HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Buckle Up For Lane week has arrived

By ERIC VICCARO
sports@bowienewsonline.com

Lane Fenoglio was so excited to hear when Sanda Fenoglio became unexpectedly pregnant in 1998.
Sanda had a daughter named, Magye, who today is one of the premier liberos in all of Texas. Magye is a senior this year.
“It’s bittersweet,” said Sanda Fenoglio, Magye’s mother. “We would like everyone to know that we have been overwhelmed at the support we have received through the years.
“Magye never met Lane,” Sanda continued. “But, through this tournament, and her seeing the support and hearing all about her, Magye found out what a fun person and good athlete she was.”
Lane Fenoglio was killed in an auto accident on July 11, 1998, the summer before what would have been her sophomore year at Nocona High School.
The tournament is called “Buckle Up For Lane’s Sake” because Lane was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident. The event has brought awareness for making sure you are safe and properly belted before venturing out onto the road.
Thirty teams will compete in five pools on Thursday at various gymnasiums around Nocona, including the one inside the Nocona Baptist Church.
Janna Fenoglio, Lane’s mother, marvels at the staying power for the tournament – which is now in its 17th year.
“I think this has been totally awesome,” Janna Fenoglio said. “I am proud of Nocona, and how we all pulled together as needed.”
Nocona head coach Tiffany Clay has both played and coached in the tournament.
“One-hundred percent of the proceeds go back to the graduating seniors every year,” Clay said. “The Fenoglio family has raised more than $200,000 from this tournament.” Read more in the Aug. 31 Bowie News.

Buckle Up For Lane’s Sake Tournament

2016 Field

Nocona High School

Pool A: Peaster, Burkburnett, Christ Academy, Henrietta, Electra and Munday

Nocona Elementary School, Court No. 1

Pool B: Boyd, Archer City, Vernon, Ponder, Bryson and Saint Jo

Nocona Elementary School, Court No. 2

Pool C: Holliday, Sanger, Windthorst, Whitewright, Valley View and Denton Calvary

Nocona Baptist Church Gymnasium

Pool D: Bowie, Callisburg, Jacksboro, Bonham, Tioga and Henrietta junior varsity

Nocona Middle School Gym

Pool E: Celina, Nocona, Iowa Park, Paradise, Petrolia and S&S Consolidated

Matches will begin as early as 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Tickets will cost $6 per day. Students will be charged $3 on Saturday and they are admitted free during Thursday’s action.

Lane Fenoglio. (Photo by Larry Lemons/Nocona Independent School District)