Mt. Vernon Register-News


April 27, 2013

Sports briefs

Rams notch 20th victory

Mt. Vernon’s baseball team hammered Herrin 15-4 in five innings Friday.

The win gave the Rams their 20th of the season.

Landon Thomas had a double, triple and inside-the-park home run to lead the Mt. Vernon offense. He finished with four RBI.

Hayden Poninski, Trevor Flota and Colten Meador had two hits and two RBI each.

Collin Young and Matthew Williams both finished with a hit and RBI each.

Thomas pitched three and two thirds innings to get the win on the mound for the Rams. Tyler Morgan pitched the final inning and a third.

Mt. Vernon is 20-5 this season and travels to Murphysboro on Monday.

Lady Rams roll past Centralia JV

Whitney Warner scored four goals in Mt. Vernon’s 10-0 win over Centralia’s junior varsity squad Friday.

The matchup came in the opening round of the Centralia Tournament.

Sydney Crews added a pair of goals. Taylor McGowen, Haley Johnson, Paisley Stewart and Alex Pigg all added a goal each.

Mt. Vernon is 7-5-1 this season and continues play in the tournament at 11 a.m. today against Harrisburg.

Lady Spartans fall to Wayne City

Wayne City’s softball team beat Waltonville/Sesser-Valier 12-0 Friday.

Wayne City knocked 14 hits in the game. The Lady Spartans finished with four hits and two errors.

Kenseth wins pole at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Matt Kenseth didn’t wait long to get his pole award back.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver stripped of his award at Kansas in a raft of penalties levied by NASCAR, set a track record with a lap at 130.334 mph Friday at Richmond International Raceway.

Kenseth edged JGR teammate Brian Vickers by 0.005 seconds to claim only the 10th top starting position of his career in 481 starts. Vickers, who held the previous qualifying record at 129.983, is filling in for injured JGR driver Denny Hamlin.

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  • 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

  • MTV-Flora boys tennis Rams edge Flora

    The Rams tennis matchup against Flora on Thursday came down to the final match.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • MTV-Salem tennis Rams sweep Salem

    The Rams tennis team swept past Salem 9-0 Wednesday.

    It was the opening match of the season for Mt. Vernon after three cancelations to start the year under first year boys coach Randy Knox.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woodlawn-Carmi softball Carmi downs Woodlawn

    Carmi-White County jumped out early in an 11-3 win over the host Lady Cardinals on Wednesday.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Tom Lindley Sports