Archive - Sports Article
September 15th, 2012
The Borger Bulldogs made the long trip down to Midland to take on the defending TAPPS state champs, Midland Christian Mustangs on their home turf. The Bulldogs are 0-2 on the year while the Mustangs are 1-1 starting the contest. These teams have never met before.
The Frank Phillips Lady Plainsmen played their first home game of the season on Monday, September 10th and lost in straight sets. The ladies took on Dodge City Community College out of Kansas. They never could quite get ahead in the first set and lost 25-20. Despite being up 15-13 in the second set, they ended up with another loss 25-22. The third set was off to a quick start as Allison Kiewiet of Dumas had four kills for the Lady Plainsmen to go up 4-1 early. After an ace from K'Lyn Brigance of Bushland, the ladies were down 11-10.
Team Results- 18 teams
1. Pampa- 77
2. Dalhart- 100
3. Sunray- 113
4. Borger- 130
5. Gruver- 144
6. Perryton- 149
Abby Blansett 12:56 6th
Jasmine Rodriguez 13:19 14th
Shania Reeves 13:38 22nd
Tasia Washington 14:08 42nd
Rachel Rickabaugh 14:12 48th
Raven Rubalcaba 14:16 52nd
Shelby Harris 14:43 69th
Team Results- 13 teams
1. Dodge City- 34
2. Perryton- 77
The Borger Bulldogs welcomed the Caprock Longhorns to town with an upset on their minds. Caprock has won the last two meetings between these teams, last year winning 63-49. They put up 70 points last week against Snyder, so the Bulldogs knew coming into the contest that they would have their work cut out for them this week. And boy did they go to work. Between the two teams, 97 points would be scored and 921 yards of offense would be accumulated. Sadly, the Bulldogs came up just three points short to 4A Caprock at Bulldog Stadium.
Borger, West Texas High, and many other panhandle teams competed in the Borger Invitational this past Saturday.
In the middle school girls division, Hallie Harris from Borger finished 6th, Kaleigh Newcomb of Borger finished 32nd, Berklee Hileski of West Texas was 33rd, and Tayland Ratliff of Borger finished 35th. Jazmyn Munn of Borger rounded out the top 40. The Borger girls finished 6th and West Texas was 10th out of 13 teams.
Former Borger High School coach, Jill Rankin Schneider coached the USA Jr. National U17 girls to a gold medal this past Sunday at the FIBA World Championships in Amsterdam,The Netherlands. They went undefeated in the tournament and beat a tough Spain team, 75-62, in the final game.
Schneider has just started her 15th year with Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX. She has been named the district's coach of the year three times, and was chosen as the All-South Plains 4A/5A Coach of the Year by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. She teaches college algebra at Monterey as well.
The Lady Bulldogs officially started their volleyball season Tuesday night in Canyon. They played two state ranked teams in Bushland and Canyon, and lost in straight sets 3-0, 3-0.
Former Borger High School baseball standout Max Lusk has kept himself busy this summer. After graduating last May, Lusk traveled with the West Texas Outlaws and played in various cities including Albuquerque, NM, Dodge City, KS, Lubbock, TX, and Omaha, NE.
Any high school athlete who will be participating in football, volleyball or cross country needs to come by the athletic office and pick up the forms that they will need to have filled out and ready to take to the first day of practice. Forms will be available beginning July 23rd â€“July 26th and July 29th-August 2nd from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Forms need to be picked up in the Athletic office at the high school. ***All athletes must have a physical to be able to participate.
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.