Community Sports

  • Local athletes play soccer tournament in Kansas City
    By Kelsey Wheatcroft-Schapker Three Mount Vernon seventh grade boys are at the top of their game when it comes to soccer, and they recently took a trip that they will never forget. Gabe Owens, son of Shelly and Greg, Xavier Angel, son of Margaret and Bryan, and Braden Dike, son of Denise and John, recently traveled to Kansas City, MO to compete in a tournament for their year-round soccer club, Sporting Southern Indiana.
  • Grant finishes sixth in Men's City Tournament
    By Kelsey Wheatcroft-Schapker Mount Vernon native Trevor Grant placed in the top ten in the 85th Annual Evansville Courier & Press Men’s City Golf Tournament. Grant graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2012. The tournament was held the weekends of Aug. 1 & 2 at Fendrich and Helfrich Hills, and Aug. 8 & 9 at Rolling Hills and Evansville Country Club. Grant placed sixth in the final round of the tournament with a total score of 285. For the four rounds his scores were a 69, 73, 72 and a 71.
  • 'End of the Summer Bash' remembers Jason Stevens
    By Kelsey Wheatcroft-Schapker This past weekend on Aug. 1-2, the Eighth Annual Jason Stevens Memorial Softball Tournament took place at the Brittlebank softball fields. Each year, approximately 500 community members attend the event with their canopies and coolers in tow, and cars are parked behind the outfield fence from left to right all weekend long. While the event has continued to grow each year, everyone is there for one reason: Jason Stevens.
  • Grant wins WHCC club title
    The Western Hills Country Club held its 2015 Club Championship this past weekend and Trevor Grant picked up the title. Grant was first gross in the championship flight with a 140. Jason Dausmann was second gross with a 143 and Kevin Redman was third gross with a 146. Mitch Collins was first net with a 132, Cory Kohlmeyer was second net with a 135 and Dave Turpin was third net with a 137. In A flight, John Weil was first gross with a 149 and tied for second gross were Kyle Sheffer, Garry Morris and John Rohlman, each scoring a 154.
  • Legion team ends strong, falls short
    What started off with a rough beginning, eventually turned into a nice ending to the season for the Owen Dunn Post #5 baseball team last weekend. The team started off the regional tournament with a 14-0 loss to host, and defending state champion Newburgh on Thursday. The team had a hard time getting anything going, and had a number of errors in the loss. Bryce Krizan was three of three at the plate and Nathan Fischer and Bryce Wilson were both one of two.
  • Koester finishes third in City Tournament
    The sweltering heat may have added a layer of difficulty to this year’s Evansville Courier & Press Women’s City Tournament, but it didn’t stop Allison Koester from finishing in third place. Mount Vernon’s Kendyl Bourne just missed the top 10. The women’s tournament is a long two-day event. Helfrich hosted round one of the tournament, while day two was played at Evansville Country Club. Both courses are known for their rolling hills.
  • McNamara's bat sparks Bombers
    By Kaleb Grabert Mount Vernon graduate Drake McNamara has been a standout for his team the Dubois County Bombers. The Bombers are part of a college baseball summer league called the Ohio Valley League. In this summer’s league play, Drake is batting .398 and has driven in 38 runs. McNamara leads the league in both of these categories. McNamara is also showing some power by hitting four home runs. Drake has played in 32 games for the Bombers.
  • Mount Vernon BatCats make history
    The Mount Vernon 12U BatCats made history Saturday evening representing the city in the Little League District 13 Championship game again Jasper. The BatCats battled back from a six-run deficit battle for the lead before falling in the bottom of the sixth inning for a final score of 12-11. After first pitches were thrown by a Little League representative and Klayton Hamilton, lineups were announced and
  • Cabela's tourney coming to Mount Vernon
    The popularity of fishing for catfish in the area is about to be taken to the next level in 2016. The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will be making a stop in Mount Vernon for a one-day tournament on May 21, 2016. The next closest tournament is in Metropolis, Ill. Jeremy Coe, Tournament Director for Cabela’s was at the Mount Vernon City Council meeting last week, presenting the opportunity for the city to host an event.
  • Motz, Roy win Laufenfest 5K
    Posey County runners took home the hardware at last week’s Laufenfest 5K in Haubstadt. Hunter Motz of Wadesville was the overall winner with a time of 15 minutes and 27 seconds. Mount Vernon junior Savannah Roy was the female winner with a time of 21 minutes and two seconds. The Laufenfest 5K, in its 20th year, fielded 1,385 runners across all divisions. Roy said that winning the race was a great experience.