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Pirates squash Tigers’ preseason hope

Zachary Lancaster turns up field after catching a pass in the fourth quarter. He gained 14 yards to move the Tigers off of Pittsburg’s one yard line.Zachary Lancaster turns up field after catching a pass in the fourth quarter. He gained 14 yards to move the Tigers off of Pittsburg’s one yard line.

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Saltillo runs at Miller Grove meet

The Salltillo cross country teams competed at the Miller Grove High School meet on Thursday, September 18. The boys varsity team claimed second place out of 16 teams, and the varsity girls team placed fifth out of 11 teams.

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Junior varsity football teams come up short

Michael Smith (41) evades a Lone Oak defensive player.Michael Smith (41) evades a Lone Oak defensive player. He scored for the JV Purple team on a 55 yard run for the Tigers. Both of the junior varsity White and Purple football teams lost their games on Thursday, September 18.

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Eight grade football beats Buffaloes 14-8

Daniel Arnold (8) races toward the end zone for the eighth grade Tigers football team. Daniel Arnold (8) races toward the end zone for the eighth grade Tigers football team. The eighth grade team won 14-8. For highlights from the game, see the September 25 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald. To see more pictures from this game click here.

Tigers to face Pittsburg Pirates Friday Setpember, 26

Mount Vernon will travel to Pittsburg on Friday, September 26 to face the 0-4 Pirates, who have lost to Pleasant Grove, Gladewater, New Boston, and Atlanta. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. at Pirate Stadium.

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Seventh grade football sails past Lone Oak

Kedris Chandler (17) picks up a block by Cass Steen (52) as he moves the ball down fieldKedris Chandler (17) picks up a block by Cass Steen (52) as he moves the ball down field for the seventh grade Tigers.The seventh grade team won 16-6.

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Lady Tigers 2-0 in district

Madison Whitfield spikes the ball across the net as her teammates are alert for a return.Madison Whitfield spikes the ball across the net as her teammates are alert for a return. The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers volleyball team started their District 16-3A competition with victories over both Linden Kildare and Hughes Springs last week.

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Junior high Lady Tigers continue winning

eighth grade Lady Tigers volleyball teamThe eighth grade Lady Tigers volleyball team claimed first place at the Prairiland tournament on Saturday, September 20. The seventh grade team finished in third place.

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Lone Oak’s quickness stumps Tigers

Noah Craver (2) sacks the Lone Oak quarterback.Noah Craver (2) sacks the Lone Oak quarterback. The Mount Vernon Tigers football team lost 40-6 to the Buffaloes in Lone Oak on Friday, September 19.

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