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Making the out

Sam Alston watches the ball as he races through center field to make an out for the Tigers.Sam Alston watches the ball as he races through center field to make an out for the Tigers. He made the play to help end the inning for Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon Tigers baseball team defeated the Paris Chisum Mustangs,

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Eighth grade boys track team

Eighth grade boys track teamThe eighth grade boys track team is District Champions. The team racked up 160 points, while second place DeKalb had 87 points. For a listing of individual places and times, see the April 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Triple jump

Aaron Nguyen prolongs his hang time in the triple jump. Aaron Nguyen prolongs his hang time in the triple jump. He finished third in the event at district and will advance to the regional meet at Texas A&M Commerce on Thursday, April 17.

Lady Tigers defeat Chapel Hill

Bailey Bohlken keeps her eye on the ball as she connects during a recent game.Bailey Bohlken keeps her eye on the ball as she connects during a recent game. The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers softball team defeated Chapel Hill 12-0, but fell to Paris Chisum 4-0.

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Pole vault

Selena Romero clears the pole vault bar for the Lady Tigers.Selena Romero clears the pole vault bar for the Lady Tigers. Both Romero and Holly Hemmingsen qualified for the regional meet that will be at Texas A&M Commerce on Thursday, April 17.

Seventh grade boys track team

seventh grade boys track teamThe seventh grade boys track team is District Champions. The group accumulated 137.5 points. The next closest team was Prairiland with 83 points. For a listing of individual places and times, see the April 17 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Regional qualifier

Maitland Rutledge runs the final leg of the 1600 meter relay.Maitland Rutledge runs the final leg of the 1600 meter relay. She and her teammates Hannah Penny, Marisa Alexander, and Alyssa Auringer, qualified for the regional meet.

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Advancing to region

Taylor Rose and Jordan RiosThe tennis doubles team of Taylor Rose and Jordan Rios will be competing at regionals at Tyler Junior College this week.  The duo finished in second place at the Area competition.

Stretch for the catch

Cole Strickland stretches tall to catch a throw.Cole Strickland stretches tall to catch a throw. He caught the ball, got the out at first base, and avoided an overthrow. The Tigers won the game and improve their district record to 4-3.