On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs softball team kept their playoff hopes alive by defeating the Dalhart Lady Wolves 9-3, in District 1-3A action in Dalhart.
The win allowed the Lady Bulldogs to win the district series with Dalhart and potentially clinch a playoff berth on Saturday with a win over Perryton or a Dalhart loss to Pampa.
The Lady Bulldogs got on the scoreboard early, when Alex Lopez crossed home plate on a passed ball in the top of the first inning.
On Tuesday morning, several members of the community came out for the dedication of LINN Energy Field, home of the Frank Phillips College Softball team.
In the spring of 2011, LINN Energy made a $106,000 donation to the Frank Phillips College Softball program to help in the renovations on the lower softball field in the Johnson Park area that included improving the bleachers and dugouts, and adding a restroom and concession stand building.
Last week two sisters from West Texas High made school history by becoming the first girls Doubles District Champions ever! Abby Summers, a senior, and Erin Summers a junior won the District 1A Championship. The girls weren't even seeded going into the District tournament. In fact, they took care of the top seeds from Canadian, in round two. This was a neat accomplishment, because the Wildcats won all the other tennis events.
Frank Phillips College Menâ€™s Head Basketball Coach Chris Hackett will be hosting a boyâ€™s basketball camp on Tuesday, May 29th through Friday, June 1st at the BCAC. The camp is open to boys ages 7-17 and is scheduled to run from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. each day.
In the camp, Hackett and the FPC Coaching Staff will focus on fundamentals including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, defense, and individual offense. The camp will also feature 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5 leagues, daily competitions, and camp prizes and certificates.
PAMPA-Through two rounds of District 1-3A play, it is known which three teams are going to make it to the playoffs, but who will end up as the district champions is still up in the air.
After losing to the Pampa Harvesters 8-3 in the first round of district play, the Borger Bulldogs were able to get some revenge on Saturday by getting a 9-7 win at Harvester Field in Pampa.
Over the weekend, the Borger Bulldog Boyâ€™s track team had several athletes qualify for the 3A Region I Track Meet by finishing in the top three in the District 1-3A meet in Pampa.
Taking first place in the district meet were Kolter Newton in the triple jump, Ty Brown in the 400m, and the 1600m relay team. Daniel Orona took second place in the shot put and the Borger 800m relay team qualified for regionals by finishing in third place. The Region I-3A meet will be held April 27-28 at Fuller Track and Field complex in Lubbock.
District 1-3A track
*Borger top six finishers
On Sunday, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen softball team took one step closer to making the Region V Tournament by getting the split with Western Texas College in WJCAC action.
In game one of the series, the Lady Plainsmen jumped out early by scoring nine runs in the first inning on their way to a 12-2 win. The big inning gave the Lady Plainsmen pitcher a big cushion to work with and the pitcher took advantage of it by giving up just two runs on four hits through five innings.
On Friday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen plan to climb up the WJCAC baseball standings hit a snag, as the Clarendon College Bulldogs won both games of the Friday doubleheader, 8-6 and 8-3.
Game One: Clarendon College 8 Frank Phillips College 6
Game one started promising for the home team, as the Plainsmen scored six runs off of seven hits. But the Bulldogs chipped away at the lead the final five innings for the comeback win.
West Texas High was sitting in third place alone in the District standings Friday, but after a 17-12 loss to the Irish in Stinnett yesterday, things are looking messy. It was a one point game until the top of the sixth, when things went bad for WT. They were trailing 8-7 when Alex Ramirez walked 2, hit 2, and the Irish also banged out four hits to take a 16-7 lead the Comanches couldnâ€™t overcome.