Tigers win first EPAC title

By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers 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 […]

Texico girls win state

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers 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 last year’s Class 2A finals, turned the tables on Estancia on Saturday in rallying from a first-game loss to beat the Lady Bears 23-25, […]

Wolverines hand Dora 32-11 loss

PNT staff CLOVIS — Texico’s bats went crazy on Tuesday and the Wolverines rolled to a 32-11 victory over Dora at Brady Field. Casey O’Connor led the Coyotes (5-6) with three hits in four at-bats, but Dora coach Ty Thatcher said Texico belted several home runs in a game stopped in the fifth by the […]

Wolverines top Dora, seek 3-peat

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Wolverines are on the verge of their third straight EPAC championship. With 19 points from Aaron Vaughan, Texico held off Dora 55-39 in the semifinals of the EPAC tournament Friday at Greyhound Arena. “We played well as a team,” Vaughan said. “We got it down on the inside […]

Texico dominates semifinal against Fort Sumner

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Texico girls coach Keith Durham wanted to see a wire-to-wire effort for his team in Friday’s EPAC semifinal matchup with Fort Sumner. The Lady Wolverines took him to heart — so well that senior Stephanie Bailey didn’t even realize how well they were doing. “I looked up in the middle […]

Whiteface knocks of defending champ Texico

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — For the first time in four years, there’ll be a new boys champion in the Farwell Invitational. Whiteface saw to that on Friday, holding three-time defending Texico to 10 field goals for the game and pulling away late for a 53-35 semifinal victory. The Antelopes (4-4), who lost […]

Dora boys move to 5-2

PNT Staff TEXICO — The Texico Lady Wolverines raced out to a 24-6 lead at the end of the first half on their way to a 51-13 victory over the Dora Lady Coyotes on Tuesday night. Kelsey McKinney led the Lady Coyotes with nine points while Faith Martin paced Texico with nine points. Lori Richardson […]

Texico advances to 2A volleyball finals

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE —Texico coach Mike Littlejohn belives energy always prevails over emotion. Littlejohn’s energetic Texico squad defeated Tularosa 25-23, 23-25, 25-14, 25-19 in the Class 2A state semifinals Friday at Eldorado High School. “You can play on emotion for a while, but emotion runs out and energy lasts,” Littlejohn said. “It […]

Texico knows target is on its back in EPAC

By Dave Wagner On paper, the Texico Wolverines look like they’ll be a tough out in the 2005 boys EPAC Tournament, which begins today. For one thing, the Wolverines have been in the finals for four consecutive years, winning in 2001 and 2004. For another, because of a scheduling conflict at Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

EPAC Boys: Texico claims title over Floyd

By Dave Wagner Thirty-nine points won’t win many high school basketball games. It was more than enough for Texico in Saturday’s EPAC boys championship game. Playing suffocating defense throughout, the Wolverines eventually got a few of their own shots to drop and pulled away for a 39-21 victory over Floyd at Greyhound Arena. Senior point […]

Going south: EPAC heads to Greyhound Arena

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — One needs only follow Richard Luscombe to see what a difference a new arena can make. The Texico boys basketball coach used to operate out of an office comparable to supply closets, located in what referred to as the “old gym” in the brackets of this year’s 47th annual EPAC […]

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 […]

Texico finishes off perfect season with 1A title

By Dave Wagner LOVING — Texico finished the season unbeaten but not unchallenged. Locked in a dogfight with District 3-1A rival Loving, the top-ranked Wolverines scored two touchdowns in the span of 1 1/2 minutes late in the game to take a 21-6 victory on Saturday afternoon in the Class 1A state championship game. Texico […]