Category Archives : Sports

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 with their head held high […]

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 had, by far, the toughest […]

Lady Wildcats prepare for tourney with Memorial win

By Steven Kochersperger The final game of the girls basketball season looked to be a mirror image of how the year went for the Mount Vernon Wildcats. The Lady Cats closed the regular season Thursday evening with a back and fourth game that ended in dramatics and overtime. While the Cats have been on the […]

Mount Vernon senior Ellen Foster is forced to alter her shot during the final regular season win over Memorial this week. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

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 who exemplify the ideals of […]

Five Posey County wrestlers move on to semi state tourney 1

By Steven Kochersperger Twelve Posey County wrestlers entered this past Saturday’s Regional at Castle High School needing just one win to secure their place in the semi-state match this week. And while twelve entered the Regional hopeful, only five ended their day with a spot in this week’s semi-state match at the Ford Center. All […]

North Posey senior Shane Martin locks up with his opponent in Saturday’s Regional at Castle High School. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

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 11 and North Posey will […]

Lady Vikings capture PAC title with ninth straight win

By Dave Pearce For the majority of Thursday evening’s girls’ basketball game between North Posey and Forest Park, if you had asked Forest Park sharpshooter Ashley Reckelhoff the number on her jersey, she would have been torn between 10 and 12. When Coach Marty Niehaus, Mount Vernon High School’s all-time leading scorer, picked numbers for […]

North Posey senior Kelsey Owen slips by her defender during action this week against Forest Park. Photo by Dave Pearce

Members of the Big Eight Champion Mount Vernon High School girls’ swim team are, left to right, Claudia Crawford, Elaine Thomas, Taylor Culley, Rachel Burke, Clara Baggett, Amanda Duckworth, Katie McDonald, Samantha Reese, Drew Glover, Hadley Whoberry, Josie Mercer, Samantha Gowdy and Katie Russell. Photo submitted

Wildcat girls win Big Eight while boys finish one point shy 1

By Steven Kochersperger The Big Eight swimming and diving Conference Championships were held in Mount Vernon this past week with the four teams that have programs in the conference competing. Both the boys and girls teams from Mount Vernon looked poised at great runs in the meet and did not disappoint. The girls’ made easy […]

Wildcats wrestle well, finish just shy of Big 8 title

By Steven Kochersperger The Mount Vernon Wildcat wrestling team came into Saturday’s Big Eight Championships believing they had all the pieces to put together a title. The Cats had been wrestling great up to that point and all around the program knew that if anyone was going to give them a run it would be […]

Dane Wilson gets ahold of his Vincennes Lincoln opponent in Saturday’s conference championships in Boonville. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

North Posey’s Madison Worman scored 21 points to help her team move to 10-7 on Saturday. Photo by Dave Pearce

Lady Vikings win critical pair

By Dave Pearce It was the best of times. It was the best of times. Regardless how you slice it, the North Posey Lady Vikings enjoyed a very successful week on the hardwood. They came away with two drastically different kinds of wins. But according to the coach, one was just as important as the […]