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Lady Tigers are Regional Semifinals Champions

Mount Vernon Lady Tigers softball teamThe Mount Vernon Lady Tigers softball team claimed the Regional Semi-finals Championship two games to none over the Brock Lady Eagles at Prosper May 15-17.This is the deepest into the playoffs that the Lady Tigers have progressed since 2001.

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Celebrating a home run

Emily Floyd, center, is surrounded by her Lady Tiger teammates after hitting a home runEmily Floyd, center, is surrounded by her Lady Tiger teammates after hitting a home run during the Regional Quarterfinal game against Prairiland.

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Double play

The umpire signals an out after Jordanne Donica (13) tagged Commerce’s runner Chloe Horn (6) and then made the throw to first base before the batter could reach the bag.The umpire signals an out after Jordanne Donica (13) tagged Commerce’s runner Chloe Horn (6) and then made the throw to first base before the batter could reach the bag.

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Quarterfinals down, semifinals to go

Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Holly Hemmingsen catches a fly ball just in front of the left field fenceMount Vernon Lady Tiger Holly Hemmingsen catches a fly ball just in front of the left field fence against Prairiland. The catch made the third out in the first inning of the third game in the Reqional Quarterfinal series.

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Saltillo’s Carroll headed to State

Dakota CarrollDakota Carroll, a junior at Saltillo High School, has qualified for the 1A, division II State Track Meet in the 1600 meter run. He will run in Austin at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.

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Tigers end season as Bi-District finalists

Austin Tenan catches a fly ball for Mount Vernon.Austin Tenan catches a fly ball for Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon Tigers baseball team made its second post season appearance in as many years with a first round match up against the New Boston Lions on Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2 and were defeated in the best of three series.

Lady Tigers clinch Area Title, aim for Regional Quarterfinal

Mount Vernon catcher Bailey Bohlken protects the plate from Commerce’s Emily Gruver during the sixth inning of the first game. The Lady Tigers won the game 4-3 in an extra inning. The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers defeated Commerce in a best of three series at Grand Saline on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3 to claim the Area Title.

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Tiger Track at Region

Front row, Holly Hemmingsen, Daisy Ornelas, Kierra Morris; back row, Quay Evans, Maitland Rutledge, and Destin WeakleySix Mount Vernon athletes competed at the Regional track meet. Front row, Holly Hemmingsen, Daisy Ornelas, Kierra Morris; back row, Quay Evans, Maitland Rutledge, and Destin Weakley. For a listing of their results, see the May 9 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Senior baseball players honored

Tiger baseball seniorsThe Mount Vernon Tigers  honored senior baseball team members during ceremonies prior to their game against DeKalb on Tuesday, April 22. Eight Tigers were recognized for their contribution to the team.

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