Adam Schonauer, PBL head boys basketball coach, selected as Ford County Record Co-Coach of the Year

During the winter of 2015-16, Adam Schonauer led his team to a place visited by only two other Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball teams.

The Schonauer-coached Panthers went 24-7 and became the third team in the school’s history – since the consolidation of Paxton and Buckley-Loda in 1990 – and the first since 2010 to reach the sectional championship game.

Nick Porter named Ford County Record Male Athlete of the Year

Running is not just a hobby for Nick Porter.

It is a lifestyle.

GCMS High School sports programs to hold summer camps

GIBSON CITY — The following Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School sports programs will hold summer camps:

Football — July 11-15.

Junior camp (grades second through eighth), 9-11 a.m.

Varsity camp (for grades ninth through 12th), 6-8 p.m.

Boys basketball — June 13-17.

Girls basketball — June 13-17.

Wrestling — June 6-10.

GCMS High School athletes win awards for winter sports

GIBSON CITY – Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School athletes received the following awards during a ceremony held for winter sports teams on Monday, March 14:


Team MVP – James Fairfield/Mitchell McNutt

Defensive MVP – Keegan Allen

Most Improved – Sam Baillie

Core Value Players of the Year – Trevor Steidinger

PBL High School athletes selected for awards at Winter Sports Awards Night

PAXTON — Athletes at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School were given the following awards by their respective teams at Monday’s PBL High School Winter Sports Awards Night:
Panther Award — Josh Pine.
Mr. Relentless Award — Hunter Weber.
Most Outstanding Player — Jonny Walder.

Area college catchup (March 12, 2016)

Ryan Birt – The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley wrestling coach received the Division III National Wrestling Tournament Rookie Coach of the Year Award at the 2016 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships held March 11-12 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestler Peyton Kean finishes with fifth-place medal at IESA state meet

DEKALB – Peyton Kean of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling team finished fifth in the 155-pound bracket of Saturday’s IESA state meet.

He won via 5-3 decision in the fifth-place match over Matt Chavers of Freeport Carl Sandburg.

PBL senior Jonny Walder named Ford County Record's Male Athlete of the Winter

The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys basketball team reached big heights this season.

Paxton Youth Wrestling Club's Jace Webb finishes with second-place medal at sectionals; six Falcon Youth wrestlers compete in sectional round

CHAMPAIGN – Jace Webb of the Paxton Youth Wrestling Club finished second in the 95-pound intermediate division of the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation’s Central Sectional round on Saturday at Champaign Centennial High School.

GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestlers advance to IESA state meet

NORMAL – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestling team entered Saturday’s IESA Normal Kingsley Sectional with five grapplers vying for a state-meet appearance.

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