Sports

Tennis claims district titles

The Vernon Lions  won four of the five district titles up for grabs last week, and advanced the four champions as well as  four runners-up to the next round of Region tennis competition. Vernon also won both the boys and girls District team titles. District play began Wednesday in Vernon, but rain forced a delay,…

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Flowers, Thomas, McBride, Hildebrand win Area titles

Vernon crowned three Champions at last week’s Area track meet, and Northside had one Area champion . The Lady Lions advanced in six individual events and one relay to Region from Area.  The Area meet was held at Mineral Wells’ Jackie Harvey Complex. The top four in each event advance to Region I-4A Meet in…

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Wrestling: Czelusta advances to State with silver at Regional

Vernon High School junior Andrew Czelusta has qualified for the 5A UIL State Boys Wrestling Tournament after finishing as Region 1 runner-up in the 152 lb. class last week in El Paso. Ina flip from last week, Czelusta took 2nd at Region after also taking 2nd at District, while the District champion ended up falling…

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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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