Cats post win at Carlsbad

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com CARLSBAD — Micah Gray had made the right play, even if he wasn’t so sure of it. The sophomore running back carried 40 times for 218 yards for two touchdowns, including a 66-yard exclamation point on Clovis’ 24-10 District 4-6A win at Carlsbad. With the win, its third straight and second […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Oct. 31

Eunice 34, Texico 15 Records: Eunice 5-4 (2-0), Texico 2-7 (0-2) Difference: The Cardinals erased a 1-point halftime deficit, blanking the Wolverines over the final two quarters. Difference-makers: Eunice, senior RB Armando Rodriguez scored on runs of 38, 35 and 62 yards, while senior QB Ivan Zamora added TD runs of 2 and 54 yards. […]

Rams turn back St. Michael’s

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Rams senior running back Miguel Garza lunges through St. Michael’s defenders for a touchdown in the first half of Friday’s District 4-4A title at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntinline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams’ running game turned Greyhound Stadium into a house of horrors on Halloween night for the St. Michael’s Horsemen. Senior quarterback Matt Martinez and junior running back Bronte Staugaard combined for 339 yards and three touchdowns on 51 carries to propel the Rams to a 33-20 […]

Lady Cats run away from field in district

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Clovis freshman Kelsey McNaughton crosses the finish line after easily winning the District 4-6A girls cross country race on Friday at Ned Houk Park. McNaughton ran a time of 18 minutes, 30.22 seconds to lead the Lady Wildcats to a team victory.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High cross country coach Mark Bussen wanted freshman Kelsey McNaughton to win Friday’s District 4-6A girls cross country race at Ned Houk Park. Meantime, McNaughton had modestly said she hoped to finish “in the top three.” She greatly underestimated her ability, blowing away the field and leading the Lady Wildcats […]

Zias to battle Lions on Sunday for LSC crown

Staff report PORTALES — Although they’re currently tied for second place, Eastern New Mexico University and Texas A&M-Commerce will play for the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer regular-season championship at noon on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. ENMU continued its remarkable run on Friday with a 2-1 victory over Texas Woman’s at the ENMU pitch, […]

Cats look for second District 4-6A win

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Clovis running back Juan San Juan weaves his way through the Alamogordo defense during last week’s District 4-6A game against Alamogordo at Leon Williams Stadium. San Juan rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 35-0 win.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Clovis senior Brody Edwards said he and his teammates felt going into District 4-6A play that the district title was going to come down to the Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. What a difference a week makes. The Nov. 7 finale against the Eagles is still important, naturally, for […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 31

Eunice at Texico • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-3A game • Records: Eunice 4-4 (1-0), Texico 2-6 (0-1) • Last week: The Cardinals routed Loving 60-34 on the road. Texico lost at Dexter 19-18. • Last year: The Wolverines rolled to a 39-7 victory at Eunice • Of note: Despite a five-game […]

CHS girls favored in 4-6A cross country

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High cross country coach Mark Bussen wants freshman Kelsey McNaughton to win today’s District 4-6A girls cross country race, scheduled for Ned Houk Park. McNaughton, though, is leaving herself a little wiggle room. “I want to finish in the top three,” she said. “I think I can (win […]

Lady Cats get Cibola in opener

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis High girls soccer team exorcised one demon — winning two district matches for the first time in at least 10 years and qualifying for postseason play for the first time since 1998. Now the Lady Wildcats (12-6-1) try to take the next step. Seeded 12th in the […]

Lady Cats perfect in district

Staff report CARLSBAD — With the District 4-6A regular-season volleyball title already secured, it took Clovis High a while to get untracked Thursday night. It didn’t help that it was Senior Night for the Cavegirls. “We got warmed up, and then we had to wait,” CHS coach Gabe Apodaca said. “(Senior Night) ended up taking […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 30

District 6-2A Fort Sumner 3, Dora 0 Dora    9    16    22 Fort Sumner    25    25    25 Individual statistics Kills — Dora, Kaly Cone 3, Taylor Dillard 3, Lindsey Fletcher 3. Fort Sumner, Codi Scovel-Wood 13, Paris Allred 12, Brianna Terrell 7. Blocks — Dora, none. Fort Sumner, Allred 3, Scovel-Wood 3. Digs — Dora, n/a. […]

Jenkins PBR event slated here

Staff report The L.J. Jenkins Invitational bull riding event is scheduled for tonight and Saturday night at Curry County Events Center. The event is set for 7:30 p.m. both nights with $50,000 in prize money, including $20,000 to the winner. It will showcase some of the rising stars of the sport, along with fan favorites […]

New Mexico fishing report — Oct. 30

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 Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using worms, […]

Revamped Hounds picked near cellar in preseason poll

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University is picked to finish near the bottom of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball standings, which isn’t a surprise since the Greyhounds have a new coach and a revamped roster. ENMU was picked seventh in the eight-team league with 57 points, including one first-place vote, according to the 2014-15 […]

Zias picked seventh in preseason poll

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Jordyn, left, and Jaylyn Cooper of Texico are two of the leading scorers returning for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team this season. The Zias finished 6-20 last season.

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team was picked to finish seventh in nine-team Lone Star Conference, according to the 2014-15 preseason poll announced Wednesday. The Zias return four of their leading scorers — including Floyd’s Tori Tucker and Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper of Texico — off last year’s 6-20 team that finished […]

Prep volleyball summary — Oct. 29

Tuesday Distrct 6-2A Melrose 25 25 25 Dora 21 19 15 Melrose stats Kills — Caley Barnard 15, Addisen Dial, Ember Woods, Reagan Carthel 4 each. Blocks — Barnard 3. Aces — Barnard 2, Taylor Bostwick 2, Assists — Cailey Payne 26. Digs Dial 6, Payne 5, Barnard 5. Records — Melrose 15-3 (5-0), Dora […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Hounds will host McMurry in LSC playoffs

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Heading into the final game of the regular season, the Eastern New Mexico University football team already knows its fate for the upcoming Lone Star Conference football playoffs. The same can’t be said for the teams above them. With Saturday’s 41-20 loss at Angelo State, the Greyhounds (4-4, 2-4 […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds notch road win against MSU

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman midfielder Isaak Arrieta scored the go-ahead goal on a header in the 77th minute to lift Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team past Midwestern State 2-1 on Monday night. It was only the second win all-time for the Greyhounds (6-5-3), and their first at Wichita Falls in […]

State prep football rankings — Oct. 27

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Rio Rancho    9-0 2. Mayfield    7-1 3. Eldorado    8-1 4. Rio Rancho Cleveland    6-2 5. Las Cruces High    5-3 6. La Cueva    6-2 7. Onate    6-3 8. Sandia    5-4 9. Atrisco Heritage    6-3 10. Clovis    3-5 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Centennial    8-0 2. Artesia    7-1 3. Roswell Goddard   […]

Lady Cats qualify for 6A state soccer

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High girls soccer team earned the No. 12 seed on Sunday in the upcoming 12-team Class 6A state tournament, the first time the Lady Wildcats have qualified for the postseason since 1998. CHS (12-6-1) will play at fifth-seeded and defending Class 5A state runnerup Cibola (12-4-2) in a 12:30 […]