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Marfa hoops sweeps through Fort Hancock

January 27th, 2011

FORT HANCOCK – Marfa High School’s basketball teams continued winning ways Tuesday, winning all three games while visiting Fort Hancock.

The Lady Horns varsity improved to 3-1 in the district and 11-10 overall with a 37-19 win.

Marfa jumped out to a 14-7 halftime lead and ran away further in the second half. Jessica Salgado led all …

Big Bend Ultra provides epic terrain

Big Bend Ultra provides epic terrain

January 20th, 2011

By TOM HAINES

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – If a personal test of endurance is about finding out what is on the inside, it helps to have breath-taking landscape all around.

And it’s hard to conjure a more striking setting for a runner to push limits than in the desert depths of Big Bend National Park, where …

Marfa cross-country athlete takes on competition, solo

Marfa cross-country athlete takes on competition, solo

December 10th, 2010

Shorthorn Jarett Lujan, right, leaves the competition in the dust.

By STERRY BUTCHER

MARFA – The Odessa American called him the Lonely Shorthorn, but you can just call him fast.

In a cost-saving measure, Marfa ISD cut its cross-country team this year, though interested students could still take up the sport as a sort of …

Big Bend soccer tournament caps another successful season

Big Bend soccer tournament caps another successful season

December 10th, 2010

Marfa National Bank Coach Luis Nuñez presents a championship trophy to Ian Marquez as teammates Luca Haines, Kaci Flores, Alianna Hernandez and Isabella Morales look on. (staff photo by TOM HAINES)

ALPINE-Another season of soccer culminated Saturday at the Big Bend Youth Soccer Association tournament in Alpine. More than 375 area kids ages …

Shorthorns drop varsity, JV games to Presidio Blue Devils

Shorthorns drop varsity, JV games to Presidio Blue Devils

December 10th, 2010

Andrew Ontiveroz guards the basket against a Presidio shooter (photo by TERRY NORMAN)

PRESIDIO – The Presidio Blue Devils outdistanced the Marfa Shorthorns varsity and JV basketball teams in border community action Tuesday evening.

The Shorthorn varsity unit fell 52-42 while the JV unit succumbed 49-22.

Varsity action saw Marfa fall behind in the first …

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