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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bowie crumbles Krum

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By ERIC VICCARO

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Solid defense and sharing the basketball helped the Bowie High School boys’ basketball team to an opening-day victory on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Seven different Jackrabbits scored at least six points and Krum didn’t score more than 10 points in a single quarter as Bowie trounced the Bobcats 57-34 at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Wednesday.
The game was made possible as part of the Dallas Mavericks’ Court of Dreams program.
“It’s the first game of the season, and I’m encouraged,” said Bowie head coach Doug Boxell, now in his fourth season piloting the Jackrabbits.
“At the start of the game, we did a poor job of blocking out,” Boxell noted. “But, once the kids started blocking out, we controlled the game.”
Bowie’s man-to-man defense was too much for Krum. The Jackrabbits took away the driving lanes, and they extended all the way to the 3-point arc.
Krum was limited to only two 3-point goals the entire game.
“I thought it would be a little bit closer,” Boxell said when asked about the 23-point margin of victory. “I was surprised it was double digits.”
On offense, Bowie boys found a way to get touches, and in turn, make the passing game work like a well-oiled machine.
“We had several post players get the paint, step up and finish strong,” Boxell said.
Daniel Mosley was Bowie’s leading scorer with 12 points. Dayton Shook added nine points, including eight in the second half alone. Read more, and see the complete box score, in the Nov. 26 Bowie News.

Bowie’s Justin Franklin attempts to block a Krum shot during a Wednesday, Nov. 23 game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Bowie defeated Krum 57-34 to win on opening day. (News photo by Eric Viccaro) 

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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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