The West Texas Comanches took their hoop action to the Miami Tournament this past weekend. The Tribe faced five different teams and got five wins to bring home the Championship Trophy. The Comanches improve to 9-1 on the year.
The Comanches faced the Kress Kangaroos in their opening game. It was a barn burner. They were down by four points with less than a minute to play and Chase Elliott hit a huge three and Carlos Juarez sank two free throws to squeak out a win, 70-67. Alex Ramirez led in scoring with 21 points.
On Saturday afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs finished the Amarillo River Road Tournament by taking third place with a 52-51 win over Boys Ranch.
Through three periods on Friday afternoon, the Bulldogs appeared to be heading to a District 1-3A showdown for the tournament title with Pampa.
However, an injury to junior Jamon Hearon and cold shooting in the fourth period allowed Clarendon to comeback and upset the Bulldogs and send them to the third place game.
Over the weekend, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen fell to Otero Junior College and Lamar Community College during their two day road trip into Colorado.
On Friday evening, Otero stayed undefeated for the season by defeat the Plainsmen 67-54.
Top scorers for the Plainsmen were Akeem Johnson 15 points and 9 rebounds, Taquan Mcdew 10 , and Ronald Scott 9.
On Saturday, Lamar escaped from the court with a one point 64-63 win.
Top scorers were McDew 16, Montero Rice 13, and Johnson 10.
Howard College 71 Frank Phillips College 43
New Mexico JC 60 Frank Phillips College 55
Northern Oklahoma College 91 Frank Phillips College 65
Girls High School
Miami 62 West Texas High 36
Leading scorer: Cheyenne Tull 14
West Texas High 49 Pampa JV 30
Leading scorer: Tull 15
Third Place Game
White Deer 40 West Texas High 35
Leading scorer: Tull 17
The Christmas parade sponsored by the Borger Chamber of Commerce is this evening at 6:30 p.m.
The parade route will remain the same, originating on Grand and Main and moving north to Sixth and Main.
Anyone with any questions on the Christmas parade can call the chamber offices at 274-2211.
The Carson County Sheriffâ€™s Office is investigating a suspicious death reported in Fritch.
The Fritch Police Department and Fritch EMS were first to arrive at 418 Boyd, the home of 57 year-old Larry Ewing King at 4:04 p.m. Friday following a 9-1-1 call from a relative to King.
Officers found King dead in a bedroom at the residence. Justice of the Peace Jean Hardman pronounced King dead at the scene around 5:32 p.m.
Don Johnson has announced his candidacy for Hutchinson County Sheriff in next yearâ€™s election.
Johnson said he wants the position of sheriff as well as the sheriffâ€™s department to be held accountable to the citizens of Hutchinson County.
â€śI want the department to be proactive as well as professional,â€ť he said. â€śI will provide law enforcement 24-7 to all areas of the county.â€ť
Johnson just retired from the Department of Public Safety after 34 years of service to the people of Texas. He spent 32 of the 34 years working in Hutchinson County.
Wish a soldier happy holidays through a video. Les Sullivan will be going to different places in Spearman and Borger with a video camera to video loved ones of soldiers with the intention to send them to the troops for the holidays. From now through Dec. 2, 2011 and Dec. 3 and 4, 2011, he will be at Genieâ€™s Cafe. He will also be at All Occasion Flowers at 202 North Bernice Street in Spearman from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. Lastly he will be at Borger Library on December 5-9, 2011 during library hours.
Saturdayâ€™s weather will be very complex as an upper-level storm system moves right on top of, or very near the region. We will begin the day with a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow as temperatures below freezing occur.
As temperatures warm during the morning hours, we will see this mix changeover to scattered rain showers and even a possible thunderstorm. Another surge of Arctic air will blast into the region during the afternoon hours and quickly changeover the rain to snowfall.
Joy â€śMemeâ€ť Hughes Jueschke, 76, of Borger passed away Thursday, December 1, 2011.
Joy was born Sunday, September 22, 1935 in Gotebo, OK to James and Thelma (Walker) Hughes. She married Gerald Jueschke on April 28, 1998 in Stinnett, TX. She was a retired business office manager for Frank Phillips College. Joy touched many lives and was a joy to others.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Jackie Hughes in 1994; and her brother, Dean â€śCowboyâ€ť Hughes.