Archive - Jan 2012 - Sports Article
Tonight, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will look to get into the WJCAC win column against South Plains College (SPC) at the BCAC.
In the womenâ€™s game, FPC hopes to snap a seven game losing streak against a SPC team that has struggled this season and currently holds a 3-15 record.
In the menâ€™s game, the Plainsmen will take on their second top 10 team in a week, as SPC enters tonight with a #2 ranking and a 17-0 record.
The womenâ€™s game will tip off at 5:45 p.m. followed by the men at around 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday morning, Borger High School senior Miles McKinney verbally committed to play collegiate football for the Henderson State University Reddies.
McKinney was a three year letterman for the Borger Bulldogs, where he was a First Team District 1-3A selection at linebacker for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
In the 2011 season, McKinney was a part of 159 tackles, 87 solo tackles, and played a key role in a Bulldog defense that allowed just 905 rushing yards.
McKinney also played tight end for the Bulldogs.
Over the weekend, the Borger Lady Bulldog soccer team took part in the United Invitational Tournament in Wichita Falls, competing against some of the better soccer teams in the state.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the tournament on Friday, losing to Wichita Falls High School 4-0 and Kennedale 5-0.
On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs came away with a big win over Wichita Falls Hirshi 6-1, but finished the tournament with a 4-0 loss against Wichita Falls Rider.
Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen sophomore setter Grecia Rivera has signed on to join the Wayland Baptist University Lady Pioneers volleyball team.
The Chihuahua, Mexico native joined the Lady Plainsmen before the 2011 season and established herself as one of the best setters in the country in the JUCO ranks, earning WJCAC All-Conference honors.
On Thursday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen found themselves on the losing end in their WJCAC games with Western Texas College in Snyder.
(Men) Western Texas College 85 Frank Phillips College 77
The Plainsmen started the game playing well and owning a 34-31 lead at halftime. But Western Texas rallied in the second half at home to pull away for the win.
Ronald Scott led the Plainsmen in scoring with 23 points, followed by Taquan McDew with 15 and Akeem Johnson with 12 points along with nine rebounds.
On Friday night, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles matched up well against a quick, athletic Amarillo Highland Park Hornets team. The Hornets are a fast paced, no structure team that loves to run the court and Sanford-Fritch stayed right with them for the entire night.
Despite some interesting officiating, Sanford-Fritch showed some moments of good basketball.
Highland Park started off on quick run, capitalizing on every turnover. Coach Simmons finally used a timeout to stop Highland Park momentum with only 1:40 left and a 16-8 score in first quarter.
The West Texas Lady Comanches were still looking for their first District win last night as they hosted the Lady Elks from Stratford. They put up a good fight, but they finished the first half of District without a win, falling to Stratford 29-25 in a low scoring contest.
Neither team started the game strong as the first quarter ended with both teams posting 4 points.
On Friday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles travelled to Amarillo to play Highland Park Lady Hornets.
The same Lady Eagle team that has been playing these past weeks didnâ€™t show on this bus. The Lady Eagles found themselves playing the same type game and tempo as the Lady Hornets. Too many turnovers and missed shots would have cost them the game against any other team.
At the end first quarter, the Lady Eagles were ahead only by the score 11-8.
On Friday night, the Borger Bulldogs improved to 1-1 in District 1-3A play by knocking off their rival the Pampa Harvesters 50-45 in overtime at Tex Hanna Gym during â€śPink Outâ€ť night.
The game had everything a fan on both sides of the gym could ask for in a rival game, including seven ties and seven lead changes, as both teams came out playing hard in order to crack the district win column.
On Friday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs came out and proved they are a lot better team than the one that fell to the Pampa Lady Harvesters in the District 1-3A opener by 48 points on January 10th.
Unfortunately, the Lady Harvesters left Tex Hanna Gym with their second win over the Lady Bulldogs in district play, due to a steal and a quick basket in the final three seconds to give Pampa the 40-38 win.
The Lady Bulldogs had a solid night shooting from the floor hitting 16/31 shots and did a solid job defensively led by sophomore McKenzie Loftis who had seven steals in the game.