VOLLEYBALL: Nocona nips Bowie

By ERIC VICCARO
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The Bowie and Nocona High School volleyball teams are two cogs in a competitive District 3A-10 this season.
The University Interscholastic League formed this eight-team district earlier this year, and the quality of volleyball has been outstanding as evidenced by so many five-set matches being contested.
Nocona learned valuable lessons in a five-set loss to Boyd on Sept. 20 the Lady Indians applied to their match with Montague County rival Bowie on Tuesday.
In the end, the Lady Indians proved too much for the Lady Rabbits by scores of 25-23, 25-17, 16-25, 22-25 and 15-8 at a raucous BHS gymnasium.
“The difference between the fifth set against Boyd and Bowie is in the Boyd game we had several unforced errors,” Nocona head coach Tiffany Clay said, “which changes the momentum of the game quickly.” Read more in the weekend edition of The Bowie News, including complete district standings for all local schools.

Nocona’s Makenzie Breeze (left) watches as Jamie Carpenter digs up a ball during Tuesday’s District 3A-9 match against Bowie at BHS gymnasium. Carpenter distributed 21 assists and she scooped up nine digs as the Lady Indians won in five. Click on the image for the complete photo. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)