School Sports

  • Girls basketball kicks off with win over Reitz

    The transition to winter sports has already begun for the Mount Vernon Lady Wildcats.

  • Wildcat season ends where it began. future is bright

    There was no doubt that the challenge would be tough for the Wildcats, facing the team that defeated them in week one, Heritage Hills.

    The Patriots defeated Mount Vernon 45-7 in the high school opener in August, but Mount Vernon has come a long way since then.

    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.

    Heritage Hills would go on and win 47-0, ending Mount Vernon’s season.

    For the Cats, it was a season of growth.

  • Wildcats dismantle Tigers, but lose receiver in process

    The Mount Vernon Wildcats have been building a solid program all season, with new stars stepping up each week.

    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.

    Austin suffered an injury in the game, a broken forearm, which he had surgery on to repair.

    Mount Vernon defeated Princeton 48-28, and Austin was a big part of the success.

    The Wildcats kicked the game off with a 17-1 first quarter.

  • Volleyball wins thriller over Gibson Southern

    Last Tuesday, the Mount Vernon Volleyball team was facing Gibson Southern and had its back to the wall.

    Down 2-0, the girls came back to pick up three straight sets and get the dramatic 3-2 win.

    Brooke Jackson led offense with 29 kills and led the defense with 25 digs. Addie Robinson added 48 assists to the offense.

    On Saturday, the team hosted Washington and picked up a 3-0 win.

    Both Jackson and Libby Steinhart had 14 kills. Robinson added 35 assists. Clara Hawley had 14 digs.

  • Wildcats battle to the end against undefeated Boonville

    The players, coaches and fans of the Mount Vernon Wildcats knew the task would be tall, but all were ready for the fight on Friday against the undefeated Boonville Pioneers on Friday.

    Mount Vernon battled, but fell short, losing 46-38.

    The Wildcats did land on the scoreboard first, on a nine-yard touchdown run by Landon Guthrie, the only score in the first quarter.

    Boonville tied the game on their own touchdown run in the second quarter, but the leg of Xavier Angel recaptured the lead for the Cats on a 27-yard field goal.

  • Snodgrass sets record as Wildcats take down Hatchets

    Rhett Snodgrass set a Mount Vernon record on Friday, connecting on six touchdown passes and running one in as well.

    Senior standout Sam Thomas was on the receiving end of five of those as the Mount Vernon Wildcats defeated the Washington Hatchets 60-28 on Friday.

    The Wildcats kicked the game off with a 21-0 first quarter lead, with Snodgrass connecting with touchdown passes of 40, 45 and 11 yards out.

    Washington picked up the first score of the second quarter on an 11-yard run.

  • Wildcats wonderful comeback falls short in Vincennes

    Going into Mount Vernon’s game with the Vincennes Lincoln Alices on Friday, the Wildcats were a heavy underdog.

    While wins over North Posey and Mount Carmel were great, those teams were going through a transition period like the Wildcats.

    Beating Vincennes would be a true statement over a solid, Big Eight foe.

    As the game began, those predictions seemed to be true, with Lincoln taking a 22-0 lead into halftime.

    But the Cats charged back in the second half, out scoring Vincennes 26-8.

  • Wildcat wildcards flush Golden Aces

    In the first two weeks of the Mount Vernon Football season, Sam Thomas has set the pace and been a majority of the team’s success. But after an 8 touchdown performance, the Mount Carmel Golden Aces would no doubt be ready to key on Thomas and stop his attack.

    A message to the Golden Aces: Meet the Wildcat Wildcards.

    Thomas still played a great game, but it was an entire team effort that delivered a royal flush to the Aces in a 41-12 rout in Mount Vernon Friday.

  • Thomas breaks records as Wildcats sink Vikings

    Scoring three touchdowns in a game is great. Scoring four is outstanding, and five is unbelieveable.

    But what word or phrase explains what scoring eight touchdowns means?

    Out of this world.

    Mount Vernon’s Sam Thomas may have been dressed for space travel because he was blasting past the North Posey defense all night in Mount Vernon’s 64-49 win on Friday.

    Thomas rushed for 287 yards on 25 carries and caught four balls for 129 yards in the win.

    He also returned a 97 yard return for a score.

  • Patriots nullify Wildcat attack in Lincoln City

    Friday night lights are once again shining bright, but the opening game for Mount Vernon was lights out a bit too early at Heritage Hills on Friday.

    The Cats traveled to Lincoln City on Friday for an opening week matchup with the Patriots and struggled from the start, losing 45-7.

    The Wildcat defense had no answers for the Patriot attack, never holding them in a punting situation.

    Mount Vernon’s offense was also out of sync, but managed to put up 239 yards in the books.