Wrestlers top Regional

The Mahomet-Seymour wrestling team won the 10-team Urbana Regional by 64 points over second-place Champaign Centennial Saturday in Urbana.

Coach Rob Ledin said, “Our team has been blessed with great senior leadership: Austin Anglin, Kody Hitchins, Joshua Valade and Jeffrey Wingle.”

But the victory was a complete team effort in which all 13 Bulldogs won a match.

M-S strong against Olympia, PC

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

Mahomet-Seymour’s varsity basketball team finished the week 2-1, defeating Olympia and Prairie Central but losing to Normal University High.

The Bulldogs defeated Olympia 42-37 despite suffering a scoring drought that started late in the second quarter and ended with 31.7 seconds left in the third when Tom Kenney hit a free throw.

Boys take down Kankakee

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The varsity boys’ basketball team defeated Kankakee 50-44 in a nonconference game at Mahomet Friday night, capping off the 10th annual Mahomet Madness event.

The Bulldogs jumped out with early leads in the first and second quarters only to see the lead shrink to two points by the end of the second quarter.

Bulldogs 8th at home tourney

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The Bulldogs finished eighth out of 21 teams in the 36th Annual Marty Williams Invitational at the Mahomet-Seymour High School Saturday.

Several Bulldogs placed in the home tournament. David Griffet (220), Jeff Wingle (195), Josh Valade (152) and David Spencer (113) each placed fourth in their respective weight classes.

One up, two down for M-S girls

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The girls’ varsity basketball team finished last week 1-2 with a victory over Centennial and losses to Bloomington and University High School.

Against Centennial Monday night, the Bulldogs took a 22-15 lead into the half, then stretched that lead to 11 by the end of the third quarter.

A mid-season look at M-S sports

The calendar tells us a New Year has arrived.

Winter-sport coaches will tell us that the date simply means a continuation to seasons that started nearly two months ago.

For all involved, however, there’s a chance for a fresh start. Here’s a midseason report on three M-S varsity teams.

Boys’ basketball: Not discouraged by a slow start

MSHS to host dance competition

Mahomet-Seymour will host a competition for high school dance teams from across the state on Saturday, January 9.  

Doors open at 10 a.m., with the first performance scheduled for 11 a.m.  The Mahomet Seymour team will dance at 11:18 a.m. and again at 12:48 p.m.  

MSHS wrestlers finish week 4-3

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The Mahomet-Seymour wrestling team finished the week 4-3 with wins over Lincoln (54-21) and Centennial (45-22) and a 2-3 record in the Mascoutah Super Duals Saturday.

In the Super Duals, the Bulldogs performed well, despite the team not being at full strength.

Bulldogs take down Pontiac

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

In the Bulldogs’ first home game of the season, senior Alex Jackson tallied 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals (with no turnovers) to help the Bulldogs defeat Pontiac, 51-45, Friday.

Wrestlers ready to prove themselves

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

For Mahomet-Seymour head coach Rob Ledin, wrestling is the greatest individual physical, mental, and emotional contest available to young athletes.


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