Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
On Monday, Borger High School senior Ty Brown verbally committed to play collegiate football for the Henderson State University Reddies in Arkadelphia, Ark.
Brown will make the second Borger Bulldog to commit to the university this week, after teammate Miles McKinney committed to Henderson State on Sunday.
In 2011, Brown established himself as one of the best running backs in West Texas by rushing for over 1200 yards with 15 touchdowns and earn District 1-3A Offensive MVP honors, despite missing over three games due to a leg injury.
On Tuesday evening, the Amarillo High Lady Sandies defeated the Borger Lady Bulldogs 1-0 in a game that would be called at the 25th minute in the second half due to lightning.
The Lady Bulldogs will return to action in Amarillo on Monday, January 30th in their district opener against Amarillo Palo Duro.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs dropped to 1-2 in District 1-3A play by losing to the Dalhart Golden Wolves 58-32 at Tex Hanna Gym.
The Bulldogs struggled to take care of the ball leading to the team committing 26 turnovers. The Wolves took advantage of those Borger miscues by scoring 16 points directly off turnovers, including eight points in the third period, to help Dalhart build a 13 point lead going into the fourth period.
The Bulldogs got off to a good start in the game taking an early 4-0 lead off of baskets by Tyrell Haynes and Jamon Hearon.
On Tuesday evening, the Dalhart Lady Wolves used a fast start to get the 68-38 over the Borger Lady Bulldogs in District 1-3A action at Tex Hanna Gym.
The Lady Bulldogs struggled offensively in the first period by going 1/10 from the floor and not getting on the scoreboard until Vanessa Jones hit two free throws at the 2:45 mark.
Unfortunately the same couldnâ€™t be said for Dalhart, as the the Lady Wolves used fast break opportunities and two three pointers to build a 5-21 lead by the end of the first period.
Tonight the Dalhart Golden Wolves travel to Tex Hanna Gym to take on the Borger Bulldogs with second place in the District 1-3A standings on the line through the first round of district play.
In the first week of District 1-3A on the boys side, all four games between the four district teams have been close with a few breaks determining the outcome.
Both the Bulldogs and Wolves own overtime wins over Pampa and close losses to Perryton, who currently is the district leader with a 2-0 mark.
The boys game is scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m.
On Monday evening, the #2 South Plains College Texans got off to a fast start in their 101-78 win over the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen in WJCAC action at the BCAC.
The Texans entered Monday with a perfect 17-0 record and proved to be team that knows how to capitalize on their opponentâ€™s turnovers and have the ability to shoot a high percentage from the floor.
The Plainsmen got off to solid start with Ronald Scott scoring five straight points, along with Akeem Johnson and Mike Evans putting points on the scoreboard to play to a 9-10 score by the 15:55 mark of the first half.
On Monday evening, nearly perfect free throw shooting and controlling the boards on both ends of the floor helped the South Plains College Lady Texans defeat the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen 71-54 at the BCAC.
The Lady Texans out rebounded the Lady Plainsmen 48-24, giving South Plains the opportunities for several second change scoring opportunities and limiting Frank Phillips shot attempts on the other end of the floor.
At the free throw line, the Lady Texans nailed 24 of 28 attempts compared to Frank Phillips going 5 of 14 in the game.
Tonight, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will look to get into the WJCAC win column against South Plains College (SPC) at the BCAC.
In the womenâ€™s game, FPC hopes to snap a seven game losing streak against a SPC team that has struggled this season and currently holds a 3-15 record.
In the menâ€™s game, the Plainsmen will take on their second top 10 team in a week, as SPC enters tonight with a #2 ranking and a 17-0 record.
The womenâ€™s game will tip off at 5:45 p.m. followed by the men at around 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday morning, Borger High School senior Miles McKinney verbally committed to play collegiate football for the Henderson State University Reddies.
McKinney was a three year letterman for the Borger Bulldogs, where he was a First Team District 1-3A selection at linebacker for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
In the 2011 season, McKinney was a part of 159 tackles, 87 solo tackles, and played a key role in a Bulldog defense that allowed just 905 rushing yards.
McKinney also played tight end for the Bulldogs.
Over the weekend, the Borger Lady Bulldog soccer team took part in the United Invitational Tournament in Wichita Falls, competing against some of the better soccer teams in the state.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the tournament on Friday, losing to Wichita Falls High School 4-0 and Kennedale 5-0.
On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs came away with a big win over Wichita Falls Hirshi 6-1, but finished the tournament with a 4-0 loss against Wichita Falls Rider.