Wrestling

Wrestling coop between Rantoul, PBL given green light

RANTOUL —  The Rantoul Township High School board approved an agreement at its meeting on Monday to form a wrestling co-op with Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School.
 
“We have some very talented wrestlers who do well individually, but we lose so many team points because of a lack of numbers.

PBL school board approves wrestling coop with Rantoul; RTHS board to vote Monday

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board approved a wrestling coop with Rantoul at Wednesday's meet.
 
The coop was approved by the school board by a vote of 6-0.
 
The Rantoul Township High School board meets on this upcoming Monday.

Rantoul, PBL could coop in wrestling

RANTOUL -- At a meeting held Monday, April 9, the Rantoul Township High School board discussed the possibility of a cooperation with Paxton-Buckley-Loda in wrestling.
 
"The numbers in wrestling for both schools have been of concern for a number of years, and we have started some preliminary discussion towards a coop in wrestling," said Travis Flesner, Rantoul Townshi

GCMS/Fisher's Braylen Kean earns second-place medal in IESA state wrestling meet

DeKALB -- Braylen Kean of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestling team earned a second-place medal in the IESA state meet's 135-pound bracket.
 
Kean pinned Glen Ellyn Hadley's Pat Shadid in a time of 3:15 in the quarterfinals on Saturday before winning via 1:32 pinfall over Nick Bennett of Island Lake Matthews in the semifinals.
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GCMS/Fisher's Braylen Kean advances to championship match in IESA wrestling meet

DeKALB -- Braylen Kean of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestling team advanced to the championship round of the IESA state meet's 135-pound bracket.
 
Kean pinned Glen Ellyn Hadley's Pat Shadid in a time of 3:15 in the quarterfinals on Saturday before winning via 1:32 pinfall over Nick Bennett of Island Lake Matthews in the semifinals.

GCMS/Fisher's Braylen Kean advances to semifinals in IESA state wrestling meet

DeKALB -- Braylen Kean of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestling team advanced to the semifinals of the IESA state meet's 135-pound bracket.
 
Kean pinned Glen Ellyn Hadley's Pat Shadid in a time of 3:15 in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestler Braylen Kean advances to quarterfinals of IESA state meet

DeKALB -- Braylen Kean of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestling team advanced through the first round of the IESA state meet's 135-pound bracket on Friday.
 
Kean won via 11-0 major decision over Prairie Central's Logan Spray.

Area college sports catchup (March 4, 2018)

Vaughn Gentzler -- The former Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys track and field standout finished second in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.82 seconds for Monmouth College in the Carthage Final Qualifier Meet on Friday.
 
Aleeka Gentzler -- The former PBL girls track and field standout finished ninth in the high jump iwth a leap of 4-10 1/2 for Monmouth College in the Ca

GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestler Braylen Kean to wrestle in IESA state meet, wins sectional championship in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON -- Braylen Kean of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestling team is going to state for the first time in his career.
 
The eighth-grader earned his trip to state by winning the championship in the 135-pound bracket of the IESA sectional at Bloomington Junior High School.
 
"It feels awesome," Kean said.

Four GCMS/Fisher Middle School wrestlers advance to IESA's sectional round

NORMAL -- Four wrestlers from the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School team qualified for sectionals after placing in the top four at IESA regionals in Normal Parkside on Saturday.
 
Eighth-grade Braylen Kean took first place in the 135-pound bracket, moving up to 32 wins for the season. 
 
Sixth-grader Carson Maxey took second

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