Archive - May 2011 - Sports Article
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.
After taking game one of a best of three series, the West Texas Comanches played Nazareth again on Saturday at WTAMU in Canyon.
In game one on Saturday, the Tribe led most of the game, only to fall behind 7-6 in the top of the sixth inning. They put one man on base in the bottom of the seventh, but couldnâ€™t get him across, and the lost the game 7-6. The tying and winning runs were unearned. That forced a third game.
PLAINVIEW- Any hope for the Borger Lady Bulldog Softball Team extending its 2011 season was quickly done away with on Saturday afternoon.
The Andrews Lady Mustangs scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning, setting the tone for the Lady Mustang 17-1 win in game two of the best-of-three series.
After winning game one on Friday evening, Andrews took the 3A Area Round playoff series two games to none to advance to the 3A Regional Quarterfinals this coming weekend against Lubbock Cooper.
This week, Borger High School senior golfer Will Paulsell will begin his final tournament as a high school golfer by taking part in the 3A State Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
The trip marks the second time the Borger golfer will have competed at the state tournament. Yet it will be the first time since 2008 the heralded golfer has had the opportunity to compete for the state title.
Back in 2008, Paulsell made his presence known on the area high school golf scene as a freshman, winning the district title and earning that first trip to the state tournament.
PLAINVIEW-Solid pitching and an aggressive hit-and-run style at the plate proved to be a great formula for the Andrews Lady Mustangs in game one of the best-of-three 3A Area Round series with the Borger Lady Bulldogs on Friday evening in Plainview.
Lady Mustang pitcher Shannon Hobbs used a good combination of pitches to limit the Lady Bulldogs to two hits, while Andrews combined for 13 runs on 18 hits in the first two innings to set the tone for the 19-3 win for Andrews.
Andrews opened the bottom of the first inning with three singles and a bunt to quickly take a 0-2 lead.
Starting on Monday, West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest will compete in the 1A State Golf Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
Forrest earned a spot at the state tournament by coming in fourth place overall at the 1A Region I Tournament two weeks ago.
In talks with West Texas High Coach Aron Graves, Forrest is believed to be the first golfer from West Texas High to qualify for the state golf tournament.
After falling to Howard College in the first round of the NJCAA Region V West Tournament on Thursday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen tried to keep their season alive when they took on El Paso CC on Friday morning.
The Lady Plainsmen got off to a good start by scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. However El Paso would score five runs in the fith and sixth innings to come away with the 6-3 win, ending the Lady Plainsmenâ€™s 2011 season.
Focused. Determined. Calm.
Those can be just a couple of the words used to describe the Borger brother and sister team of Abbie and Josh Madden when they step onto the tennis court in mixed-doubles competition.
Neither player displays the over aggressive personality of being outspoken or outwardly displaying a lot of emotion on the court that fans have seen over the years. Such behavior has been seen from tennis players such as the Williams sisters, John McEnroe or Jimmy Conners.
LUBBOCK-In the programâ€™s first-ever appearance in the NJCAA Region V West Softball Tournament on Thursday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen struggled to get much going at the plate in their 7-1 loss to the Howard College Lady Red Hawks.
The Lady Plainsmen managed just two hits through seven innings, while the Lady Red Hawks used big third and fourth innings to score five runs to pull away for the win.
The Lady Red Hawks took a 0-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Olive Naotala brought in Faith Koria from third base on a fielderâ€™s choice to the shortstop.
As the Borger Lady Bulldogs prepare to take on the Andrews Lady Mustangs in the 3A Area Round of the playoffs this weekend, it might be easy for some Borger fans to forget that it was just two years ago that the team was able to collect just one win on the softball diamond. At the time, this couldâ€™ve been considered an improvement from the winless season the varsity squad experienced from the previous year.