Tuesday prep basketball roundup

Game of the night — The Texico Lady Wolverines survived a cold-shooting night and came away with a 30-27 win over the equally shot-impaired Fort Sumner Vixens. Texico (12-3) shot 10-of-51 (20 percent) from the floor, including a two-point second quarter without a field goal. “It was just a situation where they were just trying […]

Lady Wolverines one step from EPAC finals

CNJ staff The Lady Wolverines are one game away from the finals of the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, but Texico coach Keith Durham does not want his team to get caught up in a mid-season tournment. “We’re just trying to get better every time we step out on the floor,” Durham said. “I […]

Girls hoops on the rise


Girls basketball has evolved over the years from the 1980s, left, to the 1990s, center, and into 2005, with many coaches saying girls are becoming more athletic, quicker and playing more of a boys style of basketball. (CNJ illustration: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Gone are the days of two-handed set shots […]

Lady Wolverines smother Logan


Texico’s Stephanie Bailey releases a shot over a Logan defender during the second half of Saturday’s girls basketball matchup in Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — When the Logan Lady Longhorns came out in a 1-2-2 zone on Saturday night, Texico girls basketball coach Keith Durham was […]

Texico chooses Durham

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Keith Durham, a volunteer assistant on Clovis High’s 2004-05 Class 5A girls state championship basketball team, has been hired as the girls basketball coach at Texico. Durham replaces Buddy Little, who guided the Lady Wolverines to a 40-14 mark over the past two seasons. Little is also Texico’s principal […]

Cats suffer double-OT loss at Coronado

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — The Clovis High boys basketball team had its second seven-game winning streak of the season snapped Friday night — and it was a heartbreaker. Senior guard Anthony Durham scored on a jump shot with about 10 seconds left in the second overtime, and Lubbock Coronado outlasted the Wildcats for a 72-71 […]

Victim’s sister: ‘Part of me’ gone

Darrell Todd Maurina Police said an ongoing “situation” throughout the day on Tuesday may have led to Clovis’ latest homicide, but they offered no details. James Rogers, 42, was charged with open murder on Wednesday in connection with Tuesday evening’s shooting death of David Michael Wilt, 47, outside a home at 4220 North Prince. Police […]

One dead in shooting


CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/A witness buries his head in his hands behind a state police officer at the scene of a homicide on North Prince Street north of Wal-Mart in Clovis. Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis recorded its second homicide in five days on Tuesday night. James Rogers, 42, was arrested in connection with the […]

Businesses hit in alcohol sting

A Clovis business will be barred from selling alcohol for more than a week beginning Sept. 6 because of its second offense selling alcohol to minors, and a second business faces lesser penalties for its first offense. Town and Country Food Store at 700 Thornton and Albertson’s at 1905 Prince Street were both accused of […]

Clovis teen struck by car

CNJ Staff A 16-year-old boy is recuperating in a Lubbock hospital today after being struck by a vehicle near Ned Houk Park north of Clovis early Thursday morning. Danny Benavides is in “stable condition” in the intensive care unit at Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center, according to his mother, who was at the hospital on Thursday. […]