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Freshman volleyball claims District Championship

freshmen Lady Tigers volleyball teamThe freshmen volleyball team finished their 2014 season with a 15-1 overall record. They were District Champions and claimed first place in both the Quitman Tournament and the Mount Vernon Tournament.

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Tiger runners compete at Region

The Mount Vernon High School cross country teams competed at the Region II 3A meet on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie.

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Lions runners headed to State

Saltillo Lions cross country teamThe Saltillo boys cross country team has qualified to compete at the State Meet set for Saturday, Nov. 8 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. This is the fourth time in five years that the boys have advanced.

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Volleyball seniors honored

Seniors Kierra Morris, Emma Strickland, McKenna Medders, and Jordan Rios of the Lady Tigers varsity volleyball teamSeniors Kierra Morris, Emma Strickland, McKenna Medders, and Jordan Rios of the Lady Tigers varsity volleyball team were honored in pre-game ceremonies on Tuesday, October 28.

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Strickland, Wagner chosen as District 16-3A MVPs

Emma Strickland, Savannah WagnerSenior Libero Emma Strickland and Sophomore Outside Hitter Savannah Wagner were chosen as the District 16-3A Defensive and Offensive Most Valuable Players, respectively, for the 2014 season.

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Burd, Blase named football beau and sweetheart

Kristen Blase, David BurdDavid Burd and Kristen Blase were named the Mount Vernon High School Football Beau and Sweetheart during Senior ceremonies prior to Friday night’s game between the Tigers and the Prairiland Patriots.

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Mount Vernon loses to Prairiland

Jayden Newell (21) slips away from a Prairiland defender as he crossed the 50 yard line headed for the end zoneJayden Newell (21) slips away from a Prairiland defender as he crossed the 50 yard line headed for the end zone. The Mount Vernon Tiger football team lost to the Prairiland Patriots 35-13 on Friday, October 31

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Lady Lions runners headed to State

Saltillo Lady Lions cross country teamThe Saltillo girls cross country team has qualified to compete at the State Meet set for Saturday, November 8 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. This is the first time since 1992 that the girls team has qualified to advance.

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JV white beats Cumby 16-6

The junior varsity White football team beat Cumby on Thursday, October 23 16-6. The JV Purple team fell 20-14 ti Daingerfield. For more information about these games, see the Oct. 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.