Category Archives : Sports


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 […]


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 […]

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

Senior Bryce Newman dribbles around the Bosse defender in Friday night’s sectional match up. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

Bosse’s defense, quickness too much for Wildcats

By Steven Kochersperger When something you love comes to an end sooner than you want it to it is never easy. The same is true in sports as it is in life and this week the Mount Vernon Wildcat basketball team had it’s season come to an abrupt end at the hand of the Bosse […]


Top Sports Stories for 3-4-14

Redman honored for commitment to MVHS. Vikings get pre-tourney look at Marksmen. Wildcats play two of area’s best in tourney tune-ups. ‘Great support system’ key to Wildcat duo’s success.

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Members of the 2014 North Posey Viking basketball team who will play in this week’s sectional in Boonville are, in front, managers Jared and Brandon Tepool. In row two are reserve coach Michael Travers, James Marshall, Michael Bender, Cody Ungetheim, Tyler Adkins, Reed Gerteisen, Damon Cardin, and freshman coach Jeremy Schipp. In back are assistant coach Vince McClure, Jacob Brenton, Griffin Motz, Drake Davenport, Bryce Martin, Zack Carl, head coach Heath Howington, and assistant coach Jason Simmons. Photo by Dave Pearce

Bender sets 3-point record as team wins third straight

By Dave Pearce. On Friday evening, North Posey’s senior night, the Vikings were tenaciously grinding it out against rival Gibson Southern until the final period. The Vikings outscored the Titans 27-9 in the final period and pulled away for what the score would indicate was an easy win. But for anyone in attendance, it was […]