Category Archives : Sports


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 […]

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

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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.


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 […]

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

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

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 […]


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 […]

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

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

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 […]


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 […]

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

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 […]


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 […]

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

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

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 […]