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School Sports

  • 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.

  • Boys swim team honors members at banquet

    The Mount Vernon boys swim team recently held their banquet, recognizing the hard work by the team’s athletes.

    The team finished second in the Big Eight and fourth in the Sectional.

    MVP of the team was Jordan Crabtree. Crabtree and Ethan Harms were co-winners of the Coaches Award. Reid Veatch received the Most Improved Award.

    Crabtree, Jayce Hamilton, Harms and Jacob Howard were All-Conference selections and Crabtree and Harms were Academic All-State selections.

  • Wildcats season ends to Bosse

    In the final home game of the regular season, the Mount Vernon Boys Basketball team was defeated by the Bosse Bulldogs. The team would only have to wait one week to have a chance at redemption.

    But the Wildcats were unable to overcome a fast start by the Bulldogs at the Boonville regional, falling 86-67.

  • Vikings fall short in Sectional

    March Madness has arrived in Indiana the boys’ high school state tournament’s opening round began. The North Posey Vikings traveled to Jasper to play take on the Mater Dei Wildcats in the class 2A Sectional. Mater Dei’s 27-point final period propelled them to a 71-65 win over the Vikings.

  • Dance Cats advance to State

    This past weekend, the Mount Vernon Dance Cats competed in the Indiana High School Dance Team Associations Southern Regional competition where they placed in the Top Three in Division A Hip Hop.

    This qualified the Dance Cats to advance to the IHSDTA State Finals in two weeks at New Castle High School, on Mar. 11 and 12.

  • Nall, Canada excel in Elite competition

    Mount Vernon girls’ basketball standouts Alexis Nall and Mara Canada were invited to play in the annual Indiana Elite North vs. South event Saturday in Lebanon, Ind. Both student-athletes displayed why they were selected to the team when they helped the South edge the North 74-73.

  • Dargo accepted to prestigious doctoral program

    By Alexis Nall

    Never quit and never be satisfied. This is the motto of Mount Vernon High School teacher and athletic trainer Lucas Dargo, as he has been recently accepted into the Doctorate in Athletic Training program at Indiana State University.