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Bovina looks to get over the top

BOVINA — Just two seasons ago, New Deal found itself playing for a Class 2A Division I Texas state championship at “Jerry’s World,” home of the Dallas Cowboys. The Lions might not be quite as strong as that squad, but they should give Bovina...

 

Mules nearly rally against Friona

MULESHOE - Fighting uphill the entire game, Muleshoe needed a break down the stretch to have a chance against rival Friona on Friday night. And the Mules certainly got one. Trailing by two scores...

 

Webskowski verbally commits to Greyhounds

CLOVIS - Jeston Webskowski has already shown he can handle Class 6A football. By next fall, he'll be ready to take on the next challenge. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Clovis High senior has verbally commit...

 

Muleshoe looking for a winning streak

MULESHOE — Now that they’ve gotten off the schneid with their first victory in more than a year, the Muleshoe Mules are looking to take the next step — a winning streak. Muleshoe won a battle of teams coming in on 13-game losing streaks on...

 

Farwell too much to overcome

FARWELL - Playing without its starting quarterback, Bovina managed to hang with rival Farwell for quite a while on Friday night thanks to an opportunistic defense. In the end, though, it proved too...

 

Farwell, Bovina look to build off opening week wins

FARWELL — For the first time in a while, the Farwell-Bovina football rivalry won’t help determine whether either team makes the postseason. Playing in separate districts this season, the traditional late-season clash between the Parmer County...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 30, 2020

Referees finding jobs altered by coronavirus

Few are the activities in the United States these days that haven’t been seriously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and that certainly includes trying to referee a football game. Texas high school teams opened their seasons on Friday night....

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 26, 2020

Texas prep football teams hitting road

MULESHOE — First-year Muleshoe coach Jason Richards is hoping his team’s performance in a scrimmage last week is an indication of things to come. Richards noted the Mules forced six turnovers while coughing up none of their own during the...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 23, 2020

A season like no other

Texas high school football teams are getting ready for a season which, if it comes off, will be like no other in history. Protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic largely established by the University...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 23, 2020

Volleyball, cross country hoping to get seasons in

CLOVIS — First-year Clovis High cross country coach Liz Ledezma figures her skills as a teacher are helping her adapt to a different season ahead for her program. While most New Mexico fall prep sports have been moved to the spring due to COVID-19...

 

Elida, Melrose boys advance

ELIDA — It’s been a special season for the Elida boys basketball team, and the Tigers aren’t ready to see it end just yet. Especially senior guard Tyce Delk. Delk scored 17 of Elida’s 23 first-half points and finished with 29 on Saturday as...

 

Rams spike Vikings in 4A opener

PORTALES — For the season, Valley’s girls shoot about 29 percent from 3-point range. That doesn’t mean the Vikings couldn’t get hot on a given night, and Portales High wasn’t about to take...

 

Portales says Valley no easy out

PORTALES — If nothing else, the Valley Vikings figure to be a bit out of their element in Friday’s 6 p.m. Class 4A round-of-16 girls state tournament game against Portales High at the Ram Athletic Center — it’s the first time in 29 games...

 

Lovington shocks Portales in 4-4A opener

PORTALES — Rickie McBroom was at a bit of a loss for words. In a game where his Portales High boys squad led most of the way, including by 15 points in the second quarter, things got away late and the Rams dropped a 60-58 decision to Lovington on...

 

ENMU women wrap up No. 5 seed

PORTALES — Sophomore guard Zamorye Cox led four players in double figures with 16 points, and Eastern New Mexico University’s women subdued Midwestern State 77-60 on Saturday at Greyhound Arena to lock up the No. 5 seed in next week’s Lone...

 

Portales repeats in 4-4A

PORTALES — An early lead against a capable opponent can sure come in handy sometimes. Portales High’s girls got just that on Friday, scoring 13 consecutive points after Roswell Goddard tallied...

 

Postseason push comes for Hounds

PORTALES — It’s coming down to the final weekend of the regular season in Lone Star Conference basketball, and both Eastern New Mexico University squads have something on the line. The women,...

 

See you again soon

CLOVIS — Will the real Clovis High girls basketball team please stand up? Is it the one which shot 2-for-26 from the field in the first half of Friday’s District 4-5A matchup against Roswell High...

 

Portales girls find rhythm, top Lovington

PORTALES — After fighting for their lives at times down the stretch in Friday’s 64-57 win over Roswell Goddard, Portales High’s girls found things a little calmer on Saturday. Not that it was easy, but the stress level was ratcheted down a notc...

 

Rams stay in 4-5A hunt

PORTALES — By winning twice at home over the weekend, the Portales High boys basketball team has given itself a chance to still earn the No. 1 seed in the upcoming District 4-4A tournament. It’s...

 

Late Ram rally secures win over Goddard

PORTALES — Even though Portales High’s boys led wire-to-wire on Friday night, the game wasn’t decided until late. Junior post Kenevan Bailey came up with back-to-back putbacks after Roswell Goddard had closed a double-figure deficit to three po...

 

Portales girls stay perfect in district

PORTALES — Things came pretty easily for a long time for Portales High’s girls in Friday night’s District 4-4A matchup against Roswell Goddard at the Ram Athletic Center. PHS came out playing aggressive defense and flustered the Lady Rockets...

 

Artesia size proves troubling for Rams

PORTALES — The Artesia boys basketball roster lists five players at 6-foot-3 or taller, four of whom started. Meantime, Portales has just one. The size differential was a key factor as the Bulldogs captured Friday’s District 4-4A matchup over...

 

Big run lifts Portales girls past Artesia

PORTALES - Things were a little shaky early for the Portales High girls on Friday night. But not for long. Trailing 9-4, the Lady Rams erupted for 17 unanswered points and never looked back in a 54-34...

 

Youthful optimism key for softball squad

PORTALES — If nothing else, second-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kira Zeiter is an optimist. Picked for 15th place in the new 17-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll...

 

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