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Today's News

  • Lady Cats fall in Sectional opener

    An outstanding season came to a close too early this past Tuesday when the Mount Vernon Softball team was defeated in its Sectional opener to Heritage Hills, 8-5.

    Brooklyn Gibbs kicked the game off on a positive note with a home run.

    Gabi Gilpin, Sadie Hobbs and Megan Ghrist each had three hits and Gilpin added a pair of RBIs.

    Jaycie Tucker added a pair of hits in the loss.

    The Lady Wildcats end their historic season with a record of 18-5.

  • What could go wrong?
  • I wanna be a girl singer in a rock band

    I am so excited! Our new granddaughter-in-law is already what I have always wanted to be: a girl singer in a touring rock band. Well, maybe not the girl thing, but ever since I spent my Sunday School offering of a dollar to buy my first record, a 45 rpm single of Sonny James’ “Young Love”, I have secretly dreamed of headlining a rock and roll show. I could have done it too if I hadn’t been unfairly held back by the inability to know a musical key from a wash tub.

  • Robles heads to Trine University

    Mount Vernon Football standout Anthony Robles is headed to Trine University this fall.

    Robles has played on both sides of the ball, but his passion has been on defense where he will be playing a defensive back for the Trine University Thunder.

    He is a three-time varsity letter winner, has accumulated 53 solo tackles, 24 assisted tackles, four interceptions, nine tackles for loss and has had 12 pass break ups for which he has been recognized by the coaching staff.

  • Enough suggestions, already

    Those few of you who actually read this column on a regular basis will recall my completely justified response to Peg’s destruction of my weekend by sentencing me to help her haul, open and spread 120 fifty-pound bags of brown mulch at JPeg Ranch. You might say, “Well, Peg worked too”. But you see, Peg lives for such opportunities so to her it is not work. On the other hand, as for me, a ball game viewed from the couch is a more appropriate way to spend a Saturday.

  • Lady Wildcats rule Big Eight

    On Thursday, The Mount Vernon Softball team made history, winning the school’s first ever Big Eight Championship in the sport. The team defeated Vincennes 8-6 to get the job done.

    Gabi Gilpin was three of three with two home runs and four RBIs. Sadie Hobbs had a home run and Addie Robinson had two hits. Brooklyn Gibbs got the win and helped her own cause with a home run and three RBIs. She threw 10 strikeouts.

    On Friday, the team came back down to Earth with a four-hit shutout loss to Memorial, 10-0.

  • Softball loses, rebounds strong

    The Mount Vernon Softball team picked up its second loss this past week to Harrisburg, but came back with two big wins over Princeton and Bosse.

    Mount Vernon was defeated by Harrisburg IL, 10-7 on Monday.

    Jaycie Tucker had three hits, Megan Ghrist and Gabi Gilpin each had two hits, Lauren Earhart hit a home run and Gilpin added three RBIs.

    On Tuesday, Mount Vernon defeated Princeton, 11-0.

    Brooklyn Gibbs had a no hitter from the circle, and had three hits with a double, home run and thre RBIs.

  • Mucho mulch

    Ah, spring! The hummingbirds have returned to JPeg Ranch and the falling locust tree blossoms can make me forget for a while how the thorns attack me each time I must deal with a fallen branch. The air is filled with perfume and a symphony of avian love songs.

    Of course, it is not called spring for nothing and the Equinox strikes deeply into Peg’s cortex causing her to spring into a frenzy of projects around the Ranch. Unfortunately for me Peg’s projects become my sentence.

  • Judging judges
  • Lady Cats suffer first loss

    The Mount Vernon Softball team tasted defeat for the first time this season, but added a pair of wins as well to move to 11-1.

    On Thursday, Mount Vernon defeated Tecumseh, 5-1.

    The Lady Wildcats were led in the circle by Brooklyn Gibbs, who pitched the win.

    Sadie Hobbs had a pair of hits, two RBIs and scored twice. Megan Ghrist had a single, double and two RBIs. Lauren Earhart also had two hits.

    On Saturday, Mount Vernon faced a tough double header on the road, with Jasper in the morning and Heritage Hills that afternoon.