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July 8th, 2011
Entering his fourth year as head coach of the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen Basketball team, Eric Rodewald has been able to do a good job of retaining players from the prior year. This is a task that can be pretty difficult for most programs at the JUCO level that donâ€™t have the resources to offer full scholarships for essentially every player on the bench.
After helping to lead the Borger Bulldogs to the District 1-3A title and to the third round of the 3A playoffs, 2011 senior catcher Brandon Garica and senior outfielder Garrett Irwin were named to the Second Team in the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writer's Association's 3A All-State Teams on Thursday.
Garcia, the District 1-3A MVP, had an impressive 2011 season posting a .511 batting average with 11 homeruns and a .944 slugging percentage.
Playing centerfield, Irwin made the team after posting a .434 batting average with 34 RBIâ€™s, 45 runs scored and 10 stolen bases.
Last week students from American Karate Studios in Guymon, Spearman, Gruver and Borger competed in the AAU Taekwondo National Championships in Austin consisting of thousands of athletes from across the country.
Four-year-old Issac Garcia of Borger won Silver in Fighting and the Bronze in Forms in his division.
Over the past weekend, the Borger 11&12 year old Little League Girls Softball All-Star team won the district championship in a clean sweep, defeating Childress on Thursday 19-14 and Memphis on Saturday 20-12.
In Saturdayâ€™s Championship game, pitcher Makenzie May had 12 strikeouts in five innings of work with Maegan Stone closing the game by getting a runner out at home.
The team is coached by Steven Willis and Cindy Willis and advanced to Sectionals to be held in Lubbock.
Local residents Levi Tidwell and Colten Howard show off the 7â€™3â€ť bullsnake they found near FM 1551 over the weekend.
by Edith Guynes Stanley
For those that grew up going to school here in Borger, there is a pretty good chance that in at least one of those years you were a student of Coach Bryanâ€™s.
This Sunday, July 3rd, Frankie Gene Bryan will celebrate his 80th birthday.
To celebrate the milestone, former students and friends of Bryanâ€™s in the community are invited to come out and help celebrate next Sunday, July 10th from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. in the Garden Room of the First United Methodist Church.
The party is being hosted by Edith Stanley and Porter and Mary Jo Smith.
Earlier this month, members of the Borger Bulldog football team took part in 7-on-7 action at the Caprock Tournament in Amarillo.
The Borger team made a solid showing by posting a 2-1 record in pool play.
The Borger teamâ€™s only loss came against Caprock, 20-13, who went on to win the tournament.
A Borger team of junior high/8th graders also competed in a tournament at Caprock falling to Caprock and Palo Duro along with playing Dalhart to a tie.
On Tuesday, 2011 West Texas High School graduate Erin Frost was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 2010-11 Softball Academic 1A All-State Team.
The Class of 2011 Salutatorian spent the 2011 season as the first baseman for the Lady Comanches.
In the spring, Frost signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Clarendon College.
Despite spending most of June overseas back home in England, Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Basketball Coach Chris Hackett has continued to add depth to his teamâ€™s roster for the 2011-12 season.
Last week, Hackett added two more players to the Plainsmen roster in 6-6 Earl Hill from Georgia and 6-0 Rodshard Davis, who hails from the Houston area.
Davis provides the Plainsmen with a good defender, who is a pass-first type point guard who can handle the ball very well.
One dream many young girls share is picturing themselves down the road being able to walk along the track of the football field getting their teamâ€™s fans fired up by performing the various cheers and dance routines as a member of the high school cheerleading squad.
Ten year old Elvira Carrales of Amarillo shares that same dream of being able to get a crowd pumped up by being a cheerleader.