Archive - Sports Article
August 18th, 2011
This weekend all three Hutchinson County high schools will be a part of the nine team field in the 2011 Sanford-Fritch Volleyball Tournament.
The tournament gets underway Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. with pool play, followed by bracket play starting around 3:30 p.m. and continuing on Saturday at Sanford-Fritch High School.
Pool A will consist of Sanford-Fritch, Borger, Memphis, Perryton and Childress. Pool B will have teams from West Texas High, Amarillo Highland Park, Ft. Elliott and Amarillo Holy Cross.
In past several years the Borger Lady Bulldogs have taken part in a triangular with the Hereford Lady Whitefaces and the Amarillo River Road Wildcats in Amarillo. In the triangular, the Lady Bulldogs historically left Amarillo getting a win over River Road, while having a sense of a moral victory if they were able to play Hereford tough, despite getting the loss in the match.
Last night history changed as the Lady Bulldogs left River Road High School as the âQueens of the Triangularâ beating both Hereford and River Road in straight sets due to a great team effort throughout the evening.
The Sanford Fritch Lady Eagles, sporting new black uniforms, came out Tuesday against the Friona Squaws giving everything they could to win. Leading to a hard fought win for the Lady Eagles in five games.
Game one went to Friona due to slow start and serving errors for Sanford-Fritch 17-25.
In game two and three, the Lady Eagles took charge and had great serving from senior Jacy Judd to win both by 25-18 scores.
Game four was a close, back and forth battle, but the Lady Eagles fell to Friona 19-25.
On Monday, Frank Phillips College President Dr. Jud Hicks told the FPC Board of Regents that Kurtis Lay has been hired as the new Plainsmen Baseball Coach.
The head coaching position for the Plainsmen came open in late July after Jared Gaston resigned in order to be closer to his family in Tennessee.
Gaston served as head coach for the Plainsmen just one season, posting a 19-29 overall record and finishing in seventh place in the WJCAC.
On Monday, Borger Head Football Coach Rusty Purser said he didnât see anything that was a big surprise in his teamâs performance against the Canadian Wildcats on Saturday.
Purser said, âOverall, I think we performed well in the areas that we have experience and we struggled, at times, in the areas that we are trying to develop. In all honesty, I donât think anything was a major surprise or disappointmentâ
Over the weekend, the Borger Lady Bulldogs took part in the Burkburnett Tournament, winning two matches in pool play and one match in bracket play.
The Lady Bulldogs came in third in Pool Play on Friday winning their matches against Vernon 15-6, 15-13; and Electra 15-6, 15-6; while falling in two tough matches to Kennedale 12-15, 13-15; and Holliday 14-16, 11-15.
The Lady Bulldogs performed well enough to qualify for the Gold Bracket in tournament play on Saturday and got the win over Wichita Falls Rider in three games 21-25, 25-21, 25-15.
When the Borger Bulldogs shook hands with the Canadian Wildcats at the end of Saturday morningâs scrimmage, there were several things the âDogs had to feel good about heading to the locker room. However a lot of work still lies ahead of them.
The Wildcats opened the scrimmage with the ball and took awhile before their spread could get much going, thanks to good pressure put on Wildcat quarterback Braden Hudson by the Bulldogs defensive line.
On Friday evening, the Sanford Fritch Lady Eagles hosted the Fort Elliott Lady Cougars and swept them in three games.
The first game, the Lady Eagles controlled the entire game and won 25-7.
Second and third games found the home team struggling early with comebacks to win 25-21 and 25-20.
The entire team played hard and put up numbers for each victory.
Leading the team were: Mikala Setliff 8 aces, Jacy Judd 16 digs, Mariah Cumings 3 blocks, Christa White 3 blocks and 29 assists and Summer Tubbs 9 kills.
The past two years have been great for the Borger Boys Cross Country team as they have won back to back district titles and earned trips to the 3A state meet in Round Rock.
With all the runners on the state qualifying team returning on the boysâ side and only losing one senior on last yearâs regional qualifying girls team, there is a great deal of optimism that the 2011 season will be one of success for Borger CC program.
Tomorrow morning, the Borger Bulldogs will line up against someone other than themselves, scrimmaging the Canadian Wildcats at Bulldog Stadium, starting with the junior varsity at 10:00 a.m. followed by the varsity at noon.
In TheOldCoach.com pre-season statewide rankings, Canadian is listed as the top ranked team in 1A Division I due to returning a good nucleus from their 13-1 state semi-finalist team.