Marisa Summerlin dinks the ball over a Sulphur Springs player’s attempted block. Mount Vernon Lady Tigers coach Joe Thomas heads into each new volleyball season looking to build a solid team. That task has been challenging this year with the lack of returning leadership. The Lady Tigers have a 2-1 record. They defeated Como-Pickton on Tuesday, Aug. 11, lost to Avery on Thursday, and pulled out a nail bitter against Sulphur Springs on Friday, Aug. 14. For more information, see the Aug. 20 edition of the Optic-Herald.