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Montague County athletes/coaches compete in six-man all-star games

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The Texas Six-man Coaches Association hosted the six-man all-star games on Friday and Saturday.
Besides the football games each night, Saturday afternoon also included both boy’s and girl’s basketball games as well.
Besides the boy’s basketball game, Montague County had participants in every game of the festivities. Unfortunately, they were all on the losing side of things as the west teams won every game.
The Saint Jo coaching staff that included Mark Stevens, Daniel Lindenborn, Bob Bowden and Mason Binder lead the east squad in the division I football all-star game on Friday night. The staff has been together for the past three seasons and have won three district titles and four playoff games during that span.
It was the most competitive of all of the games. The east team held a narrow 26-22 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the west team scored 14 points to end up winning the game 36-26.
The next day the girl’s basketball game was played first at noon. Saint Jo’s Elaina Everson and Forestburg’s Faith Moore played at rival schools during their high school careers, but on Saturday they played on the same team. Both operated for years as one of their team’s main ball handlers, but in the all-star game their time with the ball in their hands was limited.
The east team had trouble dealing with the west’s full court press and lost big 74-32.
On Saturday night the division II football game ended the festivities. From Montague County, Gold-Burg’s Kani Grace and Kolton Whitaker played in the game.
It looked like it was heading towards a blowout as three turnovers led to the west team jumping out to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter.
The east got a jolt when it moved Grace to the backfield and he took a little dump off pass 48 yards for the team’s first touchdown. He would go on to rush for 26 yards on four carries and also completed a pass for 19 yards.
Whitaker played on defense and was in on some blocked extra points and mostly spent his time trying to get pressure.
While the east squad wasn’t able to come back from such a bad start, it did make the final score more respectable 70-49.

To read the full story and see pictures of each athlete, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.

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Briles earns state honor

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Forestburg’s Brenna Briles won the 1A girl’s high jump at the state meet. (Photo by Cassie McFadden)

Forestburg’s Brenna Briles was named to the Texas High School Coach’s Association’s 1A Track and Field Super Elite Team. Briles won the 1A state title in the girl’s high jump in May. The THSCA Super Elite Teams consists of high school players nominated by current professional members of the Texas High School Coaches Association. The player must meet the THSCA award criteria to be nominated. The award recognizes student athletes across the state of Texas for their exemplary athletic achievement in their respective sport.

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Oil Bowl athletes compete well

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Nocona’s Skyler Smith drives into the lane as Prairie Valley’s Makaylee Gomez and Bowie’s Ziba Robbins converge on her in the Oil Bowl.

All 16 area athletes got the chance to play in the 87th Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl Classic on Friday and Saturday.
For the vast majority of the athletes it was not only the last time to represent their school weeks after graduation, it also was the last time many will play organized sports.
The basketball games started the weekend off Friday night. In the girl’s game, Nocona’s Skyler Smith and Bellevue’s Cirstin Allen played for the east team. The west team had Bowie’s Ziba Robbins and Prairie Valley’s Makaylee Gomez.
The west’s overall depth led to the team prevailing 73-56 as Robbins scored 13 points while Gomez scored five points. Smith finished with 14 points while Allen scored three points.
For Smith and Robbins, it was only the final high school game for each. Both are signed to play basketball in college, with Smith playing at East Texas Baptist University and Robbins at local Midwestern State University.
For Gomez and Allen, representing their schools one last time and proving they belong in a game with the area’s best players despite being from a 1A school was a good experience for both.
The boy’s game saw the two area’s players on the same east team. Nocona’s Javier Gaytan and Prairie Valley’s Tyson Easterling got some run in their final high school game.
The west won the high scoring shootout 91-70. Gaytan finished with 11 points while Easterling scored two points. Despite being on the losing end, both had fun one last time playing with the area’s best.
On Saturday, there were two volleyball games. The first game saw players from schools that were 2A and smaller play in a game while the second was for players from schools 3A and bigger. Nocona Coach Kara Lucherk coached east team in both games.
In the first game, Prairie Valley’s Kasi Phillips and Gold-Burg’s Jimena Garcia played for the west team. Bren Fenoglio from Nocona played for her old coach on the east team.
The west team easily won in straight sets as all three players expressed both sadness it was over and that they had fun.
The big school volleyball game was more of the same though it was the east team that won that game. Bowie’s Olivia Gill was sad in the outcome with her being on the west team, but was happy to put on her jersey one last time and get several chances to spike the ball over the net.
The football game saw six players from Bowie and Nocona suit up for the east team. While their team scored first, the west eventually came back to win 14-7, with an opposing player intercepting a pass in the end zone in the final minute to wrap the game up.
From Bowie, Troy Kesey was asked to block from his tight end position more than go out for passes and did his job. Seth Mann used his speed to provide continuous pursuit while playing defensive end.
From Nocona, Brady McCasland and Cooper Waldrip got to play new positions at cornerback for the first time. Charlie Fuller saw a few reps at wide receiver, but mostly played on defense at cornerback in small doses as well.
With all five athletes playing football for the final time, the novelty of playing in the game despite smaller roles than they were used to was fun for them.
Nocona’s Johnny Stone played only a couple of reps at his usual linebacker spot on defense, but he has more in his future. He is signed to play football at Nelson University this fall.

To see pictures of the athletes, pick up the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.

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Oil Bowl 2024 Interviews

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There were 16 athletes from our coverage area who competed in the 87th Annual Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl on June 14-15. The first video is an interview with the athletes who played in the girls basketball game (L-R) Skyler Smith, Ziba Robbins, Cirstin Allen and Makaylee Gomez. The second interview was the athletes who played in the boys basketball game (L-R) Tyson Easterling and Javier Gaytan. The third interview was athletes who played in the small school volleyball game (L-R) Jimena Garcia, Kasi Phillips and Bren Fenoglio. The fourth interview was the athlete who played in the big school volleyball game Olivia Gill. The fifth interview was with the athletes who played in the football game (L-R) Troy Kesey, Johnny Stone, Cooper Waldrip, Brady McCasland, Charlie Fuller and Seth Mann.
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