Archive - Sports Article
September 25th, 2012
The Lady Dawgs played brilliantly in their win over district opponent Dalhart on Tuesday night in Borger. This was the district opener for both teams. The Lady Dawgs won in straight sets, 25-22, 25-22, and 25-19.
Friday night was homecoming for the Borger Bulldogs, and they put on quite a show for the packed stadium against the visiting Dumas Demons. They took the game to overtime, but eventually fell by 7 in a heartbreaker of a loss.
The Frank Phillips Lady Plainsmen prevailed in a thriller of a volleyball match against conference foes the NMMI Broncos. FPC took it to five sets, fought hard, and came out on top.
In the first set, the ladies were up early, but NMMI came back to tie it at 12. A kill from Allison Kieweit put FPC up again, but they fell behind 20-18. NMMI would outscore the ladies 5-2 in the final points to take it 25-20.
Set two began with a lot of errors and the Lady Plainsmen found themselves down 5-2. After being down by 5, FPC tied it at 15 but eventually lost it 25-21.
Most of us marvel at how far Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, and Bubba Watson can hit the golf ball. At the Region 5 Finals held at the Winstar Casino Golf Complex this past weekend, there were over 100 competitors that can hit longer than those three. Shawn Holcomb competed in the Open Class Division on Sunday, September 16th. The weather that morning was not ideal for long drives as it was overcast with a wet fairway and a light rain when the competition started. Thankfully there was not much wind.
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.