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School Sports

  • Wildcats lose regular season finale at Jasper

    The Mount Vernon Football team traveled to Jasper on Friday to wrap up the regular season.

    The team was defeated, 54-21.

    Leaders for Mount Vernon were Rhett Snodgrass going 16 of 24 for 155 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception.

    Preston Tolbert led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 48 yards.

    Sam Thomas led the receivers with six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.

    Breckan Austin had six receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns.

    Thomas led the defense with five tackles as well.

  • XC runners qualify for Regional

    Seeded 7th/8th heading into last Saturday’s Cross Country Sectional at Angel Mounds, the Mt. Vernon boys cross country team finally closed the first to fifth gap to 62 seconds to finish 6th. They were edged by Evansville Central by 12 points just missing out of the top 5 team finish which advances an entire team to the Regional tournament. Overall, due to the windy conditions, times were slow, but the “pack mentality” was nearly enough to qualify as a team.

  • Wildcats get huge road win after long drive to Scottsburg

    The Mount Vernon Football team, after what seemed like a long stretch of uninspiring play, finally put the gameplan together with a win, Friday at Scottsburg, 27-24.

    The Wildcats were nearly even in total yards with Scottsburg, leading 319-318.

    Rhett Snodgrass was 11 of 19 for 249 yards and four touchdowns.

    Tolbert led the rushing game with 11 carries and 33 yards.

    Breckan Austin led the receivers with four catches and 121 yards.

    Sam Thoms had six catches for 116 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Girls’ swim team takes second in MV Invite

    In an event that features competition only seen at the State Swim meet, the Lady Wet Cats proved they are a force not to be taken lightly. The Mount Vernon Girls’ Swim Team captured second place last weekend in the annual Mount Vernon Invite that entertained competitors from swim powerhouses like Jeffersonville, Memorial, Reitz, North, Heritage Hills, Mater Dei and Central.

  • Mount Vernon falls in Sectional to Memorial

    The Mount Vernon Baseball team wound up on the wrong side of an 8-0 score last Monday at Braun Stadium, tasting defeat at the hands of Evansville Memorial.

    Evansville Memorial was sparked by Ashley and Niehaus, who teamed up for four hits and four RBIs.

    Bryan Hensley was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just four and 2/3 innings, walked three, struck out six, and allowed five runs.

    Evansville Memorial never trailed after scoring two runs in the third on a two-run double by Niehaus.

  • Wildcat runners compete at State

    A handful of Wildcat runners competed at Indiana University over the weekend at the IHSAA State Track Meet.

    On Friday, the girls meet was held and the Mount Vernon 400-meter relay team competed.

    The team comprised of Courtney Bourne, Savannah Bush, Cydney Cole and Brooke Green finished in 25th place with a time of 50.73.

    Austin Peerman competed in two events in the boys meet on Saturday. Peerman finished 19th in the preliminaries of the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.21, missing the finals.

  • Softball team holds season-end banquet

    The Mount Vernon Softball team held its year-end banquet last week, celebrating the team’s 18-7 season.

    Receiving their first letter this year are Skylar Coburn, Brooklyn Gibbs and Jaycie Tucker. Coburn, Gibbs, Gabi Gilpin and Kaytlyn Shell received freshman numerals.

    Gibbs, Haley Goad and Ellen Denning were named to the All-Big Eight team.

    Denning was the team’s best offensive player and named to the All-State Second Team, the North/South All-Star team and was an Academic All-State.

  • Former Wildcats compete in College World Series

    A pair of former Mount Vernon baseball standouts had the opportunity to compete in the Division II NCAA Baseball World Series for the University of Southern Indiana.

    Drake McNamara and Logan Brown saw action in the Eagles three games.

    In the Eagles opening 2-1 loss to Cal Poly Pomona, Brown registered a hit while McNamara was unable to reach base.

    McNamara was the key player in the team’s second game however.

  • Wildcats, Vikings compete in golf Sectional

    Area golfers had to dodge rain showers and puddles at Oak Meadow Country Club for the IHSAA Golf Sectional.

    Mount Vernon finished sixth as a team and North Posey was eighth.

    Collin Jackson was the only Posey County golfer to advance to the Regional, with a score of 77.

    Other individual scores for Mount Vernon were Damon Collins with a 90, Joe Allbright with a 90, Kyle Krieger with a 93 and Nathan Reeves with a 112.

  • North Posey will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium

    The North Posey High School football team will be traveling to Indianapolis shortly after the new school year starts. The team will play a game at Lucas Oil Stadium against Southridge High School of Huntingburg on Sat., Sept 10, at 6 p.m. More information will be released in the coming months.