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October 13th, 2011
Over the past ten years, Canadian has been one of the toughest places in the state to get a win and a place that has been unkind to the West Texas High Comanches.
There is no question winning in Canadian is still going to be tough, but there is a feeling in Stinnett that the Comanches are good enough this season to go into the Eastern Texas Panhandle and come away with a big win over the Canadian Wildcats, putting themselves in one of the driverâ€™s seats for one of the three District 1-1A Division I playoff spots and potentially a district title.
On Friday night, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles will attempt to take their season record to 4-4 and their District 1-2A Division II mark to 4-0 when they host the Dimmitt Bobcats.
Through district play, the Eagles have had no difficulty finding the end zone, averaging 38 points over the past three games while only allowing 15 points a game over the same stretch.
In last weekâ€™s win over Amarillo Highland Park, the Eagles defense dominated the Hornets offense by causing three turnovers and limiting the Hornets to 150 yards of total offense.
Over the past two years, there is no question that the West Texas High Lady Comanches can be called â€śThe Queens of the Courtâ€ť in Class 1A volleyball in the Texas Panhandle.
Last night, the Lady Comanches extended their District 5-1A winning streak to 14 matches by defeating Ft. Elliott on the road in straight sets, 25-12, 25-6, 25-12.
The way Tuesday nightâ€™s match started between the Dalhart Lady Wolves and the Borger Lady Bulldogs, fans on both sides of Tex Hanna Gym probably felt like the match was going to be a quick one due to Dalhart jumping out to a fast two games to none lead.
But the Lady Bulldogs found a way to regroup and fight back to take the third and fourth games to force a deciding game five.
On Saturday, the Borger Bulldogs boys golf team traveled to Canyon to play in the Randall Triangular. Borger was paired with Randall and Amarillo Palo Duro high. The bulldogs placed first in there tri meet with a team total of 315.
Borger scores were: Dylan Coffer 75, Billy Haynes 77, Kaylor Chatwell 78, Tyler Sosebee 85, Devontae Landers 87
Borger Boys Golf Coach Clinton Grange said, â€śThe course played tough this weekend but despite the wet and cool conditions the boys stepped up and posted some really great scores.â€ť
By Stephanie Howard
BNH Sports Contributor
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles swept the Lady Cats from Childress in three straight games in District 1-2A action.
In the first game, Sanford-Fritch struggled with serving and let Childress stay in the game with many lead changes. The Lady Cats had some great opportunities to win but Sanford-Fritch came together to finish strong. 25-22
Game two was Sanford-Fritchâ€™s game to take charge. Great serving from senior Mariah Cumings and hard hits from Jacy Judd helped the Lady Eagles move past Childress for the win. 25-9
The Borger Lady Bulldogs were missing their top outside hitter and had to face the best team in District 1-3A in the No. 14 Pampa Lady Harvesters. Borger made the Lady Harvesters work but were eventually swept (20-25, 22-25, 20-25) Saturday in Borger.
Interim head coach Ken Barbour said he was pleased with how the team competed.
â€śI was very proud of how the girls responded and competed,â€ť Barbour said. â€śWe just wanted to play well. Iâ€™m disappointed that we lost but Iâ€™m pleased with the effort they gave.â€ť
On Saturday, October 15th former Pampa Harvesters and former Borger Bulldogs will square off at Bulldogs Stadium for the Pampa vs. Borger Alumni Game.
The Bulldogs will feature Borger High School alumni who graduated as recently as this spring to players who graduated in the late 1980s and early 1990s who just have a love for playing the game of football and representing the Borger community.
The high winds and distant storms didnâ€™t scare the Sanford-Fritch Eagles when they arrived at Highland Park Stadium.
The Eagles knew this would be a game they felt confident with and put up big stats for key players.
The first Eaglesâ€™ touchdown came rather quickly, for none other, than junior running back Colton Valle.
The offense pound the ball on the ground before Valle finally got a break for a 28 yard touchdown.
The West Texas Comanches opened up District play Friday night in Stinnett with a 21-6 win over the Rough Riders from Boys Ranch. The win sets up a big showdown next week in Canadian, who lost in double over time to Sunray. Every team in the District was ranked in the top 25 in Class A Friday, in what is arguably the toughest 1A District in the state. The Comanches need to cut out the penalties and turnovers to stay competitive within the District, and that is definitely doable.