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PBL JV baseball defeats Prairie Central 11-1

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior varsity baseball team won 11-1 Thursday over Prairie Central.
 
Jarred Gronsky and Mason Bruns combined to pitch a one-hitter for PBL.

PBL JV softball defeats LeRoy 21-11

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda junior varsity softball team won 21-11 Thursday over LeRoy.
 
Lorena Arnett, Kayla Adwell and Kelbie Hayden each hit 4-for-5 for PBL.

GCMS softball loses 8-1 to Tuscola

GIBSON CITY -- As Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley head softball coach Kara Smith said after Thursday's game against Tuscola, "it's early in the season, still."
 
Smith's Falcons fell to a record of 0-2 via an 8-1 loss to a Tuscola team that improved to 5-0 with the win.
 
"We opened up against hard teams. It's good to see them.

PBL baseball pitching trio tosses no-hitter in 8-1 win over Tri-Valley

DOWNS -- A trio of Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball pitchers tossed a no-hitter in an 8-1 win Thursday over Tri-Valley.
 
Ben Jarboe was credited with the win as he struck out seven batters while yielding one unearned run on one walk through five innings pitched. 
 
Tommy Quinn struck out three batters and walked none through one inning while

PBL girls track and field gears up for outdoor season

PAXTON -- Paxton-Buckley-Loda senior Katelyn Crabb and sophomore Hannah Schwarz will compete in the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet on Saturday.
 
Crabb will compete in the 60-meter hurdles with a seed time of 9.83 seconds while Schwarz has a seed time of 27.35 seconds for the 200-meter dash.
 
"We're really proud of that," PBL head girls track a

PBL softball loses 13-5 to Hoopeston Area

HOOPESTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda softball team lost 13-5 to Hoopeston Area on Tuesday, March 19.
 
Emma Steiner took the loss on the mound for PBL (0-2), allowing 13 runs -- six earned -- on 11 hits and four walks with one strikeout through six innings.

GCMS girls track and field prepares for outdoor season

GIBSON CITY -- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley senior Delanie Dykes is the girls track and field team's lone qualifier for Friday's Illinois Prep Top Times Class A Meet.
 
She will race in the 800- and 400-meter runs after placing times of 2:23.9 and 1:01.53, respectively, earlier in the indoor season.
 
Dykes is coming off a junior season in which

GCMS boys track and field preparing for outdoor season

GIBSON CITY -- With 60- and 200-meter dash times of 7.09 and 22.94 seconds, respectively, earlier in the indoor season, freshman Aidan Laughery of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys track and field team qualified for the Class A Illinois Prep Top Times meet, which will be held on Friday at the Shirk Center in Bloomington.
 
"He ran really strong and really smooth," GC

PBL baseball loses 4-2 to Prairie Central in season opener

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team lost 4-2 to Prairie Central in its season opener on Tuesday, March 19.
 
The Panthers led 2-0 after four innings before Prairie Central tallied four runs in the top of the fifth inning.
 
In the first inning, Mason Ecker and Drake Schrodt each drew a walk before Ecker advanced to third base on a

GCMS's Caleb Bleich signs letter of intent to participate in soccer, track and field for Millikin University

GIBSON CITY -- Caleb Bleich, a senior at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, signed his letter of intent to play soccer and participate in track and field for Millikin University.
 
Bleich placed ninth in the long jump in the 2017 IHSA Class 1A state track and field meet and qualified for the state meet in the long and triple jump, as well as the 400-meter dash.
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