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“We Beat the Men” take first in United Way Tournament

June 13, 2011

On Saturday, over 40 local golfers paired up into 12 golf teams to take part in the Hutchinson County United Way Golf Scramble at the Phillips Golf Course.
Each of the 12 teams posted impressive scores with the winning team “We Beat the Men” coming out on top with a score of 56.
Pictured above are members of “We Beat the Men”-(l to r) Tammy Kemp, Kris Reed, Ronna Hopson and Barbara Hardy.
Proceeds from Saturday’s tournament went to benefit the Hutchinson County United Way.

PHOTO BY DON RICE

“We Beat the Men” take first in United Way Tournament

June 13, 2011

On Saturday, over 40 local golfers paired up into 12 golf teams to take part in the Hutchinson County United Way Golf Scramble at the Phillips Golf Course.
Each of the 12 teams posted impressive scores with the winning team “We Beat the Men” coming out on top with a score of 56.
Pictured above are members of “We Beat the Men”-(l to r) Tammy Kemp, Kris Reed, Ronna Hopson and Barbara Hardy.
Proceeds from Saturday’s tournament went to benefit the Hutchinson County United Way.

PHOTO BY DON RICE

Former Borger resident Joe Frank Wheeler still remembered in the Amarillo baseball community

June 11, 2011

From the fresh cut grass to the smell of hot dogs and popcorn in the air, perhaps one of the best days on the sports calendar every year, for many sports fans, is getting out for opening day of the baseball season.
Unfortunately in 2009, opening day for the Amarillo Dillas will go down as one of the most tragic days in sports history in the Texas Panhandle with the passing of Dillas Public Announcer Joe Frank Wheeler just hours before the game.

Bulldogs and Eagles taking part in Greenbelt Bowl Classic

June 10, 2011

On Saturday evening, two Borger Bulldogs and two Sanford-Fritch Eagles will take part in the 62nd Annual Childress Rotary Greenbelt BowlClassic at Park Stadium in Childress.
Recent Borger High School graduates, receiver/defensive back Michael Morrison and linebacker Dylan Winkle will join recent Sanford-Fritch High School graduate offensive lineman/defensive end Shane Tollis on the North squad. Sanford-Fritch graduate offensive/defensive lineman Tyler Moore will compete on the South squad.

FPC’s Hackett holding Coaches Clinic and Basketball Day Camp in England

June 10, 2011

Not every day can a coach from the United States talk about putting on a Coaches Clinic or hosting a basketball camp in another country.
Perhaps due in large part by being an England native, new Frank Phillips College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Hackett is getting that opportunity later this month by putting on a Coaches Clinic and Basketball Day Camp in Stockport, England.
This spring Hackett was named as the new FPC Plainsmen Head Caoch remplacing Vu Phan, who was dismissed from the college after leading the program one year.

Three former Plainsmen go in the MLB Draft

June 9, 2011

This week will go down as one of pride for the Frank Phillips College Baseball program, as three former Plainsmen were drafted in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.
Former Plainsmen outfielder Chris Grayson was drafted in the 13th round with the 414th overall pick by the Texas Rangers after posting a .364 batting average with 51 RBIs during the 2011 season at Lee University in Tennessee.
Grayson’s teammate, and former Plainsmen, outfielder Jonathan Clark would go in the 17th round, at the 522nd pick, to the New York Mets.

Former Bulldogs Garcia and Irwin take part in baseball all-star game

June 9, 2011

Back on Sunday, June 5, 2011 Borger graduates Brandon Garcia and Garrett Irwin participated in the Greater West Texas Baseball Coaches Association All Star Game held at Lubbock Cooper Field.
The game combined Class 3A and 4A players from the Panhandle area along with players from schools throughout West Texas to the Midland area.
Playing for the East team, Garcia went 2 for 2 at the plate with 1 single, 1 double and 3 RBI’s and Irwin went 3 for 3 at the plate with one single, two doubles and 1 RBI.
Garcia and Irwin combined for 5 of the East squad’s total 11 hits.

FPC’s Smith earns All-Conference and All-Region honors

May 26, 2011

After an impressive freshman softball season, Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen outfielder Janelle Smith was named to the First Team WJCAC All-Conference and the Region V All-Region teams for the 2011 season.
Smith posted a .353 overall batting average, including a .385 mark in conference play, along with 41 hits, 21 runs, seven doubles, two homeruns and 20 RBIs.

Wal-Mart sponsoring Co-Ed Softball Tourney for Children’s Miracle Network

May 26, 2011

The Wal-Mart location in Borger is holding a Co-Ed Softball Tournament at the Sanford-Fritch High School Fields on Saturday, June 11th.
The entry fee is $15 per player and there is a 15 player maximum per roster.
The proceeds raised from the tournament will support the Borger Wal-Mart’s efforts to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network campaign.
For further information please call Beth or Connie at (806) 274-7257.
The deadline for entry is Saturday, June 4, 2011.

West Texas Comanches Special Olympic team enjoys spring events

May 26, 2011

Back on April 16th, the West Texas Comanches Special Olympics team hosted its first ever Special Olympic track meet at Comanche Stadium in Stinnett.
Over 400 athletes, coaches and volunteers helped run the track meet and the West Texas Comanche team would like to thank everyone that sponsored the meet.
The team would also like to thank local law officials for their help in the torch run, leading to nothing but great words being said about the local meet with every visiting team being very impressed.

 
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