the IHSA Class 2A Paxton Regional semifinals, the fifth-seeded Panthers remain winless in the postseason since 2012 and end the 2016 season with a record of 21-11.

Christ Lutheran volleyball ends season with loss in regionals

MILFORD – Christ Lutheran’s volleyball team ended a winless season with a 25-17, 25-10 loss Monday to Judah Christian in the quarterfinals of the IHSA Class 1A Milford Regional.

The Tribe was lights out from the service line, nailing 15 aces in a 25-17, 25-10 regional quarterfinal win. Michelle Miller had seven aces and four kills for Judah.