Cats take on struggling Rockets

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com The Clovis Wildcats are looking to bounce back with a win against Roswell Goddard tonight, after last week’s 45-7 loss to No. 1 Rio Rancho. Clovis head coach Eric Roanhaus isn’t concerned about last weekend or next heading into today’s matchup with the Rockets (1-2). He wants his team […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 15

Texico 3, Logan 0 Logan    10    12    8 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 13, Maryelle Dickerman 4, Mackenzie Haakma 4. Blocks — Dickerman 5, Mel Davalos 3, Haakma 1, Kaylee Miller 1. Digs — Micah Pinnell 11, Miller 6, Jaden Stephens 4. Aces — Gannon 2, Stephens 2, Cynthia […]

Lady Cats turn back Roswell High in 5

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Clovis High senior Brittany Reed, left, and junior Makinzie Johnson try to block an attack by Roswell Highs Kaitlyn Holl during the first game of Thursday’s volleyball match at The Rock. Reed had nine kills and five blocks while Johnson posted a season-high 17 kills and three blocks as the Lady Cats posted a 25-22, 17-25, 25-27, 25-15, 15-11 victory over the Lady Coyotes.

Staff report Junior outside hitter Makinzie Johnson had a big night on Thursday and Clovis High’s volleyball team pulled out a 25-22, 17-25, 25-27, 25-15, 15-11 victory over Roswell High at Rock Staubus Gym. Johnson had a season-high 17 kills to go with four blocks for the Lady Wildcats (4-4), who are idle until hosting […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 16

Eunice (1-2) at Texico (0-3) When: 7 p.m. today Last week: Eunice got on the board with a 40-13 victory at home over Lubbock Trinity Christian, while the Wolverines suffered a 35-34 loss at home to Fort Sumner. Last year: 2015, the Cardinals thumped Texico 48-20 at Eunice. Of note: Despite the Wolverines’ slow start, […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats rally late for win; Cats edged

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Clovis High senior Alejandro Medina battles a Portales defender for control of the ball during the first half of Tuesday game against Portales at Yucca Soccer Field. The Rams posted a 2-1 victory over the Wildcats.

Staff report Talk about things looking bleak. Clovis High’s soccer girls found themselves down 2-0 past the midway point of the second half on Tuesday night at Leon Williams Stadium. But a switch of positions for senior Jaci Sievers finally paid dividends in the end. She scored three goals in a span of 14 minutes […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds fall in fifth set to Lady Chaps

Staff report LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team erased a two-game deficit on Tuesday night, but Lubbock Christian pulled out the fifth game and the Lady Chaps claimed a 25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25, 15-9 victory over the Greyhounds. Sophomore outside hitters Emily Hanaway and Lauren Zoller each posted double-doubles for LCU (5-5). Hanaway […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 13

Texico 3, Friona 1 Texico    25    25    17    25 Friona    13    22    25    19 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 28, Mel Davalos 7. Blocks — Gannon 2, Davalos 2, Maryelle Cickerman 2, Baylee Sours 1. Digs — Jaden Stephens 9, Cynthis Reynoso 7, Gannon 6. Aces — four tied with 1. Assists — […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Sept. 13

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 — Early in the […]

Hounds whip Western NM in debut at new stadium

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ENMU junior Kamal Cass sprints alone up the sidelines on a 78-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday's game at Greyhound Stadium. Cass rushed for 239 yards and two touchdowns in Eastern New Mexico's 37-16 win.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico football team finished its opening game at the new Greyhound Stadium with a bang, trouncing Western New Mexico 37-16 Saturday. Kamal Cass led the Greyhound (1-1) attack, finishing with two touchdowns and 239 yards rushing. Tayshaun Gary added 132 yards of his own, with quarterback […]

CHS SOCCER: Cats rally past Lovington

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Clovis High sophomore forward Elias Ortega gets tripped up by Lovington’s Brian Torres while going down the left side during the first half of Saturday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Ortega scored the winning goal in the second half as the Wildcats improved to 4-3 for the season with a 2-1 victory.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Things were beginning to look bleak on Saturday for the Clovis High boys soccer squad against a team it had soundly beaten in its season opener. Lovington senior Aaron Lujan got free behind the Clovis defense to score the game’s first goal early in the  second half before the […]

CHS ROUNDUP: Cats, Lady Cats sweep at NMMI

Staff report ROSWELL — It was a complete sweep for Clovis High’s cross country team in Saturday’s New Mexico Military Invite. Not only did the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats each post varsity team titles, CHS also swept both divisions of the junior varsity meet. Clovis squads took advantage of near-perfect weather to run some fast […]

FRIDAY PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Steers off to 3-0 start

Staff report FARWELL — The Farwell Steers are certainly off to a fast start. Jeremiah Smith and LeeRoy Cervantes combined for 330 yards rushing and six touchdowns — three each — as the Steers cruised past Olton 58-36 on Friday night. Farwell (3-0) dominated the Mustangs (1-2) from the start, building a 40-14 lead through […]

Saturday area prep volleyball roundup — Sept. 10

Vixen Classic At Fort Sumner Friday Pool play standings: 1. Mora 11-3; 2. Santa Rosa 11-3; 3. Mesilla Valley 10-4; 4. Melrose 8-6; 5. Dexzter 7-7; 6. Fort Sumner 6-8; 7. Logan 3-11; 8. Clayton 0-14. Saturday Bracket play Black (championship) bracket Main gym Semifinals Melrose def. Mora 11-25, 25-18, 25-19, 18-25, 16-14; Mesilla Valley […]

Hounds split on final day at Tarleton

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University managed a morning split on Saturday’s final day of Tarleton State’s TexAnn Invitational volleyball tournament, beating Arkansas-Monticello 19-25, 25-21, 29-27, 25-13 before losing to Colorado Mesa 25-18, 28-26, 23-25, 25-22. The Greyhounds (4-4), who dropped both of their Friday matches, are back in action on Tuesday […]

Rio Rancho hands Clovis first defeat

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Clovis senior quarterback Sebastian Roanhaus attempts a pass as Rio Rancho’s Ashton Klovenas rushes in the first half of Friday night game at Leon Williams Stadium.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com Rio Rancho handed the Clovis Wildcats their worst loss in three seasons, cruising to a 20-0 halftime lead and a 45-7 victory. The Rams (3-0), ranked No. 1 in Class 6A, won against the Wildcats’ offensive line all night as Clovis (2-1) rushed for less than 100 total yards […]

Foxes rally past Wolverines; Melrose wins

Staff report TEXICO — Sophomore quarterback Jude Segura threw his fourth touchdown pass of the game, a 13-yarder to sophomore Noah Maxwell with 3.3 seconds left, and Fort Sumner rallied from an early 20-0 deficit to edge Texico 35-34 on Friday night. Segura completed 18-of-33 passes for 345 yards and tossed three TD passes to […]

Rams cruise in second half

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Coming into the game against West Las Vegas, Portales coach Jaime Ramirez said the Dons were a mirror-image of the Rams as both teams ran the same offense and defensive play styles. For the first half, that appeared to be true as Portales went into half-time with a 14-12 […]

Hounds open on-campus facility against Mustangs

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ENMU junior running back J.J. Granados looks for space during Thursday’s practice. The Greyhounds play their home opener in their brand-new on-campus facility when they take on new Lone Star Conference member Western New Mexico at 7 p.m. today.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s football season didn’t get off to the start the Greyhounds wanted with a 49-35 loss at Southwest Baptist. They have a chance to right the ship when the open Lone Star Conference play and the new Greyhound Stadium in a 7 p.m. clash today against […]

Hounds absorb pair of losses at Tarleton meet

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team had a tough first day on Friday in Tarleton State’s TexAnn Invitational, losing to unbeaten Central Oklahoma 25-17, 31-29, 25-18 and to Colorado Christian 26-24, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-9. The Greyhounds (3-3) complete play in the two-day event today with an 8 a.m. (MDT) […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 9

Melrose (1-1) vs. Mancos, Colorado (1-1) When: 7 p.m. today at Menaul H.S. in Albuquerque Last week: Melrose cruised to a 60-6 win at home over Mescalero, while the Bluejays ran way from Shiprock Northwest 51-0 at Farmington. Last year: The teams have never met. Of note: This is the second neutral-field game in three […]