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 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 19, 2018 

Roybal named Football Coach of the Year

Dickie Roybal was honored, but confused. "New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame," the former Melrose football coach thought. "There's a New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame?" There is, and they recently honored Ro... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 18, 2018

Texico rallies to top Rams

TEXICO — The rock band Kansas famously sang "Dust in the Wind," which would've been a good theme song for Tuesday's Portales-Texico baseball game. There was certainly plenty of dust and wind...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 15, 2018

Wildcat boys win home relays

CLOVIS — Talk about a measuring stick. Clovis' boys track and field team considered Friday's Wildcat Relays a means of determining how far it had progressed this season, how far it still needed to...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 13, 2018

Cats ready for home Relays

CLOVIS — Running and jumping and throwing are pretty much the same here as they are anywhere. Track and field teams are going to compete the best they can, and that won't vary much unless it's on...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    April 8, 2018

'Cats maul Monarchs

CLOVIS — Blue skies, very little wind, but less-than-ideal temperatures. Two out of three wasn't bad for Clovis' baseball team as far as conditions for Saturday's doubleheader against Manzano were c... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 31, 2018

Buffaloes sweep pair from Floyd, move to 7-1

MELROSE — Melrose’s baseball team has big aspirations for the spring, aspirations of heading north, playing for a state championship. Caleb King was just up there a few weeks ago, coming oh so close as head coach of the Melrose girls basketball...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 28, 2018

Clovis wallops Lovington for 13th victory

CLOVIS — The postal creed states: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds". Clovis High's baseball team kind of... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 27, 2018

Area tennis rivals split

PORTALES — Even though one is 6A and one is 4A, Clovis and Portales are still area rivals. When they play, it's always a big deal — for Clovis, because Portales teams are always tough; for...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 23, 2018

Goddard sweeps Clovis in softball shootouts

CLOVIS — Baby steps or long strides, they’re all positive as long as they’re going forward. Clovis’ softball team moved forward in Thursday night’s doubleheader against Goddard at Lady...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 21, 2018

Hobbs sweeps past Clovis softball

CLOVIS - There's a saying that goes, 'it's not how you start, it's how you finish.' Clovis' softball team was on the unfortunate end of that axiom in Tuesday's home doubleheader against Hobbs,...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 18, 2018

Clovis golf teams have high hopes

CLOVIS — The Clovis girls golf team is again loaded with potential this season, and that’s probably not good news for the rest of the district. After all, last year’s potential-laden Clovis team won a district championship. This season’s...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 16, 2018

Clovis track confident pieces will fit

CLOVIS - The Clovis boys track and field team should be strong, deep and built for success this spring. The only questions are who will emerge where. The Wildcats are bursting with talent, most of it...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 14, 2018

Cats drop home debut

CLOVIS - For the Clovis softball team, there will be other days. Better ones, the Lady Wildcats hope. But there's only one home opener, and that didn't go as well as the Lady 'Cats would've liked when...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 13, 2018

March Madness actually began up in Albuquerque

Anything interesting happen over the weekend? Oh, yeah. Four area basketball teams won state championships in Albuquerque. There was drama, drama everywhere at Dreamstyle Arena, as the Elida and...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 13, 2018

Clovis coach Durham giving track and field a try

CLOVIS — Keith Durham knows coaching. And he should. He’s done it at the Division I and II collegiate levels, the high school level, too. But that’s basketball. Track and field is another matter. Though Durham has been a basketball coach as... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 11, 2018

Melrose rolls to 1A title

ALBUQUERQUE — This wasn't your garden variety Melrose boys basketball game. But then, it wasn't your garden variety boys basketball game, period. The Buffaloes, used to big leads and comfortable... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 11, 2018

Pecos denies Texico perfect season

ALBUQUERQUE — There's no shame in a red trophy, but it wasn't quite the hue Texico's boys basketball team had in mind. The top-seeded Wolverines wound up taking home the red one — awarded to...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 10, 2018

Comeback puts Rams back on top

ALBUQUERQUE - Winning a state championship is hard-fought and hard-earned over an entire season. For the Portales girls basketball team it was both of those in Friday's 4A state championship game. At... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 10, 2018

Elida pulls away to extend streak to eight

ALBUQUERQUE — There they were, two local girls basketball rivals — second-seeded Melrose and top-seeded Elida — on the grand stage of Albuquerque's Dreamstyle Center in Friday's Class 1A state...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 10, 2018

Texico takes 3A with late hoop

ALBUQUERQUE — Wow. Any time a team wins a state championship it's a big deal. But the way Texico's top-seeded girls basketball team won its 3A state title on Friday had the wow factor for sure. The...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 9, 2018

Elida makes eighth consecutive state title game

BERNALILLO — Naturally, this is right where the Elida girls basketball team expected to be at this time — in the Class 1A state championship game. The Lady Tigers' program is, after all, a...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 9, 2018

Melrose boys get by Quemado, advance to 1A title game

BERNALILLO – Yes, the Melrose boys basketball team is heading to Saturday morning’s Class A state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque. But no, Thursday’s semifinal victory was not another Buffalo stampede as most of their games have bee...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 6, 2018

Clovis softball team starting fresh

CLOVIS — There's no sugar-coating a 2-24 season, and the Clovis softball team isn't trying to. Forgetting, though, is far different than sugar-coating. That record occurred in 2017, now well in... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 4, 2018

No. 1 Melrose cruises in first round

MELROSE — Saturday's Santa Fe Waldorf-Melrose outcome likely surprised few who follow New Mexico boys basketball, based on Class A seedings and season records. The Buffaloes came in seeded at the...

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 3, 2018

Higher seeds cruise in girls tournament

MELROSE — Melrose High's girls basketball team set the tone for Friday's Class 1A opening-round state playoff game in the first quarter. The Lady Buffaloes can only hope that is a microcosm of the t...


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