Mt. Vernon Register-News


May 18, 2013

Sports briefs

Palmer advances at track state

Mt. Vernon’s Aaliyah Palmer will compete in two events at today’s 2A girls track and field state final.

Palmer qualified from Friday’s preliminary round in the shot put and discus. Palmer threw the shot put 39 feet, 11 inches. The mark topped the school’s record in the event and was also a personal best for Palmer.

In the discus, Palmer finished with a throw of 112 feet, 10 inches.

Teammate Charde Golliday raced in the 400 meters on Friday but didn’t advance. The freshman finished her heat in a time of 1:00.27.

Palmer competes starting with the shot put at 10 a.m. this morning. She will throw the discus at 1:25 p.m.

Neibert qualifies for tennis state

Aaron Neibert advanced to the Carbondale boys tennis sectional semifinals.

Neibert enters the sectional as the No. 3 seed in singles and won a pair of matches on Friday. All singles players and doubles teams that advance to the sectional semifinals qualify for state.

Neibert will compete in the semifinals today.

Lady Rams fall to Salem

Mt. Vernon’s softball team lost at Salem 4-1 on Friday.

Page Clinton had three hits and an RBI. Alexis Stewart added three hits and scored a run. Hannah Wright finished with two hits, and Lauren Wilson added a hit.

Mt. Vernon is 11-15 overall this season and travels to Herrin to play Carbondale in the opening round of the regional Tuesday.

Gridiron club to hold meeting

The Rams Gridiron Club will hold a meeting at 6:45 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be held in the football meeting room at the stadium. Individuals can enter at the concession stand doorway.

Lady Cardinals share MTC title

Woodlawn’s softball team beat Cisne 18-0 to tie Wayne City for the Midland Trail Conference regular season title.

Carly Ethridge was the winning pitcher and pitched six innings while recording seven strikeouts.

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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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