Bowie Blast -- Week of May 2
We are proud of our Bulldogs and encourage teachers and coaches to submit news to Mr. Robinson's office!
Wrestling: Three of our four athletes that competed in the UIL State Wrestling Tournament earned medals in the state finals and all four won matches in the toughest tournament of the year. Sophomore sensation Olivia Moreno finished her sophomore season with a perfect record and is the 2021 UIL STATE CHAMPION at 119 pounds! She is the first female wrestler in Bowie history to complete a perfect season and the first female state champion in school history. Senior Tye Frnka beat a two-time state champion in come from behind fashion to earn a bronze medal in the finals! Joshua Moreno earned a 6th place medal after fighting back from a second-round loss in one of the toughest weight classes in the state (138).
Softball: The Lady Dawgs defeated the Hays Rebels 6-3 last Monday to win the District! Emma Solis had solid pitching while Anya German hit a walk off grand slam in the bottom of the 7th to seal the win for Bowie. Art: Five Bowie artists participated in the virtual State VASE Art competition. Ana Mairena, Elissa Wechsler, Mina Lopez Ball, John Walton and Miles Levesque. Miles Leveque was awarded a Dr. Jim Henderson Memorial Scholarship for his artwork. Baseball: The varsity baseball team clinched a spot in the playoffs by beating San Marcos 2-1. Patrick Collopy pitched 5 scoreless innings, giving up 1 hit and striking out 3. Ryan Corbett struck out 3 over 2 innings to get the win. Ben Merriman, Brody Miller and John Estrada each had one hit. Bowie is now 23-4 and 10-2 in district play. Speech and Debate: Members of the Bowie Speech and Debate team competed at the NSDA National Qualifying Virtual Tournament. Bowie walked away with five national qualifications, including: Connor Snow in Humorous Interpretation (he took straight ones for the entire contest) Lucas Wilcox and Gabe Watts in Duo Interpretation and Lainey Killian and Jadon Demetri in Duo Interpretation. Additionally, we have Zoe Bouck as first alternate in Humorous Interpretation and Hunter Sharp as second alternate in Congressional Senate.
Tennis: Megan Zeng and MiaAngelina Ruja both competed in a very talented Region 4 Tennis Tournament in San Antonio. Mia ended up winning first place in Girls Singles, defeating her opponent from Westwood High School 6-2, 7-5 in the Finals to advance to the State tournament next month. Megan won both of her matches the first day of the competition but ended up losing in the Semi-Finals and settled for a hard-earned 4th place finish. Girls Lacrosse: Congratulations to Berit Rusling on being selected to a Division 1 All District Award Winner for the 2021 season.