School Sports

  • Track Cats fall to Harrison, take second at Gourley Invite

    Mount Vernon’s track team battled the cold and wind last week to compete in two of their more difficult meets of the season, falling to Harrison last Tuesday and taking second place in the Harold Gourley Invite at Princeton Saturday.


    The Mount Vernon boys’ track team hosted the Evansville Harrison Warriors last Tuesday evening. Harrison tallied 93 points, while the Wildcats posted 30.

    The cold and winds temps increased the difficulty

  • Mount Vernon tennis works to improve

    The Mount Vernon girls tennis team is early in its season, but is working hard to improve.

    The team recently fell 2-3 to Harrison and 0-5 to North Posey, but bounced back to tie South Spencer 3-3.


    In the match against Harrrison, Megan McCarty was defeated in number one singles to Edie Hinton, 6-0, 7-6. Emily Duckworth fell to Kelsey Volkman in number two singles, 6-2, 6-1. Savannah Quinzer was defeated in number three singles by Maddie Schaffer, 6-1, 6-3.

    Mount Vernon was stronger in doubles.

  • Lady Wildcats are red hot

    After a tough defeat at the hands of North last week, the Mount Vernon Softball team hosted Washington on Saturday, winning 24-0.

    Mount Vernon had a full-team effort, led by senior Ellen Denning, with three hits including a triple. Jody Fisher had a three-run home run and Haley Goad picked up with win in the circle, even helping her cause with a solo home run. Jaycie Tucker and Megan Ghrist each had a pair of doubles.

  • Wildcats see some improvement

    The Mount Vernon Baseball team is a young, inexperienced group, but Coach Paul Quinzer and his staff are putting in the work with the team to see some improvement.

    Last week, the work seemingly paid off, as the Wildcats lost a close 8-6 game at Memorial and defeated Heritage Hills on the road, 7-3.

    Walker Paris had a nice game at the plate for Mount Vernon against Memorial. Paris had a double and a pair of RBIs on three hits in the game.

  • North Posey tennis sweeps a pair

    There was no stopping the North Posey Girls Tennis team last week, with the girls picking up a 4-1 win over South Spencer and a 5-0 win over Mount Vernon.

    South Spencer

    Against South Spencer, Amanda Marshall defeated Mallory Payne in number one singles, 6-1, 6-3. Roni Inkenbrandt defeated Brittany Payne in number two singles, 6-4, 6-0. Baylee Willman defeated Lexi Rudolph in number three singles, 6-0, 6-1.

  • Raised on the Hardcourt: Steinhart signs to play for DePauw

    By Adam Grabert

    It is no secret that Indiana is a true blood basketball state, and if you talk to a lot of basketball players throughout the state of Indiana they would say they live and breathe the sport. Not many can say they were raised on the hardcourt, but that is the case for Luke Steinhart.

  • Lady Wildcats start season with domination of Forest Park

    The Mount Vernon Softball team is looking for huge success this season, and if the game on Saturday is any indication, the team is firing on all cylinders early.

    Mount Vernon defeated Forest Park 19-0 for their first win and game of the season.

    Senior Ellen Denning had a strong game, falling a home run short of the cycle, with a single, double and triple.

    Lyndsay Keitel had two singles and a home run and Megan Ghrist had a double and a home run in the win.

  • Wildcats struggle early in season

    The Mount Vernon Baseball team has seen a lot of success over the past few years, but the 2016 team will have to rebound from some early season issues to have the same kind of season as teams in the recent past.

    The team kicked of the 2016 campaign with a 4-0 home loss to Central last Tuesday.

    Walker Paris took the loss on the mound.

    Paris was 2-3 at the plate with a pair of singles. Bryan Hensley recorded a double in the loss.

    Over the weekend, the Wildcats were 1-2 in the Terre Haute South Invite.

  • M-Club to induct new Hall of Fame members

    The Mount Vernon M-Club will be inducting six new members into the Mount Vernon Athletic Hall of Fame on Sat., April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Vernon High School Cafeteria.

    The class includes five individual inductees, including Zach Higgins (2005), Abbey Mitchell (2005), Jace Redman (2005), Ryan Stemple (2005) and Hunter Stevens (2005).

    The sixth inductee is the 2005 Boys Golf team.

    Kim Merrick will also be honored, receiving the Darwin Rueger Award.

  • North Posey winter sports athletes recognized

    The North Posey athletes that participated in a winter sport were recently recognized with a banquet that celebrated the team’s seasons and honored those who accomplished great things for their teams.

    The following teams and athletes were recognized:



    RESERVE LETTER WINNERS: Valerie Brown, Gabby Palmer, Kaylee Mofield, Kaylie Hensley, Hannah Vowels, Rachel Jones, Katelyn Norman, Lisa Tafoya