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A heartbreaking finish: Springfield Southeast defeats M-S in sectional semifinal

DECATUR — Cory Noe was visibly frustrated.

Mahomet-Seymour's senior guard had just missed a crucial box-out and Springfield Southeast had hit a momentum-changing three-pointer to take a 39-30 lead late in the third quarter of last Wednesday's Class 3A Decatur Eisenhower Sectional semifinals.

Leading the way: Bulldogs advance to regional title game

The Mahomet-Seymour boys' basketball team defeated Mattoon in its final regular season game last Friday, then knocked off Rantoul in the IHSA Class 3A Mahomet-Seymour Regional semifinals on Tuesday.

For the third straight season, the Bulldogs have ended the Eagles' season in regional action — once at Rantoul, once at Centennial and now at home.

A program of excellence: Bulldogs basketball fundraiser celebrates fans

Providing an evening of basketball, the Mahomet-Seymour basketball program welcomed community members to its 12th annual Mahomet Madness event at the Mahomet-Seymour High School's fieldhouse, 302 State St., from 4:45 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9.

Taking it to the mat: 3 Bulldogs compete in state wrestling finals

Three Mahomet-Seymour senior wrestlers — David Spencer, Ben Stahl and David Griffet — made the trip to the IHSA Class 2A state wrestling tournament last weekend at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

Two of them earned all-state status.

"We are very proud of our three state qualifiers," Mahomet-Seymour coach Rob Ledin said. "We had a great tournament."

Win some, lose some: Bulldogs split games against Taylorville, Normal West

The Mahomet-Seymour boys' basketball team split a pair of games this past week. The Bulldogs defeated Taylorville last Friday but lost to Normal West on Tuesday night.

Last Friday, the Bulldogs took advantage of a strong start to the game to take care of Taylorville 65-49.

Reigning champs: Bulldogs secure 4th-straight regional title

The Mahomet-Seymour wrestling team won its 33rd overall and fourth straight IHSA Class 2A regional title last Saturday at home.

But that was expected.

Now, the team and individual wrestlers will try to finish out their goals for the rest of the postseason.

Tough losses place M-S girls' basketball record at 12-10

The Mahomet-Seymour girls' basketball team dropped two games in the past week.

The Bulldogs (12-10) lost to Normal West last Thursday and to Lincoln last Friday.

"Obviously the week didn't go as we had hoped," M-S coach Nathan Seal said. "Each game was close, and we had our opportunities, but weren't able to get the win.

Community rallies behind Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser

Assisting in the fight against cancer, Mahomet-Seymour High School decked out its players, fans and visiting opponents in a sea of pink during its 10th annual Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser last Friday during the varsity girls' basketball game at 6 p.m. and the varsity boys' basketball game at 7:30 p.m.

A near perfect season: Bulldogs wrestling prepares for regional

The state-ranked Mahomet-Seymour wrestling team knocked off two nonconference opponents last Thursday and then defeated two Apollo Conference foes to stay undefeated in league matches on the Bulldogs' rescheduled senior night on Friday.

M-S cheer squad looks to rise to the occasion at sectional

Who motivates the motivators?

The Mahomet-Seymour cheer squad rallies behind the Bulldogs' football and boys' basketball teams from August to March. That's after beginning practice in June.

But, who makes sure that the M-S cheerleading team makes it through its long season?

It's not someone, but something.


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