January 7th, 2012
On Friday night, the Borger Bulldogs overcame a bad second period and 19 turnovers in their come from behind 38-36 win over the Gruver Greyhounds in Gruverâ€™s new basketball palace.
The comeback was the result of the team not letting their frustrations get the best of them and instead finding a way to make plays when they needed to in the fourth period, with each player on the roster contributing in the win.
The game started good for the Bulldogs as junior Jamon Hearon scored five points in the first minute to give Borger a quick 5-0 lead.
West Texas High hosted the Highland Park Hornets last night in their last tune up before District action begins on the 9th. The Tribe had a twelve point lead during the second quarter, and in fact, the Hornets only get their second basket of the game with 4:56 left in the half. But, theirs is a story of two halves, they made it a game in the third and most of the fourth, until the Comanches slowly edged away to take the win 51-28. The win gives WT High a 15-5 record going into Loop play.
On Friday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles hosted the Childress Lady Cats for the first District 1-2A matchup of the season.
The game began with the Lady Eagles applying full court pressure to rattle up Childress.
Big plays and defensive stops by the Lady Eagles kept them ahead at end of quarter one 8-6.
The second quarter showed what the Lady eagles have been doing the last few weeks.
They are running the court, playing great defense and dominating the inside.
On Friday evening, the West Texas High Lady Comanches did a pretty good job on the defensive end in their District 1-1A opener against the #8 state ranked Gruver Lady Greyhounds in Gruver.
Unfortunately, 22 turnovers and struggles on the offensive end by the Lady Comanches gave the Lady Greyhounds to opportunity to pull away in the second half on their way to the 50-15 win.
In the first period, the Lady Comanches did a good job applying defensive pressure which limited Gruverâ€™s scoring opportunities early in the game.
Throughout December, the Borger News Herald held an online photo contest on which house in Hutchinson County displayed the most Christmas Spirit.
This year, the people throughout the county did a great job decorating their homes showing that the Christmas Spirit was alive and well in Hutchinson County.
With over 400 votes cast, the winner of this year's contest with 140 votes was located at 208 Cimarron in Borger.
Look for a new photo contest on the Borger News Herald website later in January.
After a month off for the Christmas break, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen menâ€™s basketball team will return to the court tomorrow afternoon hosting Clarendon College at 4:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
The first half of the season saw the Plainsmen post a 6-8 overall record with the team going 3-3 in their last six games before the Christmas break.
Despite having an under .500 record, the Plainsmen have been outscoring their opponents in averaging 77 points per game and giving up just 73 points per game.
Tonight five Hutchinson County high school varsity basketball teams will be in action, with the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles and West Texas High Lady Comanches opening district play.
The Lady Eagles will open District 1-2A play hosting Childress with tip off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Sanford-Fritch High School.
The Lady Eagles have looked good in their past couple of games and appear to have a team capable of claiming one of the districtâ€™s playoff berths and competing with Spearman for the district title.
Borger Police Report
Jan. 2, 2012
500 block of Michigan â€“ report of harassment
1000 block of North Cedar â€“ report of suspicious person
600 block of California â€“ report of criminal mischief
200 block of West Coolidge â€“ report of suspicious activity
900 block of Harrington â€“ animal call
1300 block of Potter â€“ report of disturbance
800 block of Lee â€“ report of theft
100 block of Turner â€“ report of harassment
600 block of Elizabeth â€“ report of sexual assault
900 block of Western â€“ report of disorderly conduct
1300 block of Baker â€“ report of disturbance
Melanie Gayle Whitten, 46, lost her long, hard fought battle with breast cancer and passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Amarillo, TX. She went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born February 18, 1965. She is survived by her four children. 2 sons, Jimmy Koch of the U.S Marines, Ryan Koch of Woodward, Ok and 2 daughters, Tiffany M. McDonald of Borger, TX and Jessica K. Thompson of El Reno, Ok.
Funeral services for Andrew Devon Howell, 26, of Fritch will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Grace Church with Associate Pastor Tim Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Andrew died Wednesday January 4, 2012 in Fritch.