January 14th, 2012
The Frank Phillips College menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball teams begin WJCAC Conference play this Monday evening, January 16th against Odessa College.
The Plainsmen and Lady Plaisnmen will be at home every Monday for the next seven weeks in conference action.
On the menâ€™s side, this Monday the Plainsmen (8-8)play the #10 Odessa College Wranglers, who are 15-1.
Next Monday, January 21st, the Plainsmen we host South Plains College, who are 15-0 and #3 in the nation.
Currently the Plainsmen are undefeated in Borger this season
West Texas Highâ€™s boys opened District play with a sloppy loss in Booker Tuesday and evidently it tasted really bad. The team came out to play in their first home loop game last night. They took care of the Sunray Bobcats 39-29 in a low scoring game. The Tribe played like a team possessed, jumping out to an 11-0 lead before the Bobcats could get on the scoreboard. The full court press by the Comanches was stifling.
DALHART-On Friday night, the Dalhart Lady Wolves took advantage of good outside shooting and second half turnovers by the Borger Lady Bulldogs to pull away for the 56-27 win in District 1-3A play in Dalhart.
The Lady Bulldogs turned the ball over 12 times in the third period, leading to the Lady Wolves to start the second half on a 16-4 run to put the game out of reach.
After a rough showing on Tuesday against Pampa, the Lady Bulldogs opened the game doing a good job controlling the boards and moving the ball around on the offensive end.
On Friday night, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles traveled north to Spearman to play for first place in District 1-2A.
The Lady Eagles sitting 14-8 and 2-0 in district were looking for a good matchup with the Lynxxettes.
Sanford-Fritch started off slow and quickly saw Spearman go ahead 6-2.
The Lady Eagles took a quick timeout to refocus and a Jacy Judd score tied the game at 6-6.
The Lynxxettes played good defense and controlled the boards very well the entire game.
The first quarter score ended at 13-9 with Spearman leading.
On Friday, Abilene Cooper got the sweep over the Borger Bulldog and Lady Bulldog soccer teams in the first round of play at the West Texas Invitational in Abilene.
(Boys) Abilene Cooper 3 Borger 1
The Bulldogs and the Cougars squared off in a good contest that was tied 1-1, until Cougars score two late goals to pull away for the win.
Cooper took a 0-1 lead at halftime on a penalty kick. But the Bulldogs were able to tie the game early in the second half off a goal by Paco Ibarra with an assist by Miguel Estrada.
The West Texas Lady Comanches hosted the Sunray Lady Bobcats last night, still looking for their first District win. The Lady Cats had a different idea, and easily took care of the Lady Tribe 49-26. West Texas was in game for the first quarter, but after that, it wasnâ€™t pretty. Sunray got out to a 10-0 lead before the Lady Comanches got on the board with 1:40 showing in the opening period.
On Friday evening the Sanford-Fritch Eagles opened District 1-2A play with a loss on the road to the Spearman Lynx.
A slow, scoreless start for the Eagles left them trailing without a score in the first quarter.
The Eagles didnâ€™t score until the clock read 7:05 in second quarter.
Senior Chris Bryan, point leader with 13, was the first one to give the Eagles a bucket.
Shots were hard to fall for both Spearman and Sanford-Fritch. Halftime Spearman led 21-6.
The rest of the game was a physical matchup and Sanford-Fritch tried their best to get back in the game.
Now that the college football season is over, die-hard fans will start checking out newspapers and various websites to see the list of new recruits their favorite college teams are planning on bringing in this spring or upcoming fall.
Thanks to movies and television, a lot of people picture college coaches calling players over and over again to tell them how great they are and how it would be in the best interest of the player for them to agree to come to their school.
Col. William R. Dickey, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in Alvin, Texas.
William was born November 1, 1929 in Crane, Texas to George W. and Luetta C. Dickey.
A devoted husband, father, and decorated 27 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bill served his God, Family and Country with honor and distinction.
William is survived by his loving wife, Julia Ann; sons, Michael Edward, Robert Wayne and Stephen Wade Dickey; 5 grandchildren; and sister, Joy Ghilespi.
Graveside services will be Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at 9:45 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Funeral services for Raymond Benites Contreras, 65, will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Ammon Weber officiating.
Interment will follow Stinnett Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Mr. Contreras died at his home Monday January 9, 2012.
Raymond was a member and a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a retired Welder.
He has lived in this area for the past 40 years and was a friend to everyone he met.