Community Sports

  • Bethel set for Division III National Championship meet
    Mount Vernon’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. The meet will be held March 9-10 at the Cleveland Public Auditorium. Bethel captured the 149-pound title in the Central Regional. 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.
  • Koch brings home power lifting prize
    Mount Vernon student Jackson Koch breaks through defensive lines as a fullback for the football team. Power and bulk are key attributes for his position, so a love of power lifting works well for him. Koch competed at the Battle on the Bay event in Corpus Christi, TX earlier this month and finished first in his class and was also named best teen lifter. There were around eight lifters in his class, and 65 in the entire event.
  • American Legion opens season with a loss
  • Owner of Posey Lanes reflect on the family business
    By Rachel Christian Dick Wilson loved kids and it was obvious that the feelings were mutual. “They gravitated to him,” says Dile Wilson, his son. “He always made you feel special as a kid, like you really mattered.” It’s no wonder then that after Dick purchased Posey Lanes in 1969, coaching the youth leagues remained his favorite part of the job. He never missed a Saturday youth game, Dile says. Growing up at the lanes
  • Construction underway for Posey Saddle Club
    The Posey County Saddle Club will be replacing their announcers/entry booth in the upcoming weeks. Bids were received from three contractors, but the final bid was awarded to TMI Contractors of Mount Vernon. TMI will construct the new building and provide all labor for free. TMI, as well as Bullard Electric and Knight Lumber, are donating labor, electrical supplies and trusses. The total cost is approximately $10,000 and the Royalty Pageant Committee has given additional financial support.
  • Cabela's to host Bicentennial event
    Cabela’s will host King Kat Tournament Trail fishing event as part of Mount Vernon’s Bicentennial festivities on May 21. King Kat Tournament Director Jeremy Coe spent time in town last week scouting out the area around local banks of the Ohio River and meeting with local officials to put the finishing touches on the event. He said the trail hopes to make the Mount Vernon tournament an annual stop. The local tournament is a qualifying event, leading up to two championship events. The local event features a guaranteed $5,000 payback.
  • Pony Express to display horsepower
    By Rachel Christian There’s something special about a Ford Mustang. They’ve captivated car enthusiasts since they first hit the market over 50 years ago. Those who love them can’t get enough of them. Its iconic look and popularity have made it a part of American culture.
  • Scouting key to successful turkey hunt
    By Phil Junker Some turkey hunters get lucky on opening morning. They forget and slam the truck door, as a result a turkey gobbles nearby, and within minutes they have bagged a tom. The above scenario isn’t the norm. It is very, very rare, but I’ve been present when it happened. However, the best way to increase the odds of a successful hunt takes some time and work prior to opening morning. The spring turkey season dates for Indiana are April 23-24 for the youth only hunt and regular season is April 27 through May 16.
  • Local Special Olympians recognized
    Posey County Special Olympics honored nearly 90 athletes Thursday evening at the annual banquet at Mount Vernon High School. Program coordinator Jackie Maier, who was named Special Olympics Coach of the Year, thanked Hawg N’ Sauce for preparing the meal. She also thanked West Elementary Student Council for helping with the banquet. She expressed her gratitude to Goody’s for providing 30 new pairs of shoes at a low rate.
  • Local athletes play soccer tournament in Kansas City
    By Kelsey Wheatcroft-Schapker Three Mount Vernon seventh grade boys are at the top of their game when it comes to soccer, and they recently took a trip that they will never forget. Gabe Owens, son of Shelly and Greg, Xavier Angel, son of Margaret and Bryan, and Braden Dike, son of Denise and John, recently traveled to Kansas City, MO to compete in a tournament for their year-round soccer club, Sporting Southern Indiana.