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CLIFTON – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling team starts its season with a 2-0 dual-meet record after two duals Tuesday.
The Falcons defeated Braidwood Reed-Custer 55-15.
Gage Adams pinned his 132-pound opponent in 1:54 and Isaac Horsch won via pinfall in the 145-pound class with a time of 2:44.
My goals for this season are… to compete for a sectional title and get buckets.
I’m always texting… my brother Hayden.
My first job was… working for the school.
GIBSON CITY – Some big shoes need to be filled on the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling team.
All three of the Falcons’ state qualifiers from last year have graduated.
PAXTON – Although the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School wrestling team did not win a meet last year, head coach Erik Ronney said he is hoping this year’s team can be above .500 this year.
“I think every coach wants to win,” Ronney said. “Last year, we were unable to win a meet -- that was unfortunate. We’ve got the numbers to get it done on paper. Hopefully, we can perform on the mat.”
PAXTON — For two years, Erik Ronney has been a busy man through the winter and spring seasons.
During those two years, he served as the head coach of both the wrestling and boys track and field programs at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, as well as a health and driver’s education teacher.
MAHOMET – For 10-year-old Paxton resident Ashton Pope, the path to No. 1 started simply with a need to, as his mother Becky put it, to find “something to do in the offseason.”
PAXTON – Rick Johnson, Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High and High School head baseball coach, was seen Wednesday doing what he called “some therapy.”
His form of therapy that day involved a rake and some leaves at a ballpark at Clara Peterson Elementary School. His project for the summer is to try to get the field ready for junior high baseball season this fall.
PAXTON – Most of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School sports team have their schedules set for the 2014-15 school year.