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Junior high students undefeated at state camp

Junior High Lady TigersTen Junior High Lady Tigers were undefeated at a statewide basketball camp conducted by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches from June 8-10 at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. For more information, see the June 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Whitaker, Foster in Champion Bowl

Tyler Foster and Chase WhitakerChase Whitaker and Tyler Foster will be members of the Red team during the 2013 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Heart of a Champion Bowl. They were selected by area coaches to

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Lady Tigers end 2013 season as Regional Quarter-Finals Champs

Bailey Bohlken protects the Lady Tiger’s home plate as Lady Eagle Jordin Albertson slides in during the first inning of game two on Saturday, May 18.The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers fell to the Brock Lady Eagles in a best two out of three series on Thursday through Saturday during the Regional Semi-Finals.

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Brown, coaches top 15-2A baseball All-District selections

Daniel Brown was chosen as the 2013 15-2A Most Valuable Player by coaches in the district.He is the son of B. J. and Camille Brown and a senior at Mount Vernon High School.

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Tigers take Area Championship in final two games over Quitman

Mount Vernon Tigers Baseball teamThe Mount Vernon Tiger baseball team defeated the Quitman Bulldogs in a best two-out-of-three series to claim the Area Title and advance to the Regional Quarter-Final game.

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Johnson, Bohlken, coaches top 15-2A softball All-District selections

Sarah JohnsonSarah Johnson was chosen as the 2013 15-2A Most Valuable Player by coaches in the district. She is the daughter of Ron and Gale Johnson and a junior at Mount Vernon High School.

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Tiger Baseball send off parade

Tiger baseball send off paradeThere was a send off “parade” last week when the Mount Vernon Tigers left for their baseball game on Friday afternoon.

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Tiger baseball ends 2013 season as Area Champions

Daniel Brown launches a dive toward home plate. Palmer’s catcher missed the ball, shown in the center of the photo. Brown was safe at home and scored the winning run for the Tigers in game one of the three game seriesFor the first time since 1991, the Mount Vernon Tiger Baseball team advanced to the Regional Quarter-Final competition.

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Lady Tigers advance to Regional Semi-Finals

Jamie Seawright is lifted off her feet after driving in the winning runs during the Lady Tigers victory celebration on Saturday, May 11It took three extra innings for Mount Vernon to secure the 8-7 win on Saturday, May 11 at the Northeast Texas Community College softball field.

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