MAHOMET –– Brooks Coetzee, Cory Noe and Austin Biehl formed a three-headed monster on the baseball diamond. The trio starred for the Mahomet Diamond Dogs. Wherever they went, they usually won. When they were 11, they led the Diamond Dogs to a fourth-place at the USSSA World Series in Kansas …

MAHOMET — Add another accomplishment to Grant Coleman’s ledger. The Mahomet-Seymour senior forward was named first-team All-Area by the News-Gazette.

MAHOMET –– Grant Coleman was one of three Apollo Conference players to be named to the Associated Press Class 3A All-State team on March 19.

MAHOMET –– March 30 was the original date where spring sports would be re-evaluated to see if they could return. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed down. Illinois schools will be shut down until April 7. The earliest that spring sports could return is now April 8.

MONTICELLO — With most schools educating remotely and a significant portion of the work force logging their hours from home, why not organize a virtual run?

MAHOMET — For the second consecutive season, Grant Coleman was a first-team All-Apollo Conference selection. The 6-foot-7 forward led M-S in scoring and helped the Bulldogs finish 10-2 in the ultra-competitive Apollo. The Bulldogs’ two losses were to conference champion Lincoln.

When Kofi Cockburn swatted away Iowa star Luka Garza’s last-second shot, the Illini celebrated a 78-76 win on Senior Night. Illinois basketball was back. 21 wins. A No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. They were an NCAA Tournament lock.

MAHOMET — Shaelin Ruzich cleared 11 feet in the pole vault to place second, and it was one of four events that the Mahomet-Seymour junior showed out in at the March 11 Normal West girls’ indoor track and field meet at the Shirk Center, located on Illinois Wesleyan’s campus.

MAHOMET –– Lisa Ayers and the Mahomet-Seymour softball team was supposed to open their season on Monday against St. Joseph-Ogden. Nic DiFilippo was going to lead his baseball team out onto the diamond for the first time on Thursday against Harrisburg.

MAHOMET — All week long, Ryan Bosch reminded his Bulldogs how dangerous Urbana could be. A track meet wasn’t going to end pretty. Urbana was just far too dangerous when they got flying up and down the floor in transition. Late in the first quarter, M-S had done almost everything right. Grant…

MAHOMET — A terrific Mahomet-Seymour wrestling season has come to a close. The Bulldogs finished 23-2 as a team. They advanced all the way to the Elite Eight, and they had three guys qualify for state.

MAHOMET — Saturday was a unique day for the Mahomet-Seymour girls’ track and field team. M-S competed in two meets at the same time. The Bulldogs competed in both the Apollo conference meet at Mt. Zion and the First to the Finish meet at the University of Illinois.

MAHOMET — It didn’t end with a regional championship, but the Mahomet-Seymour girls’ basketball team took major strides forward this year. The Bulldogs finished with an 18-14 overall record and a 5-7 mark in the loaded Apollo Conference.

MAHOMET — The Mahomet-Seymour wrestling team had a huge bounceback year in 2019-20. The Bulldogs were a respectable 14-8 last season, but they took their performances to a whole new level this year.

MAHOMET — After Champaign Central unleashed 90 points on Rantoul on Monday, the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs knew they had to ramp their defense up to a whole new level if they wanted to advance to the Class 3A Regional championship.

MAHOMET — Nathan Seal and the Mahomet-Seymour girl’s basketball team just ran into a juggernaut. Decatur MacArthur is likely going to make a deep run in the state tournament, and the Generals handed M-S a 68-32 loss in Feb. 20’s Class 3A Regional Championship.

MAHOMET — Breaking the school record just one time wasn’t good enough for CJ Shoaf. After breaking the Mahomet-Seymour school record in the high jump, Shoaf decided to break his own record.

MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour was putting the finishing touches on their eighth win in a row. M-S had a substantial lead late in the game against Charleston last Friday when senior Mason Butler walked over to Ryan Bosch and asked his head coach if they could run a play for Cole Hubble.

MAHOMET — During his long tenure as a sportswriter, including 34½ years at The News-Gazette, Fred Kroner covered 40 consecutive state wrestling meets.

MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour is clicking at the right time. There have been times where consistency has evaded the Bulldogs this season. But they are on some kind of heater right now.

MAHOMET — The postseason is about to get started for the winter sports, but it’s still nearly time for baseball, softball and track and field season.

MAHOMET — The Mahomet-Seymour seventh-grade volleyball team is red hot. The Bulldogs went down to Charleston and went 3-0 to secure the Charleston Tournament Championship.

MAHOMET — Seth Buchanan wasn’t going to be denied this year. After getting arguably the toughest draw in the entire state last year, Buchanan bulldozed — literally and figuratively — his way to a Class 2A sectional championship.

MAHOMET — Good teams start to click when the calendar flips to February. The Bulldogs have done just that. M-S has now won seven out of their last eight games. They sit at 16-10 and 7-2 in the Apollo Conference.

MAHOMET — Regionals are right around the corner for Mahomet-Seymour Junior High volleyball, and the seventh-graders are cruising in the right direction. They’ve won seven in a row and sit at 13-3 overall. The eighth-graders have struggled to get into a groove, but they snapped a two-match lo…