The 2022 De Kalb High School Homecoming Queen landed herself a spot on the Houston Energy, a professional football team part of the Women’s Football Alliance.
The Jame Bowie Pirates are adding a familiar face to their growing coaching staff.
This week’s Bowie’s Best Athlete of the Week is Da’Marcis Franklin of New Boston. This week’s Bowie’s Best Athlete of the Week is Jeffery Pierce of New Boston, Texas. Jeffery is a 2009 graduate of New Boston High School. The 36-year-old athlete began participating in the Special Olympics games when the team was first formed in 2003. His spring track and field events are the 4 by 100 meter relay, 50 meter dash and the softball throw. He also plays outfield for the fall softball games. Outside of the Special Olympics, he plays softball for the Opportunities Slammers in Texarkana. Jeffery loves spending time with his brother and sister-in-law as well as his nieces, playing darts and pool and listening to his step-dad, Steve Roberts, in any band he plays with. He also enjoys seeing his girlfriend, Karen Hall, who he met through day programs at Opportunities, Inc. He says his mom, who he lost in February of this year, was his favorite person. “I have loved my mom all my life. She was a good support to me,” Jeffery said. Jeffery says his favorite part of participating in the games is hanging out with his friends, making new friends and seeing old friends from the other teams.
Another impactful coach is becoming a De Kalb Bears this year. Coaching football, powerlifting and baseball, Trevor Burchett brings to the table lots of experience in building powerful and strong athletes in his previous roles across the state.
Summer action on local diamonds heats up