Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
The Borger Bulldogs Boysâ€™ Basketball Camp is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 4th through Thursday, June 7th at Tex Hanna Gym.
The camp is open to boys entering the second grade through ninth grade and cost $50.00 per player. Each additional child per family will be charged only $40.00.
The camp for boys entering the 2nd-5th grade will take place from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and the camp for boys entering the 6th-9th grade will take place from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Learning how to shoot with the left hand, handling the ball with more confidence and learning how to work with others as part of a team are just a couple of the skills campers are learning this week at the Frank Phillips College Boys Basketball Camp at the BCAC.
The FPC Menâ€™s Basketball program has passed on running a camp in recent years, due to low turnout and transition between coaches. So when FPC Head Menâ€™s Basketball Coach Chris Hackett made plans to host a camp this year, there was some uncertainty on what kind of response there would be.
On Thursday, Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Head Basketball Coach Chris Hackett announced the signing of four players to his roster for the 2012-13 season.
Hackett will enter the fall with the luxury of having seven players returning from last yearâ€™s squad. Each of the seven contributed greatly to the team, but of the seven, Demetris LaFontant and Alex Zivkovic are the only ones returning with post experience in the paint.
Hopefully, the announced signings by Hackett will provide depth under the basket with the signing of 6-9 Juri Todorovic, 6-7 Keâ€™Andre Stanton, and 6-7 Reger Baker.
Earlier this month, Will Paulsell, a 2011 Borger High School graduate, received second team All-American golf honors as a freshman at Garden City Community College in Kansas.
At the NJCAA Division III National Championships in Newton, Kan., Paulsell shot a 9-over 297 to finish in 10th place overall after tiebreakers.
Paulsell is the first golfer from Garden City CC to receive All-American honors since the school resurrected its golf program in May of 2011.
Lusk receives T.E. Ward Award
Borger High School senior Max Lusk was selected as the 2011-12 recipient of the T.E. Ward Award.
Qualifications to be nominated for the award include being an outstanding senior male athlete, exemplify the highest moral character, behavior and leadership; regulate his actions at all times so that he will be a credit to the team, school, and community; and display good sportsmanship at all times by being modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
The Panhandle Team Penners Association (PTPA) is hosting a RSNC Ranch Sorting competition at the Frank Phillips College Rodeo Arena on Saturday, June 2nd.
Events will get underway at 8:30 a.m. with competition to take place in eight different classes, including youth class, all levels handicap, #13 HC, #10 HC, #10 HC Masters, #11 Rookie HC w/2 cap on sorter, #8 HC and #4 class.
Entry fees are $20 for the youth class, $25 for the #4 class, and $35 for the other divisions.
This Saturday, movie action stars Ernie Reyes Jr. and Carmichael Simon will be making an appearance at American Karate Studios from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This past Saturday, former longtime Borger High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Duane Hunt was honored as part of the 2012 class entering the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame banquet ceremony took place in San Antonio, during the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) clinic.
Hunt spent 23 seasons coaching the Bulldogs where he had a 507-206 record, which included two state runner-up finishes in the late 1970â€™s. During his 26-year coaching career he took three teams to the state tournament and had a 548-236 overall record.
Borger High School junior Aaron McKee will compete in the Texas High School State Finals Rodeo in June after becoming the Tri-State and Region One Bull Riding Champion.
Earlier this month, McKee won the region bull riding title at the Tri-State High School Rodeo in Vernon, with the competition drawing over 200 competitors from around West Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
The State Finals Rodeo will take place in Abilene the week of June 10-17th, drawing over 500 competitors from throughout Texas.
Seven Borger Lady Bulldogs softball players received District 1-3A All-District honors for their play on the field during the 2012 season.
Senior shortstop Alex Lopez received District 1-3A MVP honors with Pampa junior Bailey Beck.
Three Borger sophomores were named Second Team All-District, which includes pitcher Taylor Hickman, first baseman Katie Ammerman, and outfielder Kyla Baker.
Receiving honorable mention honors were junior catcher Payden Dompe, junior third baseman Taryn â€śTootieâ€ť Karins, and senior second baseman Dakota Karins.
2012 District 1-3A All-District Team