Some losses are easier to take than others and on Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen had to of left the court at the BCAC with a bitter taste in the mouths after losing to the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds, 79-76.
After trailing by ten pints at the 18:42 mark in the second half, the Plainsmen battled hard the next 16 minutes to finally take a one point lead with 1:55 left in the game. Unfortunately, three straight foul calls and two turnovers in the final minute helped the T-Birds escape with the win and send the Plainsmen to 1-4 in WJCAC play.
On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen put up a good fight in the second half against conference leaders New Mexico Junior College. But the Lady T-Birds were able to pull out the 64-49 win over the Lady Plainsmen in WJCAC play at the BCAC.
The Lady T-Birds opened the game taking a 3-11 lead by the 12:54 mark of the first half. But the Lady Plainsmen crawled back into the game, led by LaChrista Nash scoring seven first half points and Laura Martinez nailing two three pointers, to get to within two points at the 7:20 mark, 18-20.
AMARILLO â€“ Nolan Ernest â€śScooterâ€ť Lanham, 58, died Jan. 28, 2012.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at New Life Church
With Spike Malonado officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Cox Funeral Home.
Jan. 25, 2012
Cloverleaf â€“ field interview
1300 block of West Wilson â€“ report of recovered property
600 block of Weatherly â€“ followup
100 block of Sterling â€“ report of criminal mischief
600 block of West First â€“ report of harassment
1700 block of Sterling â€“ motorist assist
Thompson & Cedar â€“ report of traffic accident
OJâ€™s â€“ followup
100 block of Opal â€“ parking complaint
Cofield Park â€“ report of assault
600 block of West Broadway, Fritch â€“ report of public intoxication
900 block of South Florida â€“ alarm
300 block of West Sixth â€“ report of suspicious vehicle
Corina Leal Piedra, 69, of Borger, died Friday, January 27, 2012 in Borger.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at the First United Pentecostal Church, with Pastor Gustavo Hernandez, of La Roca Apostolica church officiating. Interment will follow in the â€śEvergreenâ€ť garden at Westlawn Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Randolph â€śRandyâ€ť Wallace, 56, of Borger, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.
Randy was born Tuesday, June 7, 1955, in Lincoln, Neb., to Ronald and Ruby (Dearman) Wallace. He was a truck driver.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Earnest and Edith Wallace and G.W. And Effie Clark; his father Ronald Wallace; and two stepfathers, Sam McGill and Bill Mayes.
Survivors include his mother Ruby Mayes of Borger, TX; two brothers, Phil Wallace and wife Lisa of Borger, TX and Gene Wallace and wife Juanita of Borger, TX; and one sister, Janet Lewis and husband Keith of Fritch, TX.
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.