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Alexander, Ables to join Chick-Fil-A Heart All Star Game

Mount Vernon will be well represented at the 2014 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chick-Fil-A Heart of a Champion Bowl All Star Game. Mount Vernon ISD Athletic Director Mike Alexander will be the head coach of the Blue team.

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Power lifting team third overall

The Mount Vernon boys power lifitng team claimed third place overall at the Lone Oak meet on Saturday, February 1. For a listing of individuals placing at the meet, see the February 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Junior varsity Tigers defeat Rivercrest

The junior varsity Tiger basketball team defeated the Rivercrest Rebels 27-25 on Friday, January 31. For details from the game, see the February 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Five Lady Tigers honored during basketball senior night ceremonies

Five senior members of the Lady Tiger basketball team and their families were honored during Senior Night CeremoniesFive senior members of the Lady Tiger basketball team were honored during Senior Night Ceremonies on Tuesday, February 4 in Tiger Gym. See the article about Bailey Bohlken, Emily Floyd, Sarah Johnson, Taylor Rose, and Brea Smith in the February 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Lion basket

Braden Ivy forces his way between two defenders for a basketBraden Ivy forces his way between two defenders for a basket for the Saltillo Lions. The team is anticipating an upcoming play off berth. See the February 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details from the Lion’s most recent game.

Tigers win

Brett Thomas heads to the basket for the Tigers. The Mount Vernon varsity Tiger basketball team defeated the Prairiland Patriots 31-26 in front of a home crowd on Tuesday, February 4.

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Eighth grade Tigers second at tourney

The eighth grade Tigers won second place in their home tournament. They fell in overtime to Pittsburg.. For details from the games, see the Feb. 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Lady Tigers District Champs, Bi-District Champs, headed to Area

Emily Floyd is double teamed as she makes a shotEmily Floyd is double teamed as she makes a shot for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers. The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team easily cruised past the Linden-Kildare blue Tigers in the Bi-District play off game 52-30 on Monday, February 10 at Mount Pleasant High School.

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Freshman ladies claim two wins

The ninth grade Lady Tiger basketball team beat both Pittsburg and Chisum last week. For a listing of scoring by player, see the February 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.