Lady Spikers finally handle Estancia

Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After four straight losses, Texico finally beat Estancia The Lady Spikers traveled to Estancia on Thursday and beat the top-ranked Bears in four games in front of a hostile crowd. “They were screaming and yelling,” Texico coach Mike Littlejohn said. “You could barely hear in their gym. It was a […]

Texico shakes off the rust

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Texico’s Lori Richardson spikes past a Santa Rosa defender during the third set of their District final Saturday at Texico. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — Texico dispatched Santa Rosa for the third time this season, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24 Saturday, to give the Lady Spikers the District 6-2A tournament championship. […]

Texico passes tourney tuneup with ease

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Texico junior Lori Richardson spikes the ball past Santa Rosa senior Melissa Chavez during the second game of Thursday’s match. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — Texico freshman Bryn Mayfield provided the ammo. Junior Lori Richardson pulled the trigger. And a wounded Santa Rosa team hobbled out of […]

Lady Spikers eye tie for title

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Texico sophomore Isabel Serrano hits past the block attempt of Tucumcari’s Amber Martin during Tuesday’s District 6-2A match in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White TEXICO — Texico moved within a game of forcing a playoff for the District 6-2A regular-season title Tuesday in less-than-convincing fashion. Lori Richardson hammered seven kills and Sissy […]

Littlejohn thinks Texico could make run at state

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — If Mike Littlejohn were a betting man, he might have wagered last year’s Texico volleyball team would have a better chance at a Class 2A state championship than the talented, senior-laden 2001 squad that actually won it. That would come as a surprise to a lot of people, he admitted. […]

Texico’s Loper is adjusting

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Texico High School junior Seneca Turner passes the ball during Friday’s practice at Texico Sports Arena. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Texico senior Sissy Loper earned All-District 6-2A and second-team Class 2A all-state honors as an outside hitter last season, helping the supposedly rebuilding Lady Spikers post an 18-4 record. When setter Melissa […]