Archive - Apr 2011 - Sports Article
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.
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
After too many close games of coming out on the losing end the past couple of years, the Borger Bulldogs snapped a losing streak to Perryton Rangers that dated back to 2007 by continuing to flex their muscles in hitting four homeruns on their way to a 11-5 win at Huber Park on Tuesday evening.
To say the Bulldog bats have been hot lately could be considered an understatement as the team has sent 13 balls over the fence in their past three district contests.
Over the past two weeks, the Borger Lady Bulldogs have done a good job of playing well in District 1-3A play, winning two of their last three going into yesterday.
The solid play continued as Borger was able to get the big win over the Perryton Rangerettes, 12-6, to improve to 18-15 overall while sitting alone in second place in the District 1-3A standings with a 3-3 mark.
The whole team did a good job at the plate on Tuesday evening that included an inside-the-park homerun by senior Brittany Thomas.
West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest finshed in second place overall in the District 7-1A Tournament shooting a two round total of 77-79-156.
The West Texas High boys finished the tournament in third place overall with a team score of 780 finishing behind Canadian, who had two teams take first and second place.
Forrest will next compete in the 1A Region I Tournament in Lubbock starting on Monday.
The West Texas Comanches let one get by them yesterday in Stinnett. They had the lead 15-12 going into the top of the seventh inning, but a determined Booker team scored four runs in the top of the seventh to take a 16-15 edge. The Comanches certainly didn't give it up easily. The loaded the bases with the bottom of the order and just one out, but could not get the runs across the plate. Booker came away with the win 16-15.