Sports

Vernon season tickets on sale Monday

Ticket sales director, Claudette Owen, has announced that season tickets for the Vernon Lion 2019 Football Season will go on sale, Monday, August 19, 2019. Purchasers will be able to start buying their season tickets starting at 8am in the Vernon ISD Administration Center, 1713 Wilbarger Street. First time purchasers may buy season tickets during…

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Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters and anglers that all current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the year-to-date fishing license) expire the end of August, and new licenses for 2019-20 go on sale Thursday, Aug. 15. Outdoor enthusiasts in Texas purchase more than 2.4 million hunting and fishing licenses annually.…

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Lady Lions grab postseason district honors

  Two Lady Lions earned Second Team All District honors incluing Jaila McBride, and Makyleigh Leija. Receiving Honorable Mention All District was Emily Boyd. DISTRICT 6-4A HONORS MVP – Emma Southerland, Jr., Graham Pitcher of the Year – Jocelyn Bright, Jr., Burkburnett Offensive MVP – Tatum Trester, Sr., Graham and Tayler Tournay, Sr., Burkburnett Defensive…

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Vernon Lions earn postseason baseball honors

The District 6-4A All District baseball team has been announced with several Vernon players earning postseason honors. In the superlatives, Ashton Durham was named Newcomer of the Year and Tyler Reeves was tabbed as Utility Player of the Year. Named First Team were Joseph Boone, Jacob Boatman and Jace Smithson. Earning Second Team honors were…

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74th Santa Rosa Roundup winds up with great action in rodeo arena

The 74th annual Santa Rosa Roundup concluded its four-night run Saturday at the Santa Rosa Arena south of Vernon. Vernon’s Caine Riddle of Vernon riding Tic Tac put up an impressive score of 75 in bareback competition on Saturday, the final night of competition. That left him in the money with a fourth place overall…

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Lady Lions lose extra-inning heartbreakers

BOYD – The Lady Lions got a bad call from the umpire in the bottom of the seventh that negated the winning run in Game 1 of a Region I-4A softball area playoff series on Thursday. Vernon lost 4-1 in extra innings to Brownwood, putting the Lady Lions in a must-win situation on Friday. The…

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Lions battle Greenwood in bi-district to finish season

ABILENE – The Vernon Lion baseball team played Midland Greenwood in a Class 4A bi-district game on Saturday, May 4. The Lions would close out their season as they fell to the Rangers 6-1. The Lions were first on the scoreboard in the first inning and then Greenwood would respond by tying the game 1-1…

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Lady Lions win Bi-District championship

GRAFORD – The Vernon Lady Lions softball team traveled here Wednesday for a bi-district game against the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs, and returned home with a 7-0 victory to advance to the area round. next week against the winner of the best-of-three between Brownwood and Springtown. The Lady Lions got a big boost from senior Avery…

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Chillicothe, Crowell place at district tennis tourney

Crowell placed first while Chillicothe placed second at the Class 1A District Tennis Tournament held Monday in Vernon. Both teams will advance to the regional playoffs on April 12 in San Angelo. The first four places in girls’ singles (by order of finish) were Kelly Carroll, Crowell; Jimena Sanchez, Chillicothe; Ingefred Ankerstine, Knox City; and…

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VHS track advances to area competition

Some 22 Vernon High School track team members will be advancing to area competition after placing at the UIL 4A District track meet April 3-4 in Graham. The area meet will be Wednesday, April 17 in Graham. List of area qualifiers and their placings at district includes: BOYS Riley Elliot: first in 1,600 and 3,200…

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