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Eighth grade boys win tournament

Mount Vernon’s eighth grade boys basketball teamMount Vernon’s eighth grade boys basketball team claimed the championship at their home tournament on Saturday, January 9. The Tigers defeated Pittsburg, Winnsboro and Rivercrest enroute to the championship. For game details, see the January 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tigers dominate Pewitt

Kason Pletcher flies in for a lay up for the varsity team.Kason Pletcher flies in for a lay up for the varsity team.  The Mount Vernon Tigers varsity basketball team dominated Paul Pewitt with a 57-30 score on Tuesday, January 5 in Omaha.

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Lady Tigers defeat Hughes Springs, Queen City

Annie Coffey lines up a jump shotAnnie Coffey lines up a jump shot for the Mount Vernon High School Lady Tiger basketball team against the Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs. The Lady Tigers dominated both Hughes Springs

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Lady Tigers split district games

Jakayda Fountain attempts a shot over a Chapel Hill playerJakayda Fountain attempts a shot over a Chapel Hill player for the Mount Vernon High School varsity Lady Tigers basketball team. The team  easily defeated Paul Pewitt, but lost in

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Tigers beat Winnsboro, Grand Saline

Kevi Evans flies toward the basket for a lay up for the the Mount Vernon Tiger basketball team against Grand Saline.Kevi Evans flies toward the basket for a lay up for the the Mount Vernon Tiger basketball team against Grand Saline. The Tigers defeated both Winnsboro and Grand Saline last week

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Tigers best Linden-Kildare, second in home tournament

Ty’Rese Linwood, center, sends the ball toward the basket over a Linden-Kildare player’s attempt at a block.Ty’Rese Linwood, center, sends the ball toward the basket over a Linden-Kildare player’s attempt at a block. Both the varsity and junior varsity Tigers routed the blue Tigers from Linden-Kildare

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Lady Tigers finish preseason with wins over Grand Saline, Rains

Sam Lowry shoots for the basket for the Lady Tigers against Grand SalineSam Lowry shoots for the basket for the Lady Tigers against Grand Saline for two of her seven points during the game. The Lady Tigers defeated both Grand Saline and Rains high school teams

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Lady Tigers dominate Linden-Kildare

A Linden-Kildare player attempts to cut off Zaylin Lee (22) during a lay up attempt for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers.A Linden-Kildare player attempts to cut off Zaylin Lee (22) during a lay up attempt for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers. Lee was successful and also added another basket to her total later in the game.

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Tigers stomp Red Raiders

Destin Weakley flies in for a lay up for the Tigers against the Red Raiders.Destin Weakley flies in for a lay up for the Tigers against the Red Raiders. He scored 10 points during the game. The Tigers stomped the Winnsboro Red Raiders on Tuesday, December 8,

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