February 11th, 2012
In 2011, the Borger Lady Bulldog softball team took a big step by advancing to the area round of the 3A playoffs.
Due to having a year of growth for a promising group of underclassmen and six players returning from last yearâ€™s varsity squad, the Lady Bulldogs go into the 2012 season with expectations to be able to compete for a district title and make a run in the playoffs come May.
On Friday evening, the Pampa Harvesters outscored the Borger Bulldogs 26-6 in the fourth period to get the 59-42 win in District 1-3A play.
Through three periods, the Bulldogs and Harvesters were in a back and forth in an entertaining contest, where the Bulldogs held a 36-34 lead going into the fourth period.
But ten Bulldog turnovers in the final period, opened the door for the Harvesters to go on a run and pull away for the double digit win.
The Bulldogs opened the game strong with Grant Boren nailing a three pointer to give Borger a 8-4 lead.
#9 Childress 89 Sanford-Fritch 34
In District 1-2A play, the #9 Bobcats showed why they are considered one of the best teams in the state in class 2A in jumping out ahead of the Eagles from the opening tip.
Childress started to pull away in the second period by building a 38-12 lead on their way to the 89-34 win.
The loss snapped a two game district winning streak for the Eagles, who will wrap up the 2011-12 on Tuesday against Amarillo River Road.
Ryan Blakely led the Eagles with 12 points followed by Christian Ward and Trey Henry scoring 5 each.
JV Score: Childress 55 Sanford-Fritch 34
On Sunday afternoon, Borger will be well represented during the 2012 Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony taking place in the Ordway Auditorium on the Amarillo College campus, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Longtime Borger High School Coach E.J. â€śJeepâ€ť Webb will be a part of this yearâ€™s three-person induction class, while Borger coach Jeff Pinkerton will be honored as the Tennis Coach of the Year, Josh and Abbie Madden as the Tennis Players of the Year, and Jâ€™Cee Pool will be honored with a Special Achievement Award.
ALTUS, Okla.-On Thursday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball team opened the 2012 season with a pair of losses to Western Oklahoma College, 13-3 and 14-9.
(Game One) Western Oklahoma College 13 Frank Phillips College 3
In game one, the Lady Plainsmen committed six fielding errors, helping Western Oklahoma pull away for the run-rule win.
Western Oklahoma scored six runs in the second and third innings before the Lady Plainsmen got on the scoreboard off a three run homerun by sophomore Christine Blankenship.
ODESSA-On Thursday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen lost to Odessa College in WJCAC basketball action in Odessa.
(Women) Odessa College 53 Frank Phillips College 39
The Lady Plainsmen's control-the-clock style paid off for the team in the first half as they were able to go into the halftime break with a seven point lead, 22-15.
But in the second half, Odessa applied pressure on the defensive end, which resulted in ten second half Lady Plainsmen turnovers and 16 Lady Wrangler points.
Borger officials are still investigating a fire that occurred at an abandoned apartment complex, but have ruled it as arson.
Two teenagers were recently arrested for the intentional setting of three different fires.
On January 20, 2012, three fires occurred around 11 p.m. at Buttercup Day Care and City of Borger Government Housing.
According to Fire Marshal Jerry Langwell, the first fire occurred in one room at the day care, then two more were set in breezeways at the Housing Complex.
Two teenagers, ages 17 and 13, were arrested a week later for causing the three fires.
Due to the ages of the teenagers, no names were released.
Applications to file for a place on the ballot for the 2012 Board of Regents election can be filed February 4th through March 5th in the Presidentâ€™s Office at Frank Phillips College.
There are three six-year terms and one four-year unexpired term.
Currently the at-large six-year term positions are held by Jay Campbell, Sandra Hilbert, and Dr. Shad Goldston. The four-year unexpired term is for the Spring Creek District, currently held by Tonya Moore.
The six-year terms are elected at-large and the candidate must be a resident of the College District.
Charlie Taylor Reese, Jr., 83 of Raton, N.M., died Feb. 4, 2012, at Raton.
Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Highland Park Cemetery with Rev. Leonard Forsythe, Pastor of Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Eastlawn Garden at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.