Air Force overcomes Demons, 65-21

USAF photo: Mike Kaplan Senior running back Jared Tew strongarms Northwestern State linebacker Yaser Elqutub in the Falcons’ season opener against the Demons at Falcon Stadium on Sept. 4. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs FALCON STADIUM — If the Air Force’s home opener was supposed to be an easy […]

Demons in your mirror

The only Satan or demon you will ever see is the one looking back at you from your mirror.

Rams wrap up District 4-3A crown

Freedom Newspapers DEXTER — The Portales Rams secured the District 4-3A regular season championship and the top seed in the district tournament attached to it with a 44-29 win against a scrappy Dexter Demons squad Friday night. However, Portales coach Mark Gallegos wasn’t happy with how his Rams started the game. Dexter stunned the Rams, […]

Nine-run fourth boosts Cats past Santa Fe

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — The Clovis High baseball team has become pretty comfortable against Santa Fe High. The Wildcats scored their fourth consecutive victory over the Demons in the last two seasons on Thursday with a 15-6 triumph in the first round of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Clovis (4-2) will now meet Valley, a […]

Vixens capture Class 1A crown

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Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson drives the baseline during the first half of the Class 1A championship game Saturday at The Pit in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Things seemed easy at the start for Fort Sumner’s girls. Too easy, actually. Down by 10 points at halftime, the […]

Vixens win 1A crown

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Things seemed easy at the start for Fort Sumner’s girls. Too easy, actually. Down by 10 points at halftime, the three-time defending Class 1A girls champion Des Moines didn’t go down without a fight. But Fort Sumner held on for a 46-42 victory, avenging its only loss of […]

Late run pushes Des Moines past Lady Bronchos

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Grady junior point guard Brittany Bailey blows by Des Moines’ Jodi Kibbe during the first half of Friday night’s Class 1A girls state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Photo by Rick White By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Static cling only lasts for so long, and that was true with the pesky Grady girls […]

Grady’s title bid halted by Lady Demons

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Grady sophomore Stephanie Bailey puts up a shot during Friday’s Class 1A girls state championship game against Des Moines at The Pit. Photo by Rick White By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Making their first appearance in the state finals since 1987, the Grady Lady Bronchos made repeated comeback attempts Friday night against the favored Des […]

Des Moines overtakes Grady

By Eric Butler GRADY — Although up against a seasoned group of girls who have won two straight state championships, for a while on Saturday afternoon, it looked like the third meeting of the season might be the charm for Grady. But Des Moines (26-1) wrested away control of the Class 1A Region A basketball […]

Vixens take third in Class 1A

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Kayla Britain had 18 kills in Saturday’s three-game win over Animas. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson ROSWELL — After seeing their Class 1A title hopes dashed by Des Moines for the second-straight year, the Fort Sumner Vixens went into the offseason with a statement. The statement: We’ll be back. One day […]