Press release: Zias, Hounds earn all-LSC hoop awards

Clay and Northcutt Garner LSC South Postseason Awards

CHS readies for postseason

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats head into the Class 5A playoffs with no fear of higher seeded teams. After all, they’ve already beaten the tournament’s top-ranked squad, Carlsbad, in district play. The Cats (11-14) drew the 13th seed and play Saturday at fourth-seeded Cibola (21-4-1) in the tournament’s first round. “I […]

Prep hoops: Girls capsules


Grady’s Heather Blackburn tries to drive past Farwell’s Salida Edwards during a game earlier this month in Farwell. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Clovis Christian Lady Eagles District 4-1A Coach: Max Kralicek (3rd year) 2004-05 record: 12-14 Returning starters: Mollie Peterson, 5-3 PG, Sr.; Sam Barnett, 5-8 F/P, Sr.; Tasha Daale, 5-9 F, Sr.; […]

Prep preview: Texico reloads for another title run


Texico senior quarterback Zane Anderson shakes loosefrom freshman Brett Anderson Wednesday during practice at the school. Zane Anderson will replace Braden Vaughan, a four-year starter for the Wolverines. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer The Texico Wolverines have gotten used to playing in the state Class 1A championship game. Despite significant […]

Vixens look to replace graduation losses


Clovis Christian School practices Thursday at the school in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer You may need a program to know who’s out there this season for the Fort Sumner volleyball team. The defending Class 1A state champions graduated the bulk of their talent from last year’s 23-3 […]

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. […]

Area football preview: High Expectations


Texico running back Johnny Serrano rushed for more than 1,800 yards last year. (CNJ file photo) By Dave Wagner Dexter McDaniel has moved over one spot on the Fort Sumner sidelines this season, and he knows he has some big shoes to fill. Still, the longtime Foxes assistant said things have gone reasonably well as […]

Wolverines bid for regional title


Burly senior first baseman Bryce Bailey is batting .608 for the season and shares Texico’s team lead in home runs with seven. Photo by Mike Linn By Dave Wagner Texico senior Justin Loven admits he’s got a few butterflies heading into the Wolverines’ first postseason baseball appearance today, but he wouldn’t have it any other […]

Eagles will be tested


Clovis Christian coach Greg Darden goes over a play with junior Corey Hastings (left) and sophomore Chris Mitchell during Wednesday’s practice at Potter Park. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner With a talented senior class, Clovis Christian was a factor last season in area six-man football. The Eagles, in their second year of New […]