Rams visit Bloomfield in quarters

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Quarterback Chris Mosier and the Portales Rams play at Bloomfield today in the quarterfinal round of the state Class 3A football playoffs (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers With their first playoff win in three years already behind them, and the confidence that comes with it, the Portales Rams aim to […]

Texico upended in overtime

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Texico’s Justin Garrison fights for extra yardage in Friday’s game against Tucumcari. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Texico saw its playoff hopes disappear Friday when Tucumcari senior Anas Badshah kicked a 22-yard field goal to give the Rattlers a 15-12 overtime victory. The come-from-behind win earned the […]

Playoff hopes in limbo

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Eastern’s Ryan McClanahan, right, keeps the ball away from West Texas A&M’s Freddy Montes on Wednesday. By Mickey Winfield The ENMU men’s soccer team was in a position to secure the program’s first playoff berth after building a 2-0 halftime lead against rival West Texas A&M. However, playoff-bound West Texas A&M scored four unanswered second-half […]

Wildcats split doubleheader with Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis Wildcats came within one game of what looked impossible only weeks ago. Needing a doubleheader sweep to have a chance to finish second in District 4-5A and earn and automatic state playoff berth, Clovis beat Hobbs 10-6 in the opener. But the Eagles blanked Clovis 8-0 in the nightcap, […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Fillies, Lady Blue to have playoff in Clovis

CNJ staff Game of the night The Bovina Fillies forced a one-game playoff for the Texas District 3-1A girls No. 2 playoff berth on Tuesday night with a 51-38 victory over the Lady Blue in Bovina. Jessica Bachicha, a 5-7 junior forward, led a balanced attack for Bovina (18-10, 5-3) with 15 points. The teams […]

Muleshoe football capsule

CNJ staff Muleshoe vs. Perryton What: Texas Class 3A first-round playoff game. When, where: 8 p.m. (CDT) today at Dick Bivins Stadium, Amarillo. Records: Muleshoe 8-2, Perryton 6-4. Coaches: Muleshoe, David Wood; Perryton, Gary Newcomb. Last meeting: 2004, Muleshoe beat Perryton 30-13 at Dick Bivins in a first-round playoff game. Last week: Muleshoe lost at […]

Mules back in playoffs

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Muleshoe junior Brady Black has ruished for more than 1,000 yards this season. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor The Muleshoe Mules have been a football playoff fixture under coach David Wood, making the postseason six of the last seven seasons, including a trip to the state semifinals in 2000. Perryton […]

Top-ranked Texico happy to be home

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Texico senior Johnny Serrano is the leading rusher for the Wolverines, who have won 21 straight games. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After a month on the road, including all of its district games, Texico starts defense of its Class 1A state football title at home. Winners of 21 straight […]

Playoff capsules

CNJ staff Class 1A Division I Girls Bi-district Farwell (15-13) vs. Smyer 5 p.m. (MST) today at Littlefield HIgh School How they got here: Farwell beat Springlake-Earth in a playoff after the teams finished tied for second at 7-3 in District 3-1A. Smyer beat Sundown in a playoff after the teams finished tied for first […]

Lady Blue gains playoff berth

CNJ STAFF LITTLEFIELD, Texas — The Farwell girls were in danger of missing the state basketball playoffs for the first time in six years before a big fourth quarter. On the other hand, the Farwell boys were the victim of the rally in the second game of Friday’s District 3-1A playoff doubleheader. In a playoff […]