Jason Brown

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.



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.

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.

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.

Together again: Noah Benedict, Cory Noe compete in All-Star Game

Chad Benedict retired from coaching the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs boys' basketball after the past season ended, but last Saturday he got one more chance to coach again.

Not only did he coach again, but he also gotto coach two Bulldogs: Cory Noe and Noah Benedict.

M-S coaches and their kids: Three coaches share what it's like having their child on their roster

It is not unusual to see a coach's child playing in a high school varsity game.

What is a bit more unusual is having three different parents coaching their children at the varsity level in the same school year.

This school year, the Mahomet-Seymour High School had just that.

Former varsity basketball coach Chad Benedict coached his son, senior Noah Benedict.

Bulldogs' junior varsity girls' soccer team goes undefeated

While coaching soccer at Parkland College last year, Kelsie (Donley) Briggs attended Mahomet-Seymour senior Alexa Warren’s signing ceremony to become a Cobra. At the signing, Briggs struck up a conversation with M-S athletic director Matt Hensley and former M-S girls’ soccer coach Joey Gruner. That conversation eventually centered on the v

Finishing strong: Boys' track and field places second at state

The Mahomet-Seymour boys' track and field team overcame bad weather, injuries and illnesses to key contributors to take second place in the Class 2A state track and field meet at Eastern Illinois University's O'Brien Field in Charleston last Saturday.

M-S bass fishing team finishes 12th in sectional

The Mahomet-Seymour bass fishing team of C.J. McKinney and Ethan Terry competed in the IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional at Clinton Lake last month.

The tournament was initially scheduled for May 3 but was cancelled because of weather and rescheduled for May 7.

McKinney and Terry placed 12th with a combined weight of 3 pounds, 4.16 ounces.

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