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


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


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


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


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


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) […]