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As we approach the deadline for this year’s $10,000 raffle drawing, 12/5/17, we need your help to reach our goal!  Please help your student-athlete sell their tickets (sent home in September) and/or return sold tickets and $$$ so we know how close we are to reaching the goal: 4000 tickets sold! Tickets are $10 each, or if […]

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Is sports specialization hurting our young athletes?

Is sports specialization hurting our young athletes? (Direct link to article and video) Is sports specialization hurting our young athletes? One St. Louis area high school is taking a counter-cultural measure, promoting their best athletes to play as many sports as possible. Author: Josh Helmuth Published: 9:22 AM CST November 7, 2017 ST. PETERS, Mo. – With AAU […]

MV Softball Pitching Clinics Announced for Elementary Age!

  Coach Kasey Spindler, the new assistant softball coach at Mount Vernon High School and former D1 pitcher, would like to announce upcoming softball pitching clinics for elementary age girls. This clinic is open to all girls in grades 1st through 5th.  Those who would like to attend are asked to contact Coach Spindler: Additional […]

Frosh BB Schedule – November

Coach Kyle Howard has published the schedule for Frosh Boys’ BB for the month of November.  Practice does start today at 5:30 pm in the Main Gym. MV Freshman November Practice Game Calendar Of special note:  Media Day is Thursday, 11/9 and the Parent Meeting is Tuesday, 11/14. #WeAreMV!

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Wrestling Team Gear / Online Store Now Open!

The 2017 Mt. Vernon Wrestling Team Gear / Online Store is now up and running! Here is the direct link: Available to MV Wrestlers is the “Practice Pack” which includes shorts, T-Shirt, Sweatpants and a long sleeve T-shirt for $43.  As fans, you can show your support for  our Wildcat Wrestlers by purchasing a hoodie, […]

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“Did You Win?” A simple method to stay on track for your goal

“Did You Win?” A simple method to stay on track for your goal Greg McMillanArticles, Uncategorized I’ve been a runner for over 35 years but to this day, whenever I’m visiting my parents and get back from my run my father asks, “Did you win?” Now, just getting out the door and going for a run […]

You & Your Son, the Idiots

  This is a GREAT read as we transition into our winter sports at MVHS.  You could easily replace “Son” with “Daughter” etc, and not lose the value of this article! For daily encouragement, follow The LENS on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!        October 27, 2017 You & Your Son, the Idiots Raising a champion, in sports […]

Lady Wildcat Team Store!

The Lady Wildcat Basketball team is having an online “Team Store” for those who are interested in purchasing apparel to support them.   The pdf of available items can be accessed here:   MV Girls MTS The link to the store is: The order deadline is November 8, 2017.

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Thompson Headed to CC Semi-State!

Pictured L-R:  Coach Wagner, Emma Thompson Freshman Emma Thompson is headed to her first IHSAA Semi-State for Cross Country!  She finished in 11th place last weekend at the Prides’ Creek Regional and will be the lone representative for Mt. Vernon at Brown County tomorrow.  Feeding into this semi-state are the top 5 teams and top […]

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Better Pacing = Faster Racing!

Better Pacing = Faster Racing Last week, I shared a video I did for my Run Team on proper pacing for the half-marathon and marathon (link below). After coaching thousands of marathoners – even some at the World Championships and Olympic Games, I’m convinced that better pacing leads to faster racing. This topic came up again as […]

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