Vixens win 1A crown

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Things seemed easy at the start for Fort Sumner’s girls. Too easy, actually. Down by 10 points at halftime, the three-time defending Class 1A girls champion Des Moines didn’t go down without a fight. But Fort Sumner held on for a 46-42 victory, avenging its only loss of […]

Updated Wednesday state tournament results

The Associated pRess The Associated Press State Basketball Tournament WEDNESDAY BOYS Quarterfinals 5A Cibola 77, Manzano 51 Eldorado 68, Alamogordo 59 Rio Grande 53, Gadsden 43 4A Capital 67, Albuquerque Academy 43 Deming 74, St. Pius 60 Roswell 60, Aztec 59 Silver 65, Kirtland Central 55 3A Bernalillo 60, St. Micheals 56 Grants 59, Wingate […]

Fort Sumner, Grady face rough road at state

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Grady’s Brittany Bailey wrestles for the ball with Desert Academy’s Theresa Wittman during the Lady Broncho’s 75-25 win on Friday at home. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Before the regional championship games, Grady coach Alicia Rush considered then-undefeated Fort Sumner as the favorite to win the girls Class 1A state […]

Foxes fall short in semis

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent MELROSE — It’s been a growing process for the Fort Sumner boys basketball team to accept a new system First-year Foxes coach Wes Weems said the pressing, uptempo game he installed didn’t really come together for his young squad until the last five games in the season. On Friday, the […]

Texico foe very familiar

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer It’s deja vu all over again for Texico. And again. And again. For the sixth time in seven years, the Wolverines will face Hope Christian in either regionals or the state tournament. “We’ve seen them quite a bit, probably more than what I’ve wanted to,” Texico coach Rich Luscombe […]

Lady Wolverines on mission

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Texico senior Brette Hadley drives around freshman teammate Faith Martin during practice Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Lady Wolverines expect to see an aggressive opponent in Friday’s Class 2A Region D semifinal game against Hope Christian at Santa Rosa, but coach Buddy Little thinks […]

Wilmoth, Iva Lee

Iva Lee Wilmoth Services: Have been held. Mrs. Iva Lee Brown Wilmoth, 88, of Des Moines, Wash., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, in Des Moines. She was born June 1, 1916, in Royal, Okla., to Mary Ethel Anderson and Troy Lee Brown. The family moved to Texas by covered wagon in the mid 1920s. They […]

Vixens sweep Bronchos

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner ended Grady’s first trip to the 1A state volleyball tournament since 1996 on the first day, sweeping the Lady Bronchos 25-12, 25-16, 25-8 in the quarterfinals Thursday at Del Norte High School. The Vixens (21-3) didn’t lose a game all day, earning the top seed out of Pool A […]

Late run pushes Des Moines past Lady Bronchos

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Grady junior point guard Brittany Bailey blows by Des Moines’ Jodi Kibbe during the first half of Friday night’s Class 1A girls state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Photo by Rick White By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Static cling only lasts for so long, and that was true with the pesky Grady girls […]

Grady’s title bid halted by Lady Demons

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Grady sophomore Stephanie Bailey puts up a shot during Friday’s Class 1A girls state championship game against Des Moines at The Pit. Photo by Rick White By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — Making their first appearance in the state finals since 1987, the Grady Lady Bronchos made repeated comeback attempts Friday night against the favored Des […]