Clovis trio looking to make playoff run

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s the last year for a Clovis trio in Abilene, Texas — and in another way, it’s a last year for the McMurry basketball team they’re a part of. Coached by former Clovis High coach J.D. Isler, with former Wildcat guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill in their senior […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 4

Area Ruidoso 33, Portales 19 6-man playoff semifinals Clovis Christian 71, Hondo 18 Lake Arthur 58, Dora 32 Texas Springlake-Earth 20, Farwell 19 Bovina 41, Nazareth 3 Muleshoe 42, Chldress 15 New Mexico Artesia 59, Roswell 7 Aztec 54, Bloomfield 14 Carlsbad 50, Hobbs 0 Goddard 48, Lovington 0 Grants 55, Belen 20 Hot Springs […]

Curry County Cats’ season ends in playoff loss

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — No matter how well you play on defense, you still have to score to win. The Curry County Cats’ first season ended on Sunday in the Pecos Division playoff finals. Curry County managed only four first downs and lost to the unbeaten Albuquerque Titans 14-0 in a game played on a […]

Hounds add football game at Northwest Missouri

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has picked up a game against Mid-America Athletics Association power Northwest Missouri State for next season. The Greyhounds (5-6 in 2010) face the Bearcats, a 2010 NCAA Division II playoff semifinalist, in a noon (MDT) kickoff on Oct. 15 at Maryville, Mo. Northwest Missouri has been a Division […]

Hounds positioned for playoff spot

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullock ENMU junior forward Aaron Edwards had 20 points and eight rebounds off the bench in a 116-111 quadruple overtime win Wednesday at Angelo State. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s men are positioned for the program’s first Lone Star Conference tournament berth in five years, but […]

Zias close out season with easy victory

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia forward Til-Lois Fifer dives for a loose ball between Texas A&M-Kingsville defenders Felicia Soza, left, and Dyana Bullinger in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. Fifer had 12 points in the Zias’ 75-61 win. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Already […]

ACU improves playoff hopes at Zias’ expense

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Fighting for one of four South Division spots in the upcoming Lone Star Conference women’s basketball tournament, Abilene Christian wasn’t about to give Eastern New Mexico University a chance Tuesday night. The Wildcats got 3-pointers from Jamie Meyer and Kat Kundmueller in an opening 12-0 salvo and led by double […]

Mustangs seeking playoff berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With four of their six rivals in the Lone Star Conference South Division ranked in the top 25 nationally, virtually every game is a major challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. That’s what helps make last week’s 38-35 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville a little hard to […]

Playoff beards let them know you’re out there

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I may never be on “Meet the Press,” but that’s OK. I already have the most important thing in common with host Tim Russert. We’re Buffalo Sabres fans. Some years, that doesn’t mean a lot, and during the National Hockey League’s lost 2004-05 season, it meant even less. But […]

CHS GOLF: Cats top Rams in playoff for team title

CNJ staff LOVINGTON — For the first time this spring, the Clovis High boys golf team put everything together. Led by sophomore Tyler Fontenot’s 3-over-par 74, the Wildcats shot a four-man total of 305 and won a playoff with Portales on Wednesday for the team championship in the Lovington Invitational tournament. Artesia was third in […]

Rams visit Bloomfield in quarters

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Quarterback Chris Mosier and the Portales Rams play at Bloomfield today in the quarterfinal round of the state Class 3A football playoffs (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers With their first playoff win in three years already behind them, and the confidence that comes with it, the Portales Rams aim to […]

Texico upended in overtime

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Texico’s Justin Garrison fights for extra yardage in Friday’s game against Tucumcari. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Texico saw its playoff hopes disappear Friday when Tucumcari senior Anas Badshah kicked a 22-yard field goal to give the Rattlers a 15-12 overtime victory. The come-from-behind win earned the […]

Playoff hopes in limbo

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Eastern’s Ryan McClanahan, right, keeps the ball away from West Texas A&M’s Freddy Montes on Wednesday. By Mickey Winfield The ENMU men’s soccer team was in a position to secure the program’s first playoff berth after building a 2-0 halftime lead against rival West Texas A&M. However, playoff-bound West Texas A&M scored four unanswered second-half […]

Wildcats split doubleheader with Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis Wildcats came within one game of what looked impossible only weeks ago. Needing a doubleheader sweep to have a chance to finish second in District 4-5A and earn and automatic state playoff berth, Clovis beat Hobbs 10-6 in the opener. But the Eagles blanked Clovis 8-0 in the nightcap, […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Fillies, Lady Blue to have playoff in Clovis

CNJ staff Game of the night The Bovina Fillies forced a one-game playoff for the Texas District 3-1A girls No. 2 playoff berth on Tuesday night with a 51-38 victory over the Lady Blue in Bovina. Jessica Bachicha, a 5-7 junior forward, led a balanced attack for Bovina (18-10, 5-3) with 15 points. The teams […]

Muleshoe football capsule

CNJ staff Muleshoe vs. Perryton What: Texas Class 3A first-round playoff game. When, where: 8 p.m. (CDT) today at Dick Bivins Stadium, Amarillo. Records: Muleshoe 8-2, Perryton 6-4. Coaches: Muleshoe, David Wood; Perryton, Gary Newcomb. Last meeting: 2004, Muleshoe beat Perryton 30-13 at Dick Bivins in a first-round playoff game. Last week: Muleshoe lost at […]

Mules back in playoffs

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Muleshoe junior Brady Black has ruished for more than 1,000 yards this season. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor The Muleshoe Mules have been a football playoff fixture under coach David Wood, making the postseason six of the last seven seasons, including a trip to the state semifinals in 2000. Perryton […]

Top-ranked Texico happy to be home

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Texico senior Johnny Serrano is the leading rusher for the Wolverines, who have won 21 straight games. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After a month on the road, including all of its district games, Texico starts defense of its Class 1A state football title at home. Winners of 21 straight […]

Playoff capsules

CNJ staff Class 1A Division I Girls Bi-district Farwell (15-13) vs. Smyer 5 p.m. (MST) today at Littlefield HIgh School How they got here: Farwell beat Springlake-Earth in a playoff after the teams finished tied for second at 7-3 in District 3-1A. Smyer beat Sundown in a playoff after the teams finished tied for first […]

Lady Blue gains playoff berth

CNJ STAFF LITTLEFIELD, Texas — The Farwell girls were in danger of missing the state basketball playoffs for the first time in six years before a big fourth quarter. On the other hand, the Farwell boys were the victim of the rally in the second game of Friday’s District 3-1A playoff doubleheader. In a playoff […]