Sports

Local sports postponed

  Vernon College is on Spring Break this week, Dr. Dusty Johnston reported Friday that the college plans business as usual for the following week, unless the situation escalates. All VC sports are canceled for the next two weeks. Vernon ISD is also on Spring Break this week, trustee JJ Oznick reported that normal operations…

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Vernon, Northside compete in Henrietta All-Sports Tournament

The Vernon Lady Lions and the Northside Lady Indians competed in the Henrietta All-Sports Tournament held last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Bowie. Saturday’s games Vernon 12, Archer City 4 Vernon    20 33 4   -12   14   0 Archer City   10 12 0   -4      9     2 W: Shay Williams (8K). L: Rater. 2B: (V) Addison…

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Vernon pitchers no-hit Henrietta

Three Vernon Lions pitchers combined for a no-hitter on Monday night, as the Lions defeated Henrietta 4-0 in Vernon’s home opener. In the first inning, Vernon Lions Varsity got their offense started when Boatman tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Lavery Gonzales got the win. He pitched three hitless innings, striking out two.…

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Vernon, Harrold open track season at Hawk Relays

The 2020 Hawk Relays were held on Monday, February 24 at Hawk Field in Iowa Park. It was the opening meet of the season for both Vernon and Harrold. The Vernon Lions took second in the six-team field and were led by Riley Elliott who dominated the middle distance events with first place finishes in…

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Lady Lions basketball earns postseason honors

The Vernon Lady Lions completed one of their best basketball seasons in recent years, earning a trip to the playoffs for the first time since 2016, under first year coach Mindy Myers, with a 19-12 record. Coach Myers said she was proud of the effort her team gave and felt the groundwork had been laid…

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Vernon wrestlers compete at Regionals

  2020 UIL Region 1-5A Wrestling Results for Vernon 95 Evelyn Hernandez (12-12) scored 0.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Audalie Cruz (Amarillo Palo Duro) 36-3 won by fall over Evelyn Hernandez (Vernon) 12-12 (Fall 1:16) Cons. Round 1 – Evelyn Hernandez (Vernon) 12-12 received a bye () (Bye) Cons. Round 2 – Audree…

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Vernon robotics wins Region, advances to World

The Vernon Boys & Girls Club robotics team made an unprecedented showing at the North Texas First Lego League Regional Championship in Dallas on Saturday. The Vernon team, Insert Name Here, won the 1st Place Champion’s Award, placing first among the 68 teams to advance to the World Festival in Houston, which will be held…

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Local school numbers look similar for realignment

Local schools have announced their enrollment numbers submitted to the Texas University Interscholastic League. The school enrollment numbers have extra significance because the University Interscholastic League will factor that number into its district realignment process in early 2020. Vernon reported 572, VISD reported 602 last year. Northside reported 59. It was 61 two years ago.…

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Vernon season tickets on sale Monday

Ticket sales director, Claudette Owen, has announced that season tickets for the Vernon Lion 2019 Football Season will go on sale, Monday, August 19, 2019. Purchasers will be able to start buying their season tickets starting at 8am in the Vernon ISD Administration Center, 1713 Wilbarger Street. First time purchasers may buy season tickets during…

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Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters and anglers that all current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the year-to-date fishing license) expire the end of August, and new licenses for 2019-20 go on sale Thursday, Aug. 15. Outdoor enthusiasts in Texas purchase more than 2.4 million hunting and fishing licenses annually.…

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