Posts Tagged ‘state’

Volleyball Loses in Semifinals to Union

Volleyball Loses in Semifinals to Union

By Paige Zaruba and editor staff The last set of the season was 32-30. The numbers alone show the struggle of a hard-fought match against top-ranked Union and a determined team who consistently plays in the state tournament under the leadership of Mount Vernon coach Maggie Willems. “We played like every point was the last,” […]

Mustangs Return to the UNI-Dome

Mustangs Return to the UNI-Dome

By Ben McGuire The football team’s state berth has solidified a fall sports sweep for Mount Vernon. For the second consecutive year the Mustangs have punched their ticket to the UNI-Dome with a 42-32 victory Friday over Williamsburg, and will play in the state tournament once again. Mount Vernon has now qualified for state in […]

Back to Back: Cross Country Team Wins State by Unbelievably Narrow Margin

Back to Back: Cross Country Team Wins State by Unbelievably Narrow Margin

  By Ben McGuire Last year the cross country team entered the state meet with one thing on their mind — revenge. They got it by winning the state meet with a huge victory over Grinnell, after a heart-breaking runner-up finish to Gilbert in 2014. But this year the task at hand was far more daunting; […]

Completing the Mission: A Recap of the MVLXC Season

Completing the Mission: A Recap of the MVLXC Season

The 2015 boys cross country team returns to state to capture the championship By Zach Krogmann This journey started as just a dream. For some runners it started just a few months or even a few weeks before the season. For others it started a long time ago, watching their brothers or sisters doing great […]

Robotics Team Competes at State Today

Robotics Team Competes at State Today

By Morgan Reilly Mount Vernon High School’s robotics team 458 competes at the state meet today in Coralville. Video of live streams and scores can be viewed at this link: http://firstinspiresiowa.org/. Team 458 is in the Black Division. At regionals, the team combated a few problems. Their robot named “Big Bob” had a variety of issues and a […]

Road to the Dome: Football 2015

Road to the Dome: Football 2015

Football video created by Reece Pitlik, Casey Noska, Chris Grice, Nick Leopold, and Cody Connolly: The Mount Vernon Mustang football team went 11-2 on their second season under head coach Lance Pedersen. The Mustangs made the trip to Cedar Falls for the first time in over a decade, but they fell short against Spirit Lake […]

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 […]

MV to Take on Albia at the Dome

MV to Take on Albia at the Dome

The Mustangs (10-2) are headed to the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls to take on the undefeated Blue Raiders from Albia in class 2A state semifinals. The game begins at 7 p.m., but many gathered in the commons to send the team off in good spirits. Video of the sendoff:

MVLXC Boys Win 3A State Meet

MVLXC Boys Win 3A State Meet

Last updated Oct. 31, 2015 12:59 AM PLACE TEAM POINTS PLACES OF FINISHERS AVG. TIME SPREAD 1 Mount Vernon-Lisbon 50 2 9 10 14 15 48 56 16:49.5 0:30.8 2 Grinnell 81 5 7 19 22 28 65 74 16:59.5 0:31.9 3 Pella 94 6 12 18 20 38 57 17:03.3 0:37.5 4 Dallas Center-Grimes […]

Senior Players Reflect on Basketball Careers

Senior Players Reflect on Basketball Careers

By Haley Baker Their journey is coming to an end as seniors Alli Platte, Abbey Teubel, and Lexy Kroeger go to state. The Mustangs (16-8) are scheduled to play Mediapolis (24-0) in Des Moines today. Once the state basketball tournament is over Alli, Abbey, and Lexy will be done with this chapter in their lives. […]