Category Archives : Sports


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.

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

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

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 […]


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

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 […]


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.” […]

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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

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.


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 […]

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

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

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, […]


‘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 […]

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

Isaac Morton gets a handle on his opponent in a recent match. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

Posey County junior high wrestling on the move 3

By Steven Kochersperger Mount Vernon head wrestling coach Tim Alcorn has said many times that the wrestling program in the school is not just confined to the high school ranks. The atmosphere and understanding around the sport in Mount Vernon increases awareness that the building of a great high school program begins in the Junior […]