Jason Brown

Eyes on the prize: Diver Dalton DeMay hoping to break personal record

Though swimming makes up the bulk of the sport, one Mahomet-Seymour swimming and diving athlete wants you to be aware of the second action in the sport's title —diving.

Often the forgotten part of the sport, diving is able to make and break team scores and change the outcome of meets.

M-S boys' swim competes in Olympia

It is difficult to improve throughout the season and prepare for the end-of-the-season sectional meet when meets keep getting cancelled.

The Mahomet-Seymour boys' swim team had back-to-back Saturday meets postponed because of inclement weather.

Last Thursday, though, the Bulldogs were able to squeeze in a weekday triangular meet in Olympia.

M-S tops DHS in triangular meet

The Mahomet-Seymour boys’ swim team competed in the Raider Invitational in Bloomington Saturday and a triangular meet with Danville Tuesday, Dec. 12.

At Bloomington

During the Raider Invitational, the Bulldogs placed 16th out of 19 teams with a score of 38.

'Dawgs boys' swimming and diving start season off strong

After placing fourth with a score of 129 in the boys' swimming and diving sectional at Urbana last season, Mahomet-Seymour boys' swim team head coach Dean Ekberg expects a strong year from his team, which returns many letter winners.

After a few short weeks of practice, the Bulldogs kicked off their season with a strong performance in a triangular meet Dec. 1.

M-S girls' swim's season ends at sectional meet

The Mahomet-Seymour girls' swim team competed in the IHSA Centennial Sectional in Champaign last Saturday.

The Bulldogs scored 55 points and placed ninth out of 23 teams that scored points.

Host Centennial won the sectional with a score of 189. Urbana placed second with 179 points, and Champaign Central scored 170 for third place.

Former M-S boys' basketball coach Chad Benedict helped form a culture of success

Former Mahomet-Seymour coach stabilized program during successful 12-year tenure

At the end of the basketball season, Chad Benedict stepped down as Mahomet-Seymour varsity head coach.

In his 12-year tenure, Benedict not only amassed a 204-147 overall record, but also turned the Bulldogs' basketball program into a respected powerhouse in the area and state.

A fun ride: 2017-18 end-of-the-year M-S sports wrapup

A new sports season is just around the corner, but before that, The Mahomet Citizen wanted to pay tribute to last year's teams. It's time for an end-of-the-year wrapup.

Last sports season, by any measurement, the Mahomet-Seymour High School had many highlights. Here's an alphabetical look, by sport.



The future is bright: M-S grad Sarah Van Wingerden finishes soccer career at Wheaton College

M-S alum wraps up storied soccer career at Wheaton College

Mahomet-Seymour alumnus Sarah Van Wingerden recently finished her collegiate soccer career at Wheaton College, where she collected several awards.

Todd Lafond once again becomes The News-Gazette's All-Area Coach of the Year

For the second straight year, The News-Gazette selected Todd Lafond as the boys' track and field Area Coach of the Year.

Leaving a legacy: Retired girls' soccer coach Joey Gruner led M-S to five regional championships

When Mahomet-Seymour girls' soccer coach Joey Gruner took over the program in 2011, his aspirations were pretty small.

Back then, the local "balance of power" in girls' soccer was different, but Gruner told himself that before he was done coaching, he wanted to beat Centennial once and win one regional championship.

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