Sports

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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Lions sweep season series with Graham

Lions win in 9 innings The Vernon Lions baseball team traveled to Graham Friday, April 5 to take on the Graham Steers and returned home with a 3-1 victory after nine innings. Ashton Durham pitched seven innings giving up just three hits, one run while recording six strikeouts. Durham also got the game winning hit.…

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Tech has foundation for future after reaching national final

DAVE CAMPBEL AP Sports Writer Brandone Francis plopped down in front of the Texas Tech locker room stalls where Matt Mooney and Tariq Owens were seated, their eyes red and wet as they clasped hands in consolation and solidarity while Virginia was celebrating on the court. Three of the team’s four seniors were still trying…

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Baylor women might not have to wait 7 years for next title

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kim Mulkey and Baylor might not have to wait another seven years to win another national championship. The Lady Bears have already gotten some good news looking ahead to Mulkey’s 20th season as their head coach, with word Monday night that senior-to-be Lauren Cox won’t need surgery after a gruesome-looking left…

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Nowitzki retires after scoring 30 as Mavs top Suns 120-109

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 30 points and then announced his retirement in the 40-year-old’s final home game, a 120-109 victory for the Dallas Mavericks over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Nowitzki told the crowd, “As you might expect, this is my last home game.” That was after speeches from Larry…

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Lions top Hirschi in district

The Vernon Lions stayed perfect in district with a 19-0 victory over Hirschi on Tuesday night — the Lions second straight win over the district foe. Ashton Durham upped his pitching record to 5-0 as he picked up the win on the mound, giving up just two hits. Durham and Wade Whatley had the heavy…

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Lady Lions win district opener, 1-0 in pitching duel

The Vernon Lady Lions (10-3-1, 1-0) opened 6-4A District play a few days later than planned, but they came away with a hard fought 1-0 win over the Burkburnett Lady Bulldogs (12-6, 0-1) on Friday night. Vernon pitcher Shay Williams struck out 12 and allowed just two hits and two walks in the complete game…

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Lions run-rule Lawton High at Altus Tournament

Lawton High School in its first game of the Altus Tournament late Thursday night and defeated the Wolverines 10-1 in five innings. Ashton Durham pitched all five with two strikeouts. Two hits each were recorded by Tyler Reeves, Jacob Boatman and Joseph Boone, followed by one it each from Garrett Pierce, Marc Rodriguez, and Jace…

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Lady Lions win season’s opening track meet

IOWA PARK — Vernon, Chillicothe and Harrold competed in the Iowa Park Hawk Relays on Monday, Feb. 25 to begin the 2019 track schedule. The Vernon Lady Lions dominated the relays and distance events to capture first place overall. Avery Kinney, Lindy Ochoa, Carli White and Valerie Tyra won both the 4X100 and 4X200 events.…

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Area athletes receive District 16-A girls basketball honors

The District 16-A girls all-district team has been announced. Area players selected for the All-District First Team were Lyndzie Disbrow of Chillicothe, Kelly Carroll and Tara Manney of Crowell and Hailey Teague of Northside. Named to the All-District second team were Paig Moya and Kinley Moore of Crowell, Miranda Perkins of Chillicothe and Alexis Matute…

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