Connect with us

SPORTS

Week five of getting fit while social distancing

Published

on

In week five of my journey to get fit while social distancing, I went back to the Google App store so my phone could tell me what to do again.
I was recommended the Nike Training Club app by the same co-worker who had recommended Sworkit, the first app I tried.
While I liked Sworkit for all of the customization options, Nike Training Club I found was pretty limited in comparison for what I wanted to accomplish.
In case you are new here, after turning 30 in January it has been 12 years since I have regularly worked out.
Being a football player at Midlothian High School, every week not in season was spent getting our bodies and minds stronger for the next season. That was all the motivation I needed back then, but with no season to prepare for after the final whistle, that motivation has waned to zero since then.
Needing content, I have committed to working out five times a week since I know it is generally good for me. I am not looking to lose weight or get super jacked, but being able to not feel out of breath or get incredibly sore when life requires me to run short distances and lift things for the ladies in my office would be nice.
In week five, I think I might have finally started to notice some progress, though it is hard to tell with workout routines changing every week.
The NTC app has probably been my least favorite week so far. I cannot say it is a bad workout app, but after Sworkit let me customize everything about the workout, NTC’s just felt limited.
Let me explain. With my modest goals, I am not willing to workout for very long or hard. I have mostly been able to find 10-minute workouts that have run the gamut from too easy to unexpectedly leaving me pretty breathless.
Still, I know there are harder short workouts available that I am still looking to avoid.
NTC groups its workouts various ways. Besides the time for the workout, you can see the intensity and if the workout will require certain equipment.
What I liked about Sworkit was the ability to skip certain exercises if I did not like them or could not do them without sacrificing anything. Most workouts seemed to have an endless amount of exercises that I would not get to otherwise if I had not skipped some. I would still be working out for however long I set the length of my workout for.
NTC workouts seemed to have a limited supply of exercises for each workout. Length usually seemed determined by how many times you would have to repeat a group of three to four exercises. Skipping any meant shortening the already short workout, making me feel even lazier than I already felt by not wanting to do a third squat variation.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.

Continue Reading

SPORTS

Girls Basketball Roundup

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

SPORTS

Boys Basketball Roundup

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

SPORTS

Bowie teams go 3-1 at S&S tournament

Published

on

Both Bowie basketball teams traveled to S&S Consolidated last week to play in a tournament.
The boy’s and girl’s team went 3-1 during the three-day tournament.
The Jackrabbits dominated the first three games of their tournament slate. The team first beat Callisburg by 33 points (63-30), beat Texoma Christian by 66 points (85-19) and Era by 32 points (70-38).
This allowed Bowie to reach the championship game of the gold bracket against Gunter.
It wasn’t the Jackrabbits best game shooting the ball as the team only shot 36% from the field. They compensated by creating turnovers on defense, forcing 19 and crashing the offensive glass for second chance opportunities.
Unfortunately, the Jackrabbits would lose the close game by one basket 59-57.
It was a good performance for Bowie after playing so many tough teams during the pre-district schedule.
Gunter is still a state-ranked team in 3A and the team found other ways to stay in the game despite the shots not falling that day.
The Lady Rabbits won their first game of the tournament by 48 points against Gainesville 59-11, but unfortunately hit a snag in their second game.
Bowie lost to Muenster in a low-scoring close game 39-34 that went down to the wire.
The Lady Rabbits bounced back to win their next game against McKinney Christian by 33 points 54-21.
Bowie’s last game of the tournament was played against Blue Ridge.
The Lady Rabbits were behind by one point 34-33 heading into the fourth quarter.
The team rallied to outscore Blue Ridge 15-8, getting scoring from seven different players during the final period.

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

Continue Reading
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad

Trending