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FEATURED PICTURE · Sun photos by Crystal Eskelsen Top: Lisbonís Ryne Mohrfeld makes a hard tackle on a North Linn ball carrier Friday night. Down 13-0 to start the game, the Lions came back for a 20-19 victory. Lower left: Lisbonís Karlie Krob battles for the ball above the net against Edgewood-Colesburg last week. Lower right: Mount Vernonís Rory Light digs up the volleyball. Bottom: Mount Vernon-Lisbonís Quinnie Rodman races at Solon Monday night. The girlsí team took sixth; the boys were first.


Lions hang on for big win
by Crystal Eskelsen · September 21, 2017
The Lions stumbled out of the blocks but eventually proved their top Class A ranking Friday night.

Mustangs hand loss to Blazers
by Crystal Eskelsen · September 21, 2017
The WaMaC is filled with top-notch volleyball teams.

MV wins big on the road at MP
by Crystal Eskelsen · September 21, 2017
The Mustangs continue to manhandle their Class 2A, District 5 foes, remaining undefeated with a league win over Mid-Prairie in away action Friday night.

MVLXC boys take Solon title
by Crystal Eskelsen · September 21, 2017
The Class 3A, No. 9 Mount Vernon-Lisbon boys' cross country team had to overcome a tough race for some of their individual runners, but they earned the team title Monday night in Solon.

From the Sun archives, Nov. 26, 2003 Kroul, Mustangs impress on, off field
September 21, 2017
Editor's note: Matt Kroul is being inducted into the Mount Vernon Alumni Association Hall of Fame this week. A multi-sport standout, Kroul helped the Mustangs to the state football championship finals for two straight years. He went on to play for the University of Iowa and for the New York Jets. Cornell College alum Rob Poggenklass wrote these stories about the Mustangs' return home following a 38-35 loss to Harlan in the 2003 Class 3A state championship, as well as a story that ran during wrestling about Kroul signing with the Hawkeyes.

Lions on a roll; host tourney Saturday
by Crystal Eskelsen · September 14, 2017
The Lisbon volleyball team had a great week, winning the quadrangular at Maquoketa Valley and winning the silver bracket of the Kepros Invitational at Crestwood.

Mustangs open big with 69-0 victory
by Crystal Eskelsen · September 14, 2017
The Mustangs started Class 2A, District 5, football in a big way Friday night, decimating Camanche on the road with a 69-0 victory.

MVLXC boys race to a team title at Benton
by Crystal Eskelsen · September 14, 2017
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon cross country teams competed at Noelridge Park and Benton Community last week. At Noelridge, the Mustangs competed against several Class 4A schools and some tough competition. At Benton, the teams were from smaller schools.

MV grabs a pair of conference wins
by Crystal Eskelsen · September 14, 2017
The Class 3A, ninth-rated Mount Vernon volleyball team earned two solid conference wins last week over Solon and Williamsburg. Saturday, the Mustangs competed at the Caroline Found Invitational at Iowa City West.

From the archives of the Hawkeye-Record and Herald First-hand account of Olympic tragedy
September 14, 2017
Editor's note: In a letter to the editor, Donald Typer offered a first-hand account of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. More of the explanation is given as it appeared in the Sept. 14, 1972 issue of the local paper. We will note that the same issue included a couple stories about sports facilities in Lisbon. Lisbon played its first football game on Walmer Field, which was constructed that summer. It wasn't under the lights, however, since the crossbars to hold them weren't delivered on time due to a truck fire in Chicago. In addition, the city council voted to lease ball fields to the school, which was responsible for maintaining them.

Lions forced into bye week
September 14, 2017
Lisbon is coming off a forced bye week. Its scheduled opponent, Starmont, forfeited last Friday, citing too few players available.

Ram recognized nationally for volleyball work
September 14, 2017
Cornell senior outside hitter Libby Schnoor was Sports Imports/AVCA Division III National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Ram soccer rallies past Rockford Regents
September 14, 2017
It was a tale of two halves in Saturday's matchup between the Cornell Rams and the visiting Rockford Regents, one which found the home team battling back in the second half for a 3-2 victory.

Senior harrier takes second at Grinnell
September 14, 2017
Cornell's MariKate Murphy (SR/Kirklin, Ind.) continued a strong start to her senior season with a runner-up showing at Saturday's Les Duke Cross Country Invitational, hosted by Grinnell College.

Mustangs tussle with tough competition
by Crystal Eskelsen · September 7, 2017
The ranked Mount Vernon volleyball team continues to take on some of the toughest competition around. And the Mustangs are showing they are among the best.
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