Fort Sumner posts district sweep at Melrose

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent MELROSE — After a trip east to meet its nearest rival, Fort Sumner’s basketball teams found themselves in more solid positions as the regular season approaches its end. The Foxes stayed unbeaten in District 3-1A boys play by knocking off Melrose 66-49. The earlier girls contest saw the Vixens win […]

Rattlers beat Foxes in finals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TUCUMCARI — The way Fort Sumner was drilling 3-pointers to start the game, the Foxes seemed poised to bomb Tucumcari into submission in Saturday’s boys finals of the Route 66 Holiday Tournament. The Rattlers countered with a patient offensive attack and a bothersome halfcourt defensive scheme. For the second year […]

Foxes come back to beat Clovis

Freedom Newspapers ARTESIA — The Clovis Wildcats’ weary legs may have gotten the best of them on Friday. Leading through most of the first three quarters, the Cats couldn’t finish off El Paso Jefferson and the Foxes rallied for a 40-36 win in the championship semifinals of the City of Champions Classic. With most of […]

Early TDs lift Foxes to 1A title


Fort Sumner’s Ryan Fikany gets ready to stiffarm Texico’s Billy Scott in Saturday’s Class 1A state championship game at Fort Sumner. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer FORT SUMNER — Outside of two sustained drives, Texico held the Fort Sumner offense in check Saturday afternoon. But the top-ranked Foxes made […]

Prep football: Foxes, Texico advance

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER — There would be no specatular comeback this tiime for the Cloudcroft Bears. Fort Sumner made sure this time, rolling to a 26-point lead in the first minute of the second quarter and posting a 51-13 win on Friday in the Class 1A state football playoff semifinals. The Foxes (10-2) will […]

Wolverines, Foxes try not to look ahead


Texico senior running back Carlos Meza tries to escape the reach of Questa’s Michael Cordova during last week’s Class 2A quarterfinal game. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With business to tend to in tonight’s semifinals, Texico coach Mike Prokop and Fort Sumner coach Dexter McDaniel are trying to keep […]

Foxes fall short in semis

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent MELROSE — It’s been a growing process for the Fort Sumner boys basketball team to accept a new system First-year Foxes coach Wes Weems said the pressing, uptempo game he installed didn’t really come together for his young squad until the last five games in the season. On Friday, the […]

Fort Sumner, Floyd advance in District 3-1A

Freedom Newspapers Fort Sumner — Junior Jeremy Gauna scored on a drive with 40 seconds left to put Fort Sumner in front for good as the second-seeded Foxes escaped with a 52-49 win Tuesday in the first-round of the District 3-1A tournament. The Foxes (18-9) rallied from five points down in the final 3 1/2 […]

Prep notes 2/2

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After managing 35 points in the first half at home against Elida on Friday, the Fort Sumner Foxes scored an NBA-like 50 points in the second half to turn a tied game at halftime into an 85-63 victory. Fort Sumner coach Wes Weems said the score is a season-high […]

EPAC boys: Foxes fend off Longhorns


Elida’s Thomas West looks for a teammate while trapped under the basket by Texico’s 6-foot-3 John Schueler. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — Seeded No. 1 in the 4A bracket of the EPAC Tournament, Fort Sumner’s hopes for a shot at the championship almost came crashing down against scrappy Logan […]