Bowie, Nocona sending six boys to the state powerlifting meet
Both Bowie and Nocona boy powerlifters are sending people to the state meet after competing at different regional powerlifting meets on Friday and Saturday.
The Jackrabbits team is sending five lifters to state as the they won the division three region six team title, the first regional title for the boy’s program in recent memory.
The Indians are sending one lifter to state after competing in the division four region six meet where they finished seventh overall.
Of the five lifters from Bowie that qualified for the state meet, three won their weight classes.
Jakson Hofbauer won the 275 pound weight class, lifting 1,585 total pounds which was tied for the third most regardless of weight class.
Robert Zambrano won the 123 weight class with 890 total pounds lifted, which tied him with a lifter from Peaster, but Zambrano came in weighing a pound less so ended up taking first place.
Gavin Brown won the 114 pound weight class with an 865 total which was 40 pounds better than second place.
Cooper McShan came in finishing second in the 132 pound weight class.
His 1,070 total tied him with a lifter from Bells, but he came in weighing almost a pound less so he got the nod for second place.
He was also just five pounds behind the first place lifter from Whitesboro.
Johnny Arenas also got the benefit of the scale as he finished second in the 198 weight class. His 1,385 total was tied with a lifter from Iowa Park, but he weighed in a half a pound less therefore qualifying him for the state meet.
Jacobi McGregor just missed out on scoring points as he finished sixth in the 308 class as he lifted a total of 1,235 pounds.
The team total combined for 31 points, which finished Bowie just two points ahead of Comanche for the team title.
For Nocona, Miguel Olivares is heading back to state in the 132 pound weight class.
He finished second with a total of 965 pounds lifted.
Olivares started the season lifting in the 148 class, but made steady progress throughout the season to slim back down for the 132 weight class.
Matthew Johnson just missed out on state finishing third overall in the 242 weight class.
His 1,210 total tied him with a lifter from Alvord, but Johnson weighed two pounds less to finish third.
Arturo Garcia finished fourth in the 165 weight class with a total of 1,195 pounds.
Johnny Stone also finished fourth as he competed in the 198 weight class as he lifted 1,285 total pounds.
Nicky Diaz rounded out the scoring for Nocona as he finished fifth in the 114 weight class lifting a total of 660 pounds.
The Indians scored 13 pounds which was just one point ahead of Hawley in eighth place while tying them with Whitewright.
Unfortunately, Whitewright had a first place finish which bumped it to sixth place ahead of Nocona.
The state meet is scheduled for March 24-25 at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene.
To see results for all Bowie and Nocona lifters, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.
1A boys basketball all-district selections made
The area 1A all-district boy’s basketball lists have been released with the state tournament wrapping up a few weeks ago.
Slidell and Midway finished first and second in the district standings again meaning their players got many of the superlative and first team awards, but area players were still honored where they could be.
Third place Saint Jo had three first team selections with leading scorers Kile Thurman, Brice Durham and Collin Thomas. Devin Stewart earned second team honors while Dylan Brockman, Josh Vogel and Lee Yeley were honorable mention selections.
Prairie Valley got the final playoff spot and leading scorer Tyler Winkler earned the district’s offensive most valuable player award. Eli Croxton earned second team honors while Tyson Easterling, Dakota Fore and Trae Campbell earned honorable mention selections.
Bellevue had two first team all-district selections in Kason Roper and Jayson Gill. Leland Sims, Gavin Parr and Brayden Moore were named honorable mention.
Forestburg had post player Kyler Willett earn second team honors. Jesse Wadsworth, Jesus Sanchez and Nathan Payne were given honorable mention honors.
Gold-Burg guard Jayon Grace earned second team all-district. Aidan Foster, Rykir Evans and Jack Henry were named honorable mention.
The full list for each school as well as the academic all-district selections is in the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
Saint Jo teams have rough spring break week
Saint Jo softball
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers lost two tough games against 2A Muenster and Tioga on Monday and Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets won 16-1 and the Lady Bulldogs won 19-1 against the young Lady Panthers team.
While it is district play, these games against 2A opponents will not count against Saint Jo when it comes to district standings or postseason seeding for 1A teams.
Muenster did most of its damage in the first inning putting up 15 runs. The Lady Panthers then prevented the Lady Hornets from scoring in the second inning before scoring in the third inning. Payzlie Cervantes led off with a double and Taylor Patrick then drove her in with a single to prevent Saint Jo from getting shut out.
Muenster then scored one run to end the game by run rule 16-1.
Saint Jo baseball
The Saint Jo baseball team lost a tough rematch at Alvord on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs won 7-0 against the Panthers.
Though it was disappointing for Saint Jo to lose again to 2A Alvord, Saint Jo did lose the previous week against the Bulldogs 14-1, so there was improvement.
The Panthers were only able to get five base runners on the entire game and had only three hits, with two coming from C Henson and the other from Mathew Butler-Everson.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
Nocona softball drops two district games
The Nocona Lady Indians lost two district games on the road this week at Lindsay and Collinsville.
The Lady Indians lost a high scoring game 16-11 at Lindsay, before losing 19-4 by run rule at Collinsville.
Nocona was coming off a morale boosting run rule win against Era the following week. While the Lady Indians bats kept their same fire from that game, against the Lady Knights their defense was rough.
Lindsay scored at lead one run in all six innings it batted in. Nocona scored in bunches as well, but had scoreless innings in the third, fifth and seventh innings as it was playing catch up after the second inning until the end of the game.
Tobie Cable led the team with four RBIs and a home run and was even walked three times to prevent her from dealing more damage. Skye Kirby and Allie Sutton drove in two runs each as well while Avery Crutsinger had a team high three base hits.
As a team Nocona had 12 hits in the game and also drew 12 walks.
Unfortunately, Lindsay had 17 hits, with six being extra base hits. Combined with seven errors on defense, it was a recipe for a lot of runs to come through on just about any ball that was hit into play and Nocona could not keep up.
To read about the Collinsville game, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
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