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January 27th, 2012

Frank Phillips College tops NMMI 71-70 in WJCAC action

January 27, 2012

On Thursday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen got their first win in WJCAC play by beating the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Broncos 71-70 in Roswell, N.M.
Several Plainsmen had big games including Taquan McDew scoring 18 points, Earl Hill 15 points and 12 rebounds, Ronald Scott 10 points and 8 rebounds, and Alex Zivkovic 7 points and 11 rebounds.
The win improves the Plainsmen to 9-11 overall, 1-3 in WJCAC, while NMMI drops to 8-10 oveall and to 1-3 in WJCAC play.

Comanches square off with Kiowas in crucial District 1-1A contest

January 27, 2012

Tonight the Booker Kiowas (8-8, 1-4) and the West Texas High Comanches (16-9, 1-4) square off in a big District 1-1A game.
Both teams enter tonight with identical 1-4 district records and a win will keep one team right in the hunt for one of the district’s playoff berths, while the loser will start tp see their playoff hopes look bleak.
In the district opener back on January 10th, the Kiowas came away with the 57-44 win at home, but have failed to win a district contest since.

Xcel Energy files for lower fuel costs

January 27, 2012

Xcel Energy has filed for lower fuel costs in the state of Texas.
Yesterday, the company submitted plans to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) for a revised fuel cost formula and factor that will reduce residential bills of 1,000 kilowatt-hours by an average of $1.83, or about 1.8 percent, starting April 1.

January 26th

Bulldogs make their mark on the Collin Street Bakery TSWA 3A All-State team

January 26, 2012

Thursday afternoon, three Borger Bulldogs were honored as part of the Texas Sports Writers Association 3A All-State team.

Senior Dustin Clark was named Third Team All-State on the defensive line, while senior running back Ty Brown and senior linebacker Miles McKinney earned Honorable Mention honors.

61st Annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State Football Team.

FIRST TEAM
Offense
Guards — Sam Schomp, Lindale, 6-4, 300, sr. and Andrew Cady, Rockport-Fulton, 6-0, 245, sr.
Center — Clint Merka, Argyle, 6-2, 290, sr.

Officials respond to Hwy 136 wreck

January 26, 2012

Area emergency officials responded to a wreck Thursday morning on Highway 136.
A husband and wife, who were not identified, rolled into a ravine off the highway. Gabriel Medrano of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the husband had complained of stomach pains.
He said that a witness stated the southbound vehicle curved off the road to the right, causing it to go through a barbed wire fence and strike an electrical pole on the driver's side. This caused the vehicle to roll several times, landing into a ravine.

Sanford-Fritch's Colton Valle earns TSWA All-State Honorable Mention honors

January 26, 2012

61st Annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A All-State Football Team.
FIRST TEAM
Offense
Guards — Shawn Atwood, Muleshoe, 6-2, 185, jr. and Will Holcomb, Lexington, 5-9, 205, sr.
Center — Adam Berghauser, Melissa, 6-4, 220, sr.
Tackles — Mac Long, 6-4, 282, Edna, sr. and John Wesley Shipp, Refugio, 5-11 225, jr.
Wide receivers — Lynx Hawthorne, Refugio, 6-1, 185, sr. and Caleb Hullum, Eastland, 5-9, 175, sr
Tight end — Gerren Ballard, Whitewright, 6-6, 250, sr.
Quarterback — Travis Quintanilla, Refugio, 5-11, 175, soph.

Borger Police Report

January 26, 2012

Jan. 21, 2012
136 and 1559 – motorist assist
5th and Harvey – field interview
1100 block of Sterling – report of criminal mischief
200 block of West Jefferson – house/business check
500 block of North Cedar – report of disturbance
200 block of West First – traffic escort
200 block of North Harvey – report of recovered property
Lister – report of disturbance
1000 block of East Sixth – report of criminal trespass
1400 block of Boyd – report of suspicious activity
1300 block of Potter – report of theft
200 block of West First – traffic escort

Alice Harvey

January 26, 2012

Funeral services for Alice Louise Harvey, 87, of Borger will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the 1st Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Jennifer Santer, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pampa under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Mrs. Harvey died Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in Borger.

Livestock show activities getting underway

January 26, 2012

Activities surrounding the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show are getting underway!
At 4 p.m. today, the concession stand will open at the Hutchinson County Aluminum Dome, where the show is being held. All species except steers and heifers must be unloaded and penned. All photos except for the steers and heifers will be taken tomorrow evening.
At 7 p.m., all weight cards must be in the possession of the board/secretary treasurer for all breeds except swine. Swine weight cards must be turned in by 8 p.m. The concession stand will close at 10 p.m. Thursday evening.

FPC Plainsmen open 2012 baseball season on Friday

January 26, 2012

This weekend, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen baseball team will get the 2012 season underway by hosting Luna Community College out of Las Vegas N.M., in a four game series. The first of two doubleheaders will start tomorrow at noon ,with the second doubleheader taking place on Saturday with a noon start as well.
The Plainsmen Baseball program enters the season essentially with a fresh start due to having a new coaching staff and only two players returning from the 2011 team.

The Bulldogs dropped a heartbreaker in overtime 42-35. See weekend sports for full results.
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