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February 10th, 2012
ALTUS, Okla.-On Thursday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball team opened the 2012 season with a pair of losses to Western Oklahoma College, 13-3 and 14-9.
(Game One) Western Oklahoma College 13 Frank Phillips College 3
In game one, the Lady Plainsmen committed six fielding errors, helping Western Oklahoma pull away for the run-rule win.
Western Oklahoma scored six runs in the second and third innings before the Lady Plainsmen got on the scoreboard off a three run homerun by sophomore Christine Blankenship.
ODESSA-On Thursday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen lost to Odessa College in WJCAC basketball action in Odessa.
(Women) Odessa College 53 Frank Phillips College 39
The Lady Plainsmen's control-the-clock style paid off for the team in the first half as they were able to go into the halftime break with a seven point lead, 22-15.
But in the second half, Odessa applied pressure on the defensive end, which resulted in ten second half Lady Plainsmen turnovers and 16 Lady Wrangler points.
The Borger High School Lady Bulldog Varsity and Junior Varsity softball teams are getting ready for the start of the 2012 season.
For this new season, the softball teams will have a new scoreboard and fence thanks to the support of several local businesses.
The new scoreboard was donated by United Supermarkets and Borger Bank Branch of Amarillo National Bank, and was installed by B&G Electric.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles finished up District 1-2A play Tuesday evening with a big win over the Amarillo Highland Park Lady Hornets.
Its been a great season to watch with the Lady Eagles capturing second place in district. Tuesday night was also Senior night and Sanford-Fritch will graduate four girls that have been great leaders for this program. The familiar Lady Eagles are Jacy Judd, Summer Tubbs, Mariah Cumings and Mandi West. They will be missed by Coach Hale and their younger teammates.
In 2011, the Frank Philips College Lady Plainsmen softball team reached a milestone for the program in qualifying for the Region V Tournament for the first time in school history.
Due to having seven returning sophomores, a promising group of freshmen, and a good-looking field, it should come as no surprise that Lady Plainsmen Head Softball Coach Lucas Grider and Assistant Coach Katrin Florence have a good sense of optimism for what is in score for the 2012 season.
There is no question the Borger vs Pampa rivalry has a history almost like no other in the Texas Panhandle. But Borger Bulldog fans who have watched Borger teams compete in Class 3A over the past decade, understand there is something about losing to the Perryton Rangers that a times seem to sting a little more than to losing to the green and gold.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs were fighting for their playoff lives in their final home game of the season against the Perryton Rangers.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs wrapped up their 2011-12 season with a 40-15 loss to the Perryton Rangerettes at Tex Hanna Gym.
Seniors Holly Jones, Vanessa Jones, and DevAnn Jackson took to the court for the last time as Lady Bulldogs with the trio combining for six rebounds and two points in the game.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the game playing the district leading Rangerettes tough with freshman Tiffanie Prater hitting a three pointer while Emma Wood did a good job near the basket.
After trailing by 19 points with eight minutes to go, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen put together a couple of late runs to get to within ten with three minutes remaining. Unfortunately, a comeback wasnâ€™t meant to be as the Howard College Red Hawks did a good job at the free throw line in the final minute to hang on for a 68-55 win in WJCAC action.
The Red Hawks appeared to be on the verge of taking control of the game early by building a 17-28 lead with just over three minutes to go in the first half.
After playing to a 30-30 tie at halftime, the Howard College Lady Red Hawks used a 17-2 run to start the second half to defeat the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen 65-49 in WJCAC action.
The Lady Plainsmen were deadly from behind the three point line in the first half, nailing six three pointers. But in the second half, the outside shots cooled off for Frank Phillips, while the Lady Hawks took advantage of second change scoring opportunities of off offensive rebounds to start pulling away for the win.
On Friday. the Borger Varsity Tennis Team competed in Amarillo in the Palo Duro Tournament against most of the 4A teams in the region and held their own really well.
Winning the consolation brackets were: Alix Whitworth and Abbie Madden in Mixed Doubles, and Ariel Sanders in Girls Singles.
In the girls doubles the team of Lindsey Murley and Casandra Fonseca won their bracket.
In mixed doubles, the team of Britt Snipes and Jared Anderson won their first and second round matches before losing in the semi-finals to the tournament champion team from Randall High School.