http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sports/rss.xml en Keller joins squad headed to Wabash http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/keller-joins-squad-headed-wabash <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/keller.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Wabash College is building strong ties to the halls of Mount Vernon High School. Senior wrestler Micah Keller chose to join two of his teammates in signing his NCAA National Letter of Intent to continue his career at Wabash.</p> <p> <br /> He chose Wabash for the size and feel of the campus as well as the lifestyle. &ldquo;I liked the lifestyle and the vibe on campus. I like everything about the campus. I liked the brotherhood of the team and the two guys I have going with me,&rdquo; he said.</p> Gerard to dive at UE http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/gerard-dive-ue <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gerard-bw.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Wildcat Diver Natalie Gerard will be making waves for the University of Evansville, hopefully small ones. The Mount Vernon High School senior recently signed her NCAA National Letter of Intent to continue her athletic and academic career as an Ace.</p> <p> <br /> She chose UE because she wanted to go to a small school with a close-knit program. She said she knew they have diving there, so she reached out to the coach by sending an email, asking if the team would be interested in her as a diver. And he was. So, she scheduled a visit.</p> Bethel takes wrestling talents to Wabash http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/bethel-takes-wrestling-talents-wabash <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bethel.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Austin Bethel is a leader on the mat and off. He plans to continue that trend beyond high school. Bethel will lead a Mount Vernon triumvirate of Wildcats to the next level. He recently signed his NCAA National Letter of Intent to further his wrestling career at Wabash College.</p> Rice competes in regional golf shootout http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/rice-competes-regional-golf-shootout <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kaelen_rice-bw.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <br /> Kaelen Rice leads the Mount Vernon Girls Golf team. She&rsquo;s one of the fiercest competitors in the region. So, it came as no surprise she was invited to participate in a pro-am type event known as the Tri-State Varsity Shootout.</p> <p> <br /> Rice was the first-ever and lone Wildcat on the course where she played among the regions top boys and girls golfers. Each high school competitor was paired with a professional golfer. Rice was partnered with Web.com pro Conrad Shindler.</p> Girls’ tennis defeats Bosse http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/girls%E2%80%99-tennis-defeats-bosse <p> The Mount Vernon Girls Tennis team picked up a much needed win over Bosse on Thursday, 3-2.</p> <p> <br /> It was a positive note to end a challenging week for the team, which suffered losses to Princeton and North Posey. Their match against Evansville Day School was postponed due to rain.</p> <p> <strong><br /> Bosse<br /> </strong></p> <p> <br /> Emily Duckworth defeated Taylor Ayers in number one singles, 6-2, 6-4, and Bryley Harms dominated Chloe Perry in number two singles, 6-0, 6-2.</p> Ripple signs with Wabash http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/ripple-signs-wabash <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ripple.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <br /> Wade Ripple has a smile that lights up a room and a love for wrestling that runs deep. So, it comes as no surprise that he plans to continue his career as a student-athlete. Ripple recently signed his NCAA National Letter of Intent to do just that with Wabash College.</p> <p> <br /> In high school, he wrestled as a Heavyweight, and that will continue at Wabash. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ll wrestle Heavyweight at Wabash. The next weight class down is 197. I weigh 280, so I don&rsquo;t want to lose all that,&rdquo; he laughed.</p> Lady Harriers win Pike Central Invite http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/lady-harriers-win-pike-central-invite <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cydney_cole.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /><p> <br /> The Mount Vernon Girls&rsquo; Track team posted two big wins last week, defeating county rival North Posey on the road and winning the Pike Central Invite.</p> <p> <strong><br /> North Posey<br /> </strong></p> <p> <br /> Mount Vernon stunned North Posey with a score of 94-28 last Monday night in Poseyville. It was a team effort.<br /> Brooke Green won the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints.</p> <p> <br /> Cydney Cole outran the field to win the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.</p> <p> <br /> Summer Sanders won the 800-meter run.</p> Storms stifle Cats weekend plans for win http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/storms-stifle-cats-weekend-plans-win <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> <font face="Cambria" size="3"><span _fck_bookmark="1" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span _fck_bookmark="1" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><br /> </font></p>