Cats win opener in tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s strong start to the baseball season continued on Thursday. Senior Landon Williams threw a complete-game six-hitter and the Wildcats scored four times in the sixth inning en route to a 5-2 win over host Rio Rancho in the quarterfinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Williams struck out six […]

Lady Cats blanked by Centennial

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Except for the long ball, Clovis High senior A.J. Wright didn’t pitch badly on Thursday. Three home runs by Centennial did her in, however, and the Lady Hawks handed CHS a 6-0 loss in the first round of a 32-team tournament co-hosted by Rio Rancho High and Rio Rancho Cleveland. […]

Lady Cats’ Williams prepares for 3-point shootout

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 Clovis High senior Danni Williams practices her 3-point shooting on Wednesday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Williams is one of eight high school senior girls invited to the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships next Wednesday in Indianapolis. The event will air on CBS at 1:30 p.m. on April 5.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Danni Williams’ first trip to the Final Four will come before she’s even suited up for Texas A&M. The Clovis High senior is one of 23 high school basketball players invited to the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships. Williams, a 5-foot-10 guard who has […]

NMHSCA releases all-state selections

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Several CMI-area players have been named for 2014-15 all-state basketball honors by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. In Class 6A, senior Danni Williams was named to the girls first team while senior Shelby Jones made the second team. The Lady Wildcats posted a 27-3 record and were eliminated by […]

Thursday area prep baseball linescore — March 26

NMMI Colt Classic At Roswell Quarterfinals Texico 14, Hatch Valley 2 Texico    006  003  5 —14    10    2 Hatch Valley    020  000  0 —  2    2    6 Rafael Maldonado, Dylan Sharp (7) and Brock Thompson, Jesus Maldonado (7); Adrian Grajeda, Caleb Turner (6) and James Gimler. W — R. Maldonado. L — Grajeda. Top hitters […]

ENMU releases football schedule

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has released its football schedule for the 2015 season. The Greyhounds, coming off of two straight seven-win seasons, will open the 11-game schedule with a Thursday night contest — Sept. 3 — against New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Stadium. Other non-league tilts are set for Sept. 12 at Adams […]

Cats improve to 7-3 with 11-1 triumph

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Clovis senior third baseman Jordan Holguin tags out Lovington baserunner Mark Ybarra on a rundown to end the top of the fourth inning, while pitcher Austin Adams clears out of the base path.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com If Austin Adams threw all the time the way he did on Tuesday, he wouldn’t be fighting for the No. 3 starter’s role on the Clovis High pitching staff. Adams pitched an abbreviated four-hitter and also contributed three hits and two RBIs at the plate as the Wildcats rolled […]

Tuesday prep baseball linescore — March 24

Texico 12, Friona 4 Friona    002  020  0 —  4    5    2 Texico    000  264  x —12    12    0 Mason Loflin, Antonio Adame (5) and Dallin Woods, L Jaramillo (5); Ben Crist, Cole Rohrbach (5), Hayden Spears (5) and Brock Thompson, Rafael Maldonado (5), Jesus Maldonado (5). W — Spears. L — Loflin. Top hitters […]

Clovis posts sweeps at Portales

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Clovis senior Kousei Richeson lungesfor a return during a singles match against Portales’ Nathan Van Dam during Tuesday’s boys dual at the ENMU tennis courts. Richeson beat Van Dam 6-2, 6-0, helping the Wildcats post a 9-0 victory over the Rams.

Staff report PORTALES — Clovis High’s tennis squads had all the better of it on Tuesday against Portales. CHS squads posted 9-0 sweeps over the Rams and Lady Rams, the boys playing at Eastern New Mexico University courts while the girls competed at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center. Clovis did not lose a set all […]

Monday prep baseball linescore — March 23

Melrose 7, Gateway Christian 3 Melrose    211  000  3 — 7    11    2 G. Christian    101  001  0 — 3    8    2 Wyatt Williams and Gage Dietz; Justin Reynolds and Chris Bonham. W — Williams. L — Reynolds. Top hitters — Melrose: Dietz 2-3, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, run; Boone Roberts 2-4, run; Rowdy Allen […]

ENMU BASEBALL, SOFTBALL: Zias snap Cameron’s streak

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Aja Secheslingloff bounced back from a rough outing in the opener to throw a complete-game seven-hitter in the second game and Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team defeated Cameron 7-3 on Sunday, gaining a split of their Lone Star Conference doubleheader and handing the Aggies their first […]

Cats post sweep of Coyotes

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High’s baseball team enjoyed a relative walk in the park on Saturday. Senior right-handers Landon Williams and Matt Lanier were on their games and the Wildcats had little trouble dispatching Roswell High 12-1 and 10-0, the second game shortened to six innings by the 10-run rule. Williams not only dominated […]

Aztec rolls past Lady Cats in tourney final

Staff report FARMINGTON — It’s safe to say Clovis High’s softball team is glad Aztec isn’t in Class 6A and the Lady Wildcats probably won’t see them again. Other than two lopsided losses to the Lady Tigers, Clovis had a fine time this weekend in Farmington’s Scorpion Invitational, finishing second after a 15-0 loss in […]

CHS squads second at Lovington

Staff report LOVINGTON — If Friday’s Lovington Relays are an indication, Clovis High’s track squads could be in for quite a battle this spring with Hobbs in District 4-6A. The Eagles and Lady Eagles got the better of CHS in the event, but not by much. The Hobbs boys finished with 139 1/2 points to […]

Holguin signs at NAIA school

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Clovis High senior Jordan Holguin, who led the Wildcats with 123 tackles in 2014, has signed to play college football with NAIA Concordia in Seward, Nebraska.

Staff report As far as college football goes, Jordan Holguin decided to jump in with both feet. The Clovis High senior decided to sign a letter-of-intent to play football with Concordia, an NAIA school in Seward, Nebraska. Holguin, a 6-foot, 168-pound linebacker, was considering a handful of other schools, including Lewis and Clark in Portland, […]

Saturday prep baseball linescore — March 21

Hal Bogle Invite At Dexter Fifth place Mesilla Valley 5, Texico 0 Texico    000  000  0 — 0    1    3 Mesilla Valley    011  030  x — 5    7    2 Tanner Dickerman, Dalton Thatcher (5) and Jesus Maldonado; Alex Marrujo and Brannon Mobley. W — Marrujo. L — Dickerman. Top hitters — Texico: Dickerman 1-2. Mesilla […]

Hounds split with Aggies

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ENMU catcher Chad Highberger lunges unsuccessfully to try to tag Cameron’s Jonathan Reyes as he scored from third on a wild pitch during the first inning of Saturday’s second game in the team’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. Cameron won the game 8-0 after the Greyhounds took the opener 2-1.

Staff report PORTALES — It’s a good thing Cody Pope was on his game Saturday, as quiet as Eastern New Mexico University’s bats were. The senior right-hander spun a seven-inning four-hitter as the Greyhounds edged Cameron 2-1 in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. ENMU’s bats were totally […]

Red-hot Cameron sweeps Zias

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ENMU third baseman Jackie Candelaria makes the play on a ground ball during the seventh inning in the opener of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Cameron on Saturday at Zia Field. The  against the Cameron Aggies at Zia softball field. The league-leading Aggies swept the Zias 4-1 and 18-6.

Staff report PORTALES — Three years ago, Cameron and Eastern New Mexico University met in the final series of the regular season at Zia Field, trying to garner the final berth in the Lone Star Conference softball tournament. ENMU won a Friday doubleheader that weekend to pull even with the Aggies, then lost the series […]

Aggies get late homer, nip ENMU

Staff report PORTALES — Cameron second baseman Jonathan Reyes broke an eighth-inning tie with a three-run homer and the Aggies held on for a 7-6 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday night at Greyhound Field. ENMU (5-15, 1-8 LSC) closed to within a run in the bottom of the […]

Area prep baseball linescores — March 20

Melrose 9, Santa Rosa 8 Santa Rosa    004  100  3 — 8    6    2 Melrose    204  300  x — 9    7    2 Joaquin Lopez, Joseph Esquibel (4), Jacob Sanchez (5) and Joaquin Sanchez; Wyatt Williams, Chris Fisher (4), Gage Dietz (7) and Dietz, Williams (7). W — Fisher. L — J. Lopez. Top hitters — […]