Girls' Basketball

Lakeida Nichols a key cog in coach Nathan Seals' team

MAHOMET — Lakeida Nichols was at war in her own head. The Mahomet-Seymour senior is the fastest player in the Apollo Conference — she proved that on the track last spring when she became the conference champion in the 100-meter dash.

Despite her supreme athleticism, the senior forward has never been wired to score.

Lady Bulldogs hope to shake 6-game losing streak

The Mahomet-Seymour Lady Bulldogs have really hit a rough patch. Nathan Seal's crew has lost six games in a row. M-S is 8-12 overall, but the team still has just about a month to fix its woes before regionals get started.

On the bright side, senior Maddy Wade broke out for 13 points in the loss to Effingham.

Struggles continue: Lady Bulldogs come up short against Effingham

The Mahomet-Seymour Lady Bulldogs handled Effingham's full-court pressure defense for three quarters, but Effingham knocked down 16-of-17 free throws and defeated M-S 50-33 on Monday.

Playing for keeps: MSJH's 8th-grade girls' hoopers become regional champs

It's not just the seventh-grade girls' basketball that has been so successful on the hardwood. The Mahomet-Seymour eighth-grade girls' basketball team beat Champaign Jefferson 36-18 on Friday to win the IESA Class 4A Regional Championship.

The Bulldogs held Jefferson scoreless in the first quarter and led 16-1 at halftime.

Lady Bulldogs split a pair of games in Thanksgiving tourney to start off season

FAIRBURY — Mahomet-Seymour senior Maddy Wade had 15 points, six rebounds and two assists, but it wasn't enough as Eureka used an 11-0 spurt in the second half to edge the Bulldogs 57-50 in Game 1 of the Prairie Central Thanksgiving Tournament on Monday.

Hitting the hardwood: M-S' Maddy Wade steps off soccer field and onto basketball court

Basketball season is a grind. For four grueling months, basketball tends to consume many high schoolers. But for Maddy Wade, basketball season is her break.

The Mahomet-Seymour senior is a soccer star, and the basketball season gives her time to get away from the pitch and play the game she loves.

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.



'Beauty within': M-S female athletes train together, gain self-confidence

High school athletics are much more than what they used to be. From clubs to weight lifting, the training and preparation never stops. Add more than one sport to a student's agenda, and the athlete's responsibility becomes overwhelming.

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.

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