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Mount Horeb-Barneveld quarterback Kasey Helgeson eludes pressure during the Vikings’ 28-6 win at Monona Grove last Friday. Photo courtesy of Ryann Utt

There were no pearls of wisdom. Nothing you’ll hear the next time Hollywood chooses to make a football movie. No, Mount Horeb football coach Bret St. Arnauld had a rather simple message for his Vikings at halftime last Friday. “Finish off drives with points,” St. Arnauld said. They did. MH-B...

Mount Horeb’s girls golf team honored their nine graduating seniors with a reception at Norsk on Sept. 12.

In front (from left) are Kate Donaldson, Sydnee Smith and Anna Haag. In back (from left) are Jenna Clark, Taylor Freitag, Addie Gabel, Gwen Mahoney, Sarah Parmley and Paige Bilse. Photo submitted

The girls golf season seems to fly by each and every fall. It begins the second week of August. And by the end of September, the postseason has arrived. Mount Horeb — in the midst of a terrific season — is hoping to extend its season as long as possible. The Vikings had another strong week, and...

Mount Horeb girls volleyball coach Kurt Owen and his Vikings finished second at their own invite last Saturday. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Kurt Owen and Mount Horeb’s girls volleyball team welcomed seven other schools to town last Saturday. Then, the Vikings did their best to be less than ideal hosts. For the most part, they succeeded. Mount Horeb finished second at its own invite, reaching the championship match before falling to...

Caitlin Patrick-Stern and Mount Horeb’s girls swimming team defeated Portage during a triangular on Sept. 15. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Sept. 15, 2022. That date will forever be a memorable one for Mount Horeb’s girls swimming program. The Vikings went to the McFarland Triangular and notched a 109-34 win over Portage. After years of forming a co-op with Verona, that marked the first win for Mount Horeb as an independent program. “...
They were more competitive. They were in every game. But Mount Horeb’s boys soccer team couldn’t get over the hump and dropped three games last week. The Vikings fell, 2-1, to Sauk Prairie on Sept. 13. Milton toppled Mount Horeb, 2-0, on Sept. 15. And Sugar River bested the Vikings, 3-0, on Sept....

Trenton Owens and Mount Horeb-Barneveld’s football team toppled Sauk Prairie, 33-14, last Friday. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

PRAIRIE DU SAC — Big plays and a big stop. That was the recipe. And the result was an appetizing one for Mount Horeb/Barneveld’s football team. Two long catches by Landon Ellestad set up the Vikings’ first two scores, they turned Sauk Prairie away in the red zone early in the fourth quarter to...

Olivia Schrank and Mount Horeb’s girls volleyball team won the Silver Bracket championship at the Middleton Invite last Saturday. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Kurt Owen knows to be the best, you need to beat the best. That’s why Mount Horeb’s girls volleyball coach loads up the Vikings’ schedule every season. On Saturday, Mount Horeb faced one of its toughest tests of the year when it traveled to the star-studded Middleton Invite. And while Owen and the...

Mount Horeb’s Joseph Stoddard (center) finished first at the River Valley Invite last Saturday. Photo submitted

Mount Horeb’s boys and girls cross country teams both finished in seventh place at the 19-team River Valley Invite last Saturday. Vikings’ senior Joseph Stoddard won the boys race, finishing the 5,000-meter run in 15 minutes, 46.9 seconds. Junior Marc Pipp was 34th (18:20.2), senior Owen Rathje was...
Mount Horeb’s girls swimming and diving team was edged by Sauk Prairie, 101.50-68.50 last Thursday. “It was a great meet against Sauk,” Mount Horeb coach Bree Parent said. “This week was challenging with the start of school and changing of schedules. The girls have been working really hard at...

Kate Donaldson shot a career-best 43 during Mount Horeb’s dual meet against Oregon on Sept. 8. News Publishing Co. photo by Mary Langenfeld

Nolan Krentz said it best. Mount Horeb’s girls golf coach was thrilled his Vikings set a new school-record when they shot a 183 on Sept. 8 at Norsk Golf Club. Unfortunately for Mount Horeb, visiting Oregon one-upped the Vikings and carded a 165. “Unfortunately, there’s no defense in golf,” Krentz...

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