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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
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.
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.
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.
The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys basketball team reached big heights this season.
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.
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.
Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's sectional meet at Kingsley Junior High School in Normal ...
Stephan Birt – The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley wrestling standout finished fifth for Millikin in the 174-pound class of the NCAA Division III Central Regional at Dubuque, Iowa.
FORREST – Five Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher Middle School wrestlers will advance to the IESA’s sectional round.
Eighth-grader Payton Kean won the championship match of the 155-pound division at Saturday’s Forrest Prairie Central Regional. Calen Ragle won the 119-pound regional title while Cole Maxey won the 80-pound championship – both are eighth-graders as well.