Sports

VHS cheerleaders are ready for State UIL competition

The Vernon High School cheerleaders are hard at work practicing for UIL State competition, scheduled for January 18. Team members include Lilly Jones, Jaila McBride, Carli White, Tiffany Lopez, Lindy Ochoa, Ronna Dennis  Alexis Delagarza, Blakely Schur, Audrey Hodges, Chloe Maldonado, Emili Oznick, Lindsey Rushing, Ellie Burdette, (back ) Jasmine Jackson, Valerie Tyra, Avery Kinney,…

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Basketball roundup – January 13

The Vernon Lady Lions lost a tough district road game at Burkburnett on Friday, 58-51. The Lady Lions had battled from a 4-point deficit at halftime to take a 33-30 lead into the fourth quarter, but they struggled at the foul line, hitting 8 of 21 while Burk made 17 of 27 to claim the…

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Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings ‘uncharted territory’

ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is “uncharted territory” amid planning for one of the world’s biggest sporting…

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Weekend sports slate

BASKETBALL Friday, Jan. 11 Vernon boys at Burkburnett, 4:30 p.m. (freshmen), 6 p.m. (JV) and 7:30 p.m. (V) Vernon girls at Burkburnett, 4:30 p.m. (freshmen), 6 p.m. (V) and 7:30 pm. (JV) Northside at Chillicothe, 6 p.m. (girls) and boys to immediately follow. WRESTLING Thursday, Jan. 10 Vernon boys at Altus Dual, 5 p.m. Friday,…

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Cardinals hire ex-Texas Tech coach Kingsbury

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury as their head coach, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. The Cardinals announced the hiring Tuesday after a long interview earlier in…

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Lions receive All-State, All-District honors

Vernon Lions senior defensive lineman Marc Rodriguez was named Co-MVP for District 3 Class 4A Division II, it was announced this week. Rodriguez shares the Co-MVP honors with Graham senior Chase Gilmore. Vernon sophomore quarterback B.T. White was named to First-Team Offense along with senior tackle Truman Castleberry, sophomore running back Christian Ochoa and senior…

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Lady Lions down Archer City

Vernon went on the road Tuesday night and the Lady Lions came home with a 65-54 win over Archer City. The Lady Lions were hot early, outscoring the hosts 26-16 in the first quarter before taking a 32-25 lead into halftime. Vernon poured it on on the third quarter with 22 points and led 54-42…

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Red River rematch: No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 9 Texas for Big 12

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas players celebrated on the field at the State Fair of Texas, flashing “Hook ‘Em Horns” signs and posing for pictures with the “Golden Hat” trophy that goes to the winner of their Red River rivalry against Oklahoma. Soon after leaving the field, though, the Longhorns were already thinking about the…

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Cowboys-Falcons Preview Capsule

By The Associated Press DALLAS (4-5) at ATLANTA (4-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Falcons by 4 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Dallas 4-5, Atlanta 3-6 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 16-11 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Cowboys 27-7, Nov. 12, 2017 LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Eagles 27-20; Falcons lost to Browns…

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