Bovina newspaper prints last edition

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The Bovina Blade and The Friona Star have been merged into one newspaper by Ron Carr of Friona who bought both newspapers this past summer. CNJ Illustration: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber BOVINA — Residents of Bovina are mourning the loss of their 48-year-old community newspaper, The Bovina Blade. The Blade has been combined with […]

Weekend area prep, college scores

CNJ STAFF Friday Basketball Prep Boys Texico 59, Floyd 40 Melrose 73, House 39 Gene Messer Tournament of Champions Clovis 58, Abilene Cooper 50 Roadrunner Tournament Jal 47, Fort Sumner 37 Nazareth Tournament Farwell 50, Lockney 46 Merkel 56, Farwell 40 Plainview Round-robin Dimmitt 80, Muleshoe 63 Anton Tournament Bovina 46, Anton 19 Girls Clovis […]

Bryan, Marcos Jr.

MARCOS BRYAN JR. Services: Have been held. Marcos Bryan Jr., infant, of Bovina, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at his home. He was born on July 25, 2003, in Clovis, to Marcos Bryan and Veronica DeLaRosa. He is survived by his parents; a half brother, Isaac Bryan of Clovis; a half sister, Jessica Bryan of […]

Prep basketball summaries

Friday Boys Clovis 64, Amarillo Tascosa 42 Clovis (2-0) — Bud Willis 3 3-6 9, Tizrick Phillips 1 0-0 2, Zac Watters 3 1-3 7, Jordan Moore 2 2-2 7, Wendell Belford 0 0-0 0, Justin Pinckney 9 1-2 19, Chris Finch 0 0-0 0, Dominique Easterlin 6 4-5 16, Jermaine Davis 1 2-2 4. […]

Lady Bronchos hand Bovina 78-40 setback

CNJ STAFF GRADY — Jennifer Blackburn, Taris Pond and Stephanie Bailey all scored 16 points Friday night as Grady’s girls rolled to a season-opening 78-40 win over the Bovina Fillies. The Lady Bronchos held Bovina (0-2) to just four second-quarter points in building a 40-16 halftime lead. Aerial Verbel gave Grady four players in double […]

Farwell storms past Bovina into playoffs

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Farwell quarterback Jason Johnson threw for three touchdown passes. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner BOVINA — It didn’t take the Farwell Steers long to turn Friday’s Texas District 4-1A showdown with Parmer County rival Bovina into a mismatch. Senior quarterback Jason Johnson saw to that, hitting on 9 of 10 first-half passes […]

Parmer County rivals battle for berth in playoffs

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A quote from Farwell High School senior Grant Gregory is written on the chalkboard in the Bovina High School football locker room. The quote came from an interview with the Amarillo Globe-News. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler BOVINA — Sporting goods shop owners would be impressed by the collection of football helmets in […]

Steers set up showdown with Bovina for playoff berth

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Five players scored touchdowns and Farwell set up a showdown next week with rival Bovina for a playoff berth as the Steers shut out winless Springlake-Earth 32-0 in a District 4-1A contest Friday night. Sophomore Matthew Edwards rushed for 168 yards on 21 carries as the Steers (7-1, 2-1 district) posted […]

Mules break out in rout of Dimmitt

CNJ STAFF MULESHOE — One down for Muleshoe, two to go. Needing a late charge to extend their run of consecutive playoff berths to seven, the Mules turned in their most dominating performance of the season Friday night in crushing winless Dimmitt 45-0 in a District 2-3A contest. Six players rushed for a touchdown apiece […]

Area weekend football capsules

CNJ STAFF All Times MDT LOVING (4-2) AT TEXICO (6-0) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday DISTRICT 3-1A RECORDS: District opener for both teams. LAST WEEK: The Falcons had a bye in preparation for the district opener, while the top-ranked Wolverines Hagerman 59-0. LAST MEETING: 2002, Texico defeated the Falcons 28-0 at Loving. LOVING PLAYERS TO WATCH: […]

Late TDs propel Mustangs

CNJ STAFF BOVINA 12, AMARILLO TASCOSA JV 7 — At Bovina, sophomore defensive end Eddie Segovia blocked a Tascosa field goal attempt and returned it 92 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, bringing the Mustangs back to life. Still down 7-6, Bovina (4-2) drove 46 yards in 13 plays for the go-ahead […]

Lubbock Christian holds off Bovina charge

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — The Bovina Mustangs are glad to be getting a chance to play at home after four consecutive road outings. Bovina won the first three of those games, but fell short despite a spirited comeback Friday night in a 34-28 loss to Lubbock Christian. The Mustangs (3-2) will now play four of […]

Rundell, Blake

Blake Rundell Services: Have been held. Mr. Blake D. Rundell, 26, of Clovis, a spray pilot, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, near Farwell. He was born on Nov. 4, 1976, in Hereford, Texas. He was a 1995 graduate of Clovis High School. He married Molly Muennink on March 11, 2000, in Hondo, Texas. They moved […]

Lumbrera, Albino

Albino Lumbrera Services: Have been held. Mr. Albino Lumbrera, 68, of Bovina, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Buena Vista Retirement Center in Clovis. He was born March 1, 1935, in Santa Rosa, Texas, to Esevio and Maria Rodriguez Lumbrera. He worked as a laborer for Sherley Anderson Grain. Special thanks to Plains Regional Dialysis […]

Bovina’s Chisom adding finesse to straight-ahead power

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Bovina senior Jonathan Chisom’s combination of size and speed makes him one of the top running backs in the area. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White BOVINA — Jonathan Chisom is learning the quickest way to the end zone is not always a straight line. Part of the problem, according to his coach, is […]

Bovina notches shutout

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Jonathan Chisom rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns and Bovina posted its second-straight shutout on the road by beating Trinity Fellowship 22-0. Chisom scored on runs of 80 and 57 yards in the first quarter as the Mustangs (2-1) jumped out to a 12-0 first-quarter lead before the offense bogged […]

Area football capsules

Complied by Dave Wagner and Eric Butler All Times MDT Eunice (1-1) at Ft. Sumner (2-0) When: 7 p.m. Friday Last week: Eunice lost at home to New Mexico Military Institute 49-14. Fort Sumner won at Capitan 32-10. Last meeting: 2002, Fort Sumner routed the Cardinals 60-0 at Eunice en route to its second consecutive […]

Texico turns back Bovina

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Texico running back Johnny Serrano runs past Bovina’s Raymond Chisom during his first quarter touchdown run during Friday’s game at Bovina. Dave Wagner BOVINA — Less than seven minutes into Friday’s season opener against Bovina, the Texico Wolverines appeared to be headed for an easy win. Bovina didn’t give in though, […]

Friday area prep football scores

CNJ STAFF Mayfield 32, Clovis 7 Texico 20, Bovina 6 Fort Sumner 60, Hagerman 0 Melrose 52, Hondo 6 Seminole 7, Muleshoe 0 Farwell 22, Plains 12

Mustangs hope to mount run for playoffs

By Eric Butler When Bovina takes the field Friday night against Texico, Wolverines coach Mike Prokop will see a familiar face across the field. From the time he was a quarterback at Clovis High in the mid-1970s — when Prokop was a Wildcats offensive lineman — through 16 years of serving as an assistant coach, […]