Mt. Vernon Register-News

Sports

December 13, 2012

Bergbower signs with RLC

BLUFORD — Mallory Bergbower’s high school success has led to a collegiate opportunity.

Bergbower committed to Rend Lake College and will compete for the girls cross country team.

“Honestly, I’ve loved everything about her,” Rend Lake College girls cross country coach James Wooldridge said. “I want those kind of people around. I think she’s only going to get better as a runner, and I’m just happy she’s choosing us as well.”

One adjustment for Bergbower will be moving from being one of a couple Webber runners to a full team at Rend Lake.

“Just being in a group, it’s so much easier to hunt in a pack than to just be out there all on your own,” Wooldridge said. “That will be the most of it.

“She’s already a pretty mature girl so I think she’ll jump right in and be really competitive right off the bat.”

Bergbower qualified for the state finals all four years at Webber. Her career culminated with a 99th-place finish in a time of 19:34 at Peoria in her senior season.

“She’s got all the tools to be successful, and she’s been successful in high school,” Webber girls cross country coach Roger Yates said. “But she hasn’t tapped into that full potential yet, and that’s going to happen because she’s going to enter into an area now where you have bigger numbers to train with.

“It will be better when she practices now, the numbers will be bigger. She’s going to be pushed harder in practice.”

Bergbower said staying close to home was a priority when picking a college.

“I don’t have to move out, which I wanted to stay at home. I really like the coach. I know he knows what he’s doing, and he gives me all kinds of good advice.”

Rend Lake is located in Ina.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 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

  • Woodlawn-Odin softball Woodlawn tops Odin

    The Lady Cardinals used late offense to put Tuesday's softball matchup with Odin out of reach.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • MTV-Breese Central girls soccer Breese Central drops Mt. Vernon

    A trio of first-half goals were enough for Breese Central to top the Lady Rams soccer team 3-1 Monday.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Claire Ryan signing Lady Rams guard signs with Welch

    Claire Ryan has functioned like a coach on the basketball court the past several seasons for the Lady Rams.

    Ryan, who has been the team's point guard the past two years, signed with Welch College in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • MTV-Carbondale baseball Rams rally for win

    The Rams baseball team scored a pair of late runs to beat Carbondale 6-5 Thursday.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • MTV-Carbondale softball Lady Rams fall to Lady Terriers

    The Lady Rams softball team knocked out several hits but could never string together a solid rally in a 9-0 loss to Carbondale on Thursday.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mt. Vernon boys track Rams win quad meet

    Robert Grider etched his name in the Rams track and field record book Wednesday.

    The senior sprinter broke the 200 meter school record and tied the 100 meter mark in Mt. Vernon's win over Marion, Salem and Carbondale.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mt. Vernon-Marion baseball Marion shuts down Mt. Vernon

    Chandler Ream foiled the Rams offense all game Tuesday.

    Ream threw a one-hitter against Mt. Vernon, and Marion emerged with a 1-0 win in both teams South Seven Conference opener.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shakari Hawkins Hawkins headed to RLC

    The Rams top scorer from this season is headed to Rend Lake College.

    Shakari Hawkins signed with the college on Tuesday afternoon.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

Tom Lindley Sports