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May 7th, 2011
Starting on Monday, West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest will compete in the 1A State Golf Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
Forrest earned a spot at the state tournament by coming in fourth place overall at the 1A Region I Tournament two weeks ago.
In talks with West Texas High Coach Aron Graves, Forrest is believed to be the first golfer from West Texas High to qualify for the state golf tournament.
After falling to Howard College in the first round of the NJCAA Region V West Tournament on Thursday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen tried to keep their season alive when they took on El Paso CC on Friday morning.
The Lady Plainsmen got off to a good start by scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. However El Paso would score five runs in the fith and sixth innings to come away with the 6-3 win, ending the Lady Plainsmenâ€™s 2011 season.
Focused. Determined. Calm.
Those can be just a couple of the words used to describe the Borger brother and sister team of Abbie and Josh Madden when they step onto the tennis court in mixed-doubles competition.
Neither player displays the over aggressive personality of being outspoken or outwardly displaying a lot of emotion on the court that fans have seen over the years. Such behavior has been seen from tennis players such as the Williams sisters, John McEnroe or Jimmy Conners.
LUBBOCK-In the programâ€™s first-ever appearance in the NJCAA Region V West Softball Tournament on Thursday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen struggled to get much going at the plate in their 7-1 loss to the Howard College Lady Red Hawks.
The Lady Plainsmen managed just two hits through seven innings, while the Lady Red Hawks used big third and fourth innings to score five runs to pull away for the win.
The Lady Red Hawks took a 0-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Olive Naotala brought in Faith Koria from third base on a fielderâ€™s choice to the shortstop.
As the Borger Lady Bulldogs prepare to take on the Andrews Lady Mustangs in the 3A Area Round of the playoffs this weekend, it might be easy for some Borger fans to forget that it was just two years ago that the team was able to collect just one win on the softball diamond. At the time, this couldâ€™ve been considered an improvement from the winless season the varsity squad experienced from the previous year.
West Texas A & M University was the place to be yesterday if you wanted to see the West Texas High School Comanches on the diamond. The Tribe was the visiting team in their first of a best of three series against the Nazareth Swifts. The Comanches are vying for the Bi-District trophy and a chance to move on to the Area round against Clarendon. WT High took control of their destiny in game one with a 6-1 win over the Swifts.
West Texas Highâ€™s Terrence Bonds qualifies for state in 300m hurdles
After earning a trip to the State Track Meet on Monday, by dominating the girls discus competition, Borger senior Jâ€™Cee Pool qualified for a second event at the state meet by taking second place in the girlsâ€™ shotput at the 3A Region I Track Meet in Lubbock on Tuesday.
On Poolâ€™s second to last throw, the senior reached a mark of 40-5 to finish behind Kebbeh Darpolor of Pecos, who had a throw of 41-10 1/2.
Tomorrow the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen will make their first appearance in post-season play when they compete in the NJCAA Region V West Softball Tournament in Lubbock.
The Lady Plainsmen clinched a berth into the regional tournament this weekend by winning three of four games against Clarendon College.
The Lady Plainsmen will open the tournament by taking on the Howard College Lady Red Hawks at 11:00 a.m.
The winner will take on Midland College tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 p.m.
Tonight starts four days of local high school softball and baseball team action, with teams looking to make noise in the post season.
The West Texas High Comanches will begin their best of three 1A Bi-District round series with the Nazareth Swifts tonight at 5:00 p.m.
All three games will be played at Wilder Park at West Texas A&M in Canyon.
Game two will take place on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. with game three following, if necessary.
Monday afternoon Borger senior Jâ€™Cee Pool earned a trip to the state track meet by easily winning the girls discus in Lubbock at the 3A Region I Track Meet.
Poolâ€™s top throw went for 138-3 feet which was just under 17 feet better than the second place finisher, who had a throw for 121-8.
The 3A Region I meet concludes today and the state track meet will take place on May 13th and 14th in Austin.