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Things went wrong for the Nocona baseball team late on Tuesday in their home game against Boyd.
Trailing by only one run going into the fifth inning, the Yellowjackets scored eight runs in the final three innings to pull away and win 12-3.
Boyd kicked things off by scoring three runs on four hits in the first inning to take an early 3-0 lead. The Indians led off with Jeremy James reaching base on a single. He got picked off at first and the next batter struck out. Charles Evans then hit a home run to cut the lead to 3-1 heading into the second inning.
A leadoff walk from the Yellowjackets led to a run on a sacrifice bunt to push the lead to 4-1. Leadoff singles from Cade Breeze and Logan Barnes got two runners on with no outs for Nocona. After a strike out, a bunt was called to advance the runners. The bunt was popped up to the pitcher who then threw the ball to first for the inning ending double play.
A leadoff single and a walk from Boyd put two runners on base with one out in the top of the third. Fortunately, pitcher Tyler Richards was able to get the next two outs to leave the runners stranded. A two out single from Jose Ogeda did not lead to anything as the game went into the fourth inning.
With two outs, a runner was able to reach first due to an infield pop fly error. Richards was able to get him out by picking him off at first by forcing him into a pickle.
Braydon Ohagan led off with a single, followed by Breeze who also singled. A drawn walk from Barnes loaded the bases with no outs. Tanner Cable then came through with a single that drove in two runners to cut the lead to 4-3. Cable then stole second to put runners at second and third with no outs.
Some bad déjà vu happened as the next batter again popped a sacrifice bunt up and was able to get the base runner at third out for a double play. Nocona still had a runner in scoring position, but the next batter grounded out to third to end the inning.
Things started to go south for the Indians in the fifth. A single, fielding error and a drawn walk loaded the bases with no outs. After a strike out, the next batter hit a single that scored two runners to increase their lead. The next batter stung more when he hit a three-run home run to increase the lead to 9-3, right after Nocona had cut the lead to one.
Cable came in to pitch and got the final two outs, but the comeback attempt was now much harder. Ogeda got on base with a one out single and then stole second, but the next two batters could not get him home as the game went into the sixth inning.
Neither team got anything going offensively in the sixth inning. Boyd drew a walk with one out, but it did not lead to anything. The Indians still trailed 9-3 heading into the last inning.
Things went bad for Nocona in the top of the seventh. Five free passes from walks, hit batters, errors and passed balls with one base hit allowed three runs to score to increase the Yellowjackets lead to 12-3.

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Nocona
The Nocona Lady Indians blew out Howe on Friday night.
The Lady Indians won 69-27 against the overwhelmed Lady Bulldogs.
The first three quarters saw Nocona score 19 or more points in each one. Howe only scored in double-digits in the third quarter, more than doubling its first half total.
Skyler Smith led the team with 19 points and six steals.
Megyn Meekins recorded a near triple-double scoring 17 points, passing for 12 assists and had a team high nine rebounds.
Sydnee Mowry joined them in double-figures scoring 10 points and Jolie Rose nearly did too scoring nine points.

Saint Jo
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers finished with a positive record at their hosted tournament last week.
The Lady Panthers went 3-2 overall, with one of the wins coming against one of the teams it lost against.
Saint Jo picked up wins against Newcastle 51-25 and Savoy 44-23 in pool play. The next day saw the Lady Panthers lose to Sacred Heart 48-31.
Against Petrolia it was even worse losing 66-33.
This set up a rematch against Sacred Heart. Despite losing to the Lady Tigers by double-digits the previous day, Saint Jo instead won by more than 30 points 66-32 on Saturday to go out of the tournament on a positive note.

Gold-Burg
The Gold-Burg Lady Bears got some good competition at the Saint Jo tournament last week.
The Lady Bears went 1-4 overall, but hung close with several good teams.
Gold-Burg first played district opponent Prairie Valley and lost 42-31.
The other pool game on Thursday was against a Petrolia team that would go on to win the tournament. The Lady Bears lost 66-47, but had several good scoring performances.
The final pool game against Tioga saw Gold-Burg lose 56-47.
During bracket play, the Lady Bears blew out Savoy 54-11 for a chance to play for the silver bracket championship against Newcastle.
Against a 1A playoff team that has an athletic post player, Gold-Burg had a chance to win late in the game, but ultimately fell short 47-42.

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Saint Jo
The Saint Jo Panthers won their hosted tournament last week.
The Panthers went 5-0, winning by double-digits in all of their games.
During pool play Saint Jo beat Newcastle by 50 points (89-39) and Sacred Heart by 20 points (60-40). Bracket play saw the Panthers win even more dominantly first against Petrolia 71-19 and then district opponent Prairie Valley 60-22.
This put them in the championship game against a 2A Muenster program that not only is used to success, but with it only being 10 miles down the road and with current Athletic Director Mark Stevens spending seven years there, the athletic programs are tight.
Usually the bigger Hornets beat up on Saint Jo teams at worse or the Panthers try to keep it close at best during pre-district matchups, but on Saturday that was flipped. Saint Jo beat Muenster 56-46 to win the overall tournament championship.
Kile Thurman was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Brice Durham and Collin Thomas were named to the all-tournament team.

Nocona
The Nocona Indians played in their first tournament at Dodd City last week.
The Indians went 2-2 overall to finish in fourth place at the tournament.
Nocona played two games during pools on Thursday. The first game was a rematch against Bells from earlier in the week. The Panthers then beat the Indians 46-36 and again in pools 53-33.
Nocona was able to bounce back later in the day, winning a close game against tournament host Dodd City 53-47, a state-ranked 1A team.
Going into bracket play two days later, the Indians won another close game, this one against Tom Bean 59-52.
This put Nocona into a game against North Hopkins for third place. The Panthers are a 2A state-ranked team and unfortunately the Indians did not play their best. North Hopkins won 60-36 as Nocona finished fourth.

Prairie Valley
The Prairie Valley Bulldogs played at Saint Jo’s tournament last week to get some work in.
The young Bulldogs went 2-3 overall to finish in fourth place.
Prairie Valley’s first game of the tournament came against 2A Muenster. The Bulldogs lost 55-30.
Prairie Valley bounced back in the second game of pool play against Petrolia, winning 41-30.
The next day the Bulldogs beat Nocona’s JV team 54-30. To get a chance to play for the championship game and another chance at Muenster, Prairie Valley would have to beat district opponent Saint Jo. The Panthers won 60-22, pushing the Bulldogs to play Sacred Heart in the third place game.
Unfortunately, Prairie Valley lost 65-31 to finish fourth overall.

Gold-Burg
The Gold-Burg Bears struggled at the Saint Jo tournament last week.
Out of the five games played, the four that were reported were all losses.
Gold-Burg lost to Electra 46-34 to start out the tournament. The Bears lost their closest game of the tournament to Petrolia 43-40.
Gold-Burg then got matched up against 2A Muenster and lost 89-18. The last game was a rematch against Electra which did not go better as the Bears lost 46-24.

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