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Homecoming is Friday, Lions host Gainesville

Vernon High School will celebrate homecoming at halftime of Friday’s football game with Gainesville. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. This will be the 20th meeting between the two programs, with Gainesville holding a 11-8 advantage all-time. The Leopards are coming off a loss last Saturday 43-12 to Cedar Hill Trinity. Gainesville was 2-8 last…

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Chillicothe volleyball ranked in latest poll

This week’s volleyball schedule includes: The Vernon Lady Lions play at Wichita Falls on Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. The Harrold Lady Hornets are at Petrolia on Friday at 4:30 p.m. The Chillicothe Lady Eagles will be at Munday on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Northside Lady Indians are scheduled to play at Burkburnett on Friday…

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Another great Vernon Burnin’ in the books

Joyce Ashley Vernon Record Beneath an overcast sky with a cool breeze, 166 riders took part Saturday morning in the 26th annual Vernon Burnin’ Bike Ride co-sponsored by the Vernon Jaycees and Vernon Optimist Club. “It was a great turnout, great weather, definitely a success, and we’re already looking forward to next year,” Si Schur,…

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Dove season starts Sept. 1

Texans are used to scorching summers, but this year’s record highs across much of the state have left many dove hunters wondering about the upcoming season opener. “Unless conditions change drastically over the next few weeks, hunting near water will be key for opening day this year,” said Owen Fitzsimmons, TPWD Dove Program Leader. “Hunters…

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Kid League director stepping down

Lions Club of Vernon has accepted the resignation letter from their Kid League Director, Dustin Fraticelli. His resignation is effective upon his replacement. “It has been a pleasure to work with the members of the Lions Club of Vernon for the past 5 years. I have great gratitude towards the Lions Club of Vernon for…

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VHS football summer dates to remember

— July 25-28th is the Last week of Summer Strength and Conditioning. The format will be open weight room from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — July 27 & 28th: Equipment Handout. Juniors and Seniors equipment handout will be July 27 from 12:30 to 3:00. On July 28 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Equipment…

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Vernon ISD athletics getting summer overhaul

A growing pile of concrete on the east side of the Vernon High School football field is the most visible indication of major summer renovations underway within the Vernon ISD athletic program. The concrete debris is the old stadium bleachers, which are being replaced with new aluminum stadium seating. Coach Kevin Sherrill says the new…

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Northside softball players named all state

Six of the 36 selections to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All State 1A softball squad are from Northside. The Lady Indians had an historic run deep into the playoffs, falling in the regional semifinals. Representing Northside on the team are senior Brenley Kinney and juniors Hannah Dunson, Brooklyn Koch, Enia Love, Hannah Reed and…

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White, McRae, Kinney compete in Oil Bowl sports

Northside’s Brenley Kinney had a game-high five kills to help lead the East All-Stars to a victory over the West, 25-20, 25-19, during the Oil Bowl small-school volleyball all-star game Saturday, played at Rider’s fieldhouse. Kinney will be attending Vernon College to play volleyball for the Lady Chaps this fall. Two other VC signees Maddie…

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