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Nocona
The Nocona Indians wrapped up their first undefeated district title since sometime in the 1950s with a win at Archer City on Tuesday.
The Indians won 62-50 against the Wildcats despite having a slow start to the game.
Nocona came into the game with the district title already wrapped up for the second straight season. A win would not only keep the momentum up, but also complete an undefeated district run.
Archer City had fourth place secured, but a win would allowed the team to challenge for third place.
The Wildcats came out ready to play, jumping out to a 9-1 start and leading 14-9 at the end of the first quarter. Archer City still led in the second quarter by as many as nine points up 25-16 before Nocona seemed to wake up.
The Indians went on a 15-3 run before halftime and led 30-28.
Nocona kept up that momtentum in the second half, outscoring the Wildcats in both quarters 16-10 and 16-12.
The Indians won by a comfortable margin 62-50.

Bowie
The Bowie Jackrabbits lost their final district game against first place Holliday on Monday night, but then watched their playoff hopes get dashed a night later when Iowa Park upset Vernon to earn the fourth and final playoff spot.
The Jackrabbits lost to the Eagles 54-32 to end their season.
Bowie came in as underdogs against the state-ranked Holliday team that had not lost a game in district and featured a division I prospect in Keitenn Bristow.
The Jackrabbits trailed from the opening quarter as they fell behind 17-6. Things continued and the Eagles led 32-16 at halftime.
Bowie slowed Holliday down on defense in the second half, but could not score enough to make up any of the big margin.
The Eagles won 54-32.
Tucker Jones led the team with 10 points while Andrew Sandhoff was second with six points.
While the result was not unexpected, what was happened a night later when Iowa Park beat Vernon to earn the fourth and final playoff spot. A loss, like most people expected, would have allowed Bowie to play the Hawks in a play-in game for that spot.

Gold-Burg
The Gold-Burg Bears were able to end their season on a positive note Tuesday night with a win against Midway before finding out their playoff hopes were dashed by another games result.
The Bears beat the Falcons 53-46 in a game where they started out hot before it became serious.
Gold-Burg came into the game needing to win for it to have a chance at the playoffs. If the Bears won, they would need Bellevue to lose to Forestburg. The Bears would have then faced the Eagles in a play-in game for fourth place and the final playoff.
First Gold-Burg needed to beat Midway. The Bears looked like it was going to make short work of the Falcons, up 17-4 after the first quarter.
Midway then outscored Gold-Burg 12-9 and 15-9 in the middle quarters to cut the lead to 37-31 heading into the fourth quarter.
Both teams scored well in the final period, with the Falcons shooting well from 3-point range.
Ultimately, it was the Bears who held firm and won with a little space 53-46.
Isaac Renteria led the team with 15 points while Keelyn Case was second with 12 points. Jayton Epperson finished with a double-double with 10 points and a team high 10 rebounds. Senior Jayon Grace scored 10 points in what ended up being his final game.
The team then drove over to a late start of the Bellevue and Forestburg game only to show up in the fourth quarter to watch the Eagles claw their first lead in the final minute to beat the Longhorns 54-50 and end the Bears season.

Missing scores
The Saint Jo coach did not send results from the team’s game against Slidell.
Prairie Valley had already played its final game the previous week.

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Nocona vs Saint Jo
The Nocona Indians won both games in their double-header against Saint Jo on Thursday.
The Indians won game one 21-5 and then game two 12-1 after four and half innings.
With the bad weather earlier in the week and the busy spring schedule, the two schools agreed to a double-header on the unusual day instead of two games on different days like normal.
Last year, the smaller 1A Panthers had easily beaten Nocona in the games. This year, the Indians got some revenge.
Nocona was up 8-0 after the first two innings, but Saint Jo did a good job of hold the Indians scoreless for the next three. The Panthers scored one run on offense during this time to catch up a bit even though they still trailed 8-3.
The Nocona bats picked back up at the end, scoring five runs in the sixth inning to go up 13-3.
Saint Jo needed to score at least one run to prevent the game from ending early. The Panthers came through with two runs to go to the seventh and final inning.
The Indians got rolling, scoring eight runs to make the final score laughable. Saint Jo’s bats could not answer and Nocona won 21-5.
The second game started and the Panthers led 1-0 after the first inning. Unfortunately for Saint Jo, the Indian offense woke up in the second inning and scored nine runs to break the game open.
Nocona added three runs in the third inning and coasted to win after four and half innings 12-1.

Missing scores
The Bellevue baseball team has not updated it scores from its previous game on the GameChanger app.

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Nocona
The Nocona Lady Indians lost at Collinsville on Monday in a game that got away from them.
The Lady Pirates won 8-3, but with the Lady Indians committing six fielding errors, half the runs given up were unearned.
Nocona was down 3-0 after the first two innings before its bats picked things up in the third inning.
With two runners on base and one out, Abby Hill hit a double that scored one run. Tinley Cable followed and hit a fly out to center field, but it was deep enough to get another run home after tagging up.
The Lady Indians trailed 3-2.
Nocona just could not keep Collinsville off the board however. The Lady Pirates scored at least one run in every inning, with two runs in the second and fourth innings.
The Lady Indians were down 8-2 heading into the final inning and tried to stage a late game rally.
With two runners on base and one out, Skye Kirby grounded out to the shortstop for an out, but it drove one run home. Unfortunately, the next batter flew out to center field for out three to end the game.
The Lady Pirates won 8-3.

Missing scores
Saint Jo scores from its previous two games are not on the GameChanger app.

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Bowie baseball loses to Iowa Park

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It was a game to forget for the Bowie Jackrabbits baseball team on Wednesday against Iowa Park.
The Hawks won 13-1 in six innings to win by run-rule against the Jackrabbits.
Bowie was coming off a competitive, but losing effort against Jacksboro, but knew Iowa Park would be just as tough or better with the Hawks sitting in second place in the district standings.
The Jackrabbits had lost the first game at Iowa Park in 7-3, with most of the action happening in the later innings, so they knew they could play with the Hawks. Unfortunately, Bowie did not show it on Wednesday.
Iowa Park scored three runs in the opening inning to grab a lead it would never let go. It forced the Jackrabbits to change pitchers to get out of the inning after giving up two doubles, a single, two walks and a hit batter.
Down 3-0, Bowie showed some fight in the same inning. Rayder Mann took advantage of a dropped third strike to get on base with one out. Troy Kesey hit a double and Seth Mann drew a walk to load the bases up.
After a strikeout, Hayden Rodriguez was then hit by a pitch, which allowed one run to some in and score to cut the lead to 3-1.
Iowa Park scored one run in the second inning, but it was the third inning that broke the game open.
Seven walks, two singles and a hit batter allowed the Hawks to score six runs to up their lead to 10-1. Bowie cycled through three pitchers during the inning.
While the Jackrabbit bats did have several chances to score with runners in scoring position in the second and fourth innings, the chances dried up as the game went along.
Iowa Park scored three runs on three singles and a double in the sixth inning to go up 13-1.
Bowie would need to score at least three runs to prevent the game from stopping early.
Unfortunately, despite a one out drawn walk, the Jackrabbits did not threaten to score and the game did end early.
Iowa Park won 13-1.

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