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Erick Starkey/News Mount Vernon’s Ryan McManaway, middle, and Spencer Stanley come together to block the kill attempt of Dublin Jerome’s Andrew Shen in the first set of a three-set sweep by the Jackets Friday.

Mount Vernon boys sweep Dublin Jerome

The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets boys volleyball team put the pedal to the metal and won in three-straight sets over visiting Dublin Jerome in the Jackets’ first time back on their home floor since the season opener.

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Erick Starkey/News After barehanding a bunt, Highland third baseman Morgan Wilhelm fires the ball toward first to try and get an out in the first inning of a 12-3 Scot loss Tuesday.

First inning dispels Scots against Pirates

After giving up eight runs in the top of the first inning, the Highland Scots softball team played league-leading Cardington close, falling 4-3 over the remaining six innings to drop the contest, 12-3.

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MVNU Athletics heading to digital approach

Mount Vernon Nazarene University has added a new athletic program for the upcoming academic year, but the new team will not be hitting homers or buzzer-beating shots, but rather winning battle royales and looking to score digital goals.

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Erick Starkey/News Utica’s Shayla Estep keeps her eye on the ball during a swing in the fourth inning during the second game of a doubleheader Saturday against Highland.

Redskins run away from Scots

The Utica Redskins softball team got its bats going in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday against Highland, racking up 21 hits in a 17-8 win over the Scots after winning the first game 8-6.

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Erick Starkey/News With the rest of the team running to join in, Fredericktown’s Lincoln Cunningham, left, and Nick Cunningham celebrate Lincoln’s walk off single in the eighth inning Friday in a 6-5 win over Highland.

Fredericktown walks off in extras over Highland

With two runners aboard and one out in the eighth inning, Fredericktown’s Lincoln Cunningham stepped into the batter’s box and, after spoiling off several pitches, he sent a ball into right field to score Brady Williams to give the Freddies a 6-5 win over Highland on Friday.

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Erick Starkey/News East Knox lefty Kal Gallwitz fires a pitch toward home in the third inning of an 11-2 Bulldog win over Northmor Wednesday.

’Dogs come on strong to down Knights

The East Knox Bulldogs baseball team gave up four hits and two runs in the opening inning Thursday at home against Northmor, but then put the clamps on the Knights, while racking up 11 runs by the end to win 11-2.

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Erick Starkey/News The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets team celebrates as Macee Marcum (47) trots into home after hitting a home run to end Wednesday’s game over Ashland, 12-2.

Jacket softball smashes way past Arrows

Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets Macee Marcum and Hope Straight combined for three home runs Wednesday at home against Ashland, with Marcum’s coming in the fifth inning to end the game because of the run rule, 12-2.

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