Today's Sports

  • Wildcats Post win over Patriots

    A five-run first inning boosted the Mount Vernon Baseball team to a 7-3 home win last Friday night in the Wildcats lone game last week.

  • Lady Diamond Cats shine in week...

    The Mount Vernon Girls’ Softball team moved to 5-0 last week after holding on for a 2-1 victory over Evansville North and a 18-4 win over Big Eight rival Washington on Saturday.


    The Lady Wildcats dug deep to hold on to a 2-1 lead last Tuesday night to give senior hurler Haley Goad the win. The Lady Cats scored two runs on seven hits.

    Goad pitched her second complete game of the season, striking out five and walking three. She gave up one run on three hits. Her defense had no errors.

  • Lady Diamond Cats sparkle on...

    The Mount Vernon Girls’ Softball Team opened its season Saturday with two road wins, defeating Forest Park 12-3 in the morning and Loogootee 14-4 in the evening outing.

    Forest Park

  • County wrestling tourney shows...

    The Posey County Elementary Wrestling Tournament is a full-day event that showcases some promising talent from around the county. Each year, each elementary school brings its team into Mount Vernon High School to wrestle on the big boys’ mats in front of a packed gym.

    Teams of grapplers from Marrs, West, St. Matthew/Farmersville, North and South Terrace Elementary Schools competed for medals and ribbons. A total of 121 wrestlers competed in the event.

    Pre-kindergarten to Second Grade

  • 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.