High school sports have impacted my life in many different ways. Being a captain in softball and basketball has led me to become a leader in every aspect of my life.
TEAMS OF THE YEAR
Where do you think the Central athletic facilities rank in the Big 12?
Becky Clayton Anderson played high school basketball for a team called the Redskins (Sullivan).
In the fall, she’ll have a daughter entering high school where the team nickname is the Braves (Mount Zion).
Mahomet-Seymour girls’ soccer coach Joey Gruner checked in after the United States defeated Ghana 2-1 on Monday at the World Cup. Here is his report:
Some key storylines before kickoff:
Will two inexperienced (in World Cup competition) center backs hold up for the U.S. defense?
Why he’s Coach of the Year: The Bulldogs posted a 16-5 record and established a program record for wins in a season. M-S won the program’s fifth regional title and registered the first sectional win at the Class 2A level by beating Morris 3-1 in a sectional semifinal match. M-S lost 4-2 in the sectional title match to a Normal West team that placed second in state.
MAHOMET — Sarah Van Wingerden finished a girls’ soccer practice with her club team in eighth grade.
Close friend and teammate Tori Rolson asked Van Wingerden what her plans were after Illinois FC practice ended. Wanting Van Wingerden to accept an invitation to hang out.
Nope. It wasn’t because she didn’t like Rolson. Far from it.
Mahomet-Seymour, Jr., Forward
The numbers: Was chosen by IHSSCA as an all-sectional selection. Third on team with 11 goals. Also had nine assists, second among the Bulldogs. One of team’s most dangerous finishers, has the ability to score from distance. Had four game-winning goals and three game-winning assists as a junior.
For the second time, Mahomet-Seymour has produced a News-Gazette Girls’ Soccer All-Area Player of the Year.