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Buckley Dutchmasters at Game Seven

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday's Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader at Colfax ...


Area college sports catchup (May 20, 2018)

Brea Walker -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball standout earned a victory in the circle for Illinois Wesleyan in a 7-0 victory Saturday over Wisconsin-Whitewater in the NCAA Division III Softball Super Regional Tournament, pitching six shutout innings while allowing five hits and two walks, and striking out one.
 
With the win, and a 3-0

GCMS's Delanie Dykes wins IHSA Class 1A state medals in 400-, 800-meter races

CHARLESTON — When asked what was her favorite race, the 800-meter run or the 400-meter dash, Delanie Dykes gave a very indecisive answer.
 
“I love certain things about them both,” said the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley junior of the races. “I really focused on how I run the 800 this year and that helped me become better at the 400-meter.

PBL JH track athletes Ryder James, Makenna Ecker win top-five medals at IESA Class AA state meet

EAST PEORIA -- Ryder James of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade boys track and field team finished fourth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:48.48 in the IESA Class AA state meet.
 
James also finished 16th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.3.
 
For the PBL eighth-grade girls, Makenna Ecker finished fifth in the discus with a th

GCMS softball loses 2-1 to Olympia to end 2018 season

EL PASO -- According to head coach Taylor Rubarts, the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team accomplished one of its goals in Saturday's IHSA Class 2A El Paso-Gridley Regional championship game against Stanford Olympia.
 
"Our goal was to hold them to two runs," Rubarts said.

GCMS softball vs. Olympia (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's IHSA Class 2A El Paso-Gridley Regional championship game at South Pointe Park in El Paso ...


Shrine Game to take place June 16

BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Coaches Association and the Shriners of Illinois will host the 44th annual Illinois High School Shrine Game at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University.

Kick-off for the game is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m. 


GCMS's Delanie Dykes advances to final round of IHSA Class 1A state meet in 400, 800 races

CHARLESTON -- Delanie Dykes of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls track and field team advanced to the finals of the IHSA Class 1A state meet in the 800-meter run and 400-meter dash.
 
Dykes ran a time of 2:18.32 in the 800 race and a time of 59.1 seconds in the 400 dash in Thursday's preliminary round.

PBL baseball ends 2018 season with loss in IHSA Class 2A regional semifinals to Olympia

BUCKLEY -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team ended its 2018 season with a 15-9 loss in Thursday's IHSA Class 2A PBL Regional semifinal game to Stanford Olympia.
 
Olympia (13-16) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Ethan Davis singled and Isaac Riegler doubled to right field before both runners crossed home plate on a Leighton Rutherford single to le

PBL, GCMS boys track and field athletes qualify for 2018 IHSA Class 1A state meet

GIBSON CITY -- Jonathan Muller is making the most of his senior season as a member of Paxton-Buckley-Loda's boys track and field team.
 
Muller placed first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.14 seconds.

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