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Wrestlers Compete at State Tournament

Wrestlers Compete at State Tournament

Mount Vernon sent three wrestlers to class 2A State Wrestling in Des Moines Feb. 15-17. Two made it to the podium: junior Paul Ryan (170) placed fourth, and junior Ryan Clark (113) placed fifth. Photos by Kendra Streicher and Preston Shultz.   Photos by Kendra Streicher and Preston Shultz.  

Paul Ryan Reaches 100 Wins Milestone

Paul Ryan Reaches 100 Wins Milestone

Story by Paige Zaruba. After a short week of competing, another Mustang wrestler has reached 100 wins. This time, it’s junior Paul Ryan, competing at 170 pounds for his postseason run. During an eventful day at districts, Ryan and his coaches didn’t even realize that he reached this milestone. Just a few short days later, […]

An Unforgettable Season: A Look Back at the 2012 Boys’ Basketball State Champ Team

An Unforgettable Season: A Look Back at the 2012 Boys’ Basketball State Champ Team

Video by Drew Adams, Nick Leopold, Casey Noska, Max Siders, and Garrett Welch This video recalls an unforgettable season by the Mount Vernon Boys’ Basketball team coached by Ed Timm in 2012. They were WAMAC Conference Champions for the first time since 2003, and got Mount Vernon Basketball back on the right track. Jack Keleher […]

An Iowa Tradition: 6-on-6 Women’s Basketball

An Iowa Tradition: 6-on-6 Women’s Basketball

Video created by Mount Vernon sophomores Jace Delancey, Jeremy Kline, Megan Zobac, Paige Emig, Kailey Shannon, and Sam Stoner In Iowa, women’s basketball began with 6-on-6. The fast-paced game was created to give girls a separate athletic outlet from boys. For girls, the court was divided into two halves, with three players from each team […]

Kolker to Swim at State Meet

Kolker to Swim at State Meet

By Ben McGuire Last Saturday junior Zach Kolker swam at the district meet at Linn Mar High School on Feb. 3. Kolker participated in four different events: the medley relay, 100 fly, 500 free, and the 400 relay. All of which qualified for the state meet. “I feel really good about how I did,” said […]

Mustangs Defeat the Sabers

Mustangs Defeat the Sabers

Photos by Lauren Hauser    

Jack Streicher Reaches 100 Career Wins

Jack Streicher Reaches 100 Career Wins

Story by Paige Zaruba Last Saturday at the sectionals wrestling tournament in Solon, Jack Streicher accomplished a goal and reached his 100th win of his high school wrestling career. “It’s very satisfying and comforting knowing I finally reached 100 wins with only three years of varsity. It’s a big accomplishment for me and it’s something […]

Coach Vance Light: Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame

Coach Vance Light: Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame

Video created by Caitlin Babcock, Mattie Hansen, Lauren Hauser, Reagan Light, Kendra Streicher, and Caroline Voss: Vance Light is the head wrestling coach at Mount Vernon High School. He was inducted into the wrestling hall of fame in 2016. He has coached 63 state qualifiers,  three state-qualifying dual teams, six WAMAC conference championships, and five […]

The End of a Journey

The End of a Journey

By Lauren Hauser For most teams moving towards the end of a sports season, seniors reminisce about the last four years playing with their fellow classmates. But for the Mount Vernon girls’ basketball team, it is much more than that.    This unique group of girls have been playing basketball with each other competitively for […]

Logan Kelly: Champion Archer

Logan Kelly: Champion Archer

Video created by Cooper Becthold, Nolan Brand, Garrett Hormann, and Thomas Meineke Logan Kelly is a Mount Vernon High School archer. Logan excelled in the sport as he broke almost all of the MVHS male archery records. Also, Logan is the only archer in the world to shoot a perfect 300 in 3D. Logan won […]