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May's Electric wins Paxton Park District Women's Volleyball League championship

PAXTON — May’s Electric finished off an undefeated 11-0 season by defeating Farmers-Merchants National Bank (8-3) by a score of 26-24, 25-20 Thursday in the championship match of the Paxton Park District Women’s Volleyball League.  

Paxton Park District volleyball scores (March 12, 2015)

Women’s volleyball tournament

CESI def. Monical’s 25-20, 25-12
Anacondas def. Pizza Hut 29-27, 16-25, 15-8
May’s Electric def. CESI 25-12, 25-22
FMNB def. Anacondas 25-15, 25-23

THURSDAY, March 19
Women’s volleyball tournament

St. John's volleyball ends season with regional semifinal loss

RANTOUL – The season ends for the St. John’s volleyball team after a 26-24, 18-25, 25-12 loss last Wednesday in the eighth-grade IESA Class 1A Rantoul St. Malachy Regional semifinals to Cissna Park.

In Class 3A, meanwhile, Watseka Glenn Raymond defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 25-12, 25-22 in the Watseka Regional.

PBL eighth-grade volleyball ends season in regional quarterfinals; St. John's advances to semifinals

WATSEKA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team lost 21-25, 25-22, 25-17 Tuesday, March 10, in the quarterfinals of the IESA Class 3A Watseka Regional to Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.

PBL “played very well in the first set,” eighth-grade coach Kelli Vaughn said, but missed eight serves in the second set.

PBL's Sarah Watts to continue volleyball career at Greenville College

PAXTON – Once a Panther, always a Panther.

Sarah Watts, a senior at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School – which has the nickname Panthers -- signed a letter of intent last week to continue her volleyball career for the Greenville College Panthers.

“I’m really excited about my future,” Watts said. “I’m really happy with Greenville and excited about next year.”

PBL seventh-grade volleyball team ends season with regional loss to Nash

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team lost 25-18, 25-16 Monday to Clifton J.L. Nash.

After Mackenzie Bruns tied the first game at 5-5 for PBL, Nash went on an 8-1 run to take a 13-6 lead.

It went downhill from there for the Panthers, as the Rockets went ahead 23-7 in the second game.

PBL seventh-grade volleyball team advances to regional championship match

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team won 25-18, 25-17 over Watseka Glenn Raymond in Saturday’s IESA Class 3A Paxton Regional semifinal match.

The top-seeded Panthers will face Clifton J.L. Nash, which defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 25-27, 25-13, 25-20 in the other semifinal match, in the regional championship match at 6 p.m. Monday.

PBL 7th-grade volleyball defeats GCMS

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 25-10, 25-21 Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Sindra Gerdes led in kills with five and had three aces and eight service points. Irey Sandholdt also had three aces while recording 10 service points.

PBL 8th-grade volleyball team loses to Prairie Central

PIPER CITY — The PBL eighth-grade volleyball team lost 25-17, 25-22 Saturday to Prairie Central.

PBL 7th-grade volleyball finishes fourth in TCC Tournament

PIPER CITY — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team finished fourth in last Saturday’s Twin County Conference Tournament.

The third-seeded Panthers (9-6) defeated No. 6-seeded Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 25-16, 27-25.

Sindra Gerdes led the team in kills with four while Miranda Bezely had three aces and she and Kirra Lantz each scored 12 service points.