Mt. Vernon Register-News


June 13, 2013

Thomas, Fulkerson garner top honor



I just wanted to do my part,” Thomas said. “Whatever coach asked me to do, I would be more than happy to step up for him,” Thomas said. “I just love the game so much that you just want to be part of every facet of it.”

Thomas added that he enjoyed his increased pitching role this season.

It turned out a lot better than I expected, honestly,” Thomas said. “Defense and offense is just a normal part of the game, but definitely I enjoyed pitching a lot more this year.”


First Team


Collin Young started at catcher for Mt. Vernon and was a key offensive and defensive cog for the Rams.

Not many balls get past Collin, he has an accurate, strong arm, and he is a good defensive captain for us,” Holloway said. “He makes good decisions, and he is very deserving in that catcher position.”

Colten Meador was another middle of the order hitter for the Rams and played first base.

Colten turned into a fine first baseman as well as providing some offensive firepower for us,” Holloway said.

Matthew Williams played the critical defensive position of shortstop and gave the Rams a solid bat in the lower part of the order.

Matt Williams has had an unbelievable two years at shortstop,” Holloway said. “He makes every routine but also makes some very difficult plays.”

Jake Pike led off for the Rams and played right field. He helped jumpstart the Rams offense with his speed and power from the left side.

Jake has very good athleticism,” Holloway said. “He's very competitive.”

Hayden Poninski spent most of his season as the team's designated hitter. He also filled in at second base for Trevor Flota.

He can play anywhere,” Holloway said. “He played some second base. He's capable of playing short, played the outfield for us and had some clutch at-bats throughout the season.”

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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

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