• Photo by Todd Fuqua George Berryhill, foreground, and Jacob Dickinson go through dribbling and shooting drills, Nov. 12, at Capitan High School.

    Lack of experience belies talent

    CAPITAN – New coach. New team. New results? Much like the Tiger football team, Capitan’s boys basketball team has a new man at the helm and a very young squad. Coach [...]
  • Photo by Todd Fuqua Mescalero girls basketball coach Nate Raynor, second from left, watches as his team warms up for practice, Nov. 11, at Mescalero.

    Lady Chiefs want return to state

    MESCALERO – Problems that plagued the Mescalero boys basketball team contributed to an almost identical situation for the Lady Chiefs as well in the 2013-14 season. Girls [...]
  • Photo by Todd Fuqua Mescalero boys basketball coach Houston Murphy, far right, directs traffic as Chief players Brendan Smith, left, and Joseph Little-Youngman work on defensive drills, Nov. 11.

    Nowhere but up for Mescalero boys

    MESCALERO – A 2-23 record is something that should be easy to improve on. That’s the task that faces the Mescalero boys basketball team, as it gets set to tip off the [...]
  • Photo by Todd Fuqua Ruidoso's Ezra Anderson, center, prepares to pass the ball to teammate Jesse Valdez for a score, Nov. 21, during the Warriors' win over Cobre.

    Wacky end in Ruidoso win

      RUIDOSO – In what Ruidoso boys basketball coach Billy Page termed a “bizarre” game, the Warriors were able to survive an offensive onslaught from Cobre in the [...]
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Lady Warrior team drops opener

by Todd Fuqua in Girls basketball

All eyes in Ruidoso may have been fixated on the Ruidoso-St. Michael’s Class 4A quarterfinal football game Nov. 22, but another sports season quietly got underway the same [...]

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Friday, Nov. 21
Boys basketball

Ruidoso 58, Cobre 56
Vaughn Tournament
Vaughn 57, Corona 19
Girls basketball
Vaughn Tournament

Corona 69, San Jon 14
Corona 69, Vaughn 22
Saturday, Nov. 22
Class 4A state quarterfinal

Ruidoso 59, St. Michael's 28
Boys basketball
Vaughn Tournament

Mosquero 54, Corona 37
San Jon 64, Corona 28
Girls basketball
Lovington 66, Ruidoso 31
Vaughn Tournament
Corona 47, Mosquero 36
Sunday, Nov. 23
Little League Football

at White Mountain Athletic Complex
Minors championship, 1 p.m.
Majors championship, 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 24
Girls basketball

Dexter at Mescalero, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 25
Boys basketball

Ruidoso at Goddard, 7 p.m.
Corona at Cloudcroft, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Corona at Cloudcroft, 5 p.m.
Goddard at Ruidoso, 7 p.m.