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October 5th, 2011
The West Texas Lady Comanches volleyball team is on a roll. They took down the Lady Dragons from Paducah in three 25-17, 25-13, and 25-18, to remain a perfect 5-0 in District play. They maintained control in the first two sets, even though they briefly trailed in the first. The second was all WT as they led all the way through. They trailed most of the third, once by as much as six points, but tied the score at 11, 12, 13, and 14, before they fell behind again. After tying the score at 17, they took control and won it.
Anybody around the area knows the Bushland Lady Falcons volleyball team is a powerhouse and the Lady Eagles were able to experience it at home Tuesday. Bushland came to Fritch with big hits and great defense. They used every scheme possible in scoring points. Fritch had some chances to turn things around but in game one the Lady Falcons took advantage of ball placing to win 25-12.
In the second game, Fritch started playing better and making things happen. Senior Jacy Judd hit some down balls to keep the Lady Eagles alive. Bushland did what it took and came away to win 25-15.
WOODROW-A slow start and turnovers proved to maKe the difference in an otherwise evenly fought contest between the Borger Bulldogs and Monahans Lobos on Friday night.
Two Lobo touchdowns in the first quarter and three Bulldog turnovers, which killed promising drives, allowed Monahans to get the 21-7 win at Lubbock Cooper Pirate Stadium, to improve to 5-1 while Borger drops to 2-4.
On the opening kickoff, the Lobos took the ball 52 yards to set up their first drive at the Bulldogs 32 yard line.
On Friday night, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles played tough and moved the ball up and down Eagle Field to beat the Floydada Whirlwinds 47-19.
The West Texas Comanches improved their season record to 5-1 with a 42-7 win over the Claude Mustangs. Claude had only lost once until last night, but the Comanches left little doubt that they were in charge of the game. The Mustangs have a huge line but WT had an answer for that with the likes of big Ty Lay, Austin Ivy, Dylan Ewing, and Shane Keasler. The Comanche offense again put up big numbers behind their offensive line with 541 total offensive yards, 441 were on the ground.
At this time last week, there were a lot of questions asked about how the Borger Bulldogs were going to respond after their disappointing loss to Dumas.
Fortunately, the answers to those questions were all positive, as the Bulldogs responded with an impressive 30-2 win last Friday against the Graham Steers.
The performance was a complete turnaround from the prior week, as the defense pitched a shutout and limited the Steer offense to 63 yards. The Bulldog offense also did a solid job mixing in the passing game with the ground game to control the clock and wear out the Steer defense.
On Friday evening, the West Texas High Comanches will try to end non-district play on a high note, when they take the short trip south to play the Claude Mustangs.
Last Friday in Wellington, the Comanches improved to 4-1 with a win over Electra. However the win came in dramatic fashion in the fourth quarter.
After jumping out to a 14 point lead, the Comanches found themselves playing catch up in the fourth quarter with Electra holding a 26-23 lead.
Last Friday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles were able to put their non-district woes behind them by opening District 1-2A Division II play with a 33-19 win over the Tulia Hornets.
Through the first half of the game, the Hornets managed to play tough before the Eagles were able to pull away for the two touchdown win.
The game proved that the road to another district title is going to be tough for the Eagles this season, as the district as a whole has improved on the football field compared to 2010.
Over the weekend, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen volleyball team traveled to Hutchinson, Kan. to take part in tournament play.
The Lady Plainsmen made a strong showing going 3-1 in the tournament to improve their overall season record to 14-7.
In the tournament, the Lady Plainsmen defeated Pratt CC 25-22, 25-18, 25-23; Cloud County CC 25-22, 25-16, 25-11; and Hutchinson JC 25-12, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18. The Lady Plainsmenâ€™s lone loss came against Seminole JC 25-20, 17-25, 24-26, 17-25.
Over the past couple of years, one of the best rivalries within the WJCAC has been found on the volleyball court between the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen and the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Lady Broncos.
After Wednesday evening, the rivalry appears to still be going strong as the two teams squared off in a great five game match in Roswell, N.M., where the Lady Plainsmen came away with the win 25-18, 19-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13.