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Lady Lions win district opener, 1-0 in pitching duel

The Vernon Lady Lions (10-3-1, 1-0) opened 6-4A District play a few days later than planned, but they came away with a hard fought 1-0 win over the Burkburnett Lady Bulldogs (12-6, 0-1) on Friday night. Vernon pitcher Shay Williams struck out 12 and allowed just two hits and two walks in the complete game…

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Lions run-rule Lawton High at Altus Tournament

Lawton High School in its first game of the Altus Tournament late Thursday night and defeated the Wolverines 10-1 in five innings. Ashton Durham pitched all five with two strikeouts. Two hits each were recorded by Tyler Reeves, Jacob Boatman and Joseph Boone, followed by one it each from Garrett Pierce, Marc Rodriguez, and Jace…

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Lady Lions win season’s opening track meet

IOWA PARK — Vernon, Chillicothe and Harrold competed in the Iowa Park Hawk Relays on Monday, Feb. 25 to begin the 2019 track schedule. The Vernon Lady Lions dominated the relays and distance events to capture first place overall. Avery Kinney, Lindy Ochoa, Carli White and Valerie Tyra won both the 4X100 and 4X200 events.…

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Area athletes receive District 16-A girls basketball honors

The District 16-A girls all-district team has been announced. Area players selected for the All-District First Team were Lyndzie Disbrow of Chillicothe, Kelly Carroll and Tara Manney of Crowell and Hailey Teague of Northside. Named to the All-District second team were Paig Moya and Kinley Moore of Crowell, Miranda Perkins of Chillicothe and Alexis Matute…

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Lion netters place at Caprock Tournament

AMARILLO – The Vernon Lion tennis team traveled to Amarillo last Saturday to participate in the Caprock Tournament here and came home with successful wins. The girls’ doubles team of Caroline Taylor and Ellie Burdette placed first in the “A” division. In other girls’ doubles results, Caroline Ruhl and Emili went 1-2 in the “A”…

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Two Lady Lion powerlifters claim bronze at regionals

MIDLAND – The Vernon Lady Lions powerlifting team competed at the regional tournament over the weekend at Midland Greenwood and ended their season on a high note. Lilly Jones placed third in the 97-pound weight class with a squat of 175, bench 95 and deadlift 215. Audrey Hodges placed eighth in the 105-pound class with…

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Lion wrestlers cap success on mat at state tourney

Three Vernon Lion wrestling team members who advanced to state competition on Feb. 23 in Cypress looked back on a successful season on the mat, which culminated in two of them placing after reaching their final rounds. Senior Truman Castleberry (18-3) placed third in the 195-pound class and scored 20.0 team points. His high school…

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Vernon Lions win two at tough ACS tournament

The Vernon Lion baseball team participated in the ACS Tournament here Friday and Saturday and coming home with victories over Jacksboro and Holliday but a loss to Godley. The Lions defeated Jacksboro 12-0. Jacob Boatman was 2 for 2 at the plate with one RBI, Ashton Durham was 1-3 with three RBIs and Joseph Boone…

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Lion basketball team members receive district honors

The Vernon Lions claimed a playoff berth in rhe most recent basketball season. For their efforts, two Vernon Lions received postseason basketball district awards, according to Head Coach Grant Schur. Senior Tyler Reeves was named to the All District First Team while sophomore Jacob Boatman was named to the All District Second Team. Receiving honorable…

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Northside, Harrold, Chillicothe players named All District

he Boys Basketball District 16A All District teams for 2018-19 have been announced. Northside’s Devon Mathews was named Defensive MVP and Jeremy Reeder was named Coach of the Year. On the 1st Team locally were Northside’s Dakota Haynes and Will Thomas along with Harrold’s Hunter Edwards and Mark White. Named to the 2nd Team locally…

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