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Fly ball fest

Ashley Brown, at left, catches a fly ball - At right, Savannah Young catches a fly ballSenior center fielder Ashley Brown, at left, catches a fly ball on the run during game one against Brock. She caught a total of five flys during the two games.

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Haley, Banister are All-District MVPs

Top row: Hunter Haley, Blake Banister Bottom row: Triston Hodges, Grant LowryHunter Haley was named the Most Valuable Pitcher and Blake Banister was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player for 2014 by the coaches in District 15-2A.

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Tigers end season as Bi-District finalists

Austin Tenan catches a fly ball for Mount Vernon.Austin Tenan catches a fly ball for Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon Tigers baseball team made its second post season appearance in as many years with a first round match up against the New Boston Lions on Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2 and were defeated in the best of three series.

Lady Tigers are Regional Semifinals Champions

Mount Vernon Lady Tigers softball teamThe Mount Vernon Lady Tigers softball team claimed the Regional Semi-finals Championship two games to none over the Brock Lady Eagles at Prosper May 15-17.This is the deepest into the playoffs that the Lady Tigers have progressed since 2001.

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Tiger Track at Region

Front row, Holly Hemmingsen, Daisy Ornelas, Kierra Morris; back row, Quay Evans, Maitland Rutledge, and Destin WeakleySix Mount Vernon athletes competed at the Regional track meet. Front row, Holly Hemmingsen, Daisy Ornelas, Kierra Morris; back row, Quay Evans, Maitland Rutledge, and Destin Weakley. For a listing of their results, see the May 9 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Celebrating a home run

Emily Floyd, center, is surrounded by her Lady Tiger teammates after hitting a home runEmily Floyd, center, is surrounded by her Lady Tiger teammates after hitting a home run during the Regional Quarterfinal game against Prairiland.

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Double play

The umpire signals an out after Jordanne Donica (13) tagged Commerce’s runner Chloe Horn (6) and then made the throw to first base before the batter could reach the bag.The umpire signals an out after Jordanne Donica (13) tagged Commerce’s runner Chloe Horn (6) and then made the throw to first base before the batter could reach the bag.

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Quarterfinals down, semifinals to go

Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Holly Hemmingsen catches a fly ball just in front of the left field fenceMount Vernon Lady Tiger Holly Hemmingsen catches a fly ball just in front of the left field fence against Prairiland. The catch made the third out in the first inning of the third game in the Reqional Quarterfinal series.

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Saltillo’s Carroll headed to State

Dakota CarrollDakota Carroll, a junior at Saltillo High School, has qualified for the 1A, division II State Track Meet in the 1600 meter run. He will run in Austin at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.

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