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District 16-A basketball results

Boys basketball regular season finished up last Tuesday in District 16-A Benjamin defeated Chillicothe 83 to 24. Benjamin finishes District 16-A play as undefeated champions. Electra defeated Crowell 60 to 50. Both teams qualified for the playoffs.. Brayden Turner lead Electra with 21. Carroll scored 15 for Crowell. Harrold defeated Northside 69- 29. Leading scorers:…

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Rodriguez competes at state wrestling

Vernon senior Shyne Rodriguez went three rounds competing in the Class 5A boys state tournament at Spring Cypress last weekend. Competing in the 215-pound division Rodriguez had a first round draw against a region champion, and he was pinned in that match by Anna’s CJ Miller. Miller finished in fifth place overall. Rodriguez rallied for…

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Lady Lions 63, Henrietta 54

The Vernon Lady Lions picked up a key District 7-3A win last Tuesday, knocking off Henrietta 63-54. The second quarter would start with Key’Maria McBride tying the game at 15 all with a steal and fast break layup. The rest of the quarter would be all Lady Bearcats. Henrietta would go on a 16-8 run,…

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Rodriguez, Martinez earn silver at South Plains meet

The Vernon Lions wrestling team took sixth place overall, out of 13 squads competing last weekend at the South Plains Invitational in Lubbock. Vernon had two second place winners, and a third place finisher in the tough event, that featured 4A and 5A squads. Vernon’s Shyne Rodriguez earned silver at 215 pounds, scoring 22 team…

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Northside cheerleaders earn State Championship

The Northside High School Cheerleading earned the UIL Class A state championship in Spirit last week in Fort Worth. Northside is coached by Dally Jo Walker, Maddie Gillespie and Allison White. Team members include Adisyn Guerra, Annalina Leos, Kylan Raymos, Jimena Bustamante, CyLynn Freeling, Destiny Nava, Hannah Belew, Kyndell Horn, Kourtnie Guerra, Alexa Walser, Kaitlyn…

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100 Years of Texas State Parks

As Texas State Parks’ yearlong birthday celebration winds down, we are looking back at the highlights from 2023. “It has been a truly amazing year for Texas State Parks,” said Rodney Franklin, Director of Texas State Parks. “It has been a career highlight to see new visitors discover parks because of our celebrations and witness…

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VC rodeo starts Sept. 29

The 40th annual Vernon College Rodeo is set to take place Sept. 29-30 at the Wilbarger County Events Center. Rodeo action will begin each of the two nights at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and free for Vernon College students with student ID. Over 700 contestants will compete in nine events.

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The 8th annual Charting the Course golf tournament on Saturday

The 8th annual Charting the Course golf tournament to benefit the Wilbarger General Hospital Foundation tees off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Hillcrest Country Club. Wilbarger Realty, Inc., Is sponsoring the Hole in One with a $10,000 prize for the first hole in one during the tournament. The entry fee for the…

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