Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

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 […]

Girls Basketball Routs Dyersville Beckman

Girls Basketball Routs Dyersville Beckman

By Ben McGuire Tuesday night the girls basketball team beat Beckman Catholic in a home matchup, 52-25. The Mustangs were coming off of a big win, beating Anamosa by 31 points Friday night. Senior guard Libby Ryan led the team in scoring with 17 points. “It feels great,” said Ryan. “Things are starting to click for […]

Two Is Better Than One

Two Is Better Than One

  By Paige Zaruba “I can’t imagine not having a twin because we do everything together. It keeps you busy and entertained,” said Zach Krogmann. Twins Zach and Jeremy Krogmann are senior student-athletes at Mount Vernon. They both play basketball, and run cross country and track. Since third grade, Zach and Jeremy have played basketball […]

A Boy, a Ball, a Dream

A Boy, a Ball, a Dream

By Alyssa Maddocks The methodical sounds of bouncing basketballs and squeaking shoes fill the humid gym as he works to perfect his skills. Sweat drips from his arms as he breaks right and pulls up for a shot—swish. He grabs the rebound and runs back to the top of the key. His undeniable passion for […]

Girls Fall in First Round of State Hoops

Girls Fall in First Round of State Hoops

The girls basketball team fell to top-ranked Pocahontas 83-43 in the first round of the class 3A state basketball tournament on March 1. Photos by Sydney Hauser:

A Letter to the Boys Basketball Team

A Letter to the Boys Basketball Team

By Ethan Wenz Your parents appreciate you. Your coaches appreciate you. The fans appreciate you. The community appreciates you. It was an amazing season together, thank you all so much. Our team is a close knit family of boys that grew closer together with every single minute spent with each other. Our family fought through […]

Cardinals Conquer the Mustangs

Cardinals Conquer the Mustangs

By Ian Bootsmiller Cam Butterbaugh leaning over, hands covering his face in despair after turning the ball over on a misguided behind the back pass.  That’s the scene that describes the junior varsity basketball game against the Maquoketa Cardinals Thursday night, February 11th, 2016.  The Mustangs came into the game with 10-7 record while the […]