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CHAMPAIGN — When Stan Bergman walked off the Redbird Arena hardwood on Nov. 10, 2018, following St. Thomas More volleyball’s three-set victory over Nashville in the Class 2A third-place match, he had no inkling it would mark his final match in charge of the Sabers.

MAHOMET — The MSHS girls’ soccer team’s nine-game winning streak finally came to an end as a great Stevens Point club won 1-0 in the first game of the Urbana Invitational, but the Bulldogs have still cemented themselves as one of the best teams in the Apollo Conference — and the area.

CHAMPAIGN — Mahomet-Seymour junior Grant Coleman was named second-team All-Area by The News-Gazette. Coleman was one of three Bulldogs to be recognized for their performances on the hardwood. Senior Jordan Veldman and junior Cole Lener both were named honorable mention All-Area.

MAHOMET — Jon Latham only had 12 plate appearances last season. Latham was forced to sit behind senior catcher Lukas Graham. Latham watched as Graham hit a respectable .308 and drove in 15 runs for Mahomet-Seymour last season.

MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour baseball coach Nic DiFilippo thought his 2019 club would be the deepest team he’s had in a while. Early returns have proven that prediction to be right. The Bulldogs are off to a perfect 6-0 start, and they’re looking mighty dangerous.

MAHOMET — Make it five in a row for Mahomet-Seymour girls’ soccer. The Bulldogs are off to a blazing start. They still haven’t allowed a goal this season, which is a really easy way to explain their undefeated start.

MAHOMET ­­— The Bulldogs made their mark on the Apollo Conference during the winter sports season. On March 5, Mahomet-Seymour held its winter sports award night and eight Bulldogs were named All-Apollo Conference.

MAHOMET ­— After battling through terrible weather, the Mahomet-Seymour baseball team was finally able to get on the field. The Bulldogs are off to a hot start in 2019 with two straight wins over Danville and Clinton.

There is optimism in the air around Mahomet-Seymour as spring sports get underway. And for good reason. The M-S softball and girls’ soccer teams are two of the best teams in the area and will be right in the thick of things once regionals roll around. The boys’ track and field team placed se…

CHAMPAIGN — Mahomet-Seymour girls' soccer is going to look a little different this spring. The Bulldogs will have to replace star Meredith Johnson-Monfort.Johnson-Monfort is currently playing for the University of Illinois, and she left M-S as the single-season and career scoring leader.

DeKALB — Mahomet-Seymour Junior High wrestling had a big-time performance on a huge stage last weekend at Northern Illinois University.Peyton Cox pinned each and every opponent on his way to winning the IESA Class AA state championship at 95 pounds. Five Bulldogs placed at state and seven sc…

MAHOMET — Jon Adkins was a senior at Charleston High School when he traveled up to Mahomet in 2004 to watch the Bulldogs clash with Mount Zion in a Class 4A playoff game.The stands were packed, the band was deafening and the atmosphere was electric.Adkins knew right then and there that he wa…

The polar vortex is over (fingers crossed) and spring is right around the corner. The Bulldogs have some really talented spring squads that will start their quests for state championships.The Bulldogs' softball team is coming off a regional championship last year, and the M-S baseball team r…

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RANTOUL — One team kept its composure and played with poise late in the fourth quarter. The other let its emotions get the best of them.Mahomet-Seymour knocked down 14 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter and came-from-behind to defeat Rantoul 61-55 in the first round of the Class 3A Rant…

MAHOMET — Grant Coleman won't celebrate his senior night for one more year, but he wasn't about to let a special night have a sour ending.The Mahomet-Seymour junior erupted in the third quarter last Friday, pouring in 16 of his game-high 24 points in the frame as M-S flipped a 28-24 halftime…

The Mahomet-Seymour wrestling team saw its season come to an end in the Class 2A Dual Team sectional match. Triad edged the Bulldogs 37-32 in a dual down in Taylorville on Tuesday. Seniors Tyler Kittivanichkulkrai and Wyatt Heimann both were winners in their final bout.

MAHOMET — Seniors are always special. But some groups stand out more than others. For Nathan Seal, forgetting Lakeida Nichols, Abby Kyle, Ainsley Jessup, Kailyn Northrup and Maddy Wade will be easier said than done.

MAHOMET — Toby Willard knew his Mahomet-Seymour eighth-grade boys' basketball team was special. Early in the year, Willard compared his crew to the likes of Joe Kenney, Jack Rettig, Christian Romine and Conner Diedrich, a group that advanced to the high school Elite Eight in 2015 under coach…

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 …

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 Colema…

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 fif…

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.

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 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 …

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…

MAHOMET — Playing 32 minutes is the mantra of high school basketball coaches throughout the country.Mahomet-Seymour did just that on Monday. The Lady Bulldogs played some of their best defense of the season and seven different players scored at least four points, as M-S cruised to a 54-42 wi…

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.

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 Livin…

It is difficult to improve throughout the season and prepare for the end-of-the-season sectional meet when meets keep getting cancelled.The Mahomet-Seymour boys' swim team had back-to-back Saturday meets postponed because of inclement weather.Last Thursday, though, the Bulldogs were able to …

MAHOMET — After Mahomet-Seymour's crushing 73-67 overtime loss to Mattoon just seven days earlier, Mahomet-Seymour coach Ryan Bosch knew he had to make a change. After consulting the team captains and the rest of his coaching staff, he inserted sophomore Braden Finch and senior Connor Kampha…

The Mahomet-Seymour Lady Bulldogs have really hit a rough patch. Nathan Seal's crew has lost six games in a row. M-S is 8-12 overall, but the team still has just about a month to fix its woes before regionals get started.On the bright side, senior Maddy Wade broke out for 13 points in the lo…

MAHOMET — Lakeida Nichols was at war in her own head. The Mahomet-Seymour senior is the fastest player in the Apollo Conference — she proved that on the track last spring when she became the conference champion in the 100-meter dash.Despite her supreme athleticism, the senior forward has nev…

Ryan Bosch needs some home cooking. The Mahomet-Seymour basketball coach will be more than happy to get three straight home games starting Saturday against Dunlap.The Bulldogs have played three of the last four games on the road. The Bulldogs lost two tough ones to Normal U-High and Taylorvi…

It's not just the seventh-grade girls' basketball that has been so successful on the hardwood. The Mahomet-Seymour eighth-grade girls' basketball team beat Champaign Jefferson 36-18 on Friday to win the IESA Class 4A Regional Championship.The Bulldogs held Jefferson scoreless in the first qu…

The Mahomet-Seymour girls' swim team competed in the IHSA Centennial Sectional in Champaign last Saturday.The Bulldogs scored 55 points and placed ninth out of 23 teams that scored points.Host Centennial won the sectional with a score of 189. Urbana placed second with 179 points, and Champai…