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74th Santa Rosa Roundup winds up with great action in rodeo arena

The 74th annual Santa Rosa Roundup concluded its four-night run Saturday at the Santa Rosa Arena south of Vernon. Vernon’s Caine Riddle of Vernon riding Tic Tac put up an impressive score of 75 in bareback competition on Saturday, the final night of competition. That left him in the money with a fourth place overall…

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Lady Lions lose extra-inning heartbreakers

BOYD – The Lady Lions got a bad call from the umpire in the bottom of the seventh that negated the winning run in Game 1 of a Region I-4A softball area playoff series on Thursday. Vernon lost 4-1 in extra innings to Brownwood, putting the Lady Lions in a must-win situation on Friday. The…

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Lions battle Greenwood in bi-district to finish season

ABILENE – The Vernon Lion baseball team played Midland Greenwood in a Class 4A bi-district game on Saturday, May 4. The Lions would close out their season as they fell to the Rangers 6-1. The Lions were first on the scoreboard in the first inning and then Greenwood would respond by tying the game 1-1…

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Lady Lions win Bi-District championship

GRAFORD – The Vernon Lady Lions softball team traveled here Wednesday for a bi-district game against the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs, and returned home with a 7-0 victory to advance to the area round. next week against the winner of the best-of-three between Brownwood and Springtown. The Lady Lions got a big boost from senior Avery…

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Chillicothe, Crowell place at district tennis tourney

Crowell placed first while Chillicothe placed second at the Class 1A District Tennis Tournament held Monday in Vernon. Both teams will advance to the regional playoffs on April 12 in San Angelo. The first four places in girls’ singles (by order of finish) were Kelly Carroll, Crowell; Jimena Sanchez, Chillicothe; Ingefred Ankerstine, Knox City; and…

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VHS track advances to area competition

Some 22 Vernon High School track team members will be advancing to area competition after placing at the UIL 4A District track meet April 3-4 in Graham. The area meet will be Wednesday, April 17 in Graham. List of area qualifiers and their placings at district includes: BOYS Riley Elliot: first in 1,600 and 3,200…

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Lions sweep season series with Graham

Lions win in 9 innings The Vernon Lions baseball team traveled to Graham Friday, April 5 to take on the Graham Steers and returned home with a 3-1 victory after nine innings. Ashton Durham pitched seven innings giving up just three hits, one run while recording six strikeouts. Durham also got the game winning hit.…

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Tech has foundation for future after reaching national final

DAVE CAMPBEL AP Sports Writer Brandone Francis plopped down in front of the Texas Tech locker room stalls where Matt Mooney and Tariq Owens were seated, their eyes red and wet as they clasped hands in consolation and solidarity while Virginia was celebrating on the court. Three of the team’s four seniors were still trying…

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Baylor women might not have to wait 7 years for next title

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kim Mulkey and Baylor might not have to wait another seven years to win another national championship. The Lady Bears have already gotten some good news looking ahead to Mulkey’s 20th season as their head coach, with word Monday night that senior-to-be Lauren Cox won’t need surgery after a gruesome-looking left…

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Nowitzki retires after scoring 30 as Mavs top Suns 120-109

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 30 points and then announced his retirement in the 40-year-old’s final home game, a 120-109 victory for the Dallas Mavericks over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Nowitzki told the crowd, “As you might expect, this is my last home game.” That was after speeches from Larry…

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