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PBL seventh-grade volleyball team defeats Gifford; eighth-grade loses in three sets

GIFFORD – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team defeated Gifford 25-16, 25-23 on Tuesday.

PBL seventh-grade volleyball loses 25-13, 29-27 to Rantoul St. Malachy

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team lost 25-13, 29-27 on Monday to Rantoul St. Malachy.

PBL eighth-grade volleyball defeats Rantoul St. Malachy 25-9, 25-21

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team improved its record to 2-0 with a 25-9, 25-21 victory Monday over Rantoul St. Malachy.

PBL seventh-grade volleyball defeats Hoopeston Area in three sets

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team defeated Hoopeston Area 25-15, 26-28, 25-14 in its season opener Thursday.

Carly Mutchmore led the Panthers in kills while Emma Steiner and Makenna Ecker each had two kills. Addison Oyer had a team-high 11 aces while Steiner and Mutchmore each added five aces and Sydney Murphy and Ecker each had four aces.

PBL eighth-grade volleyball wins season opener

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team defeated Hoopeston Area 25-12, 25-11 in Thursday’s season opener.

Area college catchup: PBL graduate Cliff Hastings coaches Parkland College to NCAA Division II national championship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Throughout the season, Parkland College’s volleyball team sought to establish an identity of its own.

It was a tough task following a squad that was unbeaten and won a national championship in 2015.

Coach Cliff Hastings’ Cobras on Saturday nonetheless found a way to surpass their immediate predecessors.

Area college catchup (Nov. 13, 2016)

Kellyn Maynard – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball standout had 20 points and 15 rebounds for Illinois Central College in a 65-42 win Saturday, Nov. 5, over Ellsworth Community College at the Konigsmark Classic in Mason City, Iowa.

PBL girls cross country runner Evie Ellis named Ford County Record's Female Athlete of the Fall

PAXTON – Evie Ellis entered the IHSA Class 1A state cross country meet with some experience at the state level.

The Paxton-Buckley-Loda sophomore girls cross country runner was an IESA state qualifier in her junior high days, with her best two-mile time at 12:39.

PBL High School Fall Sports Awards 2016

Defensive award — Alex Pippin, Dylan Polson and Stefano Rodriguez
Offensive award — Dalton Coplea
Lineman award — Tyler Adkins
Most Improved — Keanan Crabb
Leadership award — Cole Eshleman
MVP Offense — Katelyn Riffle
MVP Defense — Katelyn Crabb
MVP All-Around — Kelsey Vaughn

Area college catchup (Nov. 6, 2016)

Jordan Anderson – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had three tackles, including one for a loss of yards, and half a sack for Knox College in a 33-27 win Saturday over Lawrence University.

Trent Wooten – The 2014 PBL graduate had three tackles, including half a tackle for a loss of yards, for Knox College’s football team last Saturday.