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Beating the buzzer

Adolfo Rodriguez leaps from center court to try to beat the half time buzzer for the eighth grade Tigers.Adolfo Rodriguez leaps from center court to try to beat the half time buzzer for the eighth grade Tigers. The team beat Paul Pewitt 52-15 last week. For individual scoring information, see the Jan. 15 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald. To see more photo's from this basketball game click here.

Lady Tigers split district games

Rylee Keys brings the ball down the courtRylee Keys brings the ball down the court for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team. The ladies split their games this week with a victory over Paul Pewitt and a tough loss to Chapel Hill.

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Lady Tigers continue district competition

Sissy Rogers shoots from outside for the Lady Tigers.Sissy Rogers shoots from outside for the Lady Tigers. The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team continued District 16-3A competition with a 53-29 victory over Linden-Kildare on Friday, January 2.

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Triple teamed

Brett Thomas lunges for a lay up against three Paul Pewitt playersBrett Thomas lunges for a lay up against three Paul Pewitt players for the varsity Tiger basketball team. Thomas racked up 33 points in the 60-33 Mount Vernon victory.

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Tiger teams to travel to Linden Kildare

Ty’Reese Linwood pops the ball into the basket for the junior varsity Tigers against Winnsboro. Ty’Reese Linwood pops the ball into the basket for the junior varsity Tigers against Winnsboro. The Mount Vernon Tigers and Lady Tigers basketball teams will travel to Linden Kildare

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Strickland, Wagner get All-State recognition

Emma Strickland, Savannah WagnerEmma Strickland and Savannah Wagner were selected last week by the Texas Sports Writers Association as members of  the 2014 All-State Volleyball Team.

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Lady Tigers start District with wins

Jordan Rios brings the ball down the court for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team. Jordan Rios brings the ball down the court for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team. They started District 16-3A competition with victories over both Hughes Springs and Queen City last week, and now have a 12-6 record for the season.

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Tigers begin district with a win

Destin Weakley attempts to dribble around an opponent.Destin Weakley attempts to dribble around an opponent.The Mount Vernon Tiger boys basketball team snagged their first District 16-3A victory with a 57-42 win over Linden-Kildare on Friday, January 2.

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Lions defeat CHESS in overtime

The Saltillo Lions  basketball team beat CHESS 49-47 in overtime on Tuesday, Dec. 9. “It was an exciting game to watch, a little frustrating to coach,”  Coach Bill Giles said. “We did a lot of good things, just not enough to turn it into a win.”

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