Zias grab split against Highlands

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After missing a pair of opportunities to knot up their first game against New Mexico Highlands, the Zia softball team squelched a repeat opportunity early in the nightcap. The visiting Zias jumped out to a 5-0 lead, including a three-run fifth, and Vanessa Ramirez allowed six hits in a 5-2 […]

N.M. Fishing Report — April 2

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: Fishing for trout was slow […]

Roswell High hurler dominates Lady Cats

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Clovis senior shortstop Ashley Gallagher throws late to first base trying to get Roswell High’s Alexis Alvarado during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game at Lady Wildcat Field. The visiting Lady Coyotes posted an 11-0 win over CHS in five innings.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The game started innocently enough. Clovis High pitcher A.J. Wright threw up a scoreless first, then Lady Wildcats leadoff hitter Ashley Gallagher blooped an opposite-field single to right. Things quickly turned. Roswell High sophomore Mykaya Olivas struck out the final two hitters in the inning, then belted the first […]

ENMU set to wrap up spring drills

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University plans to wrap up spring drills tonight with its annual Green & Silver game, slated to begin at 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. About 85 players are involved in spring drills, coach Josh Lynn said, adding that a player draft was conducted on Sunday night. Captains for […]

LCU outslugs Hounds 13-10

Staff report LUBBOCK — Right fielder Ethan Kohnle drove in four runs with three doubles and Lubbock Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 13-10 in non-league baseball on Tuesday. Junior Jesse Pintado drove in three runs with a triple and a single as the Chaparrals (16-16) built an 11-4 lead before holding off a rally […]

Grube earns provisional D-II qualifying mark

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior Laura Grube earned a provisional qualification for NCAA Division II national track meet last week with a throw of 121 feet, 9 inches in women’s javelin in the Bobcat Relays, hosted by Division I Texas State at San Marcos, Texas. “Provisional” means she’s on a list […]

Tuesday prep baseball linescore — March 31

Texico 5, Tucumcari 0 Texico    000  120  2 — 5    8    2 Tucumcari    000  000  0 — 0    2    3 Ben Crist, Hayden Spears (6) and Brock Thompson; Jesus Villanueva, Saul Moriel (6) and David Lopez. W — Crist. L — Villanueva. Top hitters — Texico: Rafael Maldonado 1-4, 3B, RBI, run; Matt Odegaard 1-2, […]

Lady Wolverines, Cats grab team titles

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Texico senior Jessica Jorde reacts to her drive during Monday’s Texico Invitational golf tournament at Farwell Country Club. Jorde shot an 89 to lead the Lady Wolverines, who shot a four-person score of 367 to capture the team championship over Clovis (389).

Staff report FARWELL — Clovis High’s boys won on Monday, but came up short of their ultimate goal. Meantime, the Lady Wildcats had a tough time trying to keep up with host Texico in the Texico Invitational golf tournament. In a meet with only two full teams on each side, the CHS boys shot a […]

ENMU women notch second title

Staff report SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women posted their second win in two outings this spriing, taking first place over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. The Zias finished with 230 points, well ahead of runnerup Tarleton State (127) and third-place Weatherford College (110). Freshman Samantha Smith of Rimbey, Alberta, […]

Hounds take series from Rams with 5-2 win

Staff report PORTALES — Second baseman Dylan Nault hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the fourth inning and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Angelo State 5-2 on Sunday to take three of four from the Rams in the series. Clyde Kendrick and Zach Swank (1-1) combined on a seven-hitter and blanked ASU (20-10, […]

Local players honored by NMpreps.com

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Texico junior Brianna Reyna was named Class 3A girls player of the year by NMPreps.com.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com With three state trophies, one state runnerup and two other semifinalists, it was clear that Curry and Roosevelt county basketball teams were noticed during the state basketball championships. They were certainly noticed on NMPreps.com, as well, with six players picked for a player of the year award by the […]

Cats beat Cavemen, take third in tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s baseball team fired an early shot on Saturday against District 4-6A rival Carlsbad. Junior Austin Adams scattered seven singles and the Wildcats took command with a five-run second in beating the Cavemen 6-2 in the third-place game of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Adams put together his second solid […]

Lady Cats split final two games in tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s softball team relies on senior A.J. Wright in the circle. Now, she’s suddenly turned into a home run slugger as well. Wright, who homered twice on Friday in the 32-team Rio Rancho Invitational, added two more round-trippers on Saturday as the Lady Wildcats managed a split, losing to […]

CHS track teams face stiff competition

Staff report AMARILLO — The competition was pretty stiff for Clovis High’s track teams in the Amarillo Relays on Friday and Saturday. The CHS girls were fifth out of 12 teams with 34 points, while the boys came in 10th out of 13 with 18 points. Amarillo Caprock’s boys (127) and Amarillo Tascosa’s girls (124) […]

Area prep track summary — March 27

Logan Invitational Boys Team standings: 1. Clayton 82; 2. Boise City, Okla. 74; 3. Logan 66; 4. (tie) Fort Sumner and Tucumcari 48; 6. Texico 21; 7. Melrose 17; 8. Grady 16; 9. San Jon 15; 10. Springer 8; 11. House 6; 12. (tie) Clovis Christian and Mosquero 4; 14. Elida 3; 15. Dora 1. […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescore — March 28

NMMI Colt Invitational At Roswell Championship New Mexico Miltary 7, Texico 2 Texico    000  011  0 — 2    7    5 NMMI    033  010  x — 7    9    3 Tanner Dickerman, Nathan Phipps (3) and Brock Thompson; Danny Jaramillo, Michael Hinojos (7) and Jake Guerrero. W — Jaramillo. L — Dickerman. Top hitters — Texico: Hayden […]

Hounds gain twin bill split

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ENMU third baseman Keenan Dodd reaches to tag out Angelo State’s Hunter Spear during the fifth inning of Saturday’s second game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Angelo State at Greyhound Field. The Hounds earned a split for the day with a 3-1 victory after dropping the opener to the Rams 4-2.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s James Gray got his first win of the season while Cody Pope took a tough loss in a solid start as the Greyhounds spilt a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader with 21st-ranked Angelo State on Saturday at Greyhound Field. Gray struck out 13 […]

Javelinas hand Zias two losses

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — It was a lost weekend for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. The Zias dropped all four games in their Lone Star Conference series against Texas A&M-Kingsville, including 2-1 and 9-7 decisions on Saturday. The Javelinas won the four games by a total of six runs, twice coming from […]

Friday prep baseball linescore — March 27

NMMI Colt Classic At Roswell Championship semifinals Texico 9, Dexter 8 Dexter    112  100  3 — 8    5    3 Texico    010  106  1 — 9    12    6 Mario Contreras, David Ramirez (7) and Carlos Bejarano; Dalton Thatcher, Hayden Spears (7) and Brock Thompson. W — Spears. L — Ramirez. Top hitters — Texico: Thatcher 2-4, […]

Lady Cats roll behind Wright

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Senior A.J. Wright pitched a pair of complete games and had a big day at the plate as Clovis High’s softball team won twice in the consolation bracket of the Rio Rancho Invitational on Friday, beating Gadsden 16-5 and St. Pius 16-8. The Lady Wildcats (5-5) pounded out four home […]