2011-12 Borger News Herald Male Athlete of the Year

From hitting clutch jump shots to scoring touchdowns, West Texas High School senior Alex Ramirez did a little bit of everything during the 2011-12 school year.The people in Stinnett and 1A schools in the Texas Panhandle have known how good of an athlete Ramirez has been for the past three years, especially on the basketball court.Ramirez has been named the District 1-1A Offensive MVP three years in a row, which includes the senior averaging 18.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 4.4 APG, and 2.1 SPG this past season.Ramirez’s play on the court has impressed Comanches Head Basketball Coach Aron Graves who told the audience at the West Texas All-Sports Banquet, “Alex is truly a one of a kind player and is one we won’t be able to replace.”Graves also gives Ramirez credit for being a hard worker, saying, “Alex is an extremely hard worker that wants to win and that is the most important thing to him. It’s not individual stats or awards that he is after and that reflected in his game.”Ramirez’s success and hard work has paid off as he plans to join the Clarendon College Bulldogs Men’s Basketball team this fall.On the football field, Ramirez made the move from receiver to quarterback in 2011 and the switch paid off as the Comanches earned their second playoff berth in a row. Ramirez would be named District 1-1A Division I Offensive MVP, First Team All-District on defense and Second Team All-District as a kicker and punter. Ramirez would also be named as a APSE 1A All-State Honorable Mention selection in the defensive secondary. Ramirez was a 1A Regional qualifier this spring in the triple jump and was a member of the Comanches Tennis team. On the baseball diamond, Ramirez played center field and pitcher for the Comanches where he had two doubles and a home run this season. On his play on the baseball field, Comanches Head Baseball Coach Steven Coursey commented, “Alex has done a great job for us. He has played baseball all four years where his speed and base running ability is exceptional. Alex’s ability to go track down a fly ball in center field helped the team tremendously on the field.”**Male and Female Athlete of the Year selections are made by a panel not affiliated with the Borger News Herald, Borger ISD, Sanford-Fritch ISD, or Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips Consolidated ISD.