PBL eighth-grade volleyball loses in three sets to Buckley St. John’s

PAXTON – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda eighth-grade volleyball team lost 24-26, 25-15, 25-15 to Buckley St. John’s on Thursday. Addy Kinnaird had seven aces and 16 points for PBL (0-4) while Anna Hudson had 11 points and four aces and Lauren Krumwiede had eight points and three aces. Olivia Rehg had seven points, one ace and three kills while Kyleigh Williams had […]

PBL boys basketball loses to state-ranked Monticello

MONTICELLO – The Paxton-Buckley-Loda varsity boys basketball team lost 59-43 to Monticello, the fifth-ranked team in Class 2A, on Friday. The Panthers (10-7, 3-1 Illini Prairie Conference) started the game with a 16-5 run. Mason Bruns made a 3-pointer to give PBL the early 3-0 lead. After Joey Sprinkle made a basket for Monticello (20-1, 4-0), Brandon Knight converted a […]

Obituary: Carole Sworthwood

Carole Jane Sworthwood, 81 of Rantoul, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2022, at Amber Glen Alzheimer’s Facility in Urbana. She is finally joining the love of her life, Gary W. Sworthwood, who passed away on July 27, 2020, at the age of 82, after a short illness.  Due to the COVID pandemic at that time, private family […]

GCMS boys basketball loses 53-42 to Tri-Valley in HOIC Tourney consolation title game

EL PASO – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity boys basketball team lost 53-42 to Tri-Valley in the Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament consolation championship game on Saturday. The Falcons (8-12) outscored Tri-Valley 11-10 in the first quarter as Seth Kollross scored seven points during the quarter while Kellan Fanson added four points. The Vikings outscored GCMS 14-6 in the second quarter […]

Photo gallery: PBL boys basketball vs. Iroquois West