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Sanford-Fritch Eagles get first district win

February 1, 2012

The Sanford-Fritch Eagles jumped off to take the early lead and never gave it up. A lot of heart showed big for these boys, Tuesday night. This was a big win for the Eagles.
Senior Hunter Cunningham came back to lineup after a thumb injury. This addition seemed to boost the Eagles to a much needed win. First quarter had the slump shooting Lynx falling behind the Eagles 8-3 at quarter.
In the second quarter, sophomore Monty Field had big three pointer to spark the crowd and Eagles. Great put-backs by Junior Trey Henry left the Eagles still ahead at half 21-11.

Round two of district play goes to the Harvesters, 71-58

February 1, 2012

PAMPA-On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs started the second round of District 1-3A play in Pampa taking on longtime rivals the Pampa Harvesters. Borger defeated the Harvesters in overtime in the district opener, so the Bulldogs knew the Harvesters were going to come out ready to even the season series.
After trailing by 20 points with six minutes to go, the Bulldogs caught on fire late to pull to within five points with 2:30 on the clock.

Lady Eagles get handed tough loss against Spearman

February 1, 2012

Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles met a tough, ready-to-play Spearman Lynxxettes team at home for a shot tying in first place for district.
But the Lynxxettes weren’t having any of that, from start of the game. The momentum was never in the Lady Eagles favor, starting off trailing after quick 6-0 Spearman run. S
pearman controlled the boards, effectively, which kept Sanford-Fritch from any second shots. A couple of sparks led by Christa White and Jacy Judd wouldn’t be enough to turn the game.
First quarter ended with Sanford-Fritch trailing, 9-16.

Lady Harvesters top Lady Bulldogs 67-41

February 1, 2012

PAMPA-On Tuesday evening, the Pampa Lady Harvesters used a big third period to pull away for the 67-41 win over the Borger Lady Bulldogs in District 1-3A play.
The Lady Bulldogs entered the gym, at Pampa High School, determined not to let Pampa run away early for a blowout win like their first meeting in district play.

2011-12 Basketball Photo Contest

January 31, 2012

Over the past couple of months, basketball teams throughout Hutchinson County have hit the hardwood battling for district and conference titles, which has provided several good photo opportunities.
Look under our lifestyles menu on the website toolbar and click on the photo contest option.
Take a peek at the photos and vote on what you think were the best shots from the 2011-12 basketball season.

Borger opened district soccer play with Palo Duro

January 31, 2012

On Monday evening, the Borger Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Varsity Soccer teams opened up District 5-4A soccer play in Amarillo against Palo Duro.
In the boys game, the Bulldogs battled against a tough Dons team to a 1-1 tie. George Sifuentes had the lone Bulldog goal with Lane Newcomb getting the assist.
In the girls game, the Lady Dons defeated the Lady Bulldogs 2-1. Sammie Huckabee scored for the Lady Bulldogs with Brooke Scott getting the assist.

T-Birds top Plainsmen 79-76 in WJCAC action

January 31, 2012

Some losses are easier to take than others and on Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen had to of left the court at the BCAC with a bitter taste in the mouths after losing to the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds, 79-76.
After trailing by ten pints at the 18:42 mark in the second half, the Plainsmen battled hard the next 16 minutes to finally take a one point lead with 1:55 left in the game. Unfortunately, three straight foul calls and two turnovers in the final minute helped the T-Birds escape with the win and send the Plainsmen to 1-4 in WJCAC play.

Lady Plainsmen fall to New Mexico JC 64-49

January 31, 2012

On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen put up a good fight in the second half against conference leaders New Mexico Junior College. But the Lady T-Birds were able to pull out the 64-49 win over the Lady Plainsmen in WJCAC play at the BCAC.
The Lady T-Birds opened the game taking a 3-11 lead by the 12:54 mark of the first half. But the Lady Plainsmen crawled back into the game, led by LaChrista Nash scoring seven first half points and Laura Martinez nailing two three pointers, to get to within two points at the 7:20 mark, 18-20.

Frank Phillips College hosting New Mexico JC in doubleheader

January 30, 2012

Tonight the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen will host the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds and Lady Thunderbirds in a WJCAC doubleheader at the BCAC.
The women’s game will tip off at 5:45 p.m. followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.
Over the past five years, the Plainsmen vs T-Birds matchup has provided some of the most entertaining WJCAC games of the season, with the Plainsmen winning both games in conference play in 2009-10 and the T-Birds winning both games last season.

Former Borger coach to be inducted into Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame

January 30, 2012

On Friday, former longtime Borger High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Duane Hunt was selected to be among the 2012 class entering the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Hunt spent 23 seasons coaching the Bulldogs where he had a 507-206 record, which included two state runner-up finishes in the late 1970’s. During his 26-year coaching career he took three teams to the state tournament and had a 548-236 overall record.
Hunt graduated from Oklahoma City University where he played for Coach Abe Lemons.

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