Clovis taken by Storm

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Clovis senior Jordan Holguin does just enough to trip up Cleveland receiver Adam Cook in the first quarter of Friday night's game at Cleveland High School. The Storm defeated Clovis 35-13.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com RIO RANCHO — With what will likely be the No. 1 team in the state coming in next week, it only gets harder from here for the Clovis Wildcats. Not that it was especially easy this week, as Clovis ran into a buzzsaw Friday night at Cleveland and went home with […]

Rams rout Eunice for first win

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Portales sophomore Jeremie Karngbaye sacks Eunice quarterback Ivan Zamora during the second quarter of Friday night game’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major pntonoline.com The Portales Rams won their homecoming game Friday night against the Eunice Cardinals, using a 27-point first quarter to lead them to a 54-22 victory. Both teams came into the game without a win, but the Rams wasted no time getting the lead as Bronte Stauggard scored on a 24-yard run […]

Friday area prep summaries — Sept. 19

Logan 47, Melrose 38 Records: Melrose 2-1, Logan 4-0 Difference: Logan overcame a five-point deficit with two touchdowns in the final two minutes to win in a battle of unbeatens. Trailing 38-33, senior QB Wyatt Strand threw a 96-yard TD pass to junior WR Laramie Roberts with 1:50 left, then Strand scored on a 25-yard […]

Hounds, Mustangs collide in ‘Festival’

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University tight end Evan Tooley doesn’t expect to catch many passes, and he’s OK with that. The senior from Truth or Consequences was on the receiving end of a surprise 2-point conversion pass from kicker Mitchell Cox last week after the Greyhounds’ first touchdown in a 42-14 win […]

Prep football scoreboard

Area Cleveland 35, Clovis 13 Lazbuddie 62, Clovis Christian 41 Portales 54, Eunice 22 Logan 47, Melrose 38 Clayton 45, Texico 7 Farwell 27, New Deal 14 Crosbyton 59, Bovina 41 Perryton 32, Muleshoe 21 Dora 54, Mountainair 0 New Mexico Artesia 53, Deming 15 Atrisco Heritage 45, Highland 16 Aztec 29, Del Norte 6 Belen […]

Cats visit Cleveland

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com If everything holds to form, the next three weeks are the most difficult of the regular season for the Clovis Wildcats. Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus said there are two things to know heading into tonight’s game against Cleveland in Rio Rancho. The first is that the Storm are […]

CHS soccer girls post win; boys fall

Staff report ROSWELL — The Clovis High girls soccer team scored three times in a span of about four minutes in the second half on Thursday night and went on to post a 4-2 victory over Roswell High. Sophomore midfielder Jaci Sievers gave the Lady Wildcats (8-2-1) a 2-1 lead about four minutes into the […]

ENMU’s ‘College Daze’ rodeo begins

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Participants watch as Tarleton State University’s Courtney McConnell ropes a calf during Thursday’s Eastern New Mexico University College “Daze” Rodeo breakaway calf roping at Lewis Cooper Arena.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — Despite the rain from tropical storm Odlie, the Eastern New Mexico University “College Daze” Rodeo kicked off Thursday with the bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping and steer wrestling events. While most of the ENMU team will participate later in the weekend, it didn’t stop them from […]

Lady Cats edged out in 5 sets

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High’s volleyball team was on the verge of avenging an earlier sweep by Roswell High, but the Lady Wildcats just weren’t able to finish it off. Clovis jumped out to a two-set lead on the Lady Coyotes before falling 26-28, 17-25, 25-16, 25-16, 15-9 on Thursday night. Roswell High had […]

Area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 18

Thursday Texico 3, Fort Sumner 0 Fort Sumner    11    20    23 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Brianna Reyna 11, Jasmine Gannon 9. Blocks — Melissa Davalos 2, Gannon 1, McKenzee Thatcher 1. Digs — Texico, Chyanne Scarborough 13, Reyna 8, Jada Stephens 5. Aces — Madison Haakma 4, Reyna 3, Scarborough […]

Weekend area prep football capsules — Sept. 19

Clayton (3-0) at Texico (2-1) • When: 7 p.m. today • Last week: Clayton topped Sunray (Texas) 35-13 at home. The Wolverines won on the road over Portales 49-32. • Last year: The Yellowjackets routed Texico 50-0 at Clayton. • Of note: Texico hopes to make amends for last year’s thrashing against its former district […]

Tuesday prep volleyball — Sept. 16

Fort Sumner 3, Dexter 0 Dexter    18    14    17 Fort Sumner    25    25    25 Individual statistics Kills — Dexter, Madison Bogle 3, Brenda Granado 3. Fort Sumner, Paris Allred 10, Brianna Carroll 10, Codi Scovel-Wood 6, Johni West 5. Blocks — Dexter, none. Fort Sumner, Allred 4, Ariana Lucero 2. Digs — Dexter, n/a. Fort Sumner, […]

LSC football roundup — Sept. 13

Lonestarconference.org CANYON, Texas — Playing its season opener, No. 16 Tarleton State posted its first win at Canyon in 10 years by beating No. 22 West Texas A&M 31-27 on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. It was the Texans’ first road win over a ranked opponent since beating then-No. 13 […]

News, notes and numbers: Three unbeatens left

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Bovina senior Joseph Casas looks to pass to a receiver, while sophomore Emilio Espinoza provides pass protection in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against Ralls.

Three weeks into the season, there are three undefeated area football teams left — Bovina, Melrose and Clovis Christian. All three figure to face stiff tests this week. Bovina (3-0) faces undefeated Crosbyton (3-0), which is averaging 40 points game. Melrose (2-0) also faces an unbeaten foe in former district rival Logan (3-0). Melrose hasn’t […]

Honor roll — Week 3

Top area performaces for Week 3 Passing Player, team Com-att-int-yards Daniel Campos, Muleshoe 15-30-1-224 Joe Casas, Bovina 11-15-2-186 Will Ramsey, Clovis Christian 11-13-0-106 Daulton Hatley, Clovis 8-18-2-58 Justin Rucker, Texico 4-5-0-48 Rushing Player, team Att-yards Kyle Idtensohn, Fort Sumner 39-372 Mason Golden, Texico 36-219 Juan San Juan, Clovis 30-170 Jacob Lopez, Muleshoe 12-163 Charley Rodriguez, […]

Prep football standings — Sept. 18

New Mexico All Times MDT District 4-6A Dist. All W-L W-L Alamogordo 0-0 3-0 Hobbs 0-0 2-1 Clovis 0-0 1-2 Carlsbad 0-0 0-3 Friday’s games Alamogordo at Mayfield, 7 p.m.; Carlsbad at El Paso Eastwood, 7 p.m.; Clovis at Rio Rancho Cleveland, 7 p.m.; Onate at Hobbs, 7 p.m. District 3-4A Dist. All W-L W-L […]

ENMU’s Buurma leads D-II in passer efficiency

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After two weeks, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has a national statistical leader. Junior quarterback Jeremy Buurma’s completion percentage may not be all that impressive, but everything else that factors into “passer efficiency” is good enough to have him No. 1 in that category in NCAA Division […]

Tascosa downs Lady Cats

Staff report AMARILLO — Clovis High volleyball coach Gabe Apodaca knew his team was in for a tough time Tuesday night when he watched Amarillo Tascosa warm up. “I was wondering what we’d gotten ourselves into,” Apodaca said. The Lady Wildcats won the opening set, but the Lady Rebels dominated the rest of the way […]

Zias win in soccer, lose in volleyball

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ENMU senior Alyssa Prince’s shot is deflected by Southern Nazerene goalkeeper Natasha Fuentes during the second half of Tuesday’s match at the ENMU pitch. The Zias beat the Crimson Storm 1-0.

Staff report PORTALES — Senior defender Victoria Perez scored her first goal of the season early in the match and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team made it hold up for a 1-0 victory over Southern Nazarene on Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. The Crimson Storm (2-3) was on the attack early with […]

NM fishing report — Sept. 17

‘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: Trout fishing was fair using […]