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MV wrestlers third, Lisbon boys take win
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FEATURED PICTURE · Top: Mount Vernonís Mitchell Louwagie upends his opponent, Maxwell McGraw of East Buchanan, in the quarterfinals of Saturdayís Mount Vernon Invitational. The Mustangs finished third as a team, and Ryan Clark took the title at 113 pounds. Bottom left: Lisbonís McKenna Nelson works to break the full court press of Maquoketa Valley Friday night. Bottom right: Lisbonís Payton Bahl grabs a rebound against Maquoketa Valley last week. The Lions won 62-56.

MV takes third at home invite
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 14, 2017
The 52nd annual Mount Vernon Invite brought tough competition to town Saturday - with 39 ranked wrestlers and 19 placewinners from last season's state tourney taking to the mats.

Mustangs end Western Dubuque win streak
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 14, 2017
The Mustangs wrote some big history at Epworth last week.

Lions hang on to beat Maq. Valley
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 14, 2017
The Lisbon boys' basketball team played without a couple of players last week because of illness. The Lions suffered a loss to Easton Valley and earned a hard-fought win over Maquoketa Valley.

Kutcher sinks 10 threes in Anamosa win
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 14, 2017
The Mount Vernon boys' basketball team earned a big win over Anamosa Friday, just days after losing a heartbreaker in overtime against Western Dubuque.

Lisbon's Neymeyer earns first double
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 14, 2017
The Lisbon girls' basketball team took a couple of lumps this past week, but they are improving with each competition. The Lions lost to Easton Valley and Maquoketa Valley.

From the Sun archives: Aug. 16, 1984 State tournament of 1921 recalled by players
December 14, 2017
Editor's note: In 1984, sports editor Jeff Holmes talked to the members of Lisbon's state tournament basketball team from 1921. Holmes noted that "girls' basketball in those days was played with six girls, as it is today, but teams were divided into three groups of two, instead of two groups of three, as it is today." Another difference between Holmes' story and newspapers of the day - in the early days up to the 1910s-20s, basketball was always two words, basket ball. Lisbon's trip to state recalled by former players

Lions tie Comets for MV Invite title
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 14, 2017
The Lions showed why they are top-ranked by their performance close to home Saturday.

Cornell claims 114-111 shootout over Pioneers
December 14, 2017
Jon Anderson's (SR/Mexico, Mo.) fifth and final slam dunk Wednesday, Dec. 6, was certainly the most crowd-pleasing and helped steer the Rams to an entertaining 114-111 shootout win over Midwest Conference men's basketball rival Grinnell in the Small Multi-Sport Center.

Cornell hosts Special Olympics event Saturday
December 14, 2017
The annual Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) Unified Sports Day at Cornell College is this Saturday. SOIA athletes will partner with Cornell students for a day of activities.

Hudson to play for inaugural Clarke football team
by Margaret Stevens · December 14, 2017
Lisbon's Clayton Hudson has a chance to set the standard for Clarke University's football program.

Mustang archers bring home awards from Waterloo tourney
December 14, 2017
For the first time, the archery clubs of Independence, Jesup, Don Bosco and Wapsie Valley hosted a tournament at the Cedar Valley Sports Complex in Waterloo. The Mount Vernon archers did well in this new venue, bringing home two team awards and 11 individual honors.

Post prom holds three-on-three tournament
December 14, 2017
The Lisbon post prom fundraiser committee is hosting its 12th annual three-on-three basketball tournament Sunday, Jan. 21. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. with concessions available all day.

Rams cruise to win over Grinnell; St. Norbert drops out
December 14, 2017
Cornell stuck it to the Grinnell Pioneers early with a 45-point first half and coasted to an 86-59 Midwest Conference women's basketball win Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Small Multi-Sport Center.

Wrestlers drop home opener to top-ranked Wartburg
December 14, 2017
Cornell's wrestling team faced a tough chore against top-ranked Wartburg Friday night, falling 45-3 in the Small Multi-Sport Center.

MV boys earn storied win
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 7, 2017
From the outside looking in, the Mount Vernon boys' basketball team's home win Friday night was a great buzzer-beater story to start the season.
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