Prep Sports

Girls open season at Thanksgiving tourney

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

Nathan Seal enters his 16th season coaching the Mahomet-Seymour girls’ basketball team with a mix of experience and young talent.

The Bulldogs returned eight letter-winners and four seniors to a team that finished last season 7-21 overall and 3-11 in the Corn Belt Conference.

Can they do it again?

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

After one of the most successful seasons in the school’s history, Chad Benedict returns for his tenth year of coaching back to square one.

Two for two

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

For the second year in a row, the Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross country team took runner-up in the 2A Cross Country State Championship.

The final was held at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday.

Grayslake Central finished first with 54 points, while Yorkville, who won the 2014 title, finished third with 150 points.

Fight to the finish

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

At the Decatur Eisenhower Regional on Thursday, the Mahomet-Seymour volleyball team stunned the Class 3A Regional crowd by defeating top-seeded Effingham—its third opponent in four days—to win the team’s first regional title in 18 years.

'Our guys kept fighting'

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

After losing a hard-fought 34-28 loss against Effingham on senior night at Frank Dutton Field Friday, the Mahomet-Seymour football team will be absent from the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

Cross country teams clinch conference titles

Both Mahomet-Seymour High School cross country teams walked away with conference titles after Saturday's Class 2A meet.

Boys cross country

The boys’ cross country runners continue to set records and stay ranked as the No. 1 team in Class 2A and one of the top ten teams in the nation.

One step at a time

Mahomet Citizen sportswriter

Mahomet-Seymour coach Keith Pogue has had to deal with injuries to key offensive and defensive players for the last few weeks.

And each week, he has had to rely other players to step up.

And each week, other players have stepped up.

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.


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