Sports

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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Lion netters place at Caprock Tournament

AMARILLO – The Vernon Lion tennis team traveled to Amarillo last Saturday to participate in the Caprock Tournament here and came home with successful wins. The girls’ doubles team of Caroline Taylor and Ellie Burdette placed first in the “A” division. In other girls’ doubles results, Caroline Ruhl and Emili went 1-2 in the “A”…

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Two Lady Lion powerlifters claim bronze at regionals

MIDLAND – The Vernon Lady Lions powerlifting team competed at the regional tournament over the weekend at Midland Greenwood and ended their season on a high note. Lilly Jones placed third in the 97-pound weight class with a squat of 175, bench 95 and deadlift 215. Audrey Hodges placed eighth in the 105-pound class with…

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Lion wrestlers cap success on mat at state tourney

Three Vernon Lion wrestling team members who advanced to state competition on Feb. 23 in Cypress looked back on a successful season on the mat, which culminated in two of them placing after reaching their final rounds. Senior Truman Castleberry (18-3) placed third in the 195-pound class and scored 20.0 team points. His high school…

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Vernon Lions win two at tough ACS tournament

The Vernon Lion baseball team participated in the ACS Tournament here Friday and Saturday and coming home with victories over Jacksboro and Holliday but a loss to Godley. The Lions defeated Jacksboro 12-0. Jacob Boatman was 2 for 2 at the plate with one RBI, Ashton Durham was 1-3 with three RBIs and Joseph Boone…

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Lion basketball team members receive district honors

The Vernon Lions claimed a playoff berth in rhe most recent basketball season. For their efforts, two Vernon Lions received postseason basketball district awards, according to Head Coach Grant Schur. Senior Tyler Reeves was named to the All District First Team while sophomore Jacob Boatman was named to the All District Second Team. Receiving honorable…

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Northside, Harrold, Chillicothe players named All District

he Boys Basketball District 16A All District teams for 2018-19 have been announced. Northside’s Devon Mathews was named Defensive MVP and Jeremy Reeder was named Coach of the Year. On the 1st Team locally were Northside’s Dakota Haynes and Will Thomas along with Harrold’s Hunter Edwards and Mark White. Named to the 2nd Team locally…

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Lion wrestlers place in tourneys

CLINTON, Okla. – The Vernon Lion boys wrestling traveled to Clinton on Saturday to participate in the Hub City Tournament and placed ninth overall. In individual results, Truman Castleberry placed second in the 195-pound class with a score of 3-1 while Darren Carpenter placed second in the 152-pound class with a 3-1 score and Corbyn…

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Lion netters defeat Andrews, Lubbock Cooper

The Vernon Lion tennis team hosted Andrews and Lubbock Cooper on their home court Saturday and beat both opponents. The Lions defeated Andrews 9-4 and Lubbock Cooper 11-10. Individual results by player included Sarah Castleberry 2-1, Caroline Taylor 1-2, Ellie Burdette 1-2, Addison Spencer 2-1, Caroline Ruhl 0-3, Emili Oznick 3-0, Jessica Dominguez 2-1, Alexis…

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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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