May 11th, 2011
Thatâ€™s right, ladies and gentlemen. Borger can lay claim to being the home of a 2011 state championship team.
After cruising to wins on Monday in the first two rounds of the 3A State Tennis Tournament in Austin, the Borger brother and sister duo of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden left the courts at the World of Tennis at Lakeway in Austin as the best 3A Mixed-Doubles tennis team in the state.
They won the state championship match in straight sets over Laird Beaty and Courtney Johnson of Lindale, 6-4, 6-2.
From kills at the net in volleyball to driving down the lane for an easy lay up in basketball, Borger senior Jâ€™Cee Pool has put together a stellar resume in athletics during her time in high school.
However, there was one goal she wanted to accomplish before she walked across the stage a graduation: qualify for the state track meet in the shot put.
On Tuesday, West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest wrapped up play at the 1A State Golf Tournament in Austin finishing the tournament tied for sixth place with a score of 79-77-156.
Logan Philley of Robert Lee won the individual title shooting a 70-72-142.
In team competition, Robert Lee won the state title with a team score of 312-314-626.
Top individual finishers:
1. Logan Philley, Robert Lee, 70-72-142
2. Haden Dillard, Robert Lee, 73-74-147 3. Matt Porter, Seymour, 75-76-151
T4. Tyler Rister, Hamlin, 76-76-152
T4. John Clerihew, Olney, 80-72-152
Tuesday morning the Borger Mixed Doubles team of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden won the 3A State Title at the State Tennis Tournament in Austin.
The pair won the championship match in straight sets over Laird Beaty and Courtney Johnson of Lindale 6-4, 6-2.
The steel for a 9/11 monument to be constructed in Borger is set to arrive Wednesday.
Locals are encouraged to line for the streets for the arrival of the steel taking place at 1 p.m., which is coming straight from Ground Zero of the World Trade Center via Pierce Trucking.
The procession will start at Rice Construction and will then go down Cedar to Zachry Construction, where the monument will be made for the 9/11 memorial in Huber Park. Locals are encouraged to line Cedar Street and show their support.
The project has been overseen by Elks Lodge #1581.
The City of Stinnett is preparing for its annual cleanup.
The cleanup was discussed at the city council meeting, held Monday evening at Stinnett City Hall.
The annual cleanup for Stinnett will be held June 6 thru June 18, 2011. This yearâ€™s cleanup will be different from past years. There will be disposal bins at the recycling center and designated areas to drop off your items.
The 1-3A District champion Borger Bulldogs will take on the Pecos Eagles this Friday and Saturday in a best-of-three series in the 3A Area Round.
Pecos reached the Area Round this past weekend by winning two games on Saturday to win the Bi-district series over Seminole two games to one.
Game one of the Borger-Pecos series will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Lubbock Cooper High School.
Game two will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Lubbock Cooper, with game three to follow if necessary.
At the 1A State Golf Tournament in Austin, West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest shot a 79 to find himself sitting tied for seventh place after the first round of play on Monday.
Logan Philly of Robert Lee sat on top of the leaderboard with a 70, followed by his teammate Haden Dillard in second place with a 73.
Forrest is tied with Garrett Betts of Quanah in seventh place.
The final round of the 1A State Golf Tournament took place today at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
AUSTIN-Good. But who knew this good?
Through the 1-3A District and 3A Region I Tennis Tournaments, the Borger Mixed Doubles team of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden has cruised through the brackets, only losing one set on the way.
With such a good streak, there were hopes for the brother and sister duo to make a good showing at the 3A State Tennis Tournament, but the showing they made on Monday was nothing short of being very impressive in dominating their competition.
Peter Marsh, 79, of Borger, passed away, Sunday, May 8, 2011.