Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 5

District 4-5A Carlsbad 14, Clovis 13 District 4-3A Ruidoso 27, Portales 26 6-man playoffs Quarterfinals Clovis Christian 62, Hondo 12

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 29

Non-district Artesia 51, Portales 0, F 6-man playoffs Lake Arthur 62, Elida 22 F District 2-2A Texico 38, Clayton 6, F Santa Rosa 27, Tucumcari 0 Disrict 2-1A Fort Sumner 51, Jal 15, F 8-man District 3 Tatum 34, Melrose 22 8-man District 1 Logan 42, Menaul 26 Texas District 3-1A Division II Bovina 35, […]

Red Raiders coach: I’d draft Garcia

We’re working on a story about Clovis High and Texas Tech graduate Joey Garcia, who is working for a shot in the National Football League. An early interview came with Ruffin McNeill, who’s been with the Red Raiders for eight years and was installed as interim defensive coordinator early in the 2007 season. If he […]

Mules, Mustangs prep for playoffs

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Two area teams are set to begin play this weekend in the Texas high school football playoffs. In Class 2A Division I, Muleshoe (8-2) squares off against Panhandle (8-2) in a 4 p.m. (MST) start today at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo. On Saturday, Bovina (7-3) travels to Panhandle […]

Wildcats not amused by seeding ‘joke’

By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley was not a big fan of the state’s two-year-old playoff system even before learning Saturday the Wildcats were seeded fourth in the Class 5A state playoff pairings. “The committee as a whole is joke,” said Kelley, who felt the Wildcats should have been seeded […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Playoff delay slows Cats

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Clovis High’s Maria Sena runs the floor during a ballhandling drill in Lady Wildcats basketball practice on Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler is used to waiting for the football team to wade through the Class 5A state […]

Class 5A playoffs delayed at least one week

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The start of the Class 5A football playoffs will be delayed by at least a week while Las Cruces High School and the New Mexico Activities Association battle in court. The NMAA, the governing body for high school sports in the state, announced Tuesday it was postponing the start of […]

Eagles soar into 8-man playoffs

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — The Clovis Christian Eagles soared in a 70-12 rout of the Floyd Broncos on Saturday, and punched their ticket to the New Mexico 8-man football playoffs in the process. The Eagles earned the No. 8 seed, and will face top-seeded Gateway Christian next weekend in Roswell. “We executed […]

Vikings end Cats’ season

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis coach J.D. Isler knew Valley would be difficult to beat with a lead in the fourth quarter. The Vikings, who made a habit of winning close games all season, steadily pulled away in the final eight minutes en route to a 62-48 win that knocked Clovis out of the Class […]

Mules take on Borger in 3A regional

CNJ staff MULESHOE — Muleshoe’s boys hope to advance farther than any team in coach Ralph Mason’s previous 11 years at the school tonight when they face Borger in a Texas Class 3A regional round game at Amarillo High. The Mules (18-13) have beaten Perryton and Seminole in the playoffs so far. Mason said his […]

Prep playoffs

Friday Class 5A Semifinals Mayfield 21 La Cueva 7

Saturday’s prep football playoffs scores

Saturday’s scores The Associated Press Class 1A Football Championship Fort Sumner 14, Texico 7 Class 2A Football Championship Hatch Valley 54, Tucumcari 7 Class 3A Football Quarterfinals Hot Springs 61, Bloomfield 13 Lovington 28, Socorro 14 Class 4A Football Quarterfinals Artesia 49, Belen 7 Goddard 28, Albuquerque Academy 0 Silver 20, St. Pius 10 Class […]

Cats look for quick getaway

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Clovis senior Tanner Fickling runs sprints during practice earlier this week at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Getting off to a better start is high on the priority list for the Clovis Wildcats. So are beefing up their secondary, finding a punter, and developing a young […]

State football playoffs expanding in 2005

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As far as Portales football coach Glenn Johnson is concerned, the New Mexico Activities Association’s new expanded large-school playoff format is a good thing. Classes 3A through 5A will go from eight teams to 16 in the postseason beginning this fall, with non-automatic qualifiers getting in with at-large berths. […]

Hounds adjust to rain

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Eastern New Mexico University junior offensive linemen Marcus Smith sprints between cones during an agility drill Thursday inside Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Getting ready for Eastern New Mexico University’s first practice of the football season, new head coach Mark Ribaudo was already faced with […]

CHS baseball in spoiler role

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Clovis senior John Props catches the ball as a Sandia baserunner slides safe into second base during a District 4-5A game earlier this season. The Wildcats host Hobbs in a three-game series starting today at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Hobbs Eagles are in position for their […]

Prep notes 2-8

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Muleshoe girls kept alive their chances of landing a first-round bye in the Class 3A playoffs with a 58-51 Friday at home against Levelland. With one game left in the regular season, Muleshoe has already clinched a playoff spot. Muleshoe (20-8) and Levelland (21-7) are both 6-1 in […]

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 […]

Hounds hope to end MSU’s playoff hopes

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers A heartbreaking loss to second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday has all but knocked the Eastern New Mexico University football team out of contention for the NCAA Division II playoffs. Now the Greyhounds will try to do the same thing to Midwestern State when the teams clash in a noon (MDT) […]