La Cueva takes 25-game win streak into title game against Wildcats

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Clovis defenders Jacob Jones, left, and Devin Sweet tackle Highland’s Jerrell Miller during the first half of Saturday’s Class 5A semifinal game at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Pete Herrera: Associated Press Frankie Baca could be the best running back to come out of Albuquerque in more than 40 years. Defensive […]

Texico repeats in Class 1A

By Jason Brooks: CNJ correspondent CLOUDCROFT — After the Texico Wolverines had finished their 35-7 pounding of host Cloudcroft in Saturday’s Class A state championship game, the players were busy passing around the team’s second straight blue trophy. “That’s traveling to my house tonight,” coach Mike Prokop reminded everyone. “But these kids have all earned […]

Texico chasing back-to-back state titles

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Texico has won 23 straight games, most in dominating fashion. The Wolverines enter the Class 1A state title game Saturday at Cloudcroft as defending champions. They’ve beaten Capitan and Fort Sumner by a combined score of 110-6 in the first two weeks of this year’s playoffs. Even with its […]

Clovis faces Bear of a challenge

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Clovis’ Terrance Walker looks for a hole as he breaks to the outside during practice Thursday at the high school. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A midget that tripped and fell backwards would still gain 10 times as many rushing yards than La Cueva’s first two opponents — which […]

Hounds draw stiff test in opener

By dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Portales — Clint Conque feels good about his Central Arkansas football team as it gets ready for the 2004 campaign, but says he’s not much different than most football coaches. “Every coach in America is optimistic at this point in the season,” said Conque, whose Bears face Eastern New Mexico […]

Texico sweeps Estancia

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Texico’s Mindi Roberts drives to the basket past Estancia’s Heather Thomas during the second half Tuesday’s game in Texico. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Dave Wagner TEXICO — Estancia and Texico were tied 2-2 after the first minute Tuesday night. After the second minute, the game was all but over. Behind pressure which overwhelmed the […]

The teddy bear dream part two

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew  Editor’s note: Last week, Amos dreamed about three small teddy bears in a barn, one with a scar across his heart, one with wrinkles and a lot of wear and tear and one with a forlorn face. In the dream, Elijah the little […]

Texico gains 1A finals

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texico linebacker Logan Brown jars the ball loose Cloudroft receiver Jacob Wikland. Cloudcroft recovered the fumble. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White TEXICO — Texico took the path of least resistance, straying away from its power running game often enough to account for three touchdown through the air in a 56-0 win over […]

La Cueva hammers Mayfield

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A powerful rushing attack, a tenacious defense and big plays at the right time. The big, bullish and still undefeated La Cueva Bears on Friday night added a new chapter to the playbook that southern teams have thrived on for years. Matt Quillen scored four touchdowns and quarterback Tyler Davis […]

Clovis falls to La Cueva

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — After relying on the long ball all season, La Cueva found another way to win Saturday’s Class 5A regional baseball game. La Cueva hit one home run, a two-run shot in the pivotal sixth inning, but mostly the top-ranked Bears relied on Clovis’ generosity in the field and on the mound […]