Eastern to add men’s soccer

By Dave Wagner EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY made it official on Monday when president Steven Gamble announced that the school will add men’s soccer as a varsity sport for the 2004-05 school year. “We have made an effort in the past couple of years to add sports that are of interest to student-athletes in our […]

Lady Cats looking to rebound from loss

By Dave Wagner If there was a chance the Clovis High Lady Wildcats would overlook Carlsbad in tonight’s 7 p.m. District 4-5A matchup at Rock Staubus Gym, that went out the window on Saturday. The Lady Cats had hoped to take the district race by the throat, but instead dropped a five-game decision to Eldorado […]

ENMU goes 1-2 in LSC crossover volleyball tournament

CNJ STAFF WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team finished 1-2 in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament over the weekend after a 30-25, 28-30, 30-22, 30-19 loss on Saturday to Central Oklahoma. The Zias (5-9) opened the event on Friday with a 32-30, 30-28, 30-26 win over Southeastern Oklahoma, then lost […]

Lubbock Christian holds off Bovina charge

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — The Bovina Mustangs are glad to be getting a chance to play at home after four consecutive road outings. Bovina won the first three of those games, but fell short despite a spirited comeback Friday night in a 34-28 loss to Lubbock Christian. The Mustangs (3-2) will now play four of […]

Buffaloes win in OT at Logan

CNJ STAFF LOGAN — Junior James Walker scored on 6-yard run on fourth down and added a single-point conversion run as Melrose outlasted Logan 35-34 in overtime Friday night in a six-man clash. Neither team led by more than eight points in the game. The Buffaloes (4-1) were down 28-20 when Jason Runyan sacked Logan’s […]

Hounds dominate Tigers

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Eastern New Mexico University line backer Jeff Howard, left, and strong safety Theo Watson, right, sack East Central University’s quarterback Pete Darnell in the first half of their 32-2 win Saturday at Greyhound Stadium in Blackwater Draw. Photo by By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott admits […]

Cats take second at Lubbock

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Clovis High freshman midfielder Jordan Garrett tries to get possession of the ball away from Eldorado sophomore Laura Johnson in Saturday’s District 4-5A girls soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Seniors Tyrell Northcutt and Brian Romero led a strong Clovis High showing as the Wildcats finished second […]

Lady Cats edged by Eldorado

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Clovis High senior Jessica Hohn goes up for a kill as Eldorado’s Naomi Sanchez (5) and Mary Blankenship attempt to block her during Saturday’s District 4-5A match at Rock Staubus Gym. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler The Clovis High volleyball team spent much of its match on Saturday peering around the bend. But, […]

Farwell routs Whiteface to improve to 5-0

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Farwell sophomore running back Luis Olmos runs through a Whiteface defender during the first half of Friday’s game in Farwell. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Sophomore Matthew Edwards, moving into the tailback position due to an injury to starter Hugo Vazquez, scored four touchdowns and rushed for 132 yards on 21 carries […]

Cats cruise to victory over Tascosa

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Clovis sophomore Devin Hanson breaks free from the grasp of Tascosa’s Randy Box during the first half of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler It’s been a short, strange season for the Clovis High football team so far. At least the Wildcats, after a 31-7 defeat of visiting […]

Struggling ECU battles Greyhounds

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Kenneth Odie tries to move past Eric Hodgest during Thursday’s Eastern New Mexico University football practice. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner This hasn’t been the kind of year Dennis Darnell expected. In the spring, the East Central football coach thought the Ada, Okla.-based Tigers were looking at a decent season. By the start […]

Cats take on Tascosa

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Clovis running back Mark Repolgle tries to find a hole during the second half of Saturday’s game in Albuquerque. Clovis had 260 yards on the ground in rolling to a 42-0 win. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Scouting the Clovis High football team this year, for opposing coaches, has been a matter of […]

Businesslike style carries Lady Cats

By Dave Wagner THE CLOVIS LADY WILDCATS approached Tuesday’s District 4-5A volleyball opener at Hobbs in a businesslike manner, according to coach Darrel Ray. The Lady Cats rode 13 blocks and 10 kills from senior middle hitter Monique Walker to a 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 win over the Lady Eagles. “Probably 10 of (Walker’s blocks) were […]

Transition to soccer smooth for Roberts

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This is Clovis senior goalkeeper Dewayne Roberts’ first year in net for the wildcats after running cross country last year. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Former cross country runner Dewayne Roberts had plenty of experience in the net before he became the Clovis High boys soccer team goalkeeper this season. Sure, if you […]

Lady Cats win district volleyball opener

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — The Clovis High Lady Wildcats got off on the right foot in District 4-5A play on Tuesday, sweeping Hobbs 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 to improve to 11-1 for the season. The Lady Cats controlled much of the match, although they fell behind by six points in the second game. Clovis responded with […]

Zias turn back NM Highlands

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Zia freshman Grace George blocks a kill attempt by Highlands outside hitter Audra Williams in the first game of Tuesday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Anna Bellum led three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 22 kills, and the Zias staved off a late […]

Eagles turn back Cats

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Clovis junior Matt Loewen and Hobbs sophomore Javier Perez battle for a loose ball during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Wildcats are taking little steps in the right direction. It just isn’t showing up in the win column yet. The […]

Zia netters struggling to mesh

Freedom Newspapers Most of the Eastern New Mexico University Zia volleyball players never competed together before this year, and despite their individual abilities to spike, bump and set they haven’t been able to put together many solid team performances. The team’s only two returning players — junior Margie Goble and senior Anya Mack — are […]

Lady Cats gunning for two-time champs

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Senior outside hitter Jessica Hohn is a three-year starter for the Lady Wildcats. Photo by Rick White.ady Wildcats Rick White If veteran Eldorado coach Cindy Chavez is worried about her team opening the District 4-5A season Saturday at Clovis she hides it well. “We really and truly try to minimize where we play,” said Chavez, […]

Improved practice habits key for Cats

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Clovis junior Phillip Williams was the leading rusher against Valley in his first varsity start. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Rick White Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley isn’t ready to declare the Wildcats’ roller coaster ride in the first four games of the season over yet. The Wildcats have won two games by a combined […]