Area well-represented in 1A-2A grid clash

By Dave Wagner TEXICO’S MIKE PROKOP WILL coach five members of his Class 1A state championship team in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 1A-2A all-star game, scheduled for June 12 at Western New Mexico University in Silver City. Prokop’s South squad will include guard Bryce Bailey, tackle Jared Curtis and running back […]

Lady Bronchos win first EPAC crown since 1987

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Fort Sumner’s Sandy Fortner grabs a rebound in front of Grady’s Aerial Verble during the first half of the EPAC girls title game Saturday in Portales. CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — At first glance, a proper title for Grady’s EPAC girls title could be “I Love the 80s Strikes […]

Vixens race into EPAC semis

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Melrose’s Allison Cochran hits the floor as she grabs a loose ball during the second half of their EPAC game Wednesday in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Fort Sumner and Melrose traded the lead for a few minutes at the start before it turned into a game of runs. Fort […]

Vixens cruise into 1A semifinals

Eric Butler ROSWELL — If Thursday’s Class 1A volleyball quarterfinals at Roswell High were a case of “anything you can do, I can do better,” Fort Sumner (21-4) showed it was equally as impressive as two-time defending state champion Des Moines. In stifling Carrizozo (16-7), Fort Sumner geared up for Friday’s semifinals against the undefeated […]

Roybal out in Fort Sumner

By Dave Wagner FORT SUMNER — Longtime Fort Sumner girls basketball and girls track coach Rafael Roybal will not be returning to the Vixens’ sidelines next season. Roybal’s coaching contract was not renewed by the school district. A Fort Sumner native and graduate of the high school, Roybal has coached in the district for the […]