January 14th, 2012
On Friday, Abilene Cooper got the sweep over the Borger Bulldog and Lady Bulldog soccer teams in the first round of play at the West Texas Invitational in Abilene.
(Boys) Abilene Cooper 3 Borger 1
The Bulldogs and the Cougars squared off in a good contest that was tied 1-1, until Cougars score two late goals to pull away for the win.
Cooper took a 0-1 lead at halftime on a penalty kick. But the Bulldogs were able to tie the game early in the second half off a goal by Paco Ibarra with an assist by Miguel Estrada.
The West Texas Lady Comanches hosted the Sunray Lady Bobcats last night, still looking for their first District win. The Lady Cats had a different idea, and easily took care of the Lady Tribe 49-26. West Texas was in game for the first quarter, but after that, it wasnâ€™t pretty. Sunray got out to a 10-0 lead before the Lady Comanches got on the board with 1:40 showing in the opening period.
On Friday evening the Sanford-Fritch Eagles opened District 1-2A play with a loss on the road to the Spearman Lynx.
A slow, scoreless start for the Eagles left them trailing without a score in the first quarter.
The Eagles didnâ€™t score until the clock read 7:05 in second quarter.
Senior Chris Bryan, point leader with 13, was the first one to give the Eagles a bucket.
Shots were hard to fall for both Spearman and Sanford-Fritch. Halftime Spearman led 21-6.
The rest of the game was a physical matchup and Sanford-Fritch tried their best to get back in the game.
Now that the college football season is over, die-hard fans will start checking out newspapers and various websites to see the list of new recruits their favorite college teams are planning on bringing in this spring or upcoming fall.
Thanks to movies and television, a lot of people picture college coaches calling players over and over again to tell them how great they are and how it would be in the best interest of the player for them to agree to come to their school.
Col. William R. Dickey, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in Alvin, Texas.
William was born November 1, 1929 in Crane, Texas to George W. and Luetta C. Dickey.
A devoted husband, father, and decorated 27 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bill served his God, Family and Country with honor and distinction.
William is survived by his loving wife, Julia Ann; sons, Michael Edward, Robert Wayne and Stephen Wade Dickey; 5 grandchildren; and sister, Joy Ghilespi.
Graveside services will be Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at 9:45 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Funeral services for Raymond Benites Contreras, 65, will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Ammon Weber officiating.
Interment will follow Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Mr. Contreras died at his home Monday January 9, 2012.
Raymond was a member and a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a retired Welder.
He has lived in this area for the past 40 years and was a friend to everyone he met.
A Borger man suspected of vehicle theft is being sought out by the Borger Police Department.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD said the department is actively searching for an individual in connection with several stolen vehicles in the Texas Panhandle.
The department is looking for James Dean Lee, 31, of Borger.
Lee also currently has an active Pardon and Parole Warrant for an original charge of possession of a controlled substance.
The Borger Fire Department was on scene of a fire Thursday morning.
BFD responded to a call made from the owner of a home located in the 300 block of East First St.
The call came in at 8:06 a.m.
When firefighters went to the scene they had the fire distinguished within 20 minutes.
Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell stated the cause of the fire is still undetermined.
Langwell also stated the fire caused around $7,000 worth of damage to the structure. There were no injuries.
The Rotary Club will be welcoming writer and photographer Rick Vanderpool as its special guest speaker next Tuesday at noon.
Vanderpool has marketed and sold his creative works for close to 40 years. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Georgiaâ€™s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He worked for a year as a staff photographer for Callaway Gardens and then opened an art studio in Athens, Ga, where he worked mostly with corporate interior designers, designing and producing custom wall art programs.
Borger 45 Bushland 18
120-Uriel Orona, Borger pinned Colton Hetrick, 2.22
132-Brady Mayfield, Bushland pinned Anthony Bates, 1.27
138-Zach Robinson, Borger pinned Zach Allen, 2.05
145-John Hernancez, Bushland pinned Jacob Cosper, 2.41
152-AJ Torres, Borger pinned Zack Baker, 3.29
160-Dylan Huffine, Borger forfeit
170-Isaiah Martinez, Borger forfeit 1.03
182-Alvin Bustillos, Borger forfeit 1.01
195-Kirk Chisholm, Borger pinned John Johnson, 0.36
220-Dustin Tucker, Borger decicion Gus Mast, 1-0
285-Brandon Grant, Bushland forfeit
Pampa 48 Borger 30