Nocona hosts Indian Relays last week
Nocona hosted the Indian Relays track meet on March 6 that had six schools competing.
Both Nocona teams ended up finishing third overall out of the six schools that showed up. Forestburg, running against 2A and a 3A, saw its girl’s team finish fifth and boy’s team finish sixth overall.
The Lady Indians were led by Graci Brown who individually finished first in the 400 meters, 800 meters, long jump and high jump.
She also was a part of the 4×400 relay team along with Megyn Meekins, Melissa Segura and Ava Johnson that finished first as well to close the meet.
Other Nocona girl highlights included: Avery Crutsinger finishing third in the shot put, Johnson finishing second in the 200 meters, Segura finishing second in the 400 meters, Evelyn Gelo finishing fifth in the 400 meters, Bayler Smith finishing second in the 800 meters, Jayce Rose finishing third in the 800 meters and Honey Walker finishing sixth in the triple jump. The 4×200 relay also finished in third place and the 4×100 relay in fourth place.
It was a similar story on the Nocona boy’s side as Caden Gaston won the triple jump while also finishing second in the 200 meters, long jump and high jump. Cooper Waldrip finished first in the 300 hurdles.
The last first place finish came in the 4×400 relay as the team of Brady McCasland, Charlie Fuller, Arturo Garcia and Waldrip won.
Other highlights included: Freddy Duran getting third in the 800 and 1600 meters, Andrew Perez finishing third in the 3200 and fourth in the 1600, Johnny Stone finishing fourth in the discus and the 4×200 relay finishing second.
The Forestburg Lady Horns had Reagan Ladwig win the shot put, finish third in the discus and fifth in the 100 meters. Madisen Deason finished second in the high jump and fourth in the 300 meter hurdles.
Braylee Briles finished sixth in the 400 meters.
In the relays, Forestburg finished fourth in both the 4×100 and 4×400 meters.
The Forestburg boys saw Jeremiah Perez finish fifth in the 800 meters and fifth in the 100 meters. As a team the relays finished fifth in the 4×400 meters and sixth in the 4×200 meters.
To see times, heights and lengths listed for all varsity Nocona and Forestburg athletes who finished among the top six in each event, 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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