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Lady Tigers second in ETH Tournament of Champions

The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers summer varsity basketball teamThe Mount Vernon Lady Tigers summer basketball team claimed second place in the varsity girls division of the East Texas Hoops Tournament of Champions. The tournament was played in three

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Football camp starts July 27

A football camp for incoming seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students will be July 27 through 29. The camp will be from 8 to 11 a.m. each day. Interested students can register

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Haley, Banister receive All-District top honors

Hunter Haley and Blake BanisterHunter Haley was named the Pitcher of the Year and Blake Banister was named the Defensive Player of the Year for 2015 by the coaches in District 16-3A. For a listing of other players named to the All-District team, see the May 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Softball camp

Coach Dana Bohlken shows a softball camp participant the proper stance for fielding the ball.Coach Dana Bohlken shows a softball camp participant the proper stance for fielding the ball. A total of 30 girls attended the two day camp. Coach Bohlken received help from five college and five high school softball players during the camp.

Tigers finish in Bi-District round

Kevi Evans has a death grip on second base after almost over-shooting the bag on a slide.Kevi Evans has a death grip on second base after almost over-shooting the bag on a slide. He was ruled safe. The Mount Vernon Tigers baseball team finished their 2015 season as Bi-District finalists.

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Seawright named Pitcher of the Year

Jamie SeawrightJamie Seawright was named as the Pitcher of the Year for District 16-3A. Seawright is a junior and is the daughter of  Mary Keys and Ray Seawright.

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Lady Tigers are 2015 Area finalists

Madison Whitfield winds up to pitchMadison Whitfield winds up to pitch during the second game against Whitewright on Saturday, May 9.The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger softball team fell under the wheels of state ranked

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High school anglers compete at Regional, garner prizes

Regional qualifying anglers Will Gamblin, Tyler Cooper,  Kaden Proffitt, Lee Reeves, and Chase HymanMembers of the Franklin County High School Bass Team (FCBT) completed their first season of competition by competing in the Texas High School Bass Association’s regional championship

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Morris, Seawright, Hoffman are named outstanding athletes

Award recipients at the 2015 All Sports BanquetKierra Morris, Jamie Seawright, and Patrick Hoffman were named as the Outstanding Athletes for 2014-2015 at the All Sports Banquet for Mount Vernon High school on Monday, May 4.

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