Clovis High swimmer Everett Ward hopes to compete at the collegiate level

Clovis High senior Everett Ward qualified for the Junior Nationals during a swimming meet earlier this month in Houston. His time of 52.35 seconds in the 100-meter backstroke placed him 17th among 200 swimmers of all ages in the event, but qualified him for the third-highest level in U.S. swimming. Senior Nationals and Olympic trials […]

Zias win third straight

Staff report After a bit of a stumble to start the season, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has reeled off three straight wins. On Thursday, senior forward  Tori Tucker of Floyd scored 22 points and the Zias beat Florida Southern 66-48 Thursday in the first round of the Terrace Hotel Classic in […]

Three Cats named to North-South squad

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Clovis defensive end Jordan Holguin was one of three Wildcats selected to play in the Class 5A/6A North-South All-Star Game, set for July in Albuquerque. He was joined on the roster by tackle Tabor Stanfield and defensive back Kaine Bender.

STAFF REPORT More than a dozen Curry and De Baca county high school seniors have been selected to one of three North-South All-Star football teams, according to releases from the New Mexico Coaches Association. The senior-only games include various combinations of the seven classes of football — six-man, eight-man, and classes 2A through 6A. All […]

CHS moves up Saturday tipoff with Sandia

The Clovis High girls basketball team has moved up its Saturday game against Sandia, in an effort to help make the travel day easier for the Matadors. Clovis coach Jeff Reed said the new schedule has the junior varsity game scheduled for 4 p.m. and the varsity contest to follow at approximately 5:30 p.m. The […]

ENMU basketball capsule — Dec. 18

Women ENMU at Florida Southern, vs. University of Tampa When: 11 a.m. today and noon on Friday (MST), respectively, at Lakeland, Fla. Both opponents are members of the Sunshine State Conference. Records: ENMU 3-5, Florida Southern 5-2, Tampa 6-2. Last time out: The Zias defeated Northern New Mexico 66-62 on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. Florida […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Dec. 18

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: Closed for the season. […]

Zias get past NNMC

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ENMU junior guard Sarah Stinnett scores over Northern New Mexico’s Francine Clark during the second half Tuesday’s women’s basketball matchup at Greyhound Arena. Stinnett scored 11 points in the Zias’ 72-57 victory over the Lady Eagles.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — By any standard, Tori Tucker had a quiet first half — no points and only one shot attempt for the leading scorer on the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The senior forward took over in the second half, though, scoring six of her game-high 17 […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Dec. 16

BOYS Texico 68, Melrose 64 Texico (5-3) — Justin Rucker 27, Rodrick Dean 11, Tanner Dickerman 6, Brannon Karger 14, Mason Golden 10. Totals 27 10-16 68. Melrose (4-4) — Chris Fisher 6, Cade Barnard 26, Wyatt Williams 18, Rowdy Allen 2, Braden Hemminger 11, Jay Faust 1. Totals 21 16-24 64. Texico    19    9   […]

ENMU basketball capsule — Dec. 16

WOMEN Northern New Mexico at ENMU • When: noon today at Greyhound Arena • Records: NNMC 8-2, ENMU 2-5 • Last time out: The Lady Eagles lost at Espanola to visiting Oklahoma Panhandle State 78-74 on Saturday. The Zias defeated Texas A&M International 74-70 on Friday at The Rock in Clovis. • Last meeting: The […]

Clovis swimming squads sweep Seminole Invite

Staff report SEMINOLE, Texas — Clovis High’s swimming teams are three for three this fall. Both CHS squads completed a fall sweep of meet championships by winning the Seminole Invitational over the weekend. The Lady Wildcats won 10 of 11 events and cruised with 509 points to 319 for Monahans, Texas, in the nine-school competition, […]

Hounds rally for late win over Falcons

Staff report ODESSA, Texas — Junior guard Chris Wyms scored a season-best 29 points and hit four consecutive free throws in the final minute to lift Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a 102-99 victory over Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday. Wyms went 5-for-5 from 3-point range and added 12-of-13 at the free throw line as […]

Lady Cats beat Cruces in tourney final

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis recovered from a shaky start Saturday, and dominated the final three quarters en route to a 46-28 win over Las Cruces High on Saturday to claim the Mel Otero Invite title. Senior guard Danni Williams had 15 points to lead all scorers despite drawing early defensive attention, and Clovis […]

Chargers notch 7th over Cats

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s relatively inexperienced boys basketball team is simply having trouble getting over the hump. A day after losing in overtime to Los Lunas, the Wildcats dropped another relatively close decision on Saturday, falling 50-43 to host Albuquerque Academy in the seventh-place game of the Joe Armijo Classic. The Chargers (2-4) […]

Zias hold off Dustdevils

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Zias guard Shayla Williams takes the ball for a layup over Texas A&M International defender Alexis Thomas in the first half of Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Williams had 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in Eastern New Mexico University’s 74-70 victory.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com After leading virtually all game, Eastern New Mexico University’s women were determined not to let this one get away. Junior guard Sarah Stinnett scored a season-best 19 points and junior post Brittany Gutierrez posted a double-double and helped spark an 11-1 second-half surge as the Zias held off Texas A&M International […]

Friday area prep roundup — Dec. 12

TOURNAMENTS All Times MST Boys Joe Armijo Classic At Albuquerque Academy Friday’s semifinals Championship West Mesa 73, Onate 70, OT Hope Christian 57, Atrisco Heritage 42 Consolation Los Lunas 54, Clovis 48, OT Carlsbad 68, Albuquerque Academy 46 Saturday’s finals Clovis vs. Albuquerque Academy (7th place), 9:45 a.m. Los Lunas vs. Carlsbad (5th place), 11:30 […]

Lady Cats reach Mel Otero title clash

Staff report RIO RANCHO — In a game that featured Division I signees on each side, it was Clovis’ Nichele Hyman who was the “x-factor,” according to Lady Wildcats coach Jeff Reed. Hyman had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds and Texas A&M signee Danni Williams added 28 points as Clovis beat La […]

Cats fall in OT in consolation semifinals

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcats are showing signs of improvement. But the final result was still the same, as Los Lunas upended the Wildcats 54-48 in overtime Friday at the Joe Armijo Classic, hosted by Albuquerque Academy. Kayden Walker scored 14 for Los Lunas (1-3), which outscored Clovis 11-5 in the extra session […]

Lady Rams cruise into tourney finals

Staff report MORIARTY — The Portales Lady Rams beat Santa Fe Indian 66-35 Friday night in the semifinals of the Moriarty Invitational. Kambrey Blakey led Portales (2-0) with 18 points and Bailey Rowley added 11. Portales Coach Wade Fraze thought his team played better in their second game of the season. “We played a lot […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Dec. 13

ENMU at Texas-Permian Basin o When: 2 p.m. (MST) today at Odessa, Texas o Records: ENMU 5-4, UTPB 5-2 o Last time out: ENMU edged Northern New Mexico 91-90 on Dec. 5 at Espanola. The Falcons dropped a 91-79 decision last Saturday at Angelo State, snapping a four-game winning streak. o Last meeting: UTPB defeated […]

Lady Cats turn back Roswell High

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s girls rode a quick start into the semifinals of the Mel Otero Invite on Thursday and will face a fellow potential Class 6A state challenger in La Cueva. Senior guard Danni Williams scored 20 points and the Lady Wildcats worked around foul trouble to dispatch Roswell High 43-31, […]