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MCFARLAND – The final outcome had long been decided, and the only thing left to play for was pride.   That’s when the Mount Horeb-Barneveld prep football team’s defense, led by junior nose tackle Sean Donlin and senior end Dylan Oimoen rallied their mates, dug their hands into the turf and teamed...
The Mount Horeb boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Oregon for a dual meet last Saturday. Oregon swept both the boys and girls individual titles and won both team events at Jaycee Park. “It was a rough day for us,” Mount Horeb coach Brian McIntyre said. “The Oregon girls are solid. They’...
It was a reversal of seasons that Bill Wuerger didn’t dream was possible when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports for Mount Horeb and Verona Area High Schools last fall. But Wuerger, who coaches both of the Verona Area/Mount Horeb co-op boys’ and girls’ swimming programs, couldn’t be more...

Zoey Parker helped Mount Horeb’s girls volleyball team win a pair of matches last week. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Amazingly, the girls volleyball postseason is rapidly approaching. And the good news for Mount Horeb is it’s playing terrific volleyball when it matters most. The Vikings rolled over Monroe, 25-15, 25-17, 17-25, 25-19, on March 16. Mount Horeb then rallied for a thrilling 23-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20...

Mount Horeb had eight gymnasts earn this honor. To be eligible, a gymnast must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, is code violation-free and whose coach is a member of the Wisconsin High School Gymnastics Association (WHSGA).
From left are Rhiannon Heim, Alese Heim, Edie Balster, Lexi Arneson, Annelle Moyer, Lexie Weier, Izzy Walker and Ella Peterson.

To earn all-state honors, a gymnast must meet the following criteria:

• The gymnast nominated must be code violation-free.

• The average of her four best meets is sent to the WHSGA. The top-5 Division 2 gymnasts in Wisconsin in each event (vault, bars, beam, floor and all-around) earn first-team honors, the next five earn second-team honors, and the next five earn honorable mention. A gymnast can only earn All-State in one of the five events.
Viking gymnasts earning this honor are: Grace O’Neil (first-team All-Around), Annelle Moyer (honorable mention Vault), Violet Statz (first-team Floor), Ella Peterson (first-team Beam), Lexie Weier (first-team Floor) and Sydney Stoenner (first-team Vault).

 

Mount Horeb’s girls gymnastics team held its postseason banquet on March 21 at Martinson Hall following a season in which the Vikings finished second at the WIAA Division 2 state meet.

Mount Horeb finished second at the WIAA Division 2 state meet.

In front (from left) are coach Tony Ritschard, coach Shelby Goodwin, coach Pete Faust, coach Martha Koller Faust, coach Joy Finley and Macie Finley.

In back are Edie Balster, Lexi Arneson, MaKayla Schultz, Rhiannon Heim, Ella Peterson, Grace O’Neil, Sydney Stoenner, Lexie Weier, Violet Statz, Annelle Moyer, Izzy Walker and Alese Heim.
 

Mount Horeb’s girls gymnastics team held its postseason banquet on March 21 at Martinson Hall following a season in which the Vikings finished second at the WIAA Division 2 state meet.

Mount Horeb won a WIAA Division 2 sectional championship last month.

In front (from left) are coach Tony Ritschard, coach Shelby Goodwin, coach Pete Faust, coach Martha Koller Faust and coach Joy Finley.
In back (from left) are Edie Balster, Lexi Arneson, MaKayla Schultz, Rhiannon Heim, Ella Peterson, Grace O’Neil, Sydney Stoenner, Lexie Weier, Violet Statz, Annelle Moyer, Izzy Walker and Alese Heim.

Mount Horeb’s girls gymnastics team held its postseason banquet on March 21 at Martinson Hall following a season in which the Vikings finished second at the WIAA Division 2 state meet.

Grace O’Neil (left) earned Most Valuable Gymnast and was also voted by her team as this year’s recipient of the Spirit of Dave Koller award. Edie Balster (right) was voted by her team as this year’s Most Improved Gymnast.

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