MAHOMET — Elizabeth Sims and the Mahomet-Seymour girls’ cross-country team have high expectations for 2019. In the second meet of the season, they lived up to the hype. Sims finished third at the Charleston Invitational last weekend. Sims blazed Eastern Illinois’ 3-mile course to the tune of…
MAHOMET — Both Mahomet-Seymour golf programs are in full swing. M-S boys’ coach David Sebestik and girls’ coach Troy Gagne have been doing a lot of teaching this fall. Super low scores haven’t come quite yet, but there’s still plenty of time before regionals for the Bulldogs to get it going.
MAHOMET — The Mahomet-Seymour volleyball team got hot and rolled to a championship at the Champaign Centennial Charger Invite on Saturday.
MAHOMET — Jon Adkins’ quest for his first win as the Mahomet-Seymour head coach came up short on Sept. 6. The Bulldogs were felled by Taylorville 36-24 in the first Apollo Conference game of the season. M-S fell to 0-2.
TAYLORVILLE –– Clay Hubble rushed 21 times for 129 yards and a touchdown and added four catches for 30 yards, but Mahomet-Seymour shot themselves in the foot with penalties and Taylorville pulled away for a 36-24 victory on Sept. 6.
MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour girls’ cross-country team finished third at the Saber Corn Classic on Saturday at St. Thomas More.
MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour boys soccer had trudged through a really tough week to start the season, but they found their groove at the right time.
MAHOMET — The future of Mahomet-Seymour cross-country is very bright on both the boys’ and girls’ side. On Saturday, the Mahomet-Seymour Junior High cross country teams both brought home hardware from the Champaign Edison Invitational.
MAHOMET — Stan Bergman knew that his Mahomet-Seymour volleyball team was going to go through a three-game gauntlet to start off their 2019 campaign.
MAHOMET — Frank Dutton Field was packed and Mahomet was ready for a football game. Right before the Bulldogs began the march down onto the field for warmups, there was a fever that can’t be matched. Week 1. Game one.
MAHOMET — Grant Harvey fired a 42 and Brandon Collins added a solid 43, but Mahomet-Seymour boys’ golf team was defeated by Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley by 13 strokes on Monday.
MAHOMET — The Mahomet-Seymour boys’ soccer team is going to look a whole lot different this fall. With eight new starters, M-S went up against a loaded Metamora squad and tied 1-1 on Tuesday.
MAHOMET –– The student section was going crazy. There were plenty of teachers in the stands for Teachers’ Appreciation Night, and the Mahomet-Seymour volleyball team showcased plenty of heart and resilience on Tuesday night.
MAHOMET — Unity won the 2018 Class 2A state championship in girls’ cross-country, so the Mahomet-Seymour Junior High Bulldogs were in for a tough test in their season-opening race.
MAHOMET — Legendary Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross-country coach Neal Garrison refuses to use the term, “rebuilding year” when evaluating the upcoming 2019 season.
MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour boys’ soccer won 31 games over the last two years. Corey Cebulski was the best goalkeeper. Ethan Mansfield was the best midfielder. Head coach Jeremy Davis raved about Mac Majeres’ impact as the top defenseman. Austin Carr might have been the best striker in the ent…
MAHOMET — And so it begins. The fall sports season officially got underway on Monday with the first golf action of the year. Mahomet-Seymour boys’ and girls’ golf both kicked off their season with positive showings.
MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour defensive coordinator Michael Burner loves to have wrestlers play on his defense. They’re tough. They know how to work hard, and boy, do they know how to tackle.
MAHOMET — Brad Anderson had worked hand-in-hand with Braden Finch for the last two years. When Finch was a freshman, Anderson was his offensive coordinator for the freshman team. When Finch was a sophomore, Anderson ran Mahomet-Seymour’s junior varsity offense.
MAHOMET — Fall sports are finally here, and the Mahomet-Seymour girls’ golf program is getting right to work with hopes of taking a healthy step forward this year.
MAHOMET — Alex Amatyleon has been playing tennis for 46 years. Amatyleon played college tennis for Miami Dade Community College and then Illinois State University. Tennis has been a big part of his life for a while.
MAHOMET — At the end of a grueling stretch of summer workouts, the Mahomet-Seymour football team named their four captains. Seniors Noah Crowley, Costen Campion, Nic Liagridonis and Jack Koller were chosen.
MAHOMET — Josie Hess was a second-team All-Apollo Conference selection last year as just a sophomore. The libero had a fantastic season, finishing with 389 digs in 78 sets. Hess averaged almost five digs per set, and she played like a wily veteran. Hess also added 47 assists, 26 aces and nin…
MAHOMET — As the fall sports season is getting set to start, it’s easy to focus on athletes who proved themselves last year. But as the Bulldogs prepare for a big 2019-20 season, there are plenty of potential breakout candidates. Here are five under-the-radar athletes who have the potential …
MAHOMET — Excitement is building around Mahomet-Seymour girls’ swimming as over a dozen key contributors will be back after a solid 2018 season. Youngsters Olivia McMurry, Natalie Heaton, Kathryn Raver and Olivia Ross will all be top contributors this year.
MAHOMET — Grant Coleman has a knack for scoring. Whether that’s on the AAU circuit or when Mahomet-Seymour is playing a tough regular season game, it’s clear Coleman is one of the most skilled offensive players on the floor.
MAHOMET — The success of the Mahomet-Seymour offense hinges on the shoulders of junior quarterback Braden Finch. Finch has yet to start a varsity game, but he has a host of playmakers that could make the M-S offense very dangerous if he plays at a high level. The Bulldogs added a coach to th…
MAHOMET — Skyler Yancy wasn’t really supposed to play junior varsity football last year. The linebacker was in line to have a big role for the Mahomet-Seymour defense, but they planned to let him get his feet wet in the season-opening JV game against Charleston.
MAHOMET — The life of a student-athlete is hectic and crazy. But for Grace Beach, she ramps it up to a whole new level. The former M-S volleyball star has been a standout for Rose-Hulman University while majoring in biomedical engineering.
MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour senior hooper Grant Coleman was chosen to compete in the NCAA College Basketball Academy at the University of Illinois. Coleman is competing in the second session of the academy, which got underway Thursday and continues through Sunday.
MAHOMET — For the second straight year, the success of the Mahomet-Seymour offense will come down to the development and growth of the offensive line. The losses of Kyle Kinney, Jared Priest and Mo Mendenhall are big. All three guys were staples on the offensive line last year.
MAHOMET — In just a handful of days, the calendar will flip from July to August. On Aug. 12, it will signal the first day of fall sport practices.
MAHOMET — Michael Burner will be the first to tell you that offense is more his thing. In the offseason, Burner finds himself studying various offenses and tinkering to find out what works and what doesn’t. Burner served as Mahomet-Seymour’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach las…
MAHOMET — We are now just over three weeks away from the first official practice for all of Mahomet-Seymour’s fall sports. Aug. 12 is the official first day of practice and optimism is high. Let’s take a look at the biggest storylines surrounding M-S’ eight fall programs.
MAHOMET — Cayla Koerner isn’t one to brag. Koerner recently wrapped up her freshman year at Mahomet-Seymour, and she was terrific for the M-S girls’ soccer team. Koerner led the way with 28 goals and helped the Bulldogs go 24-2 and win another regional championship.
MAHOMET — When Kayin Garner and the rest of her Mahomet-Seymour volleyball teammates found out that Stan Bergman was going to be their new head coach, they initially couldn’t believe it.
MAHOMET — Jon Adkins’ new system has seen some early returns. The new Mahomet-Seymour head coach led the Bulldogs to a victory at the 12-team 7-on-7 Robinson tournament last Saturday. The Bulldogs came from behind and defeated Benton to reach the championship before rolling past Granite City.
MAHOMET — Jon Adkins is leading Mahomet-Seymour through their summer workouts as they prepare for the upcoming season. Believe it or not, the season opener is a short seven weeks away. It’s a season of change for M-S football, and there are plenty of questions that will need to be answered. …
MAHOMET — It’ll be a family affair for Mahomet-Seymour this fall. Junior Braden Finch is in line to start at quarterback, and his cousin, Zach Travis, is going to be one of the Bulldogs’ top two-way players.
As the festivities of the Fourth of July become a little bit of a distant memory, that signals the end of the 2018-19 year. In fact, teams are already in preparation for the 2019-20 season, which will get started in a couple of weeks. But ISAAC TROTTER takes a look back at the year that was.…
MAHOMET — It might be time for fireworks and days on the lake, but the fall sports season is right around the corner and expectations are high for many Mahomet-Seymour programs. Football and volleyball both have new coaches, and optimism surrounds both programs. Girls’ and boys’ cross-countr…
MAHOMET — Jon Adkins knows what he’s getting into. The new Mahomet-Seymour football coach is well aware of the challenging schedule M-S has put together. After losing several key starters from last year, the Bulldogs will have to be ready to go from Week 1. A slow start could mean that M-S m…
MAHOMET — For the last two years, Braden Finch would take a knee on the sidelines of Frank Dutton Field and watch his older brother, Dawson, lead the Mahomet-Seymour offense.
MAHOMET — A hot but breezy day was busy at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course on Friday, June 28, thanks to participants in the 36th annual Bulldog Open Golf Outing to support Mahomet-Seymour school district athletics programs.
The 2018-19 school year was filled with spectacular performances from many Bulldog athletes. As ISAAC TROTTER continues to look back at the 2018-19 season, here are his top 10 athletes. An added bonus for M-S fans is that four athletes who made the list are going to be back next year with ho…
MAHOMET — Jordan Veldman capped off his terrific high school career with one more big honor. The Mahomet-Seymour baseball star was named first-team All-Area by The News-Gazette after a standout senior season. Veldman led the Bulldogs in nearly every offensive category, including hits (45), b…
MAHOMET — Ben Greenberger grew up in a house that was obsessed with St. Louis sports. In the spring and summer, it was the Cardinals. In the fall, the St. Louis Rams were on every Sunday. In the winter, it was the Blues.