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Mount Horeb-Barneveld head coach Bret St. Arnauld likes what he’s seen from his Vikings during early-season practices. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Someone once coined the phrase that you learn the most from losses. If that’s truly the case, Bret St. Arnauld is tired of learning. St. Arnauld, the football coach at Mount Horeb-Barneveld, has watched his Vikings go just 2-12 the past two seasons. That followed a 12-year run in which the coaching...

Ingrid Malin will be one of the leaders for the Verona-Mount Horeb girls swimming team this season. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

When you saw them last, Verona-Mount Horeb’s girls swimming team had a terrific spring season and finished sixth in Division 1. Now, with everyone in the state once again swimming in the fall, the Wildcats are hoping for another big year. The Wildcats open their new season Friday when they host...

Gwen Mahoney helped Mount Horeb’s girls golf team finish seventh at the 17-team Reedsburg Invitational last Friday. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

If first impressions are the most telling, Mount Horeb’s girls golf team could be poised for a big season. The Vikings finished in seventh place at the 17-team Reedsburg Invite held at Reedsburg Country Club last Friday. The event consisted of two-person teams from each school playing a scramble...

Ava Newman swims the backstroke leg of the girls 13-14 100-meter individual medley at the Gators’ conference dual meet at Sauk Prairie. Newman won the race and placed first overall in the Tri-County Conference, earning one of her two conference championships. Photo courtesy of Jason McMahon

Usually, the suspense at a Tri-County Conference swimming meet lasts only a couple minutes,. But like almost everything in the past 16 months, this time around was different. With uncertainty over how the season would unfold stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the nature of the conference meet...

Mount Horeb’s baseball team enjoyed a memorable spring. File photo

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

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...

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