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Tigers split Grand Saline tourney games

Catcher Blake Banister successfully protects home plate from an advancing opponent.Catcher Blake Banister successfully protects home plate from an advancing opponent. The Mount Vernon Varsity Tiger baseball team split their games 2-2 in the Grand Saline tournament February 27 through March 1.

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Softball beats DeKalb, goes 5-0-1 in tourney

Sarah Johnson struck out 40 of the 112 batters she pitched to last week as the Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Softball Team opened district play against DeKalb.Sarah Johnson struck out 40 of the 112 batters she pitched to last week as the Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Softball Team opened district play against DeKalb.

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Saltillo Lions are Area Finalists

Tucker Johnson shoots for the Saltillo Lions basketball team.Tucker Johnson shoots for the Saltillo Lions basketball team. The group lost in the Area playoff round to the Bellevue Eagles on Friday, February 21 in McKinney 58-42.

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Brown, Craver qualify for State

Corbin Craver and Ashley Brown, powerliftingCorbin Craver and Ashley Brown both qualified for the state meet in powerlifing last week. Brown, a senior, competed at the regional meet in White Oak on Thursday, February 27 in the 148 lb. class.

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Talsma named first team All-District

Fetzen TalsmaFetzen Talsma was named to the basketball All-District first team for 15-2A for the 2013-14 season. Talsma scored 225 points for the Tiger basketball team this year.

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Tigers drop home opener, compete at Eustace tournament

Grant Lowry pitches for the Mount Vernon Tiger Varsity Baseball Team.Grant Lowry pitches for the Mount Vernon Tiger Varsity Baseball Team. The team opened the 2014 season on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at home with a 7-3 loss to the Ore City Rebels.

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Four power lifters qualify for regionals

Four students on the Mount Vernon ISD power lifting team have qualified for the regional meet. Ashley Brown, Corbin Craver, Misael Guzman and Quay Evans each qualified to advance. See the Feb. 27 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details from the White Oak meet and where these athletes compete next.

Mount Vernon junior softballers start with a bang

Mount Vernon Lady Tiger junior varsity softball TeamThe Mount Vernon Lady Tiger junior varsity softball has started their season with a bang. They won first place at the Longview JV Tournament, second place at the North Lamar JV Tournament,

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Saltillo ladies end at Regional Semifinals

Kendall Bain attempts a jump shot for the Saltillo Lady Lions.Kendall Bain attempts a jump shot for the Saltillo Lady Lions. They finished their basketball season as Regional Semifinalists at Wagstaff Gym in Tyler on Friday, February 21.

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