Archive - May 2011 - Sports Article
After a season where he tore up opposing defenses on his way to earning District 1-3A MVP honors, Borger High School senior Shavoyiea Clement signed his letter of intent to play football for Wayland Baptist University on Friday morning.
An 3A All-State honorable mention in 2010, Clement played a big role in helping the Bulldogs claim the District 1-3A title and advancing to the regional playoff round by rushing for just over 1,800 yards.
What attracted Clement to Wayland is the size saying, â€śI didnâ€™t want to go to a big school and when I went to visit Wayland I loved it.â€ť
AMARILLO, TX â€“ The inaugural game of the Amarillo Sox was a close one, even causing extra innings, but the Wichita Wingnuts spoiled the festivities with a 5-3 defeat of the Sox on Thursday night in front of 3,042 fans at the Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium
Sox reliever Tyler Pearson (0-1) got the loss, allowing the two go-ahead runs in the 10th inning. Wingnuts reliever Cephas Howard (1-0) got the win, striking out the only batter he faced. Wichita closer Josh Dew retired all three batters he faced in the 10th for the save.
Bad weather delayed the start of the 3A State Golf Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin until Thursday afternoon.
Once play got underway, Borger High School senior Will Paulsell shot a 75 to put him tied for ninth place in the tournament.
Sean Romero of Texarkana Pleasant Grove leads the field after one round with a 71. Perrytonâ€™s Hunter Wade sits one stroke ahead of Paulsell tied for seventh with a 74.
The second round of the state golf tournament was scheduled to start this morning.
One of the perks of winning a district title in the 3A-1A ranks is that it earns the team a bye through the Bi-District round of the playoffs.
This season, the Borger Bulldog (16-11-1) baseball team got to enjoy that break after the team posted a 7-2 record through District 1-3A play to claim the first district baseball title since dropping to 3A.
Wednesday morning, West Texas High senior Erin Frost signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs.
Frost had a great senior year averaging around nine kills and three blocks a match for the district champion West Texas High Lady Comanches.
Frost was also a part of the Lady Comanche basketball and softball teams.
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
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.