Photo gallery: GCMS boys basketball at 2023 Thanksgiving Tourney

Here are some sights from Saturday’s GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament third-place game, which GCMS won 53-43 over Hoopeston Area, courtesy of Daniel L. Chamness and Moto Johnson …

PBL girls basketball loses 48-31 to Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin

PAXTON – With a 48-31 loss to Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin on Monday, the Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity girls basketball team fell to a record of 0-6. “The streak continues,” PBL head coach Jeff Sinn said. “It’s a learning experience. I think that’s what this season is going to be about. We’re putting more and more things together so we can eventually get that win […]

Photo gallery: PBL girls basketball vs. BHRA

Bryce Barnes’ career with University of Illinois football team ‘went by so fast’

CHAMPAIGN – Bryce Barnes played his last game as a member of the University of Illinois football team on Saturday. The Illini held their senior day ceremony prior to that game at Memorial Stadium, the place in which Barnes helped the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School football team win its second consecutive IHSA Class 2A state championship during his senior season […]

GCMS grad Aidan Laughery returns from injury for Illinois football’s season finale

CHAMPAIGN – Talk about a speedy recovery. Aidan Laughery, a 2022 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley graduate who is a redshirt freshman on the University of Illinois football team, played in the final game of the 2023 season for the Illini. He gained 22 yards on three carries. He ran for a 17-yard gain during a drive that culminated in a 42-yard field […]

GCMS boys basketball loses 62-55 to Lexington, will play for third place in Thanksgiving tourney

GIBSON CITY – One may not be surprised that Lexington never trailed the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity boys basketball team en route to a 62-55 victory in the GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday. After all, the Minutemen started the game with a 23-10 advantage in the first quarter. However, one may be a little surprised as GCMS came back with a […]

Photo gallery: GCMS boys basketball vs. Lexington

Here are some sights from Friday’s GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament game, which the Falcons lost 62-55 …

GCMS Thanksgiving Tourney roundup (Nov. 22, 2023)

GIBSON CITY – The Tri-Point boys basketball team lost 105-17 to Lexington in the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Thanksgiving Tournament on Wednesday. Nate Smith led Tri-Point (0-2) with nine points while Aiden Pelehowski had six points and Trace Rogers had two points. Hoopeston Area defeated Fisher 70-64.

GCMS 8th-grade girls basketball ends season with loss in regional finals

ONARGA – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley eighth-grade girls basketball team lost 24-13 to Armstrong-Ellis in the IESA Class 2A regional championship game on Tuesday. Bailey Bunting led GCMS with six points. The Falcons ended their season with a 17-4 record while Armstrong-Ellis remains undefeated with a 19-0 mark.

GCMS boys basketball improves to 2-0 with 50-47 win over Iroquois West

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity boys basketball team won 50-47 over Iroquois West on Tuesday in its second game of the GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament. The Falcons outscored Iroquois West 15-7 in the third quarter to overcome a 28-24 deficit. Spencer Kleist scored four points during the quarter while Brayden Elliott made 4-of-4 shots from the charity stripe, Matt […]

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