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Mahomet-Seymour boys' soccer standout Ethan Mansfield announces college choice

Maryville University was able to check off all the boxes for Ethan Mansfield. The Mahomet-Seymour boys' soccer standout announced on Sept. 7 via Instagram that he was committed to Maryville.

Obviously, the fit on the soccer field was a big plus, but Maryville also has a terrific program in the area where Mansfield intends to major.


A vocal leader: M-S volleyball's Lauren Minick brings the energy on the court

Mahomet-Seymour volleyball has found its groove. The Bulldogs have won six out of their last seven matches, including a 4-1 performance last Saturday which garnered them second place in the Mahomet-Seymour Invitational.

But Lauren Minick still believes M-S could get even better, which is a scary thought for the Apollo Conference.


Finding her voice: M-S volleyball's Ainsley Ranstead brings vocal leadership to the court

Ainsley Ranstead is naturally really quiet. The soft-spoken sophomore changes when she steps on the court. The outside hitter has developed into one of the top offensive weapons for Stacey Buzicky's Mahomet-Seymour volleyball team.


M-S soccer's Marc Majeres puts a spark in the Bulldogs' lineup

The game was over. The loaded Champaign Central soccer team was leading Mahomet-Seymour 5-0 in the championship game of the Urbana Invitational. But late in the game, Marc Majeres made the switch from defenseman to striker.

M-S head coach Jeremy Davis wanted a spark at the top of his lineup, so Majeres replaced Kadyn Jones.


'They're going to be out for blood': M-S football defeats Charleston, prepares for battle against Mascoutah

MAHOMET — All it took was a little crease, and Jordan Veldman was gone. Veldman returned the opening kickoff 85 yards to the house, helping Mahomet-Seymour jump out to an early lead en route to a 49-20 triumph over Charleston in the football home opener on Friday night.


Isaac Trotter highlights five takeaways from Bulldog football's season-opening loss

Friday night wasn't pretty as Mahomet-Seymour got rolled by Washington 52-7 in the football season opener. But Washington is the No. 1 team in Class 5A, and they are loaded with Division I talent. M-S won't play another team of that caliber for the rest of the season.

M-S will take on Charleston in the home opener tonight at 7:30, and we'll learn a lot about the Bulldogs' resilience.


M-S girls' soccer alum Kelsie Donley Briggs becomes head coach of the program

If you had asked Kelsie Donley Briggs if she wanted to be the varsity girls' soccer coach at Mahomet-Seymour, you would have heard a resounding "Yes!"

Except she would have followed that up with reasons why she couldn't take the job.

"I just own a salon, and I have a little daughter at home," Briggs said. "I was worried about getting too much on my plate at first."


Athletic Sunday recognizes fall's coaches, officials, families

David Johnson's memory is just fine. The pastor at Mahomet Christian Church still vividly remembers his playing days in the church softball league. On Sunday, Johnson took his congregation right back to the dreaded men's 35 and older league.


M-S football's Mo Mendenhall hoping offseason workouts pay out on the field

Three hundred and sixty four days.

It's been almost one whole year since Washington waltzed into Frank Dutton Field and put an absolute whooping on Mahomet-Seymour in the home opener of the 2017 season.

It was 35-0 at halftime. Washington humiliated the Bulldogs both offensively and defensively.


M-S tennis' young squad ready to learn, have fun

Paula Jaime, the Mahomet-Seymour girls' tennis coach, asked her squad who the No. 1 women's tennis player in the world was. Her squad had no idea that Simona Halep held the spot.

"When I told them who it was, they were like, 'Who's that?'" Jaime said. "I was like, 'Come on, girls. You play tennis, and you don't know who the No. 1 player in the world is?'"


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