The Bowie Lady Rabbits lost their final non-district game on Friday against the defending 2A state champs Windthorst.
The Lady Trojans won in straight sets against the Lady Rabbits.
Bowie did not start the match great, losing the first set ugly 25-11. After that, the Lady Rabbits played the rest of the match much better.
Unfortunately, while Bowie was able to make the next two sets competitive, the team could not get control and was playing catch-up for most of it.
Windthorst won sets two and three with the scores 25-22 and 25-21.
It was another tough loss for the Lady Rabbits as the team has struggled during their non-district schedule. While the results have not been there, Coach Ashley Sanders is confident her team has been showing improvement and needs to play a more complete match from start to finish.
The Nocona Lady Indians won a close game in straight sets against Anna on Friday night.
The Lady Indians beat the tough 4A team, coming out on top in two sets that went down to the wire.
Nocona won the first set 25-22 and then the second set 26-24 against the Lady Coyotes.
Not wanting to give Anna any hope of coming back, a strong start to set three sent the Lady Coyotes scrambling as the Lady Indians won easily 25-12.
Bren Fenoglio led the team with three blocks while Aubree Kleinhans had a team high 17 digs and Ava Johnson was second with 11 digs.
Skyler Smith led the team in assists (19), service aces (four) and tied with Meg Meekins with 15 kills each. Meekins was also second with 15 assists, two service aces and two blocks.
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers fell to a tough, state-ranked Harrold team on Friday on the road.
The Lady Hornets won 3-1 as Saint Jo continues to get challenged during its tougher non-district schedule this season.
Harrold won the first two sets 25-18 each to go up 2-0. The Lady Panthers fought back in set three to pull out a close 25-23 win to keep the match going. Unfortunately, Saint Jo could not pull it off in set four, losing 25-20 as the final score was 3-1.
Coach Kelly Skidmore thought trying to play around the Lady Hornets big middle-blocker was tough as any over passes were easy picking for her at the net.
The Forestburg Lady Horns won a fun match on the road on Saturday at Chillicothe.
The Lady Horns won a competitive match from start to finish, but also got it done in straight sets.
Forestburg won with set scores being 25-18, 25-21 and 27-25.
Coach Kayla First thought her team had some miscommunications that caused them to fall behind in the first set. After coming back, the team played good defense and made smart decisions on offense for the rest of the match.
The Gold-Burg Lady Bears lost a tough match against Electra on Saturday.
The Lady Tigers won in straight sets as the Lady Bears offense struggled to execute.
Electra won 25-8, 25-11 and 25-9. Coach Cheryl Cromleigh thought her defense covered well, but it was not enough to cover all of the other mistakes the team made.
“We are a very young team in rebuild mode, we will get there,” Cromleigh said. “We are having to run a 5-1 with one setter at the moment and I am seeing lots of improvement there. The girls continue to fight and I am praying for that breakthrough.”
Game results from Prairie Valley and Bellevue were not turned in by coaches.
Area schools run at Alvord
There were five different area schools running at Alvord’s Wyatt Dickerson Invitational on Wednesday.
Both Nocona teams finished second overall as the highest finishes for area teams that day.
The Lady Indians were led by Bayler Smith who finished second overall with a time of 12:38. The team’s top five runners also included Melissa Segura finishing fourth, Jolie Rose finishing 13th, Jayce Rose finishing 33rd and Ayden Patton finishing 37th.
On the Nocona boy’s team, Claudio Segura led the team by finishing fifth overall with a time of 19:03.
The Indians top five runners that counted towards team points also included Ivan Vera (9th), Andrew Perez (22nd), Karson Kleinhans (23rd) and Freddy Duran (29th).
The Bowie Jackrabbits finished sixth as a team in the same race. They were led by Alex Castro who finished eighth overall with a time of 19:09. The top five runners also included Liam Pearson finishing 19th, Monte Mayfield finishing 62nd, Isaiah Willett finishing 67th and Austin Jones finishing 74th.
The only Bowie girl runner, Samara McChesney, ran in the JV race and finishing ninth overall with a time of 15:17.
The Prairie Valley Bulldog team finished eighth overall. Josh Stout was the top runner for the team finishing 13th with a time of 19:35. The team’s top five runners also included Luckacey Peters (31st), Jayton Jones (35th), Hunter Camden (75th) and Dale Neugebauer (85th).
The Lady Bulldog team was one runner short of having enough for a team total. Linzie Priddy was the top runner for them, finishing third overall with a time of 12:47. Kasi Phillips, Emma Stout and Christy Anderson finished right after the other 65-67.
The Bellevue girls finished in ninth place as a team. The Lady Eagles were ledy by Brylie Hager who finished 10th overall with a time of 13:05. The team’s top five runners also included Brittany Gill (40th), Kaycee Conner (53rd), Tristan Shook (57th) and Callie Martin (62nd).
The Eagles team finished 11th overall at the meet. Bellevue was led by River Trail who finished 10th overall with a time of 19:16.
The Eagles top five runners also included Brysen Bancroft (64th), Ryan Jones (66th), Jayson Gill (83rd) and Braden Moore (86th).
Forestburg had one runner in each race represent its school. Bret Briles finished 47th overall with a time of 21:30. Justynne Roller finished 49th overall in her race with a time of 14:48.
To see results for all varsity high school runners, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
The Nocona Lady Indians won their seventh match in a row with a win against Christ Academy at home on Tuesday.
The Lady Indians won with little trouble in straight sets against the private school.
Nocona won with set scores being 25-17, 25-22 and 25-15.
Aubree Kleinhans led the team with nine digs, while Bailey Waters had team high four blocks and Graci Brown had two.
Skyler Smith led the team with 16 assists and three service aces while second with nine kills.
Meg Meekins had a team high 15 kills and was second with 12 assists.
Nocona is most recently ranked 13th in the state in 2A in the Texas Girls Coaches Association poll.
The team is next scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Collinsville.
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers won their final non-district game before district on Tuesday at Poolville.
The Lady Panthers won a back-and-forth five-set match against the 2A Lady Monarchs.
Saint Jo lost the first set 25-19, but came back to win set two in close fashion 25-23 to tie the match up at 1-1.
For sets three and four it was a feeling of déjà vu. Poolville won set three 25-18 before the Lady Panthers won another tight set four 25-23 to force a fifth and final set.
It was back and forth throughout and event went past the 15-point mark as neither team could pull ahead by two. In the end, it was Saint Jo that won 17-15 and the match 3-2.
Coach Kelly Skidmore credited her blockers disrupting the Lady Monarchs best hitters.
Aubrey Morman had eight blocks, Cara Vogel had three and Kamron Skidmore had one.
Saint Jo is next scheduled to host Forestburg at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26.
The Prairie Valley Lady Bulldogs lost a tough match at home on Tuesday against Bryson.
The Lady Bulldogs fought tough, but lost 3-1 against the Cowgirls.
Almost every set could have gone either way, which made the result a tough pill to swallow.
Bryson the first two sets 25-23 and 25-21 to go up 2-0.
Prairie Valley came back to win set three 25-19 to force a fourth, hoping it could force a fifth set if it wanted to come back and win.
Unfortunately, the Cowgirls won another close set, winning the fourth 25-22 and the match 3-1.
Kai Cearly led the team with 10 kills and was second with five service aces and six assists. Linzie Priddy had a team high eight aces while getting nine kills and 13 digs.
Emma Stout had a team high 14 assists and Kennedy Stone led the team with 16 digs.
Coach Seth Stephens was proud of his team’s effort, but knew the small things were what led to the team not pulling out some of the closer sets.
“We allowed ourselves to get behind early and often, and although I was happy that we battled back to keep the sets close, we need to try and stay focused throughout the match to play a little bit more consistently, so we can start winning some of these close matches,” Stephens said.
Prairie Valley starts district this week and is next set to travel to Gold-Burg to play at 5 p.m. on Sept. 26.
The Gold-Burg Lady Bears lost to Wichita Christian on Tuesday.
The private school Lady Stars won in straight sets against the Lady Bears.
Gold-Burg fell behind early in set one, but came back strong to make it competitive. WC ended up winning the set 25-19, but Coach Cheryl Cromleigh thought it was some of the best her team has played all season.
Unfortunately, serve errors and other issues meant sets two (25-10) and three (25-7) was not as close.
Gold-Burg opens district at 5 p.m. on Sept. 26 at home against Prairie Valley.
The Forestburg Lady Horns lost a tough match at Garner on Tuesday.
Garner won in straight sets against Forestburg 3-0.
Garner has won matches against some of the good 1A programs in the area, so it was tough matchup for Forestburg. Garner won with set scores being 25-9, 25-15 and 25-11.
Coach Kayla Firth thought her team did not play as well as it has shown it could.
“I think we started off a little flat and we weren’t as aggressive as we usually are, but we definitely had some successes,” Firth said. “Some of the players were rotating into new positions on the court and we adapted quickly to the changes.”
Forestburg starts off district this week and is next scheduled to play at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Saint Jo.
Missing scores from Bellevue, whose coach did not get scores into the newspaper by the deadline.
Bowie tennis loses to Graham
The Bowie tennis team took on Graham at home on Tuesday afternoon right before the storm came.
The Jackrabbits lost to the Steers 16-3 in a dual that was tough in all of matches for Bowie.
The Jackrabbits just missed out on winning its first dual of the season the previous week against Hirschi. Playing another bigger and more experienced program like Graham on Tuesday, Bowie did not fair as well.
The winning matches for the Jackrabbits came in boys and girl’s doubles along with one girls’ singles match.
The number one girls’ doubles team, Heidi Siebert and Lily Hodges, won a tough match 8-6.
On the boys’ side, third position doubles team Alex Castro and Brooks Gray had to go to a tie-breaker and just barely escaped with a win 9-8.
The final victory of the day for Bowie came from Alyssa Airington in girl’s singles. Playing in the fourth position, she won a tight match 8-6 to give the Jackrabbits the third victory of the day.
Unfortunately, the team could not get any more wins on the board.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
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