Mt. Vernon Register-News


May 4, 2013

Sports briefs

MTC All-Conference softball team announced

The Jefferson County area had numerous players named to the Midland Trail All-Conference team.

Wayne City’s Hayley Spicer was named the conference’s Most Valuable Player. Joe Bernard of Wayne City was named Coach of the Year.

Woodlawn’s Cassandra Lueking, Payton Tufts, and Paige Tufts were all named to the squad. Sam Williams and Ryann French both made Honorable Mention.

Hannah Witter and Maegan Eskew of Waltonville/Sesser-Valier were named all-conference. Kourtney King was on Honorable Mention.

Webber’s Courtney Girvan was selected for the team, and Megan Kluck was named Honorable Mention.

In addition to Spicer, Megan Slover and Tori Pasley were named to the team from Wayne City.

Pairings set for MTC tournament

The Midland Trail Conference Tournament starts Tuesday and matchups have been released.

The tournament opens Tuesday with No. 9 Sandoval at No. 8 Webber.

Wednesday games are the Sandoval/Webber winner at No. 1 Wayne City, No. 5 Waltonville/Sesser-Valier at No. 4 Odin, No. 6 Cisne at NO. 3 Noble/Clay City, No. 7 Grayville at No. 2 Woodlawn.

Friday, the semifinal round starts at 4 p.m. in Noble with the third-place game and championship to follow.

Sports physicals scheduled at Mt. Vernon

Athletic physicals at Mt Vernon Township High School for any sophomore, junior or senior student who is planning to participate in any sport next season will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The cost is $5. All athletes should go to H Building.

Anyone with questions can contact the school at 246-5503 or 246-5504.

AP source: LeBron wins 4th MVP award

LeBron James is getting his fourth Most Valuable Player award — and the only mystery left is whether the vote was unanimous.

The Miami Heat star will be introduced Sunday as the award winner, according to a person familiar with the results and who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league has not publicly announced this year’s recipient.

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  • Rams spend time at SIU football camp

    The Rams football team spent a little time away from their traditional summer practice setting at the end of last week.

    On Thursday close to three dozen sophomores, juniors and seniors traveled to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for a football team camp. The camp, which included three other high schools, wrapped up Saturday.

    July 28, 2014

  • Hines Sight: St. Louis, Chicago bring exciting aspects into season

    St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears fans have reasons to be excited for the upcoming football season.

    Both teams feature explosive young talent, who have a chance to dominate the league. Challenges also stand in their way.

    July 25, 2014

  • Sam Root award Root calls award 'humbling'

    Webber's baseball team capped the season with several individual honors, and coach Sam Root recently added to the postseason awards list.

    Root, who guided the Trojans to the 1A state finals in Peoria this spring, was named the Southern Illinois Baseball Coaches Association 1A Coach of the Year.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rays win 6th straight, 7-2 over Cardinals

     Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the StLouis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

    July 22, 2014

  • MTV-Salem Junior Legion Salem ends Mt. Vernon's season

    A sacrifice fly made the difference in Salem's 1-0 win against the Post 141 Junior Legion team Monday.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Breese shuts down Mt. Vernon

    Post 141's Junior Legion team lost 4-0 to the Breese Gray Post 976 squad on Sunday in the district title game.

    July 20, 2014

  • Juniors top Salem

    An early lead and strong pitching propelled the Post 141 Junior Legion team to a 3-1 win over Salem in the district tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon.

    July 19, 2014

  • 7-19 jr. legion cut Lyday shuts out Bluford MT. VERNON — Jeremiah Lyday went the distance and Mt. Vernon’s Jr. Legion squad did just enough offensively to advance in the district tournament at Brennan Klein Field on Friday.Lyday scattered three hits and recorded six strikeouts as Post 141 shut

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • cardinals.jpg Holliday powers Cardinals past Dodgers, 3-2

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday homered and doubled with three RBIs, and Lance Lynn won his third straight start for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0002.JPG Basketball camp concludes at Changnon

    About 75 kids in the Mt. Vernon region participated in an offensive skills basketball camp this week at Changnon Gym.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

Tom Lindley Sports