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GIBSON CITY – The gymnasium at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School features a new floor and some new bleachers.
The volleyball team will be the first GCMS team to have the opportunity to test out the improved digs on a gameplay level when it hosts its season opener Monday, Sept. 8 against Bismarck-Henning.
PAXTON – Two years ago, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School’s volleyball team set a school record by winning 25 matches.
Last year, the Panthers fell a little short of that mark with a record of 17-12-1.
This year, PBL hopes to get back to the 20-win mark, says head coach Kristin Oyer.
BUCKLEY – After last year’s head volleyball coach – Michelle Lancaster – moved to Iowa, Christ Lutheran High School replaced her with someone who is familiar with the talent in the Buckley area.
TUESDAY, Aug. 12
Pizza Hut def. IGA 25-20, 25-20
Monicals def. Fuddy Duddies 25-9, 25-14
Animal Clinic def. Defib Divas 25-21, 25-19
CESI def. Carter Trucking / Jumpin’ Jax 25-16, 26-24
TUESDAY, Aug. 19
Pizza Hut (10-4) vs. CESI (8-6)
Monicals (10-4) vs. Animal Clinic (10-4)
Championship match, 8:30 p.m.
PBL VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC
SATURDAY, Sept. 20
Gold Pool (PBL High School gym)
PBL vs. Lexington, 9 a.m.
Rantoul vs. PBL, 10 a.m.
Milford vs. Lexington, 11 a.m.
Lexington vs. Rantoul, noon
Milford vs. PBL, 1 p.m.
Rantoul vs. Milford, 2 p.m.
PORK-CHOP KICKOFF SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, Aug. 22
Volleyball pictures, 4 p.m.
Senior athlete picture, 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball Soda Pop Scrimmage at PBL High School gym, 5 p.m.
Cross country pictures, 5-5:15 p.m.
Cheerleader pictures, 5:15-5:45 p.m.
PBL to host Pork Chop Kickoff Friday, Aug. 22
PAXTON — The PBL Booster Club’s annual Pork Chop Kick-Off is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, with a volleyball scrimmage starting at 5 p.m. and a football scrimmage starting at 7 p.m.
MONDAY, Aug. 25
Columbia Pool (at Watseka)
Momence vs. Christ Lutheran, 6 p.m.
Watseka vs. Hoopeston Area, 7 p.m.
Silver Pool (at Cissna Park)
Milford vs. Fisher, 5 p.m.
PBL vs. Tri-Point, 6 p.m.
Navy Pool (at Cissna Park)
PAXTON – It is a needless thing to say, but Europe is a long way from East Central Illinois.
PBL to host Pork Chop Kick-Off Friday, Aug. 22
PAXTON — The PBL Booster Club’s annual Pork Chop Kick-Off is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, with a volleyball scrimmage starting at 5 p.m. and a football scrimmage starting at 7 p.m. All fall high school athletic teams and the school’s marching band will be introduced at the event.