Tuesday’s area prep, college basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Prep Girls Farwell 34, Whitharral 31 Whitharral — Polk 0 0-0 , Barker 0 0-0 0, Vargas 2 0-0 4, Branch 2 1-2 5, Burleson 0 0-0 0, Dukatnuk 1 0-1 2, Kirkland 4 4-4 12, Rutledge 1 4-4 6, Martin 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 9-11 31. Farwell (5-7) — Micah Christian […]

Zias blitz WT in South Division opener

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Eastern junior guard Laci Lee drives the baseline against West Texas A&M’s Carlee Massie-Howard in the first half of Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Lee had 27 points in the 76-57 win. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Laci Lee was at her best Tuesday night. […]

Lady Cats end skid

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn releases a shot over Frendship’s Jennifer Pena during the first half. Hilburn led the Lady Cats with 15 points. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White In a day and age where free-throw shooting is a lost art, Clovis painted a Picasso. Playing its fourth game in five days, Clovis […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule

CNJ staff West Texas A&M (5-1) at ENMU (3-4) When: 6 p.m. today Where: Greyhound Arena Radio: KGNC-AM 710, Amarillo Notes: The game is the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. The matchup was moved up to avoid three-game weeks during conference play. … WT beati the Zias 75-54 on Nov. 28 […]

Former CHS quarterback suffers fatal heart attack

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By Glen Seeber Clovis’ fleet-footed quarterback from the unbeaten 1973 championship team died Friday after suffering a heart attack, a family member said. Mark Anthony Trujillo Sr., 47, of Clovis “was an excellent leader as a quarterback,” recalled Mike Prokop, who played football with him that season. “That sucker could scoot,” said Randy Adrian, another […]

CHS girls basketball capsule

CNJ STAFF Frenship (11-3) at Clovis (6-2) When: 6 p.m. today (JV game at 4:30 p.m.) Where: Rock Staubus Gymnasium Radio: KKYC-FM 102.3 Notes: Lady Wildcats are coming off their first two losses of the season to host Rio Rancho (55-44 in the semifinals) and Dallas J.F. Kimball (50-46 in the third-place game) in the […]

ENMU survives another road challenge

By Dave Wagner Preseason conditioning can be real drudgery, and Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is known to crack the whip. As far as Greyhounds senior Garland Coleman is concerned, though, all that work was worth it Saturday night when ENMU went four overtimes to eke out a 91-89 win over […]

Late Saturday prep, college summaries

CNJ STAFF Prep boys Farwell Invitational Championship game Texico 52, Farwell 51 Texico (6-1) — Braden Vaughan 11, Johnny Rivera 19, Mark Peabody 4, Garret Mayfield 4, Logan Brown 10, Bryce Bailey 4. Totals 19 10-23 52. Farwell (7-3) — Jason Johnson 13, Robbie Tabb 3, Grant Gregory 13, Tate Nichols 2, Rowdy Mitchell 3, […]

Hounds beat Incarnate Word in 4 OTs

CNJ STAFF SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds erased a three-point deficit in the fourth overtime with a 6-0 run and held on to beat Incarnate Word 91-89 on Saturday night. It was believed to be the longest game in terms of overtimes in the history of either school. ENMU (5-3) extended its […]

Clovis soccer players getting kicks indoors

By Eric Butler They practice in junior high gymnasiums and a barn north of Clovis. As strange as it may sound, it makes perfect sense for eight Clovis soccer teams that just wrapped up the fall season of indoor soccer in Amarillo. The season began in the first weekend of November for teams ranging in […]

Champion Cats, Carlsbad dominate all-district football team

CNJ staff The Clovis Wildcats used a well-balanced approach to win the District 4-5A title. Juniors John Props, Phillip Williams and a senior-dominated offensive line helped the Wildcats average better than 30 points this season while a defense keyed by a strong front five and a ball-hawking secondary resulted in two shutouts in four district […]

Texas team hands Lady Cats second loss

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Both teams wore white Saturday in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational girls basketball tournament, but that’s where the similarity ended. Dallas Kimball was designated as red and Clovis as blue — despite its purple trim. In reality, both teams wore white uniforms thanks to a pregame misunderstanding. […]

Cats rebound with rout

CNJ staff SANTA FE — The Clovis High Wildcats rebounded from their first loss of the season with a vengeance. The Cats roared to a 22-0 lead after one quarter and had no trouble dispatching Los Lunas 63-24 on Saturday in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational basketball tournament. La Cueva beat Clovis […]

Spilt decision — Texico boys win title; Lady Wolverines

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Texico senior Jazzi Walls (left) and Happy junior Lana Moudy battle for a loose ball during Saturday’s championship game in the Farwell Invitational . CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Texico’s strategy of pressuring depth-thin Happy into an uptempo game worked in three of the four quarters. In the second stanza, though, the […]

Friday area prep basketball scores

CNJ STAFF All Times MST Boys Fort Sumner 49, Grady 42 Capital City Invitational At Santa Fe Consolation semifinals Taos 57, Pojoaque 51 Pueblo South 69, St. Michael’s 33 Championship semifinals Santa Fe 76, Los Lunas 56 La Cueva 59, Clovis 47 Saturday’s games 7th place — Pojoaque vs. St. Michael’s, 1:30 p.m. 5th place […]

Thursday area prep summaries

CNJ STAFF Prep summaries Thursday Boys Capital City Invitational First round Clovis 60, St. Michael’s 33 Clovis (7-0) — Bud Willis 9 0-0 18, Tizrick Phillips 0 0-0 0, Zac Watters 3 2-2 8, Jacob Jones 0 0-0 0, Elliott Hita 0 0-1 0, John Props 1 0-0 3, Justin Pinckney 7 0-0 15, Dominique […]

ENMU basketball capsule

CNJ STAFF Men Eastern New Mexico (4-3) vs. Incarnate Word (6-1) When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) Saturday Where: O’Connor High School, San Antonio Radio: none Notes: Saturday’s game will be played off-campus because of midyear graduation ceremonies scheduled for UIW’s McDermott Center. … The teams met on Nov. 18 in Portales, with ENMU posting a 76-62 […]

Texico stumbles into semifinals

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Texico senior Bryce Bailey goes up for a shot from the lane during Thursday’s game against Whiteface in the Farwell Invitational. Photo by Rick White By Rick White FARWELL — After a slow start, Texico scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and … oops, wrong sport. After a slow start, Texico solved Whiteface’s zone […]

Elida eclipses Lady Blue in OT

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Farwell seniors Tara Schilling (23) and Hailey Grimes (15) try to grab an offensive rebound during the first half of Thursday’s game against Elida in the Farwell Invitational Tournament. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner FARWELL — Elida struggled in the first half, but coach Dan Howard was confident the real Lady Tigers hadn’t […]

Routine win puts Cats into semifinals

CNJ STAFF SANTA FE — Maybe it’s high expectations that left Clovis coach J.D. Isler disappointed after a 27-point win. Or maybe it’s just part of being a coach, he said. “I was hoping we’d play a little sharper,” Isler said after a 60-33 win over St. Michael’s on Thursday in the first round of […]