School Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Wildcats continue undefeated run

    The Lady Wildcat Softball team is on fire this season, picking up two more wins this past week and moving to 8-0.

    The team defeated Central on Wednesday, 11-0.

    Lyndsay Keitel allowed only one hit from the circle, and added 2 doubles and a single.

    Sadie Hobbs had three singles, Megan Ghrist had two hits and three RBIs and Jaycie Tucker was huge, with two doubles, a home run and five RBIs.

    On Thursday, the team defeated Mount Carmel, 12-0.

  • Softball on fire in week of action

    The Mount Vernon Softball team was red hot last week, picking up a pair of big wins.

    The team kicked the week of with a Monday night win at North Posey.

    Mount Vernon defeated the Lady Vikes, 12-3.

    Lyndsay Keitel struck out five in the circle for the win.

    She also had two hits and three RBIs.

    Gabi Gilpin had three hits, Jaycie Tucker, Megan Ghrist and Brooklyn Gibbs each had two hits.

    Gibbs had two RBIs and a home run.

    On Wednesday, Mount Vernon defeated Harrison, 6-4.

  • Dance Cats succeed in competition

    The Mount Vernon Dance Cats recently competed in the IHSDTA REGIONAL at Westfield High School. The Dance Cats were Regional Champs in Div A. Hip Hop and Runners Up in Div A. Jazz.

    At the IHSDTA STATE FINALS March 9 and 10 at New Castle Fieldhouse in New Castle, Indiana, the Dance Cats placed 3rd in Div A. Hip Hop & 4th with a score difference of .04 from 3rd place in Div A. Jazz. The girls won best costumes at both competitions.

  • Wrestlers fall short at Semi-State

    Nate Morgan and Luke McGennis competed at the Semi-State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at the Ford Center in Evansville, with both falling short of the ultimate goal, a trip to State.

    In the 126-pound class, Nate Morgan faced off with Seth Rohrbach of West Vigo.

    Rohrbach defeated Morgan in the opening round by 7-2 decision.

    Morgan finished the year with a 27-11 record.

    In the 170-pound class, Luke McGennis wrestled Brigham Kleinhenz of Columbus North.

    Kleinhenz defeated McGennis by 15-3 major decision.