Feb. 1 – Littlejohn wants to play

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lady Cat assistant coach Joshua Littlejohn’s son, Jude Littlejohn, wandered onto the court during half time. The fifteen-month-old boy wanted to play with the Artesia junior varsity girls who were practicing shots at the net.

9-23 Engagements

Adams-Williams Jim and Donna Adams of Amarillo, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lori Adams of Amarillo, to Ryan Williams, of Amarillo. He is the son of Brad and Jan Williams of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Oct. 13, 2007, at The Wedding Chapel in Amarillo. The reception will follow the […]

Lady Wolverines, Vixens prepare to defend crowns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Senior Brooke Bailey passes the ball to a teammate during Texico volleyball practice on Friday. The Lady Wolverines are preparing to defend the Class 2A state championship they won last November. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The last time a group of athletes like this came through, Texico volleyball coach […]

Texico turns tide to claim 2A title

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleTexico coach Mike Littlejohn and the Texico Wolverines celebrate after capturing the Class 2A volleyball championship Saturday in Albuquerque. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — The Texico Wolverines didn’t let a little thing like losing the first game affect them. After all, they’ve been here before. Texico, which reached […]

SMALL-SCHOOL STATE VOLLEYBALL: Texico matures quickly

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In 28 years as Texico’s volleyball coach, Mike Littlejohn said his 2006 squad is the youngest and least experienced he’s coached. The Lady Wolverines (19-3) start two freshmen, three juniors and a senior, with only two of the players having varsity experience. So much for the importance of experience. […]

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Texico notches big victory

CNJ staff WITH THE FIRST GAME already under its belt, Texico faced 22-18 and 21-15 deficits in the next two games Saturday against District 6-2A rival Clayton. The Lady Wolverines, though, rallied to win both games against a team Texico coach Mike Littlejohn believes is the best in district. The only losses this season for […]

Prep volleyball: Texico in 2A finals

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE —Texico coach Mike Littlejohn believes energy always prevails over emotion. Littlejohn’s energetic Texico squad defeated Tularosa 25-23, 23-25, 25-14, 25-19 in the Class 2A state semifinals Friday at Eldorado High School. “You can play on emotion for a while, but emotion runs out and energy lasts,” Littlejohn said. […]

Lady Bronchos overcome slow start

Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer AFTER GRADY STARTED THE season 0-3, coach Missi Glover said she was worried about her young team. “I thought this year might be rough,” Glover said. After six consecutive wins, Grady is 6-3 and thinking about a district title. Glover said her team is playing together, something they failed to […]

Prep volleyball notes

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Texico coach Mike Littlejohn said sophomore Bryn Mayfield is a clutch server. “She’s saved our bacon lots of times with her serves,” Littlejohn said. Her serving line from last weekend’s Mountain Top Tournament at Cloudcroft backs that up. She was 74 of 75 on serves with 28 aces. “She […]

PREP VOLLEYBALL NOTES: Texico, Estancia building rivalry

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer CLASS 2A HEAVYWEIGHTS Texico and Estancia could be starting quite a rivalry. After splitting the first four games, Estancia took the deciding game 15-9 Sept. 6 in Estancia. The loss was Texico’s first of the season. Texico coach Mike Littlejohn said his team learned a lot from the match. […]