AMARILLO, TEXAS â€“ Bike MS: Ride the Rim 2013, presented by BP, is an annual two-day, fundraising cycling event that raises funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bike MS: Ride the Rim has changed course from the formerly known Bike MS: Wild West Ride route and will now encircle the picturesque Palo Duro Canyon. Taking place June 22-23, 2013, participants will enjoy a scenic ride making an impact on MS.
[Amarillo, TX]- The Amarillo Sox Baseball Club announced that an agreement has been signed with ex-big leaguer Jason Johnson.
Johnson made his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 27, 1997. Johnson during his career has pitched for 8 different major league teams. Johnsonâ€™s career stats are 56 wins, 100 losses, a 4.99 career era with 810 strikeouts.
Sox manager Bobby Brown says â€śJason will give us a solid #1 starting pitcher and also an excellent teammate in the clubhouseâ€ť.
Head men's basketball coach Chris Hackett is happy to announce the dates for this year's basketball camp. It will be held June 3-6, 2013 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the BCAC in Borger.
The camp is for boys ages 7-17 and will teach fundamentals, divide into leagues, hold competitions, and give out prizes and certificates.
Early drop-off will be available along with an early enrollment discount. Lunch and concessions will be provided at the camp each day.
Coltin White, son of Matt and Lori White of Fritch, has signed a letter of intent to play football for Western New Mexico State University located in Silver City, NM.
The WNMSU Mustangs compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
-Borger soccer teams fall to Canyon. The girls lose 4-0 and the boys 3-0. A full page is dedicated to their games and the season in this weekend's edition of the BNH.
-Borger baseball falls to Pampa 4-2 to fall to 1-1 in district.
-Borger softball falls to Pampa 5-4 in a rare loss to fall to 1-1 in district play.
-Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles softball lose to Dalhart, 14-3 despite a quick start and hard fought play throughout.
-FPC Lady Plainsmen lose two to El Paso Community College. They will play two more games at home Saturday at 10 and 12.
[March 20, Amarillo]: The Amarillo Venom will be holding a press conference on Thursday, March 21 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum on Coors Field at 2:00 p.m.
Amarillo Venom head coach Julian Reese will speak to the media about the upcoming game on Saturday, March 23 as the Venom are getting ready to defend their Lone Star Football League Championship. The Amarillo Venom are hosting the New Mexico Stars in their season opener at the Coors Field in the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum. Gates open at 6 p.m. and kickoff is at 7:05 p.m.
It might be spring break, but county athletes are still in action this week.
-Results from all three county schools participating in the Gruver and Panhandle track meets will be in Monday's edition of the BNH.
-Borger soccer will be in action on Monday and Tuesday. Girls will play on Monday, JV at 4:30 and Varsity at 6:30 against Randall. The boys will follow the same schedule on Tuesday evening.
-Borger baseball will be playing in 3 away games this week. They will play at Canyon on Tuesday at 1:00, at San Jacinto on Thursday at 1:00, and a double header in Hereford at 11:30a/1p.
[Amarillo, TX March 4]: Single-game tickets for the Amarillo Venom home games are now on sale. Come and check out your Amarillo Venom as they return to the field Saturday, March 23 and start their campaign for a repeat at the Lone Star Football League championship.
Here is the schedule of home games:
o Saturday, March 23- vs. New Mexico Stars
o Saturday, April 20- vs. Laredo Rattlesnakes
o Saturday, May 4- vs. Abilene Bombers
o Saturday, May 18- vs. San Angelo Bandits
o Saturday, June 1- vs. Laredo Rattlesnakes