Wolverines advance to semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent LOS LUNAS — Texico may have only lost four players from last year’s Class 1A championship baseball team, but Wolverines coach Richard Luscombe noted on Wednesday that four replacements got their first good look at state playoff action. Fortunately for Texico (13-7), the team was able to shake off some […]

Texico returns solid nucleus in bid for repeat

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Texico returns all but four players from last year’s state title team. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer For some teams, a trip across the state would be a distraction. Texico coach Richard Luscombe said this week’s trip to Los Lunas is completely normal for his team. “Most of my kids […]

Wildcats, Texico tune up for postseason

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The Texico Wolverines watch from the dugout during Tuesday’s game against Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Texico Wolverines are used to blowout games. That is, they’re used to winning them. Class 5A Clovis trounced Class 1A Texico 19-1 in a exhibition game on Tuesday, with both teams […]

Texico falls to Tucumcari on last-second miss

By Kevin Wilson: Frfeedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — The Tucumcari Rattlers led for only 3:05 of Thursday night’s District 6-2A playoff game against Texico. But it was the 2:35 stretch at the end that counted most for the Rattlers, and a basket that didn’t count when the Wolverines needed it. Drew White scored a team-high 12 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whiteface knocks off defending champ Texico

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Texico’s Daniel Schueler grabs a rebound from Whiteface’s Joe Don Wilcox during the second half of Friday’s semi-final game in the Farwell Invitational Basketball Tournament (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer FARWELL — For the first time in four years, there’ll be a new boys champion in the Farwell Invitational. […]

The Earl of Hoops

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Former Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Earl Diddle demonstrates a ballhandling drill during Tuesday’s session of the third annual Texico USA Boys and Girls Basketball Camp at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — After three decades of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle is […]

Wolverines capture 1A baseball title

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Last year’s 31-1 debacle against Santa Fe Indian School in Texico’s first trip to the baseball postseason is now only a distant and fading memory. This week, it was the Wolverines doing most of the heavy hitting. Junior Zane Anderson went 4-for-4, senior Logan Brown was 3-for-5 and drove […]

Opportunity knocks for 1A schools

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Texico’s Logan Brown slides in safely against Grady earlier in the season. He and the Wolverines face Dora at 10 a.m. today in the quarterfinals of the state tournament at St. Pius High School in Albuquerque. By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Several teams are taking advantage of the new setup for the state baseball […]