Positively a great coach

Ramblin’ Rick John Irwin dodges the limelight like your cheap brother-in-law when it comes time to pick up the dinner check. He will tell you credit for any of his coaching success goes to the players. He will tell you he just happened to stumble into talent. Don’t believe him. John Irwin is a great […]

Steers set up showdown with Bovina for playoff berth

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Five players scored touchdowns and Farwell set up a showdown next week with rival Bovina for a playoff berth as the Steers shut out winless Springlake-Earth 32-0 in a District 4-1A contest Friday night. Sophomore Matthew Edwards rushed for 168 yards on 21 carries as the Steers (7-1, 2-1 district) posted […]

Weekend area prep football capsules

All Times MST FORT SUMNER (7-2) AT SPRINGER (7-2) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 2-1A RECORDS: Fort Sumner 2-0, Springer 2-0. LAST WEEK: The Foxes roughed up Questa 61-14 at home. Springer shut out McCurdy 63-0. LAST MEETING: 2002, the Red Devils came to Fort Sumner undefeated, but were drilled by the Foxes 47-0. Springer […]

Mules break out in rout of Dimmitt

CNJ STAFF MULESHOE — One down for Muleshoe, two to go. Needing a late charge to extend their run of consecutive playoff berths to seven, the Mules turned in their most dominating performance of the season Friday night in crushing winless Dimmitt 45-0 in a District 2-3A contest. Six players rushed for a touchdown apiece […]

Wolverines not looking past Eunice

By Dave Wagner THE TEXICO WOLVERINES have won 18 of 19 games over the last two seasons. The Eunice Cardinals ended a 19-game losing streak by beating Cloudcroft in their 2003 season opener, but have managed just a 2-6 record this year. That doesn’t mean Wolverines coach Mike Prokop is about to look past Friday’s […]

Littlefield overpowers Mules

By Rick White LITTLEFIELD — The Littlefield Wildcats punted on their first possession and second-to-last possession. In between, they moved the chains methodically, pounding out a 14-6 win over Muleshoe in sledge-hammer-like fashion Friday in the District 2-3A opener for both teams. Diminutive sophomore Jonas Comacho was the workhorse for the Wildcats, ping-ponging his way […]

Broyles, Verda

Verda Broyles Services: Have been held. Mrs. Verda Broyles, 100, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at her home. She was born July 11, 1903, in Fox, Ark., to John and Martha Kendall Branscum. She became a Christian at 16. She married Roy Edgar Broyles Sept. 3, 1922, in Mozart, Ark. In […]

Kube, Martin

Martin Kube Services: Have been held. Mr. Martin Kube, 73, of Farwell, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 10, 1930, in Clovis. He married Frances Daude on Dec. 31, 1950, in Lariat. He lived in Farwell for the past 37 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran […]

Parks, Verna

Verna Parks Services: Have been held. Mrs. Verna Parks, 61, of Clovis, a bag machine operator, died Tuesday, June 22, 2003, at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. She was born June 20, 1942, in Muleshoe, to James L. and Rue Tiller Hudson. She married Carl Parks on March 12, 1960, in Clovis. She worked at […]

Friday area prep football briefs

CNJ STAFF CLOVIS CHRISTIAN 77, ALBUQUERQUE EVANGEL CHRISTIAN 6 — In a battle of “Eagles,” Clovis Christian’s soared while leaving Evangel Christian in the dust in a game at Jim Hill Field. CCS (1-1) scored on every offensive possession, and added touchdowns on a 15-yard fumble return by Robert Montanez, a 72-yard punt return by […]