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Lady Lions in playoffs, game moved to Friday

Vernon wrapped up the No. 3 seed in District 5-4A with a 49-43 road win at Hirschi last Friday. The Lady Lions were led by three players in double figures. Macy Flowers led the way with 13 points, Carli White added 11 and Shay Williams had 10. Vernon was scheduled to play No. 15 stated…

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Lady Lions 38, Burkburnett 35

The Vernon defense held host Burkburnett to just one first quarter point as the Lady Lions jumped out to a 9-1 lead on Friday, Jan. 29 in Burkburnett. Vernon built a double-digit lead into the fourth quarter and then held on down the stretch to sweep the season series against Burkburnett with a 38-35 win.…

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Lady Lions 75, Mineral Wells 53

  The Lady Lions went on a 7-0 run, keyed by 6 straight points from Shay Williams, to build a 24-4 first quarter lead last Tuesday, Jan. 26, on the way to a 75-53 win at Mineral Wells. Vernon had six different players score in the first quarter as their pressure rattled the hosts into…

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Lady Lions snubbed in preseason softball poll

Iowa Park is the softball team to beat in the region, at least according to the Texas High School Coaches. The Coaches Preseason  Poll, released Monday, picked the Lady Hawks as the 4A No. 3 team in the state and the favorite to win the district over Vernon, Burkburnett, Graham, Hirschi and Mineral Wells. The…

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Lions top Quanah in road win

The Vernon Lions picked up their first win of the season last Tuesday, Jan. 5, on the road, with a 64-60 win over Quanah. The Lions were led by Jordan Garcia with 18 points 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals. Sebastian Garza was also in double figures with 12 points 5 rebounds and an assist…

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Lady Lions maul Mineral Wells

Vernon 70, Mineral Wells 20 Vernon went on the road Friday and topped Mineral Wells 70 – 20 to even up the district mark at 1-1, Vernon jumped out to a 21-2 lead after one quarter and never let up in route to the big win. The Lady Lions had three players in double figures,…

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Two Lady Lions sign to play college softball

Shay Williams and Addison Spencer, two Vernon High School standout softball players, signed to play college softball  next season during a ceremony Thursday at Fulton Gym. Shay Williams will be playing at University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma next season. Addison Spencer will play for Dodge City College next year.

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Two 2nd round football playoff games will be played locally

Two football playoff games will be played locally on Friday. The Class 3A D II Region I Area features Canadian (10-1) vs Bangs (9-1), at 7 p.m. Friday at Vernon’s Lion Stadium. The Class 1A six-man DII Region I Regional features Follett vs. Anton, at 7 p.m. Friday at Chillicothe

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Lady Lions open basketball season with a win

The Vernon Lady Lions opened the 2020-21 basketball season on Saturday at Bellevue, winning 59-39 over the Lady Eagles. The Lady Lions trailed 10-9 after one quarter, but ramped up the pressure, taking a 24-17 lead into half and led 42-27 after three quarters. Shay Williams had 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 steals for…

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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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