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April 25th, 2011
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.
Friday afternoon the Borger Lady Bulldogs were able to leave Perryton with a 9-8 win over the Rangerettes in District 1-3A action
The win allowed Borger to clinch a playoff berth by taking their district record to 4-5 while Perryton finishes district play with a 2-7 mark.
After an impressive opening round score of 319 on Wednesday, the Borger boys varsity golf team came into the final round of play in the 3A Region I Golf Tournament at the Meadowbrook Golf Course in Lubbock looking for another good round to maintain the lead they held after round one to earn a trip to the 3A State Tournament.
The West Texas Lady Comanches hosted a tough McLean Lady Tiger team in the wind yesterday. The Tribe battled throughout the game against a pitcher who throws 65 mph, and also throws a nasty curve. They lost a heartbreaker after McLean scored the go ahead runs in the top of the sixth, 6-4.
Thursday afternoon, former Frank Phillips College Athletic Director John Green was officially named the new Athletic Director for Clarendon College.
Green said he liked the direction and growth Clarendon College has seen in recent years and is excited to have the opportunity to lead the college's athletic program.
Green was relieved of his duties as Athletic Director of Frank Phillips College back in on February 28th.
Chris Hackett begins his first year as head menâ€™s basketball coach at Frank Phillips College. He comes to FPC after spending the last five years as the top assistant at NCAA program, Florida Tech. During his time there, the Panthers produced one of the best turnarounds in school history, including the first 20 - win season in over a decade, a school record 11-0 start and being ranked as high as #11 in the nation. They also recorded six wins over top-25 teams.
One thing we have learned in high school sports this school year is when there is a rematch between district foes in post-season play, the outcome of the rematch can have some surprising results. Just ask the Pampa volleyball team and the Borger boys golf team.
So when the Borger brother and sister duo of Josh and Abbie Madden took to the court Thursday morning to take on Pampaâ€™s Aaron Silva and Holly Gage for the 3A Region I Mixed Doubles title, nothing could be taken for granted, even though the Maddens had beaten the Pampa duo in straight sets for the District 1-3A title.