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.
Six wrestlers from Rob Ledin’s squad were honored. Senior Wyatt Heimann and junior Seth Buchanan were both selected first-team All-Apollo. Buchanan led the team in wins and recorded the most falls this season. The 285-pound junior had a record of 34-12 and was chosen as the team MVP. Buchanan will undoubtedly have a chance to make a run at an individual state crown as a senior.
Heimann was the only Bulldog to make it to the state tournament before bowing out. The senior finished 29-11 and was given the Bulldog Award and the Brent Johnson Ironman Award for not missing a practice or meet. It was the fourth year in a row that Heimann earned the Brent Johnson Ironman Award and a varsity letter.
Daunte Roberts, Chance Decker, Gage Granadino and Daniel Renshaw were all named second-team All-Apollo. Roberts finished his senior season with a 20-18 mark. Granadino was second on the team with 31 wins this year, while Decker had 29 victories. Renshaw and Decker both won individual regional championships this season. With Buchanan, Renshaw, Decker and Granadino all returning, M-S wrestling will be loaded next winter.
On the hardwood, M-S junior Grant Coleman was named first-team All-Apollo Conference. He averaged more than 20 points per game. He poured in a career-high 39 points in a win over Charleston early in the year. During regionals, Coleman combined for 52 points in two games.
Coleman led the Bulldogs in three-point shooting and was one of the best rebounders on the team as well.
Senior Kailyn Northrup was also named first-team All-Apollo Conference. She carried the load for Nathan Seal’s team all season. Northrup was the best shooter on the floor and handled point guard duties. Northrup was consistent all season long, but she found her stride toward the end when she dropped 25 points in a senior night win against Taylorville. She also added 13 points and six steals in the victory against Clinton in the Class 3A regional quarterfinals.
For the season, Northrup averaged more than 11 points per game and drained 36 triples. Northrup also dished out 2.2 assists per game and knocked down 73 percent of her attempts from the charity stripe.