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The National High School Activities Month will recognize coaches like Mount Horeb’s Tom Lesar the week of Oct. 18-24.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone to hit the pause button on life. During the stoppage and forced time away from routines, many people have come to appreciate the important things in life – family, friends and faith among others.  Still, the loss of some routines and regular activities hurt...

Patrick Mahomes, the Super Bowl MVP in February, was a three-sport athlete at Whitehouse High School in Texas. Mahomes nearly quit football as a junior in high school to focus on baseball, but his mother talked him out of it.

Patrick Mahomes is an anomaly, a once-in-a-generation athlete who kept all of his coaches at Whitehouse High School on edge about his future. That, however, wasn’t intentional. “We all understood that Patrick was good at all of them,” says Adam Cook, Patrick’s head football coach at Whitehouse, who...
When Molly Lawry sets her mind to something, it typically gets done. The same goes for Jonathan Bauer. The two Mount Horeb residents were planning to compete in the Madison Ironman on July 17. That event was canceled, though, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That didn’t stop Bauer, Lawry and about 40...

Anna Ollendick. Photo by Jason McMahon.

Around the Mount Horeb High School cross country program, no phrase has been heard more often in the past couple years than “Anna has a plan.” Anna Ollendick had a plan for her senior year with the Vikings, one that involved conference championships and state meet appearances that would put her in...
Mount Horeb’s Parker Jones and his brother, Payton Jones, are both racing Legend Cars for the first time this year.   Parker, who will be a senior at Mount Horeb High School this fall, is currently the points leader for Rookie of the Year honors. Parker won his first feature race in Beaver Dam and...
More anything? More everything! The great Jerry Seinfeld once uttered that famous line while flying first class and sitting next to a super model. Nearly three decades later, that mantra was still applicable to high school sports in Wisconsin. On Friday, the WIAA Board of Control approved several...
Mount Horeb football coach Bret St. Arnauld was originally supposed to pass out equipment to his team on Monday. It’s traditionally an exciting day, as players, coaches and everyone inside the program is stirring about the season to come. Instead, Monday felt more like a funeral around Mount Horeb’...
For a brief moment, the light was green. It quickly changed to yellow, and now, Mount Horeb athletic director Kolleen Nesheim is crossing her fingers it doesn’t go red. The WIAA Board of Control voted 8-3 last Thursday to attempt to have a fall sports season, although the start dates were delayed...
The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has canceled several sports seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference seasons and championships in the sports of football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country were canceled for the 2020-21 academic year...
Katie Aeschbach, who attends the Mount Horeb Area School District and lives in Black Earth, has been riding horses since before she could walk.  Aeschbach is running for Amherst Little Britches Rodeo Queen Pageant. Amherst Rodeo is held August 15 and 16.  “I currently own nine horses, three of...

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