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Author: Jeff Linder | November 14, 2013 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Mustangs' mojo just wasn't the same.Third-ranked Carroll Kuemper jumped all over No. 8 Mount Vernon from the start, and didn't allow the Mustangs to get much traction throughout. The Knights swept the Mustangs, 25-10, 25-23, 25-17, in a Class 3A semifinal ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Not so far from flawless. And absolutely fearless.For the second straight year, Mount Vernon picked off a No. 2-ranked team in the quarterfinal round of the state volleyball tournament. This time, it was more convincing for the eighth-ranked Mustangs, a 25-17, 25-16, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 1, 2013 | No comments

 MOUNT VERNON -- If Brett Mather coached basketball instead of volleyball, you'd be seeing a full-court press, baseline to baseline."Darn right," he said. "I wouldn't know any other way."Class 4A fifth-ranked West Delaware won a big volleyball match Tuesday, earning the right to play a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 16, 2013 | No comments

LISBON -- For 25 spring seasons, girls track athletes from Mount Vernon and Lisbon came together.They coined unique nicknames and they assembled quality teams. Sometimes, championship teams.A new day has dawned, though: Lisbon has claimed independence and is going solo.No more Zebras, T-Rexes, Mermaids or ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 9, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Mount Vernon Mustangs had an opportunity. An opening.Alexis Conaway closed it with authority.Conaway delivered 32 kills -- including a few in a key run late in the third set -- as third-rated MOC-Floyd Valley fought past No. 10 Mount Vernon, 22-25, ...

Author: Michael Bonner | November 8, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The path to the Sioux Center locker room was encased between ice and concrete, not leading to much emotion. But as each Warrior made their way out of the dressing room, they did so with puffy cheeks and teary eyes.Minutes before, they ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 8, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- They have a new coach, different players and a completely different identity. But don't snooze on the Mount Vernon Mustangs. And don't dismiss them. Tenth-ranked Mount Vernon used a balanced, disciplined offense and was unflappable on the floor in a four-set victory over No. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 1, 2011 | 1 comment

VINTON -- Seventeen on her 18th.Sarah Frisch celebrated her birthday with a match-high 17 kills, and fourth-ranked Grundy Center swept Mount Vernon, 25-17, 25-18, 25-16, in a Class 2A volleyball regional final Tuesday night at Garrison Fieldhouse.And thus officially ended Mount Vernon's two-year reign as state ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 14, 2011 | No comments

MOUNT VERNON -- It wasn't a game day for Sarah Ryan. It wasn't a practice day.It was a rest day."I've been babysitting and mowing," Ryan said on a hot, lazy late-July afternoon. "It's weird for me. I like to be busy."As The Gazette honors its 2011 ...

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