Area Sports

Tribe takes back-to-back to advance

CHICO – Despite some second half foul troubles, the Nocona sealed their berth in the state playoffs Friday night by connecting on just enough free throws in the fourth quarter to beat the Henrietta Bearcats for the second time in four days. Nocona pounded the ‘Cats on Tuesday, forcing a two-way tie for fourth place…

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Indians win keeping season alive

Nocona’s three seniors were not ready to end their high school basketball careers last Tuesday night. Nocona was staring up at Holliday and Henrietta, who were tied for third place in the six team district where only four teams make the playoffs. Nocona had to win,or rack the basketballs for another either. Win, and they…

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Lady Indians swipe win from Gainesville

By Tracy R. Mesler The Gainesville Lady Leopards probably wanted to file a theft complaint as they left the NHS Gymnasium Tuesday night for the Lady Indians seemed capable of stealing the ball every time Gainesville touched it as the Indians easily downed their foes 67-26. And the thievery could have been worse, but coach…

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Lady Indians pummel Mustangs

CITY VIEW – With their defense limiting the outgunned City View Lady Mustangs to single digits all four quarters, the Nocona Lady Indians opened District 8-3A action with a solid 78-37 win Friday night. The Indians sat junior guard Sydni Messer, who was under concussion protocol. Nocona erupted for 27 first period points as Nocona’s…

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Hischi maul tribe

The Wichita Falls Hirschi Huskies stormed past the Nocona Indians Monday 59-36. A 19-7 first period explosion gave the Huskies all the cushion they needed to hold off the Indians as Nocona connected on just 11 field goals in the game against the athletic Class 4A team. For more on this game see this week’s…

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Leopards best cold Indians

By Tracy R. Mesler The Nocona Indians were unable to buy a basket Tuesday night falling to Class 4A Gainesville 51-45. The tone for the evening was quickly set for Nocona when normally deadly Jason Sparkman went 0 for 4 from inside five feet as he would end the night with just 10 points on…

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Alumni sought to face Indian baseball team

Calling all Nocona High School ex-hardballers. Feel like taking a swing again, running the bases, or making a throw: The 2020 Alumni Baseball Game is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, at 12 p.m. at Bob Storey Field. It will feature the alumni facing the 2020 Nocona Indian baseball team. Would you be able to run…

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Late free throws seal win for Lady Indians

Chloe Daughtry snares another offensive rebound from taller Aledo defenders. By Tracy R. Mesler Averee Kleinhans brought the Lady Indians back from a 15-point deficit Friday night while senior Trystin Fenoglio calmly sealed the 61-56 over the Aledo Lady Bearcats win by hitting both ends of three one-and-one situations in the closing minutes of the…

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Indians rally to down Knights

Adam Meekins drives past a Lindsay defender. By Tracy R. Mesler After trailing 15-11 after one period to the taller Lindsay Knights, the Nocona Indians used tight defense and timely outside shooting counterbalancing it with slashes into the paint to down the Knights 47-36 Friday night. The Knights pulled out to the early lead thanks…

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