Clovis boxers post wins at Lubbock

Staff report LUBBOCK — Two members of the Clovis Boxing Club competed last Saturday in the One Nine Mean Streets Throwdown. Luis Sandoval, age 11, improved to 16-2 for the year, winning on a decision over Alan Avila of Odessa, Texas, while Jesus Varela, 16, beat Brandon Martinez, also from Odessa, by technical knockout. Clovis […]

ENMU men third, women fourth in LSC cross country polls

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M was tabbed to successfully defend Lone Star Conference titles this season in men’s and women’s cross country. The WT men posted 109 points and received 13 of 17 first-place votes in balloting by league coaches and sports information directors, along with media, after the Buffaloes won the […]

Ned Houk to host state motocross

Staff report Ned Houk Park will be the scene of the New Mexico state motocross championships on Sunday. NHP motocross manager Bob Vilandry said Friday that from 250 to 300 riders are expected to complete in 35 classes. Ages of the drivers range from 4 to over 50. Riders will be in the area from […]

LSC tabs Zias’ Ortiz for preseason honor

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ENMU junior Alyxandra “Xan” Ortiz, shown making a save during a match last season, was chosen the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer preseason goalkeeper of the year in a poll of league coaches and sports information directors, and media members.

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for last place in the six-team Lone Star Conference preseason soccer poll, but Zias junior Alyxandra “Xan” Ortiz has been chosen the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer preseason goalkeeper of the year. Ortiz, from Rio Rancho, started eight games for the Zias in 2013, […]

ENMU hosts youth baseball camp

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Savino Gonzales, 5, of Texico, exchanges a low five with ENMU assistant coach Matthew Sena after making a nice throw.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coaches conducted their third “prospects” camp of the year on Tuesday at Greyhound Field. From Wednesday through Friday, they’re busy looking at a younger group of potential prospects. About 25 players entering kindergarten through eighth grade, mainly from the immediate area, took […]

Zias picked eighth in LSC volleyball poll

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eight-time defending champion West Texas A&M has been tabbed the favorite again in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll. The Lady Buffs (35-4, 16-0 LSC a year ago) received all but two of 23 first-place votes and finished with 205 points in the poll. Angelo State, which got the other […]

Six ENMU players earn preseason All-American honors

Staff report PORTALES — Six members of the 2014 Eastern New Mexico University football squad have garnered preseason All-America status from USA College Football Division II All-American. Three of the players were first-team selections — running back Jordan Wells of Austin, Texas, and defensive backs Kevin Reaves and Darrelyn McCloud, both from Albuquerque. Wide receiver […]

Area rodeoers fall short in prep nationals

Staff report ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Recent Elida High graduate Hunter Haley made Saturday’s short go in the National High School Rodeo Association finals in goat tying, coming in 18th with a time of 12.97 seconds. Haley, who plans to rodeo in college at Eastern New Mexico University, finished 18th in the average at 30.95 […]

CHS linemen revel in drills at camp

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By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — While the “skill” players are off trying to either score touchdowns or prevent them, linemen in events like Friday’s 7-on-7 competition at Eastern New Mexico University have a different mindset. Taking on 10 drills during the day, none involving a football, the linemen compete for team honors […]

Zia 13-14s fall in 7th

Staff report BAYARD — The Clovis Zia All-Stars erased a three-run deficit late but fell in the bottom of the seventh inning to Silver City 6-5 in a winners bracket game of the state Little League Juniors (ages 13-14) baseball tournament. Trailing 5-2, Zia scored twice in the fifth and then tied it with two […]