Texico, Melrose ready for state quarterfinals

Staff report Texico and Melrose are set for quarterfinal matchups today in state baseball competition. The Wolverines (15-8), seeded eighth in the original 16-team Class 3A field, face top-seeded Lordsburg (14-3) at 4 p.m. at the University of New Mexico’s Lobo Field in a rematch of last year’s then-Class 2A quarters, in which the No. […]

Vixens post record ninth state title in row

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Lisa McMath remains perfect as Fort Sumner’s girls track coaches — nine seasons at the helm, nine state titles. The Vixens accomplished the feat on Saturday, finishing with 79 points to 72 for runnerup Jal in the Class 2A state meet at Albuquerque. The win breaks the state record […]

CHS struggles on first day of 6A golf

Staff report FARMINGTON — Clovis High’s golfer struggled Monday to get used to the undulation around the greens in Pinon Hills Golf Course, site of the Class 6A state tournament. For the boys, junior Jake Foster shot 44-40 — 84, and is five shots out of the hunt for 6A all-state and medal honors. Meantime, […]

Szych nabs provisional qualifying mark

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior  Klaudia Szych earned one of two wins for Eastern New Mexico University’s women over the weekend in Lone Star Conference track meet, also breaking a school and LSC record in the process. Szych, a junior from Szczecin, Poland, ran a time of 2 minutes, 11.53 seconds in the […]

Saturday’s state small-school track results — May 9

At UNM track facility, Albuquerque Saturday’s results BOYS Class 3A Team standings: 1.  1. Clayton 82; 2. Santa Rosa 49 1/2; 3. Dexter 48; 4. Estancia 43 1/3; 5. Santa Fe Prep 37; 6. Pecos 36 1/3; 7. Texico 23 1/2; 8. Academy Tech 23; 9. Tucumcari 20; 10. Lordsburg 16; 11. Laguna Acoma 14; […]

Mayfield holds off Clovis in baseball series

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By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s baseball team put together a mighty comeback to stay alive in Saturday’s Class 6A state round-of-16 series against Mayfield at Bell Park. The Wildcats had another comeback in them in the deciding game. It just wasn’t quite enough. The Cats, who lost a 3-2 heartbreaker in Friday’s […]

Clovis golfers prep for state in Farmginton

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By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com It would probably be more fun for Clovis High junior Jake Foster in this week’s Class 6A boys state golf tournament if he went as part of a team. But even though the Wildcats came up short and will be represented only by Foster, he said there’s probably a […]

Cats, Lady Cats 2nd to Alamo in 4-6A track

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — Clovis High’s teams simply couldn’t keep up with Alamogordo in Friday’s District 4-6A track meet — and Hobbs and Carlsbad couldn’t keep up with CHS. The host school ran away with both divisions of the four-team meet. Alamo’s boys finished with 127 points to 79 for the Wildcats while the Lady […]

Friday’s state small-school track results

At UNM track facility, Albuquerque Boys Class 3A Team standings: 1. Santa Rosa 12 1/2; 2. Lordsburg 11; 3. Clayton 10; 4. Santa Fe Prep 9; 5. Academy Tech 7, 6. Loving 5 1/2; 7. (tie) Estancia and Pecos 5 1/3; 9. Dexter 5; 10. (tie) Texico and Tularosa 4 1/2; 12. (tie) Cottonwood and […]

Mayfield rallies to steal first game against Clovis

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Held in check for six innings by senior right-hander Landon Williams, Mayfield finally found some holes in the seventh. The Trojans parlayed four singles and a wild Clovis High relay into three runs, rallying for a 3-2 victory over the Wildcats in the opener of a Class 6A state […]

Portales cruises past Socorro in state softball first round

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Socorro didn’t exactly push Portales to the limit, but the visiting Warriors made the third-seeded Rams earn their way into the second round. The host Rams jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, but Socorro time and time again held off the huge Portales innings in […]

Huskies topple Portales in first game of series

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Portales shortstop Kailee Ramirez stretches for an errant throw as Socorro baserunner Aracely Alderete steals second base in the first inning of Friday’s Class 4A first-round game at Wheeler Park in Portales.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com With Joe Standley on the hill, the Hope Christian Huskies didn’t look like the typical No. 13 seed. Hope Christian’s ace had little trouble Friday night at Ram Field, allowing just two hits and six baserunners in a 6-0 win to help the Huskies take a 1-0 lead in […]

Prep tennis teams ousted

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High boys tennis team took care of business against Santa Fe High, but ran into a steamroller in top-seeded La Cueva and was eliminated in the quarterfinal round of Class 6A team tennis competition on Friday at the Jerry Cline Tennis Center. The eighth-seeded Wildcats beat the No. 9 […]

No. 7 Cats set to host 10th-seeded Mayfield

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Clovis High senior Jordan Holguin puts down a bunt during Thursday’s practice at Bell Park. The Wildcats, seeded seventh in the NMAA’s 16-team Class 6A state baseball tournament, host No. 10 Mayfield in a best-of-3, first-round series starting tonight at Bell Park.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s baseball team is preparing to host state competition for what is believed to be the first time when the Wildcats, seeded seventh in the 16-team NMAA Class 6A field, face No. 10 Mayfield. The best-of-3, round-of-16 series begins with a 7 p.m. game today at Bell Park, […]

State baseball: Wolverines ground Hawks

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Texico eighth-grader Dalton Thatcher catches a pop fly in short left field during the second inning of Wednesday’s Class 3A round-of-16 baseball game against Laguna Acoma at Texico. Thatcher delivered four singles at the plate to help the Wolverines advance with an 11-3 win over the Hawks.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — Roles will be reversed when No. 8 seed Texico meets top-seeded Lordsburg in Wednesday’s Class 3A state quarterfinals at the University of New Mexico’s Lobo Field. Last year, the Mavericks came into the then-Class 2A quarterfinals as the eighth seed, but sent top-seeded Texico home early with […]

Clovis teams edged in state doubles play

Staff report Both of Clovis’ doubles teams were defeated in Albuquerque Wednesday, with tiebreaker setbacks paving the way to two-set losses at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex in Albuquerque. In boys play, Tristen Pautler and R.J. Alvarado dropped a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 decision to Daniel Wilson and Dylan Pfeiff of Cibola. In girls doubles, Rylie […]

CHS basketball camp set

The Clovis Wildcat Boys Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 8-11 at the CHS Gym, with 9 a.m.-noon sessions for players entering grades K-5 and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. sessions for players entering grades 6-9. Registration is $60 through May 31 and $70 after. Information: Scott Robinson, 714-0510 or scott.robinson@clovis-schools.org.

CHS gears for 6A state tennis

Staff report Clovis High will have one boys doubles and one girls doubles competing against Cibola opponents in the opening round of the two-day Class 6A state tennis tournament at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex in Albuquerque. The girls tandem of seniors Rylie Lee and Breanna Smith is seeded sixth and  will face unseeded seniors […]

Former WT player, assistant hired by ENMU

Staff report PORTALES — Former West Texas A&M player and assistant coach Jennifer Brock has been hired as a women’s basketball assistant at Eastern New Mexico University. “We’re extremely excited that Jennifer has decided to join us,” ENMU women’s coach Josh Prock said. “We feel she’ll be an asset to our program, both on and […]

Cats earn No. 7 seed, host Mayfield

Staff report Clovis High’s baseball team will be playing at home for the first round of the Class 6A state tournament. The Wildcats (17-9) were given the No. 7 seed in this weekend’s round-of-16 and will entertain 10th-seeded Mayfield (13-10) in a best of three series, starting with a 7 p.m. contest on Friday night […]