Archive - Feb 2012 - Sports Article
On Tuesday afternoon, the Dumas Demons scored 18 runs in the final three innings to get a 21-6 win over the Borger Bulldogs in the 2012 season opener at Huber Park.
The mixture of six errors and nine walks, to go along with 16 Demon hits, proved to be a costly combination for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs got off to a solid start in the first inning, with senior pitcher Garth Payton striking out all three batters in the top of the inning. Ben Sharp gave Borger a 1-0 on fielderâ€™s choice in the bottom of the first inning.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to get the comeback win over the Garden City Community College Roughriders, 7-5.
The Roughriders started the game with Desmond Roberts hitting a lead-off triple followed by Brad Michaleski hitting an RBI single to make it a 0-1 score.
The Roughriders added one more run in the top of the first inning on a RBI single by Zac Baldini to give them a 0-2 lead.
On Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen opened their game with the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Broncos building a 16-2 lead by the 15:10 mark. But shooting woes and losing the rebound battle, in the final 12 minutes of the first half, allowed NMMI to comeback to take the lead and force the Plainsmen to play catch up throughout the second half, as NMMI got the 99-88 win in WJCAC play.
There are some teams in basketball who live or die by the three point shot and on Monday evening the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen were a team that was playing with that mindset. At the BCAC, Lady Plainsmen was a team who used the three point shot to carry them to an 84-64 win over the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs in non-conference action.
The Lady Plainsmen were an on fire team from outside nailing 16 three-pointers in the game, including 11 in the first half.
The Clarendon College Bulldog Basketball Teams are making a return to compete in the toughest junior college conference in the nation next year.
â€śAfter approval from the National Junior College Athletic Association as well as the Western Junior College Athletic Conference, and with final approval from the Clarendon College Board of Regents, the basketball programs will move to NJCAA Division I competition starting next year,â€ť CC Athletic Director John Green said. â€śI am thrilled we are making this move back into DI status.â€ť
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will hit the basketball court at the BCAC for a doubleheader. The Lady Plainsmen will host Clarendon College at 5:30 p.m. The Plainsmen will host NMMI in WJCAC action at 7:30 p.m.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs officially begin the 2012 baseball season by hosting the Dumas Demons beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Huber Park.
The Bulldogs enter the season coming off an impressive 2011 campaign, where the team won the District 1-3A title and advanced to the Regional-Quarterfinals where they fell to Lubbock Cooper.
The Bulldogs lost several big bats and pitching arms from last yearâ€™s team, but the cupboard is not bare for Bulldog Head Coach Steve Ribera, who is entering his second year as the teamâ€™s head coach.
On Sunday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen hosted Western Nebraska Community College in a non-conference doubleheader.
Western Nebraska left Borger winning both games 12-5 and 11-4, to drop the Lady Plainsmen to 1-7 and the team will next travel to Tishomingo, Okla., this weekend to take part in a tournament.
(Game One) Western Nebraska 12 Frank Phillips 5
FPC freshman Lucinda Ponce had a good game at the plate hitting a homerun in the second inning and racking up three RBIâ€™s.
But Western Nebraska used a 12 run third inning to pull away for the win.
From the Borger Country Club on Friday
Team scores: 1. Amarillo High 333 2. Randall 362 3. Borger Red 370 4. Hereford 381 5. Plainview 392 6. Dumas 403 7. Pampa 411 8. Amarillo Palo Duro 424 9. Borger White 436 10. Amarillo Tascosa 437 11. Borger Black 445 12. Amarillo River Road 484 13. Amarillo Caprock 494
Top six individual: 1. Lindsay Sames, Amarillo High 77; 2.(tie) Hali Escobedo, Amarillo High and Katie Barrera, Amarillo High 81; 4. Trinity McCarthy, Borger 83; 5. Chelsea Burney, Randall 85; 6. Haley Raymond, Plainview 86.
On Friday afternoon, the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers made the trip from Altus, Okla., to take on the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen in a two game series.
Both games saw good efforts from both teams, but Western Oklahoma had a few more breaks go their way to take both games 6-3 and 8-2.
(Game One) Western Oklahoma 6 Frank Phillips 3