Friday area prep summaries — Feb. 20

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Texico senior Rodrick Dean takes off for the basket on a layup attempt during the Wolverines’ District 4-3A game against Eunice on Friday night at Texico. The Wolverines beat the Cardinals 73-59, and will face Loving in a 6 p.m. tiebreaker game for the district regular-season title on Monday at Tatum.

Boys District 4-3A Texico 73, Eunice 59 Eunice (16-9, 2-4) — Brett Hobbs 11, Ivan Zamora 7, Donovan Nichols 15, Armando Rodriguez 4, Bryce Jenkins 5, Jose Luis Rodriguez 12, Emmanuel Gonzales 5. Totals 22 8-11 59. Texico (15-9, 5-1) — Justin Rucker 26, Rodrick Dean 9, Brannon Karger 22, Juan Estrada 2, Braden Fraze […]

Portales notches district sweep

z Staff report SANDIA PARK — The Portales boys basketball team will carry plenty of momentum into the championship game of next week’s District 4-4A tournament. Jeremie Karnbaye led four players in double figures with 18 points on Friday night and the Rams clobbered East Mountain 81-41 to complete a perfect run through District 4-4A. […]

LCU wins late over Hounds

Staff report MIDLAND, Texas — Lubbock Christian was nothing if not efficient Friday night. The Chaparrals parlayed seven hits, one walk, a hit batsman and three Eastern New Mexico University errors into a 7-3 win over the Greyhounds in the opener of a three-game series at Security Bank Ballpark, home of Midland’s minor league team. […]

Zias post pair of 6-1 wins over Newman

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Freshman Simone Laurenz of Portales hit a game-breaking, two-run triple to right field in the seventh inning and Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team completed a 6-1, 6-1 sweep of Newman on Friday in the Lady Buff Invite, hosted by West Texas A&M. The Zias (9-3) face St. Edward’s (9-6), […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 21

MEN ENMU at Tarleton State • When: 6 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Stephenville, Texas • Records: ENMU 7-18 (0-12 LSC), Tarleton State 23-2 (10-2) • Last meeting: The Texans defeated ENMU 89-64 on Jan. 24 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Greyhounds lost at home to Texas […]

Lady Cats turn back Carlsbad

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Clovis senior Dee Briggins splits Carlsbad defenders Hannah Johns, left, and Rylan Gonsalez during the first half of Tuesday’s District 4-6A girls matchup at The Rock. The Lady Cats improved to 24-2 for the season with a 36-27 win over the Cavegirls.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer It wasn’t exactly the prettiest win in the world, but Clovis High girls basketball coach Jeff Reed will gladly take it. The Lady Wildcats got off to a slow start, scrapped back to take the lead just before halftime and stayed in control most of the second half in […]

Cavemen romp past Cats

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Cavemen were on a mission Tuesday night, and there was little Clovis High’s boys could do to slow them down. Especially in the second quarter, when the Cavemen went on a 23-2 rampage en route to a 66-31 District 4-6A win over the Wildcats. Carlsbad (19-5, 5-1) shared the […]

Thursday area prep summaries — Feb. 19

Boys District 6-2A Melrose 68, Fort Sumner 51 Fort Sumner (4-17, 0-6) — Brant West 5, Kyle Idtensohn 2, Raymond Drake 9, Hunter Sparks 16, Tyler Riggins 4, Garrett Hisel 15. Totals 21 8-17 51. Melrose (15-6, 5-0) — Sterling Sena 4, Cade Barnard 19, Tell Bostwick 4, Wyatt Williams 10, Rowdy Allen 2, Jared […]

Pioneers post win over Zias

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ENMU junior guard Jaylyn Cooper of Texico shoots over a pair of Texas Woman’s defenders during Thursday’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Zias dropped a 64-62 decision to TWU.

By Derek Major Staff writer PORTALES — Andrea Mapua spoiled Eastern New Mexico University’s Senior Night, hitting a go-ahead runner with four seconds left, and visiting Texas Woman’s left Greyhound Arena with a 64-62 Lone Star Conference women’s basketball victory on Thursday night. After senior forward Tori Tucker hit a mid-range jumper to tie […]

CHS teams ready for state swimming

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Clovis High sophomore Jasmine White, left, and freshman Olivia Reeb work out during Tuesday’s practice session at Clovis Aquatic Center. Both will swim on two of the Lady Wildcats’ three relays in state competition this weekend at Albuquerque Academy, and each has also qualified in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Don’t get Vincent de Maio wrong. The Clovis High swimming coach wants his squads to garner as many points as possible in state competition, scheduled for today and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy. It’s just that he tries to think beyond that. “Our goal in this program is to improve […]

Zias rally to sweep Cowgirls


By Derek Major Staff writer The Zia softball team had timely hitting Wednesday, using a pair of comebacks to sweep New Mexico Highlands at Zia Field. Eastern New Mexico University (8-3) scored three in the ninth to edge the visiting Cowgirls 9-8, then used a three-run sixth to hold off NMHU 5-4. The Zias […]

Southwest strikes early, beats Greyhounds

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Greyhound second baseman Matthew Burks fields a chopper for the second out of the sixth inning of the Greyhounds’ Wednesday night game against the University of the Southwest. The visiting Mustangs defeated ENMU 8-1.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team came home looking to get well in Wednesday’s mid-week non-conference outing against university of the Southwest. Instead, it was the Hobbs-based Mustangs who left town feeling better about themselves. Leadoff man Trey Alcachupas had four hits and senior right-hander C.J. Romero […]

Commerce holds off Greyhounds

Staff report Eastern New Mexico guard John Gilliam tried his best to give his team their first Lone Star Conference win scoring 27 points, but it wasn’t enough as Texas A&M Commerce had four players score in double figures to take an 86-80 win Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena. Eastern was down early, but took […]

Clovis basketball capsules

BOYS Clovis at Carlsbad When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-6A game Records: Clovis 5-20 (1-4 district), Carlsbad 18-5 (4-1) Last meeting: Feb. 3, the Cavemen pulled out a 51-50 victory over the Wildcats at The Rock. Last time out: Clovis lost at home to Alamogordo 76-60 while the Cavemen edged Hobbs 66-63 at […]

Fishing report — Feb. 19

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for […]

Zias outlast Lions

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ENMU junior guard Sarah Stinnett takes the ball to the basket in Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference women’s basketball game at Greyhound Arena. Stinnett finished with 17 points, including the game-winning free throws with 1.2 seconds left in the Zias’ 81-79 victory.

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women had already qualified for the eight-team Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, coming up in early March in Allen, Texas. The Zias took a step toward improving their position on Tuesday night, pulling out an 81-79 win over Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Arena on junior guard Sarah […]

Tuesday area prep roundup — Feb. 17

SUMMARIES Boys District 4-3A Texico 69, Dexter 24 Texico (14-9, 4-1) — Justin Rucker 15, Rodrick Dean 6, Tanner Dickerman 4, Brandon Karger 20, Juan Estrada 4, Braden Fraze 11, Mason Golden 6, Nathan Phipps 3. Totals 25 16-24 69. Dexter (4-21, 0-4) — Brandon Silvas 4, Carlos Bejarano 6, David Morales 4, Adelberto Caro […]

UTPB set to join LSC in 2016

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference will grow to 10 fulltime members after league officials announced last week that Texas-Permian Basin has accepted an invitation to join the league in the fall of 2016. “We are extremely pleased to have a program with great athletic and academic traditions in UTPB joining the […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Feb. 18

Texas A&M-Commerce at ENMU • When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: ENMU 7-17 (0-11 LSC), Texas A&M-Commerce 18-6 (6-4) • Last meeting: The Lions pulled away in the second half for a 91-67 win over the Greyhounds on Jan. 21 at Commerce, Texas. • Last time […]

State prep basketball rankings — Feb. 16 BOYS Class 6A 1. Hobbs 23-2; 2. Rio Rancho Cleveland 22-2; 3. Albuquerque High 18-4; 4. Rio Rancho 19-6; 5. Carlsbad 18-5; 6. Valley 15-8; 7. Volcano Vista 15-8; 8. Cibola 12-10; 9. West Mesa 14-8; 10. Sandia 14-9. 22. Clovis 5-20. Class 5A 1. Centennial 19-4; 2. Gallup 23-1; 3. Roswell High 20-3; […]