Clovis basketball capsules

Boys Hope Christian at Clovis When: 7 p.m. today at The Rock Records: Clovis 4-15, Hope Christian 14-4 Last meeting: The Huskies beat the Wildcats 81-36 in the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational on Dec. 11. Last time out: The Huskies defeated Bosque 78-46 at home on Tuesday. Clovis dropped a 73-70 decision […]

New Mexico fishing report — Jan. 22

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: Closed for the season. Cimarron […]

Commerce keeps Hounds winless in LSC

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — The Texas A&M-Commerce Lions improved to 8-0 at home, as Darrell Williams had 26 points to lead four in double figures and also grabbed 14 rebounds in a 91-67 victory Wednesday night over Eastern New Mexico University. LaDon Carnegie scored 22 poins and dished out 11 assists for Commerce (14-3, 3-1), […]

Zia comeback falls short at Commerce

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico couldn’t quite dig its way out of two holes in a row. The Zias cut a 20-point second-half deficit to four with 100 seconds to play, but could get no closer as Texas A&M-Commerce survived with a 70-62 win in their Lone Star Conference game Wednesday night. […]

Akajiobi filling void for Hounds

CMI correspondent: Rick White
Iyke Akajiobi has averaged 4.3 points and five rebounds in four games since joining the Greyhounds in January.

By Rick White Correspondent Like most boys in Nigeria, Iyke Akajiobi grew up playing “football” — soccer to Americans. He’d seen a basketball game or two on television, but never had played it until he moved to the United States at age 15. His initiation was awkward. “I dribbled with two hands and I didn’t […]

Lovington overhauls Cats

Staff report LOVINGTON — After playing quite possibly their best quarter of the season in the third period on Tuesday, Clovis High’s boys just couldn’t quite hang on. Six-foot-8 senior Stephen Lennox took over down the stretch, scoring 15 of his game-high 28 points in the final period as Lovington rallied to beat the Wildcats […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Jan. 20

BOYS Santa Rosa 70, Texico 62 Texico (10-6) — Justin Rucker 16, Brendan Clark 2, Rodrick Dean 12, Tanner Dickerman 3, Brannon Karger 14, Braden Fraze 9, Mason Golden 2, Mason Phipps 4, Totals 23 11-17 62. Santa Rosa (12-2) — Isaac Velasquez 10, Joaquin Lopez 4, Jacob Sanchez 5, Torello 10, Pryce Marez 2, […]

Big first half carries Lady Cats past Portales

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Clovis High senior Dee Briggins shoots from the lane and draws a foul from McKenzie Bucksath of Portales during the second half of Tuesday’s girls matchup at Portales. The Lady Wildcats improved to 16-2 with a 57-42 victory. over the Lady Rams.

Staff report PORTALES — Thank goodness for a good start, Clovis High girls basketball coach Jeff Reed said. That wasn’t the real Portales High squad in the first half, said his counterpart, Lady Rams coach Wade Fraze. Clovis jumped on PHS for a 28-9 halftime lead and played the Lady Rams even the rest of […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 21

MEN ENMU at Texas A&M-Commerce • When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Commerce, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-10 (0-4 LSC), Texas A&M-Commerce 13-3 (2-1) • Last year: The Lions went 2-1 against the Greyhounds last year, including a 74-73 win in the LSC tournament quarterfinals. During the regular season, […]

CHS basketball capsules — Jan. 20

BOYS Clovis at Lovington When: 7 p.m. today Records: Clovis 4-14, Lovington 9-7 Last meeting: The Wildcats lost to Lovington 54-49 at The Rock on Jan. 9. Last time out: Clovis dropped back-to-back games in the Albuquerque area over the weekend, losing at Class 6A top-ranked Rio Rancho Cleveland 72-56 on Friday and at Atrisco […]

Fast start lifts Jaguars to victory over Cats

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s boys simply dug themselves a hole on Saturday night that they couldn’t escape. Atrisco Heritage built a 28-12 first-quarter lead and coasted from there to a 79-56 victory over the Wildcats, completing a back-to-back for CHS to the Albuquerque metro area. Senior guard Johnny  Rodriguez led four Atrisco Heritage […]

CHS squads 3rd, 5th at Academy meet

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s swimming teams got to see some of the competition they’ll likely face in next month’s state meet in Saturday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational. The CHS girls finished third while the boys were fifth in the meet, which also happens to be the site of the state competition Feb. 20-21. Host […]

Zias erase 22-point deficit, top Angelo

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Talk about being hopelessly out of it. Eastern New Mexico University’s women had just five field goals and were down by 22 points with less than 17 minutes left on Saturday. Then everything suddenly kicked in and the Zias went on a 41-11 run over the next 14 1/2 […]

Rams roll past Hounds

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior guard Marsell Holden scored a career-best 26 points and senior guard Raijon Kelly was perfect from the floor and the free throw line for a season-high 22 points as Angelo State rolled to a 112-91 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. […]

Friday area prep summaries — Jan. 16

BOYS Springer 62, Fort Sumner 57 Springer — Uriel Urquijo 12, Anthony Romero 21, Estevaqn Romero 15, Isaiah Garcia 5, Zac Caldwell 9. Totals 21 13-20 62. Fort Sumner (3-8) — Brett Marshall 1, Brant West 12, Kyle Idtensohn 3, Raymond Drake 8, Hunter Sparks 11, Garrett Hisel 22. Totals 18 16-29 57. Springer    16   […]

Lady Cat subs step up against Storm

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High freshman Teya Morris steals the ball from Rio Rancho Cleveland junior Megan Bass during Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Morris scored seven in the Lady Wildcats’ 65-32 win over the Storm.

By Dave Wagner Coming off their first home loss in nearly four years, Clovis High’s girls tried to start a new streak on Friday without two-time New Mexico player of the year Danni Williams. The senior guard sat out Friday’s game against Rio Rancho Cleveland at Rock Staubus Gym with a blister on her […]

Cleveland holds off Clovis boys

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Facing the top team in the state in Class 6A, Clovis High’s boys played well in long stretches on Friday. It was the bad stretches which got them. Rio Rancho Cleveland finished off a 29-point second quarter with a 7-0 run, then held the Wildcats to six points  in the […]

Dora teams sweep by Gateway Christian

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Dora senior Taylor Dillard goes up for a layup over Gateway Christian defenders during the first half of Dora’s Friday match against Gateway Christian.

By Derek Major The Dora Coyotes played a doubleheader against Gateway Christian Friday night, and the host Coyotes got a big lift in each. Taylor Dillard outscored the visiting Warriors with a game-high 25 in just three quarters of the girls’ 53-24 win, while Dalton Privett had 27 points in the boys’ 66-47 victory. […]

Rams steal win with late 3-pointer

Staff report SANTA FE — Junior Ramirez hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with three seconds left off a Portales steal, helping the Rams steal a 40-39 win over Las Vegas Robertson on Friday at the St. Michael’s Shootout. It was Portales’ second victory over Robertson within a week. The Rams (6-8) notched a 59-50 win over […]

ENMU softball coach takes on compliance position

Eastern New Mexico University has named Kristen Soukop assistant athletic director for compliance and communications. Soukop will retain her duties as Zia softball coach, ENMU Athletic Director Jeff Geiser said in a release. Responsibilities include overseeing the monitoring of compliance issues and athletic department records, tracking funancial summary and assisting in academic athletic counseling. Soukop, […]