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The Dietsch Experience

The Dietsch Experience

By Tyson Dew As Coy Martin gets a huge hit on the sideline the crowd erupts but one voice out of them all stands out. That voice is the voice of senior Jack Dietsch. No matter if his voice is gone or all there you will always hear him screaming for his brothers on the […]

Senior Highlights from the Football Team

Senior Highlights from the Football Team

By Catherine Yeoman The football careers of 15 seniors came to a sad end Nov. 3 in the Class 2A state quarterfinal game against Williamsburg, but their hard work and dedication for the Mount Vernon football program brought them success during their careers. The 15 were part of the teams that achieved state runner-up 2015, […]

New Coach, New Opportunity: A Preview of the Girls Basketball Team

New Coach, New Opportunity: A Preview of the Girls Basketball Team

Story by Paige Zaruba The players of the Mount Vernon girls’ basketball team are in for a new perspective this year, with Matt Haddy taking over the head coaching position. Haddy has been coaching for over 17 years, three of which he has spent at Mount Vernon. Coach Haddy is also the varsity football defensive […]

Mount Vernon Football Game Photos Against Williamsburg Nov. 3

Mount Vernon Football Game Photos Against Williamsburg Nov. 3

Photo story by Paige Zaruba and Catherine Yeoman.

Adams Breaks All-Time Record

Adams Breaks All-Time Record

By Lauren Hauser  On Fri. Oct. 20 during the Mustangs’ game against the Williamsburg Raiders, senior quarterback Drew Adams surpassed the eleven man all-time record for career touchdown passes. The memorable 42-14 victory over the Raiders consisted of five touchdown passes from Adams, and clinched a district title for the Mustangs for the second year […]

Running to State

Running to State

By Jake Panos Sprinting towards the finish line, in hopes of making it to state,  The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Girls Cross Country team competed in Solon for the state qualifiers Oct. 19. The top 15 girls finishers automatically qualified for state. Sophomore Aubrey Frey did just that by finishing 15th for class 3A. She will be […]

Successful Season Prepares Mustangs for Postseason

Successful Season Prepares Mustangs for Postseason

By Sydney Hauser The Mount Vernon volleyball team beat the Bobcats of Western Dubuque to become outright WaMaC East Conference Champions. The Mustangs have been a dominant volleyball team for many years. They’ve qualified for the state tournament every year under the direction of Maggie Willems, with the exception of 2011, her first season as […]

District Cross Country Photos

District Cross Country Photos

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed at Solon on Thurs. Oct. 19 in the state-qualifying meet. The girls’ team placed eighth overall with sophomore Aubrey Frey punching her ticket to state as an individual runner. Frey finished 15th in the class 3A girls meet with a time of 20:26. The boys’ […]

Mustangs’ Comeback Victory over West Liberty

Mustangs’ Comeback Victory over West Liberty

By Paige Zaruba and Ben McGuire Never getting too high, never getting too low. Overcoming obstacles, and rolling with the punches. Playing smart, physical football, and competing every single play have been Mount Vernon’s keys to success all year long. These keys were on full display during the Mustang’s gutsy comeback victory over West Liberty […]

Construction for Tennis Courts Causes Parking Shortage

Construction for Tennis Courts Causes Parking Shortage

By Jillian McGuire If you are a freshman driver, you have a long walk to the high school for the rest of this semester. The high school parking lot will lose about eight parking spots in the west lot to allow the contractors access to the construction site for six new tennis courts. “I think […]