September 22nd, 2011
After going through a tough non-district schedule, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles are getting to push the reset button on the season by starting District 1-2A play on Friday on the road against the Tulia Hornets.
The Eagles enter district play as the defending champions where they won the crown by going undefeated in their six district games last season.
But in order to defend their title, the Eagles will need to tighten up their defense that has given up an average of 38 points per game in the teamâ€™s four non-district losses.
After suffering their first loss of the season, the West Texas High Comanches look to rebound with a win to end non-district play on a high note over the next two weeks, beginning on Friday night when they take on the Electra Tigers in Wellington.
In last Fridayâ€™s loss to Spearman, the Comanches were able to move the ball throughout the game, racking up 355 yards in total offense. However, five Comanche turnovers led to two Spearman touchdowns in the 31-14 loss for the Comanches.
There are times in sports when the underdog rises up and other times when a ranked team lives up to their hype. On Tuesday night, the 5A #10 Amarillo High Lady Sandies showed why they are one of the best teams in Texas by muscling their way to a three game sweep over the Borger Lady Bulldogs 25-14, 25-9, 25-13 at Tex Hanna Gym.
Game one started well for the Lady Bulldogs, as a kill by Haley Armstrong and a block by Raygen Eakins helped the team build a 6-2 lead.
This past weekend, the Borger Boys and Girls Golf teams opened the 2011 fall season competing in Hereford.
The Borger Boys finished the tournament in third place with a team score of 315-318 putting them behind Plainview and Amarillo High.
Tyler Sosebee finished fifth in the tournament shooting a 77-74-155 while Billy Haynes came in sixth with a 75-80-155.
Other Borger Boys scores were Dylan Coffer 78-80-158, Will Conner 85-84-169 Kaylor Chatwell 85-86-171.
On Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen volleyball team defeated Redlands Community College and Otero Junior College in straight sets to finish their three game home stand undefeated.
In both matches, Lady Plainsmen benefited from a great team effort to establish themselves as the dominate team in the BCAC defeating Redlands 25-10, 25-22, 25-15 and getting past Otero 25-22, 25-20, 25-21.
Add in the four game win over Vernon Junior College on Saturday, the Lady Plainsmen were able to make the most of their home court advantage over the past three days.
The Borger City Council has given approval to the City of Borgerâ€™s budget and tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
The action was taken during the councilâ€™s regular meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The proposed expenditures in the FY 2011-12 operating budget total $22,104,944, which include all funds and capital equipment purchases.
A free workshop being held this Friday will give non-profit organizations much needed information on the handling of legal issues.
Legal Check Up for Nonprofits will be presented in this workshop on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Frank Phillips College campus in the A&I Conference Center.
Beverly Benton, CEO of the Borger Chamber of Commerce, said the workshop is open to nonprofit board members and executive directors, and will cover legal issues relating to corporate governance and compliance.
Borger High School graduate Rex Wilt has devoted his life to creating lasting works of art.
Wilt was the featured speaker at the Borger Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon, and shared details with the crowd about his career in the field of commercial art, a career he shares with his wife Michele.
He said he actually started training for his career when he was twelve years of age. His father kept asking him what he wanted to do with his life, and he told him he was interested in being an artist. His father told him he would starve to death.
Every October is considered Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a local school is â€śpinking outâ€ť for the cause.
West Texas High School National Honor Society will kick off fundraisers to help the Susan G. Komen and the National Breast Cancer Foundations. Last year, the school donated over $2,000 to both breast cancer foundations.
The school will have a week of events Oct. 3-7, officially known as â€śPink Out Week.â€ť October 7 will be â€śTotal Pink Out Day.â€ť Students and faculty will be dressed from head to toe in pink.
Hutchinson County United Way was announced to be number one per capita of giving in Texas for the 2010 year. To come up with this result, they take the number of people in the county divided by the amount that was raised.
Julie Winters, Director of Hutchinson County United Way, said, â€śI knew we were running a successful campaign but, I guess I never even dreamed it would make number one. At first I was amazed. Itâ€™s not the work I do, itâ€™s the peopleâ€™s hearts of the community in which I live and work.â€ť