Archive - Sports Article
April 28th, 2011
Come join the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen for the Grand Opening of the newly renovated softball field at Johnson Park on Saturday afternoon as they take on Clarendon College.
This is a celebration of the community, college, and city leadership collaborating to enhance the facilities for the softball program at Frank Phillips College.
Game times are at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. with the ceremonial first pitch taking place at 12:45 p.m.
Last Thursday, John Green was officially named as the new Athletic Director for Clarendon College after spending just one month short of 25 years working for Frank Phillips College. That included spending the past 10 years as the FPC Athletic Director and the Plainsmen golf coach since 2006.
On Friday evening the Borger Lady Bulldog Softball Team will return to the playoffs, for the first time in several years, when it takes on the Levelland Loboettes at 5:30 p.m. in Hereford.
After a couple of years of going through growing pains with a young team, Lady Bulldog Head Coach Steve Watkins did a good job of keeping the team together as it grew and became a senior led team this season on their way to a 17-17 regular season record.
The Lady Bulldogs clinched their trip to the playoffs by going 4-5 in District 1-3A play to claim the second seed.
After the big win over Follett on Friday, the West Texas High Comanches suffered a little bit of a let down on Monday afternoon, as the Boys Ranch Roughriders were able to out-slug their way to a 13-10 win in District 6-1A action.
Going into the top of the fourth inning, the Comanches rallied from being down a run to score three to take a 8-6 lead. Unfortunately, the Roughriders were able to respond back in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings by scoring seven runs on their way to the win.
FPC Head Softball Coach Jenneffer Kohler is pleased to announce the signing of Ashley Abair.
Abair, a pitcher for Kennedale High School, will be joining the Lady Plainsmen Softball Team this fall. Of Abair, Kohler said, â€śWe are excited to have her join the program. She shows a lot of promise in the circle using her movement and velocity to keep hitters off balance. With continued development, we see Ashley as a big part to the continued growth of our program.â€ť
PAMPA- On Monday evening, the West Texas Lady Comanches traveled to Pampa to take on the Booker Lady Kiowas in a Battle of the Tribes to determine which team would get to continue their season by claiming the District 6-1A number three seed and who would spend Tuesday checking in equipment and looking ahead to next year.
Both teams came out ready to play, with Kelsey McDonald for Booker and Danielle Heater for West Texas doing a solid job in the pitcherâ€™s circle in the low scoring affair.
For sports fans that enjoy a little bit of drama, your wish looks like it is going to be granted in the District 1-3A baseball race for the title.
Going into Saturdayâ€™s contest, the Borger Bulldogs needed to win just one of their final two district games to clinch the District 1-3A title outright and earn a first round bye in the playoffs.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs had to make the trip up to Perryton, where the Rangers know how to use the home field advantage as good as any team in the Texas Panhandle.
Going into their series with Western Texas College, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen still had an outside shot of grabbing the fourth playoff spot from the WJCAC if they had a good weekend against the Wranglers in Snyder.
Unfortunately, the Wranglers knew their hopes of claiming that final playoff spot were on the line as well, leading Western Texas to getting the four game sweep over FPC 5-3, 13-8, 4-3, 7-6.
The Plainsmen drop to 19-25 overall, 11-17 in WJCAC play, and will conclude their 2011 season this weekend in Big Spring against Howard College.
PERRYTON-The ending wasnâ€™t pretty, but the Borger Lady Bulldogs were able to hang on for a 9-8 win over the Perryton Rangerettes on Friday afternoon, which allowed the team to clinch a playoff berth and avoid having to be involved in a potential playoff tournament.
Going into Fridayâ€™s contest, Borger and Dalhart held a one-game lead over Perryton in the district standings. If Perryton was able to defeat the Lady Bulldogs, along with a Dalhart loss to Pampa, the three teams would of found themselves having to take part in some kind of playoff for the playoffs.
West Texas High came into Follett Friday afternoon to face an unbeaten 10-0 Panther baseball team. The Comanches trailed once, 1-0, after the first inning. Follett fought back in the bottom of the seventh and had the winning run at first base, when Ty Lay fanned the hitter to end the game with a 15-14 win. The win keeps the Tribe in second place behind Follett. WT needs some help from someone else in the District to beat Follett to give them any chance at the District Crown.