School Sports

  • Inkenbrandt runs for three TD’s and 200 yards in Viking win

     A dominant performance by Lance Inkenbrandt almost didn’t happen last Friday night. 

  • Turnovers doom Wildcats in opener

    Mount Vernon dominated the first half against an undersized Heritage Hills team, but  lost 21-7 as the offense committed key turnovers at inopportune times to bookend the first half and the defense gave up big plays that cost the Wildcats what could have been a comfortable victory. 

  • Golf team looks to improve

    “I am looking forward to this season,” says coach David Bell. “We’re getting better. We keep our composure. No one is getting upset when they make one bad shot. That’s just being a year older.”

  • New AD stresses communication

    Mount Vernon’s new Athletic Director Leigh Latshaw brought innovation to the local sports scene when she staged an “Athlete Media Day” to kick off the fall sports season.

  • Crowder, Lady Vikes golf to second at PAC

    Oakland City was the site of the Pocket Athletic Conference girls golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 14, where the North Posey Lady Vikings golf team finished second.
    The PAC is made up of North Posey, Forest Park, Gibson Southern, Heritage Hills, Pike Central, Southridge, South Spencer, and Tell City. Of the eight teams, Gibson Southern took first at the golf tournament, shooting a team 364 thanks to three girls in the individual top five.

  • Boys soccer tryouts

    Mount Vernon High School Boys Soccer tryouts are coming up next week. Athletic physicals must be completed to participate. Dates are as follows:
    • July 30, 6-8 p.m.
    • July 31-Aug. 3, 8-9:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m.
    • Aug. 4, 8-10 a.m. with parent meeting to follow
    • Aug. 6-9, 8-9:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m.
    • Aug. 10, 6-8 p.m.
    • Aug. 11, Big Eight Jamboree, 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Picture Day is Aug. 7 at 4:50 p.m. Players should arrive at 4:30 p.m.

  • Sethlyn Morgan receives business leadership award

    University of Evansville Senior, Sethlyn Morgan, has been named the recipient of The Schroeder Family School of Business Leadership Award. This award was established by the alumni of  the class of 1927 as a way to honor academic and leadership accomplishments while a student of the university.
    Morgan, a 2008 graduate of MVHS, will graduate Summa Cum Laude May 5 with a degree in Business Management. She is the daughter of George and Debbie Morgan of Mount Vernon.

  • Softball gets underway in Posey County

    Mount Vernon’s softball team met both of its cross-county rivals this past week and went 1-1 in the county.
    The most recent of the two meetings was a matchup against the North Posey Vikings. The Wildcats traveled to Poseyville and came home with a loss, falling 8-1 to the Vikings.
    The game was close at 2-1 in favor of the home team until the fifth inning, when North Posey took advantage of some opportunities to widen the gap.
    It was during that inning that North Posey put six more runs on the board, taking an 8-1 lead.

  • Swim team competes at state championship

    The Mount Vernon Swim Team recently competed at the Indiana Swimming Age Group State Championships. Twenty-three athletes competed at the IUPUI Natatorium.   
    The team finished 17th overall, with the girls finishing 5th.
    Performances included breaking two state records. Records were broken by Clara Baggett, Drew Glover, Claudia Crawford and Samantha Gowdy as members of the 200 Freestyle Relay, and by Clara Baggett in the 100 Freestyle.
    Jacob Bailey swam lifetime bests in four of six individual events, while the relay  

  • Area seniors receive honorable mention

    Two Posey County basketball players were named to this year’s Indiana Basketball Coach’s Association’s Academic All-State Team as honorable mention.
    Jourdan Cox, a senior from North Posey, earned the honor, as well as Amy Seifert, a senior from Mount Vernon.
    Criteria for the team are a 3.5 GPA or higher, a class rank in the upper 25 percent of the class, and an SAT score of 1,500 or higher or an ACT score of 23 or higher.