Many readers ready for playoff system

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “Who’s the No. 1 college football team? The University of Southern California or Louisiana State University? And since college football has once again failed to establish an undisputed champion, is it time for a playoff system?” Some responses: “Yes, a playoff system needs to be installed to correct […]

Area boys hoop capsules

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Texico’s Garret Mayfield (left) and Bryce Bailey chase down an offensive rebound during the Wolverines’ season opener Tuesday against Tatum. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF New Mexico Texico Wolverines (0-1) Coach: Richard Luscombe (15th year) 2002-03 record: 18-9 (7-1 District 6-2A) Last playoff appearance: 2003, lost to Hope Christian in the Class 2A regional […]

Farwell looks to advance past Sunray

By Dave Wagner Coming off its first postseason football victory in 13 years, Farwell may have the Sunray Bobcats right where they want them in tonight’s 5 p.m. (CST) Class 1A area round game at Amarillo’s Dick Bivins Stadium. The Steers surprised a lot of people last week by whipping Wheeler 25-6 in a bi-district […]

Steers cruise to first-round playoff win

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — The Farwell Steers aren’t ready for the basketball season to begin just yet. Playing their first postseason game in four years, the Steers rode a solid all-around effort Friday night to a 25-6 win over Wheeler in a Class 1A bi-district matchup played at Highland Park High School. Farwell (9-1) advances […]

Prep volleyball playoff capsules

CNJ Staff Class 2A Region B at Texico Friday’s matches Questa (13-5) vs Texico (17-5), 5 p.m. Coaches: Questa, Jennifer Vialpando, 1st year; Texico, Mike Littlejohn, 25th. Last playoff appearance: Questa, 2002, lost in first round of regionals; Texico, 2002, lost in first round of regionals. How they got here: Questa finished second in District […]

Texico wins seeding playoff

CNJ staff SANTA ROSA — Amber Parmer collected 15 kills and 12 blocks and Sissy Loper dished out 43 assists as Texico beat Estancia 25-18, 20-25, 25-12, 24-26, 15-12 in a playoff game for the top seed in this week’s District 6-2A tournament. The teams finished the regular season tied for first. With the win […]

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 […]

Hounds faces Midwestern in battle of playoff-caliber teams

Dave Wagner Will this be the year the Eastern New Mexico University football team breaks through to earn an NCAA Division II playoff berth? The Greyhounds are about to get a good indication of where they stand. Saturday’s 6 p.m. (MDT) matchup against Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, Texas, will go a long way toward […]