School Sports

  • Baseball seasons gearing up

    The baseball seasons for Mount Vernon and North Posey have both kicked off, with both team looking to have a positive outcome in the end.
    Mount Vernon recently traveled to Terre Haute to participate in the Terre Haute South Braves Baseball Bash. The Wildcats finished third, with a 1-2 record.
    Mount Vernon fell in their first game to Munster, 16-6.
    On day two, the Wildcats defeated New Haven in a tight 7-6 win, but fell in the final game to the host Braves, 6-4. Terre Haute South won the tournament. North Posey has started the season at 1-1.

  • Wildcats make North earn win

    By: Corey Woolsey
     HYPERLINK "mailto:sports@mvdemocrat.com" sports@mvdemocrat.com

    The Mount Vernon Wildcat boys basketball team had a rare opportunity last Wednesday. The team had a chance to upset a team opening a new venue.
    The North Huskies opened their new gym with the Wildcats and Mount Vernon gave them a tough fight, at least for the first two and a half quarters, falling 87-66.

  • Viking honored for play

    Nick Neidig was honored earlier this season for his play in the meeting with Heritage Hills. Neidig was given the US Marine Corps/Local 7 Player of the Game award. Pictured are Coach Gengelbach, Jenifer Neidig, Nick Neidig, and US Marine Sgt. Jones.

  • Dodge Ball winners crowned

    The Mount Vernon Wrestling Program sponsored a Dodgeball tournament recently. There were two divisions, Junior High and Third, Fourth, Fifth. The coaches and wrestling parents decided that the proceeds that normally go to fund wrestling programs in Mount Vernon would instead be given to the Pate Family to help with expenses after their recent fire. Collin Pate is a wrestler at the Junior High as well as for PAWS Elite.

  • Mount Vernon Youth Volleyball Teams

    Mount Vernon’s championship Gray Team. Below is the group involved in Mount Vernon’s youth fall volleyball.

  • Fall league wraps up

    Five teams and 47 girls played in this year’s Fall Volleyball League in Mount Vernon.
    Two teams were made up of fifth graders, two were sixth-grade teams and one team consisted of fifth and sixth-graders. Schools involved were West, Marrs, Farmersville, St. Matthew and Mount Vernon Junior High School.
    Mount Vernon’s fall teams participated in the North Posey League. Three North Posey teams and one New Harmony team were part of the league. The teams played on Saturday mornings. The final Saturday was a tournament.

  • Lady Wildcats win sectional

    Volleyball sectionals started this past week in Southern Indiana and North Posey and New Harmony had to take a road trip for their games. Mount Vernon was home, hosting their sectional.
    North Posey faced the number four team in Class 2A,Tell City Marksmen in the Forest Park sectional. Tell City handed the Vikings a 3-0 defeat. The scores in the match were 25-19, 25-13, 30-28. North Posey fought hard to stay alive in the third set but fell short, ending their season.

  • North Posey can't stop Mater Dei

    With a 8-1 record on the season, the North Posey Vikings and their fan base were excited for what might be in the postseason heading into the sectional draw. But when the team drew Mater Dei, everyone knew it would take a huge effort to get a win even at home. When the showdown took place, it didn’t take long to see that the Viking’s season was in jeopardy. Mater Dei capped off a long opening kick return with a touchdown in the first six minutes and did not let up.

  • Wildcats end season

    The Mount Vernon Wildcats finished their season Friday night with a sectional loss to the Washington Hatchets 35-0.
    On the chilliest night of football so far this year, the Hatchets came out of the gate scoring, and the Wildcats couldn’t get their offense started.
    With less than a minute gone in the game, Washington got on the board with a 60-yard run for a touchdown. Once more, before the end of the first quarter, the Hatchets scored again, this time on a run that was half the length of the previous TD dash at 30 yards.

  • PAWS signups approach

     Mount Vernon PAWS Elite will be holding sign-ups on Monday, Oct. 3, 5:30-7 p.m. The sign-up location will be in the wrestling room at the Mount Vernon Junior High School.  There will not be a practice that day.
    Practice schedules will be handed out at that time. This registration is open to kindergarten and up. This sign-up is for the boys and girls who wrestle for the Southern Indiana Elementary Wrestling Conference or who would like to learn more advanced techniques.