Mt. Vernon Register-News


October 10, 2013

Lady Rams hammer Lovejoy

Team pays tribute to seniors


The Lady Rams volleyball team was rarely tested in a two-game mashing of Lovejoy on Thursday night.

Mt. Vernon won 25-11, 25-6.

I was kind of worried our girls would sit back and just take them for granted, but they didn't,” Mt. Vernon coach Angie Carroll said. “They still tried to play their game and kind of take it to them.”

The match marked senior night, and the Lady Rams honored Molly Koester, Kirsten McGowen and Olivia Rios.

Hannah Owens and McGowen led the Lady Rams with five kills. Rachel Kirsch and Koester added four each.

Koester has given the Lady Rams an extra boost as an option in the front row recently. The senior missed most of the season because of a knee injury before recently returning to action.

She's been trying to get back all season, and she's finally to the point where she can get in the game,” Carroll said. “Makiah Rush has done a great job in that spot, and Molly's just a little taller so we have another bigger blocker up there.”

Mt. Vernon built a comfortable lead in both games. The Lady Rams jumped to a 12-5 edge in the opener after Koester knocked down a kill.

The lead continued to grow late in the game. Lovejoy's Antwoniece Jenkins hit a shot long to give Mt. Vernon a 22-9 cushion. McGowen closed out the opening game with a block.

Lovejoy scored the opening point of the second game for its lone lead of the match.

The Lady Rams roared back and Alexis Stewart gave her team a double-digit edge at 15-5 with an ace.

McGowen dialed up back-to-back kills to put the Lady Rams up 24-6 before a Lovejoy hitting error ended the match.

I think we just needed a little bit of a confidence boost towards the end of the season,” Carroll said.

Mt. Vernon is 11-9 this season.

Text Only
  • MTV-Althoff softball Lady Rams win on walk off

    Rachel Wright sent the Lady Rams softball fans home happy Thursday.

    With the game in the bottom of the seventh and tied at five against Althoff, Wright knocked a single. Her sister Hannah raced home for the winning run as Mt. Vernon claimed a 6-5 win.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • McKee settles in at SVWW

    Some sports coaches might be concerned about the possible headaches of co-oping with other school districts.

    Mike McKee is excited about working with a trio of schools.

    April 24, 2014

  • Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT

    Patrick Kane had his shot all along. Same for his dazzling puck-handling skills and the vision that sees the plays before they happen.

    April 24, 2014

  • Brian Gamber resigning as Spartans basketball coach

    Brian Gamber is resigning as Spartans basketball coach after two seasons.

    April 23, 2014

  • Boyd Ballard Ballard takes over Rams wrestling

    Boyd Ballard has wrestled at the highest levels and now he's taken over the Mt. Vernon program.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woodlawn-Patoka baseball Patoka knocks off Woodlawn

    Patoka built an early cushion against the Cardinals and hung on for a 5-3 win.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • MTV-Centralia baseball Rams outlast Orphans

    The offensive floodgates finally opened in the ninth inning for Mt. Vernon's baseball team.

    The Rams piled up six runs in the ninth inning to claim a 7-3 extra-inning victory Tuesday.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mt. Vernon looks to move quickly on basketball opening

    The summer is a critical time period in the development of a high school athlete.

    With the resignation of Mt. Vernon boys basketball coach Scott Gamber becoming official at Monday's school board meeting, Mt. Vernon will look to move quickly to fill the position with summer workouts approaching. MVTHS principal Wes Olson said Tuesday the school will try to have a candidate at the May board meeting.

    April 22, 2014

  • Gamber resigns as Rams coach

    Scott Gamber has resigned as Rams basketball head coach after six seasons.

    April 21, 2014

  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime

    Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

    April 18, 2014

Tom Lindley Sports