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Jackrabbits beat Hirschi 36-29

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Andrew Sandhoff helped lead Bowie to the win as he scored nine points.

The Bowie Jackrabbits won their opening home game of the season on Tuesday night playing a Hirschi team still devoid of their football talent.
The Jackrabbits won the low-scoring game 36-29, but felt in control of the Huskies who were playing from behind for most of the game.
Bowie was coming into the game following their opening season loss against Glen Rose 45-37 and still a lot of things to figure out.
The Jackrabbits not only return only one starter, who is still coming back from an ankle injury from football, but also only four players with varsity experience.
Add in new Coach Ryan Dykes and the team is still finding out about each other on almost every level.
Still, Bowie came out with a lot more energy and that sparked its early 7-2 lead in the first quarter.
Hirschi closed the quarter by tying the score at 7-7 in a game where the pace only improved a little.
The Jackrabbits pulled away in the second quarter. The Bowie team adjusted well when the Huskies switched to an aggressive 3-2 zone and made them pay by knocking in two 3-pointers.
The Jackrabbits lead extended to 23-14 heading into halftime as they kept Hirschi’s offense from getting anything going.
Despite having a good offensive quarter, Bowie would not keep it up in the second half.
Some sloppy turnovers in the third quarter and the team playing at a slower pace with the lead in the fourth quarter meant the Jackrabbits did not combine to score more in the second half than they did in the second quarter alone.
Still, Bowie’s defense remained consistent in stifling Hirschi all game, with the Huskies never scoring more than eight points like they did in the third quarter.
The Jackrabbits won the defensive battle 36-29.
Andrew Sandhoff and Boston Farris both had a game high nine points to lead the team while Gaige Goodman was second with seven points.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of the weekend 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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