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Volleyball teams leap into action Monday

Two a day practices for the Lady Tigers volleyball players will begin on Monday, August 3 at 8 a.m. in the High School Gym. Players should arrive the first day of practice in workout clothing.

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Football practice starts Monday, Aug. 3

The Mount Vernon Tiger football teams will begin practices for their 2015 season on Monday, August 3. The varsity and junior varsity squads will practice from 7:30 to noon

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Seawright named Pitcher of the Year

Jamie SeawrightJamie Seawright was named as the Pitcher of the Year for District 16-3A. Seawright is a junior and is the daughter of  Mary Keys and Ray Seawright.

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Lady Tigers second in ETH Tournament of Champions

The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers summer varsity basketball teamThe Mount Vernon Lady Tigers summer basketball team claimed second place in the varsity girls division of the East Texas Hoops Tournament of Champions. The tournament was played in three

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High school anglers compete at Regional, garner prizes

Regional qualifying anglers Will Gamblin, Tyler Cooper,  Kaden Proffitt, Lee Reeves, and Chase HymanMembers of the Franklin County High School Bass Team (FCBT) completed their first season of competition by competing in the Texas High School Bass Association’s regional championship

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Football camp starts July 27

A football camp for incoming seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students will be July 27 through 29. The camp will be from 8 to 11 a.m. each day. Interested students can register

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Haley, Banister receive All-District top honors

Hunter Haley and Blake BanisterHunter Haley was named the Pitcher of the Year and Blake Banister was named the Defensive Player of the Year for 2015 by the coaches in District 16-3A. For a listing of other players named to the All-District team, see the May 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Softball camp

Coach Dana Bohlken shows a softball camp participant the proper stance for fielding the ball.Coach Dana Bohlken shows a softball camp participant the proper stance for fielding the ball. A total of 30 girls attended the two day camp. Coach Bohlken received help from five college and five high school softball players during the camp.

Tigers finish in Bi-District round

Kevi Evans has a death grip on second base after almost over-shooting the bag on a slide.Kevi Evans has a death grip on second base after almost over-shooting the bag on a slide. He was ruled safe. The Mount Vernon Tigers baseball team finished their 2015 season as Bi-District finalists.

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