MAHOMET – Mahomet-Seymour's Bulldogs know heartbreak.
Two years ago, the M-S girls' soccer team lost to Charleston in a penalty-kick shootout in the regional final. Last spring, Centennial edged the Bulldogs on their home field in the championship match.
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CHILLICOTHE – Given where they've come from – a two-win season as recently as 2006 – it's hard for anyone connected to the Monticello girls' soccer team to be too disappointed.
MAHOMET – The first time Centennial and Champaign Central's soccer teams met, Maroons coach Kara Wilken didn't think her team played effectively for the full 80 minutes.
On Tuesday, she got that – and more.
MONTICELLO – Hannah Smith and Brittney Gallivan showed a flair for drama Tuesday.
Smith scored on an assist from Gallivan with nine seconds remaining in regulation to lift Monticello to a 1-0 victory against top-seeded Urbana Uni High in the Class 1A Monticello Regional championship match.
MONTICELLO – In order to advance in the Class A girls' soccer regionals, Urbana University High needed its better players to come up big.
Elizabeth Allen and Emma Coverdill delivered.
BLOOMINGTON – When Centennial boys' tennis coach Don Waybright studied the seedings for the Big 12 tournament, he figured his Chargers could wind up as low as fifth.
MATTOON – Danville's Josh Viljevac and Cameron Ford won individual titles to help the Vikings finish fifth in the Big 12 boys' track and field meet Thursday.
MAHOMET – A bitter defeat in last year's regional title match on their home field has only served to whet the appetite for Mahomet-Seymour's Bulldogs.
And while a wet spring has tried to dampen the team's roll, M-S – the top seed in its regional starting Tuesday – remains in position to continue the program's rise.
CHAMPAIGN – Kim Vega had a goal and two assists to lead Champaign Central to a 3-0 victory against Danville on Tuesday in prep soccer.
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