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Busy Friday for area teams

The Vernon Lions renew an old rivalry with Burkburnett this Friday, with both teams winless and hungry for a win. Vernon owns the all-time series 48-20-3, which dates to 1922, but the Lions have lost two in a row to the Bulldogs. Burkburnett blew out the Lions 49-17 last year. Last Friday, the Vernon Lions…

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Texas to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 26

This Saturday, Sept. 26 is National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF), and Texas hunters and anglers are encouraged to invite others to join them in their outdoor adventures. Whether it is a child or grandchild, friend, co-worker, neighbor or someone completely new to hunting and fishing, recreating in the outdoors is a great way to…

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Vernon’s Thomsen takes over as interim at Florida State

Former Vernon Lion standout Chris Thomsen has taken over as the Florida State head football coach on an interim basis, after Seminoles’ head coach Mike Norvell tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday. “In our most recent round of COVID testing yesterday (Friday), I received a positive result after being negative in our previous two tests…

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Vernon tennis top Rider 16-3

Vernon 16, Rider 3 GIRLS SINGLES Addison Spencer lost to Axelle Jacquemin, 6-0, 6-4 Kinsey Weatherly beat Eleny Sandoval-Almuna, 6-1, 4-6, 10-7 Emili Oznick beat Heather Hughes, 6-0, 6-1 Audi Goodman beat Emme Kosub, 6-4, 6-1 Lilly Jones beat Annika Lygren, 6-4, 6-0 Alexis Delagarza beat Shenia Cornwall, 6-0, 6-0 GIRLS DOUBLES Spencer/Oznick lost to…

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Good slate of games Friday

The Vernon Lions will host the Hirschi Huskies (2-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. The Huskies lost their opener to Midlothian Heritage, but have beaten Anna (28-13) and Benbrook (34-28) the past two weeks. Hirschi has a home run threat in A’Marion Peterson. He  had 339 rushing yards and 2 TDs in last week’s win.…

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Full slate for area football teams

Vernon (0-2) travels to Holliday (1-1) on Friday. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Much like Gainesville, Holliday loves to run, churning out 440 yards on 61 carries last week. The Eagles rallied from a 28-0 deficit by shutting out Eastland for the final 25:32 of the game, to win 29-28 on…

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Area High School football schedule

Vernon vs. Gainesville The Vernon Lions lost their season opener at Big Spring 36-14 last Friday. It was close at half, as the Lions trailed 18-14. Christian Ochoa led Vernon with 14 carries for 92 yards and a TD. Vernon will be back in action on Friday at home, against Gainesville, with kickoff at 7…

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Thursday is last day to purchase ticket for Friday’s football game

VISD superintendent Jeff Byrd stated that tickets for the home opener Friday against Gainesville will be available to the general public on Wednesday and Thursday. Due to capacity restrictions, from Covid-19 protocal, only 1,500 tickets will be sold to Vernon fans. No tickets will be available at the gate, and those planning to attend the…

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Soccer Registration underway

Sign-up for the Boys & Girls Club of Vernon soccer season has begun. This year a new high school league is being added. Registration continues through August 18 with teams available for players from kindergarten through high school age. The divisions will depend on the number of players that sign-up. The cost is $20 for…

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Be Safe on the Water Over July 4th Weekend

   With the July 4th holiday weekend on the horizon, Texans around the state are making plans to take advantage of the sunshine on the state’s waterways. Compared to this time last year, drownings are up more than 30 percent, so the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding everyone to be safe this…

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