Matt Daniels

Matt Daniels

Friday's prep highlights: VG/H's Stevens hits 1,000 points

In boys' basketball

Nontournament

Falcons continue to honor memory of fallen teammate

GIBSON CITY — Sitting at his organized desk on Monday afternoon, tucked inside the main office of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School, Mike Allen struggled to speak.

'They're not afraid to work'

What's it like facing Maroa-Forsyth again in the state title game after beating them in last year's state title game in DeKalb?

I've been asked that question a lot. Sure, you'd rather face someone else each time, but also, it's just exciting to be there.

Holt excelling in big moments for GCMS

GIBSON CITY — Put a ball in his massive hands and Ryland Holt will make a play.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Storm's Kirby hits 1,000 career points

In boys' basketball

Tournament of Champions

Monday's prep highlights: Duo lifts Bunnies to win

In boys' basketball

St. Anthony Thanksgiving Tournament

Effingham St. Anthony 51, Unity 37. A strong second half by the host Bulldogs saw Unity come up short in its season opener. Brady Porter tallied a team-high 13 points and Jared Routh came through with 12 points for the Rockets (0-1), who trailed 27-23 at halftime.

Falcon linemen leading the way

GIBSON CITY — Joe Allen is a man of few words.

That's OK, according to Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football coach Mike Allen.

"He's usually like, 'Yeah, uh-huh, yeah,'" said Mike Allen, no relation to the soft-spoken left guard for GCMS. "But he's a great kid."

Week 13 prep football storylines: Trying to make history

Sports editor MATT DANIELS looks at three area state semifinal playoff games kicking off on Saturday:

1 Monticello football's recent history has been filled with success under coach Cully Welter.

During his 10 seasons in Piatt County, the Sages (12-0) have made the playoffs every campaign.

Emergence of duo keys GCMS run

GIBSON CITY — Playing basketball at recess during their days at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Elementary School didn't exactly cement a friendship between Bryce Barnes and Jared Trantina.

"We used to hate each other," Trantina said with a grin.

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