Category Archives : Sports


Wildcat tennis stems the tide, enjoys great week

By Steven Kochersperger With just a week left in the regular season portion of the High School tennis year the Mount Vernon Wildcat tennis team looks to be peaking at the right time. The Lady Cats are on a roll and have had a dramatic turn in their season. Mount Vernon won both match-ups this […]

Hayley Salaman comes up with a big serve in a recent match. Salaman is now the third player used in the number one slot for Mount Vernon. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

Mount Vernon’s Austin Krizan takes a poke at this pitch during action this week against North. The Wildcats defeated a talented and good-hitting North team to help move to 8-6 on the year. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

Top Sports Stories for 5-6-14

Wildcats move to 8-6 with wins over North, Hatchets. Lady Wildcats shake loss, gain wins over Tecumseh, Tigers. Lady Vikings take 3-of-4, get big win at Heritage Hills. Young, talented track team finds too much experience.


Vikings take 4-of-5 in week where each run counts

By Dave Pearce All’s well that ends well and the North Posey baseball Vikings proved that to be true this week as they shook off a strong pitching performance at Gibson Southern early in the week and bounced back to win a pair of Pocket Athletic Conference games later in the week, as well as […]

Viking senior hitter Reed Gertiesen beat out this dribbler during baseball action this week at Gibson Southern. The umpire, however, ruled that the ball had come into contact with Gertiesen after it had been hit and the hit was not allowed. Photo by Dave Pearce

MV track teams continue to run away from the competition

By Steven Kochersperger. The Mount Vernon girls’ and boys’ track and field teams continue to run away from their competition as the season continues to roll along. Both teams enjoyed a great victory this past week as they hosted the North Posey Vikings and ran away from that contest with impressive wins. The Boys team […]

Wildcat Kellen Ray and Viking Emma Werry fight for position in the hurdles at Monday’s track meet in Mount Vernon. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

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Latshaw to take AD reins, other positions to shuffle 1

By Lois Mittino Gray Leigh Ann Latshaw was hired as the Athletic Director at Mount Vernon Senior High School at the April 21 Mount Vernon School Board Meeting. In announcing the appointment, School Superintendent Tom Kopatich said that, “she has some big shoes to fill and the challenges are there, but she will do well.” […]


More Top Sports Stories for 4-15-14

Vikings go 2-2 in first week as competition is fierce. Young, pesky Wildcats prove they can hang with best in early season. Wildcat track teams find strength in numbers as girls return to top. North Posey Viking boys, girls, look for improvement.

Zack Carl arrives at second base in plenty of time to beat the throw during North Posey baseball actiion this week against Mater Dei. Photo by Dave Pearce

Junior Cody Mobley pitches in Friday night’s game at Heritage Hills. Mobley pitched a great game only giving up one run and striking out ten batters in five innings. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

Wildcats look for leaders as team gains win No. 2

By Steven Kochersperger. The Mount Vernon baseball Cats were hoping to put their slow start behind them this week after going 1-2 last weekend in the Terre Haute South Baseball Bash. This past Friday night all signs pointed to the team moving forward as they traveled to Heritage Hills to take on the Patriots. Both […]


M-Club Hall of Fame inducts five, two teams

By Dave Pearce Members of the Mount Vernon M-Club, guests, and family and friends of the honorees gathered at Mount Vernon High School cafeteria on Saturday evening to induct five individuals and two teams into the Mount Vernon High School athletic Hall of Fame. Included in the 30th class of inductees were individuals, Jessica Fox, […]

Individuals inducted into the Mount Vernon High School M-Club Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Saturday evening at the Mount Vernon High School cafeteria are, left to right. Melannie Gillenwater, Tina Reineke, Jessica Fox, Errin Mort, and Chelsea Sanders. Teams inducted were the 2002 baseball team and the 2003 cross country team. Photo by Dave Pearce

Members of the Jace Brandenstein ‘official signing party’ this week are, left to right, Jake Lannert, grandmother Diana Higginson, Kendra Brandenstein, Jason Brandenstein, Bee Brandenstein, Jace Brandenstein, North Posey Asst. Principal Erin Koester, Coach Andy Hines, Kohen Hines, Kamryn Brandenstein, Carol Butrum, Libbi Butrum, and Scott Butrum. Photo by Dave Pearce

‘Blended’ support lands Brandenstein ‘dream’

By Dave Pearce Jace Brandenstein was clearly the center of attention on Wednesday afternoon at North Posey High School. Brandenstein was being honored by a reception to announce his signing to continue his education and soccer career at Greenville College in Illinois. However, the modest Brandenstein was clearly uncomfortable being the center of attention and […]