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.

M-S wrestling wins fifth straight regional crown

URBANA — This wasn't the way this year was supposed to go. After losing over a dozen huge seniors, M-S wrestling faced a year of uncertainty.

But thanks to some big-time performances from some unsung heroes, the Bulldogs won the Class 2A Urbana Regional last Saturday. It was the program's fifth straight regional title.

Five takeaways as Lady Bulldogs prep for regionals

Head coach Nathan Seal still had a little tinkering to do with his team as the Lady Bulldogs finished up the regular season and prepared for regionals. But Mahomet-Seymour's head honcho has reiterated all year long that his group's toughness and tenacity will give them a chance each and every night.

Starting to click: M-S boys' basketball overcomes Mount Zion

MAHOMET — Inconsistency has been a theme of Mahomet-Seymour basketball all year long.

M-S coach Ryan Bosch has proven that he isn't afraid to dip into his bench as nine Bulldogs are in the regular rotation, but it's been hard to find the right combination all year long.

Some days, Grant Coleman and Connor Kamphaus are cooking. Other days, it's Kobe Essien and Jordan Veldman.

Committed to the process

LINCOLN — "Keep guarding, the shots will start falling," Mahomet-Seymour assistant coach Todd Metzger preached to his Bulldogs at the end of the first quarter.

Mahomet-Seymour ran with Metzger's instructions and played lockdown defense all night, but the shots neverfell, and Lincoln defeated the Bulldogs 45-26 last Friday night.

Lady Bulldogs gearing up for regional

The bitter cold wiped out Mahomet-Seymour's chance to get a second-straight win, but the Lady Bulldogs have started to figure some things out down the stretch. The Lady Bulldogs sit at 11-13 overall and 3-6 in Apollo Conference play after dropping a nonconference battle with Normal West and knocking off Lincoln.

Bulldog grapplers ready for regional action

MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour wrestling coach Rob Ledin got a little taste of how dominant Seth Buchanan could be last year. As a sophomore, Buchanan placed in a couple of tournaments that Ledin inserted him into.

But the 285-pounder sat behind David Griffet and watched and learned from the Class 2A state runner-up.

M-S football's Daunte Roberts, Connor Thomason will team up again at McKendree

MAHOMET — Daunte Roberts and Connor Thomason aren't sick of each other just yet. Roberts and Thomason both committed to McKendree University last weekend after traveling to the campus for official visits.

"It was definitely exciting to be up there with the coaches again," Thomason said. "After a great talk and a great offer, it was just too good to pass up. It felt like home."

Bulldogs come up short in a nail-biter

MAHOMET — Entering Tuesday's showdown with Centennial, M-S had lost four of its 10 games despite being within two points in the final two minutes of regulation.

Make it five out of 11.

Without senior star Bryson Cowper, Centennial waltzed into Mahomet and defeated the Bulldogs 63-60.

M-S wrestling's senior quartet filled with 'great leaders'

MAHOMET — After graduating 16 wrestlers last year, M-S wrestling coach Rob Ledin knew that 2019 was going to be a season of change. Ledin knew it would be hard for his quartet of seniors to find their own identity. But Wyatt Heimann, Daunte Roberts, Tyler Kittivanichkulkrai and Cameron Livingston have done just that.

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