Who else? Melrose, Gateway face off for 8-man crown

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Since squaring off in the season opener on a neutral field, Melrose and Gateway Christian have stayed on course for a return match in the 8-man state finals. That will happen on Saturday, when the top-ranked Warriors (11-0) host the two-time defending 8-man champion and second-ranked Buffaloes (10-1) in […]

Hounds trounce Cowgirls

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Kassandra Harris slips past a defender to score during the first half of the Greyhounds’ 75-48 win over New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena.

By David Norton Staff report dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — With a stifling fullcourt press and a dominant inside presence, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team won a lopsided 75-48 decision over New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds’ defense controlled the game all night, generating 20 turnovers and holding the […]

Cats to begin march toward respectability

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Clovis High junior guard Nate Lewis, front, battles to keep the ball from senior forward Leroy Wilson during a drill last week at Wildcats practice at Rock Staubus Gym. The Cats open the season on Saturday night at defending Class 6A state champion Rio Rancho.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Scott Robinson knew the sledding could be a bit tough for a while when he assumed Clovis High boys basketball coaching duties two years ago. That said, it’s been a really rough wide for the Wildcats, who are 8-44 in those two seasons, including 3-22 last year. […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Nov. 22

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cimarron River — Stream flow below Eagle […]

CHS squads coast to sweep at Belen

Staff report BELEN — Clovis High’s swimming teams cruised to dominating victories in Saturday’s Tiger/Jag Invitational, co-hosted by Los Lunas (Tigers) and Belen (Jaguars). The Wildcats ran up 418 1/2 points on the boys side, well ahead of Los Lunas (275 1/2) in a 17-team field. In girls competition, the Lady Wildcats scored 584 points […]

Hounds salvage weekend split

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men snapped a three-game losing streak with a 67-54 win over Huston-Tillotson on Sunday’s second day of a four-team classic hosted by Angelo State. Marquise Harris and Andre Hughes scored 17 points apiece for ENMU (2-3), while Chris Lewis just missed a triple double with […]

Portales routs Silver to reach 4A semifinals

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Rams running back Darion Ontiveros cuts through the Silver defense on the way to his second touchdown of the day during Portales’ 47-6 win over the Colts in Saturday’s Class 4A state quarterfinal matchup at Greyhound Stadium. Second-seeded PHS hosts No. 6 St. Michael’s in a 1 p.m. semifinal game on Saturday.

By David Norton STAFF WRITER dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — Outmanned and outmatched, the Silver High football team was handed a one-sided loss Saturday, with Portales High dominating from start to finish on its way to a 47-6 victory in the state Class 4A quarterfinals at Greyhound Stadium. Leading up to the game, Rams coaches and players […]

ENMU’s Rotich finishes sixth in Division II

Mercy Rotich

STAFF REPORT ST. LEO, Fla. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mercy Rotich didn’t know what to expect in Saturday’s NCAA Division II women’s national cross country competition. Suffice it to say, everything turned out quite well. Rotich, a transfer from El Paso Community College who hails from Eldoret, Kenya, earned All-American honors with a […]

Prep roundup: Eunice rallies to stun Texico

STAFF REPORT EUNICE — Freshman quarterback Mason Caperton threw a pair of touchdown passes to sophomore wide receiver Evan McCallip in the final minute of play on Saturday, lifting fourth-seeded Eunice to a 26-22 victory over fifth-seeded Texico in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game. The Wolverines (5-6), who led most of the way, saw […]

Last-second shot beats Greyhounds

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Freshman guard Isiah Herrera hit a deep 2-pointer with under a second remaining in regulation and Howard Payne opened its men’s basketball season on Saturday with a 66-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a four-team classic hosted by Angelo State. ENMU (1-3) used a 19-3 run to […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries — Nov. 18

Boys Maxwell 65, Grady 20 Grady (0-1) — Lucas Whitehead 4, Daniel Edwards 7, Chisum Rush 3, Jeremiah Mitchell 6. Totals 7 4-6 20. Maxwell (1-0) — Carl Gonzales 17, Aaron Salazar 6, Devan Cruz 2, Colten Riggs 24, Jeremy Archuleta 16. Totals 27 4-6 65. Grady    2    6    4    8    —    20 Maxwell    24   […]

Las Cruces topples Clovis in 6A quarterfinals

By David Norton STAFF WRITER dnorton@pntonline.com LAS CRUCES — Clovis High’s football team ended its season Friday night, falling in the Class 6A state playoff quarterfinals to Las Cruces High in a lopsided affair, 35-14. With their first several drives going nowhere, the Wildcats fought an uphill battle all night, trailing early in the contest […]

Rams set to begin title bid

By David Norton STAFF WRITER dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Portales High football team’s wait is over, as it will take the field today after its bye week to face off against Silver City in the New Mexico class 4A state quarterfinals. Playing host to the Fighting Colts at Greyhound Stadium with a 1 p.m. kickoff, […]

Top-seeded Rambelles oust Hounds

STAFF REPORT SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State shook off several challenges from Eastern New Mexico University and the top-seeded Rambelles advanced to today’s championship match in the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament with a 25-23, 25-21, 25-15 victory over the Greyhounds on Friday night. ASU (30-3), which suffered one of its losses earlier this […]

Wayland Baptist uses second-quarter burst to top Hounds

STAFF REPORT PLAINVIEW, Texas — Wayland Baptist used a 13-0 second-quarter run to take control and the Flying Queens went on to a 63-49 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in women’s basketball on Friday night. Wayland Baptist (2-0) trailed 15-12 when reserve Deborah Van Dijk’s jump shot got the run started at the 6:26 […]

Coronado tops Clovis girls

STAFF REPORT LUBBOCK — Things went OK for a quarter on Friday night before Clovis High’s girls found themselves playing from behind. The Lady Wildcats led most of the way against Lubbock Coronado through the opening eight minutes, but the Lady Mustangs took control in the second period and posted a 52-42 victory in the […]

Cass named LSC’s top offensive back

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Eastern New Mexico junior Kamal Cass was one of three Greyhounds named to the All-Lone Star Conference first team, and was also named the LSC’s offensive back of the year. He is the fifth player in school history to receive the honor.

STAFF REPORT RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University earned 11 selections, including three to the first team, on the All-Lone Star Conference football squad announced this week by the league office. Junior running back Kamal Cass of Clovis was also named the league’s offensive back of the year after leading the LSC with 1,215 […]

Cats face Bulldawgs in quarterfinals

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Clovis High football coach Eric Roanhaus, right, and assistant Drew Hatley go over strategy during Tuesday’s practice at Leon Williams Stadium. The Wildcats visit third-seeded Las Cruces High for a 7 p.m. Class 6A playoff quarterfinal tonight.

By David Norton Staff writer dnorton@pntonline.com Tonight’s class 6A state playoff quarterfinals contest between Clovis High and Las Cruces High will come down to a battle of matchups — more specifically, which team can stop the other’s specific playmakers. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Field of Dreams in Las Cruces, with the No. […]

Hounds sweep Lions in LSC tourney

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior outside hitter Lauren Frye collected 18 kills and Eastern New Mexico University defeated Texas A&M-Commerce 25-20, 25-18, 25-22 in the quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference volleyball tournament. The fourth-seeded Greyhounds (19-12) advanced to a semifinal match at 6:30 p.m. (MST) today against top-seeded host Angelo State, which […]

AREA PREP FOOTBALL: Mules set to take on Buckaroos

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com For schools that are located several hundred miles apart, it’s almost as if the Muleshoe and Breckenridge football teams are on each other’s schedule. The Mules and Buckaroos will play for the third consecutive year in the Texas Class 3A Division I area round of the playoffs tonight, matching […]