The Many Adventures of Dog Leg: Girls’ basketball sectionals

Photos by: Zoe Jenkins

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This weekend Dog Leg got in on some fantastic basketball action. He went out to support the MVHS girls’ basketball team at their sectionals.

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Although the girls lost their championship game against Greenfield, Dog Leg had a great time hanging out with some of the ladies as they prepared to represent MVHS.

Go Marauders!

Winter sports update

Story by: Connor Curts, staff writer

The basketball, swimming, and wrestling seasons are officially underway at Mt. Vernon High School.

The girls basketball team got off to a solid start, and are 8-1 so far. The Lady Marauders are led by senior point guard Sydney Shelton and there’s a lot of hope for the team’s tournament chances this year.

“I think the girls have a really good team this year. They’ve been incredibly hot to start off,” said Oliver Mast, 11.

The boys basketball team is 2-0 so far, beating Whiteland and Hamilton Heights. Junior guard Michael Ertel has been solid so far, tallying 26 points and 6 assists in the game against Hamilton Heights.

Across the street in the pool, the girls swim team is 3-0, and started the season coming in 2nd place with 123 points, in a 5 team event at Franklin Community High School.

Unfortunately for the boys swim team, it’s a different story. They started with a win, but have since dropped their last 2 meets.

The wrestling team began the season with a win on December 2 against Daleville, crushing the opponent 75-6. They’ll be looking for a solid season this year, with lots of potential.

The future is certainly bright for many of MV’s teams, but it all requires teamwork and lots of effort.

Senior Athletes

Interviews by: Logan Jennings, staff writer

Boys Soccer
Dylan Griffey
Struggle: It was tough to keep a high head after multiple consecutive losses, and it was hard to stay motivated during practice
Favorite:When Coach Britt thought Helen Keller was a Jewish girl that hid from Nazis (Anne Frank)
Future: Go to IU and get a degree in biology then get accepted to the School of Optometry so I can become an optometrist

Girls Basketball
Shaely Duff
Struggle: Having to adjust to a new coaching style my senior year
Favorite: Winning state and playing my senior year with Hannah (Jones) and Olivia (Coleman)
Future: Play basketball at Trine University and major in chemical engineering

Baseball
Zach Spears
Struggle: The mental game in controlling all my pitches
Favorite: Going to Semi State in basketball and sweeping Greenfield Central in baseball this season
Future: Going to Miami of Ohio to play baseball

Girls Golf
Bailey Fleming
Struggle: My freshman year as a whole
Favorite: Winning sectionals sophomore and junior year
Future: Go play golf at Olivet Nazarene University and major in biology with emphasis in pre-med