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January 18th, 2012
On Thursday, West Texas High senior Alex Ramirez will be one of ten Texas Panhandle Athletes recognized during the January meeting of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Sports Committee for their hard work in athletics and the classroom.
Amarillo Education Credit Union and the Ambassador Hotel are sponsoring the Sports Committee meetings this year.
On Tuesday evening, the trip over to Canadian proved to not be very enjoyable for the basketball teams from West Texas High, with the Canadian Wildcats and Lady Wildcats getting the varsity sweep in District 1-1A basketball action.
In the girlsâ€™ game, the Lady Wildcats came out running by opening the game with a 22-1 run on their way to getting the 67-7 win over the Lady Comanches.
Canadianâ€™s Autumn Chidester had a big game by leading all scorers with 33 points.
On Saturday, January 21st, Royler Gracie will be holding a Gracie Jiu Jitsu seminar and signing autographs at the American Karate Studios from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Royer Gracie is the son of Hileo Gracie and brother to Royce Gracie, former UFC legend and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu innovator.
Royer has competed and won many world championships and also as competed in MMA events. For more information on Gracie log on to his website at www.roylergracie.com.
Class space for the seminar is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
If Tuesday night is any indication on how the District 1-3A play on the boysâ€™ side is going to be, then the next several weeks are going to be filled with several heated contest between four solid teams,
In the District 1-3A opener between the Borger Bulldogs and Perryton Rangers at Tex Hanna Gym, the two teams battled back and forth in an entertaining matchup.
Unfortunately, good shooting from behind the three point line, solid free throw shooting, and taking advantage of no shot clock, in order to play stall ball, allowed the Rangers to leave Borger with 71-59 win.
On Tuesday evening, the Perryton Rangerettes used a 10-2 run in the fourth period to pull away for the 48-34 win over the Borger Lady Bulldogs at Tex Hanna Gym.
The win allows Perryton to stay perfect in district, while the Bulldogs drop to 0-3 after the first of three rounds of District 1-3A play.
The young Lady Bulldog squad came out playing well on both ends to put themselves in position to try to get the win before Perrytonâ€™s late run.
A jumper by senior Vanessa Jones put the Lady Bulldogs on the scoreboard first at the 5:20 mark of the first period.
Sometimes, it takes every player to win a big game. With eight of the nine players contributing points...means big, big win for the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles over Bushland.
This win keeps the Lady Eagles sitting good in district at second place and this win means even more after tough loss to Spearman last Friday.
Sanford-Fritch started out dominating and quickly took advantage of numerous turnovers by Bushland to keep their lead for the entire game.
The first quarter score showed Sanford-Fritch up 18-8.
Tuesday evening saw a tough match for the Sanford-Fritch Eagles against the visiting Bushland Falcons.
The Eagles never could get their rhythm and Bushland took advantage and capitalized beating the Eagles in a big way.
First and second quarters was about Eagles just trying to slow down the Falcons and getting shots to fall. Eagles walked off at halftime behind 10-37.
The Eagles crew tried many different looks to get past a tough defensive Falcon team. It would be a long night and despite the incredible depth of Bushland, Sanford-Fritch finished with guts and heart.
Tonight, the Borger Bulldogs (9-11) open District 1-3A boys basketball play hosting the Perryton Rangers (17-4) starting at 7:30 p.m. at Tex Hanna Gym.
Despite a record that is two games under .500, the Bulldogs have shown a lot of improvement on the court since November and could make some noise in the district standings.
Junior guard Jamon Hearon continues to lead the Bulldogs in scoring, but the team has seen the whole roster get involved, led by seniors Grant Boren and Aaron Smith, along with junior guard Kolter Newton.
On Monday evening, the #10 Odessa College Wranglers escaped the BCAC with an 89-84 win over the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen in the WJCAC opener for both teams.
The Plainsmen held a three point lead, 68-65, with 9:30 left in the second half. Unfortunately, the Wranglers used a 10-2 run to build a five point lead that the Plainsmen were not able to overcome in the final four minutes of the game.
On Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen could not overcome a slow start in their WJCAC opener to Odessa College losing to the Lady Wranglers, 82-51.
Both the Lady Plainsmen and Lady Wranglers opened the game struggling offensively. But eight turnovers and early foul trouble by the Lady Plainsmen, in the first five minutes, helped Odessa College build a 0-10 lead.