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FITHIAN – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team improved to a record of 3-0 with an 8-25, 25-23, 25-20 victory Tuesday over Oakwood.
Kelsey Vaughn led the Panthers in kills with eight while Katelyn Riffle and Ariana Gentzler added seven and six kills, respectively. Kalista Klann had two aces and 23 assists while Gentzler recorded three blocks.
WATSEKA -- There is usually room for improvement for a sports team after it plays its first contest of the season.
GIBSON CITY – A sense of uncertainty loomed over the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School volleyball team as it entered its first week of practice on Tuesday, Aug. 10.
PAXTON -- Animal Clinic of Paxton defeated Monical’s in the championship match of the Paxton Park District Sand Volleyball League by a score of 25-22, 25-22 on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Animal Clinic of Paxton wrapped up an undefeated 13-0 season and dethroned Monical’s, the reigning three-time champions.
PAXTON – Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s volleyball team is going through a bit of a retooling process as it heads into the 2016 season.
Last year, four PBL players were named to the all-Sangamon Valley Conference first team.
BUCKLEY – The Christ Lutheran High School volleyball team played its last match of the 2015 season on Monday, Oct. 26, losing 25-18, 25-13 to Danville Schlarman in the IHSA Class 1A regional semifinals.
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.