Bowie girl powerlifters qualify seven for state
The Bowie Lady Rabbits finished tied for fourth as a team at the regional powerlifting meet in Chico on Saturday.
The Lady Rabbits had seven girls qualify for the state meet and two girls earn alternate bids.
In the past only the top two finishers in each weight class were guaranteed a spot at the state meet and whoever finished in third place would get an alternate bid. This year lifters qualified by the 1A-6A classification at the state meet instead of split up by three divisions.
That meant at the regional meet it was not just where a lifter finished, but who finished in front of them that determined if they qualified for the state meet.
The Nocona Lady Indians had one girl complete all three of her lifts on Saturday.
Natalie Pirkey finished eighth in the 123 pound weight class, which unfortunately was not enough for her to qualify for the state meet.
Bowie’s top two lifters both finished second in their weight classes, Ashley Aguirre in the 165 pound weight class and Kerstin Wolfe in the 181 pound weight class.
Other Lady Rabbit lifters who finished among the top five in their weight classes included Laisha Johnson finished third in the 114 pound weight class, Traycee Stewart finishing fourth in the 97 pound weight class and Katie Boyles finishing fourth in the 198 pound weight class.
All five girls also qualified for the state meet.
Leah Boyd also scored for the team finishing fifth in the 259 pound weight class. Unfortunately, due to who finished ahead of her, she earned a state alternate spot.
Jordan Vaught finished sixth in the 220 pound weight class, but earned a trip to the state meet. The same was true for Kinley Russell, who finished seventh overall in the 132 pound weight class.
The last alternate for the state meet is Jenna Rogers, who finished sixth in the 198 pound weight class.
With seven girls qualifying for the state meet, this is as many as Bowie has sent in the last several years, outdoing the 2019 and 2020 teams that sent five.
The state meet is scheduled for 1 p.m. on March 17 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
To see weight totals for all of the Bowie and Nocona lifters, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.
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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