May 21st, 2011
Borger High School
Prior to his arrival in 2009, the Borger Bulldog football team had endured a couple of hard years on the field and was a football program that had not seen a district title since 1981.
Under the leadership of Rusty Purser, the Borger Bulldogs improved greatly on the field, which includes earning a share of the 1-3A District title in 2009, followed by claiming the title outright this season with a perfect 3-0 mark in district play.
PLAINVIEW-In three different innings, the Borger Bulldogs loaded the bases with opportunities to have big innings, but the team managed to get just one run across home plate through five innings of play.
But in the other dugout, the Lubbock Cooper Pirates used a big fourth inning to score nine runs on their way to defeating Borger 12-1 in game one of the best-of-three 3A Regional Quarterfinal Playoff Series at Wayland Baptist in Plainview.
On Thursday afternoon Borger High School senior soccer player Hannah Blakely signed a letter of intent to play colleigate soccer at West Texas A&M University in Canyon.
A four-year letterman for the Lady Bulldogs, the 2011 team captain has established herself the past couple of years as one of the best high school girl soccer players in West Texas.
On Thursday evening coaches, athletes, family and school administrators of West Texas High School celebrated a great year in sports at the Comanche and Lady Comanche Athletic Banquet in Stinnett.
Winning the 2010-11 Fighting Comanche award was senior Logan Hoff, while winning the 2010-11 Fighting Lady Comanche award were seniors Erin Frost and Maci Forrest.
Receiving the National Scholar Athlete Award were Maci Forrest and senior Terrence Bonds.
Hoff was recognized for being named as one of the Amarillo Globe News Scholar Athletes of the Year.
Firefighters from across the area responded to a fire in the Antelope Creek area Thursday afternoon.
Yesterday, a 911 call from a cell phone was received at 2 p.m. in Antelope Creek that was warning of a grass fire.
Sanford-Fritch High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2011.
Celeste Renea Flood is this yearâ€™s valedictorian and Taylor Lane Council-Church has been named salutatorian.
While at SFHS, Flood was involved in National Honor Society and Student Council, ran track, participated in cheerleading, and was named Class Favorite, Prom Queen, and Miss SFHS.
She plans to attend Texas Tech University to study pre-medicine. She received a scholarship from the Texas Classroom Teacherâ€™s Association and the Texas Tech Merit Scholarship.
The City of Borger Park Recreation Program has gotten a huge boost as it prepares to kick off this June.
Hutchinson County Cares recently gave a donation of $5,000 on behalf of the cityâ€™s program. Tony Powell, Jim Bridwell, Jerri Aylor, and Toby Nutter presented the money to Annadon Keys, supervisor of the Johnson Park Youth Center.
Keys said because of the donation, children from Fritch and Stinnett will be allowed to attend the program absolutely free this year.
A ranking of ninth in the state to go along with a 30-5 record typically would cause an intimidation factor going into a playoff series for the opposing team.
That could have been the case in Plainview this week, as the mentioned high ranking and great record belongs to the Lubbock Cooper Pirates, the Borger Bulldogsâ€™ opponent in this weekendâ€™s best of three 3A Regional Quarterfinal series.
On Monday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Board of Regents unanimously approved an employment contract for FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks, effective April 18 and running until July 31 of 2012.
After serving as the interim president since December, the Board of Regents officially named Dr. Hicks as the new college president during its April meeting.
Prior to becoming president, Dr. Hicks served as the collegeâ€™s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), a position he had held since 2002.
The Borger Rotary Club recognized three students for their accomplishments in this yearâ€™s Four-Way Test Essay Contest.
Borger Middle School student Cooper Jones was named the first place winner, and BMS students Shelby Harris and Ashleigh Brown each tied for second.