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PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team won its first match of the season Monday.
The Panthers defeated Crescent City 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 to improve their record to 1-3.
Aiyanna Ingram led in kills with 12 while scoring six points.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team lost 25-14, 30-28 Monday to St. Malachy while the eighth-grade team lost 25-15, 25-22.
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh- and eighth-grade volleyball teams each played their season openers Tuesday, Jan. 6.
The seventh-grade team won 25-21, 25-17 over Gifford while the eighth-grade team lost 25-23, 25-17.
No. 1 — PBL football gets over the hump
It was, perhaps, a sign of things to come.
The Paxton-Buckley-Loda football team was supposed to play on one fateful Friday against Bismarck-Henning. For the first time since 2004, however, a PBL football game was postponed due to weather.
THURSDAY, Dec. 18
Anacondas def. Massage Elements, 25-17, 25-13
Dinks & Drinks def. The Moms, 25-11, 25-9
Animal Clinic def. Pizza Hut, 25-20, 22-25, 15-7
May’s Electric def. Defib Divas, 25-16, 25-9
CESI def. FMNB, 17-25, 25-23, 15-13
SUNDAY, Dec. 21
PAXTON – Excluding a two-year leave of absence, Kristin Oyer served as Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s head varsity volleyball coach for 21 years after three years as the junior varsity coach.
To put things in perspective for her players, Oyer used to tell them she was coaching before her daughter Cassie, who played her sophomore season last fall, “was even born.”
PBL’s Johnny Walder named N-G honorable mention
CHAMPAIGN — Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball player Johnny Walder was named as an honorable mention for The News-Gazette’s Player of the Week award in last Wednesday’s edition.
PBL XC runners given special mention for all-area teams
PHOENIX -- The Parkland College volleyball team, which includes former Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School standout Kailey Kleinert as a freshman, went into Saturday's NJCAA Division II national championship match with the No. 1 ranking.
The Cobras (54-3) lost the national championship match 13-25, 14-25, 25-23, 25-10, 15-12 to Glendale Community College.
PHOENIX — The Parkland College volleyball team, which includes former Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School standout Kailey Kleinert, played in Saturday’s NJCAA Division II national championship match.
GIBSON CITY – Sydney Vetter of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School was named as an honorable mention for the all-Heart of Illinois Conference volleyball team.
The following are the other all-HOIC volleyball selections: