Archive - Sports Article
April 18th, 2011
In an era where television shows, movies and music from the 1970â€™s and 1980â€™s is revamped for a new generation, perhaps it would be fitting to call this yearâ€™s version of the Borger Bulldogs the â€śBig Red Machineâ€ť for the way the team continues to hit the ball in District 1-3A play.
For the fourth game in a row, the Bulldogs put on another hitting clinic on Saturday afternoon that included two three-run homers and a two-run homer on their way to getting a 13-3 win over the Pampa Harvesters in five innings.
The third time almost proved to be the charm as the Borger Lady Bulldogs rallied from a 8-1 deficit to take a 9-8 lead over the Pampa Harvesters in the fifth inning of their third meeting of the season.
Unfortunately, Pampa would rally to take the game 15-12 to send Borger to 3-4 in District 1-3A play.
With Dalhartâ€™s loss to Perryton on Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs still sit in second place with a one game lead over Dalhart and Perryton in the district race, with two games to go in the regular season.
Over the weekend the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen kept their hopes of claiming one of the WJCAC playoff spots alive by splitting their four-game series with Midland College.
After dropping both games on Saturday 9-2 and 6-5 in 10 innings, the Plainsmen rebounded to win both games on Sunday, 8-7 and 14-12.
The Plainsmen will next travel to Snyder this weekend for a big series with Western Texas College.
On Saturday afternoon the FPC Lady Plainsmen cracked the WJCAC win column in getting the series split with Western Texas College by winning game one 2-1 and dropping the second game 1-2 in nine innings.
On Sunday the Lady Plainsmen dropped both games to Howard College 5-3 and 8-0.
The Lady Plainsmen go to 7-27 for the season and 1-15 in WJCAC play.
High winds on Friday caused the Frank Phillips College baseball and softball doubleheaders to be rescheduled for Sunday, April 17th.
The FPC Plainsmen baseball team will take on Midland College on Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. while the FPC Lady Plainsmen softball team will begin their doubleheader with Howard College at 1:00 p.m.
District 5-4A Girls Soccer
Player of the Year:
Kassandra Thetford, Canyon
Goalkeeper of the Year:
Alyssa Salvato, Randall
Newcomer of the Year:
Ariel McBride, Canyon
Coach of the Year:
Earl McDaniel, Caprock
Brooke Ward Randall
Haley Girard Randall
Megan Stutz Randall
Kirsten Kerbo Randall
Alyssa Salvato Randall
Kassandra Thetford Canyon
Megan Godfrey Canyon
Rachael Robinson Canyon
Hannah Blakely Borger
Sammie Huckabee Borger
Alexis Morales Caprock
Stephanie Payan Caprock
Maire Cox Caprock
Borger results from the District 1-3A Track Meet in Perryton
Womenâ€™s varsity: 1. Perryton 274 2. Dalhart 128 3. Pampa 119 4. Borger 78
Menâ€™s varsity: 1. Dalhart 257.5 2. Perryton 124.5 3. Pampa 117 4. Borger 95
Womenâ€™s JV: 1. Perryton 174 2. Pampa 139 3. Dalhart 102 4. Borger 44
Menâ€™s JV: 1. Dalhart 223 2. Pampa 162 3. Perryton 127 4. Borger 9
(*Borger top six finishers)
Women 800m: 6. Nyshel Pease 2:47.16
Women 1600m: 4. Rachel Rickabaugh 6:21.86
Women 3200m: 5. Rachel Rickabaugh 13:38.15; 6. Brisa Balderrama 14:47.41
Last night the Borger ISD School Board approved the hiring of Chet Byerly as the new head boys basketball coach.
After over a month- long search, that drew the interest of over 45 applicants, Byerly was picked to lead the Bulldog hoop program due to his experience as a head coach and a player.
Byerly brings to Borger 17 years of coaching experience that includes six years as an assistant before spending the last 11 years as a head coach at Breckenridge, Azle, Snyder, Hillsboro and most recent at El Campo, near the Houston area.
There are times in the athletic arena where a bad loss can make a lasting impression on a team for either the good or bad during a season.
After the Borger Bulldogs suffered an 18-8 loss to the Perryton Rangers back on April 2 there was the big question of how the Bulldogs would regroup in order to stay in the hunt for the District 1-3A title or potentially find themselves just settling for the third playoff spot when the season came to an end.
The West Texas Lady Comanches played two district softball games on the road this week. That didnâ€™t matter to the Lady Tribe as they took care of business in style. First, they came close to shutting out the Lady Mustangs from Claude on Saturday. The girls did a great job defensively holding Claude to only one run, winning 21-1. Then, they went to Follett and won 11-0 on Monday.