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GCMS volleyball loses two matches in HOIC Tournament

MACKINAW -- The 13th-seeded Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School volleyball team started the Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament with a 25-13, 25-6 loss to Lexington on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
On Thursday, GCMS (4-21) lost in the consolation semifinals 25-10, 25-21 to Blue Ridge.

PBL volleyball defeats Dwight on senior night

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team honored its eight senior players prior to Thursday's match against Dwight.
One of the eight seniors, Ariana Gentzler, had 11 kills, six aces and two digs to help the Panthers win 25-23, 25-12 over Dwight.

PBL volleyball defeats Iroquois West in two sets

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team won 25-14, 25-8 Tuesday over Iroquois West.
The Panthers (16-11, 4-2 Sangamon Valley Conference) were led in kills by Ariana Gentzler with five while Abbie Schmidt had team-highs in aces (16) and digs (4).

PBL volleyball wins 25-22, 25-20 over Danville Schlarman

PAXTON -- A regular-season ending stretch of three home matches in four days started for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team on Monday as it hosted Danville Schlarman.
“I reminded them that we are exactly one week away from regionals," PBL head coach Lindsay Muehlbauer said. 
The Panthers started the stretch with a 25-

Area college sports catchup (Oct. 15, 2017)

Jordan Anderson -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda football standout had three tackles and one sack for Knox College in a 56-14 win Saturday over Grinnell.
Trent Wooten -- The 2014 PBL graduate had three tackles for Knox College's football team.
Ross Royal -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football standout had one tackle and two pass breaku

GCMS volleyball loses to Tri-Valley on senior night

GIBSON CITY -- Thursday's match against Tri-Valley was Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School's senior-night match.
The Falcons said goodbye to two of their seniors as they lost to the Vikings 25-15, 25-4. 
“They stuck it out with our new group of coaches, and we're so appreciative that they did," GCMS head coach Taylor Rubarts said.

PBL volleyball wins in three sets over Dwight in SVC Tournament third-place match

GILMAN -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team won 25-19, 18-25, 25-15 Thursday over Dwight in the third-place match of the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament.
Aubree Bruns and Ariana Gentzler led the Panthers (14-11) in kills with six each.

GCMS volleyball loses in three sets to Heyworth

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team lost in three sets Tuesday to Heyworth.
The Falcons (4-18, 2-10 Heart of Illinois Conference) lost 25-18 in game one before winning 26-24 in game two and taking a 25-17 defeat in game two.
Emily Lange led GCMS in kills with seven while also recording a team-high four aces.

'A good loss': PBL volleyball loses 25-17, 22-25, 30-28 to Watseka in SVC Tournament semifinals

GILMAN -- Two matches played within one week between Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Watseka came down to three sets.
In both matches, the winning team needed more than the standard 25 points to claim victory in the third set. 
On the Thursday prior to Tuesday's Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament semifinal match, PBL gained the upper hand

PBL volleyball defeats Rantoul 25-22, 24-26, 25-21

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PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team defeated Rantoul 25-22, 24-26, 25-21 on Monday.
Ariana Gentzler, Aubree Bruns and Kalista Klann led the Panthers (12-10) in kills with 10, nine and three