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Saltillo beats North Hopkins

The Saltillo Lions basketball team defeated North Hopkins 42-37 in overtime on Friday, December 15. The Lady Lions won 29-25, and the junior varsity boys won 43-40. For individual scoring information, see the December 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Three records set

Christian ChamnessChristian Chamness won first place in the 242 pound high school division at the NASA Holiday Classic in Mount Pleasant on Saturday, December 16.

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Saltillo tops CHESS

The Saltillo Lions and Lady Lions varsity basketball teams defeated CHESS on Tuesday, December 5. The Lions won 76-30 and the Lady Lions won 51-41. See the December 14 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for individual scoring information.

Lady Tigers snag victories to start district

Alexsys Hill shoots for two for the Lady TigersAlexsys Hill shoots for two for the Lady Tigers. The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers basketball team dominated Chisum and Como-Pickton last week to begin District 13-3A competition with a pair of victories.

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JV girls win Edgewood tourney

Lauryn Dunlap prepares to shoot for the junior varsity Lady Tiger basketball team.Lauryn Dunlap prepares to shoot for the junior varsity Lady Tiger basketball team. The group won the Edgewood JV tournament on Saturday, December 9 with an undefeated 4-0 record.

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Tigers beat Mineola, New Boston

Tyler Cooper casually flies in for a lay up for the Tigers against MineolaTyler Cooper casually flies in for a lay up for the Tigers against Mineola on Tuesday, December 12.

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Lady Tigers 10-5 through pre-season

Zaylin Lee shoots for two for the Lady Tigers.Zaylin Lee shoots for two for the Lady Tigers. The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger basketball team finished their pre-season schedule with a 10-5 record and were ready to begin district competition this week.

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Alissa Hill, Rylee Keys named to Academic All-State team

Alissa Hill and Rylee KeysAlissa Hill and Rylee Keys have been named to the Academic All-State Volleyball Team for 2017.

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Tigers win Quitman tourney

Vencent Rockwell brings the ball down the court for the Tigers.Vencent Rockwell brings the ball down the court for the Tigers. The Mount Vernon Tigers basketball team was undefeated and claimed the Championship trophy at the Quitman tournament December 7-9.

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