Prep Sports

Girls' soccer Bulldogs look to continue winning ways

CHAMPAIGN — Mahomet-Seymour girls' soccer is going to look a little different this spring. The Bulldogs will have to replace star Meredith Johnson-Monfort.

Johnson-Monfort is currently playing for the University of Illinois, and she left M-S as the single-season and career scoring leader.

Strong showing for junior high wrestlers

DeKALB — Mahomet-Seymour Junior High wrestling had a big-time performance on a huge stage last weekend at Northern Illinois University.

Peyton Cox pinned each and every opponent on his way to winning the IESA Class AA state championship at 95 pounds. Five Bulldogs placed at state and seven scored points, as M-S finished sixth as a team out of 78 schools.

Bulldogs' new football coach will bring passion to program

MAHOMET — Jon Adkins was a senior at Charleston High School when he traveled up to Mahomet in 2004 to watch the Bulldogs clash with Mount Zion in a Class 4A playoff game.

The stands were packed, the band was deafening and the atmosphere was electric.

Adkins knew right then and there that he wanted to be the head football coach at Mahomet-Seymour one day.

Five Bulldogs to keep an eye on this spring

The polar vortex is over (fingers crossed) and spring is right around the corner. The Bulldogs have some really talented spring squads that will start their quests for state championships.

The Bulldogs' softball team is coming off a regional championship last year, and the M-S baseball team returns a few key pieces.

Won and done: Bulldogs beat Rantoul, fall to Central in regional play

RANTOUL — One team kept its composure and played with poise late in the fourth quarter. The other let its emotions get the best of them.

Mahomet-Seymour knocked down 14 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter and came-from-behind to defeat Rantoul 61-55 in the first round of the Class 3A Rantoul Regional on Monday.

That's a wrap: Bulldog wrestling edged out in dual team sectional

The Mahomet-Seymour wrestling team saw its season come to an end in the Class 2A Dual Team sectional match. Triad edged the Bulldogs 37-32 in a dual down in Taylorville on Tuesday. Seniors Tyler Kittivanichkulkrai and Wyatt Heimann both were winners in their final bout.

A special crew: Bulldog basketball's seven seniors 'mean a lot'

MAHOMET — Grant Coleman won't celebrate his senior night for one more year, but he wasn't about to let a special night have a sour ending.

The Mahomet-Seymour junior erupted in the third quarter last Friday, pouring in 16 of his game-high 24 points in the frame as M-S flipped a 28-24 halftime lead into a 29-point advantage midway through the fourth quarter.

'Dawgs have 'great finish' in end to boys' swimming and diving season

CHAMPAIGN — The Mahomet-Seymour boys' swim team placed ninth out of 32 teams in the sectional meet at Centennial High School on Feb. 16 with a score of 51 points.

Coach Toby Willard "couldn't be more proud" of 8th-grade boys' season

MAHOMET — Toby Willard knew his Mahomet-Seymour eighth-grade boys' basketball team was special. Early in the year, Willard compared his crew to the likes of Joe Kenney, Jack Rettig, Christian Romine and Conner Diedrich, a group that advanced to the high school Elite Eight in 2015 under coach Chad Benedict.

State-bound M-S wrestler Wyatt Heimann soaks in 'amazing moment'

MAHOMET — Wyatt Heimann had seen this ending before. Last year, the Mahomet-Seymour grappler had advanced to the blood rounds in the Class 2A Lincoln Sectional. All that stood between him and a state berth was Glenwood's, Mitch Hutmacher.

Heimann was stressed and overwhelmed.

Hutmacher dashed Heimann's hopes with a 4-1 decision.

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