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Race to the finish

Zachary Hedges, front, and Fetzen Talsma, right, race with a competitor to the finish line at the Mount Pleasant Cross Country MeetZachary Hedges, front, and Fetzen Talsma, right, race with a competitor to the finish line at the Mount Pleasant Cross Country Meet on Saturday, September 27.

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Junior high Lady Tigers score district victories

The Mount Vernon Junior High Lady Tigers volleyball teams won three out of their four games against Daingerfield on Monday, September 22 in Tiger Gym. See the October 2 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for scores from the games and individual statistics.

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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Over the block

Savannah Wagner spikes the ball over an attempted block by two Daingerfield playersSavannah Wagner spikes the ball over an attempted block by two Daingerfield players at a recent game as the Mount Vernon Tiger on the gym wall appears to growl its approval.

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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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Carroll claims ninth at Mount Pleasant meet

Dakota Carroll, running for the Salltillo varsity boys cross country team, claimed ninth placeDakota Carroll, running for the Salltillo varsity boys cross country team, claimed ninth place out of 149 runners at the Mount Pleasant High School meet on Saturday, September 27.

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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.

Lady Tigers split games

Emma Strickland sends a jump serve across the net for the Lady Tigers in a recent game.Emma Strickland sends a jump serve across the net for the Lady Tigers in a recent game. She is the libero, a defensive specialist, for the team and scored 14 points on serves last week.

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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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