April 15th, 2011
Last night the Borger ISD School Board approved the hiring of Chet Byerly as the new head boys basketball coach.
After over a month- long search, that drew the interest of over 45 applicants, Byerly was picked to lead the Bulldog hoop program due to his experience as a head coach and a player.
Byerly brings to Borger 17 years of coaching experience that includes six years as an assistant before spending the last 11 years as a head coach at Breckenridge, Azle, Snyder, Hillsboro and most recent at El Campo, near the Houston area.
There are times in the athletic arena where a bad loss can make a lasting impression on a team for either the good or bad during a season.
After the Borger Bulldogs suffered an 18-8 loss to the Perryton Rangers back on April 2 there was the big question of how the Bulldogs would regroup in order to stay in the hunt for the District 1-3A title or potentially find themselves just settling for the third playoff spot when the season came to an end.
The West Texas Lady Comanches played two district softball games on the road this week. That didnâ€™t matter to the Lady Tribe as they took care of business in style. First, they came close to shutting out the Lady Mustangs from Claude on Saturday. The girls did a great job defensively holding Claude to only one run, winning 21-1. Then, they went to Follett and won 11-0 on Monday.
Herman S. Mos, 87, formerly of Borger, passed away, Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
Borger High School will officially have a new principal at the start of the new school year.
After a closed session Thursday evening, the Borger ISD board of trustees voted to approve David S. Tyson of Kerens as the new principal to replace Tony McCarthy. McCarthy will be taking an administrative position within the district.
Tyson will be coming to BHS from his position as principal at Kerens High School in Kerens, where he has served from 2006 until the present time.
(Editor's Note: With April 10-16 being National Volunteer Week, this is part three of a four-part series about the importance of volunteers in certain organizations throughout the community.)
Three local organizations with the goal of helping citizens consider volunteers extremely important to the work that they do.
Frank Phillips College is pleased to introduce Ashley Dyer as its new Volleyball Coach and Developmental Math Instructor.
â€śIâ€™m excited to be at FPC,â€ť Ms. Dyer said. â€śWith its great record and many national appearances, Iâ€™ll be stepping into a good program. I am looking forward to building the program even more. I have high expectations for the years to come.â€ť
After serving the past two seasons as the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmenâ€™s top pitcher, Kiana Levy signed to continue playing softball at the colleigate level at Webber International University located in Babson Park, Fla., outside of Orlando.
Boys team results: 1. Canadian 142 2. West Texas 104 3. Boys Ranch 58 4. Panhandle 54 5. Sunray 48 6. White Deer 45 7. Gruver 34 8. Stratford 31 9. Shamrock 19 10. Hartley 17
Girls team results: 1. Panhandle 134 2. Canadian 80 3. Sunray 70 4. Shamrock 69 5. Wheeler 67 6. West Texas 35 7. Gruver 34 8. Booker 32 9. Stratford 20.5 10. Vega 18
West Texas top six finishers:
First-West Texas 400m boys relay (Terrence Bonds, Alex Ramirez, Jeremy Oâ€™Gorman, Logan Hoff) 43.85; Terrence Bonds, 300m hurdles 41.26; Terrence Bonds, Long Jump 22-05.25
Mildred Irene Tate Duckworth, 84, of Borger, passed away, Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
Mildred (Wickerd) Duckworth was born Tuesday, June 29, 1926 in Eagle Rock, CA to Oliver Henry and Ina Pearl Wickerd. She was a beautician.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Marion Lawrence Tate; her second husband, David R. Duckworth; and her son, Kirk Raymond Tate.