Sports

Big goals for Bulldogs volleyball

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

With seven seniors and nine returning letter-winners, volleyball coach Chandra Steers has three major goals for her 2015 squad: win at least 20 games, finish in the top tier of the Corn Belt Conference and compete for a regional championship.


Local winners at MAYC race

This past Saturday over 500 runners competed in the MAYC Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K Run (3.1 miles).  

Besides Illinois, there were participants from Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin and even Germany.

Mahomet was well-represented in the winner’s circle.  


Marching Bulldogs gearing up for season

By HOPE WEBB
For the Mahomet Citizen

The Marching Bulldogs are at it again with practice eight hours a day during band camp to prepare for their upcoming season.

This year’s show, entitled “Cursed,” showcases the growing band – now with over 200 members – and will feature new props, new volunteers and many new students.


Sisters compete in championship

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

Anslie and Cassidy Waldrep contended in the 49th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Jacksonville, Fla, July 29.

On a hot and sunny day the two sisters, part of a set of triplets, competed in pole vault for 13- and 14-year-olds.


Mavericks sweep Monticello tourney

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The Mahomet Mavericks 9U/10U baseball team took the Monticello tournament championship last weekend, winning all five games played.

Maverick Mitchell Gilbert led the team’s dominating performance with a whopping .929 batting average. Gilbert finished 13-14 at the plate with five doubles, two triples, 13 RBI and 12 runs scored.


Mahomet runners dominant in Fisher

On Saturday, July 11, 51 Mahomet runners competed in the 20th Annual Fisher Fair 5K Run and brought home one overall title and 18 age group awards including eight age division winners.


Hockman making the most of summer

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

Recent Mahomet-Seymour graduate Mitchell Hockman won the college division championship of the 78th annual Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament Thursday, July 9, at Illini Country Club in Springfield.

The eighteen-year old took advantage of his knowledge of the course to help guide his way to victory.


9U Diamond Dogs 6th at World Series

The 9U Mahomet Diamond Dogs capped off an outstanding season by placing 6th at the United States Specialty Sports Association World Series over the Fourth of July weekend in Kingsport, Tennessee.


No slowing down for Morefield

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

Mahomet-Seymour graduate Taylor Morefield has not taken the usual route to competitive racing.
The 20-year-old wheelchair racer was born with cerebral palsy.


Alumni reunite for softball game

By JASON BROWN
Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The Mahomet-Seymour softball team celebrated its 41st year as a program with alumni softball events Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.


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