January 26th, 2012
This weekend, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen baseball team will get the 2012 season underway by hosting Luna Community College out of Las Vegas N.M., in a four game series. The first of two doubleheaders will start tomorrow at noon ,with the second doubleheader taking place on Saturday with a noon start as well.
The Plainsmen Baseball program enters the season essentially with a fresh start due to having a new coaching staff and only two players returning from the 2011 team.
The Gruver Greyhounds came away from Stinnett with a win Tuesday night in a tight District contest 37-30. The game was fast paced and mostly a defensive battle. Free throws sank the Tribe in the end, with Gruver making thirteen trips to the free throw line in the second half compared to three for West Texas. The Hounds were 14/23 at the line and WT was 2/4 in the third and fourth quarters. That combined with a three point offensive production in the second quarter was the ballgame.
The West Texas Lady Comanches are still looking for a District win on the hardwood. They started the second half of loop action Tuesday night with a loss to the Gruver Lady Hounds 41-15. WT managed to hang with the Lady Hounds in the first period, trailing by just one point 7-6.
The second quarter got quickly out of hand as Gruver poured in eighteen points while the Lady Comanches two. Gruver was comfortably on top of West Texas at the half 25-8.
BRYAN, Texas (AP) â€” Tenaha quarterback Reginald Davis and Mason defensive back Chance Stockbridge who led their teams to state championships head up the 61st Annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Associationâ€™s Class 1A All-State Football Team.
Davis was the Offensive Player of the Year. The 185-pound senior who has pledged to Texas Tech passed for 2,015 yards on 101 of 168 with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also carried the ball 172 times for 1,915 yards with 36 TDs in leading the unbeaten Tigers to the Division 2 title.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents unanimously approved the accepting of grants from the Brumley Foundation and LINN Energy totaling $85,000.
From the Brumley Foundation, FPC received a grant in the amount of $45,000, with the funds designated to be used towards scholarships for low-income students who reside in the upper 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.
LINN Energy provided the college with a grant in the amount of $35,000 to be used for equipment for the Pump and Engine (P&E) and Instrumentation and Electrical Technology (I&E) programs.
Shannon Nicole Washer, 36, Borger, went before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson on January 24, 2012.
(Girls) Sanford-Fritch 44 Childress 23
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles started the second half of District 1-2A play by easily beating the Childress Lady Bobcats 44-23 in Childress.
Christa White had the hot hand for the Lady Eagles by scoring 16 points, along with three steals, three rebounds, and two assists.
Jacy Judd had nine points and five assists, while Summer Tubbs had a good defensive game by coming up with seven rebounds, three steals and two block shots.
On Monday, Borger High School senior Ty Brown verbally committed to play collegiate football for the Henderson State University Reddies in Arkadelphia, Ark.
Brown will make the second Borger Bulldog to commit to the university this week, after teammate Miles McKinney committed to Henderson State on Sunday.
In 2011, Brown established himself as one of the best running backs in West Texas by rushing for over 1200 yards with 15 touchdowns and earn District 1-3A Offensive MVP honors, despite missing over three games due to a leg injury.
On Tuesday evening, the Amarillo High Lady Sandies defeated the Borger Lady Bulldogs 1-0 in a game that would be called at the 25th minute in the second half due to lightning.
The Lady Bulldogs will return to action in Amarillo on Monday, January 30th in their district opener against Amarillo Palo Duro.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs dropped to 1-2 in District 1-3A play by losing to the Dalhart Golden Wolves 58-32 at Tex Hanna Gym.
The Bulldogs struggled to take care of the ball leading to the team committing 26 turnovers. The Wolves took advantage of those Borger miscues by scoring 16 points directly off turnovers, including eight points in the third period, to help Dalhart build a 13 point lead going into the fourth period.
The Bulldogs got off to a good start in the game taking an early 4-0 lead off of baskets by Tyrell Haynes and Jamon Hearon.