School Sports

  • 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.

  • Wildcats reaching for new heights this fall

    By Luke Allison

    The wildcat is a force to reckon with. A stealthy and deliberate creature, they are known to pounce and pummel their prey.

     The 2018 Mt. Vernon football team will be “a fun team to watch,” said second year head coach Cory Brunson. The former All State Quarterback and Harrison head coach, believes that his returning Mt. Vernon players are more comfortable with his system of coaching.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.