SATURDAY PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

CNJ STAFF Game of the night The Clovis Christian girls played from behind almost the entire game, but hung close and finally pulled ahead for a 37-34 win at San Jon. Tied at 34 With 1:12 left to play, Sam Barnett found Jennifer Schaap for the game-winning bucket for the Lady Eagles (8-8, 2-1). Clovis […]

Texico tops Elida in girls final

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Texico sophomore Faith Martin drives around Elida freshman Lindsey Bob Smith on Saturday during the EPAC tournament championship matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Texico Lady Wolverines ended the EPAC Tournament on Saturday night at Greyhound Arena looking more like a team ready for […]

Longhorns deny Texico’s EPAC 3-peat

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Texico seniors Aaron Vaughan and Curtis Williams struggle for a rebound against Logan seniors Jake Abercrombie and Richard Liles defenders Saturday during the EPAC tournament championship game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior guard Drew Perez scored 25 points and Logan went on a 17-0 run in the […]

EPAC: Buffs ride defense to fifth-place finish

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Grady’s Kat Grau tries to steal the ball from Logan’s Tiffany Hawkins during Thursday’s fifth-place game of the EPAC tournament in San Jon. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) CNJ staff SAN JON — Creating tempo with pressure defense, Melrose overcame an early seven-point deficit and beat San Jon 63-55 Thursday in the fifth-place game of the […]

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 […]

Wolverines, Vixens look to defend EPAC titles

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texico’s boys and Fort Sumner’s girls begin defense of their 2004 titles when play begins today in the 10-school EPAC basketball tournament. The first three days of the event will be hosted by San Jon, with games on Friday and Saturday scheduled for Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena […]

Dora starts season with win

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — Like the city they represent, the Coyotes are trying to make sure whatever success they have starts with a “D.” The host Coyotes held San Jon scoreless for a five-minute span bridging the first and second quarters, and Dora got its season off to a rousing start with […]

San Jon girls hang on late to post victory

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — In her first experience as a basketball coach, San Jon’s Kristi Cargile learned the game, like many other sports, can be one of inches. Danielle Lee led the visiting Lady Coyotes with 19 points, and San Jon held off a dominant performance from Dora senior Rana Terry for […]

Jon S. Jonsson

Jon S. Jonsson Services: 10 a.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Jon S. Jonsson, 71, of Portales died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born June 17, 1934, in Isafjordur, Iceland, to Thorey Alberts and Jon Magnusson. He married his first wife, Margret, in Iceland in 1957. She died in 1962. […]

Jon Jonsson

Jon Jonsson Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Jon S. Jonsson, 71, of Portales died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital. He was born June 17, 1934, in Isafjordur, Iceland, to Thorey and Jon M. Jonsson. He married his first wife, Margret, in Iceland in 1957. She died in 1962. He […]