http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sports/rss.xml en Lady Wildcats continue undefeated run http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/lady-wildcats-continue-undefeated-run <p> The Lady Wildcat Softball team is on fire this season, picking up two more wins this past week and moving to 8-0.</p> <p> The team defeated Central on Wednesday, 11-0.</p> <p> Lyndsay Keitel allowed only one hit from the circle, and added 2 doubles and a single.</p> <p> Sadie Hobbs had three singles, Megan Ghrist had two hits and three RBIs and Jaycie Tucker was huge, with two doubles, a home run and five RBIs.</p> <p> On Thursday, the team defeated Mount Carmel, 12-0.</p> Softball on fire in week of action http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/softball-fire-week-action <p> The Mount Vernon Softball team was red hot last week, picking up a pair of big wins.</p> <p> The team kicked the week of with a Monday night win at North Posey.</p> <p> Mount Vernon defeated the Lady Vikes, 12-3.</p> <p> Lyndsay Keitel struck out five in the circle for the win.</p> <p> She also had two hits and three RBIs.</p> <p> Gabi Gilpin had three hits, Jaycie Tucker, Megan Ghrist and Brooklyn Gibbs each had two hits.</p> <p> Gibbs had two RBIs and a home run.</p> <p> On Wednesday, Mount Vernon defeated Harrison, 6-4.</p> Dance Cats succeed in competition http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/dance-cats-succeed-competition-0 <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dance.jpg" alt="The Mount Vernon Dance Cats." title="The Mount Vernon Dance Cats." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Mount Vernon Dance Cats recently competed in the IHSDTA REGIONAL at Westfield High School. The Dance Cats were Regional Champs in Div A. Hip Hop and Runners Up in Div A. Jazz.</p> <p> At the IHSDTA STATE FINALS March 9 and 10 at New Castle Fieldhouse in New Castle, Indiana, the Dance Cats placed 3rd in Div A. Hip Hop &amp; 4th with a score difference of .04 from 3rd place in Div A. Jazz. The girls won best costumes at both competitions.</p> Bethel set for Division III National Championship meet http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/bethel-set-division-iii-national-championship-meet <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/austin_bethel_2.jpg" alt="Austin Bethel is preparing for the Division III National Championship Wrestling tournament." title="Austin Bethel is preparing for the Division III National Championship Wrestling tournament." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mount Vernon&rsquo;s Austin Bethel, representing Wabash College, has had an outstanding year in wrestling and is set to compete in the NCAA Division III National Championship meet.</p> <p> The meet will be held March 9-10 at the Cleveland Public Auditorium.</p> <p> Bethel captured the 149-pound title in the Central Regional.</p> <p> Bethel punched his ticked when a medical forfeit in the finals gave him the title. But a strong pin in the semifinal match at 1:59 got him there.</p> Wrestlers fall short at Semi-State http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/wrestlers-fall-short-semi-state <p> Nate Morgan and Luke McGennis competed at the Semi-State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at the Ford Center in Evansville, with both falling short of the ultimate goal, a trip to State.</p> <p> In the 126-pound class, Nate Morgan faced off with Seth Rohrbach of West Vigo.</p> <p> Rohrbach defeated Morgan in the opening round by 7-2 decision.</p> <p> Morgan finished the year with a 27-11 record.</p> <p> In the 170-pound class, Luke McGennis wrestled Brigham Kleinhenz of Columbus North.</p> <p> Kleinhenz defeated McGennis by 15-3 major decision.</p> Wildcats drop two more to stay winless http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/wildcats-drop-two-more-stay-winless <p> The Mount Vernon Wildcats continued their run of bad luck this week, falling at home to North Posey on Friday and on the road at Jasper Saturday to move to 0-11.</p> <p> Mount Vernon was defeated by North Posey, 69-55.</p> <p> Nathan Fischer and Sam Thomas each scored 12 points in defeat, and Ben Varner added 11.</p> <p> Jasper defeated the Wildcats on the road Saturday, 74-33.</p> Dance Cats succeed in competition http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/dance-cats-succeed-competition <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12dancecats.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> The Mount Vernon Dance Cats have been working on new routines along with their winter material since October, with the hard work paying off.</p> <p> The girls recently placed first in Division A Hip Hop and Division A Jazz at Crawfordsville.</p> <p> The girls also received the Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, voted on by all teams.</p> Muensterman signs with University of Evansville http://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/muensterman-signs-university-evansville <img src="http://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pearl_parents.jpg" alt="Pearl Muensterman celebrates her signing with the University of Evansville with her parents." title="Pearl Muensterman celebrates her signing with the University of Evansville with her parents." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Pearl Muensterman, with a quick signature made it official last week, she will be swimming for the University of Evansville.</p> <p> Pearl began swimming at the YMCA in Evansville in the summer of 2009 when she was nine years old and advanced to the regional meet that summer. After the regional meet, Pearl joined MTV swim. As a MTV swimmer, she continued to improve and excel placing in the top eight at the state meet seven times.</p>