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Youth rodeo nights brings the fun during Jim Bowie Days

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The Jim Bowie Days Youth Rodeo took place on Tuesday and Wednesday night and had a big turnout of competition for events in each age group.
Cooper Peek was named the all around cowboy for the youth rodeo. Andee Shae Nored was named the all around cowgirl.
There were four different age groups in each event on Tuesday night for the speed events.
The first event was pole bending. In the six and under age group, Cooper Peek finished first with a time of 25.151. Jaci Jo Lucy finished second and left with some prize money.
In the seven to 10 age group, Brinley Howard won with a time of 23.423. Bella Star Morrison and McKinley McQueen finished second and third while walking away with some prize money.
In the 11-14 age group, Kalli Read finished first with a time of 22.097. Conley Klienhans and Allye Stark finished second and third. In the 15-19 age group, Mika Shackelford won with a time of 21.967 while Makayla Cox finished second and earned some prize money as well.
In between events was mutton bustin’ for kids six and under. Noah Riley won by scoring the highest out of eight riders. Owen Mowery finished second and also earned some prize money.
The next event was barrel racing. In the six and under age group, Knoxlee Elliott won first with a time of 19.43. Cooper Peek finished second and also walked away with some prize money.
In the seven to 10 age group, Loralai Lee won with a time of 18.499. Oakley Ward and Bella Star Morrison finished second and third.
In the 11-14 age group, Andee Shae Nored won with a time of 17.418. Haley Hunt, Kalli Read and Kerstin Freeman finished second through fourth, each walking away with some prize money. In the 15-19 age group, Mika Shackelford won with a time of 17.922. Kylee Scribner and Ashlyn Williams finished second and third.
The goat tying event ended the night. In the six and under group, Cooper Peek won with a time of 8.49. In the seven to 10 age group, Charly Sellers won with a time of 12.3 Chaney Sellers was second and also earned some prize money.
In the 11-14 age group, Andee Shae Nored won with a time of 9.65 and Kerstin Freeman was second and also walked away with prize money. In the 15-19 age group, McKenna Hickson won with a time of 17.53.

To read about Wednesday night results, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.

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Girls Basketball Roundup

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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.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.

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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.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.

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