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Bulldogs earn Second Team All-State honors

July 7, 2011

After helping to lead the Borger Bulldogs to the District 1-3A title and to the third round of the 3A playoffs, 2011 senior catcher Brandon Garica and senior outfielder Garrett Irwin were named to the Second Team in the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writer's Association's 3A All-State Teams on Thursday.
Garcia, the District 1-3A MVP, had an impressive 2011 season posting a .511 batting average with 11 homeruns and a .944 slugging percentage.
Playing centerfield, Irwin made the team after posting a .434 batting average with 34 RBI’s, 45 runs scored and 10 stolen bases.

Local students perform well in AAU National Tournament

July 7, 2011

Last week students from American Karate Studios in Guymon, Spearman, Gruver and Borger competed in the AAU Taekwondo National Championships in Austin consisting of thousands of athletes from across the country.
Four-year-old Issac Garcia of Borger won Silver in Fighting and the Bronze in Forms in his division.

Borger 11&12 year old Softball All-Stars win District

July 6, 2011

Over the past weekend, the Borger 11&12 year old Little League Girls Softball All-Star team won the district championship in a clean sweep, defeating Childress on Thursday 19-14 and Memphis on Saturday 20-12.
In Saturday’s Championship game, pitcher Makenzie May had 12 strikeouts in five innings of work with Maegan Stone closing the game by getting a runner out at home.
The team is coached by Steven Willis and Cindy Willis and advanced to Sectionals to be held in Lubbock.

Now that’s a big snake

July 6, 2011

Local residents Levi Tidwell and Colten Howard show off the 7’3” bullsnake they found near FM 1551 over the weekend.
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Friends and former students invited to celebrate longtime Borger educator’s 80th Birthday

July 2, 2011

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by Edith Guynes Stanley
For those that grew up going to school here in Borger, there is a pretty good chance that in at least one of those years you were a student of Coach Bryan’s.
This Sunday, July 3rd, Frankie Gene Bryan will celebrate his 80th birthday.
To celebrate the milestone, former students and friends of Bryan’s in the community are invited to come out and help celebrate next Sunday, July 10th from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. in the Garden Room of the First United Methodist Church.
The party is being hosted by Edith Stanley and Porter and Mary Jo Smith.

Borger looks good during 7-on-7 action in Amarillo

June 30, 2011

Earlier this month, members of the Borger Bulldog football team took part in 7-on-7 action at the Caprock Tournament in Amarillo.
The Borger team made a solid showing by posting a 2-1 record in pool play.
The Borger team’s only loss came against Caprock, 20-13, who went on to win the tournament.
A Borger team of junior high/8th graders also competed in a tournament at Caprock falling to Caprock and Palo Duro along with playing Dalhart to a tie.

Frost named to the 1A Academic All-State Team

June 29, 2011

On Tuesday, 2011 West Texas High School graduate Erin Frost was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 2010-11 Softball Academic 1A All-State Team.
The Class of 2011 Salutatorian spent the 2011 season as the first baseman for the Lady Comanches.
In the spring, Frost signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Clarendon College.

Plainsmen add two more to 2011-12 roster

June 28, 2011

Despite spending most of June overseas back home in England, Frank Phillips College Plainsmen Basketball Coach Chris Hackett has continued to add depth to his team’s roster for the 2011-12 season.
Last week, Hackett added two more players to the Plainsmen roster in 6-6 Earl Hill from Georgia and 6-0 Rodshard Davis, who hails from the Houston area.
Davis provides the Plainsmen with a good defender, who is a pass-first type point guard who can handle the ball very well.

West Texas High Cheerleaders making one girl’s dream come true

June 24, 2011

One dream many young girls share is picturing themselves down the road being able to walk along the track of the football field getting their team’s fans fired up by performing the various cheers and dance routines as a member of the high school cheerleading squad.
Ten year old Elvira Carrales of Amarillo shares that same dream of being able to get a crowd pumped up by being a cheerleader.

Cyclists gear up for Bike MS: Wild West Ride 2011

June 24, 2011

Texas Panhandle residents will pedal toward a world free of multiple sclerosis during Bike MS: The Wild West Ride 2011, presented by BP on Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17.
The race is aiming to raise $100,000 to fund multiple sclerosis research, along with programs and services for more than 56,000 Texans served by the National MS Society.
The annual two-day fundraising ride is fully-supported and features a scenic route from Amarillo to Canadian.

 
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