Lady Wolverines beat Eunice in regionals

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Texico’s Lori Richardson tips the ball over Eunice’s Jenny Pearson during their Class 2A Region C championship game Saturday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — With their trip to state already in the bag, the Texico Lady Wolverines made things a lot easier on themselves. Playing […]

Texico seeking 3-peat

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Texico’s Eddy Segovia looks for room as he runs to the outside during practice Thursday in Texico. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Texico’s bid for a third-straight Class 1A state title has picked up momentum in recent weeks. A sub-.500 team until two weeks ago, the second-seeded Wolverines (5-4) […]

Texico captures district volleyball title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — After more than a week layoff, the Texico volleyball team got back to business on Saturday and took care of business by winning the District 6-2A championship at home. Texico swept Santa Rosa 27-25, 25-7, 27-25 to host a regional round this weekend. The Lady Wolverines will play […]

Unbeaten Santa Rosa handles Wolverines

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Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Inexorably, the Santa Rosa Lions were marching down the field. Four consecutive times following the opening kickoff, the Lions used their old-style single-wing ground attack to convert third-and-short situations, moving to a first-and-goal at the Wolverines’ 8. Then back-to-back illegal procedure penalties set Santa Rosa back, and Texico […]

Wolverines, Buffs tune up for title defense

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texico football coach Mike Prokop acknowledges the two-time defending Class 1A state champion Wolverines may have a target on their backs this season, but he’s not concerned. “I’m sure we do, but we can’t worry about that,” he said. “We just have to try and keep our kids focused.” […]

New Mexico prep teams begin practice Monday

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two-a-day practices begin Monday for New Mexico football teams, although many coaches have decided to combine them into essentially one long workout. Clovis High, the defending Class 5A state runnerup, kicks off practice at 8 a.m. Wildcats defensive coordinator Darren Kelley said the sessions during the first week will […]

Wolverines capture 1A baseball title

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Last year’s 31-1 debacle against Santa Fe Indian School in Texico’s first trip to the baseball postseason is now only a distant and fading memory. This week, it was the Wolverines doing most of the heavy hitting. Junior Zane Anderson went 4-for-4, senior Logan Brown was 3-for-5 and drove […]

Texico one win away from championship

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Most Class 1A teams in the state tournament came in with natural concern over what kind of effective pitching they could drum up after day one. If Texico had worries, it wasn’t very evident in the performance of sophomore Theo Marez. Backed by another impressive hitting display, Marez […]

Wolverines roll past Dora into state semifinals

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Texico’s Logan Brown slides under the tag from Dora third baseman Tyler Wilhoit during Monday’s Class 1A state quarterfinal game against Dora at St. Pius High School in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — In just its fourth year of baseball, Texico has established itself as an early favorite in the […]

Texico believes it’s learned from last year’s regional loss

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Braden Vaughan fires a pitch in the third inning of Tuesday’s game against the Portales junior varsity at Portales. District 1-1A champs, Texico will face Dora in the state tournament May 16 in Albuquerque. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer You don’t have to remind the Texico Wolverines what happened to […]

Parmer leads Texico girls to second-place finish

CNJ STAFF CLAYTON — Senior sprinter Amber Parmer led Texico to a second-place finished Saturday at the District 6-2A girls track meet. Santa Rosa outlasted Texico 151 to 147 1/2 in the team race. Parmer won the 100 (13.38), 200 (27.1) and 400 meters (1:03.81) and the long jump (15-2). She also ran the anchor […]

Texico shuts out Dora behind Maldonado

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texico and Dora got together for the first of quite likely three matchups Monday — two in the regular season and one in the Class 1A state tournament. The host Wolverines had most of the better of it in this one, posting a 10-0 win over the Coyotes at […]

Clement scores 23 as Texico rolls to 6-2A tourney title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Opponents tend to concentrate on Texico’s Braden Vaughan and Logan Brown, which is OK with Wolverines coach Rich Luscombe. Clayton held Vaughan and Brown under 10 points each, but the senior tandem of Tony Clement and Josh Pena stepped in to guide the Wolverines to a 63-42 win […]

Texico named top team in Panhandle

CNJ staff Notoriety of Texico’s back-to-back state football championships has transcended the borders of New Mexico. The Wolverines received the Super Team Award while coach Mike Prokop was named football coach of the year at the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame banquet Sunday in Amarillo. The Wolverines won their second straight Class A state championship […]

Wolverines, Vixens capture EPAC titles

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Texico freshman Faith Martin (20) tries to get a piece of the ball as Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson looks to score. Fort Sumner won its first EPAC title since 1996 by beating the Lady Woverines. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — For the first time in EPAC history, Texico […]

EPAC girls: Run-and-gun rerun

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Texico junior Erika Autrey slips between Dora’s Rana Terry (left) and Jennifer Bowlin for a first-half score. Texico beat Dora 62-18 in a quarterfinal game of the EPAC girls basketball tournament at Texico. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent TEXICO — It’s starting to seem, at least from Lauren Boazman’s view, that […]

EPAC boys: Texico looks tough

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Wolverines look like they’ll be a tough out in the 2005 boys EPAC Tournament, which begins today. For one thing, the Wolverines have been in the finals for four consecutive years, winning in 2001 and 2004. For another, because of a scheduling conflict at Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Top 10 stories: Texico wins second-straight title

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer One of Texico’s biggest challenges to winning a second-straight Class A championship came from within. Battling expectations and the complacency that comes with thoroughly beating opponents, the Wolverines won their second consecutive title and continued a winning steak that now stands at 24 games. The Wolverines repeating as state […]

Texico focused on present

By John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer Texico girls basketball coach Buddy Little’s outlook on the season improved Thursday. His Lady Wolverines beat Whiteface in the first round of the Farwell tournament 50-33. Not bad, considering Little described Whiteface as the best team Texico has faced so far this season. The Lady Woverines, including three first-year […]

Texico repeats in Class 1A

By Jason Brooks: CNJ correspondent CLOUDCROFT — After the Texico Wolverines had finished their 35-7 pounding of host Cloudcroft in Saturday’s Class A state championship game, the players were busy passing around the team’s second straight blue trophy. “That’s traveling to my house tonight,” coach Mike Prokop reminded everyone. “But these kids have all earned […]