Posts Tagged ‘basketball’

Hook and Herrmann Soar to Substate after 7 Years as Teammates

Hook and Herrmann Soar to Substate after 7 Years as Teammates

By Claire Pettinger Varsity starters Tom Hook and Connor Herrmann began their career in basketball in the third grade and have been best friends ever since. They have played for the the past seven years on various teams together, from parks and rec all the way to starting varsity sophomore year. “It helps a lot […]

Trenton Baty goes off for 25 in one sided win

Trenton Baty goes off for 25 in one sided win

By Nolan Teubel In the freshman basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, Mount Vernon played Clear Creek Ammana. Mount Vernon beat CCA handily, 65- 31. Trenton Baty led the way with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Jeremy Krogman had 13 points and 10 assists, many of which were to Trenton. In the pregame, coach Matt Huber […]

The Problem with March Madness

The Problem with March Madness

By Riley Hauser- Every year, in one Sunday in March, many Americans watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, hoping their team gets picked for college basketball’s most prestigious tournament. They watch, as super small teams that just a handful of people have heard of, like LIU-Brooklyn and Southern University, get into the NCAA Tournament, just […]

Basketball Team Falls to Top-ranked Cascade

Basketball Team Falls to Top-ranked Cascade

HEAD COACH ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT By Taylor Hauser After taking home the 2A State Championship trophy in 2012, the Mount Vernon boys’ basketball team lost several key players, including the starting five. Most of the players had not experienced substantial varsity minutes in the previous season. Senior Calvin Kragenbrink said, “It was hard getting used to […]

Superstitions Thrive Among Mount Vernon Athletes

Superstitions Thrive Among Mount Vernon Athletes

By Calvin Kragenbrink “Everyone Quiet!” On the bus rides to football games no one can say anything. The bus rides are explained as business trips and no one speaks. Superstitions help people get ready, and this is one that helps the whole Mustang football team prepare. Almost everyone has a superstition that they believe helps […]

Boys Bounce Back to Become 2A State Champs!

Boys Bounce Back to Become 2A State Champs!

What a way to start spring break! Down 28-17 at the half, and trailing most of the game, the Mustangs kicked in gear for the second half of the game. Will Teubel scored two in a row, finally tying the game 38-38, with 5:41 left to play. Jack Keleher, all-team tournament player, was on fire, […]

Boys Basketball Plays in State Finals Tonight for First Time Since 1973

Boys Basketball Plays in State Finals Tonight for First Time Since 1973

The Mustangs (22-4) take on he Gael from Fort Dodge, St. Edmond (20-6) tonight at 8:05 in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Last night, Mount Vernon won the semifinal game against MFL Mar-Mac, 66-49. They beat North Cedar in the quarterfinals, 56-39 on Monday. Connett Croghan was given an award for being a fan […]

Mustangs Play North Cedar Tonight; Look to “Sonny” Days Ahead

Mustangs Play North Cedar Tonight; Look to “Sonny” Days Ahead

By Haleigh Ehmsen- Sonny Krob, a sophomore at Mount Vernon, started off the basketball season as a manager for the boys team, but as the boys got to know him, he became their sunshine-as as his name suggests-cheering them on during their magical season. Sonny has Down syndrome and was adopted from South Korea three […]

Mustangs to State-Great!-Sign up for pep bus by noon FRIDAY

Mustangs to State-Great!-Sign up for pep bus by noon FRIDAY

FREE PREP BUS!!! Sign up by Friday to ride the pep bus to the game on Monday. Although the bus is free, you need to pay the $8 for your ticket at the time you sign up for the bus. Tickets will be passed out on the bus when it arrives in Des Moines. FOR […]

Mustangs Head to 3rd Round Playoffs Tuesday

Mustangs Head to 3rd Round Playoffs Tuesday

The Boys Basketball team beat West Liberty in the 2nd round playoffs Thursday night, 65-41. Jack Keleher scored 21 points. Check out a slideshow of photos taken by Hannah Weiditz and Cassidy Steines of the Mustangs vs. the Comets. On Tuesday, Feb 21, the Mustangs play Iowa City Regina in 3rd Round Playoffs hosted by […]