January 11th, 2012
PAMPA-There are times in sports when one miscue seems to start an avalanche that can be nearly impossible to overcome for a team.
Unfortunately, that is the scenario the Borger Lady Bulldogs found themselves in their District 1-3A opener loss to the Pampa Lady Harvester, 73-25.
Good three point shooting and 11 first period turnovers by the Lady Bulldogs opened the door for Pampa to use a 12-0 run to build a 7-27 lead after the first eight minutes of play.
The Sanford-Fritch Eagles played Wheeler, Tuesday night and lost a close thriller in OT.
It took the first two quarters to get the Eagles rolling, as too many turnovers and missed shots plagued the Eagles. This kept them on the short end trailing after the first quarter, 9-15.
Fast paced Wheeler were a tough matchup to manage and Wheeler continued in the lead 13-27.
However, the Eagles came soaring in the last two quarters.
On Tuesday evening, the Bushland Falcons held off a fourth period rally by the Borger Bulldogs to get the 63-57 win in the final non-district contest for both teams at Bushland.
A sluggish second period by the Bulldogs led to Bushland taking an eight point, 34-26, lead at halftime.
The Bulldogs bounced back in the second half and pull back to within one point, 57-58, with under a minute to go in the game.
However, the Falcons found a way to hang on and send the Bulldogs to 9-11 for the season. while Bushland improves to 10-8.
LINN Energy is preparing to celebrate the grand opening of its new regional office in Borger.
The company will be hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the office. LINN Energy will also be presenting Dr. Jud Hicks, President of Frank Phillips College, with its donation to fund equipment for the P&E and I&E technology program. The new facility is located at 1201 Fairlanes Boulevard, and the public is invited to attend.
Hutchinson County will remain free of a burn ban.
On the Hutchinson County Commissioners Court met for a regular meeting at the Hutchinson County Courthouse to discuss the ban.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards spoke to the commissioners, recommending â€śthat we hold what we have. To continue to not have the burn ban,â€ť he said.
The burn ban was lifted on Nov. 21, 2011 and will continue to stay that way, after the commissioners took no action on the item.
After tonight, the Borger Bulldogs and Sanford-Fritch Eagles boys basketball teams will be the only Hutchinson County basketball teams waiting to get district basketball play underway.
After making it through a tough non-district schedule, the Borger Lady Bulldogs begin District 1-3A play tonight taking on the Pampa Lady Harvesters beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Pampa.
The Lady Bulldogs posted a 4-14 record during non-district play, while the Lady Harvesters enter the game with a 10-10 record.
Hutchinson County Republican Women would like to Welcome the Texas Republican Party Treasurer Tom Mechler to our scheduled meeting on January 12 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Dakeâ€™s Restaurant in Borger.
All citizens interested in hearing about the direction our State will be taking and about the field of candidates for statewide office in the upcoming elections are cordially invited to attend and hear this talented and charismatic speaker. Dinner will be served.
Tom Mechler has been politically involved for over twenty-five years.
Longtime Borger High School Coach E.J. â€śJeep Webb will be part of this yearâ€™s three-person induction class into the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m. in Amarillo Collegeâ€™s Ordway Auditorium.
Joining Webb in this yearâ€™s induction class are former Nazareth and West Texas A&M womenâ€™s basketball player Leona (Gerber) Wilhelm and former Dumas Head Football Coach, the late Bill Spann.
Webb started his time in Borger in 1958 as an assistant coach before moving to Canyon in 1960.
A blood drive is set to take place in Borger in about two weeks.
The Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be holding a drive at the Union Hall, 111 East Coolidge on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All eligible donors who present to donate will receive a M*A*S*H* t-shirt in appreciation for giving the gift of life.
A photo ID or donor card is required to donate, and donors must be at least 17 years of age to be eligible to give blood.
Suzanne Talley of CMBC said that all blood types are currently needed.
On Saturday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen menâ€™s basketball team began the second half of the 2011-12 season hosting rival the Clarendon College Bulldogs at the BCAC.
The game went back and forth in the first half, but the second half belonged to the Plainsmen, who did a good job controlling both ends on the court as they pulled away for a 107-86 win.