MOUNT VERNON: Local athletes head to state competition, earn school honors

Congratulations to Mount Vernon senior Cameron Deinert for qualifying for the state golf meet being held at the Hart Ranch in Rapid City, Monday and Tuesday.

Congratulations to Mount Vernon senior Cameron Deinert for qualifying for the state golf meet being held at the Hart Ranch in Rapid City, Monday and Tuesday.

Congratulations to the Outlaws baseball team for qualifying for the Region 1 West championship game with Parkston. Congratulations also to the following tracksters who have qualified for the State Track Meet to be held in Rapid City Friday and Saturday: Megan Wieczorek, 100 m. dash; 400 and 800 m. relay; Alyson Stahl, 400 and 800 m. relay; Mikayla Weiss, 400 and 800 m. relay; Hannah Clark, 400 and 800 m. relay and Brittney Piper, 400 and 800 m. relay; Cameron Deinert, 110 and 300 m hurdles; Kody Weiss, 400 and 800 m. run; Jacob Sonne, 300 m. hurdles; Dean Frey, high jump, long jump, triple jump; Miles Moody, Cote Hinker, Tim Wesseling and Jordan Olsen, medley relay.

The following awards were presented at the Mount Vernon High School Annual Athletic Awards Night Program held May 15.

Trophies for track: MVP Middle Distance, Kody Weiss; MVP Hurdles, Cameron Deinert; MVP Field Events, Dean Frey.

Recognition for track: Leadership, Jacob Sonne; Effort, Jevon Grace; Effort, Jordan Olsen; Sprinter: Miles Moody; Leadership, Brian Vermeulen; Most Promising, Tate Deinert.


Awards for girls track: Hurdler of the Year, Brittney Piper; Sprinter of the Year, Megan Wieczorek; Thrower of the Year: Hannah Parsons; Distance Runner of the Year, Maci McGhee.

Trophies for baseball: MVP, Cody London; Mr. Everything, Brian Vermeulen; Big Stick, Cameron Deinert.

Cheer Awards: Captain's Award, Brittney Piper; MVP, Caitlyn Dikoff.

Volleyball Awards: MVP, Alicia Northrup; Best Offensive, Brittney Piper; Spunk, Jasmin Waite; Mrs. Reliable, Hannah Parsons.

Girls Basketball Awards: Haley Delancey, Most Representative; Ashleey Dikoff, MVP, Maci McGee, Hustle; Mikayla Weiss, Most Improved.

Football Awards: Kody Weiss, Back of the Year; Shay Johnson, Lineman of the Year: Jacob Sonne, Most Representative. Boys Basketball Awards: Cameron Deinert, MVP; Jacob Sonne, Defensive MVP; Deric Denning, Offensive MVP; Jared Long, Most Improved/ Inspirational; Den Frey, Foxhole. Activities for the week of May 21-26 are: Today and Tuesday, May 21 and 22, the State Golf Meet will be held in Rapid City. May 21-23, the varsity baseball tournament will be held.

Friday and Saturday, May 25-26, the State Track Meet will be held in Rapid City.

Wednesday May 30, a baseball board meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. at the baseball field.


The Mount Vernon American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, May 21, from 12:15 to 6 p.m. at the Mount Vernon High School. Potential donors can contact Roberta Olsen at 236-5269, for an appointment or go to and make your appointment on line.

Remember that hero status isn't reserved only for those brave men and women who rush into burning buildings or step into the front lines of wars.

"There's a hero in all of us," said Lori Liebman, donor recruitment director of United Blood Services, this area's non-profit community blood service provider.

"Ordinary people are saving lives every day," Liebman said. "They do it while they are on lunch break or while running errands. They have found the hero in themselves by donating blood."

All volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 100 pounds and be in good health. If you are 16 or younger, you must have a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian. A picture ID is required of all donors.

A reminder of the City Wide Rummage Sale to be held Saturday, June 2, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mount Vernon. If you would like to be added to the list for a sale or for any other information, you may contact either Rhonda Deinert at 236-5388 or Jen Block at 236-5549.

Hero Days 2012 will be held on June 16 on the Mount Vernon School Grounds with a MVHS All School Reunion. The Alumni Banquet will be held the evening of June 16. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Deadline for advanced tickets is June 12. Tickets are available at Westy's, CorTrust Bank or call Kelly at 770-0990.

For more information and a schedule of Hero Days Activities for June 15 and 16, visit the Hero Days website at

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