Youthful Wolverines take on Pecos

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The Texico Wolverines entered the season with little experience. However, juniors Courtland Luscombe, the team’s leading scorer at 18 points per game, Daniel Schueler and Josh Murray stepped up for the fourth-seeded Wolverines, who face No. 5 Pecos (15-8) today in the Class 2A state quarterfinals at the Santa […]

Wolverines pull out last-minute win

CNJ staff LORDSBURG — The Texico Wolverines cut it a little close Saturday night, but the Wolverines lived to fight another day. Junior post Daniel Schueler scored with two seconds left, capping a 6-0 run in the final minute that lifted Texico to a 43-42 victory over Lordsburg in a round-of-16 Class 2A state tournament […]

Boys prep basketball capsules

Freedom Newspapers Class 2A Texico (21-5) at Lordsburg (17-11) 6 p.m. today Texico coach: Richard Luscombe (18th year). Last time to state: 2005, lost to Mesa Vista in quarterfinals. Leading scorers: Junior F Courtland Luscombe (17 ppg), junior P Daniel Schueler (15.8 ppg). Those two also combine for nearly 20 rebounds a game. Of note: […]

Clayton survives Texico’s late burst

CNJ staff TEXICO — In a see-saw matchup that went down to the final seconds, third-seeded Clayton outlasted Texico 62-59 on Saturday in the boys District 6-2A tournament championship. Tanner Beckner scored 18 points for the Yellowjackets (17-13), while John Fernandez added 17. Meantime, junior Courtland Luscombe took game honors with 29 for the Wolverines […]

Lady Wolverines hold off Clayton for district title

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Texico’s Katlin Luscombe, left, goes up for a shot over Clayton’s Brittany Trujillo during Friday’s District 6-2A girls tournament championship game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Katlin Luscombe reacted on instinct, and as a result the Texico Lady Wolverines will host a first-round Class 2A […]

EPAC BOYS: Wolverines edge Coyotes in OT

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Texico’s Daniel Schueler goes up for a shot over Kyler Smith of Dora during Friday’s EPAC boys semifinal game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — The boys semifinal game of the EPAC boys basketball tournament between Texico and Dora was a little like a train trying to […]

Weather, time off affects EPAC

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer As New Mexico rings in the new year, the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament consisting of 20 boys and girls teams kicks off today and over the next five days at Texico High School. EPAC is the oldest and biggest tournament in the state, and for most teams it […]

Texico earns trip to next round

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Texico High’s Brooke Baily spikes the ball in a 3-0 win over Penasco at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Thursday. Texico advances to the semi-finals with the win. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — Texico struggled the entire match, but was tough at the end of each game and posted a 26-24, […]

Roosevelt County ablaze with more than 12 fires Sunday

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Lightning strikes caused havoc Sunday, starting more than 12 fires in Roosevelt County that burned more than 24,000 acres, according to local firefighters. There were no injuries or damaged structures reported because of the grass fires that occurred near Elida, Floyd, Arch, Milnesand, Highway and Crossroads. Firefighters from Roosevelt and […]

Texico rides shutout pitching to finals

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — It only took the Texico Wolverines 11 innings to make it to the finals. Texico beat Gallup Catholic 12-0 on Thursday in the semifinals of the Class 1A state tournament. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. The defending-champion Wolverines mercy-ruled Penasco 12-2 in six […]