Gold-Burg vs Saint Jo
The Gold-Burg Lady Bears won against Saint Jo at home on Friday night.
The Lady Bears won a tight, physical game 60-51 against the Lady Panthers.
Gold-Burg led for most of the game after getting it midway through the first quarter.
The Lady Bears were shooting 3-pointers, crashing the offensive glass and trying to take advantage of turnovers on defense. Saint Jo was trying to play tough man-to-man while getting close shots at the basket.
Gold-Burg led 14-10 after the first quarter and 25-20 at halftime.
The Lady Panthers did try some box-and-one defense in the second half to try and limit the Lady Bears Kelly Contreras who had scored 11 points in the first half. She made one 3-pointer in the third quarter, but teammates Sierra Weaver and Sadie Whitaker picked up the slack on offense making clutch shots.
Lady Panthers Kayden Skidmore and Taylor Patrick combined to score 13 of the team’s 15 points in the quarter to keep the game close as Gold-Burg led 41-35 heading into the fourth quarter.
Each time Saint Jo had gotten the lead down to one basket in the second and third quarter, Gold-Burg always had an answer, usually making a timely 3-pointer.
To begin the fourth quarter, the Lady Bears were quickly able to up their lead to double-digits 48-35. That was where the lead stayed for most of the final period.
Saint Jo was able to score nine points in the final two minutes to get the lead down from double-digits, but it was not enough to catch Gold-Burg.
The Lady Bears won 60-51.
Contreras led Gold-Burg with 22 points while Whitaker scored 12 points off the bench. As a team the Lady Bears made nine 3-pointers in the game, with usually good timing when Saint Jo was on the verge of tying the score up.
For Saint Jo, Skidmore led the team with 15 points and Kyler Dunn scored 14 points.
The Nocona Lady Indians won a tough game at City View on Friday night.
The Lady Indians were able to come away with the win 55-45 to stay in first place in district play as well as undefeated.
The Lady Mustangs came in hoping for an upset as they battle for the final playoff spot. City View battled like it had more to play for against a Nocona team that Coach Kyle Spitzer felt was not ready to play at the start.
The first half was close as the Lady Indians led only 26-23 at halftime and 38-34 heading into the fourth quarter. Playing with the lead, Nocona was able to draw 12 free throws in the quarter and missed only one.
This allowed the Lady Indians to build their lead and end up winning the game by a more comfortable margin 55-45.
Megyn Meekins led the team with 18 points while Karlee Brown was second with 10 points.
The Forestburg Lady Horns lost a difficult game at Slidell on Friday night.
The Lady Greyhounds won 71-19 as the Lady Horns struggled to score most of the night.
Faith Moore and Bailey Payne led the team scoring six points each. Rebeca Sanchez led the team by grabbing five rebounds.
Nocona baseball earns all-district honors
With baseball state tournament about to get under way this week, the district baseball honors were released for the district 10-2A which includes Nocona.
With the team missing the playoffs maybe the Indians were not as well represented as some other teams, but still some Nocona players were honored.
Wesley Murphey earned the highest honor as he was named second team all-district pitcher.
Fellow pitcher and brother Walker Murphey was named honorable mention along with outfielder Miguel Olivares and utility player Charlie Fuller.
To see photos of all four pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.
Bowie BMX hosts state qualifier
The Bowie BMX race park is hosting its busiest weekend of the year.
The park is scheduled to host three days of racing from June 10-12 with people from all over the state and even further expected to travel to Bowie to take part.
On June 10 is the Bob Warnicke scholarship race using single points format. Sign-ups start at 5 p.m. and go all the way up until races start at 7 p.m.
On June 11 is the Race for Life leukemia fundraiser and pro-am that will also be using single point format. Sign-ups start at 4 p.m. and will go until races start at 6 p.m.
June 12 is expected to be the busiest day as it will be at state championship qualifier races. Sign-ups begin at 9:30 a.m. and will go until 11 a.m. when the races will start.
Spectators are welcome to come free of charge with parking free as well. Concessions will be available for cold drinks to keep spectators hydrated and full.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.
Summer workouts starting up
With the arrival of June comes increasing temperatures, camps galore for kids and for high school athletes making time to get ready for next school year.
For Bowie, incoming boy’s 7th-12th graders will practice Monday through Thursday starting June 12.
On Mondays and Wednesdays high school will do football skills and junior high athletes will do basketball drills from 7:30-8:30 a.m. They will switch on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Workouts will follow and go from 8:30-9:30 a.m. except on Tuesdays which will be before the skills at 6:30-7:30 a.m.
The Bowie girl workouts will start the same week for incoming 7th-12th graders. The workouts are scheduled every day for 7:30-8:30 a.m.
On Mondays and Wednesday’s, the high school girls will practice basketball and junior high volleyball from 8:30-9:30 a.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays it will be reversed.
Bowie is expected to take the week of July 4th off to give athletes a break before ramping back up for the start of August.
For Nocona athletes, incoming 7th-12th grade boys and girls will start summer workouts on June 5. The workouts will be Monday through Thursday and go from 8-10:30 a.m.
They are scheduled to take the week of July 4th off and are expecting to take another week or two off at some point during the summer.
At Saint Jo, workouts start on June 5 and will be Monday through Thursday for incoming 7th-12th graders. The week of July 4th and the final week of July athletes will have off.
Every day strength and conditioning will go 8-9 a.m. On Monday through Wednesday, there will be an hour that follows for sport specific skill work. On Mondays and Wednesdays it will be football and volleyball. On Tuesdays it will be basketball.
At Prairie Valley, incoming junior high and high school athletes are scheduled to start summer workouts on June 6. Sessions will be from 8-11 a.m. and cover weight training, cardio training along with basketball and volleyball training.
Workouts will be Monday through Thursday. There will be a two week break in the middle with the last week of June and the first week of July athletes getting off.
For Forestburg, its incoming boy athletes have completed their first week of summer workouts this week. The girl athletes will join them at the beginning of next week on June 6.
They will go Monday through Thursday every week and also will take a break the week of July 4. Instead of the morning, workouts are scheduled for 6-8 p.m.
At Gold-Burg, some new coaches are expected to be hired but until then there are no plans for official summer workouts in the meantime.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
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