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School Sports

  • 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:

    CHEERLEADING

    VARSITY/RESERVE COACH: Alysa Cox

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

  • Wrestlers look back on another great year

    The 2015-2016 season for the Mount Vernon Wrestling team was one that saw great success.

    The team was 16-8 and first in the Big Eight Conference. The team was also second at the Sectional, third at the Regional and a team State finalist.

    The team sent eight wrestlers to Regional, five to Semi-State and two to State.

    Wrestlers receiving their first letter was Blake Weinzapfel, Buddy Curl, Seth Sharber and Luke McGennis.

    Riley Dickens, Austin Rice, Weinzapfel and Blake Emerson received freshman numerals.

  • Dance Cats celebrate season

    The Mount Vernon Dance Cats recently held their banquet, celebrating another successful year.

    The varsity squad this year included Taylor Brooks, Maddie Ries, Claire Schneider, Madison Fields, Lizzie Foster, Riley Hollinger, Hope Sinnett, Olivia Benthall and Bailie Kimmel.

    Gabi Gilpin and Nicole Tucker were the junior varsity members.

    At the banquet, Schneider, Fields, Foster, Hollinger, Sinnett, Benthall and Kimmel each received their first varsity letter.

    Benthall, Gilpin, Kimmell and Tucker received freshman numerals.

  • Cheerleaders hold banquet

    The Mount Vernon High School Cheerleaders recently held their season ending banquet, and honored a number of members.

    Coaches Lucy Steinhart and Jean Curtis awarded varsity letters to Kate Adams, Carley Curtis and Jenna Kingery.

    Ariel Robison received her freshman numerals.

    Members of the varsity team were seniors Kamey Denning, Rachel Rohlman, Cydney Russell and Emily Keitel. Juniors were Brittney Grabert and Brooke Green. Sophomores were Adams, Maddie Bulkley, Cydney Cole, Curtis and Kingery.

  • Girls swim team looks back at successful season

    The Mount Vernon Girls Swim team held its banquet recently, looking back at a great year.

    The team was Big Eight Champions and was second at the Sectional.

    The team also sent five swimmers and two divers to state, and also set two school records in diving.

    The team was also 7-1 in dual meets.

    MVP of the team was Pearl Muensterman. Most Improved was Nina Bippus and the Coaches Award went to Jillian Schirtzinger.

    All-Conference selections were Meredith Crawford, Ellee Cox, Cora Epley, Muensterman and Schirtzinger.