Mount Horeb’s Edie Balster twists off the vault during the WIAA Division 2 state team championships in Wisconsin Rapids last Friday. Balster’s handspring full netted an 8.817 and helped the Vikings finish fourth overall. Photo courtesy of Jason McMahon
Four months ago, when the girls gymnastics season started, few people expected great things from Mount Horeb.
The Vikings had graduated the majority of girls that helped them finish second at state in 2022. In fact, 17 of the 20 varsity positions were open.
But last Friday, Mount Horeb was right...
Josh Manchester drives to the basket during Mount Horeb’s win over Milton in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal last Friday. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld
STOUGHTON – It was the end of the road for Mount Horeb seniors Carter Lange, Zach Peter and Rocco Richie.
But boy, was it a fun ride while it lasted.
Host Stoughton held off a second half surge by the Vikings and edged Mount Horeb, 71-69, in a WIAA Division 2 boys basketball regional final....
Rocco Richie and Mount Horeb’s boys basketball team fell to Stoughton, 71-69, in a regional final last Saturday. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld
If the WIAA handed out a statewide Sixth Man of the Year Award, Josh Manchester would be a leading contender. The Mount Horeb freshman sharpshooter has made a habit of coming off the bench just as the initial wave of tipoff adrenaline dissipates, providing instant scoring energy that opposing teams...
The Mount Horeb gymnastics team poses atop the podium after winning its 12th consecutive WIAA Division 2 sectional championship, securing the Vikings’ record 36th appearance at the state meet. That event will be held Friday and Saturday at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln Fieldhouse.
In front (from left) are assistant coach Joy Finley, Carmen Oglesby, Meredith Baxter, MaKayla Schultz, Ava Dyreson, Ava Bilse, Marit Barsness and coach Martha Koller Faust. In back from left are assistant coach Pete Faust, volunteer coach Karina Sabol, Tirza Leszczynski, Tessa Angle, Sylviah Seeliger, Reece Olinger, Izzy Walker, Athena Ouradnik, Annelle Moyer, Marley McIntyre, Edie Balster, Abbey Brummer and Tessa Soppe. Photo by Jason McMahon
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OK, so maybe Eminem didn't write that song for Martha Koller Faust.
But he certainly could have.
Koller Faust, the girls gymnastics coach at Mount Horeb, has built...
Austin Leibfried and Mount Horeb’s boys basketball team defeated Baraboo twice last week. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld
It was Groundhog Day for Mount Horeb’s boys basketball team last week.
Only the Vikings had a far better experience than Bill Murray did.
The Vikings faced Baraboo twice in a 96-hour window. Mount Horeb experienced a pair of ‘Senior Nights.’
And the Vikings rolled past the Thunderbirds on both...
Hallie Klein and Mount Horeb’s girls basketball team fell in the regional semifinals last Friday. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld
Bart Leibfried knew everything would have to go right.
Hot shooting. Remarkable defense. And a little bit of luck.
It didn’t happen.
Mount Horeb’s girls basketball team, which performed its best at the end of the season, struggled against Monona Grove and fell, 62-20, in a WIAA Division 2 regional...
Only three players had tournament experience.
So nerves were certainly an issue.
When Mount Horeb’s girls basketball team got past the early uneasiness, though, they rolled to a 61-41 win over Milton in a WIAA Division 2 regional quarterfinal game on Feb. 21. The Vikings advanced to face top-seeded...
A terrific season came to an end for Sauk Prairie’s co-op hockey team on Feb. 21.
Host Verona raced to a 5-0 lead and toppled the Eagles, 7-1, in a WIAA Division 1 sectional semifinal. Sauk Prairie’s co-op — which also includes players from Mount Horeb, Wisconsin Heights and River Valley — finished...
Angus Best and Mount Horeb’s boys swimming team finished in 14th place at the WIAA Division 2 state meet last Friday. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld
WAUKESHA — Shock.
Mount Horeb senior swimmer Alex Gundrum used the word first.
Junior Angus Best then chose the same term himself.
The Vikings — a group of just six swimmers competing as an independent school for the first time ever — made a remarkable splash at last Friday’s WIAA Division 2 state...
Mount Horeb’s Cole Cunningham finished in fourth place at the Waunakee Sectional last Saturday. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld
WAUNAKEE — It pays to be lucky in life as well as on the wrestling mat.
The Mount Horeb/Barneveld wrestling team couldn’t catch a break, though, at last Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 Waunakee Sectional.
MH/B had advanced seven wrestlers from regional competition at DeForest the previous week. Only the...