March 19th, 2012
It is time once again for local citizens to bash their trash!
The City of Borger will be holding its upcoming trash bash April 9-14, 2012. It is sponsoring this free week for county residents to bring their trash to the transfer station.
Kathie Harber, who is with the City of Borger, said tire disposal will also be an available service for locals during Trash Bash Week.
â€śTire disposal, for residential customers, will not have a limit during this week,â€ť she said.
The wind, the dirt, and the Sanford Fritch Eagles swept into Stinnett Saturday and handily took care of the Comanches in both games of a non-District double header. SF won the first game in seven innings 15-4 and run ruled the Tribe in five innings in a football score 31-7. The wind was definitely a factor causing fielders to misjudge fly balls, a hitterâ€™s dream and outfielderâ€™s nightmare. The Comanches also had several players missing due to another school function. Many of the Eaglesâ€™ runs were off WT High errors and unearned.
This past weekend was not a fun one for the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball team. After losing two games to Otero Junior College in Colorado on Friday, the Lady Plainsmen made the trip to Snyder where Western Texas College got the sweep 11-1 and 10-4 in WJCAC play.
In game one, Western Texas never surrendered the lead after the third inning, scoring three runs on an RBI double by Taylor Gillette, an RBI single by Christen Miller, and a wild pitch.
Western Texas piled on three more runs in the bottom of the fourth.
On Monday, March 19th, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents will take action on canceling the 2012 Board of Regents Election.
This year the Board of Regents had three full, six year at-large terms and one four-year, unexpired Spring Creek term scheduled to expire in 2012. As of the March 6th deadline for the candidates to file for the 2012 election, the applications received for the open positions were from Jay Campbell, Sandra Hilbert, and Dr. Shad Goldston for the three at-large terms, and Tonya Moore for the unexpired Spring Creek term.
(Editorâ€™s Note: The Borger News-Herald will be featuring Borgerâ€™s City Departments throughout the next several weeks, highlighting the services that the city performs for citizens on a daily basis.)
There is one City of Borger employee whose career is all about making signs.
Rosa Hicks, Public Works, produces all city signs for citizen safety and awareness. She has been performing this service for 15 years and counting.
A water balloon fight at Borger High School the week prior to spring break took an ugly turn for one BHS student.
Roper Cox addressed the Borger ISD school board at its recent meeting on her sonâ€™s behalf. During the water balloon fight, her son was hit with a balloon filled with urine.
She said she wanted to know what the school district was going to do, and would rather see the district handle it than taking it to the police.
On Friday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs controlled their playoff destiny in their District 5-4A finale against the Dumas Lady Demons. With the Lady Bulldogs holding a .5 point lead over Pampa for the final district playoff berth, a Borger win would seal the deal and send the team into the playoffs for the fifth year in a row. But a tie or loss to Dumas meant the team would be scoreboard watching the game between Canyon and Pampa on Saturday.
AMARILLO-Despite giving up a total of 30 runs on the day, the Borger Bulldogs were able to leave Amarillo splitting their doubleheader with the River Road Wildcats, winning game one 19-15 and losing the second game 15-5.
On Friday evening, the Borger Bulldogs wrapped up the 2012 season with a 3-0 loss to the Dumas Demons. The Bulldogs end District 5-4A play with a 2-8-2 district record. Borger senior Jose Chavez (pictured) prepares to send the ball up the field in the first half on Friday evening.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Tonight the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs varsity soccer teams will play their final home games of the 2012 season hosting Dumas.
The Lady Bulldogs and the Dumas Lady Demons will start at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Bulldogs and Dumas Demons at 7:00 p.m.
A win by the Lady Bulldogs will allow the team to clinch the final District 5-4A playoff spot.
Between games, the senior players on both Borger teams will be honored for their hard work and committment to the Borger High School Soccer program.
District 5-4A Girls standings
Randall 12-0-0 12 pts
Caprock 6-3-3 7.5 pts