March 5th, 2012
Over the weekend, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen baseball team opened WJCAC play taking on the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds.
The T-Birds are known for having solid pitching and that was evident in the series, as the Plainsmen were held to four runs over four games with the T-Birds winning the series three games to one.
On Saturday, the T-Bird used 15 hits and five Plainsmen errors to get the 12-1 win in the first game of the series.
The 2012 track and field season got underway at the Borger Relays at Bulldog Stadium. The Borger boys and girls teams had a good showing led by Tomaria Embers winning the triple jump and taking second place in the 400m.
On the boys side, the Borger 800m and 1600m relay teams won first place. Finishing in second place was Conner Killough in the 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles, Terrence Brown in the 400m and Jonathan Jeter in the 200m.
On Friday evening, the Borger Bulldogs improved their playoff chances by getting a 3-1 win over the Canyon Eagles in District 5-4A soccer action.
Francisco Ibarra scored two goals and Lane Newcomb scored the third goal for the Bulldogs in the win.
Coming up with assists were Jose Chavez, Christopher Coon, and George Sifuentes.
In girls soccer action, the Borger Lady Bulldogs lost to the Canyon Lady Eagles 0-2.
On Sunday the Borger Bowling Club will take part in the regional bowling tournament at Western Bowl in Amarillo beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The Borger team will join Amarillo High, Caprock and Bushland competing against six teams from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area for a chance to qualify for the state tournament.
The Borger team earned a spot in the regional tournament by beating Randall in a tiebreaker match on Thursday evening, 9-6.
In the head-to-head individual series, Borger defeated Randall 3-2 with Carter Williams, Devan Witt, and Charles Aikens getting wins for Borger.
Below is from the Secretary of Stateâ€™s Director of Elections, Keith Ingram:
Please be advised that pursuant to the March 1, 2012 federal court order, which can be found at www.sos.state.tx.us, the 2012 Primary election dates are scheduled as follows: May 29, 2012 Primary Election and July 31, 2012 Primary Runoff Election. The deadline to mail ballots to the military and overseas voters is April 14, 2012.Candidate Filing
This weekend the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen (4-11) baseball team will begin WJCAC play hosting the New Mexico Junior College T-Birds (9-3).
The Plainsmen enter conference play struggling at the plate averaging only three runs over the last seven games.
Despite the scoring woes, several Plainsmen have done a good job putting the ball in play, led by Joel Villarreal hitting .341 in 14 games and Cesar Wong and Alfonso Aguilar who are both hitting .300 and have driven in 21 RBIs combined. Nolan Hoskins leads the team in homeruns with two.
The Borger High School Soccer Team t-shirts are now on sale. Two designs are available: one for girls and one for guys.
All shirts are black. The girlsâ€™ logo has soccer written across the chest in a zebra print and outlined in red. It says Borger, Lady Dawgs in red and has two soccer balls flying around the logo. Boysâ€™shirts depict a soccer ball with wings in the middle outlined in red. It reads Borger Soccer outlined in red.
Deborah Monk, 59, of Weatherford, TX, passed away, Monday, February 27, 2012.
Deborah Cloud Monk was born October 5, 1952 in Mansfield, LA to Barnett Cloud Sr. and Willie Lee (Thompson) Lollis. She married Paul Monk on May 1, 1976 in Dallas, TX. Deborah was a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Willie Lee Lollis; her step-mother, Louella Cloud; her brother, Barnett Cloud Jr.; her daughter, Rachael Sahr; and infant granddaughter.
GPCH welcomed a leap year baby! Diego Armando Gonzales was born on February 29, 2012, at 2:28 a.m., weighing seven pounds and 11 ounces. He was 22 inches long. Parents are Cody Jo Gonzales and Jose Barejas Gonzales.
PHOTO BY TARA HOPKINS
A mobile home in Fritch burst into flames Thursday afternoon.â€¨
Around 11:57 a.m. on Thursday March 1, 2012, Fritch Fire Department received a call stating a structure was on fire.
Upon arrival, Fritch firefighters found a fully engulfed trailer house. The fire also ignited a truck and stared a grass fire. â€¨
According to Hutchinson County Fire Marshal, Danny Richards, the National Park Service responded with mutual aid and contained the grass fire while Fritch controlled the structure fire.