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Bart Leibfried (left) and Dana Showers have been named co-interim head coaches of Mount Horeb’s girls basketball team. Photo submitted

The girls basketball season was less than one week away from starting. And Mount Horeb was dealt its first major challenge of the season. Tom Lesar, the Vikings’ head coach the last three seasons, stepped down on Nov. 3. Mount Horeb athletic director Kolleen Nesheim moved quickly and named...

Mount Horeb is sending four swimmers to the WIAA Division 2 state meet Friday. Clockwise from top left are Siobhan Mertz, Ava Newman, Emmy Bennin and Caitlin Patrick-Stern. Photo submitted

Mount Horeb’s girls swimming program has enjoyed a memorable first season as an independent program. And things got even better last Saturday. The Vikings finished in seventh place at the 13-team WIAA Division 2 Sauk Prairie Sectional. Even more enjoyable is Mount Horeb is sending four swimmers to...
On October 23rd, the Mount Horeb Mountain Bike team competed at the State Championship at Trek headquarters in Waterloo, WI. Local riders competed along with about 1,200 other student athletes from around the state. The team has riden well all season, and their coaches say they are the embodiment...

West Bend East's Emerson Orth (50) pressures MH-B quarterback Kasey Helgeson during the Suns' 36-13 Level 2 playoff win last Friday./Photo courtesy of Ryann Utt

After all the season-ending hugs had been shared, the words of positivity, support and reflection from coaches delivered, Mason McNally began a long solo walk out toward midfield last Friday night and laid down on the patch of grass where he’d just played his final game. Helmet off, he gazed into...

Trenton Owens and Mount Horeb-Barneveld’s football team routed Stoughton in the first round of their playoff game last Friday. Photo courtesy of Ryann Utt

Ethan Tranel was the star of the night Friday for the Mount Horeb/Barneveld football team. Just don’t tell that to Austin Leibfried, who only touched the ball once, but turned in the most memorable scoring play for the second-seeded Vikings in their 37-7 drubbing of Badger Small Conference rival...

Mount Horeb's Joseph Stoddard qualified for the WIAA Division 2 state cross country meet. Photo submitted

Mount Horeb’s dynamic duo is headed to state. And now, with the first goal checked off their list, bigger and better achievements await. Mount Horeb cross country standouts Joseph Stoddard and Abby Sadler both captured individual championships at the WIAA Division 2 Prairie du Chien Sectional on...

Jayna Schulz and Mount Horeb’s girls volleyball team fell in the regional finals last Saturday. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

The present was a boatload of fun. The future could be even more enjoyable. Mount Horeb’s girls volleyball team lost a five-set thriller to Whitewater in a WIAA Division 2 regional final last Saturday. The Vikings had defeated Lake Mills in four sets in the regional semifinals on Oct. 18. “Nothing...

Riley Schellpfeffer and Mount Horeb’s boys soccer team fell to Wisconsin Dells in a regional final last Saturday. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

The present didn't always go as they hoped. But Mount Horeb boys soccer coach John Malecki believes a brighter future awaits. The seventh-seeded Vikings defeated 10th-seeded Lake Mills, 2-0, in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal game on Oct. 20. But Mount Horeb’s year ended two nights later when...

Mount Horeb-Barneveld’s football team defeated Portage last Friday and won its second straight conference championship. Photo courtesy of Ryann Utt

Goal one was in the books — a remarkable achievement that few saw coming two short years ago. But as Mount Horeb-Barneveld’s football team basked in the glow of a second straight Badger Small Conference championship last Friday — the first time in school history the Vikings were repeat league...

Lexi Arneson and Mount Horeb’s girls volleyball team received the No. 5 seed in their WIAA Division 2 sectional. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

The postseason is here. And Mount Horeb’s girls volleyball team believes that big things could await. The Vikings received the No. 5 seed in their WIAA Division 2 sectional. Mount Horeb hosted 12th-seeded Lake Mills Tuesday in a regional quarterfinal. If the Vikings won there, they’d either travel...

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