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Tigers pull ahead in final minutes

Hylke Talsma shoots for the Tigers.Hylke Talsma shoots for the Tigers. The Mount Vernon Tigers varsity basketball team turned a one point lead into a 48-36 victory over Prairiland in the final minutes of the game in Tiger Gym on Friday, January 27.

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JV Boys third at tournament

The junior varsity boys basketball team defeated Como-Pickton 55-36 to claim third place at the Saltillo JV tournament on Saturday, January 21. For a listing of games played and individual scoring, see the January 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-herald.

Lady Tigers lead district

Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Jakayda Fountain shoots around a Chisum player for a lay up.Mount Vernon Lady Tiger Jakayda Fountain shoots around a Chisum player for a lay up. The Lady Tigers are undefeated in District 7-3A competition with three games remaining in the regular season.

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All State

Savannah WagnerMount Vernon High School Senior Savannah Wagner has been named as an honorable mention middle blocker by the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State volleyball team for the 2016 season.

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Tigers fall to Chapel Hill

Dylan Rogers dribbles in the lane for the Tigers against Chapel Hill.Dylan Rogers dribbles in the lane for the Tigers against Chapel Hill. The Mount Vernon Tiger varsity basketball team suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Chapel Hill Devils on Tuesday, January 10.

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Tigers in second at season mid-point

Ty’Rese Linwood shoots over an opponent for the Tigers.Ty’Rese Linwood shoots over an opponent for the Tigers. The Mount Vernon Tiger varsity basketball team defeated both Chisum and Como-Pickton this week and are firmly in second place half-way through District 13-3A competition.

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Lady Tigers top district rankings

Zaylin Lee shoots over a Chapel Hill opponent.Zaylin Lee shoots over a Chapel Hill opponent. The Mount Vernon Lady Tiger basketball team continued their romp through district with a 68-62 victory over the Chapel Hill Lady Red Devils on Tuesday, January 10.

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Floyd snags 500th win

Mount Vernon Lady Tiger basketball team, coach Brad Floyd center backrowMount Vernon Lady Tiger basketball coach Brad Floyd snagged his 500th career win last week when the team defeated Chisum 61-30 last Tuesday, January 17.

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Super team

Savannah WagnerMount Vernon High School Senior Savannah Wagner has been named as the third team middle hitter of the 2016 East Texas Volleyball Super Team.

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