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August 27th, 2011
ROSWELL, N.M.-On Friday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen opened their 2011 season by splitting their two matches in the NMMI Tournament.
In their morning match, the Lady Plainsmen fell to WJCAC foes NMMI in three games 25-27, 19-25, 22-25.
In the afternoon, the Lady Plainsmen rebounded to defeat Air Force Prep 25-22, 25-15, 25-19.
Day two of the tournament is taking place on Saturday.
Part of Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball recruiting class are three freshmen that are familiar faces for softball fans in Hutchinson County.
Borger natives Kylie Boyd and Trayshia Walker, along with Jill Walker of Fritch, are part of the ten newcomers to the Lady Plainsmen, and each one of them is excited about the opportunity they have in being a part of the program.
On Wednesday afternoon, Randall Raider Head Coach Bryan Wood shared a couple of his thoughts on tonightâ€™s game between his team and the Borger Bulldogs.
Wood is entering his third year as the Raidersâ€™ coach, where he led the team to a 9-3 record last year.
On his approach for the Raiders going into tonight, Wood said, â€śI think every coach has a similar perspective regarding early games. Donâ€™t turn it over, have limited penalties, and win the special teams.â€ť
Tomorrow night officially kicks off the 2011 football season and one of the best match-ups in the Texas Panhandle will take place at Bulldog Stadium. The Canyon Randall Raiders are visiting town to take on the Bulldogs.
Both teams are coming off impressive 2010 campaigns which saw both claiming district titles and advancing three rounds into the playoffs.
Another similarity the teams share is replacing several seniors. However, both programs have good talent coming up that should allow both teams to contend for district titles again.
Frank Phillips College Menâ€™s Basketball Coach Chris Hackett announced the signing of three more players before the fall semester got underway.
All three players give the Plainsmen depth underneath the basket and are expected to make an immediate impact in the upcoming season.
The three new players are 6â€™8 center Demetris Lafontant of Kissimmee, Fla.; 6â€™7 forward Patrick Elledge of Pearland; and 6â€™5 forward Kris Harris of Clinton, Md.
Just three days separated the last time the Borger Lady Bulldogs and the Amarillo Highland Park Lady Hornets met on the volleyball court. The Tuesday match meant the two teams would be fresh on each otherâ€™s minds.
On Saturday, the Lady Hornets got the upper hand by defeating the Lady Bulldogs in straight sets in the semifinals of the Sanford-Fritch Tournament before going on to win the tournament.
Fortunately, the Lady Bulldogs came out as the more aggressive team on Tuesday, getting the win in straight sets 25-19, 25-23, 25-17.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles came out playing with the momentum from winning second place this past weekend in the Sanford-Fritch Tournament to defeat Holy Cross.
The Lady Eagles had strong serving and solid hits from seniors Summer Tubbs, Jacy Judd, Mariah Cumings and Mandi West.
The Lady Eagles swept Holy Cross in three games by scores of 25-11, 25-17, 25-15.
Hopefully, the ladies will continue to work hard and play as a team. A rematch with Borger set for Saturday and will definitely be a good Hutchinson County battle.
SF JV won 25-4 and 25-17
The Borger Lady Bulldogs appeared to be on their way to taking home the Sanford-Fritch Volleyball Tournament title by being the one team to go undefeated in pool play on Friday.
However, it would be the Amarillo Highland Park Lady Hornets that caught on fire during bracket play on Saturday, taking the tournament title by upsetting Borger in the semi-finals and beating Sanford-Fritch in the championship match.
Borger opened Saturdayâ€™s play with a bye before squaring off with district foes Perryton for the second time in the tournament.
Last weekend, the Borger Lady Bulldogs Freshmen volleyball team came in fourth place at the Amarillo River Road Tournament.
Last Friday, the girls won their first three matches to put them in the Gold Bracket on Saturday.
In bracket play, the Lady Bulldogs lost to Bushland and Pampa to take fourth place.
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.