Paxton-Buckley-Loda Volleyball

Area college catchup (Nov. 4, 2023): GCMS grad Barnes contributes for UI football in win over Minnesota

Bryce Barnes – The 2019 Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley graduate had two tackles, including one for a loss of four yards, for the University of Illinois football team in a 27-26 win Saturday over Minnesota. Aidan Laughery – Illinois head football coach Bret Bielema said in his postgame press conference following the Illini win over Minnesota that Laughery, a 2022 GCMS graduate, […]

PBL volleyball ends season with regional semifinals to Watseka

WATSEKA – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity volleyball team lost 25-13, 25-15 to Watseka in the IHSA Class 2A regional semifinals on Tuesday. Watseka built a 7-0 lead in the first set before Brooke Kleinert recorded a kill to start a 4-0 run for PBL (10-24) before a block and a kill by Bailey Bruns made the score 8-5 and 13-7, respectively. […]

PBL volleyball loses to St. Thomas More on senior night

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity volleyball team lost 25-16, 25-18 to St. Thomas More in its regular-season finale on Thursday against St. Thomas More. The match was also the last home game for PBL’s seven seniors: Karlee Welp, Brooke Kleinert, Aubree Gooden, Bailey Bruns, Leah Eyre, Catherine Wesslund and Grace Vance. Therefore, the seven players would start the first set. […]

Photo gallery: PBL volleyball senior night match (2023)

PBL volleyball wins 25-14, 25-10 over Iroquois West

GILMAN – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity volleyball team won 25-14, 25-10 over Iroquois West on Monday. Brooke Kleinert and Bailey Bruns had seven and six kills, respectively, while Busboom also had 13 assists and three aces. Kaia Krumwiede had five digs while Aubree Gooden had four kills and three aces. PBL def. Iroquois West 25-14, 25-10 At Gilman For PBL, kills: […]

Cissna Park volleyball defeats PBL 25-15, 25-16

PAXTON – With less than two weeks left until the start of postseason play, the Cissna Park and Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity volleyball teams faced each other on Thursday. Cissna Park, which is heading into the IHSA Class 1A Dwight Regional as a No. 1 seed, defeated PBL 25-15, 25-16. The Timberwolves (25-3) will face either seventh-seeded Dwight or 11th-seeded Tri-Point in […]

Photo gallery: PBL vs. Cissna Park volleyball (2023)

PBL volleyball loses in two sets to Central Catholic

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity volleyball team lost 25-12, 25-18 to Bloomington Central Catholic on Tuesday. Bailey Bruns had eight kills for PBL (7-17, 0-7 Illini Prairie Conference) while Aubree Gooden and Sway Rumsey each had two kills. Aubrey Busboom had 13 assists, one ace and two digs while Rumsey had two digs and Gooden had one assist. Bloomington Central […]

2023 PBL Volleyball Classic results

Blue Pool Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond def. PBL 25-23, 25-18 Milford def. Lexington 25-20, 22-25, 15-13 Milford def. ALAH 25-20, 22-25, 15-6 Lexington def. PBL 25-20, 25-21 Lexington def. ALAH 18-25, 25-18, 15-12 PBL def. Milford 25-14, 14-25, 15-12 Gold Pool Rantoul def. Monticello 25-19, 23-25, 15-8 GCMS def. Beecher 23-25, 25-16, 15-13 For GCMS, Savannah Shumate (3 blocks), Natalie DeSchepper (1 ace, […]

PBL volleyball loses in three sets to Pontiac

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity volleyball team was one match – and a few points – away from gaining its first Illini Prairie Conference win of the season on Thursday. Instead, Pontiac left Paxton with a 23-25, 25-20, 25-23 victory. “It was a tough game. I’m a lot happier with our effort tonight,” PBL head coach Tyler Rubarts said. “I […]

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