Obituaries for May 24, 2006

Lori Dawn Taylor Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Steed-Todd Chapel. Lori Dawn Taylor, 40, of Texico, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1966, in Clovis to Tom and Stephanie Cox. She married Leonard F. Taylor on Feb. 4, 1988. Family members said she was a loving wife, mother, […]

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 […]

Texico bull rider will compete on TV this weekend

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Friends of 18-year-old Texico bullrider L.J. Jenkins will get to watch the erstwhile high schooler compete professionally this weekend in New Mexico. For those close to Jenkins, seeing him at the PBR Ty Murray Invitational is quite a leap from where the young man was just a couple […]

Seniors rescue Elida

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer ELIDA — After blowing a 10-point halftime lead, Elida was able to hang on for the win the way they always do — behind its two seniors. Kodi Armitage hit a free throw and Jewlie Paiz made a big steal in the final 30 seconds Firday to secure a […]

Friday prep hoops roundup

Freedom Newspapers Staying sharp Having already locked up the top seed in the district, the Fort Sumner boys played Morton at Bovina to stay sharp for the district tournament. The Foxes scored 43 points in the second half and beat Morton 66-47 for their 15th win in a row. Fort Sumner guard Jeremy Gauna lead […]

Texico downs Elida to end four-year EPAC title drought

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The 11-3 Texico Lady Woverines ended the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Tournament looking more like a team ready for the playoffs than a team just about to start its league season. They hardly missed a beat as they defeated Elida 55-42 in Saturday’s championship at Greyhound Arena in Portales, […]

Logan captures first EPAC title

Freedom Newspapers Senior guard Drew Perez scored 25 points and Logan went on a 17-0 run in the fourth quarter Saturday night to beat Texico 48-34 at Greyhound Arena and capture its first EPAC Tournament boys championship. Trailing 14-12 at halftime, the Longhorns (10-3) outscored the two-time defending tournament champion Wolverines 36-20 in the final […]

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 […]

EPAC starts today in San Jon

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Texico’s boys and Fort Sumner’s girls begin defense of their 2004 titles when play begins today in the 10-school EPAC basketball tournament. The first three days of the event will be hosted by San Jon, with games on Friday and Saturday scheduled for Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Teams […]

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 […]

PHS girls advance in pool play

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales in Class 3A and Texico in Class 2A captured first place in state volleyball tournament pool-play competition on Wednesday, setting up today’s eight-team bracket quarterfinals. At La Cueva High School, Portales swept all six of its games — two games to 15 against three pool opponents — to earn the […]

Texico 18-year-old ‘cowboys up’ in professional bull riding

L.J. Jenkins has probably got a pretty good claim to being the richest teenager in Texico. If Jenkins were ever in Texico, he would be basking in the glow of his accomplishments. As it is, Jenkins is busy criss-crossing the nation with the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) association as a rookie and making a name […]

White leads Tucumcari to romp over Texico

Kevin Wilson: Freedom newspapers TUCUMCARI — The flu was making Tucumcari junior Drew White sick, but the thought of another loss to Texico made him sicker. White recovered in time to play, and make a marquee defensive play, as the Rattlers rolled 38-6 over visiting Texico to stay perfect on the season. D.J. Martinez and […]

Prep football capsules

Freedom Newspapers Bovina 7, Texico 0 Records: Texico 1-1, Bovina 1-1 Impact: Bovina ends Texico’s 25-game winning streak Difference: Michael Ortiz threw a 19-yard TD pass to James Lara with 4:38 left after Bovina recovered a fumble at the Texico 35. Difference makers: Junior defensive lineman spearheaded a Bovina defense that held Texico to 30 […]

Prep Capsule

Muleshoe 35, Friona 0 Records: Muleshoe 1-0, Friona 0-1 Difference: Brady Black scored twice for Muleshoe in a 21-point second quarter. Difference makers: Junior Brant Hamilton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and senior Brady Black rushed for 130 yards and three scores. By the numbers: Nine Mules caught passes, led by Caleb Heinrich […]

ENMU track gains 14 recruits

By Dave Wagner Amber Parmer admits she has a little trouble separating which sport she likes best — volleyball, basketball or track. After signing recently to run on the Eastern New Mexico University track team, the recent Texico High School graduate thinks she’s made the right choice. “I’ve always wanted to do something (in sports),” […]

Diddle teaches in Texico

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — After three decades of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle is transitioning to the women’s game. The former Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach is directing his third annual Texico USA Boys and Girls Basketball Camp, one of several that he does over the summer months. The 55-year -old Ohio native […]

Texico weighing water options

Freedom Newspapers Texico city officials said Tuesday they are taking a closer look at its involvement in the Ute Water pipeline project in light of Tucumcari’s recent departure from the project. Officials said no decision has been made by the city council on their future participation in the project, which would pump water from Ute […]