Sports

GCMS boys basketball wins in overtime over Cissna Park in battle of state-ranked teams

CISSNA PARK — A game between two state-ranked teams always has the potential to draw a big crowd.
 
That was the case for Tuesday boys basketball game between Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Cissna Park, as the Cissna Park High School gym was filled to capacity by the third quarter of the preceding junior varsity game.

PBL seventh-grade volleyball loses 25-23, 25-23 to Rantoul St. Malachy

PAXTON — The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team lost 25-23, 25-23 Monday to Rantoul St. Malachy.


GCMS girls basketball defeats Lexington 45-38

LEXINGTON -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls basketball team won 45-38 Monday over Lexington.
 
The Falcons (18-4, 9-1 Heart of Illinois Conference) outscored Lexington 11-4 in the fourth quarter to break a 34-34 tie.

PBL girls basketball defeats Iroquois West 54-22 in SVC Tournament quarterfinals, to face Momence in semifinals on Wednesday

ONARGA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team's hopes of defending their Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament championship did not get off to the prettiest of starts.
 
On two occasions in the first quarter of Monday's SVC Tournament quarterfinal game, seventh-seeded Iroquois West held a lead against No. 2-seeded PBL.

PBL eighth-grade volleyball improves to 3-0 with two-set win over Rantoul St. Malachy

PAXTON — A 25-20, 25-11 win Monday over Rantoul St. Malachy improved the Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team’s record to 3-0 to start the 2019 season.


PBL girls basketball at SVC Tournament quarterfinals (2019)

Here are some of the highlights from Monday's game against Iroquois West in Onarga ...


High school boys basketball predictions from the so-called experts (week of Jan. 16, 2019)

Deer Creek-Mackinaw at GCMS, 7 p.m. Friday
Kankakee Bishop McNamara at Cissna Park, 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Heyworth at Fisher, 7 p.m. Friday
Prairie Central at Monticello, 7 p.m. Friday
Monticello at Macon Meridian, 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Chillicothe IVC at Rantoul, 7:30 p.m. Friday
Judah Christian at Decatur Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Area sports catchup (Jan. 12, 2019)

Aidan Laughery -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School freshman finished first in the boys' age 15-16 60-meter dash with a time of 7.16 seconds for Vipers Track Club -- based in Champaign -- in the Dorothy Dawson Invitational in Champaign held Saturday, Jan. 5.

Rantoul/PBL wrestling loses 42-27 to Olympia in first dual of Illini Prairie Conference Meet

TOLONO -- Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda went down 42-27 against Olympia in the first day of the Illini Prairie Conference meet on Friday, despite Rashon Allen (132) and Nolan Roseman (152) each pinning their opponents.
 
Allen pinned Matthew Bagby in a time of 2:40 while Roseman won via 1:35 pinfall over Austin Swan.
 
Keddrick Terhune won via 1

GCMS/Fisher High School wrestling wins 41-35 over Clinton

CLINTON -- The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling team won 41-35 Friday over Clinton.
 
Garrett Wright won via 54-second pinfall in the 220-pound match while Braylen Kean won via 1:22 pinfall in the 160-pound match. 
 
Dakota Matthews won his 132-pound match via 18-2 technical fall while Cole Maxey won via 1-0 decision in the 126-

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