Lady Cats host Los Lunas on Saturday

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Lady Wildcats have drawn Los Lunas in a Class 5A regional playoff game set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. Los Lunas lost on Saturday at top-ranked Las Cruces Mayfield 55-42 in the District 3-5A finals, the teams’ fourth meeting of the season. A couple of weeks […]

Urban, Wildcats start season strong at Invite

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Clovis sophomore Sean Cruce tries to turn a double play as Hobbs’ Tyler Barnett slides into second during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational at Bell Park CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Even a fast-moving cold front on Saturday afternoon couldn’t cool off Richard Urban. The Clovis senior lashed a pair of two-run singles […]

Wolverines fall in OT at Clayton

CNJ STAFF CLAYTON — Clayton’s Ross Pershbacher converted a 3-point play with 6.9 seconds left in overtime as Clayton edged Texico 58-55 Saturday night for the boys District 6-2A tournament championship. Texico (21-6) built a 25-12 halftime lead, but needed a 3-pointer by senior Johnny Rivera with three seconds left in regulation to force the […]

Missed FTs leave Grady in foul mood

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Grady’s John Schueler corrals an offensive rebound during the second half of Friday’s championship game of District 4-1A boys tournament. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White GRADY — The parade to the foul line started less than three minutes into the game and didn’t end until the final buzzer sounded — 47 fouls […]

Aggies salvage series finale against ENMU

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Greyhounds finished off their weekend on a sour note, but their pitching gave them enough for a series win over Cameron. The visiting Aggies routed Eastern New Mexico 19-7 in Saturday’s nightcap to keep from getting swept in the four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series. In the previous three […]

Lady Cats clip Eagles

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Clovis freshman Tori Northcutt drives past Eldorado’s Kristen Johnson during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament title game. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Sophomore post Brittany Blackmon was unstoppable Saturday night. Blackmon poured in a season-best 30 points on 13-of-15 field goal shooting as Clovis High’s girls claimed the District 4-5A girls tournament championship […]

Zias sustain injuries in loss at ACU

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — The weekend of promise turned into a nightmare for Eastern New Mexico University’s women. Playing for a chance at a surprising Lone Star Conference South Division championship going into the weekend, the Zias absorbed their two worst losses of the season, including Saturday’s 75-42 setback against Abilene Christian. The win […]

Hounds repeat LSC South championship

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Travazz Buckley and Kennis Green led five Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 16 points each as the Greyhounds nailed down their second consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division men’s regular-season championship Saturday with an 85-75 victory over Abilene Christian. The Hounds (20-7, 10-2 South) needed the […]

ENMU Friday baseball, softball

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University got strong pitching from Kelly Crain, Ian Thurman-Kelly and Jesse Garcia-Perez and swept a Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader from Cameron 4-1 and 1-0 on Friday at Greyhound Field. Crain (3-0) pitched a seven-inning complete game — his third of the spring — while scattering five […]

Clovis breezes into Invite title game

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Clovis high School senior Mark Replogle fouls a pitch off during Friday’s game against Fabens, Texas, at Bell Park. Replogle led the Wildcats with three hits in a 14-1 win. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. CNJ staff Clovis has been a rude host so far in the Clovis Invitational baseball tournament. The Wildcats won their […]

Hobbs eliminates Wildcats in OT

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Clovis senior Bud Willis finished with 22 points in Friday’s 96-90 overtime loss at Hobbs. Photo courtesy of the Hobbs News-Sun. CNJ staff HOBBS — Ervin Youmans scored 26 points and substitute Matt Davis had a back-breaking three-point play late in overtime as Hobbs outlasted foul-plagued Clovis 96-90 in the semifinals of the District 4-5A […]

Rally earns Wolverines trip to 6-2A finals

Freedom Newspapers SANTA ROSA — Braden Vaughn scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with four seconds left, as Texico rallied to beat Santa Rosa 47-44 Thursday in the semifinals of the District 6-2A boys basketball tournament. Josh Pena added seven points and Bryce Bailey scored all six of his points in the […]

Hounds earn share of LSC South title

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Jamaal Hunnicutt had a double-double, posting 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds moved closer to their second-straight Lone Star Conference South title with an 81-73 win at Angelo State. Eastern (19-7, 9-2) is a win away from clinching the division title. The Hounds […]

Angelo State ends Zias’ win streak

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — After a 16-0 start, Eastern New Mexico handed Angelo State its first loss of the season nearly a month ago in Portales. Kelli Anne Goble and the Rambelles gained some revenge Thursday, knocking Eastern out of a first-place tie in the Lone Star Conference South with a 70-48 win […]

Cats, Hobbs duel for one spot

By Rick White Clovis and Hobbs have been state boys basketball playoff staples for decades, although there have been occasional hiccups. Like in 1999, when the Wildcats failed to make the playoffs in former coach Terry Ferguson’s first season. Hobbs hasn’t been left at home come March since 1992, when legendary coach Ralph Tasker still […]

Lady Cats find home court big advantage

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Clovis senior Monique Walker battles Ty Como of Hobbs (front) for a rebound during Monday’s playoff game at The Rock. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Clovis coach Miles Watters was in the middle of a timeout when he noticed the eyes of his players start drifting away from him and toward the […]

Bosket’s inside play helps Zias mount title bid

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Jereena Bosket loses the handle on the ball during a scramble in last week’s game against Texas A&M-Kingsville last week at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner Whatever happens this weekend, Eastern New Mexico University senior Jereena Bosket will end her basketball career at the school with an […]

Clayton eliminates Lady Wolverines

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Texico senior Jazzi Walls drives to the basket during Wednesday’s District 6-2A tournament game at Texico Sports Arena. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Clayton spurted in the second half while Texico sputtered. The first run gave the Yellowjackets the lead for good. The second run put the game away as Clayton upset […]

CHS baseball team hosts invitational

By Eric Butler Moriarty baseball coach Michael Chavez was looking forward to the opportunity to come to the east part of the state — in order to escape the snow. Chavez and his Pintos are among the eight teams in the three-day Clovis Invitational baseball tournament at Bell Park scheduled to begin today. “We have […]

Cats get it done with defense

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Clovis senior Jeff Epps tries to release a shot over Manzano freshman James Syme (left) and sophomore Chanselor Bell during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s District 4-5A tournament game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Epps was fouled on the play by Syme By Dave Wagner The Clovis High boys basketball team didn’t need 96 points against […]