Chargers notch 7th over Cats

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s relatively inexperienced boys basketball team is simply having trouble getting over the hump. A day after losing in overtime to Los Lunas, the Wildcats dropped another relatively close decision on Saturday, falling 50-43 to host Albuquerque Academy in the seventh-place game of the Joe Armijo Classic. The Chargers (2-4) […]

Zias hold off Dustdevils

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Zias guard Shayla Williams takes the ball for a layup over Texas A&M International defender Alexis Thomas in the first half of Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Williams had 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in Eastern New Mexico University’s 74-70 victory.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com After leading virtually all game, Eastern New Mexico University’s women were determined not to let this one get away. Junior guard Sarah Stinnett scored a season-best 19 points and junior post Brittany Gutierrez posted a double-double and helped spark an 11-1 second-half surge as the Zias held off Texas A&M International […]

Friday area prep roundup — Dec. 12

TOURNAMENTS All Times MST Boys Joe Armijo Classic At Albuquerque Academy Friday’s semifinals Championship West Mesa 73, Onate 70, OT Hope Christian 57, Atrisco Heritage 42 Consolation Los Lunas 54, Clovis 48, OT Carlsbad 68, Albuquerque Academy 46 Saturday’s finals Clovis vs. Albuquerque Academy (7th place), 9:45 a.m. Los Lunas vs. Carlsbad (5th place), 11:30 […]

Lady Cats reach Mel Otero title clash

Staff report RIO RANCHO — In a game that featured Division I signees on each side, it was Clovis’ Nichele Hyman who was the “x-factor,” according to Lady Wildcats coach Jeff Reed. Hyman had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds and Texas A&M signee Danni Williams added 28 points as Clovis beat La […]

Cats fall in OT in consolation semifinals

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Wildcats are showing signs of improvement. But the final result was still the same, as Los Lunas upended the Wildcats 54-48 in overtime Friday at the Joe Armijo Classic, hosted by Albuquerque Academy. Kayden Walker scored 14 for Los Lunas (1-3), which outscored Clovis 11-5 in the extra session […]

Lady Rams cruise into tourney finals

Staff report MORIARTY — The Portales Lady Rams beat Santa Fe Indian 66-35 Friday night in the semifinals of the Moriarty Invitational. Kambrey Blakey led Portales (2-0) with 18 points and Bailey Rowley added 11. Portales Coach Wade Fraze thought his team played better in their second game of the season. “We played a lot […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Dec. 13

ENMU at Texas-Permian Basin o When: 2 p.m. (MST) today at Odessa, Texas o Records: ENMU 5-4, UTPB 5-2 o Last time out: ENMU edged Northern New Mexico 91-90 on Dec. 5 at Espanola. The Falcons dropped a 91-79 decision last Saturday at Angelo State, snapping a four-game winning streak. o Last meeting: UTPB defeated […]

Lady Cats turn back Roswell High

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s girls rode a quick start into the semifinals of the Mel Otero Invite on Thursday and will face a fellow potential Class 6A state challenger in La Cueva. Senior guard Danni Williams scored 20 points and the Lady Wildcats worked around foul trouble to dispatch Roswell High 43-31, […]

Hope thumps Cats in Academy tourney

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — One of Class 4A’s top contenders had little trouble with the Class 6A Clovis High’s boys on Thursday afternoon. Hope Christian, winners of the last two Class 3A championships before realignment, dominated throughout in an 81-36 win over the Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the Joe Armijo Classic, hosted by Albuquerque […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Dec. 12

Texas A&M International vs. ENMU • When: 6:30 p.m. today at The Rock (Clovis H.S.) • Records: Texas A&M International 4-2, ENMU 1-5 • Last time out: The Dustdevils lost to host Colorado-Colorado Springs 91-75 on Saturday in a four-team weekend classic. The Zias dropped the second of two exhibitions against regional Division I programs, […]

Thursday area prep summaries — Dec. 11

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Texico senior Justin Rucker pulls up for a jumpshot in Friday’s game against Friona in the Farwell Invitational basketball tournament. Rucker finished with 13 points, but Friona edged the Wolverines late 50-47.

Boys Farwell Invitational Farwell 58, Olton 35 Olton — J. White 7, McCall 7, Thetford 7, Perez 6, Pegram 4, S. White 2, Goen 2. Totals 11 10-19 35. Farwell (5-2) — Chase Mitchell 21, Jace Perkins 14, Leo Cervantes 12, Angel Graxiola 5, J.J. Herrera 2, Pedro Ruiz 2, Gerardo Martinez 2. Totals 21 […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Dec. 11

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. […]

Tascosa topples Cats

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Clovis senior guard Tristen Pautler is met at midcourt by Amarillo Tascosa sophomore guard Curry Price during the first half of Tuesday’s boys matchup at Rock Staubus Gym. Pautler finished with three 3-pointers and 11 points, but the Wildcats dropped a 76-44 decision to the Rebels.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com It didn’t take Amarillo Tascosa’s Ethan Colley long to take Clovis High’s boys out of Tuesday’s game. The Rebels senior guard drained three consecutive 3-pointers in the final 90 seconds of the first half, capping a 17-0 run that allowed Tascosa to cruise to a 76-44 win in the […]

Ex-CHS star Dawson will transfer

Staff report MILWAUKEE — Clovis’ John Dawson is transferring from the Marquette basketball team. First-year coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Dawson and fellow sophomore guard Deonte Burton’s departures on Tuesday. They will leave the already short-handed team even thinner at the end of the first semester on Sunday. Dawson, a 2013 Clovis High graduate, hasn’t played […]

Lady Cats survive shaky start to win

Staff report LOVINGTON — Lovington hit Clovis High’s girls with a little blitz early in Tuesday’s game, but not to worry. The Lady Wildcats rebounded to take the lead by the end of the quarter and went on to a 44-32 victory, improving to 4-1 for the season. Lovington (3-2) jumped in front 8-0 at […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Dec. 9

BOYS Tucumcari 52, Texico 44 Texico (2-1) — Justin Rucker 16, Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon Kargter 13, Juan Estrada 2, Jonah Tuls 2, Mason Golden 7, Nathan Phipps 2. Totals 16 10-15 44. Tucumcari (4-1) — D’Ontee Sandoval 12, Ronald Carmichael 3, Daniel Lopez 4, Michael Eldridge 18, John Paul Garcia 9, Zedric Henderson 6. […]

Hounds win LSC academic honors

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Woman’s earned the inaugural Lone Star Conference Academic Excellence Award. ENMU claimed the men’s award, while TWU was the women’s honoree for the athletic departments with the highest collective team GPA among its sports teams for the 2013-14 academic year. The Greyhounds and Pioneers […]

LSC weekly basketball roundup — Dec. 9

Standings Men School    LSC    All Tarleton State     0-0    7-0 Angelo State     0-0    8-1 Texas A&M-Commerce     0-0    7-2 Midwestern State     0-0    6-3 Cameron     0-0    4-3 Eastern New Mexico     0-0    5-4 West Texas A&M     0-0    4-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville     0-0    3-5 Wednesday Texas A&M International 88, Texas A&M-Kingsville 83 West […]

Prep summaries — Dec. 9

Monday Girls Clovis Christian 46, Portales C-team 42 Portales — Sarah Blaser 6, Sarah Lovato 11, Samantha Montoya 4, Lillie Saiz 2, Brittany Santibanez 7, Alexis Montoya 4, Kimberly Hay 2, Itzel Hernandez 6. Totals15 9-10 42. Clovis Christian (3-2) — Maleihah Woffod 21, Jaclyn Beaman 8, Tia Covert 4, Katlyn Hamberger 1, Jody Murdoch […]

News and notes: Williams happy record out of way

By Dave Wagner Staff writer Clovis High senior Danni  Williams was happy to  commit early for a college basketball career. She feels the same way about breaking the Lady Wildcats’  career scoring record. The 5-foot-10 guard, who has signed to play at Texas A&M, tallied 77 points in three games in a span of just […]