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CLIFTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team won its Sangamon Valley Conference opener 25-18, 25-16 Thursday over Clifton Central.
Courtney Johnson led the Panthers’ attack with eight kills and had a team-high two blocks. Kellyn Maynard and Kaitlyn Weber each added four kills while Katelyn Riffle had a team-high four aces and contributed three kills.
GIBSON CITY – It was a tale of two high school volleyball teams in Ford County as Paxton-Buckley-Loda and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley faced each other in Tuesday’s match.
BISMARCK – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley volleyball team lost two close games Monday en route to a 25-22, 25-20 defeat at the hands of Bismarck-Henning.
Kailey Kleinert – The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda volleyball standout recorded six blocks for Parkland College, the top-ranked team in the NJCAA, in a 13-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-12 win Friday over 17th-ranked Catawba Valley at the Owens Invitational in Perrysburg, Ohio.
CISSNA PARK – Season-opening tournaments such as the Timberwolf Tip-Off can serve as a gauge for the rest of the season for participating teams.
GIBSON CITY — Heyworth defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley’s volleyball team 25-6, 25-10 Thursday.
CISSNA PARK – The Christ Lutheran volleyball team lost 25-19, 25-15 Thursday to Fisher in the Timberwolf Tip-Off.
CISSNA PARK – Despite losing an earlier match against Milford, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team still had a chance to reach the Timberwolf Tip-Off championship match heading into Thursday’s Silver Pool match against Watseka.
CISSNA PARK – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team won 25-9, 25-10 Tuesday over Hoopeston Area in the Timberwolf Tip-Off.
Kellyn Maynard led the team in kills with six while Kaitlyn Weber added four kills and a team-high three aces. Skylar Harris led the Panthers (2-0) in digs with four while Kalista Klann led with 14 assists.
WATSEKA – At least in its first match and according to its head coach Lindsay Muehlbauer, the 2015 season could not have gotten off to a much better start for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team.