Clovis basketball capsules 1-20

District 4-5A Boys Sandia (10-5) at Clovis (15-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday Last week:Clovis beat Gadsden 37-35 on Friday, lost to Amarillo 51-45 on Saturday in Purple Pepper Shootout. Sandia beat Del Norte 61-47 on Wednesday. Notable: After losing to Amarillo, the Wildcats dropped to No. 2 in the Albuquerque Journal coaches poll, behind new district […]

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 […]

Year in review: 2003 Clovis Wildcats

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Defense and a strong running game helped Clovis turn its season around. CNJ photo illustration by Eric Kluth. By Rick White The Clovis Wildcats’ season included plenty of highs and lows en route to an 8-3 record and a state playoff berth, starting with the untimely death of assistant coach Pete Hurst before the season […]

Politicians make for quotable quotations

Ned Cantwell Kids say the darndest things. So do politicians. I am inspired by Billy McKibben, the colorful former state senator from Hobbs. That southeastern New Mexico community, its economy once pumped flush by oil production and supply companies, is drilling for new economic vitality in the fertile fields of the gambling industry. At a […]

Area high school football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT TEXICO (7-0) AT EUNICE (2-6) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 3-1A RECORDS: Texico 1-0, Eunice 0-1. LAST WEEK: The Wolverines, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, shut out Loving 33-0 at Texico. Eunice lost at Jal 28-7. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico cruised to a 41-0 victory over the Cardinals at […]

Area weekend football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT LOVING (4-2) AT TEXICO (6-0) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 3-1A RECORDS: District opener for both teams. LAST WEEK: The Falcons had a bye in preparation for the district opener, while the top-ranked Wolverines Hagerman 59-0. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico defeated the Falcons 28-0 at Loving. LOVING PLAYERS TO WATCH: […]

Area weekend prep football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT HAGERMAN (1-5) AT TEXICO (5-0) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday (Homecoming) LAST WEEK: Texico blanked Tucumcari 40-0 at Tucumcari. Hagerman, which has had three coaches in the last three years and whose roster includes only six seniors and four juniors, lost at Loving 48-0. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico shut out the […]

Area football capsules

Complied by Dave Wagner and Eric Butler All Times MDT Eunice (1-1) at Ft. Sumner (2-0) When: 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Eunice lost at home to New Mexico Military Institute 49-14. Fort Sumner won at Capitan 32-10. Last meeting: 2002, Fort Sumner routed the Cardinals 60-0 at Eunice en route to its second consecutive […]