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Tigers defeat Chapel Hill by 27

Bailey Floyd shoots for twoBailey Floyd shoots for two for the Mount Vernon Tiger varsity basketball team. The tigers claimed a decisive 59-32 victory of the Chapel Hill Devils.

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Power lifters compete, Cheves takes first place

The Mount Vernon High School powerlifting team recently competed in two meets. Tyler Cheves, lifting in the 198 weight class, garnered a first place finish at the Lone Oak meet.

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Tigers 4-2 half way through district

Brett Thomas shoots for three pointsBrett Thomas shoots for three points for the Mount Vernon Tigers varsity basketball team . During Friday’s game against Queen City, he led the team with 23 points, including four three-point shots.

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Lady Tigers persevere over Pewitt, trounce Linden-Kildare

Amber Nguyen brings the ball down the courtAmber Nguyen brings the ball down the court for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team against Paul Pewitt. The Lady Tigers basketball team suffered from some “new gym jitters”

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Lady Tigers dispatch Hughes Springs and Queen City

Madisen Hatch goes up against an opponent.to shoot for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team.Madisen Hatch goes up against an opponent.to shoot for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team. The Lady Tigers easily dispatched both Hughes Springs and Queen City last week

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Tigers corral the Brahmas for first victory in new home

Senior Daniel Pearce flies in for a lay upSenior Daniel Pearce flies in for a lay up against Paul Pewitt for the Mount Vernon Tigers varsity basketball team. They defeated the Paul Pewitt Brahmas in their first game in the new Tiger Gym

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Varsity games in new gym Friday

The varsity Tigers and Lady Tigers will play their first games in the new Mount Vernon ISD gym on Friday, January 29. The varsity Lady Tigers will tip off against Paul Pewitt

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JV Tigers second at Saltillo JV tourney

D’mitri Rape flies to the basketball goalD’mitri Rape flies to the basketball goal for Mount Vernon JV Tigers. The team finished in second place at the Saltillo Lions JV Boys tournament on Saturday, January 23. For scores from these games, see the January 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald. To see more photos from the Junior Varsity Tigers basketball games click here.

Tigers top Rivercrest

Trey Wickware flies in for a lay up for the varsity Tigers at Daingerfield.Trey Wickware flies in for a lay up for the varsity Tigers at Daingerfield. The Mount Vernon Tigers varsity basketball team defeated Rivercrest in a non-district game and lost to Daingerfield last week.

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