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Area football seasons begin
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FEATURED PICTURE · Mount Vernon quarterback Drew Adams hands off to Jack Cochrane as Sam Moore (36) makes his move in the Mustangs’ scrimmage Friday against West Branch. Mount Vernon is ranked first in Class 2A, and opens the season Friday against Solon in non-district action. Lisbon begins its 2016 football campaign Friday when it hosts Winfield-Mt. Union. The Lions got some game time this past Friday when they played an intrasquad game.


MV: Build off 2015 success, aim for title
by Jake Krob · August 25, 2016
Build off a 2015 state runner-up campaign, adjust to play without some big-time players, and gun for a Class 2A championship. That sums up the 2016 Mount Vernon football team, which opens the season at 3A Solon Friday, Aug. 26, in a non-district battle.

Lions: Skill position veterans return
by Crystal Eskelsen · August 25, 2016
The Class A Lisbon football team returns strong, athletic players at the skill positions, including the return of quarterback Jake Jennett, who threw for 693 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore in 2015.

Kernoustie Golf Club third at men's EIGA tournament
August 25, 2016
Kernoustie Golf Club took third place at the 89th annual Men's Eastern Iowa Golf Association (EIGA) held Aug. 13-14 at Lake MacBride Golf Course in Solon.

Cornell favored to win fifth straight MWC crown
August 25, 2016
Cornell is expected to continue its run of volleyball supremacy in the Midwest Conference, according to league coaches.

Olympic hopeful, Ram coach take titles
by Jake Krob · August 18, 2016
Wilson, Schofer earn top places at Kraut Route 5K

Ash to walk on at Iowa
August 18, 2016
A "dream" is being realized by Mount Vernon senior Austin Ash. Ash recently received a call from University of Iowa head basketball coach Fran McCaffery.

Boys' team loaded, ready to defend 2015 state championship
by Crystal Eskelsen · August 18, 2016
Starting the season as defending state champs comes with its fair share of pressures, but the Mount Vernon-Lisbon boys' cross country runners are ignoring those pressures and looking forward to defending their top spot again this year.

Experienced Lions return
by Crystal Eskelsen · August 18, 2016
The Lisbon volleyball team is eyeing improvement this season. Lisbon sophomore Reegan Happel earned third team all-conference last season, when she was a freshman, for her efforts on the volleyball court in the Tri-Rivers conference.

Lions hope to build off 2016 campaign
by Keith Norem · August 18, 2016
The Lisbon baseball team had a good year, advancing to the district championship game against North Linn.

Lisbon hosts meet the teams night
August 18, 2016
The Lisbon PRIDE Booster Club hosts a meet the teams event this Friday, Aug. 19, at the football field.

Mustangs set to scrimmage Bears
August 18, 2016
The Mount Vernon football team scrimmages West Branch at the Cornell football field this Friday, Aug. 19.

Ten seniors, younger runners combine for strong girls' squad
by Crystal Eskelsen · August 18, 2016
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon girls' cross country team has strong senior leadership this season with 10 seniors in the lineup who have been putting in the work to be successful.

Wagaman, Vig named Hall of Fame golfers
by Nathan Countryman · August 18, 2016
Pauline Wagaman and Barb Vig were named to the Women's Eastern Iowa Hall of Fame Sunday, Aug. 7, at Kernoustie Golf Club in Mount Vernon.

Mustangs eye state title
by Crystal Eskelsen · August 18, 2016
The Mount Vernon volleyball team had an excellent 2015 campaign, finishing with a record of 26-12 and ending their season in the semifinals of the Class 3A state tournament against West Liberty.

Cornell College Class of '20 for 7 Mount Vernon, Lisbon alums
by Nathan Countryman · August 11, 2016
Slew of local athletes joining Rams
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