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Mount Horeb’s girls volleyball team won the Monroe Invitational last Saturday. Photo submitted

There was a target on their collective back. They were the team everyone was gunning for. But Mount Horeb’s girls volleyball team was ready for every challenge that came its way last Saturday. The Vikings went to the Monroe Invite and won the tournament for a second straight year. Mount Horeb won...

Chris Kiel and Mount Horeb-Barneveld's football team fell to Monroe last Friday. Photo courtesy of Ryann Utt

Monroe’s football team reached Level 4 of the WIAA Division 4 playoffs last season. And many inside the Cheesemakers’ program believe they’ll be even better this fall. Mount Horeb/Barneveld wouldn’t argue. The Vikings, who have high hopes themselves this season, traveled to Monroe last Friday and...

Kate Donaldson helped Mount Horeb’s girls golfers have another solid week. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Their numbers have been impressive. And so have their finishes. Mount Horeb’s girls golf team has had a solid start to their season — and last week was no different. The Vikings competed in three events and had terrific moments in all three. Here’s a recap of Mount Horeb’s week: • Madison Edgewood...

Sam Hanson helped Mount Horeb’s girls swimming team have a solid showing at a quadrangular on Aug. 23. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Mount Horeb’s girls swimming team took part in a meet with Stoughton, McFarland and Lodi/Wisconsin Heights on Aug. 23. No official scores were kept, but the Vikings got several strong performances. “We were able to meet a few new teams we have never met before, and had some awesome swims,” Mount...
Mount Horeb’s boys soccer team is just one game into its 2022 season. And one thing has already become crystal clear. Nate Thompson is going to be a problem. Not for the Vikings of course, but for anyone on Mount Horeb’s schedule. Thompson, a senior forward, erupted for five goals in the Vikings’...

MH-B’s Tyler Buechner (left) congratulates Landon Ellestad (12) on his second quarter touchdown during the Vikings’ win over McFarland last Friday. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Everything about the play was perfect. The route. The pass. The protection. And it needed to be, too. Mount Horeb-Barneveld’s football team, which had a flair for dramatics last season, was back at it again last Friday night. Vikings quarterback Kasey Helgeson hit running back Tyler Buechner with a...

Mount Horeb’s Ava Newman won a pair of races last Friday in the Vikings’ first-ever dual meet as a stand-alone program. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

A new era of Mount Horeb swimming began Friday. And the Vikings started their new chapter against a familiar foe. Mount Horeb — in its first season as an independent team — dropped a 117-51 decision to Verona. The Vikings and Wildcats had formed a co-op for several seasons until the Big Eight...

Katherine Straka will lead Mount Horeb’s girls cross country team this year. File photo

Brian McIntyre isn't messing around. As Mount Horeb’s cross country coach discusses his goals for the 2022 Vikings, there is no “coach speak.” There’s no tap dancing. McIntyre and the Vikings have extremely high hopes — and they don’t care who knows it. “The potential to have both teams win...

Owen Schmidt is one of the key returnees for Mount Horeb’s boys soccer team this season. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Continuity. Stability. Consistency. These are some of the things John Malecki hopes to provide Mount Horeb’s boys soccer this fall — and in future seasons. Malecki takes over for longtime coach Mark Newman, who stepped down after last season. And Malecki, who’s coached soccer since the late-1980s...

Mount Horeb’s Ella Fager shot a career-low 91 at the Ringen Invite held at Darlington Country Club on Aug. 19. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Mount Horeb’s girls golfers had a jam-packed and largely successful week. Here’s a recap of the Vikings’ week: • Madison Memorial Shootout — The Vikings finished seventh at the 10-team event with a team score of 436. Oregon won the event held at Blackhawk Country Club on Aug. 15 with a 368. Junior...

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