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Todd Nesheim and Mount Horeb's boys basketball team defeated Stoughton on Dec. 13. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

They’ve been called giant killers. Perhaps, they’re simply a giant themselves. Mount Horeb’s boys basketball team continued their surprising ascension this season when it toppled Stoughton, 65-57, in overtime on Dec. 13. Stoughton entered the game ranked No. 5 in Division 2, while Mount Horeb was...

Austin Leibfried and Mount Horeb’s boys basketball team split a pair of games last week. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

Todd Nesheim doesn’t believe in cupcakes. Mount Horeb’s boys basketball coach sets up one of the toughest schedules in the state for his Vikings. The goal? To have Mount Horeb tournament tough by March. That can also mean an endless stream of nailbiters during the regular season, and the Vikings’...

Austin Leibfried and Mount Horeb’s boys basketball team split a pair of games last week. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

Todd Nesheim doesn’t believe in cupcakes. Mount Horeb’s boys basketball coach sets up one of the toughest schedules in the state for his Vikings. The goal? To have Mount Horeb tournament tough by March. That can also mean an endless stream of nailbiters during the regular season, and the Vikings’...

J.J. Poarch finished first at 120 pounds at the Mount Horeb Invite last Saturday. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

Mount Horeb’s wrestlers finished in seventh place among 13 teams at its own invite last Saturday. Fennimore won the team title with 272.5 points. The Vikings finished with 111.0 points. Mount Horeb’s JJ Poarch finished first at 120 points, while Cole Cunningham was third at 113. Brooks Pernot (138...

Annelle Moyer helped Mount Horeb’s gymnasts finish second at the Prairie du Chien Invite. Photo courtesy of Holly Stoenner

They were missing some key components. You wouldn’t have known it from the scoreboard, though. Mount Horeb’s girls gymnastics team finished in second place at the eight-team, Prairie du Chien Invite last Saturday. West Salem/Aquinas won the team title with a 136.8750 score. Mount Horeb was second (...

Myesha Thompson and Mount Horeb’s girls basketball team are hoping to end their losing streak soon. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

It’s been a rough stretch for Mount Horeb’s girls basketball team. The Vikings dropped a 63-25 decision at Monona Grove on Dec. 6. Mount Horeb also fell at Madison Edgewood, 67-44, on Dec. 10. The Vikings have now lost four straight games and are 1-6 overall and 1-4 in the Badger West Conference....
Sauk Prairie’s co-op hockey team — which includes Mount Horeb, Wisconsin Heights and River Valley — won a pair of games last week, downing both Oregon and Monroe. The Eagles are now 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the Badger West Conference. Here’s a recap of the Eagles’ two wins: • Sauk Prairie 5, Oregon 1...

Mount Horeb’s girls gymnastics team tied for first place at the Janesville Craig Invite last Saturday. Photo submitted

Mount Horeb’s girls gymnastics team tied for the championship at the eight-team Janesville Craig Invite last Saturday. The Vikings and Cougars tied for first with team scores of 131.375. Madison United (125.25), Madison Memorial (124.725) and Janesville Parker (120.425) rounded out the top-five....

Mount Horeb-Barneveld’s Elijah Krantz was named honorable-mention all-state by the Associated Press. Photo courtesy of Mary Langenfeld

Mount Horeb-Barneveld senior punter Ethan Tranel was named first-team all-state by the Associated Press. Vikings senior inside linebacker Elijah Krantz was named honorable-mention all-state by the AP. Tranel, who was also a standout defensive back, averaged a whopping 43.8 yards per punt. He also...
Mount Horeb’s boys swimming team fell to Sauk Prairie, 100-60, on Dec. 6. The Vikings’ quartet of Dane Sickler, Alex Gundrum, Carter Craven and Angus Best won the 200-yard freestyle relay. Mount Horeb’s 200-yard medley relay team of Charles Olson, Craven, George Rothamer and Gundrum also finished...

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