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Saltillo basketball competes in playoffs

The Saltillo Lions and Lady Lions competed in basketball playoffs during the past week.

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Lady Tigers beat Liberty Eylau

Alexa Taylor pitches for the lady Tigers.Alexa Taylor pitches for the lady Tigers. She toed the rubber for Mount Vernon in four games last week.

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Lady Tigers defeat Pittsburg, go 2-2 in tournament

Kaitlynn Doss puts a tag on a runner from Ft. Worth THESA who was attempting to steal second base. Photo by Sheri LooneyKaitlynn Doss puts a tag on a runner from Ft. Worth THESA who was attempting to steal second base.

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Tigers finish as Area finalists

Cody Wagner (4) drives under the basket for a lay up against DeKalb.Cody Wagner (4) drives under the basket for a lay up against DeKalb. He was the high scorer in both games last week,  with 21 points against DeKalb and 11 against Jefferson.

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Lady Tigers are Area finalists

Day Day Holloman stretches tall to shoot over a Daingerfield defender.Day Day Holloman stretches tall to shoot over a Daingerfield defender. The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger basketball team finished their 2019-20 season as Area finalists after falling to the Daingerfield Lady Tigers in a close 45-48 game.

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Tiger power lifters compete at Commerce

Quinton Johnson lifted 585 pounds during the squat lift at the Commerce meet.Quinton Johnson lifted 585 pounds during the squat lift at the Commerce meet. The girls team finished in third place out of 28 teams.

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Tigers defeat Chisum, advance to playoffs

Mason Lowery dribbles around an opponent for the Tigers.Mason Lowery dribbles around an opponent for the Tigers. The Mount Vernon Tigers basketball team finished their district run with a 47-44 victory over Chisum. See the February 27 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for game scores and individual statistics.

Tennis medalers

from left to right, Beth Kellum, Daniel Hamberg, Jameson Gray, Collin Sewell, Tallon Ramsay, and Heath Schlotman.The Mount Vernon High School Tennis Team competed at Mount Pleasant Friday, February 21 and claimed second and third place medals.

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Tiger seniors honored

Mount Vernon Tiger basketball team senior members Bailey Thomas, Luke Meredith, Jack Floyd, Logan Rogers, and Kaci SumrowMount Vernon Tiger basketball team senior members Bailey Thomas, Luke Meredith, Jack Floyd, Logan Rogers, and Kaci Sumrow were honored during pregame ceremonies Tuesday, February 11.

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