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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  • Brian Gamber resigning as Spartans basketball coach

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

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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