Volleyball hoping to "Block Out Drunk Driving"

The Mahomet-Seymour volleyball team’s motto this season has been “Let’s Get Roudey.”

They’ve dedicated the season to Roudey Hensley, the younger brother of head coach Chandra Steers. Mr. Hensley, 17, was killed this summer in Jefferson County when a drunk driver ran a stop sign and struck the vehicle he was riding in.

Picking up the slack

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The Mahomet-Seymour football team celebrated its Homecoming Friday night with a 55-24 victory over Illinois Valley Central.

With important starters Tom Kenney and Brooks Coetzee out because of injuries, junior Bryce Burks-Chavira, senior Dominic Brackenhoff and JV quarterback Connor Thomas picked up the Bulldogs.

MSJH regional champs

The Mahomet-Seymour Junior High baseball team scored in every inning to defeat Franklin 9-7 for a regional championship Monday night.

“I was very proud of the boys and how they handled all the emotion of the night,” said coach Nic DiFilippo.

In a roller-coaster game, the Bulldogs scored a run in each of the first three innings to take the lead.

Intensity paying off for Bulldogs

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The Mahomet-Seymour football team scored on every offensive possession in the first half against Olympia to take a comfortable 34-6 lead into the locker room Friday night.

Boys dominate at Charleston meet

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

The No. 1 2A-ranked boys’ cross country team kicked off its season by dominating the Charleston Invitational Saturday.

The Bulldogs placed five runners in the first eight.

Alex Keeble led the way for the Bulldogs, capturing first with a time of 14:52. His time was 58 seconds ahead of the next runner, Danville’s Carl Way.

Bulldogs retain title at kick-off tourney

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

A nearly one-hour rain delay almost canceled the championship game of the Mahomet-Seymour Kick-Off Invitational Saturday, but inclement weather did finally clear, allowing the boys’ soccer team to defend its title.

Big goals for Bulldogs volleyball

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

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

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.


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