Host Wolverines hold off Bovina in tournament

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Lovington defenders Stephanie Hernandez, left, and Shae Garcia try to block a shot by Bovina’s Lucero Saucedo during Tuesday’s girls quarterfinals in the Citizens Bank Border Shootout at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — For three quarters, the Bovina Mustangs were on course to knock host Texico […]

Farwell girls down youthful Lady Bronchos

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Bovina’s Jesus Rocha grabs for a loose ball during Thursday’s boys quarterfinal matchup in the Farwell Invitational. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer FARWELL — Grady girls coach Alicia Rush still gets nostalgic when she returns to her alma mater. In her eighth season at Grady, Rush could only sit […]

Bovina falls to Quanah in playoffs

CNJ staff PANHANDLE, Texas — Senior running back Matthew Hill rushed for 237 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries and Quanah got what proved to be the winning score on a blocked punt return for a touchdown Saturday to edge Bovina 28-21 in a Texas Class 1A Division 1 bi-district playoff game. The Indians […]

Mules, Mustangs prep for playoffs

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Two area teams are set to begin play this weekend in the Texas high school football playoffs. In Class 2A Division I, Muleshoe (8-2) squares off against Panhandle (8-2) in a 4 p.m. (MST) start today at Dick Bivins Stadium in Amarillo. On Saturday, Bovina (7-3) travels to Panhandle […]

Texas prep football capsules

CNJ staff All Times CST Farwell at Bovina When: 7:30 p.m. today Records: Farwell 5-3 (1-1 District 4-1A), Bovina 5-3 (1-1). Coaches: Farwell, Mark Anglin; Bovina, Hector Guevara. Last meeting: 2005, in a game of field goals, the Mustangs won at Farwell 6-3 on James Lara’s 40-yarder as time expired. Last week: Bovina lost at […]

Friday area prep capsules

CNJ staff Fort Sumner 32, Clayton 15 What happened: Fort Sumner broke open a tight game with a pair of fourth-quarter TDs. Why it happened: Fort Sumner held a 317-106 edge in rushing yardage over the Yellowjackets. Offensive hero: Cass Dimitroff rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns for the Foxes. Record: Fort Sumner 5-3 […]

Former Bovina resident sentenced

Staff and Wire Reports A former Bovina chiropractor has been sentenced to nine years in prison for trying to hire a Clovis police detective posing as a hit man to kill her ex-husband and his father. Shannon Elizabeth Hollister, 36, pleaded guilty last year to one count of interstate murder for hire. Neither man was […]

Blowing in the wind

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent West Texas might be right on the heels of eastern New Mexico in expanding its economic base with wind farms and biodiesel plants. Energy companies have expressed interest in building wind farms in Parmer and Bailey counties, according to local economic development officials. Bailey County has also been named as […]

Prep football roundup

CNJ staff Cass Dimitroff sparks Foxes CARRIZOZO — Cass Dimitroff ran for 195 yards four touchdowns and threw for another score as the visiting Fort Sumner Foxes defeated the host Grizzlies 38-26. Dimitroff ran for got TDs of 28, 25, 14, and 2 yards for the top-ranked Foxes (2-0), kicked four PATs and threw a […]

Rury, Zelbert “Zeb”

Zelbert “Zeb” Rury, 78, of Clovis died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born June 20, 1927, in Rush Springs, Okla., to James and Jane Rury, he moved to Bovina in 1942 and graduated from Farwell High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He married Erma Robards […]