MAHOMET — The Class of 2020 won’t be forgotten. They’ve been dealt one of the unluckiest hands we’ve ever seen. And as one class departs for the real world, it’s easy to forget about them and look at the new crop of talent that’s coming.

MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour senior Jake Anderson signed with Millikin to continue his baseball career. Anderson has struggled with a multitude of injuries throughout his career, but he had worked tirelessly to get back to full health for the 2019-20 season.

MAHOMET — The Mahomet-Seymour Soccer Club’s season is over. They canceled after the stay-at-home order issued for Illinois residents extended to May 31.

MAHOMET — Dan Waldinger is used to seeing the baseball diamonds at 13 Acres filled with hundreds of kids. There’s a sort of beauty in the madness.

MAHOMET — The pressure of senior year is real, and Chloe Buzicky was feeling it. Last fall, the M-S girls’ soccer standout had joined Illinois Fire Juniors — a high-level club team located in Normal – and surprisingly watched as her recruitment exploded.

MAHOMET — The Class of 2020 was robbed. There’s not one person to blame. It’s understandable. The reactions from high school seniors across the country have been incredibly mature.

Pole vaulter Shaelin Ruzich: “As I look back to reflect, I am so thankful to be where I am at and all the glory goes to God. He has a plan for all of us and it can be hard to find joy in these hard times, but we can and will make it through these hard times, but we can and will make it throu…

MAHOMET — Let’s hand out grades for each of the completed seasons from the 2019-20 school year. Spoiler: There were a lot of A’s.

MAHOMET — Tuesday’s news from the Illinois High School Association stunk. No state championships. It’s heartbreaking for all high school athletes, but especially for the seniors who put so much effort and time into preparing for one final season just to see it end with a thud.

MAHOMET — Soccer has dominated the lives of Brooke and Brea Benson forever. But last year was the first year the sisters had played together. The Mahomet-Seymour duo both played starring roles leading the Bulldogs to a 24-2 record and a Class 2A Regional Championship.

MAHOMET — Despite the fact that multiple other states have canceled spring sports, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is doing whatever it takes to not drop the final hammer.

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.