Archive - Apr 2011 - Sports Article
The Borger Bulldogs entered Fridayâ€™s game against the Pampa Harvesters with one mission: Win the district title. After a strong third inning offensively and a solid outing by starting pitcher Hunter Hertel, mission accomplished as Borger won 7-2 Friday in Borger.
This was the fourth time the Bulldogs defeated the Harvesters. Head coach Steve Ribera said thatâ€™s tough for a team to do.
â€śThese kids had a mission for sure to win a district championship,â€ť Ribera said. â€śThey came out and got it done.â€ť
HEREFORD-Making their first playoff appearance in several years, there is no question that there had to be some concern to how nervous the Borger Lady Bulldogs were going to be as they opened the 3A playoffs against the Levelland Loboettes on Friday evening in Hereford.
Fortunately the Lady Bulldogs answered that question by playing a solid game offensively and defensively to leave the field with an 11-5 win and advance to the 3A Area round, where they will take on Andrews next weekend.
The West Texas High Comanches must have been a little ticked off after their loss to Boys Ranch earlier this week, because they put it to the Irish yesterday, 13-0 in five innings. Senior Logan Hoff led the attack with two home runs in the first inning and Big Ty Lay knocked one over in the third. The Tribe batted around in the bottom of the first, sending twelve hitters to the plate. Hoff is the lead off batter and had a full count when he sent his first one over the fence. In fact, the entire Tribe had a great day at the plate.
Friday afternoon the Frank Phillips College left Clarendon with 7-4 and 9-3 wins in WJCAC play.
The two teams finish their four game series on Saturday in Borger.
During an interview on Monday, John Green talked about some of the challenges junior colleges, like Frank Phillips College and Clarendon College, are facing from his perspective as an athletic director.
Green, who had spent the past 10 years as the athletic director for Frank Phillips College before taking the same position at Clarendon College last week, said there is no question that the budget cuts proposed in the Texas State Legislature have grabbed the attention of the community colleges across the state.
The District 1-3A finale between the Pampa Harvesters and the Borger Bulldogs has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at Huber Park.
A win by the Bulldogs will clinch them the District 1-3A title outright and a first round bye in the 3A playoffs.
A Borger loss will cause a three-team tie for first place between Borger, Pampa and Perryton and a playoff on Saturday in Dumas to determine the district seeding for the playoffs.
If Borger loses on Friday, they will play the winner of Pampa/Perryton at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Come join the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen for the Grand Opening of the newly renovated softball field at Johnson Park on Saturday afternoon as they take on Clarendon College.
This is a celebration of the community, college, and city leadership collaborating to enhance the facilities for the softball program at Frank Phillips College.
Game times are at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. with the ceremonial first pitch taking place at 12:45 p.m.
Last Thursday, John Green was officially named as the new Athletic Director for Clarendon College after spending just one month short of 25 years working for Frank Phillips College. That included spending the past 10 years as the FPC Athletic Director and the Plainsmen golf coach since 2006.
On Friday evening the Borger Lady Bulldog Softball Team will return to the playoffs, for the first time in several years, when it takes on the Levelland Loboettes at 5:30 p.m. in Hereford.
After a couple of years of going through growing pains with a young team, Lady Bulldog Head Coach Steve Watkins did a good job of keeping the team together as it grew and became a senior led team this season on their way to a 17-17 regular season record.
The Lady Bulldogs clinched their trip to the playoffs by going 4-5 in District 1-3A play to claim the second seed.
After the big win over Follett on Friday, the West Texas High Comanches suffered a little bit of a let down on Monday afternoon, as the Boys Ranch Roughriders were able to out-slug their way to a 13-10 win in District 6-1A action.
Going into the top of the fourth inning, the Comanches rallied from being down a run to score three to take a 8-6 lead. Unfortunately, the Roughriders were able to respond back in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings by scoring seven runs on their way to the win.