Jan. 20

The Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team meets the University of Texas Longhorns at 5 p.m. CST today at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.

Friday Farwell Invitational capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Texico (5-1) led 17-14 after one quarter, but dominated host Farwell (3-7) the rest of the way to advance to tonight’s championship game. Sophomore Jordan Broome scored 19 points and freshman Seth Bailey added 13 to lead a balanced Wolverines attack, while the Steers’ top scorer was junior Ross McClaran with […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Longhorns hold off Fort Sumner’s bid

CNJ staff LOGAN — The Logan Longhorns hung on down the stretch to beat Fort Sumner 67-65 Saturday night for the Class 1A Region A tournament boys championship. Logan (24-4) snapped Fort Sumner’s 17-game winning streak, getting 28 points from senior post Jake Abercrombie. The Longhorns were the last team to beat the Foxes (23-4), […]

First-half lull costs Buffs

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Ryan Fikany shoots a short-range shot in the first half of Thursday’s Region A semifinal at Logan. The Foxes defeated Grady 65-59. (Courtesy photo: Scot Stinnett) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LOGAN — Sometimes it takes only a minute for a dream of reaching the state tournament to vanish. The Melrose Buffaloes held a lead […]

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 […]

Lady Wolverines smother Logan

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Texico’s Stephanie Bailey releases a shot over a Logan defender during the second half of Saturday’s girls basketball matchup in Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — When the Logan Lady Longhorns came out in a 1-2-2 zone on Saturday night, Texico girls basketball coach Keith Durham was […]

Wolverines’ comeback overhauls Longhorns

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Texico’s Courtland Luscombe releases a shot over Logan’s Saul Acosta during the first half of their game Saturday in Texico. Luscombe was fouled on the play. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer TEXICO — Logan’s Drew Perez hit a fadeaway 3-pointer as the halftime buzzer sounded to cap off a […]

Buffs host Longhorns in playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The formations look the same, Melrose coach Dickie Roybal said, even if the personnel — and the team name — have changed. The defending six-man state champion and top-seeded Buffaloes begin their title defense at 7 p.m. today contest against Roy-Wagon Mound at Melrose. Roybal noted the last time […]

EPAC boys: Foxes fend off Longhorns

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Elida’s Thomas West looks for a teammate while trapped under the basket by Texico’s 6-foot-3 John Schueler. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — Seeded No. 1 in the 4A bracket of the EPAC Tournament, Fort Sumner’s hopes for a shot at the championship almost came crashing down against scrappy Logan […]

Stretch run lifts Clovis over Caprock

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Clovis senior forward Dominique Easterlin drives to the hoop in the third quarter of the Cats’ 52-43 win over Caprock on Friday at home. By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer A strong start and a strong finish carried Clovis to its second straight win. The Wildcats outscored Amarillo Caprock 12-3 over the last four minutes […]