Hounds host Kingsville for Homecoming

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University and Texas A&M-Kingsville will both be looking to end two-game losing streaks when the team collide in a 3 p.m. Lone Star Conference matchup today at Blackwater Draw. ENMU (2-2, 0-2 LSC) is trying to right the ship against the Javelinas (1-3, 0-2) after consecutive […]

Second-half goal lifts WT past Hounds

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ENMU midfielder Carlos Viveros fights for positioning with West Texas A&M defender Ryan Kennedy during the second half of Thursday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. The Buffaloes edged the Greyhounds 1-0.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com PORTALES — West Texas A&M men’s soccer coach Butch Lauffer concluded the Buffaloes would only beat Eastern New Mexico goalkeeper James Gutierrez on Thursday with a fluke or a spectacular play. The Buffaloes got the latter, with Christian Suthers’ 53rd-minute goal stood up in a 1-0 victory at the […]

Lady Cats drop four-set match at Artesia

Staff report ARTESIA — Clovis High’s volleyball team pulled out a long second set to pull even with Artesia on Thursday night, but the Lady Wildcats were unable to sustain the momentum. The Lady Bulldogs dominated sets three and four to claim a 25-16, 29-31, 25-12, 25-15 win and improve to 10-3 for the season. […]

Foxes win late

Staff report FORT SUMNER — Junior Hunter Sparks, filling in at quarterback for injured starter Jude Segura, went over from the 1-yard-line with 12 seconds left to give Fort Sumner a 35-28 win over the Lovington junior varsity on Thursday night. Sparks caught an 8-yard TD pass from Segura to stake Fort Sumner (4-2) to […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 1

Melrose 3, Mountainair 0 Mountainair    17    13    23 Melrose    25    25    25 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Addisen Dial 13, Reagan Carthel 11, Taylor Bostwick 6, Ember Woods 6. Blocks — Hannah Wofford 2, three tied with 1. Digs — Carthel 10, Bostwick 8. Aces — Wofford 5, Cailey Payne 4, Bostwick 3. Assists — […]

Cats cross state line to take on Frenship

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Clovis senior Kurt Kelley scans for room upfield on a kickoff return during Wednesday’s practice at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis will try to stop a two-game losing streak tonight at Wofforth Frenship.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com While he’d much rather be undefeated, Wofforth Frenship coach Brad Davis thinks the Tigers could be worse than 3-1. “We’ve played some really good competition,” Davis said. “All of the games except El Paso Burges have been very close. The competition has been outstanding, and the games have been […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 2

Capitan at Texico When: 7 p.m. today Records: Capitan 2-2, Texico 2-3 Last week: Capitan had an open date, while Texico lost at Farwell 48-0. Last year: The teams did not play. They haven’t faced each other for several years. Of note: The Wolverines are a bit banged up after the Farwell game, coach Ryan […]

CHS soccer teams beat Hobbs

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Clovis High senior Samantha Meza fights for positioning on a ball with Hobbs defender Allison Munoz in the first half of Tuesday’s District 4-6A girls soccer match  at Leon Williams Stadium. The Lady Wildcats scored twice early in the second half to post a 2-0 win over the Lady Eagles.

Staff report In a matter of moments, Clovis High’s girls took control of Tuesday’s District 4-6A soccer match against Hobbs at Leon Williams Stadium. Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis High senior Samantha Meza fights for positioning on a ball with Hobbs defender Allison Munoz in the first half of Tuesday’s District 4-6A girls soccer match  […]

ENMU falls short against unbeaten Aggies

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University nearly got its first Lone Star Conference volleyball win on Tuesday night — and nearly knocked Cameron from the ranks of the unbeaten as well. The Aggies, though, rallied from a two-set deficit to post a 22-25, 22-25, 25-12, 25-15, 15-9 win to improve to 12-0 […]

Area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 26, 29

Tuesday Texico 3, Tucumcari 0 Texico    25    25    25 Tucumcari    9    19    12 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 26, Brianna Reyna 7. Blocks — Maryelle Dickerman 1, Gannon 1. Digs — Jaden Stephens 8, Reyna 5. Aces — Stephens 5, Reyna 4 , Gannon 1. Assists — Audrey Wren 21, Kaylee Miller 11. […]

ENMU women third at Sul Ross rodeo

Staff report ALPINE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo finished third while the men were 11th over the weekend in competition hosted by Sul Ross State. The ENMU women scored 80 points, highlighted by a win in goat-tying by sophomore Lindsey Adcock, who also won the short round and the average. Celie […]

No. 9 St. Ed’s routs Hounds 8-0

Staff report AUSTIN, Texas — The St. Edward’s men’s soccer team is on a serious early-season roll, as Eastern New Mexico University found out on Sunday. The Hilltoppers, ranked ninth in NCAA Division II, broke a scoreless tie with four goals in a 10-minute span late in the half and went on to rout the […]

No. 20 Lions rally late to get past Hounds

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Texas A&M-Commerce put together two long-but-quick scoring drives in the fourth quarter on Saturday and the Lions, ranked 20th in NCAA Division II, rallied for a 42-31 Lone Star Conference football victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Junior running back Richard Cooper rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns on […]

CAT TRACKS: Cats take rare loss on FG

Staff report The Wildcats have had a few nailbiter losses at Rio Rancho High over the last few years, including a 62-59 overtime loss in 2013 and a 21-17 setback in 2009 decided by an end zone interception. But Friday’s 37-34 setback — ending on a John Finnegan 37-yard field goal as time expired — […]

Cats whitewash Cavemen

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Clovis High freshman forward Elias Ortega hits the ball square on a goal in the first half of Saturday’s District 4-6A contest against Carlsbad at the Yucca complex. Ortega had two goals and an assist in the first half as the Wildcats posted a 5-0 win over the Cavemen.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com It took the Carlsbad Cavemen a while to adjust to Clovis High’s strategy in Saturday’s District 4-6A boys soccer opener at the Yucca complex. By the time they did, suffice it to say it was too late. Freshman forward Elias Ortega scored two goals and added an assist in […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 26

District 4-1A Floyd 3, Grady 0 Floyd    25    25    26 Grady    19    17    24 Grady individual statistics Kills — Yara Sotelo 8, Sage Starbuck 6. Blocks — none. Digs — Morgan Borden 9, Starbuck 5, Sotelo 4. Aces — Sotelo 3, Starbuck 2, Borden 1, Timia Northcutt 1. Assists — Jasmine Gonzales 15. Records — […]

TexAnns sweep Hounds

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State completed a sweep of four matches in five days on Saturday, handing Eastern New Mexico University a 26-24, 25-12, 25-21 Lone Star Conference volleyball setback. ENMU (6-8, 0-4 LSC) had chances to win the first and third sets. The Greyhounds took a 24-23 lead in Game 1 with […]

CHS ROUNDUP: Lady Cats gain two-OT tie with Cavegirls

Staff report CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s girls were an eyelash away from their first soccer win all-time over Carlsbad on Saturday. Instead, the Lady Wildcats had to settle for the first tie. Junior Tessa Graham scored her second goal in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, and the teams finished in a 2-2 […]

Hounds whip Dustdevils

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ENMU’s Jenna Sievers gets a shot past Texas A&M International goalkeeper Chelsea Knaack for a 3-0 first-half lead in Saturday’s women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. Sievers also had an assist in the 4-1 victory.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com A late start due to a scheduling mixup with officials didn’t slow the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team on Saturday. Coach Omar Morales may wish it happens more often after his team cruised past Texas A&M International 4-1 at the ENMU pitch. The Greyhounds did all their […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Rattlers rally, top Hounds

Staff report SAN ANTONIO — Eastern New Mexico University scored in the first minute of the match, then was shut out the rest of the way. St. Mary’s took control with three second half goals and handed the Greyhounds (3-1-2) their first loss of the season on Friday night, a 3-1 decision. Junior forward Ryan […]