Mt. Vernon Register-News


April 23, 2013

Sports briefs

Rams top Alton

Mt. Vernon's baseball team edged Alton 8-7 Monday.Brock Fulkerson was the winning pitcher and improved to 6-1 on the season. Tyler Ellis completed the game and earned the save. Fulkerson finished with three strikeouts and allowed four earned runs.Hayden Poninski had three hits, including a triple, and two RBI for Mt. Vernon. Landon Thomas added two hits and two RBI.Jake Pike, Matthew Williams and Collin Young had two hits and an RBI each.Mt. Vernon is 17-5 this season and hosts Cahokia for a South Seven Conference matchup today.

Woodlawn baseball stomps Grayville

Woodlawn topped Grayville 10-0 in five innings Monday.Garrett Minks threw a one-hitter for the Cardinals and finished with 10 strikeouts.Matt Kennedy finished with two hits, including a double. Derek Kehrer had a hit and two RBI. Bryson Sanders and Minks both had a hit and RBI each.Woodlawn is 7-6 this season and travels to Hamilton County today.

Lady Cardinals cruise past Grayville

Woodlawn's softball team beat Grayville 7-2 Monday.Paige Tufts was the winning pitcher. She threw a complete game and finished with eight strikeouts.Cassandra Lueking had three hits and three RBI to pace the Woodlawn offense. Paige Tufts, Payton Tufts, Kelsea Bock and Allison England all had a hit and an RBI each.Woodlawn is 11-8 this season and 5-0 in the Midland Trail Conference. The Lady Cardinals host Okawville today.

Lady Rams placed fourth at Marion

Mt. Vernon's girls track team finished fourth in the Marion Invitational.The Lady Rams ended the event with 59 points. Carbondale won the title with 142. Benton placed second with 74, and Herrin finished third with 68.First-place finishers for Mt. Vernon were: Aaliyah Palmer in the discus with a throw of 104 feet, 10 inches. Charde Golliday won the 200 meter dash in a time of 26.72 seconds.Second-place finishers were: Allie Skobel in the 3,200 meters (12:56) and the 3,200 meter relay team of Ashley Paulson, Camilla Bauer, Zoe Mattingly and Rebecca Rexing (11:13).Third-place finishers were: Golliday in the 100 meters (13.16 seconds), Bauer in the 1,600 meters (6:09.90) and Palmer in the shot put (37 feet, 3 inches).Fourth-place finishers were: Golliday in the long jump (13 feet, 10 inches).Sixth-place finishers were: Zoe Mattingly in the 1,600 meters (6:17).Mt. Vernon hosts Centralia in a home dual meet today.

Parks department to host softball league

The Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several mens softball leagues this spring.The deadline for registration is Friday, and the cost is $390 per team.Teams will play a 16-game regular season followed by a postseason tournament. The mens league will have two divisions.For more information, individuals can contact Wes Plummer at 242-6890 or by email at

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  • 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

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