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Author: Jeff Linder | May 29, 2013 | No comments

 MOUNT VERNON -- There were storms to the west. Storms to the north.But it stayed dry here Wednesday evening, permitting an outpouring of generosity. And a moment of reflection.Class 4A ninth-ranked Solon swept Mount Vernon, 9-2 and 8-3, in a Wamac Conference East Division softball double-header at ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | May 23, 2013 | No comments

Sequels regularly fall short of the originals that precede them.Decorah boys' golf team would prefer a Godfather 2 performance to a Weekend at Bernie's 2 showing.The Vikings will attempt to repeat as state champions at Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 3A state golf meet ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | May 22, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Xavier entered the boys’ soccer postseason with only one focus: making it to Des Moines for the state tournament.The Class 2A No. 2 Saints (10-5) moved one step closer with a convincing 4-0 victory Wedneday night over Mount Vernon (8-9) ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | May 20, 2013 | 3 comments

MARION — When you start an eighth grader and two freshmen, it’s guaranteed life will get interesting from time to time. As it did Monday night for Cedar Rapids Washington.The Warriors blew a four-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning thanks to some ...

Author: Rob Gray, correspondent | May 17, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES - Mount Vernon’s Lauren Wilch and Emma Cochrane celebrated a repeat win in the 3,200 relay. Both played key roles in last year’s 3A triumph in the event when the Mustangs ran in a combined program with Lisbon. That partnership spanned 25 years ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | April 26, 2013 | No comments

Mount Vernon athletics director Joe Wallace said in an e-mail Friday that the school will hire Wes Bruns as its next head boys' basketball coach, pending school board approval in early May.Bruns has been Mount Vernon's head sophomore coach. The 1986 Cedar Rapids Prairie graduate ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 26, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Josh Evans suffered through a bout of insomnia in a Des Moines hotel Thursday night."I couldn't sleep," he said. "I kept thinking back to that (3,200-meter) race."That one got away. This one didn't.Evans closed with a 1:55.9 anchor and outkicked the pack ...

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: Grant Burkhardt | February 16, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES – The message was simple, yet so true.“You are a state champion,” was voiced by a member of the Monticello coaching staff to senior Logan McQuillen after he claimed the 160-pound title Saturday night during the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 2A ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | February 11, 2013 | No comments

MOUNT VERNON — Still state champions.“We’re champs until the next person wins,” said Mount Vernon center Calvin Kragenbrink, after his team’s 61-30 district boys’ basketball stroll past Alburnett Monday night. “That’s how you’ve got to play.”Let’s not get too carried away here. It’d be absolutely ...

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