Saturday area prep summaries – Feb. 23

BOYS District 3-1A Fort Sumner 66, Melrose 33 Fort Sumner (17-8, 4-0) — Anthony Aragon 2, Garrett Hisel 11, Shilo Boyle 10, Nick Snchez 14, Talen Crist 11, Hunter Sparks 4, Michael Giannini 12, Brenden Lee 2. Totals 28 4-10 66. Melrose (6-17, 0-4) — Colton Draper 3, Rowdy Allen 3, Braden Hemminger 13, Randall […]

Two seeding playoff games set

Clovis High's will face Hobbs in a 7 p.m. Tuesday playoff game at Roswell High to determine the top seed in this week's District 4-5A tournament. Hobbs (22-4, 3-1) handed the Lady Wildcats (24-2, 3-1) a 53-43 loss on Friday in Hobbs to create the tie. Tuesday's loser will host Carlsbad in a semifinal game […]

Curry County Cats post second win

After having a 78-yard punt return nullified by penalty in the opening period Saturday night, Clovis High grad Phillip Williams responded with third-quarter touchdown runs of 1 and 17 yards to help the Curry County Cats beat the West Texas Outlaws 21-6 in the Professional American Football League opener for both teams at Leon Williams […]

Hounds improve to 11-1 with sweep

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team is off to the best start in the program's history, and it's pretty obvious why — solid hitting and clutch pitching. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroENMU shortstop Luis Quinones attempts to snag a ball in the hole hit by Metro State's Alex Schrupp during the seventh inning of Saturday's first […]

Lady Cats have high hopes

Every year, Clovis High softball coach Brandi Thomas knows her team's work is cut out trying to compete in District 4-5A with Carlsbad and Hobbs, both well-established programs. Every year, she hopes this is the year. "We're pretty athletic," said Thomas, beginning her 13th season in the program and her ninth as head coach. "We […]

Cats sixth, Lady Cats 10th at state

ALBUQUERQUE — With small squads to work with, Clovis High swimming coach Vincent de Maio set fairly lofty goals for his teams in this weekend's state meet at Albuquerque Academy — top five for the boys, top 10 for the girls. They all but reached them. The Wildcats' eight-man squad finished sixth in boys competition […]

Hounds heat up in second half

PORTALES —It didn't take long for Eastern New Mexico University's men to break open a tight game on Saturday. Junior guard Rodney Blackmon and freshman forward Lawrence Domingo scored 21 points each and junior guard Rodney Love posted his sixth double-double of the season with 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Greyhounds rode a […]

Habitat dedicates new home

The Ramos family of Clovis can literally say nearly 240 pairs of hands have touched their home on North Thornton Street. Volunteers from Curry and Roosevelt counties as well as Cannon Air Force Base donated their time and skills to build the house for Roman and Erica Ramos and their two children through Habitat for […]

Conchas Lake at historic low levels

An extended drought that has included the hottest and driest 24-month period on record in New Mexico has led to a historic low water level at one area lake. City of Tucumcari photo Conchas Lake, a popular recreation area in eastern New Mexico, is at a record low elevation level, according to the Army Crops […]

Nursery owner dispenses gardening advice

Sylvia Eaton said her vegetable garden did not produce much last year, so she sought advice to prevent a repeat of last year. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Charles Guthals, owner of Guthals Nursery, describes how potash fertilizer is helpful in gardening at his gardening seminar Saturday morning at Clovis-Carver Public Library. The seminar was […]

Police blotter – Feb. 24

Here are samplings of police sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:12 a.m.: Caller reported suspicious circumstances, 3100 block of Ross Street. 12:19 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 3000 block of Ross Street. 2:19 a.m.: Caller reported an intoxicated driver, 500 block of West 20th Street. 6:41 a.m.: Caller reported a battery, 2200 block of […]

What’s happening – Feb. 24

Today Wheatfield's Concert Curry County Outlaws Live Concert — 2 p.m.-5 p.m., 4701 N. Prince St. Free event. Information: 762-8700. Monday Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 321 Connelly St., Assembly Room. Information: 769-7828. Tuesday Eastern New Mexico Job Fair — 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Free Event. Information: 763-3435 or […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County Curry County grading and renovations continue on Curry Road AI from Curry Road 12 and Curry Road 13 in Melrose this week. State and federal Constructors Inc. has suspended all work on First and Second streets in Portales due to cold weather conditions and […]

Cats complete perfect district run

Kamal Cass has had a lot of big scoring games — in football. Not so much in basketball. The junior guard was on his game Friday night, though, scoring 10 of his 15 points in the first half to help Clovis High's boys wrap up a perfect run through the District 4-5A schedule with a […]

Hobbs girls beat Clovis to force playoff

HOBBS — The Clovis High girls have had a terrific season, ranked No. 1 in Class 5A essentially all year. The one stumbling block so far has been District 4-5A rival Hobbs. The Lady Eagles upended CHS again on Friday night, opening a commanding lead with a dominating third quarter in a 53-43 victory that […]

Rams squeak past Ruidoso again

Zach Blaeser and Daniel Sanchez converted back-to-back steals into layups with a little less than two minutes to give Portales the lead for good and the Rams held on for a 65-64 District 4-3A win over Ruidoso on Friday night at the Ram Athletic Center. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroPHS senior forward Zachary Blaeser is guarded […]

CHS swimmers set six school marks in state prelims

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High's boys set four school records and the girls added two during Friday's preliminary competition of the state swimming tournament at Albuquerque. The boys advanced eight events to today's championship finals (top eight qualifiers) and five to the consolation finals (ninth through 16th). The girls have four events in the championship round […]

Friday area prep summaries – Feb. 22

BOYS District 4-2A Texico 75, Clayton 71 Texico (18-8, 5-1) — Justin Rucker 17, Gentry Doolittle 22, Kendall Naceanceno 4, Jonah Walls 4, Miguel Reyna 15, John Myers 8, D.J. Griego 1. Totals 24 17-40 75. Clayton (16-10, 1-5) — Mark Crane 27, Dakota Montoya 17, Nick Wiseman 1, Colby Bagwell 3, Koy Geary 11, […]

And the Oscar goes to …

Editor's note: The following are the results from our Oscar ballot online this past week. Numbers indicate total votes. Best picture "Lincoln" — 18 "Argo" — 8 "Django Unchained" — 6 "Les Miserables" — 6 "Zero Dark Thirty" — 4 "Amour" — 1 "Beasts of the Southern Wild" — 1 "Life of Pi" — 1 […]

ENMU extends win streak to five with 6-3 win over Metro

Senior center fielder Brooke Brooks hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning on Friday and Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team opened a four-game series with Metro State by beating the Denver-based Roadrunners 6-3 at Greyhound Field. ENMU junior right-hander Ben Monticello (2-0) pitched eight sharp innings, throwing 102 pitches […]