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Lady Tigers defeat Mesquite Poteet

Samantha Lowry (11) splits two opponents on her way to a lay up for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team.Samantha Lowry (11) splits two opponents on her way to a lay up for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team.

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Lady Tigers second at tourney, defeat Liberty Eylau

Lady Tiger Annie Coffey (3) dribbles around a Mount Pleasant player in the semi-final round at the Belt Buster Tournament Lady Tiger Annie Coffey (3) dribbles around a Mount Pleasant player in the semi-final round at the Belt Buster Tournament on Friday, November 18.

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State Champions

front row, left to right, Walker McGill, Adam Valenzuela, Dakota Patridge, Hendrick Rios, back row,  Coach Bill Giles, Branson McGill, Trevor Moore, Lyle Bench, Matthew Gurley and Coach John CarisleThe Saltillo boys cross country team captured the championship at the UIL State meet on Satruday, November 12 in Round Rock.

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Tigers open season with 60 point victory

Hylke Talsma shoots for two from under the basketHylke Talsma shoots for two from under the basket against DeKalbThe Mount Vernon Tiger varsity basketball team opened their 2016-17 season with an 83-22 victory over the Dekalb Bears.

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Tigers are Bi-District finalists

Kason Pletcher breaks tackles as he moved the ball downfield for the Mount Vernon Tiger football team.Kason Pletcher breaks tackles as he moved the ball downfield for the Mount Vernon Tiger football team.

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Lady Tigers bounce into action

Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Lady Tiger Alissa Hill (30) is double teamed as she goes up for a jump shot against Canton.Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Lady Tiger Alissa Hill (30) is double teamed as she goes up for a jump shot against Canton.

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Lady Tigers finish year as Area Finalists

Savannah Wagner spkes the ball over the block of two White Oak players. She raised the bar high this year, setting a new record for career kills at 1,332. The 2016 Mount Vernon Lady Tiger volleyball team finished their season as Area Finalists last week. They had a 29-9 overall season record and were District 13-3A Champions with a 7-1 record.

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Wagner named District Most Valuable Player, again

Savannah WagnerFor the second consecutive year, hitter Savannah Wagner was named the 2016 District’s Most Valuable Player.

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Lady Tigers compete at regional cross country

The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger varsity cross country team came in 14th out of 23 teams competing at the UIL 3A Region 2 Championship  meet on Saturday, October 29. See the November 3 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of individual places and times at the meet.