Sports

PBL football players named to academic all-state team

PAXTON -- Jaxson Coplea, Brandon Scott and Keegan Lantz of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School football team were named to the Illinois HIgh School Football Coaches Association's Class 3A All-State Academic Team for the 2017 season.
 
To qualify for the team, a player must meet the following requirements:
 
-- Be a member of a varsity team

2017 Monticello Holiday Tournament schedule

MONTICELLO HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
BOYS
Purple Pool -- Monticello, Argenta-Oreana, Ridgeview, Tuscola
Gold Pool -- Neoga, GCMS, Oakwood, PBL
THURSDAY, Dec. 28
Ridgeview vs. Tuscola, 10 a.m.
Monticello vs. Argenta-Oreana, 11:30 a.m.
GCMS vs. Oakwood, 2 p.m.
PBL vs.

PBL boys basketball improves to 3-0 with win over Clifton Central

CLIFTON -- Different games can provide different types of challenges for a basketball team through a typical season.
 
On Friday, Paxton-Buckley-Loda was challenged both physically and mentally at Clifton Central.

PBL boys basketball at Clifton Central (2017)

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's game in Clifton ...


PBL seventh-grade boys basketball finishes second in TCC Tournament

CULLOM — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade boys basketball team went into the Twin County Conference Tournament as the No. 3 seed.

On Thursday, the Panthers faced top-seeded Prairie Central in the championship game.


PBL JV girls basketball wins 37-16 over Clifton Central

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior varsity girls basketball team won 37-16 Thursday over Clifton Central.
 
The Panthers outscored Clifton Central 13-2 in the first quarter and 4-0 in the second quarter to take a 19-2 halftime lead.
 
"We had a great defensive effort in the first half.

PBL eighth-grade boys basketball wins Twin County Conference Tournament championship

PIPER CITY -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys basketball team won the Twin County Conference Tournament championship.
 
The Panthers won Thursday's title game 31-23 over Watseka Glenn Raymond. 
 
"This was a great game.

PBL girls basketball improves to 2-0 in SVC with win over Clifton Central

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School girls basketball team won 44-30 Thursday over Clifton Central.
 
With the win, the Panthers improved to 7-3 overall and 2-0 in the Sangamon Valley Conference.
 
In the first quarter, PBL outscored Clifton Central 15-4 as Ariana Gentzler scored five points, Cassidi Nuckols contributed four points an

GCMS/Fisher High School wrestling defeated 54-25 by Prairie Central

GIBSON CITY -- Going into Thursday's dual meet against Prairie Central, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher High School head coach Josh Carter knew his team was going up against "a very solid team."
 
Before Thursday's 54-25 victory over the Falcons, Prairie Central (7-0) entered the meet as the No.

GCMS girls basketball defeats LeRoy 51-27

GIBSON CITY -- With a 51-27 win Thursday over LeRoy, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls basketball team has started the 2017-18 season with a record of 5-3.
 
The Falcons are also 3-1 in the Heart of Illinois Conference.
 
“It's a good start," GCMS head coach Keri Dornbusch said.

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