Cats rally to down Borger

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lovis High junior guard Tucker Dobbs goes up a shot over a pair of Borger defenders and draws a foul during Saturday’s game in the Eastern New Mexico Tip-off at Greyhound Arena in Portales. Dobbs scored 11 points in the Wildcats’ 56-49 win.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Things were looking downright bleak for Clovis High’s boys on Saturday. Then the Wildcats unleashed fullcourt pressure and first-year coach Scott Robinson had his first victory. The Wildcats forced Borger into 29 turnovers — 14 in the final period — and overcame a 13-point, second-half deficit to […]

Wolverines get past NACA

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Texico senior point guard Justin Rucker gets off a no-look pass during Saturday’s game against Native American Community Academy in the Eastern New Mexico Tip-off at Greyhound Arena. Rucker scored 21 points as the Wolverines rallied in the second half to beat the Albuquerque-based Eagles 61-43.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Texico’s Justin Rucker lost more than half his senior season in football after suffering a concussion in a Sept. 26 game against Farwell. He returned to action in the Wolverines’ basketball opener — ironically, against the Steers, celebrating his return to action with a game-winning 3-pointer in […]

Saturday area prep roundup — Dec. 6

SUMMARIES Boys American Heritage Classic At Melrose Championship Logan 71, Melrose 60 Logan (3-0) — Christopher Cordova 11, Wyatt Strand 16, Brent Roch 12, Wesley Gudgell 26, Laramie Roberts 3, Mason  Collins 1, Colton Roch 2. Totals 29 5-9 71. Melrose (2-1) — Chris Fisher 7, Cade Barnard 24, Wyatt Williams 7, Rowdy Allen 2, […]

Ex-CHS coach Isler happy to be back

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Elida coach Jerry Isler talks to his team during the fourth quarter of its win against Logan on Friday at the American Heritage Classic Tournament at Melrose High School.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — In a world that was already full of them, Elida’s 57-56 nailbiter win over Logan Friday gave Jerry “J.D.” Isler another reminder of how much he’d missed the game. “It’s awesome to be back,” said Isler, who had been out of coaching for two years following his […]

Lady Cats’ rally comes up short in finals

Staff report CANYON, Texas — A tough run of just over 24 hours was a little much for Clovis High’s girls on Saturday. After pulling out tight wins over Amarillo Tascosa (55-53) and host Canyon (40-39) on Friday, the Lady Wildcats came up short in their bid to erase a 15-point, second-half deficit in losing […]

Friday area prep roundup — Dec. 5

BOYS Hondo 75, Fort Sumner 27 Fort Sumner (0-1) — Brant West 2, Kyle Idtensohn 3, Raymond Drake 4, Jacobo Ortiz 3, Hunter Sparks 8, Tyler Riggins 2, Garrett Hisel 5. Totals 9 9-17 27. Hondo (1-0) — Simon Gonzales 13, Jordan Brady16, Antonio Vasquez 6, Jose Guillen 3, Christopher Torrez 16, Billy Candelaria 14, […]

Clovis boys capsule — Dec. 6

Borger (1-3) vs. Clovis (0-1) 5 p.m. today, Greyhound Arena Last time out: The Wildcats are coming off a 71-56 loss last Saturday at Rio Rancho, while the Bulldogs lost Tuesday at home against Panhandle 59-45. Last meeting: 2007, Clovis beat the Bulldogs 73-57. Fast facts: The game is the third of four at Greyhound […]

Lady Cats squeak into Canyon tourney finals

Staff report CANYON, Texas — If nothing else, Clovis High’s girls came out of Friday’s play in Canyon High’s Tournament of Champions severely tested. The Lady Wildcats won a pair of games by a total of three points against teams which started the day 17-1, edging Amarillo Tascosa 55-53 in the morning quarterfinals and turning […]

Hounds pull out late victory

Staff report ESPANOLA — Junior forward Lawrence Domingo capped a 23-point, eight-rebound night by hitting the go-ahead layup with six seconds left and Eastern New Mexico University edged Northern New Mexico 91-90 on Friday night. Domingo took the pass from junior guard Chris Wyms, his ninth assist of the game. Wyms scored a game-high 27 […]

CHS girls basketball capsule — Dec. 5

Clovis vs. Amarillo Tascosa • When: 9:30 a.m. (MST) today in the quarterfinal round of a 12-team tournament hosted by Canyon H.S. Win or lose, the Lady Wildcats play again at 5:30 p.m. (MST) against either Canyon Randall or Abilene Wylie. • Radio: KCLV-FM 99.1 • Records: Clovis 1-0, Tascosa n/a. • Last time out: […]

Prep tournaments, summaries — Dec. 4

TOURNAMENTS All Times MST Boys American Heritage Tournament At Melrose Thursday’s quarterfinals Clovis JV 58, Melrose JV 51 Logan 69, Tucumcari 66, OT Floyd 77, Dexter 57 Melrose 69, Cloudcroft 55 Friday’s semifinals Consolation Melrose JV vs. Tucumcari, 2:30 p.m., new gym Dexter vs. Cloudcroft, 4:15 p.m., new gym Championship Clovis JV vs. Logan, 7:45 […]

Tucker scores 30 in Zias’ loss

Staff report LAS CRUCES — Junior guard Sasha Weber scored 23 points Thursday night and New Mexico State posted its 19th win in 19 outings all-time over Eastern New Mexico University, beating the Zias 79-51. It was the first win of the season for the Aggies (1-5), who are in the midst of a six-game […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Dec. 4

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: Closed for the season. […]

Spight makes all-super region team

STAFF REPORT Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds senior running back E’lon Spight became the first Greyhound to earn Daktronics First Team All-Super Region 4 honors in four seasons. ENMU senior linebacker Seth Bailey of Texico made the second team. Spight, a senior from St. Louis, Missouri, rushed for 1,611 yards and scored 19 touchdowns — both […]

Clovis leads way on 4-6A selections

STAFF REPORT Following a 3-0 run through District 4-6A, the Clovis Wildcats were well represented on the inaugural All-District 4-6A team, released this week. In all, the Wildcats had 26 selections and 11 first-teamers, both tops among all four members of the district. Wildcats seniors Jordan Holguin and Kaine Bender shared defensive player of the […]

Former Hound coach Scott dies at 85

Jack Scott

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University lost a member of its coaching fraternity early Wednesday morning, as former football coach Jack Scott died in Lubbock of renal failure at the age of 85. Scott was the eighth coach in the history of the Greyhounds football program, Scott coached from 1970 to […]

Spight makes all-super region team

STAFF REPORT Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds senior running back E’lon Spight became the first Greyhound to earn Daktronics First Team All-Super Region 4 honors in four seasons. ENMU senior linebacker Seth Bailey of Texico made the second team. Spight, a senior from St. Louis, Missouri, rushed for 1,611 yards and scored 19 touchdowns — both […]

Falcons soar over Hounds

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ENMU junior guard John Gilliam slips past a Texas-Permian Basin defender on his way to a layup during the first half of Tuesday night's game at Greyhound Arena. Gilliams finished with nine points in the Greyhounds' 81-65 loss to UTPB.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men got high-scoring Texas-Permian Basin slowed down some on Tuesday. The Greyhounds just couldn’t make enough shots. UTPB, averaging a South Central Region-leading 101.6 points coming in, finished with a season scoring low but still had control most of the way in an […]

Area prep basketball roundup — Dec. 2

BOYS Texico 60, Farwell 59 Farwell (1-1) — Lee Cervantes 13, Angel Graxiola 5, Brandon Galvan 3, Iziah Benoit 4, Jace Perkins 13, Pedro Ruiz 6, Chase Mitchell 10, Armando Arebalo 2, Gerardo Martinez 3. Totals 23 6-18 59. Texico (1-0) — Justin Rucker 17, Brendon Clark 3, Rodrick Dean 9, Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon […]

Lady Cats survive season opener

Staff report AMARILLO — As first games go, it was about what Clovis girls coach Jeff Reed expected. “I’ll take a win,” Reed said after the Lady Wildcats held off Amarillo Palo Duro 51-45 Tuesday on the road. “We have a long ways to go and a lot to work on.” Danni Williams led Clovis […]