Archive - Jan 2012 - Sports Article
Over the past couple of months, basketball teams throughout Hutchinson County have hit the hardwood battling for district and conference titles, which has provided several good photo opportunities.
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On Monday evening, the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Varsity Soccer teams opened up District 5-4A soccer play in Amarillo against Palo Duro.
In the boys game, the Bulldogs battled against a tough Dons team to a 1-1 tie. George Sifuentes had the lone Bulldog goal with Lane Newcomb getting the assist.
In the girls game, the Lady Dons defeated the Lady Bulldogs 2-1. Sammie Huckabee scored for the Lady Bulldogs with Brooke Scott getting the assist.
Some losses are easier to take than others and on Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen had to of left the court at the BCAC with a bitter taste in the mouths after losing to the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds, 79-76.
After trailing by ten pints at the 18:42 mark in the second half, the Plainsmen battled hard the next 16 minutes to finally take a one point lead with 1:55 left in the game. Unfortunately, three straight foul calls and two turnovers in the final minute helped the T-Birds escape with the win and send the Plainsmen to 1-4 in WJCAC play.
On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen put up a good fight in the second half against conference leaders New Mexico Junior College. But the Lady T-Birds were able to pull out the 64-49 win over the Lady Plainsmen in WJCAC play at the BCAC.
The Lady T-Birds opened the game taking a 3-11 lead by the 12:54 mark of the first half. But the Lady Plainsmen crawled back into the game, led by LaChrista Nash scoring seven first half points and Laura Martinez nailing two three pointers, to get to within two points at the 7:20 mark, 18-20.
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will host the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds and Lady Thunderbirds in a WJCAC doubleheader at the BCAC.
The womenâ€™s game will tip off at 5:45 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.
Over the past five years, the Plainsmen vs T-Birds matchup has provided some of the most entertaining WJCAC games of the season, with the Plainsmen winning both games in conference play in 2009-10 and the T-Birds winning both games last season.
On Friday, former longtime Borger High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Duane Hunt was selected to be among the 2012 class entering the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Hunt spent 23 seasons coaching the Bulldogs where he had a 507-206 record, which included two state runner-up finishes in the late 1970â€™s. During his 26-year coaching career he took three teams to the state tournament and had a 548-236 overall record.
Hunt graduated from Oklahoma City University where he played for Coach Abe Lemons.
On Saturday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen baseball team won the final two games in their four game series with Luna Community College, 15-5 and 7-6.
In game one on Saturday, Luna appeared to be on their way to getting the win by holding a 5-0 lead through four innings. But in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Plainsmen bats came alive to bring in 14 runs, leading to the team getting the run-rule win after six innings.
Plainsmen sophomore infielder Cesar Wong had a big game, hitting two doubles and collecting six RBIâ€™s.
On Friday evening, the Perryton Rangers improved to 3-1 in District 1-3A play by defeating the Borger Bulldogs 76-49 in Perryton.
Over the years, Perryton seems to be one place in the Texas Panhandle where it feels like the home team really does benefit from having home field advantage in a contest Some can argue that was the case again Friday night, as the Rangers were able to get to the foul line 37 times compared to the Bulldogs 10 free throw attempts.
The West Texas Comanches have lost their last two games at the free throw line. The last game was lack of visits to the line vs many for the other team, and last night was close to being a rerun. The game was close from the tip off with fourteen lead changes and the score was tied four times. In the fourth quarter, the Comanches were trailing by two, when several â€śmissed callsâ€ť by the officials and a technical foul on WTâ€™s coach for voicing his opinion about the accuracy of the calls. After the â€śTâ€ť, the team was forced to foul to stop the clock.
(Girls) Sanford-Fritch 53 Amarillo River Road 43
On Friday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles took one step closer to clinching a playoff berth by beating the Amarillo River Road Lady Wildcats 53-43 in Amarillo.
The Lady Wildcats started the game tough in the first period by playing to a 13-13 tie with Sanford-Fritch.
But the Lady Eagles got some separation in the second period and forced River Road to play catch up the remainder of the game.