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Junior varsity boys win in triple overtime

A Daingerfield player was following too close and rear ended Kevi Evans as he flies in for a lay up.A Daingerfield player was following too close and rear ended Kevi Evans as he flies in for a lay up. The Mount Vernon Tiger junior varsity boys basketball team beat the Daingerfield blue Tigers 39-37 in triple overtime on Friday, January 16.

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Lady Tigers beat Daingerfield 72-37

Jordanne Donica makes a jump shot for the varsity Lady Tigers.Jordanne Donica makes a jump shot for the varsity Lady Tigers. She racked up 13 points against Daingerfield. The varsity Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team beat the Daingerfield blue Tigers at home on Friday, January 16 by a score of 73-37.

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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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Tigers add two more district wins

Clayton Toney tips off for the Tigers against Paul Pewitt.Clayton Toney tips off for the Tigers against Paul Pewitt. The Mount Vernon Tiger boys basketball team added two more District 16-3A victories this week with wins over Paul Pewitt and Chapel Hill.

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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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Seventh grade claims trophies

The seventh grade basketball team.Mount Vernon’s seventh grade boys basketball team claimed the championship at their home tournament on Saturday, January 10. The Tigers defeated Rivercrest in the championship game 37-35.

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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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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.

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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