November 5th, 2011
It was simple last night for West Texas High. Win the ball game and earn the third place playoff sport in what is probably the toughest 1A District in the state, or lose and start basketball season. The Stratford Elks have been to the state playoffs since 1998, including some recent runner up finishes and a couple of State Titles. If memory serves me, the last time the Tribe has won against the Elks, was 2001. The Comanches handled their business 16-7. So, â€śHow about them Comanches?â€ť
On Friday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen opened the 2011-12 season defeating Lubbock Christian University JV 79-64 at the BCAC.
Leading scorers for the Plainsmen were Greg Nelson 18, Akeem Johnson 15, and James Boonstoppel 11.
The Plainsmen host Wayland Baptist JV on Tuesday beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The Borger Fire Department received a grant from Agrium that went toward the purchase of a Polaris UTV.
The grant, in the amount of $25,000, covers the costs of the UTV, which is a six-wheel vehicle equipped for rescue and wildland fire suppression.
The vehicle has the ability to access many places that the departmentâ€™s larger apparatus can not, so it can transport patients and equipment through the cityâ€™s industrial plants and provide quick access to these areas.
Thursday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen basketball team improved to 2-0 for the season, after defeating Lubbock Christian University JV 77-42 in Lubbock.
The Lady Plainsmen began the game by going on a 25-0 run to help them build a 42-16 lead by halftime.
Lady Plainsmen Head Coach Eric Rodewald was impressed with his team's start, saying, â€śWe were firing on all cylinders out of the gate and cooled off a little bit as the game progressed.â€ť
Rodewald added, â€śOur post really stepped up and played well.â€ť
After a week and half off the court, the West Texas High Lady Comanches will finally get to start post-season play tomorrow afternoon when they take on Archer City at 2:00 p.m. in Childress in the 1A Area Playoff round.
For the second year in a row, the Lady Comanches went through District 5-1A play undefeated by playing solid defense and having an offense that continues to improve.
Box-top and pull-tab drop boxes are available at designated areas in Borger as part of fundraising efforts taking place by local schools.
The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) have begun to organize drop boxes for box-tops and aluminum pull tabs at Pizza Duo and United.
For every box-top given the school receives $.10.
Children from Paul Belton, Gateway, and Crockett schools will collect aluminum pull tabs to give to the Ronald McDonald House.
Lydia Edwards, a parent from the PTO stated, â€śItâ€™s a good way to teach the children to contribute charity and raising money.â€ť
Mark Ferdenand Baker, 55, of Borger, passed away, Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
A Celebration Of Life will be held at Dakeâ€™s Restaurant in Borger, on Saturday, November 5, at 1:00 p.m. All family and close friends are invited. Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Funeral services for Barbara Jean Patak, 76, of Borger will be Monday, November 7, at Fairlanes Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Burwash officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Mrs. Patak died Thursday, November 3 in Amarillo.
Funeral services for Gentry Kent Trahern, 53, will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5, at First Baptist Church in Borger. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Gentry died Wednesday, November 2 in an auto accident near Stinnett.
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Men's Basketball team will tip off the 2011-12 season hosting Lubbock Christian JV at 7:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
First year Plainsmen Head Coach Chris Hackett has already worked hard to change the culture within the program, making the team one the Borger community can proudly support and enjoy on and off the court.