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March 21, 2014, 10:19 am

The Mount Vernon High School girls basketball team was honored at a banquet at the middle school Thursday. Team members are, front row, from left,Karalyn Rhodeback, Emily Nussbaum, Katelyn Henthorn, Sierra Basista and Kaitlin Dallas; back row, Mary Henry, Taylor Gregory, Rachel Parks, Madi Montgomery, Sammy Cunningham, Leslie Day and Alex Rutherford.

Bill Davis/News The Mount Vernon High School girls basketball team was honored at a banquet at the middle school Thursday. Team members are, front row, from left,Karalyn Rhodeback, Emily Nussbaum, Katelyn Henthorn, Sierra Basista and Kaitlin Dallas; back row, Mary Henry, Taylor Gregory, Rachel Parks, Madi Montgomery, Sammy Cunningham, Leslie Day and Alex Rutherford. Buy Now

 


MOUNT VERNON — The 2013-14 Ohio Capital Conference champion Mount Vernon Yellow Jacket girls basketball team got together one final time Thursday.

The team was honored at a banquet at the middle school, surrounded by family and friends.
Head coach Doug Savage spoke for over an hour to the appreciative crowd, who peppered his speech with applause throughout.

“I didn’t know just how special we could be,” Savage told the crowd of his team, which went 21-3 and claimed a sectional title, “until that Fredericktown scrimmage. … We gathered on that stage and I looked at them and thought, ‘We can really go forward.’

“Individually, they’re OK. But together, I learned that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That really nailed it.”

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