2003-2004 Season Archive

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Baseball Head Coah Birmingham Announced to Be Assistant Coach of NJCAA All-Stars in China

July 6 — Hobbs, NM. Ray Birmingham, NMJC Professor, P.E./Head Baseball Coach, has been selected as an Assistant Coach of the NJCAA All-Star Team competing competing in Beijing, China this summer. The team will meet in Millington, Tennessee on July 7 and depart for China on the 11th. They will play a five game series with China and return to the USA on July 20th.
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Thundebird Camps Announced

Athletic Awards Banquet Recipients 2003-2004

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Cheerleaders-Nelda Helms
Recognition Awards

  • Nancy Borunda
  • Ashley Lynn Cruz
  • Mandi Knight
  • Lissette Mendoza
  • Dianna Navarrette
  • Ivana Saenz
  • Meredith Brunson-Mascot

Women’s Basketball-Ara Baten

  • Most Valuable Player-Miranda Swearengin
  • Lady Thunderbird Award-Catherine Coley
  • Defensive Player of the Year –Angel Sparks
  • Offensive Player of the Year-Toni Atherley
  • Academic Award-Haley Dunlap & Eva Vodrazkova

Men’s & Women’s Rodeo-Philip Berry

  • Top Hand Award (High Point Girl):Cigi Allen
  • Top Hand Award (High Point Guy): Justin Cross
  • Top Hand Award (Academic Award Girl): Kaily Richardson
  • Top Hand Award (Academic Award Guy): Sterling Morris
  • Top Hand Award (Best Wreck of Year): Tauna Higgins

Cross Country/Track-Bob Jackson

  • Most Valuable Runner-XC: Amanda Montes
  • Most Improved Runner-XC: Ashley Dailey
  • Most Valuable Sprinter-Track: Latasha Bishop
  • Most Valuable Distance Runner-Track: Vanessa Marquez

Golf-James Black

  • Most Improved Golfer-Robert Fisher
  • Most Valuable Golfer-Gareth Dobson Jones

Baseball-Ray Birmingham

  • Most Home Runs-Logan Parker
  • Outstanding Pitchers: Mitch Goins & Johnny Lujan
  • Outstanding Defensive Players- John Henry Marquardt & Luis Rodriguez
  • Highest Batting Average-Renny Osuna
  • Most Valuable Player-Mitch Goins

Men’s Basketball-Jeff McCool

  • Most Valuable Player-Kareem Lloyd
  • Free Throw Award-Fred Campbell
  • Most Improved Player-Gerald Rosemond

Athletic Trainers-Richard Lloyd
Recognition Awards

  • Leah Gill
  • Candance Stoddard
  • Virginia Tidwell

Dutch Klein Award - CIGI ALLEN

The Dutch Klein Thunderbird Award is the most prestigious award given to a student/athlete at New Mexico Junior College. The recipient not only exhibits athletic ability, but also the qualities of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

This award recognizes the student/athlete that best displays the qualities of leadership, citizenship, cooperation, scholarship and athletic achievement at New Mexico Junior College. This year’s award was given to Ms. Cigi Allen of the New Mexico Junior College Rodeo Team.

The originator of this award was Mr. Edward Harry Klein, commonly known as “Dutch.” Mr. Klein was an active supporter of the athletic program at New Mexico Junior College.

Tarleton State University Rodeo

April 22-24 — Stephenville, TX. In the Calf Roping event, NMJC’s Tanner Grimes placed fourth in the first round with a 10 second time. He had no time in the short round.
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Track @ Mean Green Twilight Invitational

April 22 — Denton, TX. After the long drive on Thursday morning to get to Denton I felt we had one of our best overall performances of the year! Most of the young ladies ran a personal best time in at least one of their events.
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Gaines County Golf Tournament

April 19 — Seminole, TX. The NMJC Golf Team played on the Gaines County Golf Course in Seminole, Texas on April 19, 2004. This was a make–up tournament for one that had been rained out in Ruidoso, New Mexico earlier in the year. Instead of playing two rounds of golf, there was only time for one round to be played.
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Howard College Rodeo

April 15-17 — Big Spring, TX. It was a good weekend for the NMJC rodeo team as Justin Cross and Sterling Morris roped a 7.7 sec. time in the first round and finished (5th) in team roping. Then they roped a 6.9 sec. time in the short-go, and placed second in the overall average.
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The Frank Phillips College/Clarendon College Rodeo

April 8-10 — Pampa, TX. This past weekend at the Frank Phillips College/Clarendon College Rodeo, NMJC Cowgirl, Kaily Richardson won the goat tying event with a 9.5 second finish in the first round splitting 5th and 6th.
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T-Birds Sweep Frank Phillips

April 9-10 — Hobbs, NM. It was a scoreless game until the second, when FP scored once. Then FP scored once more in the third. In the fourth, both teams threw-up goose eggs again.
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Track @ ASU David Noble Relays

April 10 — Abilene, TX. It was a cold and blustery day in San Angelo, and the competition was intense. Going into the meet I knew from last year that we would get to run in the prelims and then sit and wait and watch the finals.
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Track @ NMSU Spring Meet

April 3 — Las Cruces, NM. This weekend’s meet looked as if we had just come off a week of spring break. Our performances were not as good as they were before spring break. When athletes get out of their normal training routine it is easy to slip in regards to fitness, it doesn’t take long to begin seeing negative effects of training days missed.
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The Odessa College Rodeo

March 25-27 — Odessa, TX. NMJC's Women's Team member Cigi Allen (Lovington, NM) placed third in the long-go-round in breakaway calf roping with a time of 2.8 sec.'s.
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Track @ Indian Relays, McMurry University

March 19 — Abilene, TX. This was a perfect meet for us! We were able to be competitive and place in every event in which we were entered. The small size of the meet allowed these young ladies to just relax and not be worried about the competition, and this resulted in better performances for everyone.
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T-Birds Bounce Back to Prevail 3-1 over Frank Phillips College

March 14-15 — Borger, TX. This game was a classic pitching duel between both colleges’ pitchers. Joe Winn hurled for FP and Mitch Goins tossed for NMJC. Neither team scored until the fourth inning when Tony Harper from FP launched one over the fence.
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The Weatherford College Rodeo

March 13 — Weatherford, TX. The NMJC Rodeo Team competed at the Weatherford College Rodeo, March 11-13. Freshman Sterling Morris from Andrews, Tx., was 9.9 sec. in the long round of calf roping splitting 3rd/4th. Sterling broke the barrier in the short round.
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NMJC Basketball Players Honored

March 10 — Hobbs, NM. New Mexico Junior College is proud to announce the names of those male and female basketball players who were chosen for the Western Junior College Athletic Conference All Conference Team.
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T-Birds Open Conference Play with a 1-3 Series Drop to Clarendon

March 7-8 — Hobbs, NM.
T-Birds Win Conference Season Opener
The Thunderbirds couldn’t have asked for a better conference season opener than the one they earned on March 7th at the start of a four game series with the Clarendon College Bulldogs
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Successful Season Ends

March 7 — Plano, TX. It looked as if NMJC would overcome the Weatherford College Lady Coyotes and advance to the Region V Tournament Finals at the University of Dallas, Sunday...
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Ladies Take Down Temple

March 6 — Plano, TX. In game one at the regional tournament in Dallas, Texas, the Lady T-Birds slaughtered Temple College 90-55.
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Lady T-Birds Lose Final Game But Continue

February 26 — Odessa, TX. The last time they played the Odessa Lady Wranglers, they went into overtime to secure a win. This time though, they lost 89-77.
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T-Birds Gain Final Loss

February 26 — Odessa, TX. The season for the T-Birds is over after losing 84-65 to the Odessa College Wranglers.
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Lady T-Birds Win Final Home Game

February 23 — Hobbs, NM. The 9-2 Lady Thunderbirds won their final home game Monday night against Frank Phillips College, 93-86. The first half ended with the Lady Plainsmen leading by one (44-45). When the second half started, the Lady Thunderbirds went on a 27-9 scoring rampage that led them to victory.
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Still a Shot

February 23 — Hobbs, NM. Back in late January, Frank Phillips delivered an 80-72 loss to the T-Birds when they were at home. Last night the Plainsmen were given a taste of how losing a close game feels, as the Thunderbirds won overtime nail biter 99-96.
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Dixie College Golf Invitational in Utah

February 20-22 — St. George, UT. “Four or five times a year Dixie College comes to NMJC to play in our tournaments,” said Golf Coach, James Black. So, he thought it was only right that NMJC return the favor by playing on their course. Black went on to say that it was some of the most scenic country, and one of the most beautiful courses he has seen.
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NMJC Sweeps Odessa

Game 1
February 20 — Odessa, TX. It really doesn’t matter who or where NMJC plays; the whole team exhibits a “can’t lose” attitude. In the first inning of game 1, NMJC scored one and scored three in the fourth. Odessa scored their lone run in the fifth. The win in this game is attributed to Mitch Goins.
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T-Birds Shut Down NMMI

February 19 — Roswell, NM. “We’ve been waiting and waiting to have a good shooting night, and last night it finally happened,” says assistant coach John Baldwin in reference to the 96-62 win over New Mexico Military Institute.
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Lady T-Birds Rock Chaps

February 16 — Hobbs, NM. It was business as usual for the Lady T-Birds and that business is winning by substantial margins – 73-56.
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T-Birds Suffer Close Loss

February 16 — Hobbs, NM. The NMJC Thunderbirds almost pulled off what skeptics believed impossible: beat the number one team in the conference – Midland. However, the same thing happened that has in almost every conference game this season. The T-Birds lost by three – 74-71.
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NMJC Blows Out Arapahoe In 4

February 15,16 — Hobbs, NM. Although the Thunderbirds didn’t score many runs in their first game against Arapahoe Community College, they didn’t allow their opponents to do so either.
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Lady T-Birds Trounce Howard

February 12 — Big Spring, TX. Thursday night the Lady T-Birds went on a "scorefest" against the Howard College Lady Hawks 91-47.
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NMJC – Payback Time

February 12 — Big Spring, TX. About a month ago, the NMJC Thunderbirds lost a close game – one point – to Howard Junior College. This time though, the team hoped it would be different.
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NMJC Nearly Topples #1 South Plains

February 9 — Hobbs, NM. As the Thunderbirds (2-7) left the first half with a four point lead over South Plains College, it looked as if they might give the first place team in the conference a run for their money.
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Lady T-Birds Soar Over South Plains

February 9 — Hobbs, NM. “We played a good team that had a nice plan that they executed well,” said coach Ara Baten. The South Plains Lady Texans plan was slowing the game to a snail's pace. It worked for about the first 10 minutes, and then the Lady T-Birds pulled together and started setting the pace. Once they did, the Lady Texans couldn’t quite keep up.
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T-Birds Sweep Western Texas

February 8 — Hobbs, NM. It was the closest game in the series — 3-5. Josh Talley and Lee Ellis each hit home runs. Josh Talley had one, and Luis Rodriquez had two stolen bases.
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Track @ Red Raider Invitational

February 7 — Lubbock, TX. This week’s meet had some events in which we haven’t run yet this season. The new events for this meet were the 5,000 meters, 600-yard dash, and the 1,000-meter dash/run. NMJC had athletes in the 5,000 and the 600, as well as the 55 m., mile, 200, 400, 800, and 3,000 meter run.
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Lady T-Birds Down Clarendon

February 2 — Clarendon, TX. The Lady T-Birds wasted no time downing another opponent as they displayed awesome second-half skills.
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T-Birds Secure Second WJCAC Win

February 5 — Clarendon, TX. The NMJC Thunderbirds coaches Jeff McCool and John Baldwin knew what they were doing by letting the players take a few days off to clear their minds.
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Lady T-Birds Overpower Odessa

February 2 — Hobbs, NM. The Lady T-Birds won 96-89 over the Odessa College Lady Wranglers; however, the win was not an easy one. Kanani Marshal and Rashida Wilson of Odessa each had great nights. Marshal had eight three-pointers and closed the night out with 32 points. Wilson finished with 30.
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T-Birds Lose Another Close Game

February 2 — Hobbs, NM. The Thunderbirds fell to Odessa College Monday night 70-79, bringing the T-Birds to 1-6 in conference.
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Track @ Red Raider Classic

January 31 — Lubbock, TX. The Lady T-Birds competed in their second indoor meet of the season. We improved our times in almost all of our events. As this season began I knew we were looking at the indoor season as a chance to race ourselves into shape and get ready for the outdoor season. After our next meet we will have a nice break from racing and be able to spend about a month training and working on the areas in which we are weak.
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T-Birds Whip Chaparrals In Game One, Squeak-by In Second

January 31 — Hobbs, NM. Game one was a 12-0 blow out, which wasn’t unexpected considering Mitch Goins was on the mound for the T-Birds. This season the 11-1 Goins has a chance to become the winningest pitcher in the history of the Thunderbirds. Goins didn’t disappoint anyone though. In his first game of 2004, he threw only his second no-hitter with NMJC (his first was against UTPB). This comes as no surprise to anyone because he can crank his fastball up to 94 mph and has good location with his curveball and change-up. “It felt good to do that,” said Goins smiling.

The second game was a 5-5 squeaker until the eighth. “Coach Birmingham guessed that the next pitch was going to be a curve ball, and sure enough, the pitcher threw me a hanging curve. I was just hoping to get a hit and have someone to drive me in,” said Josh Tally. What he did was hit a walk-off homer that clinched game two.

T-Birds Blister UTPB Twice

January 30 — Hobbs, NM. The first inning of the first game against University of Texas Permian Basin went rather quickly, as if both teams were evenly matched. But when number 6 Lee Ellis stepped-up to the plate with the bases full in the second, you could almost hear the ball cry out when the bat connected with it lethally. Ellis sent it flying out of the park at mach 2. “It felt pretty nice,” said Ellis. At that, the NMJC Thunderbirds spread their wings and took full control of the game.

Also attending this game were scouts from the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals. They were there eying three NMJC pitchers who break the 90 mph mark regularly, Johnny Lujan, Mark Averitt and Mitch Goins. Goins was drafted by the Kansas City Royals last year. “We’re here to look at those three arms,” said a scout who chooses to remain unnamed.

Despite these three pitchers ability to throw into the 90’s, “They didn’t throw their breaking pitches or change speeds for strikes,” said Coach Ray Birmingham. Even though NMJC won the first game 30-0 and the second one 30-1, Birmingham was only somewhat happy with NMJC’s slugfest. “We’ve got good pitchers potentially; they’ve just got to throw more strikes.”

Johnny Lujan pitched four scoreless innings of ball in game one to get the win, and Josh Giles won game two.

Yet Another Close Loss

January 29 — Borger, TX. “We came out and played a really solid first half,” said Assistant Coach, John Baldwin. The T-Birds almost immediately took a 14-point lead, but suddenly entered a rebound drought.
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Ladies Handed Second Loss In Two Weeks

January 29 — Borger, TX. First, Midland College gave them their first loss in conference, and last night the Frank Phillips Lady Plainsmen served up their second one . . . 69-57.
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NMJC Gets First Conference Win

January 26 — Hobbs, NM. The first half looked like it would be the same old story. NMJC would get just within reach of New Mexico Military Institute and then the buzzer would sound.
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Indoor Track @ Red Raider Open

January 23 — Lubbock, TX. The lady T-birds began the long in-door and out-door season competing at one of the best venues in the nation, the Texas Tech sports facility. This indoor track is unusual because it is a circle and not an oval like other indoor facilities.
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Lady T-Birds Shot Down

January 22 — Midland, TX. All good things must come to an end and the ladies spotless conference basketball record proved to be no exception. They were beaten 67-51 by Midland College.
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Thunderbirds Lose Another Squeaker

January 22 — Midland, TX. On January 22, the Thunderbirds traveled to Midland to try and win their first conference game this year. Six points was the margin of loss this time, 65-59, another close game.
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Girls Keep It Perfect

January 19 — Hobbs, NM. If the Lady T-Birds continue dominating opposing teams like they have so far, then perhaps they will rename the WJCAC (Western Junior College Athletic Conference) to the New Mexico Junior College Athletic Conference. Well, maybe not.
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T-Birds Fall to 0-3 in WJCAC

January 19 — Hobbs, NM. Caster Activity Center erupted in a flurry of screams and yells as Fred Campbell sunk a three to tie the game with Howard College. There was only one problem: the shot was officially ruled two points because his toe was on the line. Instead of the game going into overtime, it ended with Howard winning 76-75.
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Women Go 2-0 in WJCAC

January 15 — Levelland, TX. The Lady T-Birds never trailed in the game against the South Plains College Lady Texans after taking a 12-point lead into halftime.
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T-Birds Shut Down in OT

January 15 — Levelland, TX. The T-Birds fell behind the South Plains College Texans 40-25 in the first half, but exploded in the second half to throw this game into overtime.
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Lady T-Birds Win Over Clarendon

January 12 — Hobbs, NM. Perhaps it was the weather, or maybe it was because it was their first conference game. Whatever the reason for their stellar 79-58 win Monday night against the Clarendon Lady Bulldogs, it was right on time.
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T-Birds Lose Opening See-Saw Game

January 12 — Hobbs, NM. Clarendon College Bulldogs 103, NMJC Thunderbirds 102. That score is even closer than it looks when you take into account that, midway through the second half they were down by 17 points.
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T-Birds Lose Heartbreaker

January 8 — Hobbs, NM. In the final seconds of the game, a three-point attempt by Jason Siggers bounced off the rim, giving Otero Junior College (12-0; No. 17 in the country) a 64-61 win.
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T-Birds Humiliate Rockland

January 6 — Hobbs, NM. 78-37 was the final score of the game between the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds and Rockland Community College.
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Lady T-Birds Split Shootout

January 6 — Hobbs, NM. The Lady T-Birds regained their winning form Tuesday night, as they conquered Casper College 64-56.
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T-Birds Defeat Cochise

January 5 — Hobbs, NM. It wasn’t a very pretty game. One that was rich in fouls and slow play, nonetheless the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds walked away with a 90-58 win in the first day of the Thunderbird shootout.
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Ladies Smothered by Central Arizona

January 5 — Hobbs, NM. With only one loss out of the 15 games they had played so far, the Lady T-Birds hoped to keep their winning streak alive.
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Ladies Hold Up Against Lon Morris

December 6 — Tyler, TX. The Lady T-Birds (14-1) overcame Lon Morris College 64-59 Saturday afternoon. Head coach, Ara Baten said, “Lon Morris is a very good athletic team... we struggled offensively. But, we guarded and rebounded well to do what we had to do to win that basketball game.”
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Ladies Win Again

December 5 — Tyler, TX. NMJC had a strong night offensively on Friday, as they slipped past Tyler Junior College 79-65. The Lady T-Birds led by eight at the half, but went on a scoring rampage in the second half to put a check in the win column.
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Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

December 4 — Hobbs, NM. KATELYN SCHWARZ and LORRAINE VILLEGAS of Hobbs High signed their National Letters of Intent to run track and cross country for the Lady T-Birds next year. Both Lorraine and Katelyn have run cross country at Hobbs High School for the last five years, while also competing for the track team in the spring.
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T-Birds Batter Wayland Baptist

December 2 — Hobbs, NM. With this being the T-Birds last game for more than a month, they wanted to leave a lasting impression. And that’s exactly what they did scoring a season high 120 points as they beat Wayland Baptist JV 120-53. This improved their record to 10-3, the best since Jeff McCool has ever had since coaching this team.
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Lady T-Birds Slam Wayland Baptist

December 2 — Hobbs, NM. The ladies got just the medicine they needed to cure any ailments they might have acquired from their nearly week-long break, as they triumphed over Wayland Baptist JV 93-39. Ara Baten thought all of his girls played very hard and very well.
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T-Birds Dominate Lubbock Christian 117-69

November 25 — Lubbock, TX. Six players from New Mexico Junior College were under the weather on November 25– the day they faced Lubbock Christian University JV.
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Lady T-Birds Get Win

November 25 — Lubbock, TX. In the first half of play, things didn’t go NMJC’s way. While playing Lubbock Christian University JV, they ended up leading by only 11 (32-21) at the half. “It was in one word, ugly,” said Rusty Laverentz, Assistant girls basketball coach, in a Hobbs News-Sun Article.
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T-Birds Lose to Falcons

November 23 — Colorado Springs, CO. When the final game of the Air Force Prep Invitational was over, it left the NMJC Thunderbirds three points behind the Air Force Prep Falcons.
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T-Birds Glide Past Trinidad

November 22 — Colorado Springs, CO. In the semi finals of the Husky Invitational Tournament, the New Mexico Junior College Thunderbirds trounced Trinidad State Junior College 83-66.
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Lady T-Birds Rebound From Loss

November 22— Big Springs, TX. After dropping their first game Friday at the WJCAC Pre-Conference Tournament, the New Mexico Junior College Lady T-Birds wasted no time in recapturing their winning ways with Frank Phillips College as they won 81-73.
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T-Birds Defeat Air Force JV

November 21 — Colorado Springs, CO. In the first round of the Husky Invitational Tournament Friday, the New Mexico Junior College T-Birds trounced the Air Force Academy Falcons 79-58.
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Lady T-Birds Gain First Notch in Loss Belt

November 21— Big Springs, TX. Five points ended up being the difference between 10-0 and 9-1. The New Mexico Junior College Lady T-Birds were handed their first loss from the Oklahoma State College Lady Mountaineers. The women were suffocated much of the game with the Mountaineers full- court man-to-man defense.
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Lady T-Birds Spoil Clarendon 76-45

November 20 — Big Springs, TX. An assertive defense was one of the weapons the NMJC Lady-T-Birds used to hold the Clarendon Lady Bulldogs to one point in the first nine minutes of the game.
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Lady T-Birds Spank LCU

November 18 — Hobbs, NM. Last night the Lady T-Birds did it again. They overwhelmed Lubbock Christian JV 92-52. Toni Atherley led the way netting 17 points, Angel Sparks followed closely with 15, and Johnice James contributed 14.
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T-Birds Blow Out Wayland Baptist 100-52

November 17 — Plainview, TX. NMJC usually doesn’t come away with much after beating a JV team. However, many players came away with something they haven’t seen much of – playing time. In an unusual move, Jeff McCool, Head Basketball Coach, started an almost completely different lineup than the norm – the only starter that started was Fred Campbell. The result was a triple-digit blow-out by the T-Birds.
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Lady T-Birds Rout Wayland Baptist University JV 91-31

November 17 — Plainview, TX. Sixty points. That was the margin that the Lady T-Birds won by, making the start of this season a spotless 7-0.
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Colby Downs T-Birds

November 15 — Colby, KS. 89-75 was the margin the NMJC T-Birds lost to the nationally ranked Colby Community College Trojans. The T-Birds started the game well with a 12-point lead.
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Lady T-Birds Go 7-0

November 15 — Weatherford, TX. The ladies improved their record to 6-0 on 11-15-03, with an 84-81 overtime win against Weatherford College Lady Coyotes. They were down at half time, and trailed most of the night, but perked up and tied the game at 75.
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T-Birds Win on the Road

November 14 — Colby, KS. In the Colby Community College Classic, in Colby, Kansas on 11-14-03, the NMJC men pounded Central Nebraska Community College Raiders, 81-66. This makes the T-Birds 5-1.
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Lady T-Birds Slaughter ACU

November 14 — Abilene, TX. The Lady T-Birds overwhelmed Abilene Christian University Lady Wildcats 88-52, improving their record to 6-0. Johnice James led the T-Birds with 21 points, followed by Harley Dunlap with 18, and Toni Atherley with 16.
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T-Birds Breed the Best

November 10 — Hobbs, NM. “Baseball is a profession just like an auto-mechanic or carpenter. Many people today are still archaic about it, but you make money,” adamantly stated Ray Birmingham, Professor of Physical Education/Baseball Coach.
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Girls Humiliate Bruins to Go Undefeated in Tourney

November 8 — Hobbs, NM. Forty-three points was all that NMJC would let Salt Lake City Community College score on the last night of the Thunderbird Classic, as they trounced them 75-43. "We've got a few theories to work on, but for the first full weekend of basketball, I think we did very well," said Ara Baten, Women's Basketball Coach.
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Thunderbirds Lose Heartbreaker

November 8 — Hobbs, NM. “We have three areas we like to excel in,” said Assistant Men’s Basketball coach John Baldwin. “Play with an unselfish offense, good defense, and rebounding.” These are the keys to what NMJC uses to win basketball games. However, the T-Birds fell just short of a win in the game against New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) on Saturday.
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Women's Cross Country Finishes 7th at Nationals

November 8 — Lawrence, KS. Going into the national meet, I knew we would place anywhere between 5th and 10th. If we were to finish 5th, it would take an extraordinary performance by all of the young ladies; and, if we finished 10th, we would have had a very poor showing.
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SCOREBOARD

May 8-12
Abilene, TX.
NJCAA Region V Tournament
NMJC - N. Central TX L 3-6
NMJC - El Paso W 9-1
NMJC - Grayson L 3-10

April 25-27
Roswell, NM.
NJCAA Region V Golf Championship
1. Odessa College - 1711
2. McLennan C.C. -1745
3. Midland College - 1753
4. NMJC - 1783
5. NMMI - 1816

April 22-25
El Paso , TX.
WJCAC Tournament
Baseball - Midland W 9-8
Baseball - Odessa W 17-13
Baseball - Odessa W 11-3

April 22
Denton, TX.
Track @ Mean Green Twilight Invitational
Angel Sparks, 100 M. 12.82, 26TH, 200 M. 27.10, 26TH, 4 X 100, 50.90, 6TH, 4 X 400, 8TH, 4:17/60
Latasha Bishop, 200 M. 26.71, 24TH, 400 M. 1:00.44, 14TH, 4 X 100, 4 X 400
Josephine Jaramillo, 400 M. 1:04.07, 24TH, 4 X 400
Miranda Swearengin, 100 M. 12.96, 29TH, 4 X 100
Toni Athereley, 4 X 100
Ashley Dailey, 1500 M. 5:41.64, 10TH
Vanessa Marquez, 1500 M. 5:28.75, 9TH, 4 X 400
Amanda Montes, 3000 M. 12:08.12, 11TH

April 19-20
Clarendon , TX.
Baseball - Clarendon W 8-4
Baseball - Clarendon L 5-10
Baseball - Clarendon W 1-0
Baseball - Clarendon W 5-4

April 16-17
Roswell, NM.
Baseball - NMMI W 14-3
Baseball - NMMI W 12-6
Baseball - NMMI W 8-0
Baseball - NMMI W 20-10

April 11-13
Tyler, TX.
Golf @ NJCAA TX State Championship:
1. Odessa College 889
2. McLennan C.C. 914
3. Midland College 915
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6 . NMJC 930

April 9-10
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - Frank Phillips W 9-4
Baseball - Frank Phillips W 6-4
Baseball - Frank Phillips W 1-0
Baseball - Frank Phillips W 4-3

April 10
San Angelo, TX.
Track @ ASU David Noble Relays
100 M. DASH Miranda Swearingen, 13.55, Toni Atherly, 13.68
200 M. DASH, Latasha Bishop, 27.19, Josephine Jaramillo, 28.70
400 M. DASH, Latasha Bishop, 1:01.85, Josephine Jaramillo, 1:04.98
1500 M. RUN, Vanessa Marquez, 5:27.38, Ashley Dailey, 5:42.60

April 3
Las Cruces, NM.

Track @ NMSU Spring Meet
4X100 M. RELAY, Latasha Bishop, Miranda Swearingen, Toni Atherley, and Angel Sparks, 51.39
100 M. DASH, Angel Sparks, 12.43, Miranda Swearingen, 13.04, Toni Atherley, 13.47
200 M. DASH, Latasha Bishop, 26.84, Angel Sparks, 26.90, Josephine Jaramillo, 28.14
400 M. DASH, Josephine Jaramillo 1:04.92, Latasha Bishop, 1:07.55
1500 M. RUN; Vanessa Maraquez, 4:48.57, Ashley Dailey, 5:50.20
3000 M. RUN, Amanda Montes, 12:52.92

March 28-30
Midland, TX.
Golf @ Omega Treating Chemical
Team Standings:

1. Midland College 856
2. NMJC 890
3. UT Bronwsville 895
4. NMMI 906
Individual Standings:
1. Lane Branum (Midland College) 208
2. Bobby Hutcherson (Midland College) 215
3. Creighton Honeck (Midland College) 218
T4. Gareth Jones (NMJC)
T4. Anthony Cantu (UT Brownsville)

March 23-27
Tucson, AZ.
Baseball - Indian Hills C.C. W 9-2
Baseball - W. Arizona College W 9-6
Baseball - Pima College W 3-0
Baseball - South Mountain College L 2-4
Baseball - Eastern Arizona College W 3-1
Baseball - Cochise College L 1-9

March 22
El Paso, TX.

Baseball - El Paso C.C. L 3-11

March 20
Hobbs, NM.

Baseball - NMMI W 10-0
Baseball - NMMI W 11-0

March 19
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - NMMI W 14-4
Baseball - NMMI W 10-2

March 19
Abilene, TX.
Track @ Indian Relays, McMurry University
Latasha Bishop: 100 m. dash, 13.9, 200 m. dash 27.10, 400 m. dash 2nd, 1:02.5
Angel Sparks: 100 m. dash, 5th 12.29, 200 m. dash 26.55
Josephine Jaramillo: 100 m. dash, 13.48, 200 m. dash, 28.41, 800 m. run 4th 2:40.19
Vanessa Marquez: 1500 m. run 2nd, 5:25.5, 3,000 m. run 3rd, 12:11.93
Ashley Dailey: 1500 m. run, 3rd, 5:50.4, 3,000 m. run 13:47
Amanda Montes: 3,000 m. run, 5th, 12:28.88

March 16
Aledo, TX.
Golf @ The Wrangler Golf Invitational
1. Odessa College I 586
T2. Odessa College II 598
T2. Tyler JC 598
...
7. New Mexico Junior College 609

March 15
Borger, TX.
Baseball - Frank Phillips College W 14-2
Baseball - Frank Phillips College W 12-8

March 14
Borger, TX.
Baseball - Frank Phillips College L 0-1
Baseball - Frank Phillips College W 11-7

March 8
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - Clarendon College L 2-3
Baseball - Clarendon College L 2-7

March 7
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - Clarendon College W 3-0
Baseball - Clarendon College L 2-8

March 7
Plano, TX.
Women's Basketball - Weatherford College L 72-73

March 6
Plano, TX.
Women's Basketball - Temple College W 90-55

February 28
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - Dodge City Community College W 10-4
Baseball - Dodge City Community College W 6-5

February 27
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - Dodge City Community College W 22-0
Baseball - Dodge City Community College W 7-4

February 26
Odessa, TX.
Women's Basketball - Odessa College L 77-89
Men's Basketball - Odessa College L 65-84

February 23
Hobbs, NM.
Women's Basketball - Frank Phillips College W 93-86
Men's Basketball - Frank Phillips College W 99-96 (OT)

February 21
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - Odessa College W 18-17 (13 in.)
Baseball - Odessa College W 10-0

February 20
Odessa, TX.
Baseball - Odessa College W 11-4
Baseball - Odessa College W
4-1

February 19
Roswell, NM.
Men's Basketball - NMMI W 96-62

February 16
Hobbs, NM.
Women's Basketball - Midland College W 73-56
Men's Basketball - Midland College L 71-74
Baseball - Arapahoe W 16-1
Baseball - Arapahoe W 15-0

February 15
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - Arapahoe W 6-1
Baseball - Arapahoe W 9-2

February 13
Brownsville, TX.
Golf @ Senator Eddie Lucio Intercollegiate
1st Place - Midland College
2nd Place - University of Texas Permian Basin
3rd Place - Paris Junior College
4th Place -New Mexico Junior College
5th Place - Lon Morris Junior College
6th Place - Texas A&M International

February 12
Big Spring, TX.
Women's Basketball - Howard College W 91-47
Men's Basketball - Howard College W 67-57

February 9
Hobbs, NM.
Women's Basketball - South Plains College W 69-50
Men's Basketball - South Plains College L 73-80

February 8
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - W. Texas W 12-1
Baseball - W. Texas W 5-3

February 7
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - W. Texas W 18-11
Baseball - W. Texas W 17-3
Lubbock. TX.
Track @ Red Raider Invitational
Becky Zubiate, 5,000 meter run, 21:58.83, 9th.
Ashley Dailey, 1 mile, 6:29.68 4th, 400 meter dash, 1:10.10 27th.
Latasha Bishop, 55 m. dash, 7.84, 27th, 400 m. dash, 1:03.71, 24th, 200 m. dash, 27.83, 19th.
Josephine Jaramillo, 600-yard dash, 1:36.59, 12th, 200 m. dash, 28.65, 23rd.
Amanda Montes, 3,000 m. run, 11:58.82, 11th.
Vanessa Marquez, 3,000 m. run, 12:46.96, 12th.

February 5
Clarendon, TX.
Women's Basketball - Clarendon College W 74-68
Men's Basketball - Clarendon College W 89-75

February 2
Hobbs, NM.
Women's Basketball - Odessa College W 96-89 (OT)
Men's Basketball - Odessa College L 70-79

January 31
Lubbock, TX.
Indoor Track – Red Raider Classic
Mile run:
21st Amanda Montes, 6:17.28; 22nd Ashley Dailey, 6:31.43.
400-meter dash: 23rd LaTasha Bishop, 1:01.88.
800-meter dash: 24th Rita Ameri, unattached, 2:32.37; 28th Josephine Jaramillo: 2:40.01.
200-meter dash: 45th LaTasha Bishop, 27.82
3,000-meter run: 16th Amanda Montes, 12:23.12; 18th Vanessa Marquez, 12:33.14; 21st Becky Zubiate, 12:49.0; 22nd Ashley Dailey, 13:18.74.

January 31
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - LCU JV W 13-0
Baseball - LCU JV W 8-6

January 30
Hobbs, NM.
Baseball - UTPB W 30-0
Baseball - UTPB W 30-1

January 29
Borger, TX.
Women's Basketball - Frank Phillips College L 57-69
Men's Basketball - Frank Phillips College L 72-80

January 26
Hobbs, NM.
Men's Basketball - NMMI W 98-77

January 23
Lubbock, TX.
Indoor Track – Red Raider Open
Amanda Montes, 1 mile, 11th, 6:13.80; 3,000 meter run 7th, 12:32.93
Ashley Dailey, 1 mile 13th, 6:38.48; 800 meter run 11th, 3:00.01
Angel Sparks, 55 m. dash 18th, 7.58; 200 m. dash 17th 27.86
LaTasha Bishop, 55 m. dash 26th, 7.89; 200 m. dash 18th, 28.42, 400 m. dash 6th 1:02.93
Josephine Jaramillo, 400 m. dash 11th 1:05.89
Becky Zubiate, 3,000 m. run 8th 12:55.47
Vanessa Marquez, 3,000 m. run 10th 13:07.26

January 22
Midland, TX.
Women's Basketball - Midland College L 51-67
Men's Basketball - Midland College L 59-65

January 19
Hobbs, NM.
Women's Basketball - Howard College W 95-61
Men's Basketball - Howard College L 75-76

January 15
Levelland, TX.
Women's Basketball - South Plains College W 71-58
Men's Basketball - South Plains College L 73-84 (OT)

January 12
Hobbs, NM.
Women's Basketball - Clarendon College W 79-58
Men's Basketball - Clarendon College L 102-103

January 8
Hobbs, NM.
Men's Basketball - Otero College L 61-64

January 5-6
Hobbs, NM.
Men's Basketball - Rockland Community College W 78-37
Women's Basketball - Casper College W 64-56
Men's Basketball - Cochise College W 90-58
Women's Basketball - Central ArizonaCollege L 67-93

December 5-6
Tyler, TX.

Women's Basketball - Lon Morris College W 64-59
Women's Basketball - Tyler College W 79-65

December 2
Hobbs, NM.

Men's Basketball - Wayland Baptist JV W 120-53
Women's Basketball - Wayland Baptist JV W 93-39

November 25
Lubbock, TX.

Men's Basketball - Lubbock Christian JV W 117-69
Women's Basketball - Lubbock Christian JV W 68-36

November 23
Colorado Springs, CO.

Men's Basketball - Air Force Prep. L 77-80

November 22
Colorado Springs, CO.

Men's Basketball - Trinidad State W 83-66
Big Springs, TX.
Women's Basketball - Frank Phillips College W 81-73

November 21
Colorado Springs, CO.

Men's Basketball - Air Force JV W 79-58
Big Springs, TX.
Women's Basketball - Eastern Oklahoma L 73-78

November 20
Big Springs, TX.

Women's Basketball - Clarendon College W 76-45

November 18
Hobbs, NM.

Women's Basketball - Lubbock Christian JV W 92-52

November 17
Plainview, TX.

Men's Basketball - Wayland Baptist JV W 100-52
Women's Basketball - Wayland Baptist JV W 91-31

November 15
Colby, KS.

Men's Basketball - Colby Community College L 75-89
Weatherford, TX.
Women's Basketball - Weatherford College W 84-81

November 14
Colby, KS.
Men's Basketball - Central Nebraska C.C. W 81-66
Abilene, TX.
Women's Basketball - Abilene Christian J.V. W 88-52

November 8
Hobbs, NM.

Men's Basketball - NMMI L 71-72
Women's Basketball - Salt Lake C.C. W 75-43
Lawrence, KS.
Women's Cross Country
NJCAA National
Championships:
1) Yavapai College - 35;
2) South Plains College - 65;
3) Butler County - 69;
4) Central Arizona - 114;
5) Barton County - 139;
6) Pima Community College - 160;
7) NMJC - 179;
8) Colorado Northwestern CC - 197;
9) El Paso Community College - 212;
10) Cowley College - 234;
11) Spartanburg Methodist College - 270.