GCMS High School girls track and field acting head coach Seeff Grauer selected as Ford County Record's Co-Coach of the Year

GIBSON CITY — According to Seeff Grauer, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School athletic director Mike Allen was looking for a familiar face as he searched for an acting head coach for the girls track and field team.
Erica Kostoff had to take a year off from her duties as the team's head coach this past spring due to her newborn baby being in the neonatal intensive c

Cole Eshleman chosen as Ford County Record Co-Athlete of the Year for 2016-17

PAXTON -- Cole Eshleman has played a big part in a successful run for Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School athletics.
During his junior and senior seasons, the Panthers compiled a combined 119-30 record in football, boys basketball and baseball -- all teams on which Eshleman participated. 
The football team reached the second round of the

GCMS High School Winter Sports Awards 2016-17

Here are some of the sights from Wednesday's GCMS High School Winter Sports Awards Night ...

Area college catchup (March 12, 2017)

Kellyn Maynard -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball standout is part of an Illinois Central College team that reached NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament championship round before losing 81-54 to Parkland College on Sunday.

Paxton wrestler Keyn Humes wrestles in IWCOA Freshman/Sophomore state meet

SPRINGFIELD -- Keyn Humes of the Paxton Youth Wrestling Club went 2-2 in the Illinois Wrestling Coaches & Officials Association's Freshman-Sophomore state meet.
Humes, a Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School sophomore, pinned Kyle Hickman of Leo in 1:56 in the first round of wrestlebacks in the 132-pound bracket and won via 14-11 decision over Nathaniel Burns of Carli

GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestler Cale Horsch finishes with third-place medal in IESA state meet

DEKALB -- Cale Horsch of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestling team finished with a third-place medal in the 85-pound bracket of the IESA state meet.
Horsch won via 10-2 major decision in the third-place match over Morrison's Colton Linke.
In the first round, Cale Horsch pinned Woodridge Jefferson's Luke Swan in 39 s

PBL High School winter-sport athletes earn team awards

TUESDAY, March 7
At Paxton
Offensive MVP -- Andrew Zenner

PBL's Andrew Zenner selected as Ford County Record's Male Athlete of the Winter for 2016-17

PAXTON -- During Andrew Zenner's junior year at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, his boys basketball team did something no other team did since 2010.
The Panthers reached the round-of-16 with an upset victory over Warrensburg-Latham in the IHSA Class 2A sectional semifinals before losing in the sectional finals to eventual state champion St.

Paxton Youth Wrestling Club wrestler Keyn Humes to grapple at state meet

HEYWORTH -- Keyn Humes, a sophomore wrestler at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, is going to state through the Illinois Wrestling Coaches & Officials Association's Freshman-Sophomore state series as a member of the Paxton Youth Wrestling Club.
Wrestling in the 132-pound weight class at the sectional round in Heyworth on Sunday, Humes pinned Mahomet's Gabriel Rom

GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestlers win sectional titles, advance to IESA state meet

MONTICELLO -- Two Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestlers earned spots in the IESA state tournament.
Eighth-grader Cale Horsch finished in first place in the 85-pound bracket at Saturday's Monticello Sectional.

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