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HEYWORTH -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher missed out on a Class 1A Heyworth Regional title by 121/2 points, finishing second behind titles from Preston Braaten (145 pounds) and Key-Shawn Girkin (152).
BISMARCK – As Paxton-Buckley-Loda head wrestling coach Erik Ronney put it, the 2015-16 season has been “a year of firsts.”
The Panthers entered Saturday’s IHSA Class 1A Bismarck-Henning Regional coming off a regular season in which they compiled a 10-8 dual-meet record, the program’s first-ever winning season since the Paxton and Buckley-Loda consolidation.
Keyn Humes 21
Jacob Messer 19
QUINCY – Seven Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School wrestlers left Saturday’s Quincy Notre Dame Tournament with a medal.
In the 106-pound bracket, Jacob Messer finished with a fourth-place medal.
He won via 6-2 decision over Zach Hulvey of Springfield Lanphier. In the semifinals, Messer was pinned by eventual bracket champion Evan Myers of Camp Point Central in 1:57.
GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team is heading into the IHSA Class 1A Heyworth Regional on a hot streak.
The Falcons won all five of their matches in Saturday’s Heart of Illinois Conference Duals Tournament. With the five wins, GCMS/Fisher improved its dual-meet record to 21-3.
GIBSON CITY – Two Ford County-area high school wrestling teams competed in a triangular dual meet on Thursday.
PAXTON – The 2015-16 Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School wrestling team’s season can be called a turnaround.
Tuesday’s dual meet between Twin Valley Conference PBL and Grant Park was to determine who would get second place in the five-team conference as each team entered with a 2-1 TVC record. Clifton Central clinched the title the previous Saturday with a 4-0 record.