School Sports

  • Newcomb ready to build relationships with team

    By Haley Jolley

    On Friday, May 3, 2019, Joe Newcomb became the new coach for the Mount Vernon High School Boys Basketball team. Newcomb graduated from Eastern High School in Pekin, Indiana. There he was a three-year starter, two-time captain and the career leader in field goal percentage. Newcomb played for Cornell College in Iowa. He comes to coach in Mount Vernon from Bettendorf High School in Iowa where he coached for seven years.

  • Lady Wildcats fall just short of Sectional title

    For the Mount Vernon Softball team, the home hosted Sectional couldn’t have started better, but the girls ran out of steam in the end, losing in the championship to Heritage Hills.

    Round 1 - Bosse

    The girls opened the Sectional with a meeting against Bosse.

    The team picked up a 10-0 win. Brooklyn Gibbs picked up the win, pitching five innings and allowing one hit and recording 12 strikeouts. Jaycie Tucker picthed two innings and had two strikeouts.

  • Girls Tennis stays red hot

    The Mount Vernon Girls Tennis Team recently picked up big wins in the Wood Memorial Invite, and a Big Eight matchup against Boonville.

    Wood Memorial Invite

  • Lady Wildcats shutout two

    The Mount Vernon Softball team picked up two big shutout wins last week.


    The Lady Wildcats secured a big win over North on Tuesday. Brooklyn Gibbs was the winning pitcher, throwing a one-hitter with nine strikeouts. On the offensive side, Jaycie Tucker was 3-4 with a double and 4 RBI’s. Paige Robinson was 2-3 with a double. Megan Ghrist also had two RBI’s. Several Wildcats had singles in the outing.


  • Mt. Carmel leaving Big Eight Conference in 2020

    In a vote of conference schools, Mt. Carmel High School will remain a member of the Big 8 Athletic Conference only through May of the 2020 school year. With recent changes in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) football state tournament series, the Golden Aces will not be able to field a full Big 8 Conference football schedule, and, fulfill the requirements of the IHSA beginning with the Fall season of 2021.

  • Wildcat season ends against Gibson Southern
  • Wildcats fall at Bosse to end regular season

    The Mount Vernon Wildcats traveled to Evansville to take on the Bosse Bulldogs. Mount Vernon came out and kept pace with the Bulldogs 21 to 16 in the first quarter. The second saw the Wildcats struggle with shooting due to defensive pressure by Bosse. The team only scored two points in the second quarter. In the third, Mount Vernon picked up scoring with 13 points and closed out the regular season with a 71 to 43 loss to Bosse.

  • Newman advances to State wrestling meet

    The Mount Vernon Wrestling team was well represented at the IHSAA Semi-State wrestling meet at the Ford Center on Saturday by Chris Newman, Luke McGennis and Dalton Schmidt.

    Newman was the last Cat standing at the end of the day, advancing to the State Meet at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis this weekend.

    Luke McGennis represented the 195 pound class and fell by 6-0 decision in the opening round to Nick Wilhelm, a 33-2 senior from Greenwood. McGennis, a senior, has his career come to a close with a 33-6 season.

  • Wildcats drop a pair of tight road games

    After wrapping up the Carmi Tournament last week without a win, the Mount Vernon Boys Basketball team came back to Indiana action this week, but saw the same results.

  • Wildcats fall in tough loss to Carmi-White County

    Mount Vernon lost their second game in a row on Wednesday to Carmi in the Carmi Invitational Tournament, 60-55. The team lost to Fairfield on Monday, 76-35.