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Big wins on the mat
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FEATURED PICTURE · – Sun photos by Crystal Eskelsen Top: Mount Vernon’s Paul Ryan ties his Cedar Rapids Washington opponent in knots in the Mustangs’ home opener last week. Mount Vernon earned wins over Washington and Marion. Bottom: – Sun photo by Crystal Eskelsen Mount Vernon’s Kaitlyn Volesky works hard under the hoop against a swarming Marion defense last week. The Mustangs dropped the opener, and followed it with a win over Benton Community. Bottom: Lisbon’s Cobe Siebrecht upends the competition against Alburnett. The Lions cruised to a victory over the top-ranked Pirates.


Big wins on the mat
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 8, 2016
Mustangs dominate opening duals

Lions knock off Alburnett, North Linn at home
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 8, 2016
Lisbon freshman Cael Happel hit the high school wrestling mat like a semi truck racing down a steep incline - everyone had better look out.

MV takes it to Vikings, Bobcats
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 8, 2016
Mount Vernon junior Nick Leopold played in four varsity games last season and was 0-for-1 from behind the arc. Friday night, Leopold led the team with 22 points, sinking 6-of-8 from long range.

Cornell men fight past Lake Forest in conference opener
December 8, 2016
Cornell's Midwest Conference opener went down to the wire Friday night as the men's basketball team pulled out a hard-fought 65-63 victory over Lake Forest in the Small Multi-Sport Center.

Heavyweight goes 3-0 at La Crosse duals
December 8, 2016
Ram heavyweight Tyler Ortmann (JR/ Forsyth, Ill.) beat all three of his opponents Saturday, although Cornell's 20th-ranked wrestling team came up short against stiff competition at the Candlewood Suites Duals hosted by UW-La Crosse.

Lisbon controls Buccaneers with pressure-driven defense
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 8, 2016
The Lisbon boys' basketball team started the season with a big win at home against East Buchanan last week, outshooting the Buccaneers 75-50.

Mustangs show strength in pair of victories
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 8, 2016
The Mount Vernon girls' basketball team put two wins in the record book this past week, correcting their course and getting back on track after the first game of the season ended in a loss.

Pisarik earns regional honor as Wartburg punter
December 8, 2016
Mount Vernon native Jake Pisarik, a Wartburg College junior and a punter for the Knights, was named d3football.com Second-team All-Region, the organization announced this week.

Rams rip Red Hawks, Lake Forest for 2-0 start
December 8, 2016
It was a dominating performance for the Cornell women's basket-ball team as it soundly defeated Ripon, 69-47, in Midwest Conference action Saturday afternoon in the Small Multi-Sport Center.

Smith snaps school records in battle with East Buchanan
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 8, 2016
Lisbon senior Ally Smith broke two school records last week in the Lions' contest against East Buchanan.

Big comeback propels Lisbon
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 1, 2016
The Lions started the girls' basketball season with a big comeback win last week.

Lions aim to 'take care of business'
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 1, 2016
The Lisbon wrestling team is loaded with talent this year, returning four wrestlers with state tournament experience and starting the season ranked No. 2 in Class 1A in the Predicament's preseason poll.

'Unselfish' Lions return three starters for 2016-17
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 1, 2016
The Lisbon boys' basketball team returns three starters from last year's team that finished 14-10, including senior Blake Langhurst and juniors Bailey Arwine and Brett Givens.

Mustangs tested by Marion in opener
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 1, 2016
The first test of the season arrived at home Tuesday, Nov. 22, for the Mount Vernon girls' basketball team.

Senior-laden Mount Vernon team returns two starters
by Crystal Eskelsen · December 1, 2016
The Mount Vernon boys' basketball team finished last season with a record of 17-6, but graduated a good portion of the team. This season, the Mustangs have two returning starters - senior Austin Ash and junior Drew Adams.
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