Sports

The countdown to Friday night lights: M-S football camp prepares Bulldogs for season opener

In nine short weeks, Mahomet-Seymour football will kick off its season against a highly-touted Washington squad, and M-S head coach Keith Pogue is already scheming for the mighty Panthers, who advanced to the IHSA Class 5A semifinals last 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.


Five M-S softball standouts receive nod from The News-Gazette's All-Area

Mahomet-Seymour softball saw its season come to an end in the sectional semifinals against Charleston, but the Bulldogs have a bright future. The Bulldogs will return seven starters next season as they try to build off 16 wins and a regional championship.


Former M-S track, cross-country standout now leads the pack at St. Thomas More

For most 22-year-olds, graduating from college is No. 1 on the resume. But Tessa Hanlon's resume is so packed that a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois just doesn't resonate quite as much.


She's making her mark: Johnson-Monfort becomes All-Area girls' soccer Player of the Year

MAHOMET — Deja vu couldn't have struck at a worse time for Meredith Johnson-Monfort.


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 softball: Tough season end to Charleston, but future remains bright

MOUNT ZION — The Cinderella run is over for Mahomet-Seymour softball.

The Bulldogs were six outs away from seeing their season end in the regional semifinals against Rantoul, but Ashley Campbell and Kameryn Brotherton came up with huge hits to rally M-S to a 6-5 win.


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.


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.


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