Archive - Sports Article
June 6th, 2012
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.
Borger High School 2012 graduate Dustin Clark will participate in the 75th annual Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl all-star game on Saturday, June 9th at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.
Clark had an impressive football career for the Borger Bulldogs as a defensive end, where he was selected as the District 1-3A Defensive MVP and earned All-State honors by the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA).
Back in February, Clark signed a letter of intent to play football for the University of North Texas in Denton.
The Borger Bulldogs Boysâ€™ Basketball Camp is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 4th through Thursday, June 7th at Tex Hanna Gym.
The camp is open to boys entering the second grade through ninth grade and cost $50.00 per player. Each additional child per family will be charged only $40.00.
The camp for boys entering the 2nd-5th grade will take place from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and the camp for boys entering the 6th-9th grade will take place from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Learning how to shoot with the left hand, handling the ball with more confidence and learning how to work with others as part of a team are just a couple of the skills campers are learning this week at the Frank Phillips College Boys Basketball Camp at the BCAC.
The FPC Menâ€™s Basketball program has passed on running a camp in recent years, due to low turnout and transition between coaches. So when FPC Head Menâ€™s Basketball Coach Chris Hackett made plans to host a camp this year, there was some uncertainty on what kind of response there would be.
On Thursday, Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Head Basketball Coach Chris Hackett announced the signing of four players to his roster for the 2012-13 season.
Hackett will enter the fall with the luxury of having seven players returning from last yearâ€™s squad. Each of the seven contributed greatly to the team, but of the seven, Demetris LaFontant and Alex Zivkovic are the only ones returning with post experience in the paint.
Hopefully, the announced signings by Hackett will provide depth under the basket with the signing of 6-9 Juri Todorovic, 6-7 Keâ€™Andre Stanton, and 6-7 Reger Baker.
Earlier this month, Will Paulsell, a 2011 Borger High School graduate, received second team All-American golf honors as a freshman at Garden City Community College in Kansas.
At the NJCAA Division III National Championships in Newton, Kan., Paulsell shot a 9-over 297 to finish in 10th place overall after tiebreakers.
Paulsell is the first golfer from Garden City CC to receive All-American honors since the school resurrected its golf program in May of 2011.
Lusk receives T.E. Ward Award
Borger High School senior Max Lusk was selected as the 2011-12 recipient of the T.E. Ward Award.
Qualifications to be nominated for the award include being an outstanding senior male athlete, exemplify the highest moral character, behavior and leadership; regulate his actions at all times so that he will be a credit to the team, school, and community; and display good sportsmanship at all times by being modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
The Panhandle Team Penners Association (PTPA) is hosting a RSNC Ranch Sorting competition at the Frank Phillips College Rodeo Arena on Saturday, June 2nd.
Events will get underway at 8:30 a.m. with competition to take place in eight different classes, including youth class, all levels handicap, #13 HC, #10 HC, #10 HC Masters, #11 Rookie HC w/2 cap on sorter, #8 HC and #4 class.
Entry fees are $20 for the youth class, $25 for the #4 class, and $35 for the other divisions.