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Volleyball Roundup

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Prairie Valley
The Prairie Valley Lady Bulldogs beat 2A Petrolia at home Saturday morning in a match that went to five sets.
It was a game of many ups and downs for the Lady Bulldogs, culminating with a fifth set that could have gone either way.
The 2A Lady Pirates came in with all the confidence being the bigger team from the bigger school. They showed it in the first set, winning with little trouble with the score 25-14.
Prairie Valley settled down after that and played well in the second and third set. It was more competitive than the first set, but the Lady Bulldogs won both with scores 25-21 and 25-20 to take the lead.
The fourth set Prairie Valley fell behind due to some bad passing and never recovered. Petrolia won the set easily 25-11 and the Lady Bulldogs knew they had to shake off the sting from that set if they wanted to win the fifth and final set.
Neither team could pull ahead of the other by much. It required some extra points since the winning team had to be ahead by two points, but in the end Prairie Valley pulled it out 17-15 to win the match 3-2.
The team will need all of the good momentum it can get as it next faces district favorite Bryson.
The game is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Oct. 17 at Bryson.

Gold-Burg
The Gold-Burg Lady Bears picked up an important district win against Electra on Saturday.
The Lady Bears won in straight sets against the Lady Tigers with set scores of 25-16, 25-16 and 25-13.
Gold-Burg did a lot of damage with its monster serving and aggressive defensive coverage.
Coach Cheryl Cromleigh was proud of her team overall for winning in such a definitive way. The Lady Bears next play against 2A Windthorst at 10 a.m. on Oct. 17 in their final home game.

Saint Jo
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers were overmatched against 2A Lindsay at home on Friday night.
The Lady Knights won in straight sets with little problem despite the Lady Panthers playing as well as they could expect with the set scores 25-13, 25-8 and 25-8.
Kayden Skidmore, Hannah Reyling and Kaitline Harris led the team with four kills each. Skidmore led the team with six assists while Harris had five. Kassidy Pitman led the team with 11 digs while Elaina Everson had 10.
Thankfully, Saint Jo only plays 1A opponents for the rest of the regular season, traveling to Perrin-Whitt to play at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 16.

Forestburg
The Forestburg Lady Horns took a set off of 2A Alvord at home on Friday despite being down some players.
Unfortunately, the win in set one (25-23) did not carry over to the rest of the match as the Lady Bulldogs won the next three sets with scores of 25-13, 25-10 and 25-12.
Keeleigh Burnam led the team with seven kills, Katie Willett had four assists and Athena Britain had 11 digs. Kendall Cross along with Britain and Willett each had four service aces to lead to the team.
The Lady Horns next play at Poolville at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 16.

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

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Firecracker 5K welcomes 100 runners on July 4th

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Saint Jo’s Firecracker 5K welcomed 100 runners for its 16th year on July 4th.
According to runsignup.com, Old Jo’s Firecracker 5K saw 100 runners of all ages register to kick off in downtown Saint Jo.
Brayden Willett, 14, Nocona, was the top male finisher with a time of 19:02.6. Sarah Rainey, 35, Saint Jo, was the top female finisher with 21:47.1.
In the male nine and under division, I. Miller, nine, Muenster, repeated his first place win from 2023 with at time of 34:52.8. E. Thomas, eight, no town listed, also repeated her win with a time of 31:58.5.
Emry Raney-Cavnar, 14, Ardmore, OK, won the male 10-14 group and E. Christensen, 11, Decatur, took the female race. In the male 15-19 division Luke Gehrig, 17, Muenster, won, while Sophia Christensen, 15, Decatur, took the ladies’ title.

See all the results and more photos in the weekend Bowie News.

Special appreciation to Jennifer Gaston Panther Photography for use of her photos.

Brayden Willett, 14, Nocona, was the top male finisher in the Firecracker 5K.
Sarah Rainey, 35, Saint Jo, came in as the top female finisher in the Firecracker 5K.
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MLB All Star Week underway Metroplex

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Major League Baseball and the Texas Rangers have planned a full week of activities for 2024 All-Star Week taking place in Arlington, Fort Worth and the North Texas region from July 12-16.
The 94th Midsummer Classic will be played at Globe Life Field on July 16, marking the second All-Star Game to be hosted by the Rangers following the 1995 All-Star Game at The Ballpark in Arlington.
HBCU Swingman Classic: July 12
All-Star Commissioner’s Cup: July 12- July 15
Jennie Finch Classic: July 12-15.
All-Star Village: July 13-16
All-Star Futures Game: July 13
All-Star Celebrity Softball: July 13
MLB Draft Opening Night: July 14
Home Run Derby: July 15
All-Star Red Carpet Show:July 16
MLB All-Star Game presented: July 16

Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.

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Bullfighter starts early training for his future dream job

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By JORDAN NEAL
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When most young kids get into rodeo, the craziest ones might be lucky enough to ride small bucking horses and maybe bulls in their late teens.
Then there is 12-year-old Riggin Garrett, who is already pursuing what he hopes is his future career as a bullfighter. It is a dream he began trying out several years ago at rodeos in and around this county.
This is not the Spanish variation of bullfighting where they end up killing the bull, this is “freestyle bullfighting” which is more popular in America. Here bullfighters attempt to make the bull look a fool, using their athleticism to barely dodge them, put their hats on their heads, leap over them and sometimes use a barrel as a prop. They also work as protection for the cowboys during the bull riding to help save bucked off riders.
In competition, both the bullfighter and the bull are judged after a 60-70 second encounter with points scored due to the various maneuvers pulled off.
Garrett is the son of Keysha Avens and Shane Garrett, and will be going into seventh grade at Saint Jo. As long as he can remember, Garrett has always been interested in bullfighting.

Read the full feature in the mid-week Bowie News.

Top Photo by J. Kelley Photography.

CORRECTION – In the mid-week Bowie News, the photographer for the picture on the top of page 1B was misidentified. The photo came from J. Kelley Photography, not Andre Silva as stated. We apologize for this error.

Riggin Garrett with Bullfighter Cody Webster. (Courtesy photo)
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