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All-District selections for 24A announced

All-District selections for District 24A, Division II were announced last week. Braden Ivy, a junior from Saltillo, was named Co-Newcomer of the Year, and Erin Zeringue, a senior from Sulphur Bluff, was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year. For a listing of other athletes who received first team and second honors, see the March 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tiger teams compete at Prairiland track meet

The Mount Vernon Tiger varsity track team finished in fourth place out of seven teams at the Prairiland meet on Thursday, February 27. The Lady Tigers finished in fifth place, as did the junior varsity squad. For a listing of athletes who placed by event, see the March 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Softball beats DeKalb, goes 5-0-1 in tourney

Sarah Johnson struck out 40 of the 112 batters she pitched to last week as the Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Softball Team opened district play against DeKalb.Sarah Johnson struck out 40 of the 112 batters she pitched to last week as the Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Softball Team opened district play against DeKalb.

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Mount Vernon junior varsity ladies beats DeKalb

The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger junior varsity softball team beat DeKalb 13-1 on Tuesday, February 25. Kara Hollingsworth pitched two innings. She faced eight batters with no hits, two strike outs, and one run.

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Brown, Craver qualify for State

Corbin Craver and Ashley Brown, powerliftingCorbin Craver and Ashley Brown both qualified for the state meet in powerlifing last week. Brown, a senior, competed at the regional meet in White Oak on Thursday, February 27 in the 148 lb. class.

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Rose, Rios double up for second place win

The girls doubles team of Taylor Rose and Jordan Rios claimed a second place victory in the Liberty Eylau Invitational Tennis Tournament last week. Hannah Johnson won consolation in the girls singles division. For a listing of upcoming tournaments, see the March 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tigers drop home opener, compete at Eustace tournament

Grant Lowry pitches for the Mount Vernon Tiger Varsity Baseball Team.Grant Lowry pitches for the Mount Vernon Tiger Varsity Baseball Team. The team opened the 2014 season on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at home with a 7-3 loss to the Ore City Rebels.

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Tigers split Grand Saline tourney games

Catcher Blake Banister successfully protects home plate from an advancing opponent.Catcher Blake Banister successfully protects home plate from an advancing opponent. The Mount Vernon Varsity Tiger baseball team split their games 2-2 in the Grand Saline tournament February 27 through March 1.

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Mount Vernon junior softballers start with a bang

Mount Vernon Lady Tiger junior varsity softball TeamThe Mount Vernon Lady Tiger junior varsity softball has started their season with a bang. They won first place at the Longview JV Tournament, second place at the North Lamar JV Tournament,

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