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SPORTS NOTEBOOK 7-23-14: Erik Ronney resigns as PBL head boys track coach

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board accepted the resignation of Erik Ronney as boys’ track coach at PBL High School during last Wednesday’s meeting.

During his two years as head coach, Ronney helped lead the Panthers to two sectional championships. PBL qualified for the state meet in seven events in 2013 and 11 in 2014, as the team won a combined six state medals.


PBL spring sports teams qualify for academic award
PAXTON — The following Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School spring sports teams qualified for the IHSA Team Academic Award: softball, baseball and boys and girls track and field.

PBL football team adds home game to 2014 schedule

GCMS head softball coach Matthew Crews named Paxton Record Coach of the Year for Female Sports

GIBSON CITY – The Paxton Record gave Matthew Crews, head softball coach at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School, the award for Female Sports Coach of the Year.

As he accepted the “Coach Rostradamus Cup,” he said it should be shared with his assistant coaches.

PBL's Jori and Kellyn Maynard named Paxton Record Female Athletes of the Year

PAXTON – Siblings on the same team have made for a winning combination for sports teams recently, even on the big stage.

The past March’s NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament featured two national quarterfinal teams with siblings as teammates.

PBL senior Kailey Kleinert to continue volleyball career at Parkland College

CHAMPAIGN – Technically, Kailey Kleinert will officially join Parkland College’s volleyball team next fall.

To the Paxton-Buckley-Loda senior, however, Friday’s signing with the program was merely a continuation of a relationship that has spanned about five years.

PBL summer sports activities roundup

PBL boys basketball to host freshmen camp
PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys basketball staff will host a freshmen boys basketball camp from 4-6 p.m. June 16-19 at the high school gymnasium.

Campers will be taught basketball fundaments and participate in drills and competition.

PBL High School releases schedule for 2014-15 school year

PAXTON – Most of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School sports team have their schedules set for the 2014-15 school year.

PBL volleyball player's signing with Parkland College postponed

PAXTON – Kailey Kleinert’s signing to continue her volleyball career with Parkland College, originally set for April 2, has been postponed.

The rescheduled date will be determined later.

PBL 8th-grade volleyball season ends in regional title match

HOOPESTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team its season Thursday’s IESA Class 3A Hoopeston Regional championship match.

The Panthers (11-7) lost in three games to Clifton J.L. Nash 25-11, 17-25, 25-20.

CESI wins Paxton Park District volleyball championship

PAXTON — The Paxton Park District’s Ladies Volleyball League concluded Thursday night with Controlled Energy Systems, Inc. winning its second consecutive championship by defeating Knuth’s Welding/WPXN 25-15, 25-19.