Community Sports

  • 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.
  • Legion team has tough week on diamond
    The Owen Dunn Post 5 baseball team has had its struggles this summer, not so much in games, but in just getting on the field. With three games scheduled over the past week, the team was only able to see the field one time. The team had a game scheduled with Pate last Tuesday, which was postponed due to Pate being unable to field a full team, and a rainout wiped Rockport off the schedule on Thursday. Last Sunday, the team was at Reitz to face Funkhouser, falling 15-7.
  • Post 5 picks up win over Pate in rain soaked week
    The Owen Dunn Post 5 baseball team was playing well last week, when the were able to see the field. Post 5 defeated Evansville Pate on Tuesday, 12-9, but games scheduled with Newburgh on Thursday and Hoosier Express on Saturday were called off due to weather. Mount Vernon was able to overcome four errors to defeat Pate. Walker Paris started the game on the mound, and lasted five innings. Paris gave up four earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks.
  • Mount Vernon Legion kicks off summer baseball season
    The Mount Vernon Legion Baseball team kicked off its season last week, starting off with a 10-9 loss to Rockport, but rebounding with a 10-9 win over Funkhouser. In the loss to Rockport, Walker Paris pitched the first four innings and gave up four earned runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Mitchell Veeck came in for relief and went two and two third innings, allowing three earned runs on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts.