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JJ Poarch (top) earned a trip to the WIAA Division 1 state tournament at 113 pounds. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Cole Cunningham and JJ Poarch are heading to the WIAA Division 1 state wrestling tournament. Both Mount Horeb-Barneveld wrestlers finished second in their respective weight classes at the Fort Atkinson Sectional and earned a trip to state, which runs Thursday through Saturday at the UW Kohl Center...

Violet Statz helped Mount Horeb’s girls gymnastics team win the Badger Conference championship. Photo courtesy of Holly Stoenner

Mount Horeb’s girls gymnastics team gathers before the start of each season and outlines its list of goals. So far, the Vikings have achieved everything on the list. And now, just two remain. Mount Horeb took care of its latest goal last Saturday cruising to the championship at the Badger...
They’re still alive — and they appear incredibly dangerous. Sauk Prairie’s co-op hockey team defeated Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells/Mauston, 5-3, in a WIAA Division 1 regional final last Thursday. The fifth-seeded Eagles advanced to a sectional semifinal at top-seeded Madison Edgewood Tuesday night. If...
The Badger West Conference Championships are a new event inside the re-aligned league. And in a year in which things haven't always gone according to plan for Mount Horeb’s girls basketball team, the Vikings desperately wanted to make a statement at the conference championships. Mission...

Anthony Lange, who missed the last two seasons with knee injuries, had a special evening on Senior Night. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

A week after making the difficult decision that competitive basketball would not be part of his future, Anthony Lange took advantage of one last chance to celebrate what the game has meant to him. Just more than three months removed from his second reconstructive knee surgery in as many years,...

Oscar Best and the Verona-Mount Horeb boys swimming team finished fourth at the Verona Sectional last Saturday. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

VERONA — This season will mark the end of the Verona-Mount Horeb swimming and diving team’s co-op. But the Wildcats sure are making it a memorable finale. In its final run, the Verona-Mount Horeb boys swimming and diving team used back-to-back second-place finishes at the start along with a first-...

Mount Horeb’S JJ Poarch won a regional title at 113 pounds. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

The Mount Horeb-Barneveld wrestlers had a strong day at the WIAA Division 1 Stoughton Regional last Saturday. The Vikings had two individuals win regional titles and five wrestlers advance to the Fort Atkinson Sectional. Cole Cunningham (106 pounds) and JJ Poarch (113) both won regional...

Rocco Richie and Mount Horeb’s boys basketball team dropped two of three games last week. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

The WIAA’s boys basketball postseason seeds come out this weekend. And Mount Horeb knows it will eventually face a daunting path — especially following a week the Vikings dropped two of three games. Madison Edgewood came to Mount Horeb and toppled the Vikings, 60-40, on Feb. 7. Mount Horeb...

Mount Horeb’s gymnastics team won the Platteville Invite last Saturday. Photo submitted

One by one they lined up to take a crack at the state’s most dominant girls gymnastics team. Mount Horeb stood, watched and applauded the effort. Then the Vikings simply blew their competition out of the water. Mount Horeb, the state’s No. 1 girls gymnastics team, went to the Platteville Invite...

Myesha Thompson and Mount Horeb’s girls basketball team received the No. 8 seed in their sectional. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

The path is daunting — to put it mildly. But Mount Horeb’s girls basketball team is excited to attack the postseason with vigor and zest. The Vikings received the No. 8 seed in their WIAA Division 2 sectional. Mount Horeb will host ninth-seeded Portage in a regional quarterfinal Tuesday at 7 p.m....

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