April 22nd, 2011
It is a difficult time for school districts.
This was the sentiment shared by two local superintendents, Jim McClellan of Sanford-Fritch ISD and Chance Welch of Borger ISD. The two men shared about their backgrounds, along with the struggles their districts are facing, during a gathering of the Hutchinson County Retired School Personnel Association meeting Thursday.
When it comes to Walk MS, there is a local citizen whose heart is truly passionate about the cause.
Don MacAhan of Borger was the top fundraiser for the 2010 Walk MS Fundraiser for the panhandle area, collecting well over $6,000 just by himself.
He made the ConocoPhillips team the areas top fundraising team just by â€śasking everybody I run in to,â€ť he said. Last yearâ€™s Borger MS Walk raised over $16,000.
After an impressive opening round score of 319 on Wednesday, the Borger boys varsity golf team came into the final round of play in the 3A Region I Golf Tournament at the Meadowbrook Golf Course in Lubbock looking for another good round to maintain the lead they held after round one to earn a trip to the 3A State Tournament.
The West Texas Lady Comanches hosted a tough McLean Lady Tiger team in the wind yesterday. The Tribe battled throughout the game against a pitcher who throws 65 mph, and also throws a nasty curve. They lost a heartbreaker after McLean scored the go ahead runs in the top of the sixth, 6-4.
Thursday afternoon, former Frank Phillips College Athletic Director John Green was officially named the new Athletic Director for Clarendon College.
Green said he liked the direction and growth Clarendon College has seen in recent years and is excited to have the opportunity to lead the college's athletic program.
Green was relieved of his duties as Athletic Director of Frank Phillips College back in on February 28th.
Chris Hackett begins his first year as head menâ€™s basketball coach at Frank Phillips College. He comes to FPC after spending the last five years as the top assistant at NCAA program, Florida Tech. During his time there, the Panthers produced one of the best turnarounds in school history, including the first 20 - win season in over a decade, a school record 11-0 start and being ranked as high as #11 in the nation. They also recorded six wins over top-25 teams.
One thing we have learned in high school sports this school year is when there is a rematch between district foes in post-season play, the outcome of the rematch can have some surprising results. Just ask the Pampa volleyball team and the Borger boys golf team.
So when the Borger brother and sister duo of Josh and Abbie Madden took to the court Thursday morning to take on Pampaâ€™s Aaron Silva and Holly Gage for the 3A Region I Mixed Doubles title, nothing could be taken for granted, even though the Maddens had beaten the Pampa duo in straight sets for the District 1-3A title.
Officials are currently investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a three-month-old in Fritch.
The Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office was contacted this morning for information on the investigation of what caused the death.
Deputies from the office responded to a call at a home in the Sanford Estates housing development on Tuesday night around 8:20 p.m. Upon arrival, they found the infant had died.
According to reports from Department of Public Safety spokesman Gabriel Medrano, preliminary autopsy results determine the child died from asphyxiation.
Sgt. Joseph A. Jett truly received a heroâ€™s welcome Wednesday afternoon from students at West Texas Elementary School in Stinnett. Holding a sign made in his honor is Sgt. Jettâ€™s niece, six-year-old Alyssa Beagle. Sgt. Jett and his wife Liz have a three-year-old daughter Chloe, who holds on to her dad tightly. He has come home after service in Afghanistan.
The Hutchinson County Court has released its latest disposition report as of April 20, 2011.
The cases in the report are as follows:
â€˘Skylar Denham â€“ appeal failure to attend school,
final conviction (fine only)
â€˘Amanda Michelle Fought, theft of property >=$20<$500 by check, case dismissed (restitution made)
â€˘Katherine Nanette Landrum, disorderly conduct Class C, order suspending sentence
â€˘Phillip Lee Mitchell, driving while intoxicated, county jail
â€˘Amber Dawn Reeves, driving while intoxicated (2nd), order revoking probation