Archive - Jun 2012 - Sports Article
On Friday morning, Borger ISD Athletic Director Leslie Young announced the hiring of four new coaches who will fill the head coaching positions in four different sports at Borger High School for the 2012-13 school year. The new head coaches include Ron Francis in girlsâ€™ basketball, Mike Hill in volleyball, Kevin Hall in boysâ€™ track, and Amy Hall in girlsâ€™ track. The four coaches were approved for hiring during the Borger ISD School Board meeting on Thursday, June 14th.
In the first two weeks of summer vacation, several Hutchinson County youth golfers have been busy on the links competing in Junior Northern Texas PGA golf tournaments in Amarillo.
West Texas High senior Nathan Forrest continues to establish himself as one of the best young golfers in the Texas Panhandle by taking first place in three events in Amarillo, including the Ryan Palmer Foundation Junior Classic at Tascosa Country Club, the Junior Dr. Pepper Classic at Ross Rogers, and at Comanche Trails in the Boys Age 17 & 18 division.
On Friday evening, Borgerâ€™s Max Lusk will receive the Joe Frank Wheeler Scholarship in a ceremony prior to the Amarillo Sox baseball game against the Gary SouthShore Railcats.
Lusk is a 2012 graduate of Borger High School, where he earned District 1-3A All-District honors as part of the Borger Bulldog baseball and football teams.
On Wednesday, Frank Phillips College Head Menâ€™s Basketball Coach Chris Hackett announced the signing of Nick Barnes and Gary Gladden for the 2012-13 season.
Barnes, an Alabama native, gives the Plainsmen another 6-6 player who Hackett expects to make a big impact on defense. Hackett commented, â€śA wing with incredible athleticism. Plays above the rim, but handles the ball well and shoots the three consistently. He is big for his position and has a lot of length that will cause a lot of problems defensively.â€ť
The Amarillo Venom will be hosting a football camp on June 16th sponsored by Education Credit Union. All kids from 2nd to 8th grade are invited out to work on their football skills with the Venom players and coaches.
Every participant will get a FREE ticket to the June 16th game, a t-shirt, the opportunity to come down on the field during the pregame show and much more!
Camp participants can register early for $40 at govenom.com or call the Venom office at 806-350-7277. Registration the day of the camp will be $50. Limited camp space available so register today!
On June 30th seven individuals will be inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame during â€śCollege Baseballâ€™s Night of Championsâ€ť in Lubbock at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center theater beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The 2012 Hall of Fame class will be headlined by Georgia Tech and Boston Red Sox great Nomar Garciaparra, Rice coach Wayne Graham and St. Louis Cardinals legend Lou Brock. The other four inductees include Ed Cheff, Tim Jorgensen, Frank Sancet, and Brad Wilkerson.
A Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network Bowling tournament is being held this Sunday.
Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network helps as many children as possible by raising funds for childrenâ€™s hospitals and keeping funds in the community in which they were raised to help them.
The organization was founded by Marie Osmond and her family, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake.
According to Veronica Young of the Borger Wal-Mart, this event is to raise money for the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network out of BSA Hospital.
On Tuesday afternoon, Borger ISD Superintendent Chance Welch informed the Borger News Herald that Steve Ribera is resigning as the head baseball coach at Borger High School in order to take a similar position at Lubbock High School.
Ribera just finished his second season leading the Bulldogs, where the team won the District 1-3A title and reached the 3A Regional Quarterfinals in 2011 and qualified for post-season play in 2012 by finishing in second place in District 1-3A.
Ribera replaces Freddie Tobias, who resigned on May 14 after six seasons with the Westerners.
**Reprinted courtesy of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Originally ran on Monday, June 4th
WOODROW â€” The final play of the Greater West Texas Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A-4A all-star game, played Sunday at Cooper, certainly wonâ€™t be stored among baseballâ€™s greatest highlights.
A simple putout at first base to end a lopsided exhibition game isnâ€™t the sort of sequence that will have Cooperstown calling to collect the details. But then you discover the story of the player who grasped that final, seemingly meaningless, out in his glove, and the play becomes pretty incredible after all.
This past weekend, three Hutchinson County baseball players were in Lubbock to take part in the Greater West Texas Baseball Coaches Association (GWTBCA) All-Star games at Pirate Field at Lubbock Cooper High School.
2012 Borger High School graduates Max Lusk and Chayse Tracy competed on the 3A/4A East All-Star squad, while 2012 Sanford-Fritch High School grade Tate Murray was part of the 1A/2A/TAPPS North team.