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January 12th, 2013
It's always nice to go into rival Pampa's gym and win. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, that would not happen in the district matchup on Friday night.
The ladies were up first in what turned out to be a close game.
Pampa took a quick 5-0 lead on the Lady Bulldogs. Wood had some solid rebounds under the basket for Borger and also two quick jumpers for their first scores. Loftis has a shot blocked, but Wood is there to put it in for two. Francis hits a three to tie the game up at 11. Pampa scores six straight to end the quarter.
Odessa College rolled over the Frank Phillips teams on Thursday night in an NJCAA matchup, handing them their first loss early in conference play.
The Lady Plainsmen jumped out to a 7-2 lead early, with five points from Bohlar and two from Smith. Bohlar was hot early and hit another three off of a Lytle screen. Odessa answered with a three of their own. Lytle hits two inside, and Smith goes coast-to-coast for FPC, but Odessa had an answer for both field goals.
A 2012 graduate of Borger High School, Max Lusk, has been named to the Dean's Honor Roll for Seward County Community College with a 3.63 GPA. Max is studying towards a Physical Therapy Degree.
Lusk is also a member of the Seward County Saints baseball team and finished the fall baseball season with the highest batting average on the team, hitting .385. He is a freshman outfielder for the Saints. They will start their spring season on February 2nd.
Proud parents are Danny Ray and Karen Lusk.
Two seniors from West Texas High will be playing in the Golden Spread All Star Volleyball tournament this weekend in Canyon.
According to WTHS Coach Patterson, Devin DeLapp and Cheyenne Tull will be playing on the North All Star team under Coach Stephanie Bankhead. Their first game will be Saturday at 1:00pm at the First United Bank Center in Canyon.
(Results of the tournament will follow next week.)
The Fritch Lady Eagles claimed a district victory on Tuesday night over Boys Ranch, and improved to 14-6 on the season and 1-1 in district play. Boys Ranch falls to 0-2.
They beat Boys Ranch 68-29 holding them to only 13 points in the first half of play.
Mikala Setliff finished with 18 points to lead the Lady Eagles. Christa White with 16, Blakely Meek with 14, and Bailey Hardy with 10, all contributed to the victory.
The Fritch teams will travel to Spearman for their next district contest on Friday.
It was a happy birthday for Coach Hackett as the Frank Phillips Plainsmen gave him a thrilling come-from-behind victory in their first conference game of the season.
FPC beat Clarendon on the road by a score of 102-100. Both teams have 11-4 records on the year.
Remarkably, the Plainsmen were down by 19 points at one point, but came back and won by two over a stunned and talented Clarendon team.
It was a battle to the finish in the Lady Bulldogs' district opener against Dalhart. In a very physical contest, the Lady Wolves prevailed, 57-48.
Dalhart scored the first 8 points, holding Borger scoreless for almost three minutes with a tough press break. Prater puts Borger on the board, scoring their first four points. Francis also hits a jumper for Borger. Wood was great on the boards all night, and her first two came from an offensive rebound and a put back. Gillum would go coast-to-coast to lay in another two for the Lady Dogs, and they end the first down 19-11.
As 2012 draws to a close, many are happy to see it go. There were many ugly stories in the sports world this year, and many are ranking the Penn State scandal the biggest news story of the year. There were also positive stories (which I like to focus on), many of which emerged from the 2012 London Olympics this summer.
Many Borger Bulldogs, Sanford-Fritch Eagles, and West Texas Comanches were named to their respective all-district teams.
Colton Valle, a senior running back for the Eagles, was named the District 1-2A Division II MVP.
His junior teammate, Andrew Reynolds, was named the districtâ€™s Defensive MVP.
In addition to receiving first team all-district honors, Kendrick Freeman, a sophomore running back for Borger, was named Sophomore of the Year on the Amarillo Globe News Super Team.
He led the Bulldogsâ€™ rushing attack with 1,158 yards and eight touchdowns on the season.
December 27th, 2012
Borger hosted the Herd from Hereford in a Friday night showdown. Turnovers were a key stat in both games, as both Borger teams finished with over 30 in their respective games.
The Varsity Lady Bulldogs took almost four minutes off the clock before they scored their first field goal, a fast break lay-up by Lawson. N. Embers has a steal which leads to two for her, and Lawson drives in for another two. Gillum sinks two free throws for Borger, and they are down 16-8 after the first quarter.