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Mount Horeb’s girls gymnastics team wasn’t sure it would have a season for much of the 2020-21 school year. When the Vikings got clearance to start, they took full advantage and eventually finished second at state. File photo

They did a remarkable job working through a pandemic. Then they had an incredible year when sports resumed. Mount Horeb’s girls sports teams had a terrific 2020-21 school year, and here the Mount Horeb Mail has selected the best of the best. This week, we’ll honor the girls, and next week we’ll...

Four Mount Horeb Gators competed in their final home meet Saturday. From left are Ethan Risley, Conner Arneson, Calina Ackerman and Christopher Lofts. Photo by Adam Mertz

The quartet of graduating seniors for the Mount Horeb Gators offered two signature moments Saturday in the final home meet of their summer recreational swimming careers. One showcased their athleticism, with Conner Arneson writing a storybook ending by streaking to a pool record in his last race at...

Mount Horeb’s Lucy Dahlk was named first-team all-Badger North Conference. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

Mount Horeb’s girls softball team had an unforgettable season, one that ended one win shy of state. So it came as no surprise the Vikings placed six players on the all-Badger North Conference team. Junior pitcher Lucy Dahlk, junior catcher Sydney Swiggum and senior shortstop Camden Shepherd were...

Mount Horeb’s Alex Sutter was named second-team all-Badger North Conference. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

Mount Horeb golfer Alex Sutter was named to the all-Badger North Conference second team. He was also named the Vikings’ Most Improved Golfer. Sutter had a 42.6 average for nine holes in conference matches, which was second on the team. He was also the medalist or co-medalist in three conference...

Mount Horeb’s Leah Aschlimann competes in the 8-and-under 25-meter butterfly during Saturday’s home meet vs. Spring Green. The Gators won the meet, 333-297. Photo courtesy of Emma Newman

Last summer just wasn’t the same for Logan Aeschlimann, who spent his mornings at home instead of swimming alongside his Mount Horeb Gators teammates at the pool. But it didn’t take long for the gregarious youngster to get back into the swing of things this year once COVID-19 restrictions abated...
Six Mount Horeb swimmers won all three of their individual events during the Gators’ 333-297 victory over Spring Green last Saturday. Those swimmers included: • Olivia Karcz won 50 freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke in the girls 8-and-under age group. • Lucy Peterson took the 100 individual...

Sonny Lombardo

Mount Horeb’s boys golf team had three players named Academic All-State by the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW). The Vikings’ honored were Sonny Lombardo, Jack Whaley and Ethan Wittmann. Mount Horeb’s golfers were recognized for the recently concluded spring season. Students are...

Mount Horeb’s Rowan Severson (9) was named second-team all-league. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

Mount Horeb’s girls soccer team enjoyed a solid year on the pitch, goig 9-4-1 overall. And the Vikings were rewarded when it came to all-Badger North Conference voting. Mount Horeb senior forward Kate Geisler and freshman defender Anya McKay were both named first-team all-conference. Freshman...

Mount Horeb’s Kolton Schaller was a huge reason the Vikings made the sectional finals this season. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

On Feb. 20, Mount Horeb manager Ryan Finley gathered his troops for the first time in nearly two years. COVID-19 led to the cancellation of the 2020 season, as well as any group training in the summer or fall. So when the Vikings finally reconnected, Finley had one overriding thought. “The team is...
WISCONSIN DELLS — Tucked away in something of an entertainment complex a few blocks off the main drag in downtown — not far from the fudge shops and trinket merchants and surprisingly close to a heavily used and noisy set of train tracks — the Wisconsin Dells Municipal Pool stretches 50 meters long...

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