Sports

Playing for keeps: MSJH's 8th-grade girls' hoopers become regional champs

It's not just the seventh-grade girls' basketball that has been so successful on the hardwood. The Mahomet-Seymour eighth-grade girls' basketball team beat Champaign Jefferson 36-18 on Friday to win the IESA Class 4A Regional Championship.

The Bulldogs held Jefferson scoreless in the first quarter and led 16-1 at halftime.


Crashing the boards early: M-S boys' basketball picks up pair of key conference wins

MOUNT ZION — Grant Coleman has a pure knack to score. Charleston learned that on Friday when the Mahomet-Seymour junior poured in a career-high 39 points. Mount Zion must not have gotten the memo on Tuesday, and Coleman made another Apollo Conference opponent pay yet again.


Lady Bulldogs split a pair of games in Thanksgiving tourney to start off season

FAIRBURY — Mahomet-Seymour senior Maddy Wade had 15 points, six rebounds and two assists, but it wasn't enough as Eureka used an 11-0 spurt in the second half to edge the Bulldogs 57-50 in Game 1 of the Prairie Central Thanksgiving Tournament on Monday.


M-S football coach Keith Pogue resigns from position

After a disappointing 3-6 season, Mahomet-Seymour football coach Keith Pogue resigned from his position last Friday. Pogue was at the helm of the Bulldogs' program for 11 seasons after serving as an assistant under legendary M-S coach Tom Shallenberger.

Pogue led the Bulldogs to the playoffs in each of his first seven years. M-S had two nine-win seasons (2008, 2013) under Pogue.


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.


Hitting the hardwood: M-S' Maddy Wade steps off soccer field and onto basketball court

Basketball season is a grind. For four grueling months, basketball tends to consume many high schoolers. But for Maddy Wade, basketball season is her break.

The Mahomet-Seymour senior is a soccer star, and the basketball season gives her time to get away from the pitch and play the game she loves.


Etching his name into history: M-S’ Mathias Powell wins individual state title

As Mathias Powell reached the 2-mile mark, he glanced at the clock. It read 9 minutes, 30 seconds. So he turned on the jets, and no one was catching him.

The Mahomet-Seymour senior made history on Saturday by becoming the first Bulldog to win the individual state championship in cross-country.


Exceptional Bulldogs: M-S football's players of the year

Mahomet-Seymour ended its season with two consecutive wins, but finishing 3-6 was a big-time disappointment. The Bulldogs missed the playoffs for the first time since 2015.

It was just the second time in head coach Keith Pogue's 11-year career that the Bulldogs didn't finish with a winning record.


M-S' Grant Coleman set for breakout season

Grant Coleman had a strong sophomore year for Mahomet-Seymour, and the numbers back up that statement.

Cory Noe had all the attention last year, and Coleman made opponents pay by splashing 22 three-pointers and averaging 10.9 points per game. The 6-foot-5 forward shot over 70 percent from the free throw line and over 54 percent from the field.


The road to Peoria: M-S girls' cross-country heads to state

Kristin Allen is in her first year at the helm of the Mahomet-Seymour girls' cross-country program, but she's already etched her name into school history. Thanks to a clutch run from freshman Elizabeth Sims, M-S won the Class 2A East Peoria girls' cross-country sectional meet on Saturday to qualify for state.


 
 
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