One year removed from a district championship, the Redwater Dragons are looking to the future with the hire of head Coach Cody Engstrom.
Another new face will soon be seen around the Hooks Hornets athletic program, this time on the girls side.
This week’s Bowie’s Best Athlete of the Week is Rebekah Dannar of New Boston. A 16 year veteran of the Bowie’s Best Special Olympics team, Rebekah participates in the spring track and field events and fall co-ed softball. Rebekah said her favorite thing about participating in the games is that she is able to spend time with her friends and teammates who are like her and meeting new people in the different cities they compete. She says her hope is to never be too old to participate in the Special Olympics events. Outside of the games, Rebekah says she likes to meet new people, learn new things and just being herself. “Sometimes people don’t get why I am me, but I tell them God makes no mistakes and I’m super special to him and my mom,” she added.
This week’s Bowie’s Best Athlete of the Week is Tiffanie Stewart. The 30-year-old athlete is from Simms and is a graduate of New Boston High School.
Another Hooks Hornet has earned the rank of Coach. Former Hooks High School student Tanner Hamilton will bring his knowledge of successful basketball at both the highschool and college levels to the Hornets program this fall. Hamilton attended Hooks Highschool from 2011 to 2013. After graduating from Trinity Christian, Hamilton was awarded a scholarship to play basketball for the Northwestern State Devils in Nacogdoches, TX. After a successful first year, Hamiltryouts, ton found himself at Henderson State University where he was a major contributor on the Reddie Basketball Team until his graduation.