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PBL volleyball to start season with strong schedule, young squad

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School volleyball team is hoping for more postseason success as it enters the 2018 season.
 
Despite a 98-53-1 record since 2013, the Panthers have not appeared in a regional championship game since 2012.

Danny Irish set to begin his 30th year with the Paxton Park District

PAXTON -- Once Session A of the Paxton Park District’s gymnastics and tumbling class starts on Sept.

PBL coaching changes (Aug. 8, 2018)

PAXTON -- The resignation of Erik Ronney as high school wrestling coach, as well as driver's education and health teacher, was affirmed by the Paxton-Buckley-Loda's school board at Wednesday's meeting.
 
Last May, the PBL and Rantoul Townshiop High School boards each approved an agreement to form a wrestling co-op.
 
The board also approved th

GCMS volleyball to begin season with young roster

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School volleyball team started practice on Wednesday, the first of three consecutive two-a-day sessions.
 
“They're working hard and learning a lot," GCMS head coach Taylor Rubarts said.

GCMS tennis to start season Aug. 20

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School tennis team will start its season with an away meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug.

'He's just a big part of this community': PBL High School senior diagnosed with autism serving as volunteer coach, inspiration for youth football team

PAXTON -- Practices started getting more noisy for the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Youth Football Seniors team last Monday.
 
The extra noise comes from a PBL High School senior-to-be who says, through his mother, Debbie Sage, that he "likes to tell the boys to move."
 
"During running drills, it's nice to have somebody else yell at the kids other tha

PBL JH softball "B" team defeats Hoopeston Area

HOOPESTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball "B" team defeated Hoopeston Area 12-11 on Tuesday, Aug.

GCMS boys golf enters 2018 season with deep roster

GIBSON CITY -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School boys golf team will start its 2018 season Monday with a home meet against Fisher.
 
The Falcons will go into the season with a goal in mind.
 
"You want to try and go to state," GCMS head coach Guy Percy said. "It's a tough order -- five percent of the teams do it.

Senior-laden GCMS girls golf team to start season Monday

GIBSON CITY -- Last year, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls golf team was a few spots away from going to state.
 
The Falcons ended their season with a team score of 447 at last October's IHSA Class 1A Williamsville Sectional, good enough for 10th place.

PBL JH softball held to one hit in loss to Rantoul Eater

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School softball team lost 13-0 Monday to Rantoul Eater. 
 
The Panthers were held to one hit as Losa Suaava hit 1-for-2 and Kendyl Enghausen walked twice.
 
Rantoul Eater 13, PBL 0
EATER 604   21   -- 13 

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