February 1st, 2012
PAMPA-On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs started the second round of District 1-3A play in Pampa taking on longtime rivals the Pampa Harvesters. Borger defeated the Harvesters in overtime in the district opener, so the Bulldogs knew the Harvesters were going to come out ready to even the season series.
After trailing by 20 points with six minutes to go, the Bulldogs caught on fire late to pull to within five points with 2:30 on the clock.
Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles met a tough, ready-to-play Spearman Lynxxettes team at home for a shot tying in first place for district.
But the Lynxxettes werenâ€™t having any of that, from start of the game. The momentum was never in the Lady Eagles favor, starting off trailing after quick 6-0 Spearman run. S
pearman controlled the boards, effectively, which kept Sanford-Fritch from any second shots. A couple of sparks led by Christa White and Jacy Judd wouldnâ€™t be enough to turn the game.
First quarter ended with Sanford-Fritch trailing, 9-16.
PAMPA-On Tuesday evening, the Pampa Lady Harvesters used a big third period to pull away for the 67-41 win over the Borger Lady Bulldogs in District 1-3A play.
The Lady Bulldogs entered the gym, at Pampa High School, determined not to let Pampa run away early for a blowout win like their first meeting in district play.
Over the past couple of months, basketball teams throughout Hutchinson County have hit the hardwood battling for district and conference titles, which has provided several good photo opportunities.
Look under our lifestyles menu on the website toolbar and click on the photo contest option.
Take a peek at the photos and vote on what you think were the best shots from the 2011-12 basketball season.
Merna Beene Morrison, 80, of Borger TX, passed away, Saturday, January 28, 2012.
Merna June Beene Morrison was born Sunday, June 28, 1931 in Hammon, Ok to William James Beene and Mildred (Payne) Beene. Merna graduated from Phillips High School. Later she married her high school sweetheart, Norman Morrison Sr. in Borger, TX on August 31, 1949. In 1963 Norman and Merna purchased the Budweiser Distributing Company in Borger, TX. After their only child was through school, Merna worked alongside her husband in the business. They enjoyed being known as the Budman and Budlady for many years.
According to United States Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a, Northern District of Texas Judge Mary Lou Robinson ordered sentencing dates for the Fernandez family and others involved in the case.
Even with the closing of CHAMPS Academy, the development of a program by Sanford-Fritch High School is helping those who need it to graduate from high school.
Sometime in early 2010, CHAMPS in Fritch was closed due to low funding. CHAMPS Academy was an alternative, non-traditional, high school for students of Borger, Dumas, Panhandle, Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips, Sanford-Fritch, and Sunray.
Nathan Sargent is running for the position of County Commissioner, Precinct 3.
Sargent has lived in Hutchinson County for 52 years. He has been farming for 38 years, and now owns and operates his family farm.
He attends First Baptist Church of Stinnett, where he is also involved in ministries of the church. He has served on the Pringle/Morse School Board, and currently serves on the Board Coop. He is married to Donna Burris, and has two grown children and six grandchildren. He enjoys following his grandchildren in their activities, and also enjoys riding four-wheelers and hunting.
On Monday evening, the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Varsity Soccer teams opened up District 5-4A soccer play in Amarillo against Palo Duro.
In the boys game, the Bulldogs battled against a tough Dons team to a 1-1 tie. George Sifuentes had the lone Bulldog goal with Lane Newcomb getting the assist.
In the girls game, the Lady Dons defeated the Lady Bulldogs 2-1. Sammie Huckabee scored for the Lady Bulldogs with Brooke Scott getting the assist.
Some losses are easier to take than others and on Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen had to of left the court at the BCAC with a bitter taste in the mouths after losing to the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds, 79-76.
After trailing by ten pints at the 18:42 mark in the second half, the Plainsmen battled hard the next 16 minutes to finally take a one point lead with 1:55 left in the game. Unfortunately, three straight foul calls and two turnovers in the final minute helped the T-Birds escape with the win and send the Plainsmen to 1-4 in WJCAC play.