Posts Tagged ‘mustangs’

The Turf Field We Need

The Turf Field We Need

By Mitchell Kragenbrink In 2013, Cornell College upgraded their field to have turf instead of grass. To many in our high school who were associated with the football team, this was a blessing. A lot of students wanted administration to make a deal with Cornell as a turf field is better in many aspects to […]

Multi-Sport Athlete Supports Mustangs while Healing

Multi-Sport Athlete Supports Mustangs while Healing

By Jake Morgan The ball flies through the air. Mickey catches it with a thud and begins to sprint down the field. His opponents charge towards him. He puts his shoulder down and slams through one defender and spins around the next. Finally he is brought down around the 40 yard line. Hines, a senior, […]

Mustangs Win Regional Finals!

Mustangs Win Regional Finals!

The Mount Vernon Mustangs made an incredible comeback in the 3A regional finals Feb. 21 held at Linn-Mar High School. With first quarter split at 21-6 with Center Point-Urbana leading, and 36-20 at half, the Mustangs didn’t get ahead until the fourth quarter. The final score was 55-48. Mount Vernon plays an undefeated Mediapolis at […]

MV Advances to Regional Semifinals

MV Advances to Regional Semifinals

The Mustangs will advance to Class 3A regional semifinals after defeating Benton in three sets: 25-13, 25-9, 25-12. Mount Vernon High School will host East Marshall Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Below are photos of Tuesday’s game against Benton taken by Claire Pettinger.      

State Champ!

State Champ!

The slideshow of photos above were taken by senior Ashley Ruden at Wrestling State Finals Feb. 22.   A Lifetime of Preparation Pays off By Ashley Ruden Senior Trey Ryan is a four-sport athlete but he has been chasing the dream of being on top of the podium ever since he was a little boy. […]

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 […]

All School Assembly

All School Assembly

Athletes, activities, and alumni were recognized at the all-school homecoming assembly today in the high school gym.  The cheering was deafening as the high school students packed the west side of the gym and the middle school students packed the east side.  The elementary students filled the gym floor–and many came prepared with hand-made signs […]

Mustangs fall to Spartans in first home game

Mustangs fall to Spartans in first home game

Twelve years. We’ll have to wait another one to try to take down Solon, which has won the last 11 match-ups. Mount Vernon lost, 31-8 in the first game this year, in non-district play. The sole Mustang touchdown was made by sophomore Connor Herrmann off a 40-yard pass play by quarterback Jake Pisarik, a senior. […]

Football Players: A Shave Above the Rest

Football Players: A Shave Above the Rest

By Taylor Hauser- Some teams bond over dinner, but the Mount Vernon football team finds unity through their hair. After practices this week junior Chase Younggreen has been cutting his teammates’ hair into a mohawk, a hairstyle where the sides of the head are shaved, leaving a strip of hair down the middle. Younggreen estimates […]