MAHOMET — Picking just five good games from the 2019-20 Mahomet-Seymour season was harder than it looks.
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 …
EDITOR’S NOTE: The wait is ongoing for area teams. Area players. Area coaches. Area parents. When will sports resume as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic? Good question. Until then, Champaign News-Gazette sports editor Matt Daniels spent last week telling the stories of those impact…
MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour sophomore Nichole Taylor was named second-team All-Conference by Apollo Coaches, and she was named special mention All-Area by the News-Gazette on Monday.
MAHOMET –– Hunter Hendershot is going to the Big Ten. The Mahomet-Seymour track and field star committed to Illinois on March 20.
MAHOMET — Sports are on hold for now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look in the mirror at the successful winter that Mahomet-Seymour enjoyed.
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.
MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour soccer star Nyah Biegler committed to Eastern Illinois two months ago. She fell in love with the campus and the coaches. It was the place for her.
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 — After an outstanding 23-2 season that concluded with a trip to the Elite Eight, the Bulldogs’ wrestling team was well represented in the All-Apollo Conference voting.
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 — CJ Shoaf and Hunter Hendershot are at it again. The Bulldogs’ star duo competed at the First to the Finish meet at the University of Illinois, and they both brought home titles.
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 — Ryan Bosch and Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs are licking their wounds after losing a heartbreaker in the Class 3A Regional Championship game to Urbana. But it was still a terrific year for the 21-11 Bulldogs.
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 — Both track and field teams have gotten their seasons underway, but we’re still a few weeks away from baseball and softball starting their engines.
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 — It was the first time that Daniel Renshaw had made it to the IHSA state wrestling championships. So, he was determined to make it worthwhile.
MAHOMET — Ryan Bosch and the Bulldogs stayed hot last Friday. M-S improved to 19-10 with their eighth-straight victory. The Bulldogs used their defense to trounce Charleston 67-43.
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 — 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 — The Bulldogs are playing the best basketball of the Ryan Bosch era. M-S has now won seven in a row, and they sit at 18-10 and 8-2 in the Apollo Conference. Lincoln is the only Apollo team to beat the Bulldogs.
MAHOMET — The Bulldogs earned their 18th win of the season in the first round of regionals which cements them as the best M-S team since 2006-07.
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 — The regular season is nearing a conclusion for Mahomet-Seymour girls basketball. The Bulldogs hosted Senior Night on Monday, and there’s just one game left before postseason play begins.
MAHOMET — James Heinold has the Mahomet-Seymour Junior High wrestling squad humming. The Bulldogs finished first out of 16 teams at the Bulldog Invite on Saturday.
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…
MAHOMET — The stars get recognized the most, but there are some glue guys who have been instrumental this season for wrestling, girls’ basketball and boys’ basketball.