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WATSEKA — Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s seventh-grade volleyball team ended its season Tuesday, March 4, in the Class 3A Watseka Regional semifinals.
The fifth-seeded Panthers lost to top-seeded Watseka Glenn Raymond 25-14, 17-25, 25-19.
Ezri Vesely-Jamison finished the game with four kills, three ace serves and 13 points as well as one stuff block.
Tri-Point boys lose heartbreaker in regional semifinals
FISHER — Tri-Point was only a few seconds away from advancing to the championship game of the IHSA Class 1A Fisher Regional.
WATSEKA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team entered Monday’s IESA Class 3A Watseka Regional as the fifth seed.
The Panthers played against No. 4-seeded Hoopeston Area in the quarterfinals and went back home with a 25-17, 25-21 victory.
“I’m very excited about the win,” PBL head coach Kara Harrison said. “We have been improving as a team since December.”
WATSEKA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team finished third in last weekend’s Twin County Conference Tournament.
The Panthers defeated Iroquois West 25-23, 25-15 in the quarterfinals. C.J Nuckols led in kills with three while four different PBL players added two each. Nuckols also had a team-high 18 points while Valeree Johnson led with five aces and added 10 points.
By MARY COWAN
St. John’s volleyball head coach
BUCKLEY — The St. John’s Eagles hosted this year’s eighth-grade Illini Conference Tournament last Saturday.
St. John’s won the tournament with three match victories.
PAXTON — Last year, Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School’s volleyball program said goodbye to an eighth-grade class that made history.
Sporting events called off due to weather
— The Paxton Youth Wrestling Club’s home meet scheduled for last Sunday has been postponed due to inclement weather as well. The meet has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16.
Paxton native’s return rescheduled for Jan. 17
PAXTON — The Eureka girls basketball team, coached by Paxton native Jerry Prina, will play at Paxton-Buckley-Loda Saturday, Jan. 18.
The junior varsity game will start at 4 p.m. with the varsity playing afterwards at 5:30 p.m.
PAXTON — Although her high school career with the Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball team ended in October, Haley Stagen’s volleyball career was given new life due in part to her former head coach Kristin Oyer.
BLOOMINGTON — On Monday, Dec. 9, it was announced that former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball standout Dylan Overstreet, who played for Illinois Wesleyan Saturday for the first time since Nov. 16 due to injury, was named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin men’s basketball Player of the Week.