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Vernon, Northside open District play Friday

The Vernon football Lions have had a tough go in the first part of the 2020 season, finishing non-district with an 0-6 record. There have been some close calls, and a few what ifs, but non of that matters now. The Lions open district play this Friday at 7 p.m., hosting Mineral Wells (1-4, 0-1).…

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Vernon hosting unbeaten Sanger on Friday

The Vernon Lions (0-5) will host the unbeaten Sanger Indians (5-0) for Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 2. The game time has been moved back to 7:30 p.m., instead of the scheduled 7 p.m. Sanger is averaging 38 points per game and giving up 14.5 ppg. Vernon is averaging 10.6 points per game and giving up…

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Homecomings planned Friday at Vernon, Northside

Both Vernon and Northside High School will hold homecoming on Friday. Nominees for kings and queens for both schools have been named. Vernon High School will host Homecoming at half-time of Friday’s football game. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. A community pep rally will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the football field. Vernon…

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Vernon loses close game at Burkburnett, 28-22

The Vernon Lions offense is improving each week, but it wasn’t quiet enough to get the lions in the win column last Friday, as they fell 28-22 to the Burkburnett Bulldogs. The Lions fell behind early 7-0, on a 68-yard run from Burk’s Mason Duke on the Bulldog’s opening drive of the game. Then the…

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Lady Lions open district with win over Burkburnett

The Vernon Lady Lions opened District play last Friday, and came away with a road match at Burkburnett. The Lady Lions came away with a the win in four sets 25-20, 25-18, 13-25, 25-23. The Lady Lions were led by Taylor Reeves who filled up the stat sheet with 33 assists, 4 digs, 2 blocks,…

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Busy Friday for area teams

The Vernon Lions renew an old rivalry with Burkburnett this Friday, with both teams winless and hungry for a win. Vernon owns the all-time series 48-20-3, which dates to 1922, but the Lions have lost two in a row to the Bulldogs. Burkburnett blew out the Lions 49-17 last year. Last Friday, the Vernon Lions…

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Texas to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 26

This Saturday, Sept. 26 is National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF), and Texas hunters and anglers are encouraged to invite others to join them in their outdoor adventures. Whether it is a child or grandchild, friend, co-worker, neighbor or someone completely new to hunting and fishing, recreating in the outdoors is a great way to…

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Vernon’s Thomsen takes over as interim at Florida State

Former Vernon Lion standout Chris Thomsen has taken over as the Florida State head football coach on an interim basis, after Seminoles’ head coach Mike Norvell tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday. “In our most recent round of COVID testing yesterday (Friday), I received a positive result after being negative in our previous two tests…

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Vernon tennis top Rider 16-3

Vernon 16, Rider 3 GIRLS SINGLES Addison Spencer lost to Axelle Jacquemin, 6-0, 6-4 Kinsey Weatherly beat Eleny Sandoval-Almuna, 6-1, 4-6, 10-7 Emili Oznick beat Heather Hughes, 6-0, 6-1 Audi Goodman beat Emme Kosub, 6-4, 6-1 Lilly Jones beat Annika Lygren, 6-4, 6-0 Alexis Delagarza beat Shenia Cornwall, 6-0, 6-0 GIRLS DOUBLES Spencer/Oznick lost to…

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Good slate of games Friday

The Vernon Lions will host the Hirschi Huskies (2-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. The Huskies lost their opener to Midlothian Heritage, but have beaten Anna (28-13) and Benbrook (34-28) the past two weeks. Hirschi has a home run threat in A’Marion Peterson. He  had 339 rushing yards and 2 TDs in last week’s win.…

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