https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sports/rss.xml en Lady Cats beat Carmi, fall to Washington https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/lady-cats-beat-carmi-fall-washington-0 <img src="https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brooke_jackson.jpg" alt="Brooke Jackson sets and takes a shot in Mount Vernon’s win last Monday at Carmi." title="Brooke Jackson sets and takes a shot in Mount Vernon’s win last Monday at Carmi." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Last week the Mount Vernon Girls Basketball team felt the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat as well.</p> <p> The Lady Wildcats defeated Carmi 45-32 on Monday. Paige Robinson scored 12 points along with four assists, Libby Steinhart had a solid defensive game while adding 14 points, Brooke Jackson had another strong rebounding game with 12 and 10 points including four steals. Bailee Hunsinger added five points, while Grace Thompson rounded out the scoring with four.</p> Wildcats 1-2 in wild week of action https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/wildcats-1-2-wild-week-action <img src="https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/walls.jpg" alt="Mount Vernon’s Tyler Walls puts up a three point shot in the Wildcats heartbreaking Homecoming loss to Boonville on Friday." title="Mount Vernon’s Tyler Walls puts up a three point shot in the Wildcats heartbreaking Homecoming loss to Boonville on Friday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Mount Vernon Boys basketball team picked up a win this week and unfortunately suffered a pair of losses.</p> <p> Last Tuesday, the Cats fell to Mater Dei, 82-60.</p> <p> Four players scored in double figures but it wasn&rsquo;t enough to overcome Mater Dei. Ben Varner, Braden Henning and Tyler Walls all had 10 points and Sam Thomas chipped in 23 in the 82 to 60 loss. In the first half, the Wildcats kept it close, but in the second half break out baskets against Mount Vernon&rsquo;s pressure defense and turnovers against Mater Dei&rsquo;s defense was the difference.</p> MV Girls win again against South Spencer https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/mv-girls-win-again-against-south-spencer <p> The Mount Vernon Lady Wildcats battled a tough Rebel team from South Spencer to remain undefeated by the score of 46-30.</p> <p> The Lady Cats continued there tough defense and will to win by holding off South Spencer in a game before Thanksgiving Break. Brooke Jackson was a Warrior for the Lady Cats by matching the physical play of the Lady Rebel interior players.</p> <p> Brooke scored 12 points, hauled in 20 rebounds, and added four blocks. Libby Steinhart led with 15 points, but also had nine steals and led the defensive charge for the Lady Wildcats.</p> MV Girls Basketball perfect so far https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/mv-girls-basketball-perfect-so-far <p> The season has started well for the Mount Vernon Lady Wildcats Basketball team.</p> <p> The Lady Wildcats defeated Bosse 49-39 on Saturday. Leading the Cats in scoring was Libby Steinhart with 15 points and 8 steals. Brooke Jackson had 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 assists, while Paige Robinson added 12 points. . The Lady Cats will return to action this Friday vs. North Posey. Mount Vernon is 3-0. They defeated Central last Tuesday, 27-20.</p> Girls basketball kicks off with win over Reitz https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/girls-basketball-kicks-win-over-reitz <p> The transition to winter sports has already begun for the Mount Vernon Lady Wildcats.</p> Wildcat season ends where it began. future is bright https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/wildcat-season-ends-where-it-began-future-bright <img src="https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/thomasdone.jpg" alt="The Wildcats will miss Sam Thomas after his record setting season." title="The Wildcats will miss Sam Thomas after his record setting season." align="left" hspace="6" width="103" height="85" /><p> There was no doubt that the challenge would be tough for the Wildcats, facing the team that defeated them in week one, Heritage Hills.</p> <p> The Patriots defeated Mount Vernon 45-7 in the high school opener in August, but Mount Vernon has come a long way since then.</p> <p> Of course, Heritage Hills has faced and passed all the tests they have encountered this season, coming into the Mount Vernon game with a 9-0 record.</p> <p> Heritage Hills would go on and win 47-0, ending Mount Vernon&rsquo;s season.</p> <p> For the Cats, it was a season of growth.</p> Wildcats dismantle Tigers, but lose receiver in process https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/wildcats-dismantle-tigers-lose-receiver-process <img src="https://www.mvdemocrat.com/sites/www.mvdemocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/samt.jpg" alt="Sam Thomas" title="Sam Thomas" align="left" hspace="6" width="76" height="85" /><p> The Mount Vernon Wildcats have been building a solid program all season, with new stars stepping up each week.</p> <p> Breckan Austin is one of those stars, but after the game at Princeton on Friday, the Cats will have to find another player to fill his huge shoes.</p> <p> Austin suffered an injury in the game, a broken forearm, which he had surgery on to repair.</p> <p> Mount Vernon defeated Princeton 48-28, and Austin was a big part of the success.</p> <p> The Wildcats kicked the game off with a 17-1 first quarter.</p> Volleyball wins thriller over Gibson Southern https://www.mvdemocrat.com/content/volleyball-wins-thriller-over-gibson-southern <p> Last Tuesday, the Mount Vernon Volleyball team was facing Gibson Southern and had its back to the wall.</p> <p> Down 2-0, the girls came back to pick up three straight sets and get the dramatic 3-2 win.</p> <p> Brooke Jackson led offense with 29 kills and led the defense with 25 digs. Addie Robinson added 48 assists to the offense.</p> <p> On Saturday, the team hosted Washington and picked up a 3-0 win.</p> <p> Both Jackson and Libby Steinhart had 14 kills. Robinson added 35 assists. Clara Hawley had 14 digs.</p>