Archive - Aug 2011 - Sports Article
This week, high school volleyball teams will have been on the court for a month. For the Hutchinson County teams, August has seen its shares of ups and downs. However, all three teams are poised to go into district play looking good and ready compete for a playoff berth.
Since the sluggish start to the season against Bushland and Canyon, the Borger Lady Bulldogs have looked good on the court in sweeps Hereford, Amarillo River Road, Amarillo Highland Park, Perryton, West Texas High and Sanford-Fritch.
Bowling league sign ups are now underway at Wildcatterâ€™s for bowlers of all ages and skill levels.
For kids and teens, the bowling alleyâ€™s youth mixed league will once again run on Saturday mornings.
Adult leagues available are as follows.
Monday night: Church League-Mixed league play
Tuesday morning: Chatterettes-Women only league
Tuesday night: Metropolitan-Men only league
Wednesday night: Automotive-Men only league; Progressive-Women only league
Thursday night: Sundowners-Mixed league play
Friday night: Easymarks-Mixed league play
After the first weekend of the season, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen have a 3-1 overall record by winning both of their matches on Saturday at the NMMI Tournament in Roswell, N.M.
The Lady Plainsmen opened Saturday getting the win over Ranger Junior College in straight sets 25-22, 25-15, 25-19.
In their final match of the tournament, the Lady Plainsmen had their hands full with South Mountain Community College. However the team pulled out the win in five games 24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 15-11.
The West Texas Comanches opened the 2011 football season with a bang Friday night, notching a 35-6 win over former District foe Gruver Greyhounds. The Tribe did well on both sides of the ball with the offense getting 452 total yards. The defense practically shut down the Hounds, holding them to just 73 total yards of offense. Most of that came on Gruverâ€™s lone touchdown, a 45 yard run in the fourth quarter. The score could have and should have been much worse, but the Comanches had three touchdowns called back on penalties.
The 2011 season started a little rough for the Borger Bulldogs on Friday night at Bulldog Stadium. In front of a good crowd, the Randall Raiders racked up 248 yards and scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to build a 21 point lead in their 35-7 win over Borger.
Raiders junior quarterback Colin Bowen had a big night on the ground and the air as he rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns while connecting with Logan Brittian for an 89 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles had their hands full Friday night with the visiting Golden Wolves of Dalhart.
The first quarter was about working through first game jitters. Dalhart didnâ€™t seem to have any problems moving the ball down the field with the help of Dalhart Senior WR Channing Allen. In the first quarter, Allen received a great pass and ran 70 yards for a touchdown.
Colton Valle, Sanford-Fritchâ€™s All State HM running back from last season, blocked the extra point kickand the quarter ended with Dalhart up 6-0.
ROSWELL, N.M.-On Friday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen opened their 2011 season by splitting their two matches in the NMMI Tournament.
In their morning match, the Lady Plainsmen fell to WJCAC foes NMMI in three games 25-27, 19-25, 22-25.
In the afternoon, the Lady Plainsmen rebounded to defeat Air Force Prep 25-22, 25-15, 25-19.
Day two of the tournament is taking place on Saturday.
Part of Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball recruiting class are three freshmen that are familiar faces for softball fans in Hutchinson County.
Borger natives Kylie Boyd and Trayshia Walker, along with Jill Walker of Fritch, are part of the ten newcomers to the Lady Plainsmen, and each one of them is excited about the opportunity they have in being a part of the program.
On Wednesday afternoon, Randall Raider Head Coach Bryan Wood shared a couple of his thoughts on tonightâ€™s game between his team and the Borger Bulldogs.
Wood is entering his third year as the Raidersâ€™ coach, where he led the team to a 9-3 record last year.
On his approach for the Raiders going into tonight, Wood said, â€śI think every coach has a similar perspective regarding early games. Donâ€™t turn it over, have limited penalties, and win the special teams.â€ť
Tomorrow night officially kicks off the 2011 football season and one of the best match-ups in the Texas Panhandle will take place at Bulldog Stadium. The Canyon Randall Raiders are visiting town to take on the Bulldogs.
Both teams are coming off impressive 2010 campaigns which saw both claiming district titles and advancing three rounds into the playoffs.
Another similarity the teams share is replacing several seniors. However, both programs have good talent coming up that should allow both teams to contend for district titles again.