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Bowie team finishes fifth at state meet; Nocona lifter finishes 10th

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The boy’s state powerlifting meet took place on Saturday for competitors from Bowie and Nocona.
The Jackrabbits had two of their three lifters finish second in their weight classes to come away with a fifth place finish as a team.
Coleton Price set some state history on the day. His 805 pound squat set the state record for the super heavyweight class in division three. It was also the most anyone squatted regardless of weight class in division three that day.
He finished by benching 345 pounds and deadlifting 545 pounds for a total of 1,695 pounds.
Bryan Arellano finished second in the 275 pound weight class by 40 pounds. He set or tied his personal record in every lift, squatting 735, bench pressing 425 and deadlifting 480 pounds.
Cooper McShan had a great day competing in the 132 pound weight class.
He set personal records in all three lifts, squatting 400, bench pressing 230 and deadlifting 385 for a total of 1,015 pounds.
Nocona’s Miguel Olivares had similar results.
Olivares finished tied for ninth with a lifter from Wallis Brazos. Unfortunately, Olivares weighed in heavier and wound up finishing 10th overall, which is a good results for Nocona’s first state qualifier in several years.

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.

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

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