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 […]

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

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.

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 […]

Two Wildcat freshmen in state finals 1

By Steven Kochersperger The Indiana High School wrestling post season continued this weekend with five Posey County wrestlers competing in the semi state tournament at the Ford Center in Evansville on Saturday. All four Mount Vernon wrestlers and the lone North Posey grappler gave all they had and walked away […]

Freshman Paul Konrath looks to grapple with his Frankin County opponent in Saturday’s semi state match. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

Members of the North Posey High School girls’ sectional championship basketball team settled down for a picture just after capturing the title with a 42-17 win over Tell City on Saturday night at Forest Park High School in Ferdinand. Pictured, front row, left to right, are Kaitlyn Blankenberger, Emma Werry, Madison Worman, Kelsey Owen, Hannah Harness, Hayley Harness, and Shelbi Newcomer. In back are asst. coach Paul Rynkiewich, Kayla Sanford, Ally Brandenstein, Rachel Ungetheim, Coach Tracy Stroud, Celeste Hill, Brooklyn Hamman, Kristin Schorr, Kamryn Brandenstein, Cidney Colbert, and asst. coach Shawn Worman. The team’s record is 19-7. Photo by Dave Pearce

Lady Vikings add sectional title to 2014 exploits

By Dave Pearce The championship game of the Forest Park basketball sectional proved a bit anti-climatic on Saturday evening as the Lady Vikings steamrolled upstart Tell City 42-17 to claim their second sectional title under current basketball coach Tracy Stroud. The previous one was five years ago (2009). The Vikings […]

Virgil Ferguson

North Posey’s Ferguson to represent Ind. 2

N orth Posey High School athletic director Virgil Ferguson has been nominated by the Indiana High School Athletic Association for the National High School Spirit of Sport Award, an honor sponsored annually by the Indianapolis-based National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The award seeks to recognize those individuals […]

Mount Vernon senior wrestler Dane Wilson is all smiles as he walks off the mat after gaining an overtime win over the No. 1 seed and 37-1 in Saturday’s sectional at Castle. Photo by Dave Pearce

Posey to send 12 to wrestling regional, 11 are Wildcats 3

By Dave Pearce Posey County will be well-represented at the Evansville Regional in wrestling this weekend, thanks mostly to an incredible performance by the Mount Vernon Wildcats at the Castle Sectional on Saturday. Posey County will have a dozen wrestlers on the mat in Saturday’s action. Mount Vernon will send […]