Tuesday area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 2

Staff photos: Tony Bullocks
Melrose
sophomore Cade Barnard drives in for a lay up in the first half of Tuesday’s night District 6-2A boys game at Melrose. Barnard scored 26 points as the Buffaloes posted a 66-51 victory over the Foxes.

BOYS District 6-2A Melrose 66, Fort Sumner  51 Fort Sumner (11-11, 0-2) — Brant West 15, Kyle Idtensohn 2, Raymond Drake 17, Jude Segura 5, Noah Maxwell 2, Hunter Sparks 6, Tyler Riggins 4. Totals 20 5-8 51. Melrose (16-3, 2-0) — Cade Barnard 26, Chris Fisher 3, Wyatt Williams 14, Rowdy Allen 5, Jordan […]

Five CHS athletes set to sign today

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com A quintet of Clovis High athletes are planning to sign national letters of intent today, with two expected to join Eastern New Mexico University. The four football signees include tight end Roland Chavez to Division I Northern Arizona, quarterback Daulton Hatley and tackle David Griego to Southeastern Oklahoma, and […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 3

Texas A&M-Kingsville at ENMU MEN • When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Records: Texas A&M-Kingsville 9-9 (1-6 Lone Star Conference), ENMU 5-14 (1-6) • Last meeting: Jan. 13, the Javelinas beat ENMU 74-61 at Kingsville. • Last time out: Both teams played and lost on Saturday, Kingsville falling 74-71 at Angelo State and […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries — Jan. 30

BOYS Non-district Melrose 68, Mora 62 Mora (13-5) — Travis Romero 9, Santiago Laumbach 9, Emmerick Martinez 7, Sidney Sena 4, Ryan Duran 1, Casimiro Fresquez 32. Totals 23 13-22 62. Melrose (15-3) — Cade Barnard 23, Chris Fisher 3, Wyatt Williams 18, Rowdy Allen 3, Jordan Jasso 5, Braden Hemminger 13, Jared Lee 3. […]

Ex-CHS star Blackmon reviving career at junior college

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com D.J. Blackmon’s college basketball career was grounded at Fort Lewis before it even got a chance to take off. Two years later, the Clovis High graduate is hoping to be part of a second regional championship and possibly get another chance at a four-year school. Blackmon, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound […]

ENMU collects four providsional qualifiers at Pittsburg St. meet

Staff report PITTSBURG, Kansas — Eastern New Mexico University’s indoor track and field team got four provisional qualifications for NCAA Division II national competition in Friday’s Pittsburg State Invitational. The women’s distance medley team, including Amber Saiz, Kiana Covington, Klaudia Szych and Sabrina Huelga finished first with a time of 12 minutes, 8.8 seconds, more […]

Buffs thump Hounds

Staff report CANYON, Texas — After junior forward Chaunce Hill scored the game’s first four points, there wasn’t much else for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team to write home about on Saturday. Rival West Texas A&M went on a 25-4 run at that point and the Buffaloes were in complete charge en […]

No. 7 Lady Buffs hand ENMU 67-45 loss

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Suffice it to say, it was a long day for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team on Saturday. The Greyhounds fell behind 7-0 in just over 2 1/2 minutes, and had only 16 points nearly midway through the third quarter. Their leading scorer for the game, senior guard […]

Hobbs holds off Lady Cats

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Junior Jaci Sievers dribbles around Hobbs defender junior Payton O’Brain Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s girls found themselves in a nine-point hole by the end of the first quarter on Friday night, and it proved to be a deficit from which they couldn’t recover. Sophomore guard Amaya Lewis scored 21 points and Hobbs rode the early advantage to a 48-37 District 4-6A […]

Hobbs upends Clovis boys

Hobbs News-Sun photo: Jason Farmer
Clovis seniors Cory Knight, left, and Eli Rodriguez try to guard Hobbs’ Jordaan Gonzales Friday. The Wildcat duo forced Gonzales to make an errant pass that went for a turnover in the first half. Gonzales had a game-high 19 in Hobbs’ 72-46 win.

STAFF REPORT HOBBS — The Clovis Wildcats made strides Friday night in their last regular-season district game at Ralph Tasker Arena, at least for now, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with Hobbs in a 72-46 loss. Jordaan Gonzales scored 19 points to lead three players  in double figures for the Eagles (12-7, 2-0 […]

ENMU named top football program in state

Staff report Eastern New Mexico is the best college football team in the Land of Enchantment, so says online site HERO Sports. The website released a list of the top college football team for each state, regardless of classification, with the Greyhounds making the cut for New Mexico. The summary notes “Eastern New Mexico is […]

Portales teams top Ruidoso in 4-4A openers

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com RUIDOSO — The beginning of District 4-4A play couldn’t have gone any better for Portales, as the Ram teams left Ruidoso Friday night with a sweep. The Lady Rams had a blowout 68-25 win and the Rams outlasted the Warriors 90-71. The Rams (11-8, 1-0) built up a 44-27 […]

Floyd posts sweep over Clovis Christian

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — For the second time in 10 days the Floyd Broncos and Lady Broncos swept the Clovis Christian Eagles. The Lady Broncos won the opening contest 52-17 and the boys defeated the Eagles 75-41 to close out the Friday night homecoming games. The Lady Broncos (7-11, 3-2) lead […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 30

ENMU AT WEST TEXAS A&M Men • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Canyon, Texas • Records: ENMU (5-13, 1-5 Lone Star Conference), West Texas A&M 16-7 (4-3) • Last season: WT beat the Greyhounds twice, winning 76-73 at Portales and 96-86 at Canyon. • Last time out: ENMU hasn’t played since last Saturday, when […]

LSC basketball tournament tickets on sale

Staff report The Lone Star Conference is now selling advance tickets for the Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship, scheduled for March 2-5 at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas. Tickets are available at all member institutions until March 1 at a discounted rate. Tickets are on sale in the ENMU Athletics Office, located in […]

CHS basketball capsules — Jan. 29

BOYS Clovis at Hobbs • When: 7 p.m. today at Ralph Tasker Arena • Radio: KCLV-AM 1240, or streaming online at kclvsports.com • Records: Clovis 3-15 (0-1 District 4-6A), Hobbs 11-7 (1-0) • Last meeting: February 2015, the Eagles pounded the Wildcats 88-37 at Hobbs. • Last time out: Clovis was defeated 66-30 on Tuesday […]

Hyman tries to learn game at college level

UTRGV athletics photo: Roman Madrigal
Nichele Hyman, a 2015 Clovis High grad, is averaging 3.1 points and 17 minutes a game as a freshman at Division I Texas-Rio Grand Valley in Edinburg, Texas.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Nichele Hyman has moved from a successful program at Clovis High School, to another at Texas Rio Grande Valley. This time, Hyman is playing as a freshman. The 5-foot-10 guard has found a home in Edinburg, Texas as part of Larry Tidwell’s quick rebuild job with the Division I […]

Thursday area prep basketball summary — Jan. 28

BOYS New Mexico Military 59, Fort Sumner 51 Fort Sumner (11-9) — Brant West 4, Raymond Drake 5, Francisco Chavez 2, Jude Segura 11, Moah Maxwell 1, Hunter Sparks 12, Hunter Sturgeon 6, Kreston Butterfield 10. Totals 16 13-29 51. New Mexico Military (5-9) — Fausto Baranzini 6, Randall Major 1, Daniel Sanchez 12, Carlos […]

Cass, Jurek placed on regional team

Staff report A pair of ENMU football players were named to the NCAA Division II All-Super Region IV Team Wednesday morning. Sophomore running back Kamal Cass and senior offensive linemen William Jurek were selected by the Don Hansen Football Committee. Cass garnered first team honors, while Jurek was chosen to the second team. The duo […]

West Texas gets top spot in softball poll

Staff report Defending Lone Star Conference softbal champion West Texas A&M was a comfortable choice to repeat in the conference’s annual preseason poll. The Buffs, who went 22-6 in LSC play and claimed both the regular season and tournament titles, claimed 17 first-place votes from a mix of 25 LSC coaches, sports information directors and […]