Friday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 5

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 51, Dexter 30 Texico (12-5, 1-0) — Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon Karger 8, Dalton Thatcher 17, Brock Thompson 2, Braden Fraze 11, Mason Golden 3, Nathan Phipps 6, Paden McDermid 2. Totals 18 10-16 51. Dexter (10-11, 1-0) — Greg Gabaldon 12, David Morales 3, Jonah Chavez 7, Brandon Silvas 6, […]

Clovis girls grab first district win

Alamogordo News photo: Peter Dindinger
Clovis sophomore Teya Morris takes a baseline jumper in Friday’s District 4-6A game at Alamogordo High School. Morris scored nine points in Clovis’ 48-34 victory.

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — It’s not very often this season that the free throw line has been a friend for the Clovis High girls basketball team. Friday night against District 4-6A foe Alamogordo, though, it certainly was. The Lady Wildcats converted 20-of-28 from the line, including 18-of-22 in the final period to help seal a […]

Alamogordo edges Clovis for first district win

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis senior David Griego looks for the shot against the defense of Alamogordo sophomore Dee Smith of Friday night’s District 4-6A game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Griego had three points in Clovis’ 62-60 loss to Alamogordo.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR With less than 12 seconds to play, the Alamogordo Tigers gave a glimpse into why they had a nine-game losing skid coming into Rock Staubus Gymnasium. But over the last few ticks, the Tigers rode a combination of key defensive plays and missed Clovis opportunities into a 62-60 win […]

ENMU basketball capsules, Feb. 6

ENMU at Angelo State Men • When: 4 p.m. today at San Angelo, Texas • Records: ENMU 6-14 (2-6 Lone Star Conference), Angelo State 16-4 (4-4) • Last meeting: Jan. 16, the Rams rallied from 16 points down with 11 minutes left and eight down in the final minute to beat ENMU 70-68 at Greyhound […]

Portales teams roll over East Mountain

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER SANDIA PARK — Another district game, another win for both basketball teams from Portales. This time the Rams and Lady Rams defeated their District 4-4A rival East Mountain in impressive fashion. The first was a 72-13 shellacking by the Lady Rams while the boys dominated the Timberwolves in an […]

ENMU baseball team looks to improve

By Matthew Asher Staff writer PORTALES — On Saturday, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team begins its 2016 campaign with a trip to Goodwell, Okla. to take on the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies for three games. Last year, ENMU finished 16-30 overall and 11-21 in the Lone Star Conference, but the Hounds still […]

CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 5

BOYS Alamogordo at Clovis • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-6A game at The Rock • Radio: KCLV-AM 1240, or streaming online at • Records: Alamogordo 6-16 (0-2), Clovis 3-16 (0-2) • Last year: The Tigers won two of three matchups. Clovis won at Alamo 65-64 while the Tigers prevailed at The […]

Thursday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 4

BOYS District 6-2A Fort Sumner 58, Logan 55 Fort Sumner (11-12, 0-2) — Brant West 16, Kyle Idtensohn 8, Raymond Drake 2, Jude Segura 7, Noah Maxwell 9, Hunter Sparks 14, Tyler Riggins 2. Totals 22 10-13 56. Logan (10-10, 0-1) — Grady Loveland 7, Mike Estrada 7, Brinton Roach 20, Jared Lubera 3, Hayden […]

Six Wildcats commit to college programs

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR One family to the table, another goes out. One banner comes up, another comes down. That was the scene Wednesday morning, as half a dozen high school seniors made their last substitutions as Wildcat football players. The group each signed letters of intent to play at the college level, […]

Clovis’ Meza joins ENMU women’s soccer

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR Samantha Meza knew the first time she stepped on a soccer pitch at 9 years old that it was the sport for her. Nine years later, the Clovis senior sat at a table with teammates and family, assured in her choices. Meza, Clovis’ career scoring leader and a captain […]

Gattis eyes 17-0 mark

Staff report Gattis Middle School’s eighth-grade team will look to continue a perfect season Thursday night in the Border Conference Tournament. The team will host Hobbs Highland Middle School, the No. 4 seed, in a 5:30 p.m. game at Gattis. With a 58-35 victory over Yucca Middle School on Monday, Gattis brings a 16-0 record […]

ENMU football signs 36

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Signing day has come and gone. For Eastern New Mexico University, this meant bolstering their defensive line. On a signing day with a mix of local talent and athletes from other points, six of the 36 new signees will be working on that position come training camp. “The defensive […]

Hounds hold on against Kingsville

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER PORTALES — As the seconds ticked away in the second half of ENMU’s game Wednesday night, one could be forgiven if it felt like the Greyhounds were on their way to losing another Lone Star Conference game they led throughout. Fortunately for the Hounds, ENMU prevented a last-second collapse […]

ENMU women breeze by Javelinas

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Eastern New Mexico University forward Kassandra Harris scores on a second-quarter layup for two of her game-high 20 points in the Hounds’ 67-42 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR PORTALES — When your opponent is coming onto your court with a 5-39 record over two seasons, a 25-game conference losing streak and a 14-point loss when they hosted you, there aren’t many ways you imagine them beating you. But you can never be too sure when a Lone […]

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 2

Staff photos: Tony Bullocks
sophomore Cade Barnard drives in for a lay up in the first half of Tuesday’s night District 6-2A boys game at Melrose. Barnard scored 26 points as the Buffaloes posted a 66-51 victory over the Foxes.

BOYS District 6-2A Melrose 66, Fort Sumner  51 Fort Sumner (11-11, 0-2) — Brant West 15, Kyle Idtensohn 2, Raymond Drake 17, Jude Segura 5, Noah Maxwell 2, Hunter Sparks 6, Tyler Riggins 4. Totals 20 5-8 51. Melrose (16-3, 2-0) — Cade Barnard 26, Chris Fisher 3, Wyatt Williams 14, Rowdy Allen 5, Jordan […]

Five CHS athletes set to sign today

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor A quintet of Clovis High athletes are planning to sign national letters of intent today, with two expected to join Eastern New Mexico University. The four football signees include tight end Roland Chavez to Division I Northern Arizona, quarterback Daulton Hatley and tackle David Griego to Southeastern Oklahoma, and […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 3

Texas A&M-Kingsville at ENMU MEN • When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: Texas A&M-Kingsville 9-9 (1-6 Lone Star Conference), ENMU 5-14 (1-6) • Last meeting: Jan. 13, the Javelinas beat ENMU 74-61 at Kingsville. • Last time out: Both teams played and lost on Saturday, Kingsville falling 74-71 at Angelo State and […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries — Jan. 30

BOYS Non-district Melrose 68, Mora 62 Mora (13-5) — Travis Romero 9, Santiago Laumbach 9, Emmerick Martinez 7, Sidney Sena 4, Ryan Duran 1, Casimiro Fresquez 32. Totals 23 13-22 62. Melrose (15-3) — Cade Barnard 23, Chris Fisher 3, Wyatt Williams 18, Rowdy Allen 3, Jordan Jasso 5, Braden Hemminger 13, Jared Lee 3. […]

Ex-CHS star Blackmon reviving career at junior college

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor D.J. Blackmon’s college basketball career was grounded at Fort Lewis before it even got a chance to take off. Two years later, the Clovis High graduate is hoping to be part of a second regional championship and possibly get another chance at a four-year school. Blackmon, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound […]

ENMU collects four providsional qualifiers at Pittsburg St. meet

Staff report PITTSBURG, Kansas — Eastern New Mexico University’s indoor track and field team got four provisional qualifications for NCAA Division II national competition in Friday’s Pittsburg State Invitational. The women’s distance medley team, including Amber Saiz, Kiana Covington, Klaudia Szych and Sabrina Huelga finished first with a time of 12 minutes, 8.8 seconds, more […]