Archive - Feb 2012 - Sports Article
In 2011, the Frank Philips College Lady Plainsmen softball team reached a milestone for the program in qualifying for the Region V Tournament for the first time in school history.
Due to having seven returning sophomores, a promising group of freshmen, and a good-looking field, it should come as no surprise that Lady Plainsmen Head Softball Coach Lucas Grider and Assistant Coach Katrin Florence have a good sense of optimism for what is in score for the 2012 season.
There is no question the Borger vs Pampa rivalry has a history almost like no other in the Texas Panhandle. But Borger Bulldog fans who have watched Borger teams compete in Class 3A over the past decade, understand there is something about losing to the Perryton Rangers that a times seem to sting a little more than to losing to the green and gold.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs were fighting for their playoff lives in their final home game of the season against the Perryton Rangers.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs wrapped up their 2011-12 season with a 40-15 loss to the Perryton Rangerettes at Tex Hanna Gym.
Seniors Holly Jones, Vanessa Jones, and DevAnn Jackson took to the court for the last time as Lady Bulldogs with the trio combining for six rebounds and two points in the game.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the game playing the district leading Rangerettes tough with freshman Tiffanie Prater hitting a three pointer while Emma Wood did a good job near the basket.
After trailing by 19 points with eight minutes to go, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen put together a couple of late runs to get to within ten with three minutes remaining. Unfortunately, a comeback wasnâ€™t meant to be as the Howard College Red Hawks did a good job at the free throw line in the final minute to hang on for a 68-55 win in WJCAC action.
The Red Hawks appeared to be on the verge of taking control of the game early by building a 17-28 lead with just over three minutes to go in the first half.
After playing to a 30-30 tie at halftime, the Howard College Lady Red Hawks used a 17-2 run to start the second half to defeat the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen 65-49 in WJCAC action.
The Lady Plainsmen were deadly from behind the three point line in the first half, nailing six three pointers. But in the second half, the outside shots cooled off for Frank Phillips, while the Lady Hawks took advantage of second change scoring opportunities of off offensive rebounds to start pulling away for the win.
On Friday. the Borger Varsity Tennis Team competed in Amarillo in the Palo Duro Tournament against most of the 4A teams in the region and held their own really well.
Winning the consolation brackets were: Alix Whitworth and Abbie Madden in Mixed Doubles, and Ariel Sanders in Girls Singles.
In the girls doubles the team of Lindsey Murley and Casandra Fonseca won their bracket.
In mixed doubles, the team of Britt Snipes and Jared Anderson won their first and second round matches before losing in the semi-finals to the tournament champion team from Randall High School.
On Friday, Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen Head Volleyball Coach Ashley Dyer signed Dumas outside hitter Allison Kiewiet at the BCAC.
Kiewiet was a four-year letterman for a successful Dumas volleyball team, averaging 17 kills and four blocks per match.
On Saturday, the District 5 wrestling meet was held at Tex Hanna Gym here in Borger.
Over the past several years, Dumas has established themselves as the team to beat for the district title, and that was the case again, as the Demons won the tournament with 156 points.
The young Borger wrestling team finished the tournament in sixth place.
Junior Dustin Tucker earned a trip to the regional meet by fnishing the tournament in second place in the 220 weight class, falling to Sergio Perez of Dumas 7-3 in the championship match.
On Friday evening, the Borger Bulldogs came away with a big 7-1 win over the Pampa Harvesters, while the Borger Lady Bulldogs and Pampa Lady Harvesters played to a 1-1 tie in District 5-4A soccer action.
(Boys) Borger 7 Pampa 1
The Bulldogs dominated the Harvesters with five Borger players putting goals into the net. Borger goalkeeper Alberto Rangel had a good game coming up with five saves.
The Bulldogs are 1-0-1 in district play
DALHART-On Friday evening, the Dalhart Golden Wolves used a 12-1 run to end the third period helping them to pull away for the 65-37 win over the Borger Bulldogs in District 1-3A play.
Despite the Bulldogsâ€™ having a combination of a 26% shooting percentage and 24 turnovers, Borger was only down by seven points with about 3:00 minutes to go in the third period. However, nine of the teamâ€™s turnovers took place in the fourth period leading to the Wolves outscoring Borger 23-11 in the final eight minutes.