Mt. Vernon Register-News


August 28, 2013

Modert leads Rams runners into season



Surrounding Modert, the Rams will have a small number but several solid veteran group of runners. The Rams have eight total runners on the squad. The number includes one incoming freshman.

Turner said he expects Jordan Wilemon (senior), Ethan Badger (junior), Daniel Flood (junior) and Brykell Patton (senior) to help form a solid core.

Turner said he witnessed Wilemon improve in the second half of the spring track season.

His runs are a lot better,” Turner said. “He's a lot closer to David on a lot of the trainings.

Right there with Wilemon is Badger, and Turner said Flood improved himself in the mile run on the track. That experience carries into the cross country season.

Patton was used as a hurdler in the track months, and Turner said his transition into cross country form has taken a bit longer.

It's taken him a little longer to get going, but he's really starting to come,” Turner said. “

Jordan Hubbard who transferred to Mt. Vernon from Collinsville joins the team as a junior. Tyler Williams will run as a sophomore.

He and Jordan both are just now getting the mileage and getting the training in to where they can start to compete for three miles,” Turner said.

Hagen Schneider is the lone freshman on the team. He comes to the Rams from Field Grade School.

Late October we're really going to see an improvement in him where he'll really start coming on and get good for us,” Turner said.

For the first time in several decades Mt. Vernon won't be hosting its invitational. Typically, its the only home meet of the season for Turner's team. The coach said teams have consistently dropped out of the event for the past decade. Mt. Vernon entered this season with the possibility of facing just three other schools. Turner said at its height, the invitational drew close to three dozen schools to the city. The event lost numerous schools after other teams dropped out to host their own invitationals over the years. Belleville West dropped out and drew in about a dozen Metro East schools. Several also went north to Peoria where they get experience running on the state final course.

Literally we only had about a loyal three teams that were going to be there,” Turner said.

The Rams open the season Sept. 4 in Murphysboro.

Text Only
  • Young Lady Rams gain vital summer experience

    This summer might have been more critical than usual for player development within the Lady Rams basketball program.

    We graduated six seniors, and we're not kidding ourselves in saying we're going to be veteran because we're not,” Mt. Vernon coach Jeff Lonnon said.

    July 29, 2014

  • 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

Tom Lindley Sports