Archive - Aug 30, 2012
Former Borger High School coach, Jill Rankin Schneider coached the USA Jr. National U17 girls to a gold medal this past Sunday at the FIBA World Championships in Amsterdam,The Netherlands. They went undefeated in the tournament and beat a tough Spain team, 75-62, in the final game.
Schneider has just started her 15th year with Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX. She has been named the district's coach of the year three times, and was chosen as the All-South Plains 4A/5A Coach of the Year by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. She teaches college algebra at Monterey as well.
In an emotional and moving ceremony at the Twenty-Second Panhandle Veterans Hall of Honor in Pampa, veterans, families, and guests joined together to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves not only in the defense of this country, but who have also been positive influences on their respective home communities. One of the inductees was longtime resident of Phillips and Fritch, Richard Harry Hendrickson who was nominated by his daughter, Mona Hendrickson Fannon of Fritch.
Lee Baker, longtime sports director for KVII in Amarillo, visited the Rotary at its weekly meeting on Tuesday. Baker answered questions from attendees and spoke on how social media has affected how news is reported. Baker is entering his 30th season covering football in the panhandle area, so he definitely has been through many changes in the media.