Bowie, Nocona basketball all-district awards listed
With the basketball season wrapped for all of the area teams, all-district selections have now been released.
With both Bowie and Nocona teams making the playoffs this year, there were a lot of selections for all of the teams.
The Lady Rabbits had Maddie Mandela win the district most valuable player award. Ziba Robbins was a first team selection while Neely Price and Kayleigh Crow were second team choices. Haley Webb was honorable mention.
The Bowie boy’s team had Andrew Sandhoff earn the district’s sixth man of the year for his play off the bench.
Brody Armstrong, A.J. Whatley and Tucker Jones were first team all-district selections while Bayler Swint was named to the second team.
The Nocona Lady Indians team nearly swept the superlatives in their district after winning the district title. Megyn Meekins earned district MVP, Skyler Smith was defensive MVP, Sydnee Mowry was sixth man of the year and the coaching staff Kyle Spitzer and Clayton Brown were named staff of the year.
First team selections included Reagan Phipps and Aubree Kleinhans. Avery Crutsinger and Jolie Rose were second team picks.
The Nocona boy’s team had several superlative selections as well after winning the district title. Brady McCasland was named the district’s MVP while Conley Kleinhans was the co-defensive MVP.
The staff of Brody Wilson, Chris Woodall and Bryson Hackley were named staff of the year.
Mike Wetmore and Ryder Oswald were first team selections.
Javier Gaytan along with Luke and Charlie Fuller were named to the second team. Johnny Stone and Wesley Murphey were honorable mention selections.
To see the full list for all of the awards, including academic all-district selections, 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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Bowie hires new coach McCoy
With eyes already looking towards next school year, Bowie Independent School District has hired their first new varsity head coach in Jason McCoy.
McCoy was hired as the new baseball coach and comes to Bowie from Seymour where he served in that role for one season. Before that he also served time at Paradise, Granbury, and Notre Dame Catholic School while he was still in college.
It is new Bowie athletic director Tyler Price’s first varsity head coaching hire and McCoy also takes over the role Price has served the past three seasons.
“All of the hires are important to me, but this one definitely is, its one I’ve been a part of more than 15 years as a player and a coach so it’s close to my heart,” Price said. “At the end of the day it’s putting good coaches and good people around our kids. I think that is a huge thing Jason has got.”
Price had a record of 70-41 with each season winning in the bi-district round of the playoffs and the 2022 season seeing the team make an unprecedented run to the regional finals.
Price is confident McCoy cannot only keep the success going, but do it in his own way while keeping the values of the program similar to what he did during his time.
“I’ve always respected him as a coach and a man,” Price said. “Just playing against his teams in the past, they are always well coached, acting right on and off the field. I just like the style of coaching and the style of play he brings to the team.
McCoy is a 2007 graduate of Windthorst before going on to graduate from Midwestern State University.
He and his wife Emily, a teacher who taught at Graham in 2022-2023, are expecting their first child soon.
Besides baseball, McCoy also was named co-defensive coordinator in football and is expected to teach world geography.
McCoy has family in Bowie. That, along with the chance of working with Price, were the main motivating factors for McCoy to apply for the job.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.
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