Archive - Sports Article
May 11th, 2011
Thatâ€™s right, ladies and gentlemen. Borger can lay claim to being the home of a 2011 state championship team.
After cruising to wins on Monday in the first two rounds of the 3A State Tennis Tournament in Austin, the Borger brother and sister duo of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden left the courts at the World of Tennis at Lakeway in Austin as the best 3A Mixed-Doubles tennis team in the state.
They won the state championship match in straight sets over Laird Beaty and Courtney Johnson of Lindale, 6-4, 6-2.
From kills at the net in volleyball to driving down the lane for an easy lay up in basketball, Borger senior Jâ€™Cee Pool has put together a stellar resume in athletics during her time in high school.
However, there was one goal she wanted to accomplish before she walked across the stage a graduation: qualify for the state track meet in the shot put.
On Tuesday, West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest wrapped up play at the 1A State Golf Tournament in Austin finishing the tournament tied for sixth place with a score of 79-77-156.
Logan Philley of Robert Lee won the individual title shooting a 70-72-142.
In team competition, Robert Lee won the state title with a team score of 312-314-626.
Top individual finishers:
1. Logan Philley, Robert Lee, 70-72-142
2. Haden Dillard, Robert Lee, 73-74-147 3. Matt Porter, Seymour, 75-76-151
T4. Tyler Rister, Hamlin, 76-76-152
T4. John Clerihew, Olney, 80-72-152
The 1-3A District champion Borger Bulldogs will take on the Pecos Eagles this Friday and Saturday in a best-of-three series in the 3A Area Round.
Pecos reached the Area Round this past weekend by winning two games on Saturday to win the Bi-district series over Seminole two games to one.
Game one of the Borger-Pecos series will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Lubbock Cooper High School.
Game two will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Lubbock Cooper, with game three to follow if necessary.
At the 1A State Golf Tournament in Austin, West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest shot a 79 to find himself sitting tied for seventh place after the first round of play on Monday.
Logan Philly of Robert Lee sat on top of the leaderboard with a 70, followed by his teammate Haden Dillard in second place with a 73.
Forrest is tied with Garrett Betts of Quanah in seventh place.
The final round of the 1A State Golf Tournament took place today at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
AUSTIN-Good. But who knew this good?
Through the 1-3A District and 3A Region I Tennis Tournaments, the Borger Mixed Doubles team of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden has cruised through the brackets, only losing one set on the way.
With such a good streak, there were hopes for the brother and sister duo to make a good showing at the 3A State Tennis Tournament, but the showing they made on Monday was nothing short of being very impressive in dominating their competition.
After taking game one of a best of three series, the West Texas Comanches played Nazareth again on Saturday at WTAMU in Canyon.
In game one on Saturday, the Tribe led most of the game, only to fall behind 7-6 in the top of the sixth inning. They put one man on base in the bottom of the seventh, but couldnâ€™t get him across, and the lost the game 7-6. The tying and winning runs were unearned. That forced a third game.
PLAINVIEW- Any hope for the Borger Lady Bulldog Softball Team extending its 2011 season was quickly done away with on Saturday afternoon.
The Andrews Lady Mustangs scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning, setting the tone for the Lady Mustang 17-1 win in game two of the best-of-three series.
After winning game one on Friday evening, Andrews took the 3A Area Round playoff series two games to none to advance to the 3A Regional Quarterfinals this coming weekend against Lubbock Cooper.
This week, Borger High School senior golfer Will Paulsell will begin his final tournament as a high school golfer by taking part in the 3A State Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
The trip marks the second time the Borger golfer will have competed at the state tournament. Yet it will be the first time since 2008 the heralded golfer has had the opportunity to compete for the state title.
Back in 2008, Paulsell made his presence known on the area high school golf scene as a freshman, winning the district title and earning that first trip to the state tournament.
PLAINVIEW-Solid pitching and an aggressive hit-and-run style at the plate proved to be a great formula for the Andrews Lady Mustangs in game one of the best-of-three 3A Area Round series with the Borger Lady Bulldogs on Friday evening in Plainview.
Lady Mustang pitcher Shannon Hobbs used a good combination of pitches to limit the Lady Bulldogs to two hits, while Andrews combined for 13 runs on 18 hits in the first two innings to set the tone for the 19-3 win for Andrews.
Andrews opened the bottom of the first inning with three singles and a bunt to quickly take a 0-2 lead.