By ERIC VICCARO
There are so many connections for everyone involved at the “Buckle Up For Lane’s Sake” Tournament, and this year proves no different.
The tournament is named in honor of Lane Fenoglio, who was killed in an auto accident on July 11, 1998, the summer before what would have been her sophomore year at Nocona High School.
“It’s so nice to see Lane’s memory kept alive,” said Lane’s mother, Janna Fenoglio.
The tournament will take place on Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 6 at various places in Nocona, including all three school gymnasiums as well as Baptist gym and “The Dome” in Saint Jo.
This year, Anderson-Shiro will travel up and compete in the same bracket as Bowie, along with Sanger, Ponder and Celina. All these teams will comprise Pool F.
Nocona is in Pool E, with pesky Petrolia, Bryson, Dodd City and Bonham. The Nocona JV will play in Pool A along with S&S Consolidated of Sadler, Henrietta, City View, Archer City and Burkburnett.
Tickets cost $6 for adults and $2 for students. There will be no charge for students attending Thursday’s matches.
Janna Fenoglio said Anderson-Shiro will stay at the Veranda Inn, and it marks a homecoming for one of the mothers.
Kathy Walker-Sayers, formerly of Ringgold, was Lane’s babysitter when she was young. Walker-Sayers’ daughter, Keaton, plays for Anderson-Shiro. Read more of the story in the mid-week edition of The Bowie News.
Buckle Up For
Lane’s Sake Tournament
Pool A: S&S Consolidated, Nocona JV, Henrietta, Wichita Falls City View, Archer City and Burkburnett (games in the high school gymnasium)
Pool B: Holliday, Paradise, Peaster, Collinsville, Electra and Gunter (games at the elementary school, Court No. 1)
Pool C: Iowa Park, Windthorst, Jacksboro, Bells and Chico (games played at the Baptist Church gymnasium)
Pool D: Wichita Falls Christian, Vernon, Tioga, Boyd and Callisburg (games at the elementary school, Court No. 2)
Pool E: Nocona, Petrolia, Bryson, Dodd City and Bonham (games played at the middle school gymnasium)
Pool F: Anderson-Shiro, Celina, Sanger, Bowie and Ponder (games played at “The Dome” in Saint Jo)
Matches will begin as early as 8 a.m. on Thursday.
Tickets will cost $6 per day. Students will be charged $2 on Saturday and they are admitted free during Thursday’s action.
Lane Fenoglio. (Photo by Larry Lemons/Nocona Independent School District)