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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 […]

Mustangs Named Conference Champs in Volleyball

Mustangs Named Conference Champs in Volleyball

Mount Vernon beat Maquoketa in three sets Oct. 3: 25-12, 25-15, and 25-14, making them WaMaC champions. The Mustangs will have WaMaC pool play Oct. 10 at 4 p.m.

Mustang Football Dominates Over Anamosa in 49-0 Win

Mustang Football Dominates Over Anamosa in 49-0 Win

Photos by Paige Zaruba.

JV Football Beats Mid-Prairie

JV Football Beats Mid-Prairie

By Coy Martin “Let’s go Mustangs” “Come on Stangs” If you were at the JV football game when they were playing Mid-Prairie these are just some of the cheers coming from the home crowd as they cheered on their Mustangs Monday night. The Mustangs played a tough game against the Golden Hawks, going back and […]

Surfers Beat the Bikers

Surfers Beat the Bikers

By Connor Bilden   The flag football powder puff game was played at the old middle school field in Mount Vernon on Thursday, Sept. 21. When the game started around 8 p.m. it was 78 degrees with a breeze. The game was played between the Bikers (freshman and junior girls) and the Surfers (sophomore and […]

Victory at Solon for the Boys’ Cross Country Team

Victory at Solon for the Boys’ Cross Country Team

By Lauren McCollum  The Mount Vernon boys’ cross country team came in first at the Solon Invitational on Sept 18. “There was a lot of good competition there, and we ran as hard as we could, so it felt pretty nice to win.”, sophomore Jack Ossenkop said.  Both the boys’ JV and Varsity teams were […]

Mustang Volleyball Defeats Anamosa   

Mustang Volleyball Defeats Anamosa   

Story By Kendra Streicher The Mustangs won in 3 sets over the Anamosa Raiders on Tuesday, Sept 19. The Raiders were 5-5 and the Mustangs were 3-1, so odds were in the Mustangs favor at this away game. The sets ended up 25-13, 25-18, 25-18, with junior Rory Light leading the team with 11 kills. […]