Tuesday prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Bovina solidified its hold on second place behind Sudan in District 4-1A with a 61-43 victory over Hale Center at Bovina. Sophomore guard Jesus Rocha led the Mustangs (11-8, 6-1 district) with 20 points, while senior Jeremy Vasquez added 14 points and junior Trent Quintana had 10. All three players had […]

Monday prep basketball capsules

Boys * It was a quite a night for Clovis Christian coach Randy McBroom. First, he was coaching against his father, Rick, for the first time when the Eagles hosted the Portales junior varsity on Monday night. Then, before the game, he proposed to his girlfriend, Ashley Tanner, in front of the crowd at the […]

Saturday prep capsules

CNJ staff Girls * Texico knocked down 11 3-pointers in cruising to a 64-27 non-district win over host Tatum. Junior Bryn Mayfield sank five 3-pointers en route to 17 points for the Lady Wolverines (17-4), while freshman Katlin Luscombe added nine points. Texico held the Lady Coyotes to one point in the first quarter, and […]

Eagles hold off Buffs

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Melrose defenders Wesley Hollaway, left, and Adam Hairgrove battle with Clovis Christian’s Keeson Bell for a rebound during Tuesday’s boys matchup at the CCS gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Christian boys defeated Melrose 57-47 Tuesday night at the CCS gym. Clovis Christian senior Will Genitski led […]

Clovis survives Goddard

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Michael Lewis absorbs contact from Goddard center Peyton Cometti on the way up on a shot in the third quarter of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Lewis was fouled and hit the free-throw for the 3-point play. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ bus didn’t roll into town […]

Zias drop Highlands

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N. M. — Senior guard Heather Brown hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points Monday to lead the Eastern New Mexico University Zias a 75-56 win over New Mexico Highlands. It was Zias fifth win in six games. The Zias (7-2) pulled away early in the second-half as Brown hit […]

Fillies, Wolverines advance at Texico

CNJ staff TEXICO — The Bovina Fillies hit six 3-pointers and rode a 19-point outing from junior guard Ruby Vela to beat district rival Farwell 53-51 on Friday and advance to the girls championship game of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout. Vela hit three of the team’s 3-pointers, and got support from three teammates with […]

Host Wolverines hold off Bovina in tournament

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Lovington defenders Stephanie Hernandez, left, and Shae Garcia try to block a shot by Bovina’s Lucero Saucedo during Tuesday’s girls quarterfinals in the Citizens Bank Border Shootout at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — For three quarters, the Bovina Mustangs were on course to knock host Texico […]

Mead named Top 5A Player of the Year

CNJ staff Clovis senior running back Brian Mead was named Class 5A Player of the Year by scout.com. The 5-foot-7 Mead led the Wildcats to a 7-4 record this season with his 2,183 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns, which led all New Mexico running backs. For his career, Mead rushed for 4,268 yards and 55 […]

Vega escapes Lady Wolverines in overtime nailbiter

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Texico’s Faith Martin (20) gets a hand on Vega’s Carly Johnson (3) as she drives the lane at the Farwell Invitational Tournament on Saturday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer FARWEL — Vega defeated Texico 54-50 in an overtime thriller Saturday night in the Farwell Invitational girls championship game. Why […]

Lady Buffs sweep Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs got 16 kills and four aces from senior outside hitter Jessica Scherr Tuesday night and cruised to their 19th consecutive victory, a 30-16, 30-21, 30-21 Lone Star Conference South Division decision over Eastern New Mexico University. WT (24-3, 6-0 South), ranked 23rd in NCAA […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Roswell High tops Lady Cats

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Roswell High Lady Coyotes rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit and defeated Clovis 2-1 in the second overtime period on a goal by Brianna Salinas. Clovis (4-8-2) led at halftime thanks to a goal by Calie Rush, with assists from Lora Esquibel and Jasiman Dykes. Roswell High tied the game […]

Mission of God, not money, drives man

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William Hay spent six months in Liberia teaching the word of God by showing the movie, “The Passion of Christ.” (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The walls of the First Baptist Church auditorium are lined with white butcher paper bearing thousands of dots. The blue, circular stickers represent the 11,022 […]

Cats settle for third in own invite

Clovis High junior varsity golfer Tim Vernon hits a tee shot during Monday’s Clovis Invitational at Chaparral Country Club. Vernon shot a round of 96. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s boys are off to a slower start this season than coach George Simmons had hoped. The Wildcats […]

Lady Cats easily advance in seniors’ final home game

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Clovis senior Vanessa O’Neal (4) snares a first-half rebound. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Had it been a closer game, elimination contest as it was, perhaps the five seniors on the Clovis girls basketball team would not have had so much time to reflect about their last game at Rock […]

TexAnns beat Zias, stay on track for title

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior Katie Crawford led a balanced attack with a game-high 22 points as Tarleton State set up a showdown for the Lone Star Conference South title by beating Eastern New Mexico University 90-62 Thursday on Senior Night. If Tarleton State beats South leader West Texas A&M on Saturday in Canyon […]

Grady, Logan split district doubleheader

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Grady’s #10 Colt Grau, right, and Logan’s #51 Austin Whetton, left, battle for the ball during the first half of Thursday’s District 4-1A boys contest at Grady.  The Grady Bronchos lost to Logan 71-55. CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent GRADY — Thoughts of tying up the District 4-1A boys basketball race […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Fillies, Lady Blue to have playoff in Clovis

CNJ staff Game of the night The Bovina Fillies forced a one-game playoff for the Texas District 3-1A girls No. 2 playoff berth on Tuesday night with a 51-38 victory over the Lady Blue in Bovina. Jessica Bachicha, a 5-7 junior forward, led a balanced attack for Bovina (18-10, 5-3) with 15 points. The teams […]

Tuesday prep roundup

CNJ STAFF Kate Lepard’s second 3-pointer of the game, coming with three seconds left, lifted Muleshoe past Littlefield 40-37 Tuesday night in a District 2-3A girls matchup at Littlefield. The Lady Mules (13-14, 3-2 district) struggled from the field all night, but put themselves in position to win the game by sinking 16-of-22 free throws. […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Shorthanded Wolverines lose to Tucumcari

CNJ staff Texico coach Richard Luscombe figured it could be a tough night. Playing without two players the Wolverines count on, Luscombe knew his team might have trouble handling the ball in a District 6-2A matchup against Tucumcari. Texico stayed with the Rattlers for most of three quarters, but simply couldn’t muster enough offense in […]