Texico routs Hobbs JV

CNJ staff TEXICO — Chris Phillips rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns as defending Class 1A state champion opened its season Thursday by whipping the Hobbs junior varsity 62-0. Justin Garrison and Braden Vaughan added two touchdowns each for the Wolverines, who exploded for 29 points in the second quarter en route to a […]

Fair attendance down in 2004

CNJ Staff Conflicts with school and a rainy Thursday night resulted in the lowest Curry County fair attendance since 2001, officials said Monday. Fair board president Buddy Vaughan said 26,870 people passed through fair gates last week, a 3 percent decline from a year ago and almost 14 percent fewer than in 2002. “We really […]

Texico pounds out 19 hits in district opener

CNJ staff SANTA ROSA — Texico staked Braden Vaughan to a five-run lead and the junior right-hander made it stand as the Wolverines opened District 7-1/2A play Tuesday with a 15-4 win over Santa Rosa. Third baseman Zach Rhoades went 4-for-5 and first baseman Bryce Bailey doubled and homered as Texico pounded out 19 hits […]

Solid returning nucleus has Texico thinking playoffs

By Dave Wagner After narrowly missing out on a playoff berth last spring in its first year of eligibility, the Texico High baseball team entered the 2004 campaign with high hopes. The Wolverines remain optimistic, but the job has been made tougher by the fact that three players they were counting on this spring are […]

Weekend prep baseball linescores

CNJ STAFF Friday Clovis “C” 13, Floyd 3 Floyd 210 00 — 3 5 2 Clovis 503 42 — 14 11 0 W — Marez. LOB — Floyd 3, Clovis 8. 2B — Clovis, Jared Kizer. Leading hitters — Clovis, Theodore Marez 3-for-3, 5 RBIs; Jack Bowers 4-for-4, Conner Best 3-for-3, 4 RBIs. Pitching — […]

Thursday’s prep linescores

CNJ staff Eunice Cardinals Tournament at Eunice First round Hobbs JV 7, Texico 0 Texico 000 00 — 0 1 4 Hobbs 212 02 — 7 10 0 Two-hour time limit Braden Vaughan and Logan Brown; Emanuel Montez, Tyler Irvin (3) and Kyle Campbell. W — Montez. L — Vaughan. 2B — Hobbs, Chris Rodriquez, […]

Hope Christian thumps Texico in quarterfinals

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Texico junior Logan Brown looks to shoot as Hope Christian freshman Zach Spangler defends him in the third quarter of Wednesday’s Class 2A boys state quarterfinal game at Cibola High School in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — If the Texico boys basketball team derived any confidence from the fact that […]

Vaughan’s 38 boosts Texico into 2A finals

CNJ STAFF CLAYTON – Braden Vaughan scored a career-high 38 points and Texico sealed its first trip to the state tournament in three years with solid free-throw shooting down the stretch in an 84-71 win over Questa on Friday in the semifinals of the Class 2A Region A boys basketball tournament. Texico (22-6) plays District […]

Anxious Wolverines crush Dora

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Texico’s Logan Brown attempts a shot after colliding into Dora’s Travis Belcher during the first half of Wednesday’s EPAC game against Dora in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler TEXICO — While Tuesday’s first day of the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament may have been exciting for the tournament hosts, given that it […]

Texico stumbles into semifinals

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Texico senior Bryce Bailey goes up for a shot from the lane during Thursday’s game against Whiteface in the Farwell Invitational. Photo by Rick White By Rick White FARWELL — After a slow start, Texico scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and … oops, wrong sport. After a slow start, Texico solved Whiteface’s zone […]

Texico finishes as unbeaten champs

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Texico senior Mark Peabody was one of two Wolverines to finish with more than 100 rushing yards in Saturday’s Class 1A championship game. Current-Argus photo by Mike Limm. By Dave Wagner LOVING — Texico finished the season unbeaten but not unchallenged. Locked in a dogfight with District 3-1A rival Loving, the top-ranked Wolverines scored two […]

Texico gains 1A finals

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texico linebacker Logan Brown jars the ball loose Cloudroft receiver Jacob Wikland. Cloudcroft recovered the fumble. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White TEXICO — Texico took the path of least resistance, straying away from its power running game often enough to account for three touchdown through the air in a 56-0 win over […]

Texico keeping eyes on the prize

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Texico’s John Nate Williams pressures Springer QB Matt Tafoya during last week’s quarterfinal game in Texico. CNJ photo by Rick White. Dave Wagner All season long, the Texico Wolverines were gearing toward a possible third consecutive meeting against rival Fort Sumner in the Class 1A state championship game. But the two-time defending state champion Foxes […]

Fair figures slightly off

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Ricky Burns, 16, of Texico, places potted plants onto a trailer Sunday as he cleans up the Curry County Fairgrounds after the conclusion of this year’s fair. A little more than 27,000 people attended the fair this year, organizers say. By Janet Bresenham Curry County Fair Board president Buddy Vaughan said Sunday he and the […]

Dora beats Texico

CNJ Staff DORA — T.J. Cathey drove in four runs, including three on a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, and the Dora Coyotes rallied past Texico 11-8 Monday to clinch the District 7-1A/2A baseball championship. Dora (10-5, 7-0 district) rallied from 6-1 and 8-5 deficits, with Cathey’s home run the key item in […]

Vaughan helps improve Wolverines

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — Buddy Vaughan’s backyard is certainly not a cornfield in Iowa. But thanks to his frustrations and adaptations six years ago, it’s become a field of dreams for Texico High School baseball. In the late 1990s, Vaughan was a Little League coach in Clovis. The problem wasn’t his players, but instead […]