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Tigers split games, end season 6-6 in district

Kasey Cannaday stepped in as a relief pitcher on both Tiger baseball games last week.Kasey Cannaday stepped in as a relief pitcher on both Tiger baseball games last week. The Mount Vernon Tiger baseball team defeated Hughes Springs last week, but fell under the wheels of the Queen City Bulldogs.

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Lady Tigers are Bi-District finalists

Heather Brown stretches her 5’3” frame to snag a fly ball in center fieldHeather Brown stretches her 5’3” frame to snag a fly ball in center field for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers. The softball team finished their 2016 season as Bi-District finalists.

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Boys golf wins district

The Mount Vernon High School boys golf teamThe Mount Vernon High School boys golf team earned first place at the District meet at the Oak Grove Golf Course in New Boston earlier this month.

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Sulphur Bluff golf

Sulphur Bluff golf teamThe Sulphur Bluff golf team competed at the Regional tournament earlier this month. The team placed fifth overall. Kaleb Brown placed third as an individual and will advance to the State tournament April 27-29.

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Softball players celebrated

Senior Softball players and their familiesSenior members of the Mount Vernon Lady Tiger softball team were celebrated in ceremonies prior to the start of their final home game on Friday, April 22.

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Senior baseball players honored

Senior baseball players and their familiesSenior members of the Mount Vernon Tiger baseball team, Matthew Bench, Harley Narramore, and Austin Fuquay, were honored in ceremonies prior to the start of their final home game on Friday, April 22.

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Saltillo runners advance

Five Saltillo High School track team members are advancing to the Regional meet set for April 29-30 at Tarleton State University. For details on how the athletes finished at the Area meet, see the April 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Tennis team competes at Regionals

Marshall Sweeden and Ally Nguyen, Mount Vernon High School tennis team members, competed at the Regional tournament on Monday, April 18. Sweeden competed in the boys singles.

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Lady Tigers defeat Daingerfield, headed for post season

Kara Hollingsworth (7) hops across the ball to reach home plate for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers.Kara Hollingsworth (7) hops across the ball to reach home plate for the Mount Vernon Lady Tigers. Mount Vernon dispatched Daingerfield 10-0 and are headed for post season play. For details from the Daingerfield game, see the April 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.