Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

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 […]

Mustangs Celebrate Seniors

Mustangs Celebrate Seniors

By Mason Reilly The Mount Vernon Mustangs fought valiantly against the Grinnell Tigers, Feb. 16,  but lost 67-51 to the Tigers.    The top scorer for the Mustangs was senior Austin Ash with a total of 25 points. Ash  snatched five steals, scoring on two of them. With all the accomplishments of Ash the Mustangs […]

Reserves Team Shines in the Spotlight

Reserves Team Shines in the Spotlight

By Austin Ash The Mount Vernon Boys Basketball Varsity Reserve team lost a heartbreaker to the Clear Creek Amana Clippers 45-39 on Feb. 11. The Varsity Reserve games give players a chance to play who don’t get as much playing time in the varsity games. The Mustangs were led by Sayre Pollock, the 6’4 senior, played […]

Girls Basketball Team Wins Regional Semifinal Game

Girls Basketball Team Wins Regional Semifinal Game

By Katy Bellamy The Mount Vernon Mustangs stomped the Anamosa Raiders 66-52 during the regional semifinal game Feb. 15, at Mount Vernon High School. The Raiders came into the game with a record of 10-12, while the Mustangs were 16-6. Earlier in the season the varsity girls team topped the Raiders in two different settings, […]

JV Girls Maintain Stellar Record

JV Girls Maintain Stellar Record

By Catherine Yeoman “Erhhhhh” was the sound of the fourth quarter buzzer, marking the end of the Mount Vernon girls Junior Varsity basketball team’s undefeated season. For the last game of the season, Feb. 8, the Mustangs faced their biggest rival, the Solon Lady Spartans. Mount Vernon had a perfect season coming into the game, and pressure was […]

Mustangs Top Sabers in Double-Header

Mustangs Top Sabers in Double-Header

The Mustangs boys and girls basketball teams played a double-header at home against Central DeWitt on Friday, Feb. 3. The Girls topped the Sabers 52-34, and the boys finished off the night with a 54-31 victory. Photos by Lauren Hauser              

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 and Girls Both Beat Rival Solon

Boys and Girls Both Beat Rival Solon

It was a lucky Friday the 13th for Mount Vernon basketball, coming away with wins home and away. The boys’ team  60-40 in Solon, while the girls won the game 56-28 at home. Both teams face Western Dubuque Epworth on Tuesday, with the boys at home and girls away. Paige Zaruba captured the girls’s game in […]

Mustangs Defeat Maquoketa

Mustangs Defeat Maquoketa

On January 6, the Mustang Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Maquoketa 64-45. The Mustangs currently have a 7-2 record on the season. The next game is Friday, January 13 at Solon. Photos by Alyssa Maddocks.

Mount Vernon Girls Basketball Video

Mount Vernon Girls Basketball Video

Video by Cale Snedden, Zach Kolker, and Blaise Anton This video is an overview of the Mount Vernon girls basketball team and their stats and how their season is going. It includes two interviews from players on the team, senior Libby Ryan and senior Kaitlyn Volesky. Strengths and weaknesses, as well as dreams and goals […]