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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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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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Lady Lions at Edgewood tourney

Both the varsity and junior varsity Saltillo Lady Lions teams competed at the Edgewood tournament December 11-13.The varsity squad won a close game in the first round of the tournament, defeating Marshal 35-32.

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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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Lady Tigers defeat Rains

Rylee Keys attempts a lay up for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers against a much larger Gilmer opponent.Rylee Keys attempts a lay up for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers against a much larger Gilmer opponent. The Lady Tiger basketball teams were hosts for Gilmer on Tuesday, December 9 and traveled to Rains on Friday, December 12. The varsity squad beat Rains 48-39.

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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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JV ladies defeat Paris

Jakayda Fountain shoots the ball for the junior varsity girls.Jakayda Fountain shoots the ball for the junior varsity girls. The team defeated Paris 31-19 on Tuesday, December 2. For individual scoring information, see the December 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tigers finish third at North Hopkins tournament

The Mount Vernon Tigers boys basketball team finished in third place at the North Hopkins tournament December 11-13. The Tigers began the tournament with a 47-35 victory over North Hopkins.

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JV boys soundly defeat Prairiland

Kasey Cannaday attempts a jump shot for the junior varsity Tigers.Kasey Cannaday attempts a jump shot for the junior varsity Tigers. The junior varsity Tigers basketball team defeated Prairiland 60-24 on Tuedsay, December 2. and finished third out of eight teams at the Cooper tournament.

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