Borger High announces first annual horseshoe tournament

Located just behind Bulldog Stadium, the local horseshoe club will provide the tournament with all the equipment necessary to facilitate the event
Alex Mann
Managing Editor

Representatives at Borger High School have announced the first annual horseshoe tournament will take place on Saturday, November 14 at the horseshoe pits near Bulldog Stadium. The anticipated event will pit teams of two against each other as contestants compete to throw the horseshoes closest to the goalpost.

According to Jessica Washer at Borger High, any student or member of faculty can enter the tournament, but because the event hosts teams of two, students and teachers can invite parents, friends, or family members outside the district to participate as well. Registration forms are available at Borger High School, or can be downloaded from the Borger News Herald website and turned in to administrators at the school. Participation is $25 for a team, or $15 for individuals, and event t-shirts will be provided to competitors.

“Borger High School Student Council is organizing the event.” Washer explains “As a group, the students wanted to find a different and fun way to raise money for our student council here at Borger High. Ryne Onsurez is our Student Council President, and his parents are avid horseshoe players and use the Horseshoe Pits by the stadium frequently for horseshoe tournaments locally. He actually presented the idea to our council, and the idea was born! Our goals for the event is to get our BISD family together for some fun and at the same time raising money for our organization.”

Preparation is already underway to ensure the event is a hit among students and the community. “The organization of the tournament has taken a lot of time as far as the students going around town and asking for donations for our door prizes,” Washer says, “Local businesses have been eager to get involved and donate to our cause, it has been so exciting!”

The deadline for registration is set for November 9, and both students and faculty encourage participation in the unique upcoming competition. “As a group, we hope we have a lot of participants eager to have fun on a Saturday afternoon,” Washer concludes, “We think that it will encourage all of us as a district to get involved with each outside of the realm of our everyday work time.”