Logan holds off Tigers

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — Standing at just 5 feet, Elida eighth-grader Trenton Chenault is a pretty easy player for a defender to lose. He made the Logan Longhorns pay for that with 3-pointer after 3-pointer, but the outside shooting was not enough to counter Logan’s height advantage inside during a consolation semifinal game of […]

Title hopes end for Dora, Melrose

Eric Butler TEXICO — While Tuesday’s first day of the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament may have been exciting for the tournament hosts, given that it was the first time for the event at one-year-old Texico Sports Arena, it was also an antsy day for the Texico boys basketball team. After spending the opening day […]

Vixens hammer Lady Buffs in EPAC

Dave Wagner By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dave_wagner@link.freedom.com TEXICO — Fort Sumner and Melrose traded the lead for a few minutes at the start before it turned into a game of runs. Fort Sumner’s runs were much longer than Melrose’s, and were more than enough to carry the Vixens into the girls semifinals of […]

Tuesday’s EPAC Box Scores

Freedom Newspapers EPAC Tournament At Texico First round Girls Logan 46, Dora 40 Logan (4-6) — Melissa Hampton 1, Breanna Bruhn 14, Danielle Mitchell 8, Kateri Trujillo 5, Nikki Rodgers 18. Totals 18 8-15 46. Dora (2-6) — Ryan Morrow 2, D’Shawn Pettigrew 9, Jena Bilberry 2, Allison Field 2, Jaci Sant 5, Rana Terry […]

Portales girls move to 10-3

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The Portales Lady Rams came out firing, hitting on 10-of-15 field goals in the first quarter en route to an easy 70-49 win Tuesday night at Roswell High. Kassandra Richards scored 20 to lead four in double figures for Portales (10-3). Roni Gomez added 15 for the Lady Rams, with Morgan […]

Logan holds off Dora in second half

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — With tough schedules earlier in the season, Dora and Logan were better than their combined records of 5-11 might suggest. With 8-1 Texico waiting in the bracket, though, it was the Lady Longhorns that were able to hit crucial jumpers and start off the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament with […]

Grady doubles win streak

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By Eric Butler TEXICO — Modest as they were, one team was going to have its winning streak snapped in Tuesday’s first round game of the EPAC boys tournament between Grady and Elida at the Texico Sports Arena. The teams have combined for three wins this season, but both took one-game winning streaks into the […]

Grady girls hold off Floyd

By Eric Butler TEXICO — Grady was burned once by Floyd’s Corina Mendoza. They weren’t about to let it happen again. Mendoza hit six 3-pointers in their first meeting between the two teams, a 20-point Grady win. In the second go-round, Grady put the clamps on Floyd’s senior sharpshooter en route to a 74-49 win […]

Greyhounds take control late against Tigers

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By Dave Wagner For the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds, Monday night’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game against East Central was like pulling teeth. With one starter out, another coming down sick at halftime and the team’s standout player ailing with bruised ribs, the Tigers controlled tempo most of the way before a 12-0 […]

Zias can’t close out East Central in second half

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By Kevin Wilson Heather Brown and the Zias had quite a start, but Kelli Donovan and the East Central Lady Tigers had a better finish. Donovan scored all of her 15 points in the second half and hit three 3-pointers in a pivotal 21-6 run, pushing East Central to a 71-66 victory in a Lone […]