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PBL seventh-grade volleyball team ends season with regional loss to Nash

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team lost 25-18, 25-16 Monday to Clifton J.L. Nash.

After Mackenzie Bruns tied the first game at 5-5 for PBL, Nash went on an 8-1 run to take a 13-6 lead.

It went downhill from there for the Panthers, as the Rockets went ahead 23-7 in the second game.


PBL seventh-grade volleyball team advances to regional championship match

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team won 25-18, 25-17 over Watseka Glenn Raymond in Saturday’s IESA Class 3A Paxton Regional semifinal match.

The top-seeded Panthers will face Clifton J.L. Nash, which defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 25-27, 25-13, 25-20 in the other semifinal match, in the regional championship match at 6 p.m. Monday.


PBL 7th-grade volleyball defeats GCMS

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 25-10, 25-21 Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Sindra Gerdes led in kills with five and had three aces and eight service points. Irey Sandholdt also had three aces while recording 10 service points.


PBL 8th-grade volleyball team loses to Prairie Central

PIPER CITY — The PBL eighth-grade volleyball team lost 25-17, 25-22 Saturday to Prairie Central.


PBL 7th-grade volleyball finishes fourth in TCC Tournament

PIPER CITY — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team finished fourth in last Saturday’s Twin County Conference Tournament.

The third-seeded Panthers (9-6) defeated No. 6-seeded Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 25-16, 27-25.

Sindra Gerdes led the team in kills with four while Miranda Bezely had three aces and she and Kirra Lantz each scored 12 service points.


PBL 7th-grade volleyball loses to St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team lost 25-3, 25-14 Tuesday, Feb. 17, to St. Joseph.

The Panthers (8-4) were led in the kills category by Sindra Gerdes with two. Emily Adwell and Miranda Bezely each recorded five service points.

The eighth-grade team lost to St. Joseph 25-7, 25-9 to fall to 4-8.


PBL seventh-grade volleyball defeats Watseka

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team defeated Watseka 22-25, 25-11, 25-16 Thursday.

Emily Adwell led the Panthers (8-3) in kills with seven while Irey Sandholdt had a team-high six aces. Jolee Hastings, Sandholdt and Adwell each recorded 12 service points.

7th GRADE

PBL def. Watseka 22-25, 25-11, 25-16


PBL eighth-grade volleyball team loses to Watseka Glenn Raymond

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team lost 28-26, 27-25 Thursday to Watseka Glenn Raymond.

I was very proud of these kids and the way they fought out there tonight. We have made such big strides since the beginning of the year. We are starting to trust our defensive coverage and each other,” PBL eighth-grade coach Kelli Vaughn said.


Muehlbauer approved as PBL High School head volleyball coach

PAXTON – Lindsay Muehlbauer is no stranger to new ideas.

As a physical education teacher at Zoneton Middle School in Louisville, Ky., Muehlbauer started an archery program.


PBL volleyball, cross country teams qualify for IHSA Team Academic Award

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball and boys cross country teams each qualified for the IHSA Team Academic Award for the Fall term.

To qualify, the overall grade-point average must be over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.