PBL High School boys cross country places seventh at Patriot Invite

PEORIA -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys cross country team finished seventh in the 43-team Patriot Invite held Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria.
The Panthers finished with a score of 288 while Elmwood/Brimfield scored a 94 to finish first.
Ryder James finished seventh individually with a time of 15:41 to lead PBL. Alec St.

PBL JH cross country runners compete in IESA Class 2A state meet

NORMAL — Trixie Johnson of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School girls cross country team finished 102nd in the IESA Class 2A state meet with a time of 13:11.8 on Saturday.

Teammate Alexis Putnam finished 107th with a time of 13:15.1.

GCMS Youth Football Juniors, PBL Seniors win in double-overtime in CIFL semifinals

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Youth Football Juniors and Paxton-Buckley-Loda Youth Football Seniors will both play in the Central Illinois Football League’s SuperBowl games next weekend.

Each team advanced through Saturday’s semifinals after playing in double overtime as GCMS’s Juniors defeated PBL 14-8 and PBL’s Seniors beat Momence 26-20.

Central Illinois Football League semifinals (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's Seniors game between PBL and Momence, and Juniors game between PBL and GCMS, at Gibson City ...

GCMS football at El Paso-Gridley (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's game in El Paso ...

PBL football at Watseka (2018)

Here are some of the highlights from Friday's game in Watseka ...

GCMS's Shannon Spangler shoots 90 in first round of IHSA Class 1A state girls golf tournament

DECATUR — Shannon Spangler of the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls golf team shot an 18-under-par 90 in the first round of the IHSA Class 1A state tournament on Friday.
"Mark (Spangler) and I are both incredibly proud of Shannon's accomplishments this fall and her performance at the state tournament," GCMS head coach Ann Spangler said. 

GCMS football wins 63-6 over El Paso-Gridley

By Ross Brown

EL PASO — In what was easily the biggest beatdown by Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley this season, the Falcons stormed past the El Paso-Gridley Titans 63-6 in a Heart of Illinois Conference Large Division matchup on the road Friday.

PBL football clinches playoff berth with 24-22 win over Watseka

WATSEKA -- With a 24-22 win over Watseka, Paxton-Buckley-Loda clinched its fifth consecutive playoff spot.

PBL eighth-grade girls basketball loses to Ridgeview, St. Joseph

PAXTON -- The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade girls had two losses to Ridgeview and St.

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