Bovina coach and AD takes job in Lamesta, Texas

CNJ staff BOVINA — Bovina football coach and athletic director Kent Torbert has been hired for the same positions at Lamesa, Texas, and will start his duties there on March 1. Torbert has been Bovina’s AD since 2002. He was an assistant football coach to Bruce Scroggins in his first year at the school before […]

Mustangs battle Quanah in 1A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer No one can accuse veteran Quanah football coach James McDaniel of overselling his football team as the Indians prepare for today’s 5 p.m. (CST) second-round Texas Class 1A playoff game against Bovina at Amarillo’s Dick Bivins Stadium. Quanah (8-2) is coming off a 39-14 first-round win last week over […]

Dramatic Mustangs headed to playoffs

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Bovina squeaked out another dramatic win Friday, beating rival Farwell 6-3 on Friday with a 40-yard field goal as time expired. Senior Michael Ortiz set up the game-winner with two big plays. On the final drive, Ortiz caught a 50-yard pass that put the Mustangs on the Farwell 30-yard […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Tested Wolverines play for district title

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer TEXICO COACH MIKE PROKOP said he has “no regrets at all” about the tough non-district schedule his team played this year. After a 2-4 start, the two-time defending state champion Wolverines have started District 3-1A with a pair of wins. Of Texico’s four losses, two came to Texas teams, […]

Halftime rally lifts Texico

Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer DOWN 13-7 TO EUNICE at halftime and his team in danger of losing its third straight game, Texico coach Mike Prokop said his team pulled together for the second half. “They got tired of losing,” Prokop said. “I told them, ‘at some point you have to make a decision about […]

Bovina ends 43-year drought against Friona

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Bovina coach Kent Torbert gambled, and as a result the Mustangs beat county rival Friona on Friday night for the first time in 43 years. After being given a second life by an offside penalty, Josh Guevara scored a two-point conversion to give Bovina a 15-14 overtime victory. “The […]

Football begins today for Texas squads

By Dave Wagner Muleshoe football coach David Wood is glad the football season is here. Wood, in his 10th year as the Mules’ football coach, underwent treatment for a form of leukemia in the spring. He’s ready to get back on the field today with the start of practice for Texas high schools. New Mexico […]

Experience paying off for Ortiz

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Bovina senior Edgar Ortiz enters this weekend’s Texas Class 1A state track meet in Austin ranked near the top in his class in the 1,600 and 3,200. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Preparing for his third trip to the Texas state track meet, Bovina senior Edgar Ortiz has become […]

Farwell returns plenty

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Farwell assistant coach Doug Boyd gets a ride on the blocking sled during Tuesday’s practice. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Rick White Most of Farwell’s players got a good taste of the Class 1A football playoffs last fall, and the Steers are anxious to build on that success. Only four seniors graduated from last […]

Torbert, William Elton

William Elton Torbert Service: Have been held. William Elton “Bill” Torbert, 71, of Amarillo, died Friday, March 12, 2004, in Topeka, Kan. He was born on July 23, 1932, in Arkansas City, Kan. He was raised in Canadian, Texas. He graduated from West Texas State University. He married Beverly Beck on June 30, 1956. They […]