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Matt Williams – He caught three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown for Grand Valley State’s football team in a 47-32 loss Saturday to Ferris State in the NCAA Division II playoff quarterfinals. Matt is the son of Rob Williams, who graduated of Gibson City High School in 1984, and lifelong Gibson City resident Barbara Williams.
LITCHFIELD – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team won all five of its duals in Saturday’s Litchfield Duals meet.
In their first match, the Falcons defeated Roxana 62-12.
PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School wrestling team lost 48-36 on Thursday to Braidwood Reed-Custer.
Coyote Hubbs won via 1:31 pinfall at the 126-pound match. In the 160-pound match, Tim Hewerdine pinned his opponent in 5:23.
GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team defeated Bismarck-Henning 76-6 in a Thursday home dual meet.
Levi Davis pinned Cody Miller in 43 seconds in the 285-pound match. Preston Braaten won the 160-pound match via 44-second pinfall over Chris Steidel while Calen Ragle pinned his 138-pound opponent in 52 seconds.
Matt Williams – He had two receptions for 39 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter, for Grand Valley State’s football team in a 55-32 win Saturday in the NCAA Division II playoffs over Texas A&M Commerce. Matt is the son of Rob Williams, who graduated of Gibson City High School in 1984, and lifelong Gibson City resident Barbara Williams.
BRAIDWOOD -- Cole Maxey, Jacob Horsch, Lucas Chittick, Preston Braaten and Jared Trantina all won by pins to lead the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Falcons to a 54-24 win against, Reed-Custer. Maxey, Braaten, Chittick and Trantina all earned pins against Clifton Central, but the Falcons lost 45-34.
GCMSF 54, Reed-Custer 24
PAXTON – For at least three Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School wrestlers, the 2016-17 season got off to a satisfying start.
GIBSON CITY – Last season, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School wrestling team finished its regular season with a dual-meet record of 21-3.