Texico foe very familiar

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer It’s deja vu all over again for Texico. And again. And again. For the sixth time in seven years, the Wolverines will face Hope Christian in either regionals or the state tournament. “We’ve seen them quite a bit, probably more than what I’ve wanted to,” Texico coach Rich Luscombe […]

Teamwork promotes winning in Grady

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Senior Jarrod Lindsey could experience his first winning season at Grady. The Bronchos are 13-8. (CNJ staff photo) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer In the 1990s, a conversation about Class 1A boys basketball in New Mexico usually started with Grady. From 1993 to 1998 the Bronchos advanced to every state championship game but one […]

New, old faces for area teams

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Two coaches who have a combined 61 years experience are among the five new high school boys basketball coaches in the area. Jimmy Joe Robinson at Clovis Christian and Jim Kneipp at Grady each return to coach after a three-year hiatus. Robinson has 528 wins and four state titles […]