April 19th, 2012
On Thursday morning, the Borger Mixed Doubles Tennis Team of Abbie Madden and Alix Whitworth advanced to the 3A State Tennis Tournament by coming in second place in the 3A Region I Tournament in Lubbock.
On Wednesday, the Borger duo won three matches to advance to Thursdayâ€™s title match.
After an opening round win, Madden/Whitworth defeated Zevecke/Estes from Alvarado 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, then defeated Lujan/Ochoa from Monahans 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 in the semi-finals.
On Thursday morning, around 100 Frank Phillips College students gathered in the FPC college library to take part in the Holocaust Day of Remembrance Ceremony.
The ceremony began with the releasing of balloons and the lighting of 60 candles, with each candle representing 100,000 lives which were lost during the Holocaust.
Borger resident Meryl Barnett served as the special speaker for Thursday's ceremony, with the longtime Borger resident sharing about his experience helping to liberate the Dachau labor camp while serving in the Army during World War II.
A mobile vet center is coming to Borger to provide service for veterans who are dealing with personal and mental difficulties.
The Amarillo Vet Center will have its Mobile Vet Center on hand for veteran outreach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Hutchinson County Annex located on Veta Street in Borger. The center is open to all veterans, their families, and the general public.
William R. Donaldson, a counselor with the Amarillo Vet Center, said the purpose of the mobile vet center is to provide education about readjustment counseling services offered at vet centers.
Teachers at West Texas High School got a pie in the face for breast cancer awareness.
In October, the WTHS National Honor Society held fundraisers for breast cancer awareness for its annual service project. They sold pink out t-shirts, bracelets, held bake sales, collected yogurt lids and made a pink pumpkin patch.
A Borger man was arrested on explicit conduct charges stemming from 2011 on Tuesday
On March 20, 2011, at the federal courthouse in Amarillo, James Bradley Taylor, 27 years of age, was charged with one count of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct in federal court.
Later on March 22, 2011, Taylor was charged with one count of attempt of receipt of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. And on March 28, 2011, he was charged with his third count for possession of child pornography.
On Monday and Tuesday, the Borger Bulldogs Boys Golf Teams' quest for a trip to the state tournament came up short with the Borger A team finishing in seventh place, with a 671, and the Borger B team in 15th place, with a 754, at the 3A Region I Golf Tournament at the Bentwood Country Club in San Angelo.
Dylan Coffer led all Borger golfers by shooting a 85-77-162.
Andrews won the boys team title by shooting a 640 followed by second place Big Spring with a 648. The two teams advance to the 3A State Golf Tournament.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs pulled out the 10-7 win over the Dalhart Golden Wolves in District 1-3A play in Dalhart.
The win by the Bulldogs and the Perryton Rangers 6-5 win over the Pampa Harvesters has set up a big showdown between the Rangers and Bulldogs at Huber Park on Saturday at noon.
After run-ruling the Wolves in their first two district games, the Bulldogs found themselves in a tougher fight on Tuesday.
A walk off 2 RBI double by Taylor Kirksey in the bottom of the seventh inning, gave the West Texas Lady Comanches a 10-9 win over first place Clarendon yesterday. Erin Summers got the win for the WT on the mound. The win moves the Lady Tribe into a tie for first with the Lady Broncos. West Texas has one game left this Saturday in Booker. Clarendon has 3 games left, some are make up games due to the weather.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs softball team kept their playoff hopes alive by defeating the Dalhart Lady Wolves 9-3, in District 1-3A action in Dalhart.
The win allowed the Lady Bulldogs to win the district series with Dalhart and potentially clinch a playoff berth on Saturday with a win over Perryton or a Dalhart loss to Pampa.
The Lady Bulldogs got on the scoreboard early, when Alex Lopez crossed home plate on a passed ball in the top of the first inning.
On Tuesday morning, several members of the community came out for the dedication of LINN Energy Field, home of the Frank Phillips College Softball team.
In the spring of 2011, LINN Energy made a $106,000 donation to the Frank Phillips College Softball program to help in the renovations on the lower softball field in the Johnson Park area that included improving the bleachers and dugouts, and adding a restroom and concession stand building.