This season, Bowie Athletics has experienced one of the most impressive all-around performances in years. The 2016-2017 year ended with Bowie having 11-District Champions, 7-Area Champions, 45-Regional Qualifiers, 6-Regional Champions, 6-State Qualifiers and 1-State Champion.
Bowie Football finished their stellar season with double digit wins (10) and a Regional Quarterfinal appearance. The superlative laden squad featured 4-6A Defensive MVP Livingston Paogofie and Offensive Sophomore MVP Ty DeArman. Paogofie was also 1st Team All State. The Vols also placed 7 players on both the 1st and 2nd All-District teams, including 2 unanimous selections for 1st team in Cornerback Coi Miller and Inside Linebacker Surprise Gilman. Gilman was also named 2nd team All State.
Coach Kelly Caruthers and the Girl’s Basketball team was led to a 3rd consecutive District title and the Regional Quarterfinals by District MVP and All-Region performer Malay McQueen. Cierra Morris was 4-6A Defensive MVP, Jasmyne Robinson was 1st Team All-District and selected to the All-State team. Kamaya Miller was 2nd Team All-District, as Jada Williams, Tamia King, Kiara Madison were Academic All-District. Impressively, Taylar Watkins was named Academic All-State. Both Cierra Morris (Howard College) and Taylar Watkins (South Plains College) have both signed scholarships to further their education and playing career.
Boy’s Basketball tied for their best finish in the state tournament with Coach Allen Gratts at the helm. The Vols ended their season as one of eight teams left in the playoffs and were the Regional Runner-up. Kyler Edwards was 4-6A Offensive MVP and All-Region and Cade Cunningham was 4-6A Freshman of the year. Richard Robinson was 1st Team and Donoven Davenport was 2nd Team All-District, respectively. Senior Seyi Imade has committed to further his education at North Lake College.
Boy’s Wrestling, led by Coach Scott Ervin, boasted another successful season by finishing 6th place in the Texas 6A State Tournament, and a season dual record of 20-5. The Vols had district placers and regional qualifiers in Taylor Parks (1st), Marco Soto (1st), Adam Kilgore (1st), Marquis Flowers (2nd), Irving Gonzalez (2nd), Erick Garcia (2nd), Bobby Garza (2nd), Raza Ali (3rd), Darius Bryant (3rd), Josias Aguilar (3rd), Chelston Irving (4th), Elisha Moore (4th), and Jeremiah Sain (4th). Regonal placers and State Qualifiers include: Taylor Parks (1st), Adam Kilgore (1st), Marco Soto (2nd), Irving Gonzalez (6th) , Chelston Irving (6th). Bowie also produced Undefeated State Champion (52-0) Taylor Parks who was named 6A State Tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler and All State Wrestler (46-3) Marco Soto (5th).
Coach Misty Carraway and Girl’s Wresting was well represented as Maureen Eregie finished as a District and Regional placer, and qualifying for the State Tournament. Samantha Kuilan also finished as a District and Regional placer, and qualified as a State Alternate.
Girl’s Softball, led by Coach Cera Holder, placed 5 kids on All-District teams that included 1st team Rosa James, 2nd team Mariela Flores and Britney Brown, and Honorable Mention Sabrina Puente and Courtney Walker. Five selections were made to Academic All District which consisted of Britney Brown, Courtney Walker, Brianna Simmons, Mariela Flores, and Miriam Sola.
Coach Tyler Lucas and Boy’s Baseball placed two athletes on All-District teams as they placed in two non-district tournaments; Finished Runner-up at the prestigious Desoto Classic and 3rd in the Irving Macarthur Tournament.
Girl’s Soccer, led by Coach Kaeley Duncan, produced the 4-6A Utility player of the year in Ashleigh Griffin. Ashley also was named the Springtown Invitational Tournament MVP. First team All-District performances were put on by Brianna Hernandez and Rosemary Cortez, while Lea Bustillos and Italia Avila were named to the 2nd Team, respectively. All District Academic performers included Italia Avila, Grace Barber, Ashleigh Griffin, Elaine Guerrero, Brianna Hernandez, Alana Lopez, Anette Ortiz, Madeline Scanlan and Ana Sierra.
Boy’s Soccer, led by Coach Brandon Voss, had a fantastic season finished as a Regional Semifinalist.
Girl’s Volleyball similarly named a 4-6A Utility player of the year in Terri Irving. 1st team All-District award winner, Taylor Salone, and 2nd Team performers, Emily Anderson and Jasmine Norris, also contributed to this year’s successes. Emily Anderson was also named Academic All State, while Kendall Brown, Camryn Clark, Nakajeya Massenburg and Christina Vasquezo were named to the Academic All District team.
Other swimming awards included: