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Lady Tigers jump into action

Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Volleyball Coach Joe Thomas watches as Savannah Wagner participates in a passing drill. Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Volleyball Coach Joe Thomas watches as Savannah Wagner participates in a passing drill. The athletes jumped into action this week, with 26 players reporting for the first two-a-day practices on Monday, August 1. For more about the teams, see the August 4 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Meeks is top East Texas coach on sidelines

Dickey MeeksThe Tiger football teams will be led again this year by Athletic Director Dickey Meeks, who is now the winningest coach still pacing the sidelines in East Texas.

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Volleyball teams leap into action August 1

Two a day practices for the Lady Tiger volleyball players will begin on Monday, August 1 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 camp

More than 80 seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students took part in the junior high football campMore than 80 seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students took part in the junior high football camp sponsored by Mount Vernon ISD coaches. The group worked on both offensive and defensive skills in preparation for the upcoming season.

Football practice starts Monday

The Mount Vernon Tiger football teams will begin practices for their 2016 season on Monday, August 1. The 10th, 11th, and 12th grade players should report at 6:30 a.m. and will finish by 9:30 a.m.

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Volleyball camp

Aubrey Watkins keeps her eye on the ball as she practices bumping at the volleyball camp at Tiger GymAubrey Watkins keeps her eye on the ball as she practices bumping at the volleyball camp at Tiger Gym on Wednesday, July 27. A variety of skills including bumping, setting, serving and spiking were practiced by the 35 participants of the camp sponsored by Mount Vernon ISD coaches.

Two-a-days start Aug. 1

Two-a-day practices for football and volleyball at Mount Vernon ISD will begin on Monday, Aug. 1. The Tiger football teams will begin at 6:30 a.m. each morning. Lady Tiger volleyball practice will start each day at 8 a.m. For more information, see the July 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Fancy footwork

Kaden Kaufman concentrates on his foot work during a football camp for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students at Mount Vernon ISDKaden Kaufman concentrates on his foot work during a football camp for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students at Mount Vernon ISD on Monday, July 25. Approximately 80 students attended the camp to work on skills for the upcoming football season.

Lady Tigers runners up at ETH tourney

Mount Vernon Lady Tigers summer basketball teamThe Lady Tigers summer basketball team  finished second in the varsity girls division of the East Texas Hoops Tournament for the second consecutive year.

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