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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Saint Jo girls triumph again with tough ‘D’

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By ERIC VICCARO

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For the second straight District 1A-21 game, the Saint Jo High School girls’ basketball team won a gritty, defensive contest.
The Lady Panthers stepped up their defensive pressure in the fourth quarter, limiting Gold-Burg to only three points as Saint Jo earned a 39-32 victory.
Saint Jo and Gold-Burg were deadlocked at 30-all in the fourth quarter when the Lady Panthers forged ahead.
Marysol Avila stole an errant Lady Bear pass and converted a layup, and then Emily Haney scored inside to give Saint Jo (9-6, 2-1) a two-possession lead.
Bailey Melton – who joined the team just within the past week – added a basket, and Saint Jo made enough late free throws to prevail.
“I think we hustled well in the fourth quarter,” said first-year Saint Jo girls’ coach Taylor Klement. “We were able to force turnovers that we didn’t in the first three quarters.”
Gold-Burg (7-9, 0-2) head coach Cheryl Cromleigh said the Lady Bears played a lethargic game, with too many turnovers and ineffective shooting. Read more, and see the complete box score, in the Dec. 24 Bowie News.

Saint Jo’s Kloé Tallon corrals a rebound during Monday’s District 1A-21 game against Gold-Burg at Stoneburg. The Lady Panthers prevailed 39-32. (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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