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PHOENIX — The thought that disaster would strike again would only have been natural for Parkland College volleyball coach Cliff Hastings, who was named the NJCAA Division II coach of the year.
In the previous two seasons, it did. Twice in a row, his Cobras lost in the national championship match in heartbreaking fashion.
PAXTON – Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball players Courtney Johnson, Kellyn Maynard, Skylar Harris and Kalista Klann were each named to the all-Sangamon Valley Conference first team.
Kaitlyn Weber was named to the second team.
Here are the other all-SVC selections:
Trent Wooten – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had three tackles and a pass breakup for Knox College in a 24-21 season-ending loss to Beloit College.
Jordan Anderson – The 2015 PBL graduate recorded two tackles for Knox College’s football team during Saturday’s game against Beloit College.
PBL FALL SPORTS AWARDS NIGHT
At PBL High School, Paxton
Shauny Davis (Most Valuable Football Cheerleader), Tyrell Quintino (Most Improved and Most Spirited Football Cheerleader)
Sarah Watts – The Greenville College volleyball team on which the 2015 Paxton-Buckley-Loda graduate plays won the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament and will compete in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010.
PAXTON – The Paxton Park District is offering a Sunday adult basketball league and a women’s winter volleyball league.
The basketball recreation and competitive league seasons will begin Nov. 22.
Those willing to participate are asked to turn in their registration information no later than Nov. 12.
Grant Iverson – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda cross country standout finished 74th with a time of 28:54.8 for the University of Tennessee-Martin last Saturday at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.
CHAMPAIGN – Whether it be a head coach or an assistant coach, one season goal a coach usually has for his/her players is to improve from the first match to the last.
CHAMPAIGN – In 2015, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School’s volleyball team won more than twice as many matches as it did in 2014. The Falcons’ season ended Monday with a 25-16, 25-20 loss to Urbana Uni High
Eve Bahler – As of Sunday, the former Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball standout had nine kills, 237 assists and 17 aces for Illinois College.
Trent Wooten – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had two tackles for Knox College in a 26-12 win Saturday over Grinnell College.