Boys' Basketball

'They deserved this': Bulldogs overcome four-game skid

MAHOMET — After Mahomet-Seymour's crushing 73-67 overtime loss to Mattoon just seven days earlier, Mahomet-Seymour coach Ryan Bosch knew he had to make a change. After consulting the team captains and the rest of his coaching staff, he inserted sophomore Braden Finch and senior Connor Kamphaus into the starting lineup, replacing Dawson Finch and Kobe Essien.

Mahomet-Seymour Junior High basketball teams start off strong

The Mahomet-Seymour junior high boys' basketball teams have continued their strong starts to the season. The seventh-graders sit at 8-3 after wins over Rantoul Eater and Clinton.

The eighth-graders are a sparkling 11-0. They have won seven of their 11 games by more than 11 points.


Seventh grade

M-S 42, Rantoul Eater 32.

Bulldogs basketball ready for a homecoming after 3-game road trip

Ryan Bosch needs some home cooking. The Mahomet-Seymour basketball coach will be more than happy to get three straight home games starting Saturday against Dunlap.

The Bulldogs have played three of the last four games on the road. The Bulldogs lost two tough ones to Normal U-High and Taylorville. The Bulldogs sit at 4-3 overall and 2-1 in Apollo Conference play.


Crashing the boards early: M-S boys' basketball picks up pair of key conference wins

MOUNT ZION — Grant Coleman has a pure knack to score. Charleston learned that on Friday when the Mahomet-Seymour junior poured in a career-high 39 points. Mount Zion must not have gotten the memo on Tuesday, and Coleman made another Apollo Conference opponent pay yet again.

M-S' Grant Coleman set for breakout season

Grant Coleman had a strong sophomore year for Mahomet-Seymour, and the numbers back up that statement.

Cory Noe had all the attention last year, and Coleman made opponents pay by splashing 22 three-pointers and averaging 10.9 points per game. The 6-foot-5 forward shot over 70 percent from the free throw line and over 54 percent from the field.

The best of the best: M-S recognizes three former athletes in second Hall of Fame class

Mahomet has seen its fair share of all-stars, but none rise above the ranks quite like this year's Hall of Fame athletes. Craig Buchanan, Sharon (Farley) Goff and Rob Porter are all household names in Mahomet and for good reason.

Former M-S boys' basketball coach Chad Benedict helped form a culture of success

Former Mahomet-Seymour coach stabilized program during successful 12-year tenure

At the end of the basketball season, Chad Benedict stepped down as Mahomet-Seymour varsity head coach.

In his 12-year tenure, Benedict not only amassed a 204-147 overall record, but also turned the Bulldogs' basketball program into a respected powerhouse in the area and state.

A fun ride: 2017-18 end-of-the-year M-S sports wrapup

A new sports season is just around the corner, but before that, The Mahomet Citizen wanted to pay tribute to last year's teams. It's time for an end-of-the-year wrapup.

Last sports season, by any measurement, the Mahomet-Seymour High School had many highlights. Here's an alphabetical look, by sport.



Winter preparedness: M-S boys' basketball competes in shootouts, summer leagues

Mahomet-Seymour boys' basketball is going to look different next winter. Veteran head coach Chad Benedict is gone. Cory Noe, one of the top scorers in M-S history, graduated and will suit up for Illinois Wesleyan University. Underrated leader Noah Benedict also graduated, and his vocal presence will be hard to replace.

Together again: Noah Benedict, Cory Noe compete in All-Star Game

Chad Benedict retired from coaching the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs boys' basketball after the past season ended, but last Saturday he got one more chance to coach again.

Not only did he coach again, but he also gotto coach two Bulldogs: Cory Noe and Noah Benedict.

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