Archive - Sports Article
May 9th, 2012
One of the things that separates junior college athletics from what can be found at universities is the high amount of turnaround teams tend to see from one year to the next. In recent years, the high turnover trend was alive and well in the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Menâ€™s Basketball program where having just two or three players turning from the previous season seemed to be the norm.
However, the Plainsmen appear to be breaking the trend, as eight players have signed letter of intents to return to Frank Phillips College, including all five starters from the 2011-12 squad.
On Monday morning, Sanford-Fritch High School senior Logan Jameson signed a letter of intent to join the Clarendon College Menâ€™s Golf team.
Jameson had a good 2012 spring season which included qualifying for the 2A Region I Golf Tournament where he shot a 90-90-180.
Jameson joins a Bulldog golf team that qualified for this yearâ€™s NJCAA National Championships Golf Tournament in itsâ€™ first year of play.
The Bulldogs Menâ€™s Golf team is under the direction of Clarendon College Athletic Director and Golf Coach John Green.
Two weeks have passed since Rusty Purser made the official announcement he was stepping down as the Borger Athletic Director and Head Football Coach in order to take the same positions at Taylor ISD near Austin.
During that time, Borger ISD Superintendent Chance Welch said as of Thursday, May 3rd, the school district had received around 45 applicants expressing interest in the Borger AD and Head Football positions, with interviews tentatively to start taking place next week starting on Monday, May 14th.
On Friday, West Texas High junior Nathan Forrest took 11th place in the Class 1A Boys State Golf Tournament held at the Lionâ€™s Golf Course in Austin.
Forrest shot a two day score of 81-84-165, finishing just five strokes from cracking the top ten.
Jackson Latimer of Martinâ€™s Mill won the boys title shooting 72-74-146.
On Saturday, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen baseball team wrapped up the 2012 season with a pair of losses to the #9 Howard College Red Hawks 11-1 and 10-0.
In game one on Saturday, Howardâ€™s Clayton Crum had a good outing on the pitcherâ€™s mound by getting the win and limiting the Plainsmen to two hits. At the plate, Howard scored at least one run in every inning.
Chance Harlen had a double for the Plainsmen, while Andrew Landin drove in the lone Plainsmen run.
Zach Johnson got the loss on the mound for the Plainsmen.
West Texas High was in a must win situation Friday afternoon in Canyon.
Facing Lockney for game two of a best of three series, the Comanches played a much better game than the first one, but they fell a little short, losing 10-8 and bowing out of the baseball postseason.
Errors still plagued the Tribe as they were charged with seven. The team played on turf, which could have caused some of the problems.
Jess Shields pitched 3 and 1/2 innings and had 3 strike outs, walked 1, and allowed 8 runs, just one was earned.
LEVELLAND-On Friday evening, the Levelland Lobos scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull ahead for the 5-3 win over the Borger Bulldogs in the 3A Bi-District Playoff Round.
The win on Friday allowed the Lobos to win the Bi-District series two games to none, after defeating the Bulldogs 16-5 on Thursday evening in Borger.
After seeing game one slip away in the sixth inning on Thursday, the Bulldogs came out focused and put together a better performance on Friday.
On Thursday evening, the Levelland Lobos took advantage of seven walks leading to 10 runs in the sixth inning, on their way to defeating the Borger Bulldogs 16-5 in game one of the 3A Bi-District Playoff best-of-three series.
Control issues plagued the Bulldog pitchers all evening as three pitchers combined to give up 12 walks and hit three batters through six innings of work.
Despite control issues and four errors, the Bulldogs were in position to get a late inning win by only trailing by one run, 5-6, after the fifth inning.
West Texas High took on the Lockney Longhorns Thursday night at West Texas A&M in game one of the best two out of three series. Things did not go the way of the Comanches as they committed 5 errors, left eight base runners stranded, and their hitters struck out 11 times, in a 13-2 loss. Carlos Juarez was the losing pitcher for WT. Juarez is WTâ€™s go to pitcher but he left the game in the middle of the third inning. Juarez allowed 10 runs, six of them unearned. He struck out three batters. Alex Ramirez pitched one and a half innings. He allowed three runs and struck out two.
The Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen Womenâ€™s Basketball team has signed Sharley Hale, a 6-0 forward from Amarillo Highland Park.
On why she picked Frank Phillips College, Hale commented, â€śThe reason that I have chosen Frank Phillips is because itâ€™s very close to home. The coach and the girls were very welcoming and heart warming.â€ť Hale added, â€śWhen I first began playing basketball, I always had this dream in the back of mind to go play basketball at Frank Phillips. Now that I have signed my letter of intent I can officially say that I have fulfilled that dream in life.â€ť