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August 7th, 2011
Entering the 2011 season, the Borger Lady Bulldog volleyball team returns four players off last yearâ€™s regional semi-final team. For many programs, the loss of so many players would lead to a rebuilding phase as younger players adjust to the varsity level. However for the Lady Bulldogs, a good amount of talent is coming up the pipeline which should form a team able to make a playoff run come October.
In 2010, the Lady Bulldogs reached the 3A Regional Semi-Finals for the second time in five years setting the tone for a good off-season.
Monday evening the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles will open their 2011 season in Amarillo taking on San Jacinto and Caprock starting at 6:00 p.m. at San Jacinto High School.
Look for a season preview for the Lady Eagles next week in the Borger News Herald.
Pictured are members of the 2011 Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles varsity team.
Top ( l to r) Head Coach Alexa Watson, Jacy Judd, Mandi West, Summer Tubbs, Mariah Cummings and Micala Setliff.
Kneeling (l to r) Christa White, Madi Allen and Tomi Ann Salas.
Sitting is Hailey Wilson.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
After dropping classifications in 2008, the West Texas Lady Comanches have established themselves as arguably the best 1A volleyball program in the Texas Panhandle and are poised to maintain that status in 2011.
During the 2010 season, the Lady Comanches went undefeated in district play. With the team graduating one senior from that squad, the expectations are for the team to challenge for another District 5-1A title and make a run in the playoffs.
There is no question football is king throughout the State of Texas. But in the Texas Panhandle, volleyball has established itself as the queen of the sports world, due to the playoff success of teams from Amarillo High, Randall, Bushland, Dumas, Hereford, Canyon, Pampa, Dalhart and our hometown Borger Lady Bulldogs.
While the high school boys were busy getting two-a-days started on the football practice field this week, high school girls have been working as hard in the gym preparing for the 2011 volleyball season.
On Monday, cross country, volleyball and football teams across the state of Texas rang in the new school year by diving into Two-a-Day practices.
The Borger Bulldog football team didnâ€™t waste any time holding their first practice, taking to the field at 12:03 a.m. on Monday morning in front of around 200 fans at Bulldog Stadium for Midnight Madness.
Entering the season, the Bulldogs are enjoying the luxury of having good numbers in the program, with 96 players signed up to take to the field, including eight new transfers.
2011 Phillips Golf
Course Club Championship
1st Audie Howard 70-75-145
2nd Aron Graves 74-72-146
3rd Larry Gonzales 72-76-148
4th Adam Klaus 72-78-150
5th Tim Hedrick 77-75-152
6th Warren Burrows 74-83-157
1st Roger Gergory 72-65-137
2nd Danny Holcomb 69-70-139
3rd John Moose 71-68-139
4th Ronna Hopson 71-69-140
5th John Golden 69-72-141
6th Ray Gutierrez 70-72-142
The life of a racing greyhound is centered around training and racing around the track until it finally reaches the point it can no longer compete as a top athlete.
When that happens, the question becomes where do the greyhounds go and how are they placed into a good loving environment to live out the rest of their lives?
Lonnie and Marian Jones of Fritch play a big role in answering that question for several former racing greyhounds by serving as the West Texas representatives for the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT).
Anyone who has worked in the education al system knows the area that probably sees the biggest turnover from year to year is in the members of a school districtâ€™s coaching staff.
The reason for the turnover is not always related to negative results on the playing field but many times is due to issues such as coaches just deciding to focus on teaching, going into school administration or exploring new opportunities in a different career field.
Borger Bulldogs fans can fondly look back on the 2010 football season, with the team finishing strong in winning the District 1-3A title outright and two playoff games.
As good as that season was for the Bulldogs, now is the time for the players and fans to put last yearâ€™s memories behind them and start getting ready for the 2011 season.
Two-A-Days for the state of Texas can officially begin on Monday, Aug. 1, and for the second year in a row, the Bulldogs will kickoff their two-a-day schedule with â€śMidnight Madnessâ€ť starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at Bulldog Stadium.
Earlier this week, 2011 Borger High School graduate Jâ€™Cee Pool signed a letter-of-intent to compete in track for Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Prior to heading down to Austin to compete in the state track meet in early May, Pool was still uncertain about where she would have the opportunity to compete in the discus and/or the shot put at the colleigate level.
At the time, Pool said a couple of schools had talked to her, including West Texas A&M University, but none had officially made her an offer.