Ho-ho-holiday shopping takes off

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Virginia Garcia, center, compares two Bratz dolls with her son Thomas, 14, while she shops for her grandchildren Friday morning at K B toys in the North Plains Mall. Vickie Winters, left, also shops for Bratz dolls. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Large business or small, locally-owned or chain-managed, newly-opened or a […]

Sunray eliminates Farwell

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Farwell senior Robbie Tabb looks to turn the corner during a second-half run in Friday’s area round of the Class 1A Texas state football playoffs at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner AMARILLO — Sunray ended Farwell’s deepest trip into the playoffs in more than a decade behind the […]

Steers cruise to first-round playoff win

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — The Farwell Steers aren’t ready for the basketball season to begin just yet. Playing their first postseason game in four years, the Steers rode a solid all-around effort Friday night to a 25-6 win over Wheeler in a Class 1A bi-district matchup played at Highland Park High School. Farwell (9-1) advances […]

Clovis Christian denied eligibility extension

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS CHRISTIAN’S ATTEMPTS to gain accreditation and full membership in the New Mexico Activities Association are still ongoing. CCS, which became a probationary member of the NMAA in the 2001-02 school year, wasn’t able to meet a May 1 deadline implemented last year for accreditation and thus remains ineligible for postseason competition […]

Unbeaten Farwell may get test

By Dave Wagner SO FAR, SO GOOD for the Farwell Steers. Off to a 3-0 start — and relatively healthy with a smallish roster — second-year coach Jacob Thompson thinks his team may face its stiffest test to date on Friday night at Sundown. “We need this,” Thompson said of the upcoming task. “We need […]

Farwell battling numbers game

By Eric Butler FARWELL — The Farwell Steers didn’t even make it to their first scrimmage before being hit by the injury bug. Senior Cale Stevenson, penciled in at running back, is out for the year due to a concussion and sophomore Logan McFarland, one of three players competing at quarterback, tore an anterior cruciate […]

Bring on the pads

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Farwell High junior linebacker Rowdy Mitchell fires out of his stance during sprints. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner FARWELL — Farwell High senior Grant Gregory says football practice doesn’t really get started until he puts the pads on. He and his Farwell teammates still have to wait two more days to start hitting. […]

Texas preps begin grid workouts today

By Dave Wagner High school football practice begins today in Texas, and the three area programs have something in common: All are trying to improve on 4-6 records from 2002. David Wood begins his eighth season at Muleshoe, which went to the Class 3A semifinals three years ago but is coming off its first sub-.500 […]