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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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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.

Carroll advances to State meet

Saltillo ISD’s Dakota Carroll has qualified to run the 3200 meter run in the State track meet in Austin May 15 and 16. He finished in second place at the Regional track meet at

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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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Jones competes at Golf State meet

Coach Jack Arnwine and Claire JonesClaire Jones, a junior at Saltillo High School, competed at the 1A State Golf tournament in Austin last week. She finished with a two day score of 238. Jones qualified for the state tournament

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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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Senior baseball participants honored

Dakota Sanchez, Jared Perrett, Madilyne Logan,  Blake Banister, Hunter Haley, and Coach B.J. Brown.Five students were honored during senior night activities at the Mount Vernon High School baseball field on Friday, May 1. Following the ceremony, the team played their last district game and defeated Queen City 8-2.

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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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Lady Tigers advance to Area playoffs

Kierra Morris puts the bat on the ball for the Lady Tigers.Kierra Morris puts the bat on the ball for the Lady Tigers. Her double in the bottom of the seventh inning drove in the winning run against DeKalb. The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger softball team won an emotionally charged Bi-district playoff game 4-3 against DeKalb on Friday, May 1.

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