Archive - Sports Article
April 9th, 2011
Many hours of hard work, planning and accumulating of resources have taken place since local resident Michael Mittelstet approached the Borger City Council with a plan of creating a Disc Course here in Borger.
With the blessing and backing of city officials over the last couple of years, Mittlestet, along with family and friends, local business and several employees within the City of Borger, have created one of the best disc golf courses in West Texas that draws players from miles away to come test their skills on the challenging course.
Friday afternoon the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen made the short trip to Clarendon to take on the Clarendon College Bulldogs for the first two games of the four game WJCAC weekend series.
Unfortunately for the Plainsmen, Fridayâ€™s games went to the Bulldogs as they took both games 11-10 and 19-9.
The Plainsmen return to Borger to take on Midland College this coming Friday and Saturday in two doubleheaders that begin at noon on both days.
On Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., the West Texas High Comanches will try to end the first half of District 6-1A play on a high note by trying to get a win over the Claude Mustangs. The game will be a match up of two teams with identical 3-1 district marks.
With the Mustangs and Comanches both one game behind Follett in the standings, Comanches Head Coach Steven Coursey understands how big a win tomorrow will be for his team, saying, â€śI really hope to get a big win and put ourselves in position that when we play Follett again, it will be a game with the district title on the line.â€ť
On Thursday the Borger High School Tennis team took advantage of playing on their home courts to win the 1-3A district championship by defeating Pampa, Perryton, and Dalhart. Winning, and finishing the spring season undefeated, was the mixed doubles team of Josh Madden and Abbie Madden.
After receiving a bye and cruising in their second round match 6-0, 6-0, the match between Madden and Madden vs Silva and Gage of Pampa was touted to be a very tough match up, but in the end the strength of the brother-sister duo was too much, with the Maddens winning 6-2,6-4.
Thursday evening Nick Rundell of Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp held a free preview for soccer players in the area to demonstrate some of the skills and exercies the players can learn when the camp comes to Borger in July.
The camp will be open for players ages 3-14 years old.
More information on the soccer camp cn be found at www.challengersports.com or contacting Rundell at email@example.com
The District 1-3A Tennis Tournament got underway this morning bringing tennis players to Borger from Pampa, Dalhart and Perryton.
Through the morning matches, Borger Head Tennis Coach Jeff Pinkerton said he was pleased so far on how well his players have done.
The tournament will last throughout the day.
Shortly after the Borger Bulldog basketball season came to an end in February, longtime Borger Boys Head Basketball Coach Lance Simpson was reassigned within the athletic department.
Borger Athletic Director Rusty Purser said he believed it was time for the basketball program to go in a new direction.
On Wednesday morning, Purser took a couple of minutes to talk about the circumstances surrounding the decision to make a change as well as how the search for a new coach has gone over the past month.
On Tuesday evening, the West Texas High Comanches improved to 10-5 overall and 3-1 in District 6-1A by defeating the Booker Kiowas 16-6 in six innings up in Booker.
The Comanches jumped out earlym scoring four runs in the top of the first inning, then posted five runs in both the fourth and sixth innings while taking advantage of nine Kiowa errors throughout the game.
Senior Logan Hoff got the win on the pitching mound going five innings, giving up six hits and two earned runs. Hoff also had a homerun and two RBIâ€™s at the plate.
Wednesday evening the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles got into the District 1-2A win column by defeating the Bushland Lady Falcons 8-7 in Fritch.
The Lady Eagles will next host Childress on Saturday starting at noon
PAMPA-After a rough outing in Perryton on Saturday, there was plenty of curiosity in wondering how the Borger Bulldogs would respond when they took the field in Pampa on Tuesday to take on the District 1-3A leading Harvesters.
Fortunately it looks as if Saturdayâ€™s loss lit a fire under the Bulldogs. The team put together a game that included good pitching, solid defense and hot bats to leave Harvester Field with a 13-5 win to end the first round of district play with a 2-1 record and going to 11-10-1 overall for the season.