Fred Kroner

Commentary: Reflecting on Skate on Main
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Commentary: Reflecting on Skate on Main

January 17, 2018

By FRED KRONER fred@mahometnews.com photo credit: Heather Wanniger at Sweet Lemonade Photography Start with a premise that virtually everyone can agree on: Anything can be improved. Who thinks Alexander Graham Bell would have first patented the telephone if his knowledge and the technology was sufficient to have created cell phones in 1876? What about the […]

Winter rural landscapes changes, need for snow fences diminishes
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Winter rural landscapes changes, need for snow fences diminishes

January 16, 2018

By FRED KRONER fred@mahometnews.com The rural landscape on winter days has fewer of the idyllic elements than what existed in a previous generation. It has nothing to do with the amount of snowfall. It has everything to do with a decreased use of snow fences. In the 1960s, ‘70s and into the ‘80s, snow fences used to pop up annually […]

Mahomet-Seymour Girls’ Basketball Alumni Reunion Game Jan. 20
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Mahomet-Seymour Girls’ Basketball Alumni Reunion Game Jan. 20

January 15, 2018

By FRED KRONER fred@mahometnews.com An Alumni Reunion and basketball game is a fitting gathering for those who’ve been involved with the Mahomet-Seymour girls’ basketball program over the years. Cindy Grammer Essex should know. She was part of the early tradition — as a player — and a part of the current push to build on […]

MSHS Wrestlers place second at Marty Williams Invitational
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MSHS Wrestlers place second at Marty Williams Invitational

January 15, 2018

By FRED KRONER fred@mahometnews.com Mahomet-Seymour had no individual champions, but nine top-six placers in Saturday’s 38th Marty Williams Invitational wrestling tournament. In all, 28 Bulldogs took to the mats during the day-long event — most receiving five matches — and 25 earned at least one win while 19 posted at east one pin. Two M-S grapplers advanced […]

Mahomet-Seymour defeats Effingham in Apollo action Friday
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Mahomet-Seymour defeats Effingham in Apollo action Friday

January 13, 2018

By FRED KRONER fred@mahometnews.com A trio of double-figure scorers led Mahomet-Seymour’s boys’ basketball team past visiting Effingham, 68-56, Friday night. The Bulldogs are 14-4 overall after improving to 7-0 in Apollo Conference action. Cory Noe nailed 10 of 17 shots and scored a team-high 26 points. Noah Benedict had 16 points as did Holt Campion, […]

Hensley named to the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Board of Directors
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Hensley named to the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Board of Directors

January 08, 2018

By Fred Kroner fred@mahometnews.com Matt Hensley’s influence and impact on the high school sporting scene is extending from the local to the national level. The veteran Mahomet-Seymour athletic director was seated on the 15-member National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association last month to start a three-year term. He is appreciative of the chance. “To represent our […]