Sports

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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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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