Today's Sports

  • Wildcat Wrestlers reflect on...

    A month after wrapping up their successful 2016-17 season, the Mount Vernon High School and Junior High School Wrestling teams and their supporters gathered to look back at the team’s accomplishments.

    This year, for the first time, the wrestling team banquet was held at St. Matthew Church on March 19.

  • Dance Cats place at State

    The Mount Vernon Dance Cats recently competed at the IHSDTA state finals in New Castle, Indiana. This is the tenth year that the Dance Cats have competed at the State level.

    For the first time, the team also walked away with two sportsmanship awards, a special honor voted on by other teams at the competition.

  • Wildcats recognize seniors’...

    Seniors impact teams. The contributions may be in points, rebounds, assists, steals and other stat sheet categories.

    There are some seniors who may not see as much playing time as they’ve deserved over the years for any number of reasons, but they stuck it out. They show their young teammates it’s more about the team and being with the guys you’ve grown up with than it is about them. And, unfortunately, there isn’t a line on the stat sheet for the lesson that teaches.

  • Ten-year-old becomes Mount...

    When Hannah West was four years old, she told her father she wanted to join the wrestling team like her older brother.

    Her father teasingly remarked that she couldn’t join the team because her hair was too long and might get pulled during matches.

    He woke up the next day to his daughter holding a pair of scissors, her pretty golden locks scattered across the bathroom floor.

  • Schenk named as new North Posey...

    Less than a month after Paul Maier announced his resignation as Mount Vernon Senior high School’s head football coach, North Posey’s Paul Rynkiewich announced plans to retire from coaching, meaning a new coach was needed there.

  • Cats fall short in Sectional...

    There are things scoreboards don’t reflect. For the Mount Vernon Wildcats, this season has proved that statement to be true. A scoreboard measures who puts the ball through the hoop more, but it doesn’t show effort or heart. It doesn’t show the tears and love of the game. It often isn’t a reflection of who the players are.

  • Lady Cats find positives

    The Mount Vernon Girls’ Basketball team knew there were big shoes to fill this season – height, experience, skill and talent. In 2016, the team graduated five seniors. This year, the key word was improvement. It’s what those who know sports refer to as a “rebuilding year” because what else can you do?

  • Bulldogs bite Cats

    The battle between Bosse and Mount Vernon is never pretty. The game is physical, fast and scrappy. On the road, it’s that much worse.

    The Mount Vernon Wildcats traveled to Bosse last Tuesday night in their final game of the regular season. The Cats were unable to get into any kind of rhythm offensively, falling 84-47 and 6-18 on the season.

    The Cats kept it close until the third quarter. The Bulldogs outscored the Cats 20-6 to pull away in the third frame, and continued the trend 30-16 in the final chapter.

  • Brunson named head football coach

    Few jobs are as public in a small town as that of varsity football coach. For the last 19 years, Mount Vernon’s Paul Maier paced the sidelines of Memorial Field on Friday nights, feeling the weight of hopes and dreams of hundreds of young football players on his shoulders.

    Last Thursday night, school board members handed the reigns of the program to Cory Brunson, and he’s excited for the opportunity.

  • Cats drop two

    The Mount Vernon Boys’ Basketball team faced tough competition last week, falling in to Vincennes Lincoln in conference action and Reitz on Senior Night.

    The Cats fell to 5-17 on the season and 2-4 in the Big Eight.

    Vincennes Lincoln

    The Cats traveled to Vincennes Lincoln last Tuesday night in a snow make-up game. The Alices pulled out a late-game surge by the Cats to win 64-51.