Lady Spikers finally handle Estancia

Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After four straight losses, Texico finally beat Estancia The Lady Spikers traveled to Estancia on Thursday and beat the top-ranked Bears in four games in front of a hostile crowd. “They were screaming and yelling,” Texico coach Mike Littlejohn said. “You could barely hear in their gym. It was a […]

Texico shakes off the rust


Texico’s Lori Richardson spikes past a Santa Rosa defender during the third set of their District final Saturday at Texico. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — Texico dispatched Santa Rosa for the third time this season, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24 Saturday, to give the Lady Spikers the District 6-2A tournament championship. […]

Texico passes tourney tuneup with ease


Texico junior Lori Richardson spikes the ball past Santa Rosa senior Melissa Chavez during the second game of Thursday’s match. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — Texico freshman Bryn Mayfield provided the ammo. Junior Lori Richardson pulled the trigger. And a wounded Santa Rosa team hobbled out of […]

Lady Spikers eye tie for title


Texico sophomore Isabel Serrano hits past the block attempt of Tucumcari’s Amber Martin during Tuesday’s District 6-2A match in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White TEXICO — Texico moved within a game of forcing a playoff for the District 6-2A regular-season title Tuesday in less-than-convincing fashion. Lori Richardson hammered seven kills and Sissy […]

Littlejohn thinks Texico could make run at state

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — If Mike Littlejohn were a betting man, he might have wagered last year’s Texico volleyball team would have a better chance at a Class 2A state championship than the talented, senior-laden 2001 squad that actually won it. That would come as a surprise to a lot of people, he admitted. […]

Texico’s Loper is adjusting


Texico High School junior Seneca Turner passes the ball during Friday’s practice at Texico Sports Arena. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Texico senior Sissy Loper earned All-District 6-2A and second-team Class 2A all-state honors as an outside hitter last season, helping the supposedly rebuilding Lady Spikers post an 18-4 record. When setter Melissa […]