Volleyball

Bull's Custom Shop wins Paxton Park District Thursday Night Volleyball League championship

PAXTON --  Bull's Custom Shop wrapped up the Paxton Park District Thursday Night Volleyball League with a championship victory over the Defib Divas.  
 
Bulls entered the championship as the No. 1 tournament seed, while No. 4-seeded Defib Divas made it through the loser's bracket with victories over No. 2 Monical's (25-12, 25-20) and No.

PBL eighth-grade volleyball earns trip to IESA Class 3A state tournament with three-set victory over Beecher in sectionals

KANKAKEE -- With a 17-25, 25-22, 25-13 win Monday over Beecher in the IESA Class 3A Bishop McNamara Sectional, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team earned a trip to the state tournament.
 
It is the fourth eighth-grade team that head coach Kelli Vaughn led to the state tournament, and first since 2010.

PBL eighth-grade volleyball sets school record for wins with three-set victory in IESA Class 3A Hoopeston Area Regional title match

HOOPESTON -- With a 25-18, 15-25, 25-21 victory Wednesday in the IESA Class 3A Hoopeston Area Regional championship match, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda claimed its third consecutive regional title.
 
The win also improved the Panthers' record to 20-1 as the team broke the eighth- and seventh-grade school record for most wins in a season.
 
“They kn

PBL 8th-grade volleyball regional title (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Wednesday's IESA Class 3A Hoopeston Area Regional championship game against Westville ...


PBL eighth-grade volleyball defeats GCMS in two sets at IESA Class 3A Hoopeston Area Regional semifinals

HOOPESTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 25-18, 25-22 in the IESA Class 3A Hoopeston Area Regional semifinals on Tuesday, March 6.
 
Kendra Johnson, Makenna Ecker and Addison Oyer each had five kills while Sydney Murphy led PBL (19-1) in aces with four and Oyer and Ecker each added three aces.
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PBL seventh-grade volleyball team ends season with loss to Beecher in IESA sectionals

HOOPESTON -- With a 25-10, 25-15 loss Monday to Beecher in the IESA Class 3A Hoopeston Area Sectional, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team finished its season with a record of 14-9.
 
“I'm very pleased, very proud," PBL seventh-grade coach Kara Harrison said.

PBL 7th-grade volleyball at Hoopeston Sectional (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Monday's IESA Class 3A sectional match against Beecher ...


PBL's Ariana Gentzler to continue volleyball career at Vincennes University

PAXTON -- Paxton-Buckley-Loda senior volleyball Ariana Gentzler signed her letter of intent on Monday to continue her playing career at Vincennes University.
 
"I'm really excited because I've always wanted to play college volleyball," Gentzler said.

Area college sports catchup (March 4, 2018)

Vaughn Gentzler -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field standout finished second in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.82 seconds for Monmouth College in the Carthage Final Qualifier Meet on Friday.
 
Aleeka Gentzler -- The former PBL girls track and field standout finished ninth in the high jump iwth a leap of 4-10 1/2 for Monmouth College in the Ca

PBL seventh-grade volleyball claims IESA Class 3A regional title with three-set win over Hoopeston Area

PAXTON -- En route to reaching Tuesday's title match, the Hoopeston Area and Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball teams each went into the IESA Class 3A Paxton Regional as underdogs.
 
Each team reached the title match via victories over higher-seeded teams in the semifinals the previous Saturday, as third-seeded PBL bested second-seeded Gibson City-Melvin-Sib

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