September 26th, 2011
A Borger resident was killed and another critically injured in an accident occurring late Saturday evening.
On September 24, 2011, an eastbound Ford Mustang traveling on Highway 152 slid into a ravine, causing the vehicle to overturn.
According to Department of Public Safety reports, the driver, identified as Jimmy Dale Ream, 35, was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt and suffered severe head injures.
The passenger, Kimberly Ann Warren, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene around 10:25 p.m. by a Justice of the Peace, who ordered an autopsy be performed.
A local citizen with interest in the old hospital building brought her request before the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board of Directors last Monday evening.
Mary Kay Phelan, an employee of ConocoPhillips and Director of High Plains Helping Hands, said there has been interest from churches in the community to start a facility that would house a soup kitchen and shelter. She asked the board if there was a possibility of the add-on portion of the hospital being saved for such usage.
Sue Lundy Davis 78, of Amarillo died September 18, 2011. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Bell Avenue Church of Christ with Mr. Glenn Walton officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.
A Memorial Service for Helen Clack, 89, Lawton, will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Borger, TX on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at 2:00 pm.
She was born April 17, 1922, in Caney, Oklahoma to Albert Lee and Paris City (Brawner) Gunkel. Helen married Kenneth H. Ledgerwood in Walters, OK on October 20, 1940 and he passed away on July 29, 1956.
She later married Weldon Clack in Borger, Texas on May 20, 1967 and he passed away in 1984.
Over the past couple of years, one of the best rivalries within the WJCAC has been found on the volleyball court between the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen and the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Lady Broncos.
After Wednesday evening, the rivalry appears to still be going strong as the two teams squared off in a great five game match in Roswell, N.M., where the Lady Plainsmen came away with the win 25-18, 19-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13.
As the game with the Dumas Demons moved along last Friday, it was hard not to notice a little bit of frustration creeping into the Borger Bulldogs sideline in their 20-12 loss to send them to 1-3 for the season.
Through three quarters, the Bulldog offense struggled to get much going which led to the defense spending a lot of time out on the field.
After going through a tough non-district schedule, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles are getting to push the reset button on the season by starting District 1-2A play on Friday on the road against the Tulia Hornets.
The Eagles enter district play as the defending champions where they won the crown by going undefeated in their six district games last season.
But in order to defend their title, the Eagles will need to tighten up their defense that has given up an average of 38 points per game in the teamâ€™s four non-district losses.
After suffering their first loss of the season, the West Texas High Comanches look to rebound with a win to end non-district play on a high note over the next two weeks, beginning on Friday night when they take on the Electra Tigers in Wellington.
In last Fridayâ€™s loss to Spearman, the Comanches were able to move the ball throughout the game, racking up 355 yards in total offense. However, five Comanche turnovers led to two Spearman touchdowns in the 31-14 loss for the Comanches.
There are times in sports when the underdog rises up and other times when a ranked team lives up to their hype. On Tuesday night, the 5A #10 Amarillo High Lady Sandies showed why they are one of the best teams in Texas by muscling their way to a three game sweep over the Borger Lady Bulldogs 25-14, 25-9, 25-13 at Tex Hanna Gym.
Game one started well for the Lady Bulldogs, as a kill by Haley Armstrong and a block by Raygen Eakins helped the team build a 6-2 lead.
This past weekend, the Borger Boys and Girls Golf teams opened the 2011 fall season competing in Hereford.
The Borger Boys finished the tournament in third place with a team score of 315-318 putting them behind Plainview and Amarillo High.
Tyler Sosebee finished fifth in the tournament shooting a 77-74-155 while Billy Haynes came in sixth with a 75-80-155.
Other Borger Boys scores were Dylan Coffer 78-80-158, Will Conner 85-84-169 Kaylor Chatwell 85-86-171.