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Saint Jo volleyball opens with Rattlers

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By ERIC VICCARO
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The Saint Jo volleyball team will eschew scrimmages before beginning the season on Aug. 12 against the Red River Rattlers.
The Rattlers are a team of homeschooled students based in Whitesboro.
Saint Jo head coach Kristi Tallon, who is entering her third season as coach, has been pleased with the turnout for summer workouts.
“It’s the most we’ve had in a long time,” she said.
Tallon, who was a middle hitter for the Panthers in the late-1990s, also reported the girls are taking advantage of open gymnasium time to play.
The weightlifting and conditioning program has started at 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday during the summer. Some girls have also attended camps at the University of North Texas and Texas Christian University.
The Panthers will participate in the same tournaments they did last season at Bryson (Aug. 14-16) and Chico (Aug. 21-23). Gold-Burg is also competing at the Chico Tournament.
In the non-district portion of the schedule, Saint Jo has added Savoy this season. This will mark the second season the Panthers have played S&S Consolidated from Sadler. Read more in the weekend Bowie News, which includes a clip-and-save season schedule.

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Saint Jo Sports Awards

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The Saint Jo High School Awards Banquet was on May 21. At the end of the sports section, the athletes of the year awards went to Devin Stewart and Taylor Patrick.

To see pictures of the team award winners in ever sport, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.

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Summer basketball camps are coming this week

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Basketball camps will be split up from boys and girls at both Bowie and Nocona camps next week. Both are scheduled for May 28-30 and will accept walk-ups.

With summer starting up, the first few days can be spent with kids spending some time learning basketball fundamentals and having fun at either Bowie or Nocona.
For Bowie kids, both boy and girl camps will be on May 28-30 and will cost $60 per camper. School employs will have to pay $50.
There will be two sessions for younger and older kids.
For the girl’s camp, incoming 2-5th graders will make up the younger kid session which will be at the junior high from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The older session will be incoming 6-9th graders which will be at the high school from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
The boy’s camp will have incoming campers from kindergarten to 5th grade in the first session at the junior high from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
The older session for incoming 6-9th graders will be scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school.
Both camp registration forms can be found on the Bowie ISD Athletics Facebook page.
Walk-ups on the first day also will be available.
Any questions can be emailed to Ryan Dykes at [email protected] for the boys camp and Matthew Miller at [email protected] for the girls camp.
For Nocona kids, both boy and girl basketball camps will be on May 28-30 and will cost $50 per camper.
The girl’s basketball camp will have incoming 5-9th graders in the high school gym from 9 a.m. to noon. The younger session of incoming kindergarteners to 4th graders will be at the elementary school gym from 1-3 p.m.
The boy’s basketball camp will have oncoming 5-9th graders at the elementary school gym from 9-11 a.m. The incoming kindergarteners to 4th graders will be in the high school gym from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
For more information on how to sign up ahead of time, email Kyle Spitzer at [email protected] for the girls camp and Brody Wilson at [email protected] for the boys camp.

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Gold-Burg Sports Awards

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Gold-Burg hosted its high school awards banquet on May 16. Jayon Grace was chosen for the boy’s Iron Bear award, given to the best overall athlete by Coach Christian Healer.

To see pictures of all of the team award winners, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.

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