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FEATURED PICTURE · – Sun photos by Jake Krob Top: Korah Robinson of Mount Vernon races to the finish at the Kraut Route 5K Saturday morning. About 80 runners took to the streets of Lisbon as part of Sauerkraut Days. Middle: Chris Legore of Marion, a 2003 Mount Vernon graduate, was the first-place finisher at the Kraut Route race. Below: Marie Schofer, this year’s top Kraut Route female finisher, chases down Mount Vernon-Lisbon cross country coach Kory Swart.


Giving it their all
by Jake Krob · August 17, 2017
XC record-holder returns to claim Kraut Route title

MVLXC opens season with home time trial
by Crystal Eskelsen · August 17, 2017
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon cross country team hosts its first meet of the season before school even gets started next week.

Mustangs to play football at Cornell
August 17, 2017
The Mount Vernon football team will play its home games at Cornell College's Ash Park football field this season, with the exception of the homecoming game on Sept. 22, which will be played at the school district-owned field uptown

Football scrimmages this Friday
August 17, 2017
The Class 2A Mount Vernon football team will play Friday at 1A West Branch for a scrimmage against the Bears. JV plays at 6:30 p.m. with varsity expected to being at about 7:30 p.m.

New Mustangcast broadcasts games over the internet
August 17, 2017
Mount Vernon High School sports are on the air.

From the archives of the Hawkeye-Record and Herald Kiddies enjoy daily water carnivals
August 17, 2017

Lisbon's Baxa coach of the year
August 10, 2017
Casey Baxa, coach of Lisbon High School boys' track and field, was recently named the 2017 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) high school coach of the year for the state of Iowa.

Hall of fame driver
by Nathan Countryman · August 10, 2017
Dolan joins dirt track HoF

Darin Vig captures Kernoustie crown
August 10, 2017
Darin Vig was the 2017 club champion in the Kernoustie Men's Club Championship held on Sunday, July 30.

Langhurst races to top-10 finish
August 10, 2017
Lisbon's Blake Langhurst competed at the 51st USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic track and field championships in Lawrence, Kan., at the end of July.

From the archives since 1909 Sports play major role in Sauerkraut Days
August 10, 2017
Editor's note: Sauerkraut Days and competition have a long history, stretching back to the first Sauerkraut Day in 1909, when Lisbon's town baseball team downed both Morley and then Mechanicsville. Athletic events continue to this day with a softball tournament, 5K race, bathtub races and a pedal tractor pull. There were a few times over the years the festival was revived, including once in 1961. The revival in 1981, however, brought with the event a lot of competitions, including a mud race, horseshoe tournament, waterball fights and tug of war. Competitions continued through the years with events such as a cabbage roll, nail pounding contest, three-on-three basketball tournament and a cage metal wrestling tourney set up in Lisbon City Park. The stories below come from early days of Sauerkraut Days. The first is from the front page of the 1909 Lisbon Herald about the first Sauerkraut Day on Oct. 7, 1909. The second, from the 25th anniversary of the festival, a rousing baseball game with Mechanicsville entertained the crowd, with the home team winning. The town is planning a splendid day Oct. 7 - a day full of entertainment and interest. The display of fruits, flower, grains and vegetables promises well, as does also the exhibit of various styles of horses. The lecture by Miss Edith Charlton from Iowa Agriculture School at Ames should be heard by every woman, and men will find it entertaining. This is slated for 10 a.m. in the opera house and is free. Free Sauerkraut with wienerwurst trimming lunch from 11 to l o'clock.

Local wrestlers train at Luther team camp
August 10, 2017
Both of the local wrestling teams took athletes to the Luther College team camp in July, when they competed individually and as a team on and off the mat.

New AD calls Cornell special opportunity
by Margaret Stevens · August 3, 2017
Cornell College's new athletic director said Cornell is the kind of place he always knew he wanted to be. Keith Hackett, who has more than 30 years of experience in higher education and college athletics, was introduced to the community Friday at a meet and greet in Thomas Commons.

Ball players earn honors
August 3, 2017
Four are named to all-state teams

Seastangs dive into successful season
August 3, 2017
The Mount Vernon Seastangs' main focus is on improvement, but this year they got another feather in their swim caps.
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