STATE CROSS COUNTRY: McNaughton, CHS boys post eighth-place finishes

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Things just didn’t go the way Clovis High’s boys had hoped in Saturday’s Class 6A state cross country meet. For senior Kelsey McNaughton, though, it wasn’t a bad day at all. McNaughton, the Lady Wildcats’ lone representative in the girls meet, finished eighth in a field of 93 runners with […]

SPORTS COLUMN: When does the sports bandwagon stop?

Just like that, with the final out of the 2016 World Series, a fan base instantly gained thousands of followers. Did these fans like the Chicago Cubs prior to the World Series? Have they spent year after year lamenting at the “Curse of the Goat” that haunted Chicago for over a century? Did they even […]

Saturday area prep volleyball — Nov. 5

SUMMARIES District 5-3A tournament Championship Texico 3, Santa Rosa 0 Santa Rosa    11    21    18 Texico    25    25    25 Individual statistics Kills — Santa Rosa, Sharmaine Benally 4, Mikayla Garnand 4, Cassandra Cisneros 3, Jadyn Romero 3. Texico, Jasmine Gannon 21; Mel Davalos 8, Cynthia Reynoso 5, Maryelle Dickerman 3. Blocks — Santa Rosa, Elyse […]

Hounds rout Panhandle State 53-10

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ENMU’s Johnny Smith stiff-arms a defender during the first quarter of the Greyhounds’ home finale on Saturday against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Greyhound Stadium.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — It’s always good for teams to be able to change things up heading into the final leg of competition and the Eastern New Mexico football team showed it doesn’t always have to rely on the running game to find success. After a two and a half hour […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds’ Rotich wins regional cross country title

Staff report DENVER — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mercy Rotich took first place in NCAA Division II South Central Regional women’s competition on Saturday, helping the Greyhounds finish 10th as a team. Rotich, a native of Kenya and a transfer from El Paso Community College, posted a time of 21 minutes, 47 seconds over […]

AREA PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Foxes advance to 2A finals

Staff report FORT SUMNER — The Fort Sumner Foxes advanced to the Class 2A state championship game on Friday night with a 50-0 rout of Jal. Sophomore quarterback Jude Segura ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more for the top-seeded and top-ranked Foxes (11-0), who will host third-seeded Lordsburg in next weekend’s semifinal, […]

Frieay area prep volleyball — Nov. 4

DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS (Seeds in parentheses) District 2-6A Tuesday (4) Clovis def. (5) Santa Fe 25-18, 25-13, 23-25, 26-24 (3) Eldorado def. (6) Manzano 25-18, 25-16, 25-20 Wednesday Eldorado def. Clovis 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 25-14 Friday (2) La Cueva def. Eldorado 25-11, 25-22, 25-15 Saturday Championship La Cueva at (1) Sandia, 6 p.m. District 5-3A Tuesday […]

Clovis topples Bears in second half

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Clovis senior Lane Kelley puts a spin move on La Cueva defensive back Aidan Napier for extra yardage in the second quarter of Friday’s District 6-2A game at Leon Williams Stadium.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com In a game of extreme highs and lows, the Clovis High football team managed to hold off La Cueva in the final minutes of the contest Friday night for a 21-18 win. The win will hand the Wildcats (7-3, 4-1 district) a second-place finish in District 6-2A, and presumably […]

Rams repeat as 4-4A champs

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com It may have been closer than they wanted in the first half, but the Portales Rams are now the two-time defending Class 4-4A champions following their 40-16 victory over NMMI Friday night. The first half was a back-and-forth affair with Portales (9-1, 4-0) scoring on every possession and NMMI […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds fall short in basketball exhibitions

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team played with New Mexico for much of the game on Friday, but the Lobos pulled away from a one-point lead over the final 10 minutes to claim an 88-66 victory on Friday night at The Pit. Meantime, the ENMU women took Southern Utah […]

Hounds set for home finale

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ENMU placekicker Bailey Hale kicks a 48-yard field goal during Thursday’s practice at Greyhound Stadium. Last week at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Hale made field goals of 20 and 38 yards in the Greyhounds’ 41-28 loss to the Javelinas.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Following last week’s 41-28 Lone Star Conference setback at Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Eastern New Mexico University football team looks to get back to its winning ways today when the Greyhounds entertain new LSC member Oklahoma Panhandle State in their 3 p.m. home finale at Greyhound Stadium. It will be […]

CLASS 6A STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Cats seeking team trophy

Staff report Clovis High’s boys are hoping to do something the program has accomplished just one time in its history — earn a state cross country team trophy. The Wildcats will attempt to do that today by finishing third or higher in the Class 6A portion of the state meet, hosted by Rio Rancho High […]

Cats eye second in 6-2A

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com Fighting for the district runnerup spot and a first-round home game next week in the Class 6A playoffs, the Clovis High football team will look to defend its home turf against La Cueva High tonight in the final regular-season game of the season for both teams at Leon Williams […]

ENMU basketball teams set for exhibitions

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams kick off the 2016-17 season with a trio of exhibition games this weekend. The men’s team takes on the University of New Mexico in a 7 p.m. tipoff tonight at The Pit in Albuquerque. Meantime, the women face Division I Southern Utah at 4 p.m. today in […]

MSU ousts Hounds in LSC tourney

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team hung on for as long as it could on Thursday before the roof gave way a bit. Despite being outshot 24-5, including 16-4 on goal, it wasn’t until Midwestern State’s Destinee Williamson scored a pair of goals in a span of four […]

Friday area high school football capsules — Nov. 4

Clayton (0-8, 0-3) at Texico (3-0, 3-5) When: 7 p.m. in a District 5-3A game. Last week: Clayton lost to Santa Rosa 53-12. Texico won at Tucumcari 35-8. Last meeting: 2015, the Wolverines won at Clayton 20-6. Of note: The Wolverines, winless coming into district play, have already secured the district championship. At this point, […]

Lady Cats eliminate Santa Fe High in four

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High junior setter Jada Gillespie passes the ball to the front row as sophomore Brooklyn Hatley watches during the first set of Tuesday’s District 2-6A volleyball match against Santa Fe High on Tuesday night at The Rock. The Lady Wildcats won in four sets and will play at third-seeded Eldorado in the next round tonight.

Staff report On their way to an apparent easy win in Tuesday’s opening round of the District 2-6A volleyball tournament, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats suddenly had a fight on their hands. Already down two games to none and trailing 11-4 in the third, Santa Fe High rallied to nearly take it the distance before […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds roll past Falcons

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team continued its late-season surge on Tuesday with a 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 Lone Star Conference victory over Texas-Permian Basin at Greyhound Arena. The win was the fifth in a row for ENMU (15-10, 10-5 LSC), which has won five matches in a row — all in […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Nov. 1

New Mexico report 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 — […]

Area prep volleyball — Oct. 31

SUMMARY Monday District 4-1A tournament Quarterfinals Grady 3, San Jon 0 San Jon    6    11    8 Grady    25    25    25 Grady individual statistics Kills — Yara Sotelo 12, Sage Starbuck 5. Blocks — Sotelo 2, Leah Starbuck 1. Digs — L. Starbuck 4, S. Starbuck 2, three tied with 1. Aces — S. Strbuck 6, […]