On Thursday evening, Borger senior Dustin Clark verbally committed to play football for the University of North Texas.
Clark had an impressive football career for the Borger Bulldogs as a defensive end where he was selected as the District 1-3A Defensive MVP and earned Second Team All-State honors by the Associated Press earlier this week.
Due to his impressive play, Clark had drawn interest from several division one programs, including Wyoming, Kansas, and Vanderbilt.
Clark will join a Mean Green program that went 5-7 in 2011 in Dan McCarneyâ€™s first season as head coach of the program.
West Texas High hosted the River Road Wildcats in a non-District basketball contest last night. The Comanches held the Wildcats in check the first half and had an eleven point halftime lead. River Road came back in the second half to make it a close game in the final quarter though, getting within five a couple of times. However, the Tribe kept their composure to hang on for the win 46-35. Alex Ramirez had a stellar performance for WT with 25 points, he went 7-8 at the free throw line, 9 rebounds, 7 steals, and 2 blocked shots.
From time to time in sports you will have a game where the final score doesnâ€™t tell the story on how close a game actually was. Friday night featured one of those games, when the Bushland Falcons and Borger Bulldogs squared off in an entertaining contest at Tex Hanna Gym with the Falcons getting the win 65-58.
The Bulldogs had a good night in shooting 48% on the floor. But 22 turnovers and 34 trips to the free throw for the Falcons caused the Bulldogs to play catch up most of the evening instead of potentially pulling away for a big win.
The West Texas Lady Comanches got a little taste of revenge last night as they took care of business with a win over the Lady Wildcats from River Road. The two met earlier this year with River Road getting the win 52-49. Last night, the tables were turned with the Lady Tribe coming out on top 36-29.
On Friday night, the Bushland Lady Falcons squared off with the Borger Lady Bulldogs in a non-district contest at Tex Hanna Gym.
Through three periods, the Lady Bulldogs were in striking distance to come away with a nice win. However, the breaks continue to not fall the Lady Bulldogs way, as Bushland was able to outscore Borger 18-9 in the fourth period to pull away for the 54-42 win.
Almo â€śA.L.â€ť Taylor, 75, of Fritch passed away, Thursday, December 15, 2011.
Almo Lee Taylor was born Monday, December 7, 1936 in Littlefield, TX to Alfred and Hulda (Wheske) Taylor. He was a retired operator at Phillips Petroleum. Mr. Taylor graduated from Littlefield High School in 1956. He married Laura Thompson on November 24, 1972 in Fritch, TX. He was a Baptist.
He is preceded in death by his wife Laura; son, Thomas Wayne Taylor and his parents.
Harold Edward Fick Sr., 85, of Borger, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2011 in the Garden of Good Shepherd, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa, with Rev. Michael Erickson of Zion Lutheran Church in Pampa officiating. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Have you noticed the bell ringers outside of Wal-Mart?
These people are from the Salvation Army raising money for those who need it. All you have to do is place any extra change you have from shopping in the red kettle. The Salvation Army Red Kettles have been an American tradition since 1891, helping raise financial support for critical Salvation Army programs and services year round.
A local organization known for meeting the needs of people in the Hutchinson County community received a helping hand in return in the form of turkeys.
Four local men, Jimmy Anderson of Conoco Phillips, Mike Bethel of Ardent, Lanny Ferrell of WHM, and Scott Fowles donated 50 turkeys to High Plains Helping Hand for the holiday season. Anderson, Bethel, and Ferrell visited the organization Thursday to make the delivery.
Carolyn Poindexter, who is with High Plains Helping Hand, said the organization was â€śabsolutelyâ€ť blessed to receive such a generous donation.
Tonight all three Hutchinson county schools will be squaring off in boys and girls basketball action.
The Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs will host Bushland at Tex Hanna Gym with the girls tipping off at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 8:00 p.m.
The Bulldogs are coming off an impressive win over Amarillo Highland Park where the team kept the Hornets scoreless in the third period on their way to a 63-38 win.
The Bulldogs will face off with a solid Falcons team who was a pre-season top 25 team in Class 2A.