January 30th, 2012
It was a busy weekend for the youth participating in the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show. The sale to conclude the weekendâ€™s events took place Saturday evening at Graced Land East. Among those having his animals auctioned was Jess Shields, pictured, who took Grand Champion honors in the hog and steer categories.
As a reminder for those wanting to save a life, the Coffee Memorial Blood Center will hold a blood drive February 6, 2012 at Frank Phillips College from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Access and Innovation Building Conference Center room at 901 S. Opal.
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. All blood types are needed.
All eligible donors who present to donate will receive a free t-shirt in appreciation for giving the gift of life.
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will host the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds and Lady Thunderbirds in a WJCAC doubleheader at the BCAC.
The womenâ€™s game will tip off at 5:45 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.
Over the past five years, the Plainsmen vs T-Birds matchup has provided some of the most entertaining WJCAC games of the season, with the Plainsmen winning both games in conference play in 2009-10 and the T-Birds winning both games last season.
On Friday, former longtime Borger High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Duane Hunt was selected to be among the 2012 class entering the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Hunt spent 23 seasons coaching the Bulldogs where he had a 507-206 record, which included two state runner-up finishes in the late 1970â€™s. During his 26-year coaching career he took three teams to the state tournament and had a 548-236 overall record.
Hunt graduated from Oklahoma City University where he played for Coach Abe Lemons.
On Saturday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen baseball team won the final two games in their four game series with Luna Community College, 15-5 and 7-6.
In game one on Saturday, Luna appeared to be on their way to getting the win by holding a 5-0 lead through four innings. But in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Plainsmen bats came alive to bring in 14 runs, leading to the team getting the run-rule win after six innings.
Plainsmen sophomore infielder Cesar Wong had a big game, hitting two doubles and collecting six RBIâ€™s.
The time is drawing closer for a significant milestone for one of the most familiar faces at the Borger News-Herald!
Don Rice will be celebrating 50 years as the photographer for the BNH this March, coming to the paper in 1962.
In his honor, the BNH is doing a special section featuring some of his most prominent photos from the decades he has been on staff here.
However, the BNH plans to take it one step further, and this will require help from you!
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Crime Stoppers are seeking assistance in reference to a building burglary.
According to Borger Police Department Lt. Anthony Griffin of Crime Stoppers, the burglary occurred on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. HCSO responded to 8831 Highway 152, near Stinnett, in reference to a burglary of a building (business).
Upon investigation, it was discovered that sometime between Jan. 13 and Jan 22, 2012, several items were taken from the building by an unknown person or persons.
The stolen items identified to date are listed as follows:
The Hutchinson County 4-H Parent Leaders donated $1,000 to the Hutchinson County Junior Livestock Show. Present for the giving of the donation were County Extension Agent Kristy Synatschk, Skylar Jewett, Karsen Prall, Zach Jewett, Brooke Armstrong, Ryann Washer, Sandy Sanchez, Diana Jack, and John Davis.
On Friday evening, the Perryton Rangers improved to 3-1 in District 1-3A play by defeating the Borger Bulldogs 76-49 in Perryton.
Over the years, Perryton seems to be one place in the Texas Panhandle where it feels like the home team really does benefit from having home field advantage in a contest Some can argue that was the case again Friday night, as the Rangers were able to get to the foul line 37 times compared to the Bulldogs 10 free throw attempts.
The West Texas Comanches have lost their last two games at the free throw line. The last game was lack of visits to the line vs many for the other team, and last night was close to being a rerun. The game was close from the tip off with fourteen lead changes and the score was tied four times. In the fourth quarter, the Comanches were trailing by two, when several â€śmissed callsâ€ť by the officials and a technical foul on WTâ€™s coach for voicing his opinion about the accuracy of the calls. After the â€śTâ€ť, the team was forced to foul to stop the clock.