Archive - Apr 2011 - Sports Article
Chris Hackett begins his first year as head menâ€™s basketball coach at Frank Phillips College. He comes to FPC after spending the last five years as the top assistant at NCAA program, Florida Tech. During his time there, the Panthers produced one of the best turnarounds in school history, including the first 20 - win season in over a decade, a school record 11-0 start and being ranked as high as #11 in the nation. They also recorded six wins over top-25 teams.
One thing we have learned in high school sports this school year is when there is a rematch between district foes in post-season play, the outcome of the rematch can have some surprising results. Just ask the Pampa volleyball team and the Borger boys golf team.
So when the Borger brother and sister duo of Josh and Abbie Madden took to the court Thursday morning to take on Pampaâ€™s Aaron Silva and Holly Gage for the 3A Region I Mixed Doubles title, nothing could be taken for granted, even though the Maddens had beaten the Pampa duo in straight sets for the District 1-3A title.
Saturday afternoon Borger Bulldog fans are invited to attend a tailgate party that will begin at 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. before the District 1-3A game with the Perryton Rangers in Perryton that begins at 2 p.m.
The Baseball Booster Club will have a big cooker set up in Perryton in the parking lot of Ranger Field.
Bring your own food and the booster club will cook it and bring your lawn chairs.
A win by the Bulldogs clinches them the District 1-3A title outright, so make the short drive and support the Dogs.
The Borger Lady Bulldogs vs. Perryton Rangerettes District 1-3A softball game has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. in Perryton.
Win by the Lady Bulldogs clinches the team a district playoff berth. While a win by Perryton could cause a set of play-in games on Saturday in Dumas.
Wednesdayâ€™s first round of the 3A Region I Golf Tournament got underway in less than ideal conditions at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Lubbock, leaving several players and coaches a little upset with the condition of the course.
Despite the poor conditions, the Borger Bulldogs made the most of the first round by shooting a team score of 319 to put them five strokes ahead of second place Andrews, 324.
Tyler Sosebee shot the high score for Borger on Wednesday, with a 77, to put him tied for sixth place, while Will Paulsell shot a 78 to place him tied for eighth.
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.
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.
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