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Nocona’s Clay resigns for family reasons

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The Nocona Lady Indians volleyball program will have a new head coach whenever they start their season this fall.
Tiffany Clay had a 147-100 record in her time leading the Lady Indians, with four teams qualifying for the playoffs, with the 2018 team reaching the regional quarterfinals.
“I was so blessed to be given the opportunity to come back to my alma mater and coach,” Clay said. “I took pride in carrying on some of the Lady Indian traditions that were instilled in me when I played under Glenna Clay and then Sandy Langford carried on during her time here.”
One of those has been the responsibility of keeping the Buckle Up for Lane Memorial Tournament running.
Still, the thing Clay said she will miss the most are the things that take place off the court.
“I have connected with all these girls these past several years and the seniors for next year were 6th graders just being introduced to the Lady Indian program when I first started here,” Clay said. “There will never be anything to replace the memories and lessons I have learned here.”

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

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