Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
Tonight, the Borger Bulldogs (1-4, 10-15 ) and West Texas High Comanches (2-5, 18-10) will try to keep their basketball playoff hopes alive in district action.
The Bulldogs travel north to take on the Dalhart Golden Wolves (4-1, 17-9) in District 1-3A action beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Going into tonight, the Bulldog sit one game behind the Pampa Harvesters for the third playoff spot in the district race with four games to go.
On Thursday morning the University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced the 2012-14 district alignments for football and basketball.
The realignment brings some new district foes for all three Hutchinson County high schools.
In perhaps the worst kept secret in regards to realignment in the area over the past couple of months, Amarillo River Road made the move up to be a part of District 1-3A with Borger, Dalhart, Pampa and Perryton.
On Wednesday morning, three Borger football players officially signed their letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level.
Dustin Clark signed to play for the University of North Texas in Denton, while Terrance Brown and Miles McKinney signed on to play for Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark.
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles jumped off to take the early lead and never gave it up. A lot of heart showed big for these boys, Tuesday night. This was a big win for the Eagles.
Senior Hunter Cunningham came back to lineup after a thumb injury. This addition seemed to boost the Eagles to a much needed win. First quarter had the slump shooting Lynx falling behind the Eagles 8-3 at quarter.
In the second quarter, sophomore Monty Field had big three pointer to spark the crowd and Eagles. Great put-backs by Junior Trey Henry left the Eagles still ahead at half 21-11.
PAMPA-On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs started the second round of District 1-3A play in Pampa taking on longtime rivals the Pampa Harvesters. Borger defeated the Harvesters in overtime in the district opener, so the Bulldogs knew the Harvesters were going to come out ready to even the season series.
After trailing by 20 points with six minutes to go, the Bulldogs caught on fire late to pull to within five points with 2:30 on the clock.
Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles met a tough, ready-to-play Spearman Lynxxettes team at home for a shot tying in first place for district.
But the Lynxxettes werenâ€™t having any of that, from start of the game. The momentum was never in the Lady Eagles favor, starting off trailing after quick 6-0 Spearman run. S
pearman controlled the boards, effectively, which kept Sanford-Fritch from any second shots. A couple of sparks led by Christa White and Jacy Judd wouldnâ€™t be enough to turn the game.
First quarter ended with Sanford-Fritch trailing, 9-16.
PAMPA-On Tuesday evening, the Pampa Lady Harvesters used a big third period to pull away for the 67-41 win over the Borger Lady Bulldogs in District 1-3A play.
The Lady Bulldogs entered the gym, at Pampa High School, determined not to let Pampa run away early for a blowout win like their first meeting in district play.
Over the past couple of months, basketball teams throughout Hutchinson County have hit the hardwood battling for district and conference titles, which has provided several good photo opportunities.
Look under our lifestyles menu on the website toolbar and click on the photo contest option.
Take a peek at the photos and vote on what you think were the best shots from the 2011-12 basketball season.
On Monday evening, the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Varsity Soccer teams opened up District 5-4A soccer play in Amarillo against Palo Duro.
In the boys game, the Bulldogs battled against a tough Dons team to a 1-1 tie. George Sifuentes had the lone Bulldog goal with Lane Newcomb getting the assist.
In the girls game, the Lady Dons defeated the Lady Bulldogs 2-1. Sammie Huckabee scored for the Lady Bulldogs with Brooke Scott getting the assist.
Some losses are easier to take than others and on Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen had to of left the court at the BCAC with a bitter taste in the mouths after losing to the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds, 79-76.
After trailing by ten pints at the 18:42 mark in the second half, the Plainsmen battled hard the next 16 minutes to finally take a one point lead with 1:55 left in the game. Unfortunately, three straight foul calls and two turnovers in the final minute helped the T-Birds escape with the win and send the Plainsmen to 1-4 in WJCAC play.