Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
Please join the Borger High School faculty and students for a Soccer Commitment Reception on May 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Borger High School Foyer (in front of the Auditorium) for Kaleen Dean, George Sifuentes and Francisco â€śPacoâ€ť Ibarra.
Kaleen Dean will attend Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX and play soccer for the Mountaineers.
George Sifuentes will attend the University of Dallas in Irving, TX where he will play soccer. Francisco â€śPacoâ€ť Ibarra plans to attend college and play soccer but at this time his college of choice is undecided.
FPC Boyâ€™s Basketball Camp scheduled
Frank Phillips College Menâ€™s Head Basketball Coach Chris Hackett will be hosting a boyâ€™s basketball camp on Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 1st at the BCAC.
The camp is open to boys ages 7-17 and is scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. each day.
In the camp, Hackett and the FPC Coaching Staff will focus on fundamentals including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, defense, and individual offense.
The camp will also feature 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5 leagues, daily competitions, and camp prizes and certificates.
West Texas High Comanche Senior Colin Coleman will set his sights on medaling this weekend, in the State Track Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas at Austin. Coleman has been sitting among the areaâ€™s best on the Amarillo Globe News Track Honor Roll for most of the track season. Colin is a long jumper for the Comanches, and he was also a running back on the varsity football team.
Two Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball players received All-Conference honors this week for their play during the 2012 season.
FPC freshman infielder Lucinda Ponce was named First Team All-Conference and All-Region after hitting .404 with 15 doubles and 10 home runs with 36 RBIs.
FPC sophomore outfielder Janelle Smith was named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference team. Smith had a .354 batting average with eight doubles, and three home runs with 33 RBIs.
One of the things that separates junior college athletics from what can be found at universities is the high amount of turnaround teams tend to see from one year to the next. In recent years, the high turnover trend was alive and well in the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Menâ€™s Basketball program where having just two or three players turning from the previous season seemed to be the norm.
However, the Plainsmen appear to be breaking the trend, as eight players have signed letter of intents to return to Frank Phillips College, including all five starters from the 2011-12 squad.
On Monday morning, Sanford-Fritch High School senior Logan Jameson signed a letter of intent to join the Clarendon College Menâ€™s Golf team.
Jameson had a good 2012 spring season which included qualifying for the 2A Region I Golf Tournament where he shot a 90-90-180.
Jameson joins a Bulldog golf team that qualified for this yearâ€™s NJCAA National Championships Golf Tournament in itsâ€™ first year of play.
The Bulldogs Menâ€™s Golf team is under the direction of Clarendon College Athletic Director and Golf Coach John Green.
Two weeks have passed since Rusty Purser made the official announcement he was stepping down as the Borger Athletic Director and Head Football Coach in order to take the same positions at Taylor ISD near Austin.
During that time, Borger ISD Superintendent Chance Welch said as of Thursday, May 3rd, the school district had received around 45 applicants expressing interest in the Borger AD and Head Football positions, with interviews tentatively to start taking place next week starting on Monday, May 14th.
On Friday, West Texas High junior Nathan Forrest took 11th place in the Class 1A Boys State Golf Tournament held at the Lionâ€™s Golf Course in Austin.
Forrest shot a two day score of 81-84-165, finishing just five strokes from cracking the top ten.
Jackson Latimer of Martinâ€™s Mill won the boys title shooting 72-74-146.
On Saturday, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen baseball team wrapped up the 2012 season with a pair of losses to the #9 Howard College Red Hawks 11-1 and 10-0.
In game one on Saturday, Howardâ€™s Clayton Crum had a good outing on the pitcherâ€™s mound by getting the win and limiting the Plainsmen to two hits. At the plate, Howard scored at least one run in every inning.
Chance Harlen had a double for the Plainsmen, while Andrew Landin drove in the lone Plainsmen run.
Zach Johnson got the loss on the mound for the Plainsmen.
West Texas High was in a must win situation Friday afternoon in Canyon.
Facing Lockney for game two of a best of three series, the Comanches played a much better game than the first one, but they fell a little short, losing 10-8 and bowing out of the baseball postseason.
Errors still plagued the Tribe as they were charged with seven. The team played on turf, which could have caused some of the problems.
Jess Shields pitched 3 and 1/2 innings and had 3 strike outs, walked 1, and allowed 8 runs, just one was earned.