Archive - Jan 2012
On Friday evening, the Perryton Rangers improved to 3-1 in District 1-3A play by defeating the Borger Bulldogs 76-49 in Perryton.
Over the years, Perryton seems to be one place in the Texas Panhandle where it feels like the home team really does benefit from having home field advantage in a contest Some can argue that was the case again Friday night, as the Rangers were able to get to the foul line 37 times compared to the Bulldogs 10 free throw attempts.
The West Texas Comanches have lost their last two games at the free throw line. The last game was lack of visits to the line vs many for the other team, and last night was close to being a rerun. The game was close from the tip off with fourteen lead changes and the score was tied four times. In the fourth quarter, the Comanches were trailing by two, when several â€śmissed callsâ€ť by the officials and a technical foul on WTâ€™s coach for voicing his opinion about the accuracy of the calls. After the â€śTâ€ť, the team was forced to foul to stop the clock.
(Girls) Sanford-Fritch 53 Amarillo River Road 43
On Friday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles took one step closer to clinching a playoff berth by beating the Amarillo River Road Lady Wildcats 53-43 in Amarillo.
The Lady Wildcats started the game tough in the first period by playing to a 13-13 tie with Sanford-Fritch.
But the Lady Eagles got some separation in the second period and forced River Road to play catch up the remainder of the game.
In spite of having only six players to start the game, and ending with just foUr on the floor, the Lady Comanches put up a valiant effort in a losing battle to Booker 47-26. The rest of the team was either hurt or at the County LIve Stock Show last night. Two of the girls fouled out in the last 10 seconds of the game, leaving four players on the floor. The girls were exhausted the fourth quarter and I give kudos to Sarah Kelly, Katelyn Wilson, Madison Heston, Alyssa Snider, Abby Summers, and Devin DeLapp for their heart.
On Friday, the Perryton Rangerettes used a big third period to help them pull away for the 74-30 win over the Borger Lady Bulldogs in District 1-3A play.
In the third period, the Rangerettes outscored the Lady Bulldogs 24-5 to put the game out of reach by the fourth period.
The Lady Bulldogs started the game well against the district leading Rangerettes with Vanessa Jones scoring all of her ten points in the first half and McKenzie Loftis scoring five.
On Thursday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen defeated Clarendon College 76-64 in Clarendon.
FPC took control of the game early by building a 44-35 by halftime.
Late in the game, Clarendon took a 61-60 lead, but FPC went on a 6-0 run to go up 66-61 with 4:56 left.
Clarendon hit a three to cut it to 66-64, but the Lady Plainsmen sank two free throws with 1:59 left to go up 68-64. The Lady Plainsmen finished the game a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line to arrive at the final score.
On Friday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen opened the 2012 season by winning game one of their four game series with Luna Community College, 11-6, but dropping the second game 10-4 .
(Game 1) Frank Phillips 11 Luna CC 6
Luna took advantage of a strong wind blowing out of right field by hitting three homeruns in the game, including a two-run shot in the top of the first inning.
The Plainsmen took the lead for good in the bottom of the third inning by scoring four runs to take a 5-3 lead.
On Thursday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen got their first win in WJCAC play by beating the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Broncos 71-70 in Roswell, N.M.
Several Plainsmen had big games including Taquan McDew scoring 18 points, Earl Hill 15 points and 12 rebounds, Ronald Scott 10 points and 8 rebounds, and Alex Zivkovic 7 points and 11 rebounds.
The win improves the Plainsmen to 9-11 overall, 1-3 in WJCAC, while NMMI drops to 8-10 oveall and to 1-3 in WJCAC play.
Tonight the Booker Kiowas (8-8, 1-4) and the West Texas High Comanches (16-9, 1-4) square off in a big District 1-1A game.
Both teams enter tonight with identical 1-4 district records and a win will keep one team right in the hunt for one of the districtâ€™s playoff berths, while the loser will start tp see their playoff hopes look bleak.
In the district opener back on January 10th, the Kiowas came away with the 57-44 win at home, but have failed to win a district contest since.
Xcel Energy has filed for lower fuel costs in the state of Texas.
Yesterday, the company submitted plans to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) for a revised fuel cost formula and factor that will reduce residential bills of 1,000 kilowatt-hours by an average of $1.83, or about 1.8 percent, starting April 1.