School Sports

  • Wildcats get huge road win after long drive to Scottsburg

    The Mount Vernon Football team, after what seemed like a long stretch of uninspiring play, finally put the gameplan together with a win, Friday at Scottsburg, 27-24.

    The Wildcats were nearly even in total yards with Scottsburg, leading 319-318.

    Rhett Snodgrass was 11 of 19 for 249 yards and four touchdowns.

    Tolbert led the rushing game with 11 carries and 33 yards.

    Breckan Austin led the receivers with four catches and 121 yards.

    Sam Thoms had six catches for 116 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Girls’ swim team takes second in MV Invite

    In an event that features competition only seen at the State Swim meet, the Lady Wet Cats proved they are a force not to be taken lightly. The Mount Vernon Girls’ Swim Team captured second place last weekend in the annual Mount Vernon Invite that entertained competitors from swim powerhouses like Jeffersonville, Memorial, Reitz, North, Heritage Hills, Mater Dei and Central.

  • Mount Vernon falls in Sectional to Memorial

    The Mount Vernon Baseball team wound up on the wrong side of an 8-0 score last Monday at Braun Stadium, tasting defeat at the hands of Evansville Memorial.

    Evansville Memorial was sparked by Ashley and Niehaus, who teamed up for four hits and four RBIs.

    Bryan Hensley was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just four and 2/3 innings, walked three, struck out six, and allowed five runs.

    Evansville Memorial never trailed after scoring two runs in the third on a two-run double by Niehaus.

  • Wildcat runners compete at State

    A handful of Wildcat runners competed at Indiana University over the weekend at the IHSAA State Track Meet.

    On Friday, the girls meet was held and the Mount Vernon 400-meter relay team competed.

    The team comprised of Courtney Bourne, Savannah Bush, Cydney Cole and Brooke Green finished in 25th place with a time of 50.73.

    Austin Peerman competed in two events in the boys meet on Saturday. Peerman finished 19th in the preliminaries of the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.21, missing the finals.

  • Softball team holds season-end banquet

    The Mount Vernon Softball team held its year-end banquet last week, celebrating the team’s 18-7 season.

    Receiving their first letter this year are Skylar Coburn, Brooklyn Gibbs and Jaycie Tucker. Coburn, Gibbs, Gabi Gilpin and Kaytlyn Shell received freshman numerals.

    Gibbs, Haley Goad and Ellen Denning were named to the All-Big Eight team.

    Denning was the team’s best offensive player and named to the All-State Second Team, the North/South All-Star team and was an Academic All-State.

  • Former Wildcats compete in College World Series

    A pair of former Mount Vernon baseball standouts had the opportunity to compete in the Division II NCAA Baseball World Series for the University of Southern Indiana.

    Drake McNamara and Logan Brown saw action in the Eagles three games.

    In the Eagles opening 2-1 loss to Cal Poly Pomona, Brown registered a hit while McNamara was unable to reach base.

    McNamara was the key player in the team’s second game however.

  • Wildcats, Vikings compete in golf Sectional

    Area golfers had to dodge rain showers and puddles at Oak Meadow Country Club for the IHSAA Golf Sectional.

    Mount Vernon finished sixth as a team and North Posey was eighth.

    Collin Jackson was the only Posey County golfer to advance to the Regional, with a score of 77.

    Other individual scores for Mount Vernon were Damon Collins with a 90, Joe Allbright with a 90, Kyle Krieger with a 93 and Nathan Reeves with a 112.

  • North Posey will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium

    The North Posey High School football team will be traveling to Indianapolis shortly after the new school year starts. The team will play a game at Lucas Oil Stadium against Southridge High School of Huntingburg on Sat., Sept 10, at 6 p.m. More information will be released in the coming months.

  • Wildcats win Sectional opener

    The Mount Vernon Baseball team jumped out to an early lead on Evansville Bosse and captured a 15-2 victory last Wednesday at Braun Stadium, on the University of Evansville campus.

    With 11 runs in the first three innings, the Wildcats left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

    An RBI single by Hunter Murphy, a two-run single by Bryce Wilson, an RBI single by Bryce Krizan, and a three-run single by JD Collins in the second inning helped Mount Vernon put some runs on the board early.

    Bryce Wilson racked up three RBIs on one hit for the Wildcats.

  • Wildcats headed to State

    The Regional for Boys and Girls Track was held last week, and runners from Mount Vernon will be headed to Bloomington for the State Meet.

    At the girls meet, the 400-meter relay team of Courtney Bourne, Savannah Bush, Cydney Cole, Brooke Green and Ashley Underwood was third, qualifying them for the state meet. In the boys meet, Austin Peerman advanced in the 100 and 200-meter dash, finishing second in both.