Archive - Mar 2012 - Sports Article
On Monday evening, the West Texas High Comanches and the Dalhart Golden Wolves squared off in non-district action in Dalhart, with the Wolves pulling out a 15-14 win.
The Comanches took the early lead by scoring six runs in the first two innings. But West Texas would not keep the lead for long, as the Wolves racked up nine runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 6-9 lead.
While the 2012 season is in full swing, Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen Head Softball Coach Lucas Grider has been busy preparing for the future with the signing of four players for the 2012-13 season.
Two of the players signed by Grider come from the Houston area, while the other two players will come to Borger from Canada and England.
This afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs (2-8) will host the Bushland Falcons (7-1) in their final non-district contest beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Huber Park.
The Bulldogs enter Tuesdayâ€™s game snapping a seven-game losing streak on Friday by splitting their series with the Amarillo River Road Wildcats. But the split showed the Bulldogs are still trying to find the right working mix on the pitcherâ€™s mound and in the field, after giving up 30 runs in the two games.
The wind, the dirt, and the Sanford Fritch Eagles swept into Stinnett Saturday and handily took care of the Comanches in both games of a non-District double header. SF won the first game in seven innings 15-4 and run ruled the Tribe in five innings in a football score 31-7. The wind was definitely a factor causing fielders to misjudge fly balls, a hitterâ€™s dream and outfielderâ€™s nightmare. The Comanches also had several players missing due to another school function. Many of the Eaglesâ€™ runs were off WT High errors and unearned.
This past weekend was not a fun one for the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball team. After losing two games to Otero Junior College in Colorado on Friday, the Lady Plainsmen made the trip to Snyder where Western Texas College got the sweep 11-1 and 10-4 in WJCAC play.
In game one, Western Texas never surrendered the lead after the third inning, scoring three runs on an RBI double by Taylor Gillette, an RBI single by Christen Miller, and a wild pitch.
Western Texas piled on three more runs in the bottom of the fourth.
On Friday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs controlled their playoff destiny in their District 5-4A finale against the Dumas Lady Demons. With the Lady Bulldogs holding a .5 point lead over Pampa for the final district playoff berth, a Borger win would seal the deal and send the team into the playoffs for the fifth year in a row. But a tie or loss to Dumas meant the team would be scoreboard watching the game between Canyon and Pampa on Saturday.
AMARILLO-Despite giving up a total of 30 runs on the day, the Borger Bulldogs were able to leave Amarillo splitting their doubleheader with the River Road Wildcats, winning game one 19-15 and losing the second game 15-5.
On Friday evening, the Borger Bulldogs wrapped up the 2012 season with a 3-0 loss to the Dumas Demons. The Bulldogs end District 5-4A play with a 2-8-2 district record. Borger senior Jose Chavez (pictured) prepares to send the ball up the field in the first half on Friday evening.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Tonight the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs varsity soccer teams will play their final home games of the 2012 season hosting Dumas.
The Lady Bulldogs and the Dumas Lady Demons will start at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Bulldogs and Dumas Demons at 7:00 p.m.
A win by the Lady Bulldogs will allow the team to clinch the final District 5-4A playoff spot.
Between games, the senior players on both Borger teams will be honored for their hard work and committment to the Borger High School Soccer program.
District 5-4A Girls standings
Randall 12-0-0 12 pts
Caprock 6-3-3 7.5 pts
On Wednesday afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs traveled to Lubbock for a two game series with traditional West Texas 3A power, the Lubbock Estacado Matadors.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs ended up on the losing end on both games as the Matadors won game one, 3-2, and game two, 11-1.
In game one, senior lefty Chayse Tracy pitched a good game, limiting the Matadors to only three runs. But the Bulldogs struggled to get much going offensively. Borger junior Kota Dillard hit a single which set up senior Max Lusk to hit a two run home run for the Bulldogsâ€™ two runs in the game.