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Kid League director stepping down

Lions Club of Vernon has accepted the resignation letter from their Kid League Director, Dustin Fraticelli. His resignation is effective upon his replacement. “It has been a pleasure to work with the members of the Lions Club of Vernon for the past 5 years. I have great gratitude towards the Lions Club of Vernon for…

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VHS football summer dates to remember

— July 25-28th is the Last week of Summer Strength and Conditioning. The format will be open weight room from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — July 27 & 28th: Equipment Handout. Juniors and Seniors equipment handout will be July 27 from 12:30 to 3:00. On July 28 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Equipment…

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Vernon ISD athletics getting summer overhaul

A growing pile of concrete on the east side of the Vernon High School football field is the most visible indication of major summer renovations underway within the Vernon ISD athletic program. The concrete debris is the old stadium bleachers, which are being replaced with new aluminum stadium seating. Coach Kevin Sherrill says the new…

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Northside softball players named all state

Six of the 36 selections to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All State 1A softball squad are from Northside. The Lady Indians had an historic run deep into the playoffs, falling in the regional semifinals. Representing Northside on the team are senior Brenley Kinney and juniors Hannah Dunson, Brooklyn Koch, Enia Love, Hannah Reed and…

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White, McRae, Kinney compete in Oil Bowl sports

Northside’s Brenley Kinney had a game-high five kills to help lead the East All-Stars to a victory over the West, 25-20, 25-19, during the Oil Bowl small-school volleyball all-star game Saturday, played at Rider’s fieldhouse. Kinney will be attending Vernon College to play volleyball for the Lady Chaps this fall. Two other VC signees Maddie…

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Mark Wynn named new Lions head basketball coach

Mark Wynn is the new Lions basketball coach at Vernon High School. Wynn grew up in East Texas at Fayetteville and graduated from the University of North Texas an has spent 14 years as a coach, with the past four years at Petrolia. “Vernon is to good of an opportunity to pass up, it reminds…

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Thomas Robinson will lead Lady Lions hoops

Thomas Robinson is the new head basketball coach of the Vernon Lady Lions. Born and raised in Chicago, Coach Robinson took a path through the military to land as coach in Vernon. He has two grown sons who have graduated college, and he has been married to his wife Felicia for 23 years. “I spent…

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Swaize Lee takes reins as new VC rodeo coach

is the new rodeo coach at Vernon College. “Vernon College has a rich rodeo history and I wanted to be a part of that legacy, and also to put my own stamp on it going in to the future. I really wanted to be a coach in Texas, where I am from. I already feel…

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Lady Lions earn District 5-4A softball honors

Several Vernon Lady Lions received postseason honors from District 5-4A announced this week with the completion of the final district team’s postseason run. 2022 District Softball Honors Freshman of the Year: Laurel Easley 2nd Team Infield: Kristina Urista 2nd Team Outfield: Bryanna Mcrae Annaka Rejino Honorable Mention: Gabby Gonzales Brooke Myers Cirstin Ivy Marli Limon…

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