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LOCAL VOLLEYBALL: Nocona romps twice

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The Nocona High School volleyball team won a pair of matches on the road Tuesday at Krum.
The Indians defeated Fort Worth Brewer in straight sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-22, but needed four to stop host Krum by scores of 25-17, 25-17, 19-25, 25-21.
The Indians stand at 4-4 on the season.
Against Fort Worth Brewer, Chloey Hamilton and Jamie Carpenter ran the Indians offense and combined for 24 assists. Carpenter also had three ace serves.
Sherese Price pounded down a team-best nine kills.
Makenzie Breeze led the block party with five solo ace blocks, while Mackie Trumbull had four. Madilynn Cable played for the first time this season, and had three solo ace blocks.
Magye Fenoglio paced the Indian defense with seven digs.
In the win over Krum, Hamilton was a perfect 17-of-17 on serves with two aces. Carpenter also had an outstanding match with 14 digs, 14 assists, seven kills, three ace blocks and three ace serves. Read the rest of this notebook in the weekend edition of The Bowie News.

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Forestburg Boys Interview

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Interview with Forestburg basketball players Talan Jones (left) and Kyler Willett following their bi-district playoff win against Newcastle on Feb. 20, 2024.
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Nocona Boys Interview

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Interview with Nocona basketball players Brady McCasland (left) and Conley Kleinhans following their bi-district playoff win against Haskell on Feb. 19, 2024.
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Saint Jo beats Bellevue in play-in game for 3rd place

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Devin Stewart scored 22 points for Saint Jo and helped the Panthers beat Bellevue on Friday night.

The Saint Jo Panthers were able to bounce back and beat Bellevue on Friday night in Bowie to earn the third seed in district play.
The Panthers won 69-51 against a hot Eagles team coming into the game.
Bellevue had won the last four district games heading into the game, including a dominant win against Saint Jo just the previous week.
The Eagles comeback win against second seed Forestburg earlier in the week clutched at least a playoff spot, with a play-in game against the Panthers for the third seed.
The first quarter was competitive as Bellevue led 15-12 as the Eagles had five different players score at least one point.
The Panthers answered back in the second quarter, scoring 22 points as the team got a big lift from Devin Stewart who scored nine points during that period.
Bellevue kept up, scoring 16 points even as it fell behind a little bit.
Saint Jo led 35-31 at halftime.
The Panthers defense stepped up in the third quarter, limiting the Eagles to only one basket and some free throw attempts as Bellevue scored seven points.
Saint Jo got a big boost from Barrett Johnson, who scored 10 of his team’s 14 points as the Panthers lead extended.
Saint Jo led 49-38 heading into the final period.
While the Eagles scored a bit better in the fourth quarter, scoring 13 points, it was not enough to keep up with the Panthers. Saint Jo went 12-16 from the free throw line in the final period alone, which helped the team score 20 points and pull further ahead.
The Panthers won 69-51.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.

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