Archive - Apr 12, 2012
After a couple of road trips, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen (14-20) baseball team and the Lady Plainsmen (10-27) softball team will be in WJCAC action this weekend in Borger,
The Plainsmen begin a four game series with the Clarendon College Bulldogs (19-9) on Friday with a doubleheader beginning at noon.
The Plainsmen have looked good the past two weeks with a 5-3 record against NMMI and El Paso CC to improve their conference record to 8-8.
On Tuesday, the West Texas High Comanches and Lady Comanches track teams made a strong showing at the 1A Area Meet in Panhandle.
In the boys side, West Texas High senior Colin Coleman took first place in the long jump with a 21-71/4 mark, while senior Alex Ramirez qualified for the regional meet by finishing in fourth place in the triple jump.
The West Texas boys 400m relay team advanced to regionals by coming in first place with a time of 45.00.
The Lady Comanches finished in fourth place overall in the 1A Area meet and will send several athletes to the regional meet.
After winning the 3A state title in Mixed Doubles last year with her brother Josh, Borger High School senior Abbie Madden is proving how big a role she played on that title team by winning her second District 1-3A Mixed Doubles title with teammate Alix Whitworth at the District 1-3A Tennis Tournament in Pampa on Tuesday.
The Madden/Whitworth team will next try to bring Borger its second Regional Mixed Doubles title in a row next week at the 3A Region I Tennis Tournament at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
On Wednesday, Hutchinson County saw its first major supercell thunderstorm in nearly two years, producing several funnel clouds, golfball sized hail, and five inches of rain in the Fritch area.
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards, the storm started forming south of the Fritch area at around 2:30 p.m. where he remained stationary for several hours.
The lack of movement in the storm led to part of Fritch reporting five inches of rain and caused to Highway 136 between Fritch and Amarillo to be closed for one hour, at around 7:30 p.m. due to flooding.
The Borger Trash Bash is underway, and citizens have been stepping up to the plate.
According to reports thus far, as of 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, 26.5 tons of trash have been dumped since the start of the event on Monday. There have also been a large number of tires disposed of as well.
Through Saturday, county residents can bring their trash to the transfer station to be disposed of for free. Tire disposal is also an available service during Trash Bash Week.