Seniors lend helping hand at schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Foster Grandparent Magdalena Gallegos works with students Wednesday in her assigned first grade class at La Casita Elementary School. Liliana Castillo Seniors Juanita Chavez and Magdalena Gallegos are called grandma by more than their biological grandchildren. They are two of the 14 seniors who participate in Curry County’s Foster Grandparent […]

State tournament scoreboard

The Associated Press GIRLS Tuesday Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 53, Las Cruces 42 Mayfield 58, Hobbs 51 La Cueva 46, Cibola 41 Class 4A Quarterfinals Roswell 49, St. Pius 45 Aztec 68, Los Alamos 38 Academy 52, Moriarty 45 Class 3A Quarterfinals Portales 41, Ruidoso 34 Hope Christian 68, Wingate 59 St. Michael’s 39, Santa […]

Class 1A capsules

Girls Quarterfinals No. 6 Fort Sumner vs. No. 3 Hagerman When: 5 p.m. today. Where: Rio Rancho High School Records: Fort Sumner 18-8, Hagerman 24-4. How they got here: Fort Sumner beat Temple Baptist 58-29. Hagerman beat Carrizozo 75-47. Last state title: Fort Sumner won the Class 1A title in 2005. Hagerman has never won […]

Floyd posts win over Magdalena

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Floyd’s Jason Martinez is tackled by Magdalena’s Warren Gordon on a second-quarter run in Saturday’s game at Floyd. Martinez scored two touchdowns in Floyd’s 38-18 win. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos started well, and fnished even better thanks to senior Kyle Kropf. Kropf accounted for 151 […]

Texico one win away from championship

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Most Class 1A teams in the state tournament came in with natural concern over what kind of effective pitching they could drum up after day one. If Texico had worries, it wasn’t very evident in the performance of sophomore Theo Marez. Backed by another impressive hitting display, Marez […]

Vixens race into semis

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Fort Sumner’s Sandy Fortner brings the ball up the court during the second half of Tuesday’s Class 1A state tourney game against Magdalena. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent BERNALILLO —Neither Fort Sumner or Magdalena could have been excited to face a one-loss team in the first round of the state playoffs. […]

Fort Sumner rebounds with easy win

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent BERNALILLO —Neither Fort Sumner or Magdalena could have been excited to face a one-loss team in the first round of the state playoffs. But it’s more likely that the Steers will have more lasting regrets after Fort Sumner took a 61-44 win in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A state […]

Fort Sumner, Grady face rough road at state

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Grady’s Brittany Bailey wrestles for the ball with Desert Academy’s Theresa Wittman during the Lady Broncho’s 75-25 win on Friday at home. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Before the regional championship games, Grady coach Alicia Rush considered then-undefeated Fort Sumner as the favorite to win the girls Class 1A state […]