February 4th, 2012
The West Texas Comanches saw any hope of a playoff appearance go up in smoke last night. The Tribe hosted the Canadian Wildcats on Senior night in the final District game between the two schools due to realignment. The Comanches kept pace with the Wildcats in the first quarter, but Canadianâ€™s defense held WT to single digit scoring in the second and third quarter to easily win the game 52-34.
On Friday evening, the Dalhart Lady Wolves outscored the Borger Lady Bulldogs 12-0 in the second period on their way to the 53-30 win in District 1-3A play.
The Lady Bulldogs played tough in the first half, but offensive woes kept the team scoreless in the second period, allowing Dalhart to build a 5-23 lead at halftime.
The Lady Bulldogs came out playing better in the second half, but the deficit proved to be more than the team could overcome.
The West Texas Comanches gave it their best shot, and it was certainly much better than the last time the two teams met. It was Senior night at Comanches gym, and the Lady Tribe battled the stronger, taller Canadian Wildcats, but they were too much to handle as WT lost 55-28. With the new realignment, looks like this will be the last District contest between the two teams as Canadian will be moving up to 2A next year.
On Friday night, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles met for the second time against a tough Bushland team. Quick and good shooting helped the Falcons pull ahead early. Sanford-Fritch stayed fairly close in matchup in the first quarter only trailing 14-6. The constant run-n-gun offense of the Falcons was tough to manage when Sanford-Fritch shots wouldnâ€™t fall. Bushland began to then develop a big lead by halftime 29-8.
Two of the candidates for Hutchinson County Sheriff shared their campaign platforms during the monthly meeting of the Hutchinson County Republican Women on Thursday.
Mickey Blackmon and James Qualls each spoke briefly to the crowd present. Fellow candidate Don Johnson was unable to attend due to illness.
Tonight, the Borger Bulldogs (1-4, 10-15 ) and West Texas High Comanches (2-5, 18-10) will try to keep their basketball playoff hopes alive in district action.
The Bulldogs travel north to take on the Dalhart Golden Wolves (4-1, 17-9) in District 1-3A action beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Going into tonight, the Bulldog sit one game behind the Pampa Harvesters for the third playoff spot in the district race with four games to go.
Wanda Spelce Barbee, 79, of Pampa, formerly of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Wanda Lee Taylor Barbee was born Sunday, August 7, 1932 in Pampa, TX to Albert and Lula Mae (Renfro) Taylor. She was a homemaker. Wanda was formerly married to Bill R. Spelce in 1951 and then married Jack Barbee on September 28, 1984.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Jack.
Recently Hutchinson County Precinct Three received a donated previously leased F550 Ford Diesel truck from DCP Midstream to help aid grass fires throughout the Texas Panhandle.
The truck was donated to the Hutchinson County on November 30, 2011.
A Hutchinson County sheriffâ€™s deputy made a drug arrest in Fritch city limits Tuesday evening.
On Tuesday night, a vehicle was stopped in Fritch city limits on a traffic-related offense, according to Hutchinson County Sheriff Guy Rowh. The investigation resulted in a discovery of approximately 16 grams of a substance which tested positive for methamphetamine. Paraphernalia associated with controlled substance offenses was also discovered.
This morning in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow meaning there will be six more weeks of winter.
Any hopes that Phil's prediction would not affect Hutchinson County went away fast as Prairie Dog Pete saw his shadow as well.