May 10th, 2011
AUSTIN-Good. But who knew this good?
Through the 1-3A District and 3A Region I Tennis Tournaments, the Borger Mixed Doubles team of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden has cruised through the brackets, only losing one set on the way.
With such a good streak, there were hopes for the brother and sister duo to make a good showing at the 3A State Tennis Tournament, but the showing they made on Monday was nothing short of being very impressive in dominating their competition.
Peter Marsh, 79, of Borger, passed away, Sunday, May 8, 2011.
With school just a few weeks from being out, the final touches are being put on the City of Borgerâ€™s Park Recreation Program for the summer.
Annadon Keys, Johnson Park Youth Center Supervisor, said the program is free and reaches out to children who are in first through seventh grades.
â€śOur goal is that each child receives the same attention, rewards, and fun equally, regardless of financial status,â€ť she said. â€śIt is very important for us to provide an exciting and fun-filled summer to as many children as possible.â€ť
Borger and Hutchinson Countyâ€™s emergency management coordinator has been hard at work on his higher education in order to continue keeping citizens safe.
Danny Richards graduated with a Masterâ€™s of Science Degree in Emergency Management from Jacksonville State University in Alabama on April 29, 2011.
He said Jacksonville State University offers one of the best curriculums for emergency managers wishing to further their professional studies.
â€śThe program requires an in-depth study of government structure, emergency response, financial recovery, and hazard mitigation,â€ť Richards said.
Les Sharp is running for a seat on the Borger ISD Board of Trustees.
Sharp has lived in Borger for 22 years. He said he was welcomed by the people of Borger as a young science teacher straight out of school at Texas Tech who made him feel at home.
â€śI met a beautiful girl (Melanie Pepper) whom I was privileged to marry and we have been blessed with four terrific children,â€ť he said. â€śBorger is a great community and a wonderful place to raise a family.â€ť
After taking game one of a best of three series, the West Texas Comanches played Nazareth again on Saturday at WTAMU in Canyon.
In game one on Saturday, the Tribe led most of the game, only to fall behind 7-6 in the top of the sixth inning. They put one man on base in the bottom of the seventh, but couldnâ€™t get him across, and the lost the game 7-6. The tying and winning runs were unearned. That forced a third game.
PLAINVIEW- Any hope for the Borger Lady Bulldog Softball Team extending its 2011 season was quickly done away with on Saturday afternoon.
The Andrews Lady Mustangs scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning, setting the tone for the Lady Mustang 17-1 win in game two of the best-of-three series.
After winning game one on Friday evening, Andrews took the 3A Area Round playoff series two games to none to advance to the 3A Regional Quarterfinals this coming weekend against Lubbock Cooper.
This week, Borger High School senior golfer Will Paulsell will begin his final tournament as a high school golfer by taking part in the 3A State Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin.
The trip marks the second time the Borger golfer will have competed at the state tournament. Yet it will be the first time since 2008 the heralded golfer has had the opportunity to compete for the state title.
Back in 2008, Paulsell made his presence known on the area high school golf scene as a freshman, winning the district title and earning that first trip to the state tournament.
PLAINVIEW-Solid pitching and an aggressive hit-and-run style at the plate proved to be a great formula for the Andrews Lady Mustangs in game one of the best-of-three 3A Area Round series with the Borger Lady Bulldogs on Friday evening in Plainview.
Lady Mustang pitcher Shannon Hobbs used a good combination of pitches to limit the Lady Bulldogs to two hits, while Andrews combined for 13 runs on 18 hits in the first two innings to set the tone for the 19-3 win for Andrews.
Andrews opened the bottom of the first inning with three singles and a bunt to quickly take a 0-2 lead.
Linda Davis, 57, of Borger, passed away, Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Linda Lavon (West) Davis was born Thursday, April 1, 1954 in Borger, TX to Lloyd and Etta Mae (Smith) West. She married David Davis on August 6, 1983 in Borger, TX. She was a Deputy Clerk for Hutchinson County working in the Tag and Title Office.
She is preceded in death by one brother, Steve West.
Survivors include her husband; her daughter, Sabina Hawthorne and husband Mark of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren; her parents of Borger, TX and one brother, Mark West of Borger, TX.