The West Texas Comanches hosted the Claude Mustangs Tuesday afternoon. The last time the two met, it was in 40 mph winds and dirt. The weather was perfect and the Comanches dealt the Mustangs their second loss to WT this year, 12-5. The Comanches are still alone in second place in the District standings.
The Tribe put a couple of runners on base in the bottom of the first, but left them stranded. Claude sent seven hitters to the plate in the first two innings and one got on with a fielding error, but the Comanches took care of business and left him on base.
After falling behind 0-5 to the Dalhart Lady Wolves, the Borger Lady Bulldogs showed a lot of heart on Tuesday evening, by battling back to tie the game 5-5 going into the seventh inning.
Unfortunately, Dalhart used two walks and two singles in the top of the seventh to bring around one run that ultimately ended the game with the 6-5 win in District 1-3A play.
On Tuesday evening the Big Red Machine continued to roll at the plate, as the Borger Bulldogs had three players, Max Lusk, Garrett Irwin and Kody Davila, send balls over the fence in their District 1-3A contest with the Dalhart Golden Wolves.
The Bulldogs jumped out on top early building a 5-0 lead after two innings. But the team experienced a little bit of a scare as Dalhart battled back to eventually take a 8-9 lead by the sixth inning.
Tuesday afternoon, West Texas High sophomore Nathan Forrest earned a trip to the 1A state golf tournament by finishing fourth individually in the boys standings at the 1A Region I Golf Tournament in Lubbock.
The Borger Lady Bulldogsâ€™ golf season came to an end on Tuesday in the 3A Region I Tournament, finishing in 10th place.
Region I-1A Boys Tournament
at LakeRidge Country Club, Lubbock
On Monday, former Phillips High School athlete and Borger Lady Bulldog Head Basketball Coach Jill Schneider was selected as the head coach for the 2011 Team USA Womenâ€™s Under-16 National Team.
â€śItâ€™s an incredible honor to have been selected to coach this team,â€ť Schneider said in a statement released by USA Basketball.
The West Texas Special Olympic Team competed in the Dumas Special Olympic Track Meet this past Saturday. Where all of the Comanche athletes had a great time.
The team will next take part in the West Texas Special Olympics that will take place in Stinnett on Saturday, April 30th.
The Opening Ceremonies will being at 9:00 a.m. and the public is invited to come out and watch all the Panhandle area teams compete.
In an era where television shows, movies and music from the 1970â€™s and 1980â€™s is revamped for a new generation, perhaps it would be fitting to call this yearâ€™s version of the Borger Bulldogs the â€śBig Red Machineâ€ť for the way the team continues to hit the ball in District 1-3A play.
For the fourth game in a row, the Bulldogs put on another hitting clinic on Saturday afternoon that included two three-run homers and a two-run homer on their way to getting a 13-3 win over the Pampa Harvesters in five innings.
The third time almost proved to be the charm as the Borger Lady Bulldogs rallied from a 8-1 deficit to take a 9-8 lead over the Pampa Harvesters in the fifth inning of their third meeting of the season.
Unfortunately, Pampa would rally to take the game 15-12 to send Borger to 3-4 in District 1-3A play.
With Dalhartâ€™s loss to Perryton on Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs still sit in second place with a one game lead over Dalhart and Perryton in the district race, with two games to go in the regular season.
Over the weekend the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen kept their hopes of claiming one of the WJCAC playoff spots alive by splitting their four-game series with Midland College.
After dropping both games on Saturday 9-2 and 6-5 in 10 innings, the Plainsmen rebounded to win both games on Sunday, 8-7 and 14-12.
The Plainsmen will next travel to Snyder this weekend for a big series with Western Texas College.