PBL ends wrestling program

PAXTON -- Eight years after establishing its high school wrestling program, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School is disbanding it.
School board members voted unanimously Wednesday night on a reduction-in-force measure for PBL’s wrestling coach, Jacob Meyer, and s

Trio of GCMS/Fisher wrestlers compete in IESA Class A state meet

DeKALB -- A trio of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestlers competed in the IESA Class A state meet last weekend.
At 90 points, Carson Maxey won via 4-3 decision over Nick Cheshier of Island Lake Matthews in the first round before losing via 6-0 decision to Hunter Robbins of Glasford Illini Bluffs in the quarterfinals.

Three GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestlers earn IESA Class A state meet berth

COAL CITY -- Three Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestlers earned a trip to the IESA Class A state meet.
Carson Maxey finished third in the 90-pound bracket at Saturday's Coal City Sectional while Aiden Sancken (135 pounds) and Shawn Schlickman (75 pounds) each placed third as well.
The wrestlers will compete in the state

GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestlers advance to IESA Class A sectional round

GIBSON CITY -- Three Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestlers won individual championships at Saturday's IESA Class A GCMS Regional.
GCMS/Fisher teammates Shawn Schlickman and Blake Booth each wrestled for the title at 75 pounds.

2019 IESA Class A GCMS Regional

Here are some of the sights from Saturday's meet at GCMS Middle School ...

Rantoul/PBL's Peter McCusker, Nolan Roseman earn fourth-place medals at IHSA Class 2A state wrestling meet

CHAMPAIGN -- Peter McCusker and Nolan Roseman of the Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda wrestling team each earned a fourth-place medal at the IHSA Class 2A state meet on Saturday.
In the 145-pound third-place match, McCusker lost via 5-2 decision to Lemont's Grant LaDuke.

GCMS/Fisher's Hayden Workman ends season in IHSA Class 1A state meet's wrestleback quarterfinals

CHAMPAIGN -- In the wrestleback quarterfinals of the 285-pound class of the IHSA Class 1A state tournament, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher's Hayden Workman's season ended with a loss in extra time.
"It was a good season," Workman said. "My goal was to make it to state, and I went a lot farther than I expected.

Rantoul/PBL wrestlers McCusker, Roseman to wrestle on final day of IHSA Class 2A state tournament

CHAMPAIGN -- Peter McCusker of the Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda wrestling team will wrestle in the wrestleback semifinals today in the IHSA Class 2A state meet.
McCusker lost via 14-6 major decision in the championship semifinals of the 145-pound bracket to Burlington's Nick Termini.
In the quarterfinals, McCusker won via 7-0 decision over

GCMS/Fisher wrestler Hayden Workman advances to wrestleback quarterfinals of IHSA Class 1A state meet

CHAMPAIGN -- Hayden Workman received an opportunity afforded to none of the other three Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher grapplers who qualified for the tournament.
The Falcons senior would have his hand raised after defeating Grant Park’s Joey Petrucci via decision in Friday’s Class 1A 285-pound wrestlebacks.
That is, if Workman didn’t bo

GCMS/Fisher at 2019 IHSA Class 1A state tournament

Here are some photos from the State Farm Center in Champaign ...

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