Archive - Mar 2012 - Sports Article
LAS VEGAS, N.M.-On Sunday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen came away with a three game sweep over Luna Community College, 10-3, 13-9, 13-5.
In game one, Janelle Smith set the tone for the Lady Plainsmen by hitting a two-run home run in the first inning. In the sixth inning, Luna scored two runs to make it a 5-3 score. But the Lady Plainsmen responded by scoring five in the top of the seventh inning.
In game two and three the Lady Plainsmen continued to stay hot at the plate, while Cheyenne Ford and Ashley Abair led the team in the pitcherâ€™s circle.
Over the weekend, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen baseball team opened WJCAC play taking on the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds.
The T-Birds are known for having solid pitching and that was evident in the series, as the Plainsmen were held to four runs over four games with the T-Birds winning the series three games to one.
On Saturday, the T-Bird used 15 hits and five Plainsmen errors to get the 12-1 win in the first game of the series.
The 2012 track and field season got underway at the Borger Relays at Bulldog Stadium. The Borger boys and girls teams had a good showing led by Tomaria Embers winning the triple jump and taking second place in the 400m.
On the boys side, the Borger 800m and 1600m relay teams won first place. Finishing in second place was Conner Killough in the 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles, Terrence Brown in the 400m and Jonathan Jeter in the 200m.
On Friday evening, the Borger Bulldogs improved their playoff chances by getting a 3-1 win over the Canyon Eagles in District 5-4A soccer action.
Francisco Ibarra scored two goals and Lane Newcomb scored the third goal for the Bulldogs in the win.
Coming up with assists were Jose Chavez, Christopher Coon, and George Sifuentes.
In girls soccer action, the Borger Lady Bulldogs lost to the Canyon Lady Eagles 0-2.
On Sunday the Borger Bowling Club will take part in the regional bowling tournament at Western Bowl in Amarillo beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The Borger team will join Amarillo High, Caprock and Bushland competing against six teams from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area for a chance to qualify for the state tournament.
The Borger team earned a spot in the regional tournament by beating Randall in a tiebreaker match on Thursday evening, 9-6.
In the head-to-head individual series, Borger defeated Randall 3-2 with Carter Williams, Devan Witt, and Charles Aikens getting wins for Borger.
This weekend the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen (4-11) baseball team will begin WJCAC play hosting the New Mexico Junior College T-Birds (9-3).
The Plainsmen enter conference play struggling at the plate averaging only three runs over the last seven games.
Despite the scoring woes, several Plainsmen have done a good job putting the ball in play, led by Joel Villarreal hitting .341 in 14 games and Cesar Wong and Alfonso Aguilar who are both hitting .300 and have driven in 21 RBIs combined. Nolan Hoskins leads the team in homeruns with two.
The Borger High School Soccer Team t-shirts are now on sale. Two designs are available: one for girls and one for guys.
All shirts are black. The girlsâ€™ logo has soccer written across the chest in a zebra print and outlined in red. It says Borger, Lady Dawgs in red and has two soccer balls flying around the logo. Boysâ€™shirts depict a soccer ball with wings in the middle outlined in red. It reads Borger Soccer outlined in red.
In the first week of the season, the areas of concern for the Borger Bulldogs were errors and giving up too many walks. On Wednesday evening the Bulldogs did a better job in both areas, but the team struggled offensively in their 11-2 loss to the Hereford Whitefaces out at Huber Park.
The Whiteface pitching staff did a good job working the plate limiting the Bulldogs to three hits while striking out 10 batters in the game.
In the top of the second inning, the Whitefaces took a 0-5 lead on a RBI single, a three RBI triple, and a passed ball at home plate.
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles baseball team enters 2012 expecting to have a good season and to compete for a playoff berth in District 1-2A.
In 2011, the Eagles faced several difficult issues on and off the baseball field which took its toll in the win-loss column.
Since last season, the Eagles baseball program is experiencing a fresh start under the leadership of new head coach Adam Watson.
Watson has the luxury of seven lettermen returning from last season, led by Tate Murray, Caleb Manzella, Christian Ward, and Jarred Goodwin.