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Tigers clinch playoff berth

Austin Tenan lays down a bunt for the Tigers against the Patriots.Austin Tenan lays down a bunt for the Tigers against the Patriots. Mount Vernon beat district leading Prairiland 7-1 on Friday, April 18. The Mount Vernon Tigers clinched a trip to the state playoffs with a shut out win over the Rivercrest Rebels

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Tigers compete at Area, advance to Region

Regional track team qualifiersSelect members of the Mount Vernon Tigers and Lady Tigers track teams competed at the Area track meet last Thursday in Commerce and several athletes are advancing to the Regional meet.

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Making the out

Sam Alston watches the ball as he races through center field to make an out for the Tigers.Sam Alston watches the ball as he races through center field to make an out for the Tigers. He made the play to help end the inning for Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon Tigers baseball team defeated the Paris Chisum Mustangs,

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District Champs Lady Tigers to face Queen City for Bi-District

Kayla Anderson hits a left handed slap bunt for the Lady Tigers against PrairilandKayla Anderson hits a left handed slap bunt for the Lady Tigers against Prairiland on Friday, April 18 The Mount Vernon softball team secured the District Championship with wins over both Prairiland and Rivercrest this week.

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Eighth grade boys track team

Eighth grade boys track teamThe eighth grade boys track team is District Champions. The team racked up 160 points, while second place DeKalb had 87 points. For a listing of individual places and times, see the April 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Seventh grade girls track team

Mount Vernon seventh grade girls track teamThe Mount Vernon seventh grade girls track team is the 2014 District Champions. The team garnered 256 points at the district meet. Second place team Chapel Hill had 129 points. For a listing of individual places and times, see the April 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Lady Tigers defeat Chapel Hill

Bailey Bohlken keeps her eye on the ball as she connects during a recent game.Bailey Bohlken keeps her eye on the ball as she connects during a recent game. The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers softball team defeated Chapel Hill 12-0, but fell to Paris Chisum 4-0.

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Eighth grade girls track team

Mount Vernon eighth grade girls track teamThe Mount Vernon eighth grade girls track team earned 179 points on the way to claiming the District Championship.

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Seventh grade boys track team

seventh grade boys track teamThe seventh grade boys track team is District Champions. The group accumulated 137.5 points. The next closest team was Prairiland with 83 points. For a listing of individual places and times, see the April 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.