WICHITA FALLS-As the Borger Lady Bulldogs were entering the 4A soccer playoffs for the fourth season in a row, the expectations were that the team would hopefully find a way to break through to the area round to capture the first playoff victory in the history of the program in their contest against the Abilene Wylie Lady Bulldogs yesterday in Wichita Falls.
Unfortunately, Abilene Wyile showed what they entered the contest with an impressive 19-5-1 record and showed they were the District 6-4A champs by coming out early on their way to getting the 7-1 win to end Borgerâ€™s season.
Despite the cold conditions, the Borger Bulldog boys golf team shot an impressive 306 to extend their lead in the District 1-3A standings after the second round of the district tournament on Monday at the Phillips Golf Course.
The Bulldogs were led by senior Will Paulsell who followed his 69 from a week ago with a 72 to have a two-round total of 141, which places him 10 strokes ahead of Hunter Wade of Perryton for the overall lead.
West Texas Highâ€™s Comanches opened up district baseball with a disappointing 7-5 loss to Follett Saturday. The Comanches made four costly errors, but made a great comeback attempt in the bottom of the final inning. They had the runners on base, but just couldnâ€™t get them across home plate.
Logan Hoff pitched four innings and gave up five earned runs. Carlos Juarez threw three innings and gave up zero runs and allowed just one hit.
On Saturday the Borger Bulldogs defeated Amarillo River Road 10-0 in five innings. Hunter Hertel got the shutout win on the mound.
The Bulldogs will open District 1-3A tomorrow afternoon hosting Dalhart at 5:00 p.m.
There are times in sports when one miscue just seems to lead to the opening of the floodgate for several more to follow before a team can finally regroup.
For the Borger Lady Bulldogs, four of the five innings of their District 1-3A opener had the team holding their own with district rivals, the Pampa Lady Harvesters. However in the top of the third inning, a couple of walks and fielding errors opened the door for the Lady Harvesters to score nine runs before the Lady Bulldogs could regroup, giving Pampa the momentum they needed to leave Agnes Howe Park with the 16-2 win.
After winning the first two in the series on Friday with the NMMI Broncos, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen were able to complete the sweep on Saturday afternoon by taking game three in the series, 6-5 and game four, 13-8.
In game one, freshman Regan Calvert of Plano would get the win on the mound for the Plainsmen.
In game two, the Plainsmen found themselves down 5-7 in the eighth inning.
On Saturday the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen dropped to 0-6 in WJCAC play by losing both games to Odessa College 9-4 and 4-0.
The Lady Plainsmen go to 6-17 for the season and will next host El Paso CC in a four game series this weekend starting on Friday at 1:00 p.m.
By Rusty Berry
In the early days of the Borger Lady Bulldog Soccer program, finding consistent success on the field was something that the team struggled with, including coming up short in finding a way to get into post-season play.
Fortunately, things have changed over the past several years, as the Lady Bulldogs will take part in the 4A playoffs for the fourth year in a row when they take on the Abilene Wylie Lady Bulldogs in the Region I Area Round on Monday afternoon in Wichita Falls.
Friday afternoon Midland College left Borger taking both games in their series with the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen 9-5 and 11-3.
The Lady Plainsmen played host to Odessa College today.
Photo by Don Rice
After an up-and-down trip south during Spring Break, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen returned home this weekend to take on the NMMI Broncos in a four-game WJCAC series.
In the first two games on Friday, the Plainsmen took care of business on their home field by coming away with two wins, 7-4 and 8-5.
Game one: Frank Phillips 7, NMMI 4
The Broncos opened the first game strong at the plate by scoring three runs in the first inning.
However, the Plainsmen used good second and third innings to score seven runs to take a 7-3 lead where they were able to hang on for the 7-4 win.