Archive for the ‘Soccer’ Category

He’s A Keeper: The Story of Goalkeeper Ian Bootsmiller

He’s A Keeper: The Story of Goalkeeper Ian Bootsmiller

By Ben McGuire Over the past four years the Mount Vernon soccer program has had it’s ups and downs. But one thing has stayed consistent, lockdown goaltending. Senior Keeper Ian Bootsmiller has lead the way with tremendous play, academic excellence and outstanding leadership. While Bootsmiller has shown tremendous talent in the net, he hasn’t been […]

Spring sports 2017

Spring sports 2017

Spring sports video created by Sam Kringlen, John Butz, Preston Shultz, Catherine Yeoman, Tristan Wirfs, and Austin Ash:

An Outstanding Recovery – Alina Merlak comes back after an awful femur break.

An Outstanding Recovery – Alina Merlak comes back after an awful femur break.

By Catherine Yeoman Alina Merlak was having a successful freshman varsity soccer season. She was a starting forward for the Mustangs. She was the second best scorer for the Mustangs and was a key to their success. Her season was going great until a hot day in May where she acquired an injury that would […]

Boy’s Soccer Photos: Mustangs Fall to Maquoketa 3-1

Boy’s Soccer Photos: Mustangs Fall to Maquoketa 3-1

Photo story by Sydney Hauser    

Boys Soccer-April 7, 2017

Boys Soccer-April 7, 2017

Renovations to The Mount Vernon Weight Room

Renovations to The Mount Vernon Weight Room

Video By Zach Krogmann, Jeremy Krogmann, and Jack Cochrane The Mount Vernon High School weight room has experienced major, positive changes thanks to Dave and Carol Van Metre. The weight room has been updated with new flooring and equipment. Dave, a Mount Vernon class of 1955 graduate, also provided weight training and fitness equipment to Mount Vernon in […]

Boys’ Soccer Video: Root on the Mustangs at Substate Today

Boys’ Soccer Video: Root on the Mustangs at Substate Today

In this video by Nick Lengwin, Trevor Wright, and Morgan Reilly take a look at the Mount Vernon boys’ soccer team and their soon-to-be historic season. They interview head coach Kevin Murray and the goalie Ian Bootsmiller and their take on the 2016 soccer season. Also shown are highlights and photos of the players. On Wednesday […]

Boys Soccer Ready for Substate

Boys Soccer Ready for Substate

By Sayre Pollock Mount Vernon High School Boys Soccer has improved over the years. In this video Ryan Ackerman, Seth Russell, Johnny See, and Coach Kevin Murray express their opinions on how to makes a team successful. They also tell how they got involved with soccer and give helpful advice for young soccer players. Highlights […]

Is This a Marathon or Girls Soccer?

Is This a Marathon or Girls Soccer?

By Karissa Benter- After two overtimes and two rounds of shootouts, the Mount Vernon-Lisbon soccer girls came out with a win against Dewitt Sabers Thursday, May 3 at DeWitt. The Mustangs,with four injured starters sitting on the bench, struggled. With the score still 0-0 after the second overtime, it came down to five kickers against […]

Boys Soccer Team Loses in DeWitt

Boys Soccer Team Loses in DeWitt

By Karissa Benter-The Mount Vernon-Lisbon boys soccer team played hard against DeWitt Thursday, taking many shots but no shots were going in. In the first half, Colby Azinger, of Dewitt scored a goal leaving the score 1-0. With thirty-five minutes left to go of the second half, the refs called the game to a pause […]