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NM may have chance at participating in football season

Aggressive COVID-19 testing and safe practices are the keys that provide the Mountain West Conference with the confidence it can have a 2020 football season — and the announcement Friday by the governor’s office of what is required gives the...

 

Muleshoe looking for a pre-district winning record

MULESHOE — They collected their first victory in nearly two years a couple of weeks ago, and last week posted a double-digit comeback win at previously unbeaten Tulia. So what can the Muleshoe Mules do for an encore? Hopefully, pick up another one...

 

Tech starting season in quieter-than-usual stadium

LUBBOCK — When the Big 12 put out the 2020 conference football schedule last October, it shaped up as one of Texas Tech’s most attractive in several years. The Red Raiders were going to have seven home games for the first time since 2009. With...

 

Halloween Howwwl canceled

CLOVIS — Add one more domino to Clovis Softball Association cancelations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual Halloween Howwwl was the latest to fall on Tuesday, with the cancelation breaking a 26-year run. Roger Jackson, director of the CSA,...

 

Muleshoe makes comeback over Tulia

TULIA, Texas - Down 14-0, Muleshoe regrouped and found its footing in the second half to complete a stunning comeback on Friday night. Quarterback Zach Hasley threw for three second-half touchdowns, i...

 

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...

 

Acosta making a name

Clovis High School graduate Stephen Acosta has made a name for himself among Friends University sports fans in Wichita, Kansas. Named to the all-USA New Mexico football team as a CHS senior, he was a...

 

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...

 

Texas' UIL ramps up guideline efforts

Texas' University Interscholastic League is ramping up its efforts to get spectators to follow COVID-19 guidelines at games by threatening sanctions for those who don't comply. Meanwhile, local...

 

State meet to be extended to two days

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico prep cross country season, under normal circumstances, would have begun by now. But this is far from a normal season thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the season will be marked by a delayed start and meets...

 

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...

 

Early score enough to keep Farwell ahead

RALLS, Texas — An early score proved to be enough on Friday night in Darren Kelley’s debut as Farwell High’s head football coach. Junior Kolter Henderson caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Leefe Actkinson on Farwell’s...

 
 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....

 

Texico grad joins ENMU baseball team

PORTALES - Dalton Thatcher is putting the green back on, and he hopes he can have nearly as much success at his new college as he had at his nearby high school. The 2019 Texico High School graduate,...

 
 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...

 

Plenty of prep time for ENMU football

PORTALES — Kelley Lee and his staff have never had so much time to prepare for a football season. Of course, it’s not by choice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA earlier this month suspended sports activities at its Division II and III leve...

 

ENMU adds Wildcat

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University's men's basketball program has added a Clovis Wildcat among five players for its 2020-21 roster, according to a university release. Guard DeWayne Dawson is par...

 
 By Steve Virgen    Sports    August 12, 2020

Mountain West Conference cancels fall sports

The Mountain West Conference, which includes the University of New Mexico Lobos, has canceled fall sports, including football, because of COVID-19 concerns. It will consider playing them in the spring, the league announced Monday. At New Mexico...

 

NCAA cancels championships

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division II Presidents Council on Thursday officially canceled all seven of its fall sports championships, “due to the operational, logistical and financial challenges represented by the COVID-19 pandemic.” The council...

 

Plenty of new faces on ENMU baseball team

PORTALES — It’s a pretty safe bet you’ll need a program to recognize most of the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team the next time it takes the field. That’s because the team that anticipates joining Greyhound coach Riley Price for...

 

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