The Nocona Lady Indians won against Vernon Northside on Friday night.
Nocona won in four sets against Northside, only giving up a third set loss while controlling most of the match.
Nocona was coming into the match winning its last three matches following its final tournament of the season. Keeping the good play going, Nocona won the first set easily 25-14 to go up early.
Northside could only play better and gave Nocona a much better showing in the second set. It still went Nocona’s way as it took set two 25-21.
Nocona had a bit of a third set let down. After winning sets one and two with little drama, sometimes a team not coming out with as much urgency can let up and allow a team to steal the set after a lackluster start. Northside won set three by the score 25-18 to extend the match.
Not wanting to give Northside the chance to stretch the match into a fifth set, Nocona buckled down and focused on winning set four.
It was another competitive set, but in the end Nocona was able to close out the final few points to win 25-21 and the match 3-1.
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers had a good test of where they are at in their hosted tournament.
The Lady Panthers went 3-2 overall, losing to the eventual tournament champions in the semifinals.
Saint Jo played Detroit to start off pool play. It went to three sets with the Lady Panthers winning set one 25-17 before losing set two 25-14. Set three was the closest of the match as Saint Jo won 25-22.
The Lady Panthers then lost to Strawn in straight sets by the scores 25-18 and 26-24. Not wanting to finish on a bad note, Saint Jo took care of Savoy in short order with set scores being 25-15 and 25-10.
In bracket play, the Lady Panthers got a rematch against Strawn. They were able to get some revenge by winning dominantly with scores 25-10 and 25-13 to advance.
Unfortunately, the team played private team and eventual tournament champs Decatur Victory, losing in straight sets 25-15 and 25-19.
The Prairie Valley Lady Bulldogs received some tough lessons playing in their final tournament at Saint Jo.
The Lady Bulldogs went 1-4 overall, but did end up finishing runners-up in the silver bracket.
Prairie Valley lost to Harrold (25-17, 25-9), Collinsville (25-6, 25-13) and Chico (25-15, 25-18) during pool play. This sent the Lady Bulldogs to the silver bracket where they beat Savoy 25-21 and 25-22.
Playing for the bracket championship, Prairie Valley went up against Graford. After losing a disappointing first set 25-13, the Lady Bulldogs took the Lady Rabbits to the limit in set. Unfortunately, they came up short as Graford won 25-23 to win the match.
The Gold-Burg Lady Bears lost a heartbreaking five-set match at Electra on Saturday.
The Lady Tigers just barely held off the Lady Bears from coming back from two sets down.
Electra won sets one and two by the scores 25-21 and 25-17. Gold-Burg then bounced back in set three to role the Lady Tigers 25-13. The Lady Bears then carried that momentum into set four, winning the tight set 25-21 to force a fifth and final set.
It went back and forth with no team feeling comfortable. Unfortunately, Electra was able to pull out the win by the narrowest margin 15-13.
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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