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Arnold named District Co-Defensive Player of Year

Daniel Arnold, Max Rutledge, Trey HoneaDaniel Arnold was named as the Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year for District 7-3A-D1 for the 2018 season.

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Lady Tigers drop two games

Peyton Steen (23) dribbles around an opponent for the Lady Tigers.Peyton Steen (23) dribbles around an opponent for the Lady Tigers. The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger basketball team lost to both Rowlett and Rains teams on the road during play last week.

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Protecting the ball

Nathan  Smith (40) protects the ball as he rushes through a large hole in the offensive line created by Jon Gekiere (30), Gunner Fielden (62), and Kennedy James (53).Nathan  Smith (40) protects the ball as he rushes through a large hole in the offensive line created by Jon Gekiere (30), Gunner Fielden (62), and Kennedy James (53).

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Lady Tiger JV defeats Mineola

The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Junior Varsity basketball team defeated the Mineola Yellowjackets 20-15, and went 1-1 at the Royse City tournament last week. For individual scoring, see the December 6 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Lady Tigers defeat Canton, fall to Naamen Forest

Annie Coffey shoots a three-pointer for the Lady Tigers.Annie Coffey shoots a three-pointer for the Lady Tigers. The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger basketball team split two home games last week before the Thanksgiving break.

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Lady Tigers defeat Mineola, split Royce City tourney games

Sam Lowry drives toward the basket for the Lady Tigers.Sam Lowry drives toward the basket for the Lady Tigers. She scored 43 points, incuding 12 three-pointers, for Mount Vernon at the Royse City tournament last weekend.

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Tigers blow out the Trojans 52-8, claim the Area title

Boston Morris (20) and Xxzavier Neloms (23) make a sandwich of the Trojan’s Jayleen Record (21).Boston Morris (20) and Xxzavier Neloms (23) make a sandwich of the Trojan’s Jayleen Record (21). The Mount Vernon Tiger football team defeated the Dallas Madison Trojans 52-8 in the area playoff round.

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Tigers finish 2018 season as Regional finalists

Dalton Decker (12) hauls in a pass from Kason Pletcher near the 30 yard line of the Rabbits.Dalton Decker (12) hauls in a pass from Kason Pletcher near the 30 yard line of the Rabbits. He carried the ball into the end zone for a 42 yard touchdown for the Tigers.

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Thomas, Lowry, Hughes receive top District 13-3A honors

Bailey Thomas, Riley Hughes, Sam LowryLady Tiger volleyball team members Bailey Thomas, Sam Lowry, and Riley Hughes received top honors for the All-District 13-3A team.

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