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PBL boys basketball loses 63-40 to Cissna Park

CISSNA PARK -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys basketball team was on a hot streak heading into its regular-season finale Friday against Cissna Park.
 
A win over the Timberwolves would have extended PBL's winning streak -- which included victories over La Salette and Watseka, two teams with a combined record of 38-14 heading into Friday's action -- to four games and cli

PBL boys basketball at Cissna Park (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's Sangamon Valley Conference game ...


GCMS/Fisher wrestler Cale Horsch to grapple for state championship

CHAMPAIGN — Cale Horsch defeated Wilmington's Jack Narine via 8-2 decision in the semifinals of the 106-pound bracket at the IHSA Class 1A state meet on Friday.


PBL seventh-grade volleyball loses in two sets to St. Malachy

CHAMPAIGN -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda seventh-grade volleyball team lost 25-19, 25-14 Thursday to St. Malachy.
 
Gracelyn Greenburg led PBL (7-7) in kills with six while Cadence Jones had a team-high four aces and 16 service points.
 
St. Malachy def.

2018 IHSA wrestling state meet: Class 1A quarterfinals

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's quarterfinal match between GCMS/Fisher's Cale Horsch and Mount Carmel's Dayton Hall at the State Farm Center in Champaign ...


GCMS/Fisher wrestler Cale Horsch advances to semifinals of IHSA Class 1A state meet

CHAMPAIGN -- In just his freshman year, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher's Cale Horsch is already making a name for himself in IHSA wrestling.
 
In his second day at the State Farm Center for the IHSA Class 1A state meet, Horsch reached the semifinals of the 106-pound bracket.
 
"I love it here," Horsch said.

PBL eighth-grade volleyball wins 25-12, 25-18 over St. Malachy

CHAMPAIGN -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team won 25-12, 25-18 Thursday over St. Malachy.
 
Addison Oyer led PBL (13-1) in kills with four and aces with five.

PBL girls basketball's Madison Grohler ends season at IHSA Three-Point Showdown's sectional round

GILMAN -- After graduation, Madison Grohler plans to attend Union University to major in communications.
 
She was one of five seniors on a Paxton-Buckley-Loda girls basketball team that ended its season in the IHSA Class 2A regional round last week.
 
Before she could end her girls basketball career, Grohler had one more matter of unfinished

PBL girls basketball standout Liberty Jamison signs with Lake Land College

PAXTON -- Liberty Jamison's basketball career will continue for another two years.
 
Starting next fall, a career that started as a player in the Paxton Park District's youth league when she was 5 years old, and continued through Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High and PBL High School, will continue in a place nearly 80 miles away.
 
On Thursday,

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