Hounds wary of improved WT

Dave Wagner It’s a long road back to respectability for the West Texas A&M football team, but second-year coach Ronnie Jones thinks the Buffaloes are headed in the right direction. WT brings a potent offense and a suspect defense into Saturday’s 1 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Division contest against Eastern New Mexico University at […]

Eldorado sends Lady Cats packing again

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Until the Clovis Lady Wildcats figure out how to beat Eldorado they’re doomed to play on the road in the Class 5A state volleyball playoffs. Regular-season champion Eldorado completed a season sweep of the Lady Wildcats with a 25-20, 25-22, 25-23 win Saturday in the championship match of the District 4-5A […]

NFL capsules — Week 9

The Associated Press NFL Capsules The Associated Press NFL matchups for Week 9 (timesMST): Sunday OAKLAND (2-5) At DETROIT (1-6) 11 a.m., CBS Opening line — Raiders by 2 1/2. Record vs. spread — Raiders 0-7. Lions 3-4. Series record — Raiders lead 6-2. Last meeting — Raiders beat Lions 37-21 on Oct. 13, 1996, […]

Wolverines, Foxes continue to roll

CNJ STAFF EUNICE — The Texico Wolverines continued their domination of the regular-season schedule Friday night, piling up 435 total yards — all on the ground — in a 54-0 dismantling of Eunice in a District 3-1A matchup. Texico (8-0, 3-0 district), ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, extended its shutout streak to 30 quarters […]

Melrose clinches third seed in 3-1A

By Tony Parra DORA — A two-game deficit was too much for the Dora Lady Coyotes as Melrose escaped with a 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 11-25, 15-13 victory Tuesday in a District 3-1A matchup. “We played really hard,” Dora coach Myra Skinner said. “We passed the ball well and we played real aggressive. We didn’t let […]

Steers notch 10 sacks in beating Hart

By Dave Wagner FARWELL — With Farwell struggling to get its offense rolling, the Steers relied on their defense. Senior defensive end Grant Gregory led a furious pass rush that produced 10 sacks against Hart quarterback A.J. Carrasco, and Farwell broke though for three touchdowns in a span of less than two minutes in the […]

Buffs ride four TDs from Ruiz to win over Broncos

Emanuel Carrillo tries to fight his way to end zone while Melrose’s Carlos Ruiz tries to save a touchdown Friday night in Melrose. Carrillo was tackled inside the Melrose 5-yard-line. Photo by Mike Linn By Tony Parra MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes defeated the Floyd Broncos 42-26 in a six-man District 3 game on Friday […]

NFL Capsules — Week 7

The Associated Press Week 7 (times MDT) Sunday DALLAS (4-1) At DETROIT (1-4) 11 a.m., Fox OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 3. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 4-1. Lions 3-2. SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 9-8. LAST MEETING — Lions beat Cowboys 9-7 on Nov. 3, 2002, at Detroit. LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Eagles […]

Lady Cats bow against Eldorado

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Lady Wildcats will likely have to settle for runnerup in District 4-5A again this year. Two-time defending champion Eldorado completed a season sweep Saturday, beating the Lady Wildcats 18-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-20 in a nip-and-tuck battle to take two-game lead in the district standings. Eldorado (13-3, 5-0 in […]

Naz hands Steers first loss of season

CNJ STAFF NAZARETH — Senior quarterback Jordy Rowland threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns and Nazareth handed Farwell its first setback of the season, a 36-19 verdict Friday night in the District 4-1A opener for both teams. Rowland, who completed 16 of 26 passes with no interceptions, threw TD strikes of 39 and 5 […]