Zias can’t keep up with Lady Buffs

Staff report CANYON, Texas — You kind of figured Eastern New Mexico University’s women were in trouble when, trailing by 12 points ad the intermission, they opened the second half 11-for-15 from the field and found themselves down by 19 at that point. Fourth-ranked West Texas A&M pulled away from there, posting a 99-67 victory […]

ENMU looks to start spring drills Monday

Staff report PORTALES — When it comes to spring drills, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn isn’t used to waiting to see what the weather does. The Greyhounds are scheduled to open four weeks of practice on Monday, but Lynn said on Saturday that they may push it back a day depending on […]

Clovis girls game reset for Monday

The girls’ district championship basketball game between Hobbs and Clovis has been postponed again due to the snow. Clovis Athletic Director Dale Fullerton said the game originally set for Friday and rescheduled Saturday is now tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Rock Staubus gym, weather permitting.

Local resident prepares for world MMA event

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Roy “Hot Sauce” Saucedo, right, spars with Rico Urqizo of Clovis on Monday night. Saucedo is one of 40 fighters selected for the second annual King of the Cage World Amateur Championships.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com Roy Saucedo had a bad life as a kid, and he says it’s part of the reason he fought all the time. Now 29, Saucedo is working for a chance to let fighting make his life better. The Clovis resident is one of 40 mixed martial artists across the world invited […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 28

MEN ENMU at West Texas A&M • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today in the Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale for both teams at Canyon, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-19 (0-13 LSC), West Texas A&M (16-11, 6-7) • Last meeting: WT slipped past the Greyhounds 76-73 on Jan. 31 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time […]

Weather pushes area prep games back

Staff report Due to this week’s third significant winter event since the start of the year, all of Friday’s scheduled district tournament and postseason basketball games were postponed, with all pushed back to today. Among those games: • Clovis High’s girls, ranked No. 1 in Class 6A, will take on Hobbs at 7 p.m. today […]

Clovis girls game rescheduled for Saturday

Friday’s girls’ district championship basketball game between Hobbs and Clovis has been postponed due to the snow. Clovis Athletic Director Dale Fullerton said the game is tentatively rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Rock Staubus gym, weather permitting.

ENMU games moved

Staff report PORTALES — Due to the recent inclement weather, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball and softball teams will have their Lone Star Conference-opening, four-game series pushed back. Both series will consist of Sunday and Monday doubleheaders — the baseball team hosting Tarleton State at 1 p.m. and noon, respectively, while the softball teams plays […]

CHS girls basketball capsule — Feb. 27

Hobbs at Clovis When: 7 p.m. today in the District 4-6A tournament championship game at The Rock Records: Hobbs 18-9, Clovis 24-2 This season: The Lady Wildcats beat Hobbs both times during regular-season district play, winning 40-34 at Hobbs on Jan. 27 and 56-38 at The Rock on Feb. 10. Last time out: The top-seeded […]

Zias post double-double, sweep University of the Southwest

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Amanda Martinez isn’t exactly known for her power. More of a put-the-ball-in-play singles hitter, she’d like to think she can drive in a run when needed. Martinez hit a go-ahead, opposite-field sacrifice fly to left in the sixth inning as the Zias rallied […]

Fishing report — Feb. 26

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: We had no reports […]

Dora posts sweep over Fort Sumner

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Dora’s Kaly Cone accelerates around Codi Wood of Fort Sumner on her way to the basket during the first half of Tuesday’s District 6-2A tournament game at Dora. The Lady Coyotes defeated the Vixens 42-31.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@cnjonline.com DORA — For the second time in a week the Coyotes faced the Foxes, but this time the stakes were higher and it showed. Dora hit nine 3-pointers and Dalton Privett scored 33 in just three quarters as the Coyotes posted a 72-58 win over Fort Sumner in the […]

Tigers hold off Cats’ comeback

Staff report ALAMOGORGO — In two losses to Alamogordo this season, Clovis High’s boys have held senior post Josey Mills in check — until late. Mills scored all 11 of his points in the second half of Alamo’s 76-60 victory at the Rock on Jan. 30. Tuesday night, he put in 15 of his 20 […]

Tuesday area prep roundup — Feb. 24

SUMMARIES Boys District 6-2A tournament Dora 72, Fort Sumner 58 Fort Sumner (4-18) — Garrett Hisel 27, Raymond Drake 10, Hunter Sparks 8, Brant West 6, Kyle Idtensohn 5, Brett Marshall 2. Totals 21 12-15  58. Dora (15-9) — Dalton Privett 33, Aaron Jasso 12, Eddie Arzate 12, Jesus Villegas 7, Sam McConnell 6, Johnny […]

Lady Cats 4th, Cats 5th at Carlsbad

Staff report CARLSBAD — Led by a first-place finish at No. 1 doubles from senior Rylie Lee and Brenna Smith, Clovis High’s girls earned a fourth-place finish over the weekend in the season-opening Carlsbad Invitational tennis tournament. The Lady Wildcats finished with 39 points, trailing Roswell High (59), Carlsbad (54) and Amarillo Caprock (50) in […]

CHS boys basketball capsule — Feb. 24

Clovis at Alamogordo When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-6A tournament game Records: Clovis 5-21, Alamogordo 9-17 Last meeting: Feb. 13, the Tigers pulled away late to hand the Wildcats a 76-60 loss at The Rock. Last time out: Both teams lost on Thursday, the Cats at Carlsbad 66-31 and the Tigers at home […]

CHS squads fifth, sixth in state swimming

Courtesy photo: Bill Ward
Clovis High senior Everett Ward earned the school’s first event state title in swimming on Saturday in Albuquerque, placing first in the 100 backstoke in a time of 51.86 seconds to break his own school record in the event, set in Friday’s prelims. Ward also finished fourth in the 200 freestyle and helped the Wildcats’ 400 and 200 freestyle relays finish second and third, respectively, all breaking school marks set a day earlier.

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Led by senior Everett Ward, Clovis High smashed several of the school records on Saturday that it broke in Friday’s preliminary competition of the state swimming meet at Albuquerque Academy. Ward posted the school’s first state event champion, taking the boys 100 backstroke in 51.86 seconds, and was in on four […]

Bronchos’ rally falls short against Coyotes

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com MELROSE — Early struggles from the free throw line and missed opportunities around the basket coach Grady’s boys dearly on Saturday. The Bronchos made a belated run at San Jon in a District 4-1A playoff for the top seed in this week’s tournament, and the Coyotes held on late […]

Area prep basketball standings — Feb. 21

BOYS District 4-6A     Dist.    All     W-L    W-L Hobbs    5-1    25-2 Carlsbad    5-1    19-6 Alamagordo    1-5    9-17 Clovis    1-5    5-21 Thursday’s games Carlsbad 66, Clovis 31 Hobbs 90, Alamogordo 59 Regular season ends Saturday’s game Playoff for first place At Artesia Hobbs 71, Carlsbad 57 District tournament (Seeds in parentheses) Tuesday’s game (4) Clovis […]

Hounds fall short at Tarleton

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men tried to keep Tarleton State out of a share of the top spot in the Lone Star Conference on Saturday, but the 11th-ranked Texans were just  a little too tough. ENMU stayed within six points of Tarleton until about the 13-minute mark of the second […]