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FEATURED PICTURE · Sun photos by Crystal Eskelsen Top: Mount Vernonís Garrett Welch looks to pass the ball under the hoop against Waverly-Shell Rock. Middle left: Lisbonís Kate Kitterman drives between two North Linn defenders. Middle right: Lisbonís Jakob Gienapp gets a defensive rebound and looks to send the ball down court to a teammate during the Lions game against North Linn. Bottom: Mount Vernonís Ella Brase hits the floor to battle for a loose ball against Waverly-Shell Rock.


Lisbon triumphs in 2-point contest
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 11, 2018
The Lisbon girls' basketball team held on for a 57-55 hard-earned win Monday night over Cedar Valley Christian.

Lions nab three wins in a row
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 11, 2018
The Lisbon boys basketball was 3-0 this week with wins over non-conference Lone Tree and TRC foes East Buchanan and Cedar Valley Christian.

MV's smothering 'D' propels team to win
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 11, 2018
The Mount Vernon girls' basketball earned a big win to start the 2018 portion of their season, beating Independence 43-28 on Friday, Jan. 5, in Mount Vernon.

Mustangs fifth at Linn-Mar
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 11, 2018
The Mount Vernon wrestling team competed at the Linn-Mar Duals Saturday, finishing in fifth place with an overall record of 3-2. Fellow WaMaC team Western Dubuque won the tournament and Ankeny Centennial was second.

From the March 19, 1959, Mount Vernon Hawkeye-Record: Girls' basketball team will remember blizzard
January 11, 2018
Editor's note: With the brutal beginning of winter hitting us here in the midwest these past few weeks, we were reminded of this story of the state basketball tournament from 1959, where a number of Lisbon girls and chaperones were trapped in Des Moines, thanks to a strong winter storm that walloped the area with a great degree of snow and ice, making travel back to the Lisbon area difficult. The story was recounted in the March 19, 1959, Mount Vernon Hawkeye-Record, as well as the efforts of locals to survive the storm, encountering power outages due to the wet and heavy snow.

Lisbon wrestlers finish second at Tripoli
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 11, 2018
The Lions competed well in the first test of 2018.

Cornell moves to second
January 11, 2018
The Cornell women's basketball team locked down defensively in the fourth quarter, turning a tight game into a convincing 61-44 victory over an up-and-coming Knox squad Saturday inside the Small Multi-Sport Center.

Independence gallops past Mustangs
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 11, 2018
The Mount Vernon boys' basketball team lost their 2018 opener to the visiting Mustangs from Independence, 63-40, on Friday, Jan. 5.

Rams take out Prairie Fire
January 11, 2018
Cornell protected its home court and got back on the winning track Saturday with a wire-to-wire 67-53 men's basketball victory over Knox in the Small Multi-Sport Center.

Three Rams unbeaten in Wisconsin
January 11, 2018
Phillip Opelt (SR/ Neillsville, Wis.) made a triumphant return to Cornell's wrestling lineup and was among three Ram individuals to go 2-0 at Saturday's UW-Stevens Point Duals.

Top-ranked archers take first at Solon
January 11, 2018
The Mount Vernon Archery Club began 2018 at Solon and came home with first place for the elementary school team, second place for the middle school team, and fourth place for the high school team. The scores for the three teams were 2,667, 3,173, and 3,209 respectively.

Mustangs focused as new year arrives
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 4, 2018
The Mount Vernon boys' basketball team finished out 2017 with a couple of close games, though each ended with 56-45 Mustangs losses. One was to non-conference opponent Waverly-Shell Rock, and the other a WaMaC loss to Maquoketa.

Lisbon returns to full strength
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 4, 2018
The Lisbon boys' basketball team limped into the winter break, losing to Class 2A undefeated North Linn, 85-36, while playing without four of their varsity lineup.

Lions fall to tough TRC opponents
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 4, 2018
The Lisbon girls' basketball team lost a pair of Tri-Rivers Conference games to end the 2017 portion of their season.

MV leads East division
by Crystal Eskelsen · January 4, 2018
The Mount Vernon girls' basketball team lost a close ball game, 38-35, with well regarded Waverly-Shell Rock just before winter break.
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