The Borger Bulldogs welcomed the Caprock Longhorns to town with an upset on their minds. Caprock has won the last two meetings between these teams, last year winning 63-49. They put up 70 points last week against Snyder, so the Bulldogs knew coming into the contest that they would have their work cut out for them this week. And boy did they go to work. Between the two teams, 97 points would be scored and 921 yards of offense would be accumulated. Sadly, the Bulldogs came up just three points short to 4A Caprock at Bulldog Stadium.
Borger, West Texas High, and many other panhandle teams competed in the Borger Invitational this past Saturday.
In the middle school girls division, Hallie Harris from Borger finished 6th, Kaleigh Newcomb of Borger finished 32nd, Berklee Hileski of West Texas was 33rd, and Tayland Ratliff of Borger finished 35th. Jazmyn Munn of Borger rounded out the top 40. The Borger girls finished 6th and West Texas was 10th out of 13 teams.
Former Borger High School coach, Jill Rankin Schneider coached the USA Jr. National U17 girls to a gold medal this past Sunday at the FIBA World Championships in Amsterdam,The Netherlands. They went undefeated in the tournament and beat a tough Spain team, 75-62, in the final game.
Schneider has just started her 15th year with Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX. She has been named the district's coach of the year three times, and was chosen as the All-South Plains 4A/5A Coach of the Year by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. She teaches college algebra at Monterey as well.
Former Borger High School baseball standout Max Lusk has kept himself busy this summer. After graduating last May, Lusk traveled with the West Texas Outlaws and played in various cities including Albuquerque, NM, Dodge City, KS, Lubbock, TX, and Omaha, NE.
Any high school athlete who will be participating in football, volleyball or cross country needs to come by the athletic office and pick up the forms that they will need to have filled out and ready to take to the first day of practice. Forms will be available beginning July 23rd â€“July 26th and July 29th-August 2nd from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Forms need to be picked up in the Athletic office at the high school. ***All athletes must have a physical to be able to participate.
On Friday morning, Borger ISD Athletic Director Leslie Young announced the hiring of four new coaches who will fill the head coaching positions in four different sports at Borger High School for the 2012-13 school year. The new head coaches include Ron Francis in girlsâ€™ basketball, Mike Hill in volleyball, Kevin Hall in boysâ€™ track, and Amy Hall in girlsâ€™ track. The four coaches were approved for hiring during the Borger ISD School Board meeting on Thursday, June 14th.
In the first two weeks of summer vacation, several Hutchinson County youth golfers have been busy on the links competing in Junior Northern Texas PGA golf tournaments in Amarillo.
West Texas High senior Nathan Forrest continues to establish himself as one of the best young golfers in the Texas Panhandle by taking first place in three events in Amarillo, including the Ryan Palmer Foundation Junior Classic at Tascosa Country Club, the Junior Dr. Pepper Classic at Ross Rogers, and at Comanche Trails in the Boys Age 17 & 18 division.
On Friday evening, Borgerâ€™s Max Lusk will receive the Joe Frank Wheeler Scholarship in a ceremony prior to the Amarillo Sox baseball game against the Gary SouthShore Railcats.
Lusk is a 2012 graduate of Borger High School, where he earned District 1-3A All-District honors as part of the Borger Bulldog baseball and football teams.
On Wednesday, Frank Phillips College Head Menâ€™s Basketball Coach Chris Hackett announced the signing of Nick Barnes and Gary Gladden for the 2012-13 season.
Barnes, an Alabama native, gives the Plainsmen another 6-6 player who Hackett expects to make a big impact on defense. Hackett commented, â€śA wing with incredible athleticism. Plays above the rim, but handles the ball well and shoots the three consistently. He is big for his position and has a lot of length that will cause a lot of problems defensively.â€ť