STATE SMALL-SCHOOL TRACK: Vixens capture 10th title in row

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner’s girls just keep racking up state track titles. The Vixens extended their record streak of state titles to 10 under coach Lisa McMath, winning the Class 2A crown on Saturday night with 96 points for 62 for district rival Logan. Fort Sumner won five individual events and three relays […]

CHS golf squads headed for 6A state tournament

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Clovis High junior Hannah Reid pitches the ball toward the green during practice on Friday. The Lady Wildcats have qualified six players for next week’s Class 6A state tournament at The Canyon Club in Albuquerque.

By Dave Wagner     Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls were already safely into the Class 6A state tournament, having easily surpassed the required three team legs to qualify. In addition, the five members of the varsity squad had each notched individual berths. Marissa Waters, the only senior on the squad, was one leg short, […]

Tigers post wins on first day of state track meet; Barnard wins long jump

STAFF REPORT ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Lauren Stone and sophomore Lacy Ferguson of Elida posted first-day wins in the Class 1A girls portion of the small-school state track meet on Friday at the University of New Mexico’s track facility. Stone took first place in high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches. She actually tied with Springer […]

Portales tops Socorro 16-1 in first round, winning streak at 11

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Portales senior shortstop Kiersten Ramirez winds up for a throw to first for the putout in the third inning.

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com The 3-0 pitch looked low to Victoria Cordova, and she started her jog to first before a “not so fast, my friend” strike call from home plate. No matter. After a laugh, the Portales senior third baseman looked for another opportunity. She hit the next pitch for an RBI […]

Wolverines’ Dickerman, Karger set for next level

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Texico senior Brannon Karger will play basketball next season at NCAA Division III Hardin Simmons in Abilene, Texas. Karger averaged nearly 19 points and eight rebounds in helping the Wolverines win the state Class 3A boys championship in March.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — Texico senior Brannon Karger has known since seventh grade what sport he would pursue at the high school and collegiate levels — basketball. He has agreed to continue the sport at NCAA Division III Hardin Simmons in Abilene, Texas, beginning next season. The D-III level does not […]

ENMU women add guard

Staff report PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has added Grants senior point guard Haley Hall for its 2016-17 campaign, according to a release from the team. Hall was a three-time all-district first-team selection, and was the District 5-5A player of the year as a junior for the Lady Pirates. She […]

ENMU has four finalists for athletic director position

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The pool of finalist candidates to replace Jeff Geiser as Eastern New Mexico University’s athletic director has been set. Jeff Long, ENMU’s Vice President of Student Affairs, and the head of the athletic director search committee,  said there are four finalists who are expected to make campus visits over […]

ENMU adds Division-I transfer for 2016-17 women’s hoops

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team added a Division-I transfer for its 2016-17 campaign, according to a release from the college. Daeshianna McCants, a 6-foot-1 post who played last season at Texas-El Paso, will be a junior next year for the Greyhounds. McCants is a Las Cruces native who helped Mayfield […]

Two ENMU track athletes named to LSC academic team

Staff report Two members of Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s track team were named to the Lone Star Conference’s all-academic team, according to a release from the school. Amber Saiz and Alexis Aguirre were two of a dozen female athletes honored by the conference, along with 11 male athletes. Student-athletes must carry a grade point […]

Clovis’ Jones to join ENMU hoops squad

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Shelby Jones, who helped Clovis win the 2013 Class 5A championship as a sophomore, will join ENMU’s women’s basketball team next season.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Current ENMU freshman and Clovis High graduate Shelby Jones will join the Greyhounds women’s basketball team for the 2016-17 season. The 6-foot-1 Jones will probably play either power forward or center for the Hounds. She is also a member of the ENMU track team. As a CHS student, Jones […]

Q&A: Crockett basketball tour continues overseas

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A series of photos from Jaye Crockett's Instagram account shows a dunk for Massagno, the Switzerland team he played for this season.

The worldwide Jaye Crockett basketball tour has just finished up its most recent stop, and the 2010 Clovis High graduate has no plans to stop it. Crockett, who played in Italy in his first season after graduating from Texas Tech, just finished up his season with Switzerland-based Massagno, averaging 21 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.7 […]

Lady Cats win district golf title; Cats second

Staff report RUIDOSO — Clovis High’s girls held off Hobbs and Alamogordo to capture the District 4-6A golf title on Monday, their first crown since 2011. Sophomores Sydni Hill and Raquel Anaya shot scores of 83 and 86, respectively, as the Lady Wildcats finished at 349, four strokes ahead of the Lady Eagles and seven […]

Clovis baseball team misses 6A tournament

STAFF REPORT Three of the four District 4-6A teams made both the state baseball and state softball tournament. The Clovis Wildcats were the other in both cases, as a slew of close games cost the baseball team a berth in the brackets released Sunday. In baseball Carlsbad is the No. 2 seed and will host […]

Wolverines receive top seed in 3A

STAFF REPORT The Texico Wolverines have been named the No. 1 seed in the Class 3A state baseball tournament. The Wolverines (21-4) will host a 6 p.m. Wednesday first-round game against 16th-seeded Tohatchi. Of Texico’s four losses, two have been inside Class 3A and the other came to Class 4A New Mexico Military Institute. The […]

Saturday area district track results — April 30

At Fort Sumner DISTRICT 6-2A Boys High-point individual: Damien Lowry, Logan 27 1/2. Team standings: 1. Fort Sumner 168 1/2; 2. Logan 129 1/2; 3. Melrose 64; 4. Dora 24. Area results Field events Shot put: 3. Caleb Terrell, Fort Sumner 37-7 3/4; 4. Calin Wood 37-7 1/2.; 5. Hunter Sparks, Fort Sumner 35-2 1/4; […]

Vixens’ guard tabs OPSU

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Fort Sumner’s Kylie Daughtery has signed a letter of intent to play basketball next season at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

By Kevin Wilson Managing editor kwilson@cnjonline.com There wasn’t a moment when Kylie Daugherty first realized she could play basketball at the college level. Rather, no moment ever convinced her she didn’t have that shot. “I’ve always liked basketball, and my brothers were really good athletes,” said the Fort Sumner senior. “I never really counted myself […]

WT notches series sweep against ENMU

Staff report CANYON, Texas — The struggling Eastern New Mexico University baseball team held West Texas A&M in relative check on Saturday, but the Greyhounds couldn’t get much going with the bats and dropped 5-3 and 3-0 Lone Star Conference decisions to the Buffaloes as WT completed a three-game sweep. In Friday’s series opener, WT […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores — April 30

First game New Mexico Military 2, Texico 1 NMMI    000  200  0 — 2    2    1 Texico    001  000  0 — 1    5    2 Eli Aguilar and Jake Guerrero; Dalton Thatcher, Ben Crist (5) and Brock Thompson. W — Aguilar. L — Thatcher. Top hitters — New Mexico Military: Frank Marchi 1-3; Danny Jaramillo 1-3. […]

ENMU softball players honored by LSC

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University softball team were named to All-Lone Star Conference squads during a banquet on Thursday prior to the start of the league’s postseason tournament. Junior second baseman Audrey Velasquez and junior shortstop Susannah Chandler were named to the second team, while senior catcher […]

Alamo blanks Lady Cats twice

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — To put it mildly, it’s been a nightmarish run through District 4-6A play for the Clovis High softball team. On Friday, it ended on another rough note. Senior Sierra Gentry tossed a one-hitter in the first game and a four-hitter in the nightcap as Alamogordo ran past the Lady Wildcats 9-0 […]