After being picked to finish last in the WJCAC at the start of the season, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen proved the experts on wrong by qualifying for the West Region V Tournament without the use of any tiebreaker with a four game win over Clarendon College on Saturday afternoon 22-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-14.
The West Region V Tournament will take place on Saturday, featuring the Lady Plainsmen opening against Midland College, while NMMI will take on Western Texas College in the other semi-final.
Members of the Borger Chamber of Commerce and Golden Plains Community Hospital staff gathered Friday morning to hold a ribbon cutting for the new hospital facility.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
The past two years, the Borger Boys Cross Country team seem to fall just short of beating Perryton in various meets in the season but came up with the win when it counted the most.
That was the case again on Friday, as the Borger Bulldog Varisty Boys Cross Country team won itâ€™s third consecutive District 1-3A title edging out the Perryton Rangers by one point. It was Borgerâ€™s first victory over Perryton this season. Borger placed itâ€™s top five runners in the top ten in order to win the title.
DALHART-On Friday night, the Borger Bulldogs overcame two early turnovers and 120 yards in penalties and scored 13 unanswered fourth quarter points to get the 20-19 win over the Dalhart Golden Wolves in District 1-3A action.
The Bulldogsâ€™ defense shut down the Wolves in the fourth quarter, limiting them to just two yards of total offense. The Bulldogsâ€™ offense responded with senior running back Ty Brown scoring two touchdowns in the final six minutes to get the win and keep the team undefeated in district play.
On Friday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles secured second place in District 1-2A Division II by defeating Spearman 42-14 in Fritch.
Pictured heading down the field for the Eagles is senior Tate Murray #3.
PHOTO BY DON RICE
Jose â€śJuniorâ€ť Fernandez, Francisco â€śFrankâ€ť Fernandez, Aaron Fernandez and Thomas Joseph Salazar, all of Borger, were arrested on Thursday, October 27, 2011 following investigations by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) personnel. Arrest warrants were issued under the authority of the United States based on Special Agent Daryl Walkerâ€™s personal knowledge, experience and investigations of the four men who allegedly conspired to have with intent to distribute narcotics (including cocaine and methamphetamine.
Amy Fernandez of Borger has been charged with structuring, or attempting to structure, a financial transaction.
In the criminal complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Amarillo Division), Fernandez allegedly structured, attempted to structure, and attempted to assist in structuring currency transactions with one or more domestic financial institutions, by purchasing 39 cashier's checks with United States currency in amounts of $3,000 or less.
Borger â€“ Funeral services for Melvin Eugene Kaylor, Sr., 77, will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Jerry Lane, former Pastor officiating and assisted by Rev. Earl Burkholder, Pastor. Interment will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors. Mr. Kaylor died Thursday at his home.
Throughout the past few weeks, special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have arrested nine individuals in the Amarillo area on various felony drug charges in recently unsealed federal criminal complaints, according to U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
On Thursday afternoon, defendants Jose â€śJuniorâ€ť Fernandez, 36; Aaron Fernandez, 26; and Thomas Joseph Salazar, 23, appeared before Magistrate Judge Clinton E. Averitte and were ordered to be detained pending further court proceedings.
Tomorrow night, the 3A â€śKing of the Texas Panhandleâ€ť will be determined when the Borger Bulldogs travel north to take on the Dalhart Golden Wolves in a big District 1-3A showdown.
Both the Bulldogs and Wolves are coming off impressive district opener wins, setting the stage for what should ultimately decide who will win the District 1-3A title.
The Bulldogs looked impressive last week in their 31-6 win over the Pampa Harvesters.