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.

Upcoming Events

Wed 11/25: Girls’ Varsity Basketball 7:30 pm against Westfield

Sat 11/28: Wrestling 9:00 am @Shenandoah Invitational
Girls’ Varsity Basketball 1:30 pm @Hamilton Heights
Boys’ Varsity Basketball   5:15 pm @ Hamilton Heights

Mon 11/30: Girls’ Varsity Basketball 6:00 pm @Lawrence North

Tues 12/1: Boys’ & Girls’ Swimming 5:30 pm @Warren Central

Wed 12/2: Boy’s Varsity Basketball 6:00 pm against Sheridan
Wrestling 6:00 pm against Daleville