April 21st, 2011
After earning a spot in the state tournament in 2010, the brother and sister duo of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden sat on the verge on another trip to Austin when they took to the tennis court this morning in the 3A Region I Tennis Tournament Mixed-Doubles Final.
The Madden duo, the top seeds in the tournament, were set to have a rematch of the District 1-3A final by facing Aaron Silva and Holly Gage of Pampa.
The Maddens won that district final by scores of 6-2, 6-4.
The West Texas Comanches hosted the Claude Mustangs Tuesday afternoon. The last time the two met, it was in 40 mph winds and dirt. The weather was perfect and the Comanches dealt the Mustangs their second loss to WT this year, 12-5. The Comanches are still alone in second place in the District standings.
The Tribe put a couple of runners on base in the bottom of the first, but left them stranded. Claude sent seven hitters to the plate in the first two innings and one got on with a fielding error, but the Comanches took care of business and left him on base.
Lorraine Powell Johnson, 92, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Parks Assisted Living in Odessa.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Stockton, Texas with Dr. Jim Miles officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa. Private graveside services will be held in Panhandle, Texas.
After falling behind 0-5 to the Dalhart Lady Wolves, the Borger Lady Bulldogs showed a lot of heart on Tuesday evening, by battling back to tie the game 5-5 going into the seventh inning.
Unfortunately, Dalhart used two walks and two singles in the top of the seventh to bring around one run that ultimately ended the game with the 6-5 win in District 1-3A play.
With some abandoned boats moved from The Marina at Lake Meredith, workers out there are trying to figure out the best course of action for those boats.
With the low lake levels, the decision was made by the National Park Service late last year that the drop had resulted in lake levels that could no longer support marina services. The services that were provided at LMNRA were discontinued on Jan. 1, 2011.
Abandoned boats were moved to a parking lot and all docks and dock buildings will be demolished and recycled.
On Tuesday evening the Big Red Machine continued to roll at the plate, as the Borger Bulldogs had three players, Max Lusk, Garrett Irwin and Kody Davila, send balls over the fence in their District 1-3A contest with the Dalhart Golden Wolves.
The Bulldogs jumped out on top early building a 5-0 lead after two innings. But the team experienced a little bit of a scare as Dalhart battled back to eventually take a 8-9 lead by the sixth inning.
Tuesday afternoon, West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest earned a trip to the 1A state golf tournament by finishing fourth individually in the boys standings at the 1A Region I Golf Tournament in Lubbock.
The Borger Lady Bulldogsâ€™ golf season came to an end on Tuesday in the 3A Region I Tournament, finishing in 10th place.
Region I-1A Boys Tournament
at LakeRidge Country Club, Lubbock
The Borger City Council has made decisions on two property demolitions that were appealed by local citizens.
The actions were taken during the regular meeting of the council, held Tuesday afternoon at Borger City Hall.
The first property in question was 821 Moody, owned by C.C. â€śBudâ€ť Reynolds. He told the council that he planned to demolish the property and clear the lot on his own. However, he said he had some workers he plans to put to work on the demolition and didnâ€™t want to put them out of business.
Itâ€™s almost time for the 2011 Hutchinson County Free Health Fair and committee preparations are well underway!
The H.C. Free Health Fair will be held at the Frank Phillips College Access & Innovation Center located at 901 Opal in Borger on Friday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsors for the event are the Borger Chamber of Commerce, Frank Phillips College School of Nursing, Texas AgriLIFE Extension, and Golden Plains Community Hospital.
On Monday, former Phillips High School athlete and Borger Lady Bulldog Head Basketball Coach Jill Schneider was selected as the head coach for the 2011 Team USA Womenâ€™s Under-16 National Team.
â€śItâ€™s an incredible honor to have been selected to coach this team,â€ť Schneider said in a statement released by USA Basketball.