May 2nd, 2011
The Borger Lady Bulldogs will take on Andrews in a three games series in the 3A Area Round Playoffs this coming weekend in Plainview.
Game one of the series will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening.
Game two will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday with game three taking place 30 minutes following game two if necessary.
All three games will be played at Plainview High School.
Going into the weekend, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen found themselves needing to win their four-game series with Clarendon College in order to clinch a spot in the Region V Tournament for the first time in the programâ€™s history.
In the first two games of the series on Friday in Clarendon, the Lady Plainsmen got off to a great start by taking both games on the road, 7-4 and 9-3.
Saturday afternoon members of the community gathered at the horseshoe pits at Johnson Park to take part in the 12th Annual Borger Open Horseshoe Tournament sponsored by H&H Federal Credit Union.
100% of the proceeds eaised will go directly to the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network at Baptist St. Anthonyâ€™s Hospital in Amarillo.
The Borger City Council will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in the city council chambers of Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.
The council will be acting on an interlocal agreement between the Borger Independent School District and the City of Borger for the 2011-12 School Resource Office Program, and will consider action to close the north half of the 600 block of North Main Street from 6-11:30 a.m. on June 25, 2011.
John Ray is running for Borger City Council, Place 2.
Ray moved to Borger in March of 1981 from Chanute, Kan. to work for the City of Borger.
"The people here are kind, made you feel that you belonged here," he said. "[I] stayed here, raised my family and grandkids. This is home."
He worked for the Borger Police Department from March 1981 to October 1993. He started as a patrolman and eventually worked as a sergeant and department photographer.
The Borger Bulldogs entered Fridayâ€™s game against the Pampa Harvesters with one mission: Win the district title. After a strong third inning offensively and a solid outing by starting pitcher Hunter Hertel, mission accomplished as Borger won 7-2 Friday in Borger.
This was the fourth time the Bulldogs defeated the Harvesters. Head coach Steve Ribera said thatâ€™s tough for a team to do.
â€śThese kids had a mission for sure to win a district championship,â€ť Ribera said. â€śThey came out and got it done.â€ť
HEREFORD-Making their first playoff appearance in several years, there is no question that there had to be some concern to how nervous the Borger Lady Bulldogs were going to be as they opened the 3A playoffs against the Levelland Loboettes on Friday evening in Hereford.
Fortunately the Lady Bulldogs answered that question by playing a solid game offensively and defensively to leave the field with an 11-5 win and advance to the 3A Area round, where they will take on Andrews next weekend.
The West Texas High Comanches must have been a little ticked off after their loss to Boys Ranch earlier this week, because they put it to the Irish yesterday, 13-0 in five innings. Senior Logan Hoff led the attack with two home runs in the first inning and Big Ty Lay knocked one over in the third. The Tribe batted around in the bottom of the first, sending twelve hitters to the plate. Hoff is the lead off batter and had a full count when he sent his first one over the fence. In fact, the entire Tribe had a great day at the plate.
Friday afternoon the Frank Phillips College left Clarendon with 7-4 and 9-3 wins in WJCAC play.
The two teams finish their four game series on Saturday in Borger.
Shirley Del Mashburn, 78, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m Tuesday in â€śResthaven Gardenâ€ť at Highland Park Cemetery with Rev. Chris Rawlinson, pastor of Gateway Baptist Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Mrs. Mashburn was born on May 23, 1932, in Amarillo and had been a Borger resident for 25 years. She was secretary and a member of Gateway Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Mashburn in 1999.