Volleyball

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

PBL 7th-grade volleyball regional title (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday's IESA Class 3A Paxton Regional title match against Hoopeston Area ...


PBL's Liberty Jamison selected as special mention for IBCA all-state team

PONTIAC -- Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School senior Liberty Jamison was selected to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association's Class 1A/2A girls' all-state team as a special mention.
 
She and other senior players on the all-state team will play in the 1A/2A girls' all-star game on June 9 at Pontiac High School.
 
ILLINOIS BASKETBALL

IESA releases eighth-grade volleyball regional schedules

IESA Class 3A
HOOPESTON AREA REGIONAL
At John Greer Grade School, Hoopeston
SATURDAY, March 3
Match 1 -- No. 4 GCMS vs. No. 5 Oakwood, 10 a.m.
Match 2 -- No. 3 Westville vs. No. 6 Hoopeston Area, 11:30 a.m.
TUESDAY, March 6
Match 3 -- No.

PBL seventh-grade volleyball advances to championship round of IESA Class 3A regionals

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team advanced to the championship round of the IESA Class 3A Paxton Regional with two wins on Saturday.
 
In the semifinals, the third-seeded Panthers defeated No.

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