Archive - Sports Article
May 20th, 2012
This past week, the Borger High School Head Volleyball and Girls Basketball positions became open.
On Wednesday Jason Carter informed the volleyball players that he is leaving Borger to take a principal position within the Roby Consolidated School District, which is near Sweetwater.
In December, Carter was promoted to the head volleyball coaching position after spending several years coaching and teaching in the Borger school district, including serving as an assistant volleyball coach under Cara Adams and Michael Littlejohn.
From hitting clutch jump shots to scoring touchdowns, West Texas High School senior Alex Ramirez did a little bit of everything during the 2011-12 school year.
The people in Stinnett and 1A schools in the Texas Panhandle have known how good of an athlete Ramirez has been for the past three years, especially on the basketball court.
Ramirez has been named the District 1-1A Offensive MVP three years in a row, which includes the senior averaging 18.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 4.4 APG, and 2.1 SPG this past season.
West Texas High senior Abby Summers was selected as the 2011-12 Borger News Heraldâ€™s Female Athlete of the Year due to academic and athletic success in volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis and cheerleading during her senior year.
Competing in sports has always been a big part of Summerâ€™s life, with the senior commenting, â€śDue to having a dad who is a coach, I have always been busy playing sports or having him working with me to get better.â€ť
Sanford-Fritch High School Girlâ€™s Basketball Coach Jason Hale was named the 2011-12 Borger News Herald Coach of the Year for leading the Lady Eagles to a 20-win season and a second place finish in District 1-2A.
Hale is finishing his seventh year as a coach, which includes stops at Spade and Springlake-Earth before coming to Sanford-Fritch three years ago. Hale spent one year leading the Sanford-Fritch varsity boys before taking over the Lady Eagles head coaching position prior to the 2010-11 season.
The First Nazarene Church of Borger is planning to offer a free mega sports camp this summer, titled â€śBeyond the Gold,â€ť to help kids 5-12 years old to learn more about sports.
First Nazarene Church Pastor Terry Porter said, â€śWe want to give kids a chance to learn more about sports, discover character building concepts and have a whole lot of fun, all for free.â€ť
Former Borger Bulldog player and Claude Head Baseball Coach Matt Green will be the campâ€™s Baseball Head Coach and Borger Bulldog Cheerleader Southern Shira will be the campâ€™s Cheerleading Coach.
On Wednesday afternoon, a soccer commitment reception was held for Borger High School Soccer players Francisco â€śPacoâ€ť Ibarra, George Sifuentes, and Kaleen Dean.
While Ibarra has yet to announce where he will play after high school Sifuentes will join the Crusaders soccer team at the University of Dallas, while Dean will head to South Texas to play for the Schreiner University Mountaineers in Kerrville.
Both Sifuentes and Dean said their decisions were based on finding a good fit and a great opportunity to play soccer while receiving an education.
Four West Texas High Comanches baseball players earned District 6-1A All-District honors for their play on the baseball diamond during the 2012 season. The Comanches were 10-13 overall, 6-4 in district play. Booker and Claude each had five players earn All-District honors.
6-1A All-District Baseball Team
MVP-Manny Ramirez Sr. Booker
Brett Cox Jr. Booker
Hunter Lile Fr. Booker
Jared Reagan Fr. Booker
Jourdan Payan Sr. Boys Ranch
Jabe Thompson Soph. Boys Ranch
Seth Sharke Jr. Claude
Tate Wilkerson Soph. Claude
Dakota Woods Soph. Follett
Daniel Saucedo Sr. Shamrock
Five West Texas High Lady Comanches softball players were named to the District 6-1A All-District softball teams.
The Lady Comanches posted a 16-11 record and making the 1A Bi-District playoff round.
2012 6-1A All-District Softball Team
MVP Kelsi Lile Booker Senior
Ana Guerrero Booker Junior
Trevela Dronzek Clarendon Senior
Jentry Shadle Clarendon Junior
Maci White Clarendon Junior
Jocelin Laubhan Claude Sophomore
Kelsee Roberts Claude Freshman
Tori Bybee McLean Senior
Devin DeLapp West Texas Junior
Sarah Kelly West Texas Senior
The Borger Bulldogs had six players earn District 1-3A First Team All-District honors for their play on the baseball diamond, during the 2012 season.
Borger had more players on the First Team than anyone else in the district, with the district champion Perryton Rangers having four make the first team.
District 1-3A All-District Team
MVP-Tony Loustaunau Sr. Perryton
Pitcher-Chayse Tracy Sr. Borger
Pitcher-James Thompson Jr. Pampa
Pitcher-Blake Turner Sr. Perryton
Catcher-Dakota Dillard Jr. Borger
1st Base-Collin Kilgo Sr. Pampa
2nd Base-Clay Ellis Sr. Borger
Please join the Borger High School faculty and students for a Soccer Commitment Reception on May 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Borger High School Foyer (in front of the Auditorium) for Kaleen Dean, George Sifuentes and Francisco â€śPacoâ€ť Ibarra.
Kaleen Dean will attend Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX and play soccer for the Mountaineers.
George Sifuentes will attend the University of Dallas in Irving, TX where he will play soccer. Francisco â€śPacoâ€ť Ibarra plans to attend college and play soccer but at this time his college of choice is undecided.