Jason Brown

'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.

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.

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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