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Tigers Baseball tean win district opener

Hunter Hailey keeps his eye on the ball for the Tigers.Hunter Hailey keeps his eye on the ball for the Tigers. The Mount Vernon baseball team opened up District 15-AA play on Tuesday, March 11 with a come from behind 4-3 victory over the visiting Cooper Bulldogs. See the March 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for play by play deatils.

Lady Tigers defeat Chapel Hill

Emily Floyd puts the bat on the ball for the Lady Tigers.Emily Floyd puts the bat on the ball for the Lady Tigers. She had an RBI against Chapel Hill to help Mount Vernon win 6-0. See details from the game in the March 20 edition of Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Up and over

Tanner Vann cleared 9’6” for a second place finishTanner Vann cleared 9’6” for a second place finish in the pole vault for the Tiger track team during their home track meet on Thursday, March 6. For more results from the meet, see the March 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

State champion Lady Tigers to be commemorated

1994 Lady Tiger State Champion Softball TeamThe 20th anniversary of the Lady Tigers Softball Team winning the 1994 State Championship will be commemorated on Friday, March 21. The event will be at 6 p.m. prior to the current Lady Tiger’s game against Rivercrest.

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Running for the long haul

Daisy Ornelas placed second in the 3200 meter run and fifth in the 1600 meter run for the Lady Tiger track teamDaisy Ornelas placed second in the 3200 meter run and fifth in the 1600 meter run for the Lady Tiger track team during their home track meet on Thursday, March 6. For more results from the meet, see the March 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Junior high champions

Seventh grade Track TeamThe Seventh Grade Lady Tiger Track Team won first place at their home track meet on Wednesday, March 5. For a detailed listing of top six finishes in each event at the junior track meet, see the March 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Home run celebration

The Lady Tigers celebrate Kierra Morris’ (5) second home run of the day against Cooper.The Lady Tigers celebrate Kierra Morris’ (5) second home run of the day against Cooper. After each home run, the team gathers around home plate, cheers the batters around the bases, and then they fall over backwards and kick their feet up.

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1994 State Champion Lady Tigers to be honored March 21

The 1994 State Champion Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Softball Team will be honored during a ceremony on Friday, March 21. The ceremony will be prior to the current Lady Tigers’ game against Rivercrest at the high school softball field at 6 p.m. See the March 13 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more information.

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.