PREP VOLLEYBALL: Texico notches big victory

CNJ staff WITH THE FIRST GAME already under its belt, Texico faced 22-18 and 21-15 deficits in the next two games Saturday against District 6-2A rival Clayton. The Lady Wolverines, though, rallied to win both games against a team Texico coach Mike Littlejohn believes is the best in district. The only losses this season for […]

Texico thrashes Carlsbad JV

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Texico freshman Seth Bailey breaks the tackle of a Carlsbad junior varsity defender in the second quarter en route to his second punt return for a touchdown in Thursday’s game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Freshman Seth Bailey return two punts for touchdowns in the first […]

Wolverines fall to Canadian

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Texico found out crossing over into Texas makes a big difference. Matt Dickerson rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown and first-year starter Adam Cockrell added three touchdown passes Thursday to lead Class 2A Texas Panhandle power Canadian to a 39-0 win over Texico at Dick Bivins Stadium. Texico (1-1), which […]

Texico’s Vaughan signs with Howard

CNJ staff TEXICO — Aaron Vaughan, a 2006 Texico High School graduate, has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Howard College, a junior college program in Big Spring, Texas. Vaughan played baseball, football and basketball and competed in track at Texico. He helped the Wolverines win the Class 1A state baseball […]

Texico rides shutout pitching to finals

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — It only took the Texico Wolverines 11 innings to make it to the finals. Texico beat Gallup Catholic 12-0 on Thursday in the semifinals of the Class 1A state tournament. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. The defending-champion Wolverines mercy-ruled Penasco 12-2 in six […]

Wolverines advance to semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent LOS LUNAS — Texico may have only lost four players from last year’s Class 1A championship baseball team, but Wolverines coach Richard Luscombe noted on Wednesday that four replacements got their first good look at state playoff action. Fortunately for Texico (13-7), the team was able to shake off some […]

Texico returns solid nucleus in bid for repeat

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Texico returns all but four players from last year’s state title team. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer For some teams, a trip across the state would be a distraction. Texico coach Richard Luscombe said this week’s trip to Los Lunas is completely normal for his team. “Most of my kids […]

Wildcats, Texico tune up for postseason

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The Texico Wolverines watch from the dugout during Tuesday’s game against Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Texico Wolverines are used to blowout games. That is, they’re used to winning them. Class 5A Clovis trounced Class 1A Texico 19-1 in a exhibition game on Tuesday, with both teams […]

Free throws help Huskies get past Texico

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Texico had nearly as many free throw attempts as Hope Christian in Thursday’s Class 2A state girls semifinal basketball game. It’s just that the Huskies never seemed to miss. Hope Christian managed only 11 field goals, the same as the Lady Wolverines, but sank an astonishing 33-of-38 free throws en route […]

Lady Buffs draw top-seeded Tatum

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s fair to say the Melrose Lady Buffaloes have their work cut out in today’s Class 1A state tournament quarterfinals. The Lady Buffs have the only losing record (13-17) of the 80 teams that qualified for various state quarterfinal play. And their opponent is Tatum (28-1), which went unbeaten […]