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April 30th, 2011
Friday afternoon the Frank Phillips College left Clarendon with 7-4 and 9-3 wins in WJCAC play.
The two teams finish their four game series on Saturday in Borger.
During an interview on Monday, John Green talked about some of the challenges junior colleges, like Frank Phillips College and Clarendon College, are facing from his perspective as an athletic director.
Green, who had spent the past 10 years as the athletic director for Frank Phillips College before taking the same position at Clarendon College last week, said there is no question that the budget cuts proposed in the Texas State Legislature have grabbed the attention of the community colleges across the state.
The District 1-3A finale between the Pampa Harvesters and the Borger Bulldogs has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at Huber Park.
A win by the Bulldogs will clinch them the District 1-3A title outright and a first round bye in the 3A playoffs.
A Borger loss will cause a three-team tie for first place between Borger, Pampa and Perryton and a playoff on Saturday in Dumas to determine the district seeding for the playoffs.
If Borger loses on Friday, they will play the winner of Pampa/Perryton at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
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.