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Jackets fall to unbeaten Generals

Mount Vernon was never able to get much going on offense in its Ohio Cardinal Conference game at Wooster on Friday, as the Generals pulled away after a tied first quarter to win, 66-35.

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Nussbaum bucket leads to Jackets win

Without a timeout and down by one point with 10 seconds to play on Thursday, the Mount Vernon girls’ basketball team needed a nearly-perfect play to overcome the Mansfield Senior press.

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Jackets burn Madison on road

The Mansfield Madison Rams may have a Division I football commit in Tyrell Ajian, but his 25 points was not enough to stop a determined Mount Vernon team on Friday.

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Mount Vernon girls surge past Lexington

Mount Vernon had another of its Jekyll-and-Hyde games on Saturday, trailing Lexington by two at halftime before blowing open the game in the second half for a 52-27 victory.

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Pacers’ solid 2nd half enough to upend Jackets

Mount Vernon played Delaware Hayes tough on the Pacers’ home court on Wednesday, taking a one-point halftime lead after a slow first quarter. Hayes, however, raised the offensive tempo in the second half and the Yellow Jackets never caught up, falling 71-61 to their former Ohio Capital Conference rivals.

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Submitted photo Members of the Mount Vernon swim team celebrate their victory in the Small Schools Invitational on Saturday at Kenyon’s James A. Steen Aquatic Center.

Jackets win Small Schools meet

Mount Vernon hosted 37 boys’ and girls’ teams from various high schools around the state at the 10th annual Small Schools Invitational

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Fourth-quarter surge too late for Mount Vernon

The town of Shelby might not have been named after the great car designer, Carroll Shelby, but just as his cars ran up and down America’s highways, so did the host Whippets on the basketball court against Mount Vernon on Saturday in the Northern Ohio League-Ohio Cardinal Conference Challenge.

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Bill Davis/News Highland senior Zach Baker, shown during a game this season against East Knox, was named All-Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Mount Vernon News.

Barnett, Baker tops in All-Area football

Where Jonah Barnett ended up, in the backfield, was only a physical step or two back from where he started his football career, on the offensive line, but it was a giant leap forward in his athletic fortunes.

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