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Tigers defeat Chisum

Mason Lowery brings the ball up the courtMason Lowery brings the ball up the court for the Mount Vernon Tigers basketball team. The Tigers defeated Chisum 62-38 Friday, February 9 to better their District 13-3A record to 11-0.

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Lady Tigers are Bi-district champs

Lady Tiger Alissa Hill (30) shoots for 2.It was a fierce battle under the net at both ends of the court, but the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team fought hard to beat the Redwater Lady Dragons 64-29 Monday, February 12 in Mount Pleasant to claim the Bi-district Title.

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Power lifting team competes at Quitman

Members of the Mount Vernon High School power lifting team recently competed at a meet in Quitman.

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Lay up

Matt Gurley flies in for a lay up for the Saltillo Lions.Matt Gurley flies in for a lay up for the Saltillo Lions. He scored 18 points last wee against Fannindel and Miller Grove. For more game information, see the Feb.8 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Eighth Tigers win Rivercrest tourney

The Mount Vernon Middle School eighth grade Tigers were the champions at the Rivercrest tournament this weekend.

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Lady Tigers secure second in district, sets sights on Bi-district

Ty’Raven Linwood rises above the crowd to make a jump shot for the Lady Tigers against Chapel Hill.Ty’Raven Linwood rises above the crowd to make a jump shot for the Lady Tigers against Chapel Hill.

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Shooting for the Tigers

Layton Wright goes up for a shot against Cooper.Layton Wright goes up for a shot against Cooper. The Tigers remain undefeated in District 13-3A competition. See the February 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for information from the  Cooper and Prairiland games

Chapel Hill chokes

Chapel Hill player Cole Posey grabs Tiger player Kason Pletcher in a choke hold during a lay up attemptChapel Hill player Cole Posey grabs Tiger player Kason Pletcher in a choke hold during a lay up attempt in the fourth quarter of the Mount Vernon and Chapel Hill basketball game on Friday, Feb. 2.

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Lady Tiger seniors honored

Seniors Jakayda Fountain, Rylee Keys, Krista Jackson, and Alissa HillSeniors Jakayda Fountain, Rylee Keys, Krista Jackson, and Alissa Hill with the Mount Vernon Lady Tiger basketball team were honored during pregame ceremonies on Tuesday, January 23.

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