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Northside, Chillicothe, Crowell crown district champions

The District 16-A Meet with several local students earning district crowns or advancing to the Area Meet. The top four individuals in each event advanced to the 15/16-A Area Meet in Roby on April 20. Northside crowned district champions in Hannah Dunson (discus), Aubrey Ford (200M) and Mason Brooks (long jump). Chillicothe had district champions…

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VHS tennis advances four to State Tourney

Both of Vernon’s girls doubles will be advancing to the 4A UIL State tennis Meet. Kinsey Weatherly/Madison Varela won 1st place in girls doubles while Aleya Goco and Paige Patterson earned 2nd place last week at the 4A Regional Tournament McLeod Tennis Center at Texas Tech. The UIL 4A State Tennis Championships are scheduled for…

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Vernon track crowns district champions

Vernon hosted the District 5-4A meet last week. The top four individuals in each event advance to the 5/6-4A Area Meet on April 22 in Brownwood. The Boys crowned three district champions in Kameron Plyler (high jump), Jackson Aydelott (400) and Salvador Perez (300 hurdles) and had the 4×400 relay champion team consisting of Jevon…

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Lions baseball pounds Iowa Park 12-7

Vernon pounded Iowa Park 12-7 last Tuesday to forge a tie atop the District 5-4A standings with the Hawks. It was Senior Night last Tuesday and the Lions welcomed back their old skipper, now coaching the Hawks. Brothers Garrett Pierce and Gavin Pierce made sure the night would be remembered, blasting two homeruns in one…

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TPWD asks for Input on Roadrunner Conservation License Plate Design

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) asks Texans to weigh in on their favorite designs for a new conservation license plate to support wildlife viewing and nature tourism programs. Voters have until April 21 to complete a short online survey, where they will be able to choose between three images proposed for the  Greater…

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Tennis crowns district champions

The Vernon High School Lions and Lady Lions each earned the UIL District 5-AAAA Tennis Championships during the district meet in Iowa Park last week. Team members include Dane Kieschnick, Kinsey Weatherly, Madison Varela, Presleigh Smith, Max Jones, Kell Castleberry, Isai Regino, Audi Goodman, Paige Patterson, Aleya Goco, Schuyler Brown, Christopher Martinez, Lavery Gonzales, Deandre…

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Baseball Lions sweep Hirschi

Vernon 21, Hirschi 0 (5) The Vernon Lions broke open a close game with 13 runs in the second inning to steamroll Hirschi 21-0 in the District 5-4A opener for both teams. Lavery Gonzales got the win on the mound with a five-inning no-hitter as he struck out 13, and surrendered just three walks, with…

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District 5-4A Boys All-District basketball team announced

Basketball All-District Honors District 5-4A (Boys) District M.V.P.: Ernest Young (Hirschi) Offensive M.V.P.: T.J. Newton (Burkburnett) Defensive M.V.P.: Jamarion Carroll (Hirschi) Co-Newcomers of the Year: Julius Dawkins (Vernon); Brynyn Britt (Iowa Park) 1st Team Selections: Jermaree Ingram (Hirschi) Jaleal Minniefield (Hirschi) Cash Roberts (Iowa Park) Adarius Williams (Vernon) Carson Maggard (Burkburnett) Parker Allison (Burkburnett) Keian…

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Lady Lions earn postseason All-District honors

Basketball All-District Honors District 5-4A (Girls) District Newcomer of the Year: Key’Maria McBride, Vernon, freshman 2nd team Kenadi Brown, junior Honorable Mention: Mari Johnson, Mijah Johnson, Morgan Drennan, Cirstin ivy, Byranna McRaie, Shamyra Straughter. Academic All District: Kenadi Brown, Mijah Johnson, Mari Johnson, Shamyra Straughter, Key’Maria McBride, Logan Gonzales, Audrey Armstrong, Cirstin Ivy, Annaka Rejino,…

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