Archive - Sports Article
March 26th, 2011
By Rusty Berry
In the early days of the Borger Lady Bulldog Soccer program, finding consistent success on the field was something that the team struggled with, including coming up short in finding a way to get into post-season play.
Fortunately, things have changed over the past several years, as the Lady Bulldogs will take part in the 4A playoffs for the fourth year in a row when they take on the Abilene Wylie Lady Bulldogs in the Region I Area Round on Monday afternoon in Wichita Falls.
Friday afternoon Midland College left Borger taking both games in their series with the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen 9-5 and 11-3.
The Lady Plainsmen played host to Odessa College today.
Photo by Don Rice
After an up-and-down trip south during Spring Break, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen returned home this weekend to take on the NMMI Broncos in a four-game WJCAC series.
In the first two games on Friday, the Plainsmen took care of business on their home field by coming away with two wins, 7-4 and 8-5.
Game one: Frank Phillips 7, NMMI 4
The Broncos opened the first game strong at the plate by scoring three runs in the first inning.
However, the Plainsmen used good second and third innings to score seven runs to take a 7-3 lead where they were able to hang on for the 7-4 win.
When Head Coach Steve Watkins took over the Borger Lady Bulldog softball program before the 2009 season, the varsity squad was one that had seen a couple of years of struggles on the field and was a program thin in upperclassmen leadership.
As a result, Watkins was forced with the task of putting together a varsity team full of sophomores and freshmen that was a little green in some of the fundamentals of the game, which in turn led to the team taking a couple of lumps the past two years on the field.
Friday evening the Borger 2011 Flag Football League will kcik-off the season at the TCY Football FIeld with a matchup between X-Rated vs Victory at 7:00 p.m.
The opening weekend will continue on Saturday with four games scheduled.
Those games are: Storm vs Outlaws 1:00 p.m., ABN vs Borger Brawlers 3:00 p.m., Punishers vs Colts 5:00 p.m. and Hangovers vs Roughnecks 7:00 p.m.
The Hutchinson County Soccer Association has teamed up to host the week long â€śBritish Soccer Campâ€ť during the week of 7/18/11 â€“ 7/22/11 at The Soccer Fields, Veta Street, Borger, TX, 79007.
The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challengerâ€™s team of 1,000 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger Sports will hold over 3,000 British Soccer camps this summer and will coach over 120,000 players between the ages of 3 and 19.
After Tuesday afternoon, players and fans of the Borger Lady Bulldog and Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagle softball teams probably would call it a toss up between which is worse: playing in the freezing cold or playing in 50 mph winds that constantly is throwing layers of infield dirt onto anyone and anything in its path.
That was the condition the two teams battled through yesterday afternoon in their non-district game where the Lady Bulldogs came away with the 7-0 win in Fritch.
Amarillo, TX â€“ The Amarillo Venom is excited to introduce a new member to their team, but are asking for help in deciding a name.
The Venom will now have a mascot at every home game cheering on the team and they are asking their fans for help deciding a name for the giant-green snake.
â€śWe are excited about the new mascot addition to our team,â€ť said Joe Morgado, the Venom General Manager. â€śWe had a couple of names picked out, but decided to let the fans name their new mascot instead.â€ť
Tuesday the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen travelled to Altus, Okla. where they fell to Western Oklahoma State College 9-0 and 4-0.
The Lady Plainsmen will be in action in Borger this weekend hosting Midland College in a doubleheader on Friday starting at 1:00 p.m. followed by a doubleheader with Odessa College on Saturday afternoon also starting at 1:00 p.m.
West Texas High got a walk off hit to beat the Memphis Cyclones 11-10 in Stinnett Monday. With the score tied at 10 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Kyle Stroud got a base hit and stole second to get into scoring position. Ty Lay hit a sacrifice to move him over to third base. With two outs, Carlos Juarez hit a line drive to left field on the first pitch for a walk off hit to score Stroud.