Texico well represented on all-state team

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Texico senior Braden Vaughan was chosen Class 1A First Team All-State at both quarterback and defensive back. (CNJ file photo) By Pete Herrera: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — After back-to-back undefeated seasons and a pair of state championships, it would be reasonable to assume that Texico coach Mike Prokop might be inclined to recline a […]

Texico shuts out Fort Sumner

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Texico senior Johnny Serrano breaks through the tackle of Fort Sumner senior Tim Segura during the second half of their Class 1A semifinal game Friday in Texico. Texico defeated Fort Sumner 42-0. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Neither rain nor fumbles nor an eight-men front could stop […]

Texico steamrolls Capitan

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Texico senior running back Chris Phillips tries to get around Capitan junior Tieree Jackson during the second half of their Class 1A quarterfinal game Saturday in Texico. Texico defeated Capitan 68-6. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — After the first quarter, the only thing left in doubt was whether or […]

Texico uses strong running game to beat Santa Rosa

Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent SANTA ROSA — A pair of early touchdown passes from Braden Vaughan to Tony Clements made the Texico faithful feel good about the Wolverines’ chances against Santa Rosa on Friday night. But it wasn’t big plays that earned the Class 1A school a 21-14 victory over the perennial 2A power Lions. […]

Texico hammers Tucumcari

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Texico senior Chris Phillips runs around the end as he heads toward the end zone during the first half of Firday’s game against Tucumcari in Texico. Texico defeated Tucumcari 48-7. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Defending Class 1A state champion Texico continues to beat up on the big boys. […]

Wolverines not looking back

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Texico High School junior Michael Johnson tracks the football during drills Tuesday at practice in Texico. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Even after winning a state championship in 2003, the Texico Wolverines feel they have something to prove. Texico coaches and players know that they will have a giant bulls-eye […]

Prep baseball linescores

Tuesday Levelland JV 8, Clovis JV 3 Clovis 000 210 0 — 3 8 6 Levelland 103 220 x — 8 9 3 Luke Gray, Cade Wheeler (3), David Root (6) and Daniel Casarez; Gaonoa and Garza. W — Gaona. L — Gray. 2B — Clovis, Eric Smith 2, Scott Blakely. Levelland, Coronado, Lopez, Alexander. […]

Wolverines pummel Falcons

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Texico running back Johnny Serrano attempts to hurdle a Loving defender during the second half of Friday’s game Friday night in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines play football with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Whether it was Johnny Serrano bowling over tacklers in the secondary or senior […]

Texico routs Tucumcari in battle of top-ranked teams

Eric Butler TUCUMCARI — Playing its first five games on the road hasn’t bothered Texico as Johnny Serrano rushed for 110 yards and four touchdowns Friday in a 40-0 rout of Tucumcari that featured a pair of top-ranked teams. Scoring early and often, Texico (5-0) lived up to its No. 1 ranking in Class 1A […]

Texico turns back Bovina

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Texico running back Johnny Serrano runs past Bovina’s Raymond Chisom during his first quarter touchdown run during Friday’s game at Bovina. Dave Wagner BOVINA — Less than seven minutes into Friday’s season opener against Bovina, the Texico Wolverines appeared to be headed for an easy win. Bovina didn’t give in though, […]