April 18th, 2011
In an era where television shows, movies and music from the 1970â€™s and 1980â€™s is revamped for a new generation, perhaps it would be fitting to call this yearâ€™s version of the Borger Bulldogs the â€śBig Red Machineâ€ť for the way the team continues to hit the ball in District 1-3A play.
For the fourth game in a row, the Bulldogs put on another hitting clinic on Saturday afternoon that included two three-run homers and a two-run homer on their way to getting a 13-3 win over the Pampa Harvesters in five innings.
The third time almost proved to be the charm as the Borger Lady Bulldogs rallied from a 8-1 deficit to take a 9-8 lead over the Pampa Harvesters in the fifth inning of their third meeting of the season.
Unfortunately, Pampa would rally to take the game 15-12 to send Borger to 3-4 in District 1-3A play.
With Dalhartâ€™s loss to Perryton on Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs still sit in second place with a one game lead over Dalhart and Perryton in the district race, with two games to go in the regular season.
Over the weekend the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen kept their hopes of claiming one of the WJCAC playoff spots alive by splitting their four-game series with Midland College.
After dropping both games on Saturday 9-2 and 6-5 in 10 innings, the Plainsmen rebounded to win both games on Sunday, 8-7 and 14-12.
The Plainsmen will next travel to Snyder this weekend for a big series with Western Texas College.
On Saturday afternoon the FPC Lady Plainsmen cracked the WJCAC win column in getting the series split with Western Texas College by winning game one 2-1 and dropping the second game 1-2 in nine innings.
On Sunday the Lady Plainsmen dropped both games to Howard College 5-3 and 8-0.
The Lady Plainsmen go to 7-27 for the season and 1-15 in WJCAC play.
High winds on Friday caused the Frank Phillips College baseball and softball doubleheaders to be rescheduled for Sunday, April 17th.
The FPC Plainsmen baseball team will take on Midland College on Sunday starting at 11:00 a.m. while the FPC Lady Plainsmen softball team will begin their doubleheader with Howard College at 1:00 p.m.
District 5-4A Girls Soccer
Player of the Year:
Kassandra Thetford, Canyon
Goalkeeper of the Year:
Alyssa Salvato, Randall
Newcomer of the Year:
Ariel McBride, Canyon
Coach of the Year:
Earl McDaniel, Caprock
Brooke Ward Randall
Haley Girard Randall
Megan Stutz Randall
Kirsten Kerbo Randall
Alyssa Salvato Randall
Kassandra Thetford Canyon
Megan Godfrey Canyon
Rachael Robinson Canyon
Hannah Blakely Borger
Sammie Huckabee Borger
Alexis Morales Caprock
Stephanie Payan Caprock
Maire Cox Caprock
Borger- Farrah Rose Brewer, infant daughter of James Brewer and Lindsey Thurman, died Friday, April 15, 2011 in Borger.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Highland Park Cemetery with Rev. Danny Courtney, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Fritch officiating.
Interment is under the direction of Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Farrah was born on January 17, 2011 in Amarillo.
PAMPA - Clara Hudson Jones, 90 died on April 14, 2011.
Services will be held at 2 PM Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa, with Pastor Paul Nachtigall of Highland Baptist Church of Pampa, officiating.
Cremation will follow, and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mrs. Jones was born August 25, 1920 in Paden, Oklahoma. She attended schools and graduated from Canadian High School.
Yesterday was a very busy day for the emergency operators of Borger and the surrounding areas.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards stated that there were gusts of winds over 70 MPH. He also stated that at 9 a.m. a reported power pole fell on top of a home on the block of Sixth St.
At 10 a.m., a carport was blown into electrical lines on 1200 block of Indiana Street.
At 10:30 a.m. on Fourth and Alabama St., a downed power pole was reported. At 1p.m. a roof was reported to have flown into electrical lines in the 2100 block of Huber Avenue.
Copper wire thefts have been on the rise in Hutchinson County.
According to Captain Aaron R. McWilliams of the Hutchinson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the HCSO has seen a dramatic increase in the theft of copper over the past year.
â€śThese thefts have impacted local citizens, local businesses, farmers, ranchers, and the oil and gas industry,â€ť he said. â€śOver the past year an estimated $100,000 in lost production, lost equipment, and lost property has been investigated by area law enforcement.â€ť