Lobos pull rout in Italy tour opener

Staff report VICENZA, Italy — Clovis native Antiesha Brown earned game MVP honors with 16 points and six steals, and the University of New Mexico got its tour of Italy off to a rousing start with a 74-37 victory over AS Vicenza Thursday night in the NCAA Vicenza Tour exhibition. After the squads were tied […]

Rodeoers take ENMU’s top athlete honors

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Staff report A pair of rodeo standouts were named the greatest athletes for the most recent athletic year at Eastern New Mexico. Logan Medlin of Tatum, who was the national champion team roping healer the last two years, was named Greatest Greyhound. Greatest Zia honors went to Hayden Segelke, the 2012 and 2013 all-around national […]

News and Notes: Realignment won’t make many ripples locally

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As New Mexico has done this year, Texas has added a sixth classification in prep sports, although it probably won’t affect teams in football that much, at least in the area. Essentially, almost everyone simply moved up one class, with the 6-man teams now comprising Division I and Division II in Class 1A. Farwell and […]

N.M. fishing report — Aug. 7

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: Trout fishing was fair […]

Cats prepare for year of transition

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Clovis High line coach Chuck Jordan hollers out instructions for his players during Monday’s season-opening practice at the CHS practice field. The Wildcats, who scrimmage Las Cruces High at Ruidoso on Aug. 22, open the regular season on Aug. 30 against Goddard at the Wool Bowl in Roswell.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com With a year of transition and a tough schedule ahead, the Clovis Wildcats got their first taste of 2014 action on Monday. The team ran a pair of two-hour sessions, the first day New Mexico high school teams were allowed to practice, in preparation for a scrimmage that is […]

Area football teams set to start practice on Monday

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s Eric Roanhaus begins his 42nd year in the program, and 37th as head coach, on Monday looking to fill a lot of skill positions for the Wildcats. “We’re replacing a lot of people at our skill positions,” Roanhaus said. “We’ve got a majority of our linemen back.” […]

CCS looking to get back into NMAA

Staff report After a year of competing outside the New Mexico Activities Association except for volleyball, Clovis Christian is hoping to get back into the NMAA in all sports this fall. New athletic director Josh Johnson said Thursday that CCS has applied to be reinstated. “We’re waiting to hear from the NMAA,” said Johnson, who […]

ENMU names soccer coach

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University acted quickly to fill its men’s soccer position. Tyler Hart, 26, a former ENMU player who served as a graduate assistant for the team last season, was named the interim coach on Wednesday. He replaces Harold Munoz, who recently resigned the position after […]

Weekly fishing report — July 29

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 — Trout fishing was good […]

Hounds picked third in LSC preseason poll

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Staff report Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn is quite sure opponents will not be taking is team lightly this season. If he needed further proof, he got it Tuesday when Lone Star Conference media, coaches and sports information directors picked the Greyhounds third in this year’s preseason poll. “Quite honestly I was […]

ENMU men’s soccer coach resigns

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — With the season just around the corner, Eastern New Mexico University is looking for a men’s soccer coach. Harold Munoz, who has been the Greyhounds’ coach for the past six seasons, has resigned the position to move to Macon, Ga., with wife Natalie and their two sons. […]

MOTOCROSS: Excitement motivates local rider

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Connor Ashley is a relative newcomer to the world of motocross, although it’s something he’s wanted to do for a long time. Ashley, who graduated from Clovis High in May, was scheduled to take part in this weekend’s New Mexico state motocross championships at Ned Houk Park. “I’ve always […]

HGH a concefrn, not an issue at local schools

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com If the issue of human growth hormone usage among high school athletes in the area is a concern, it doesn’t appear to have reared its head just yet. An Associated Press report this week said a national survey by Partnership for Drug-Free Kids suggests that experimentation with HGH among […]

Clovis boxers post wins at Lubbock

Staff report LUBBOCK — Two members of the Clovis Boxing Club competed last Saturday in the One Nine Mean Streets Throwdown. Luis Sandoval, age 11, improved to 16-2 for the year, winning on a decision over Alan Avila of Odessa, Texas, while Jesus Varela, 16, beat Brandon Martinez, also from Odessa, by technical knockout. Clovis […]

ENMU men third, women fourth in LSC cross country polls

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M was tabbed to successfully defend Lone Star Conference titles this season in men’s and women’s cross country. The WT men posted 109 points and received 13 of 17 first-place votes in balloting by league coaches and sports information directors, along with media, after the Buffaloes won the […]

Ned Houk to host state motocross

Staff report Ned Houk Park will be the scene of the New Mexico state motocross championships on Sunday. NHP motocross manager Bob Vilandry said Friday that from 250 to 300 riders are expected to complete in 35 classes. Ages of the drivers range from 4 to over 50. Riders will be in the area from […]

LSC tabs Zias’ Ortiz for preseason honor

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ENMU junior Alyxandra “Xan” Ortiz, shown making a save during a match last season, was chosen the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer preseason goalkeeper of the year in a poll of league coaches and sports information directors, and media members.

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for last place in the six-team Lone Star Conference preseason soccer poll, but Zias junior Alyxandra “Xan” Ortiz has been chosen the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer preseason goalkeeper of the year. Ortiz, from Rio Rancho, started eight games for the Zias in 2013, […]

ENMU hosts youth baseball camp

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Savino Gonzales, 5, of Texico, exchanges a low five with ENMU assistant coach Matthew Sena after making a nice throw.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coaches conducted their third “prospects” camp of the year on Tuesday at Greyhound Field. From Wednesday through Friday, they’re busy looking at a younger group of potential prospects. About 25 players entering kindergarten through eighth grade, mainly from the immediate area, took […]

Zias picked eighth in LSC volleyball poll

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eight-time defending champion West Texas A&M has been tabbed the favorite again in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll. The Lady Buffs (35-4, 16-0 LSC a year ago) received all but two of 23 first-place votes and finished with 205 points in the poll. Angelo State, which got the other […]

Six ENMU players earn preseason All-American honors

Staff report PORTALES — Six members of the 2014 Eastern New Mexico University football squad have garnered preseason All-America status from USA College Football Division II All-American. Three of the players were first-team selections — running back Jordan Wells of Austin, Texas, and defensive backs Kevin Reaves and Darrelyn McCloud, both from Albuquerque. Wide receiver […]