WOODROW-Bad defense can hurt you, but good defense can bail you out.
Friday evening the Borger Bulldogs learned both lessons in game one of their 3A Area Round playoff series with the Pecos Eagles at Lubbock Cooper High School.
Through seven innings the Bulldogs committed five errors on the field yet were able to pull two key double plays, along with senior catcher Brandon Garcia throwing out two base runners, as Borger was able to hang on for a 5-4 win.
In her first year throwing the discus at the high school level, Borger senior Jâ€™Cee Pool will graduate as the top girlâ€™s discus thrower in Class 3A winning the state title on Friday morning with a throw of 140-00 at the Texas State Track and Field Meet in Austin.
Pool reached the 140-00 mark on her fourth throw of the day, which placed her nearly six feet ahead of the second place finisher Olivia Williams of Nevada Community.
Poolâ€™s gold medal in the discus will be a first in the Borger girls track program.
Friday afternoon West Texas High senior Terrence Bonds came in third place in the Class 1A Long Jump at the Texas State Track and Field Meet in Austin.
Bonds will compete in the 1A 300m hurdles tomorrow.
1. Christopher Stephens Imp. Buena Vista 22-03.50
2. Johnny Gaines Clarendon 22-02.75
3. Terrence Bonds West Texas 22-02.50
After a season where he tore up opposing defenses on his way to earning District 1-3A MVP honors, Borger High School senior Shavoyiea Clement signed his letter of intent to play football for Wayland Baptist University on Friday morning.
An 3A All-State honorable mention in 2010, Clement played a big role in helping the Bulldogs claim the District 1-3A title and advancing to the regional playoff round by rushing for just over 1,800 yards.
What attracted Clement to Wayland is the size saying, â€śI didnâ€™t want to go to a big school and when I went to visit Wayland I loved it.â€ť
AMARILLO, TX â€“ The inaugural game of the Amarillo Sox was a close one, even causing extra innings, but the Wichita Wingnuts spoiled the festivities with a 5-3 defeat of the Sox on Thursday night in front of 3,042 fans at the Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium
Sox reliever Tyler Pearson (0-1) got the loss, allowing the two go-ahead runs in the 10th inning. Wingnuts reliever Cephas Howard (1-0) got the win, striking out the only batter he faced. Wichita closer Josh Dew retired all three batters he faced in the 10th for the save.
Bad weather delayed the start of the 3A State Golf Tournament at Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin until Thursday afternoon.
Once play got underway, Borger High School senior Will Paulsell shot a 75 to put him tied for ninth place in the tournament.
Sean Romero of Texarkana Pleasant Grove leads the field after one round with a 71. Perrytonâ€™s Hunter Wade sits one stroke ahead of Paulsell tied for seventh with a 74.
The second round of the state golf tournament was scheduled to start this morning.
One of the perks of winning a district title in the 3A-1A ranks is that it earns the team a bye through the Bi-District round of the playoffs.
This season, the Borger Bulldog (16-11-1) baseball team got to enjoy that break after the team posted a 7-2 record through District 1-3A play to claim the first district baseball title since dropping to 3A.
Wednesday morning, West Texas High senior Erin Frost signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs.
Frost had a great senior year averaging around nine kills and three blocks a match for the district champion West Texas High Lady Comanches.
Frost was also a part of the Lady Comanche basketball and softball teams.
Thatâ€™s right, ladies and gentlemen. Borger can lay claim to being the home of a 2011 state championship team.
After cruising to wins on Monday in the first two rounds of the 3A State Tennis Tournament in Austin, the Borger brother and sister duo of senior Josh Madden and junior Abbie Madden left the courts at the World of Tennis at Lakeway in Austin as the best 3A Mixed-Doubles tennis team in the state.
They won the state championship match in straight sets over Laird Beaty and Courtney Johnson of Lindale, 6-4, 6-2.
From kills at the net in volleyball to driving down the lane for an easy lay up in basketball, Borger senior Jâ€™Cee Pool has put together a stellar resume in athletics during her time in high school.
However, there was one goal she wanted to accomplish before she walked across the stage a graduation: qualify for the state track meet in the shot put.