Tuesday area prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Texico routed Melrose 68-39 at Melrose. Daniel Schueler scored 27 points and Brett Anderson added nine points as the Wolverines (14-3) outscored Melrose in every quarter. Adam Hairgrove led the Buffaloes (2-14) with 12 points, and Call Barnard netted 10. * Bovina edged host Olton 53-52 to remain unbeaten in District […]

Elida earns first boys EPAC title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Not only was Elida up against history Saturday night in the EPAC boys tournament championship, but the Tigers as well had to contend with a Texico team determined to control tempo on its home court. The idea was to keep the Elida sharpshooters from getting too many opportunities. […]

EPAC GIRLS: Lady Tigers face Melrose in finals

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Texico junior Bryn Mayfield goes between teammates Katlin Luscombe, left, and Brooke Bailey for a rebound during Friday’s EPAC girls semifinal game against Elida. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — In a clash of Class 1A and Class 2A schools, the smaller, defensive-minded squad stole the game. Elida […]

Wolverines top Plains for tourney title

CNJ staff TEXICO — Texico boys coach Richard Luscombe said in order for the Wolverines to beat the up-tempo Plains Cowboys in Saturday’s boys finals of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout, they would have to control the game’s pace. They did just that Saturday night, posting a 51-35 victory to capture the title. Junior Daniel […]

Vega escapes Lady Wolverines in overtime nailbiter

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Texico’s Faith Martin (20) gets a hand on Vega’s Carly Johnson (3) as she drives the lane at the Farwell Invitational Tournament on Saturday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer FARWEL — Vega defeated Texico 54-50 in an overtime thriller Saturday night in the Farwell Invitational girls championship game. Why […]

Texico turns tide to claim 2A title

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleTexico coach Mike Littlejohn and the Texico Wolverines celebrate after capturing the Class 2A volleyball championship Saturday in Albuquerque. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — The Texico Wolverines didn’t let a little thing like losing the first game affect them. After all, they’ve been here before. Texico, which reached […]

Texico back in state final

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Texico’s Jaryse Harris spikes the ball over Julia Bonestroo in a 3-1 win over Mesilla Valley Christian at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Friday. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — For the second straight year, Texico will play for the Class 2A volleyball championship. While six Wolverines recorded at […]

Wolverines advance in 2A playoffs

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Texico’s Edgardo Meza (26) is tackled low by Eunice’s Mark Newton (22) in Friday’s Class 2A playoff game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Two big pass plays kept Eunice in the game for a while, but Texico’s power eventually took over. The Wolverines failed to […]

Texico earns home playoff match

Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent TEXICO — There was quite a bit at stake, besides the District 6-2A volleyball championship, when Texico hosted Clayton Saturday afternoon: Quite a bit of miles, that is. The Ladyt Wolverines, with a 25-23, 22-25, 25-17, 25-14 victory, made sure it would be the visiting Lady Yellowjackets who would have to […]

Texico subdues Estancia

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Sophomore Jarysse Harris of Texico goes for a kill against Estancia sophomore Victoria Barner on Thursday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — As the Texico players came back into the gym for Game 5 of a showdown between the top two teams in Class 2A, one Lady […]