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Bowie, Nocona sending six boys to the state powerlifting meet

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The Bowie Jackrabbits finished first at the division three region six meet as a team while qualifying six lifters for the state meet. (Courtesy photo)

Both Bowie and Nocona boy powerlifters are sending people to the state meet after competing at different regional powerlifting meets on Friday and Saturday.
The Jackrabbits team is sending five lifters to state as the they won the division three region six team title, the first regional title for the boy’s program in recent memory.
The Indians are sending one lifter to state after competing in the division four region six meet where they finished seventh overall.
Of the five lifters from Bowie that qualified for the state meet, three won their weight classes.
Jakson Hofbauer won the 275 pound weight class, lifting 1,585 total pounds which was tied for the third most regardless of weight class.
Robert Zambrano won the 123 weight class with 890 total pounds lifted, which tied him with a lifter from Peaster, but Zambrano came in weighing a pound less so ended up taking first place.
Gavin Brown won the 114 pound weight class with an 865 total which was 40 pounds better than second place.
Cooper McShan came in finishing second in the 132 pound weight class.
His 1,070 total tied him with a lifter from Bells, but he came in weighing almost a pound less so he got the nod for second place.
He was also just five pounds behind the first place lifter from Whitesboro.
Johnny Arenas also got the benefit of the scale as he finished second in the 198 weight class. His 1,385 total was tied with a lifter from Iowa Park, but he weighed in a half a pound less therefore qualifying him for the state meet.
Jacobi McGregor just missed out on scoring points as he finished sixth in the 308 class as he lifted a total of 1,235 pounds.
The team total combined for 31 points, which finished Bowie just two points ahead of Comanche for the team title.
For Nocona, Miguel Olivares is heading back to state in the 132 pound weight class.
He finished second with a total of 965 pounds lifted.
Olivares started the season lifting in the 148 class, but made steady progress throughout the season to slim back down for the 132 weight class.
Matthew Johnson just missed out on state finishing third overall in the 242 weight class.
His 1,210 total tied him with a lifter from Alvord, but Johnson weighed two pounds less to finish third.
Arturo Garcia finished fourth in the 165 weight class with a total of 1,195 pounds.
Johnny Stone also finished fourth as he competed in the 198 weight class as he lifted 1,285 total pounds.
Nicky Diaz rounded out the scoring for Nocona as he finished fifth in the 114 weight class lifting a total of 660 pounds.
The Indians scored 13 pounds which was just one point ahead of Hawley in eighth place while tying them with Whitewright.
Unfortunately, Whitewright had a first place finish which bumped it to sixth place ahead of Nocona.
The state meet is scheduled for March 24-25 at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene.

To see results for all Bowie and Nocona lifters, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.

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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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