Sports

Soccer Registration underway

Sign-up for the Boys & Girls Club of Vernon soccer season has begun. This year a new high school league is being added. Registration continues through August 18 with teams available for players from kindergarten through high school age. The divisions will depend on the number of players that sign-up. The cost is $20 for…

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Be Safe on the Water Over July 4th Weekend

   With the July 4th holiday weekend on the horizon, Texans around the state are making plans to take advantage of the sunshine on the state’s waterways. Compared to this time last year, drownings are up more than 30 percent, so the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding everyone to be safe this…

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Ortega signs to wrestle for Wayland Baptist

Vernon High School senior Felicity Ortega has signed to wrestle for Wayland Baptist University. She becomes the first female wrestler from Vernon to receive an athletic scholarship. “It was a disappointing senior year, first with the injury and then not being able to finish (due to the coronavirus shutdown,” Ortega said. “(This) really means everything…

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Vernon High athletes begin summer workouts

Vernon High School athletes are back on campus for the first time in three months. Activities were suspended in March statewide due to Covid-19 concerns. Vernon students began summer conditioning activities this week — the boys started on Monday evening at the high school and the girls started Tuesday morning at the middle school. The…

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Park reservations for Texas state parks

Visitors can now make camping reservations at parks with arrival dates between June 1 and Sept. 7. This gradual reopening of overnight reservations will be limited to varying degrees at individual parks to align with safe business practices currently followed in Texas. “No one is more pleased than us to welcome more outdoor enthusiasts back…

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Free Fishing Day is June 6

The first Saturday in June each year is designated as Free Fishing Day in the state of Texas. Texans can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license on June 6, 2020. “Free Fishing Day is a wonderful opportunity for anglers to share their knowledge, skills, equipment, and love for fishing…

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Local sports postponed

  Vernon College is on Spring Break this week, Dr. Dusty Johnston reported Friday that the college plans business as usual for the following week, unless the situation escalates. All VC sports are canceled for the next two weeks. Vernon ISD is also on Spring Break this week, trustee JJ Oznick reported that normal operations…

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Vernon, Northside compete in Henrietta All-Sports Tournament

The Vernon Lady Lions and the Northside Lady Indians competed in the Henrietta All-Sports Tournament held last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Bowie. Saturday’s games Vernon 12, Archer City 4 Vernon    20 33 4   -12   14   0 Archer City   10 12 0   -4      9     2 W: Shay Williams (8K). L: Rater. 2B: (V) Addison…

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Vernon pitchers no-hit Henrietta

Three Vernon Lions pitchers combined for a no-hitter on Monday night, as the Lions defeated Henrietta 4-0 in Vernon’s home opener. In the first inning, Vernon Lions Varsity got their offense started when Boatman tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Lavery Gonzales got the win. He pitched three hitless innings, striking out two.…

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Vernon, Harrold open track season at Hawk Relays

The 2020 Hawk Relays were held on Monday, February 24 at Hawk Field in Iowa Park. It was the opening meet of the season for both Vernon and Harrold. The Vernon Lions took second in the six-team field and were led by Riley Elliott who dominated the middle distance events with first place finishes in…

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