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Fort Sumner’s Kylie Daughtery has signed a letter of intent to play basketball next season at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

By Kevin Wilson Managing editor There wasn’t a moment when Kylie Daugherty first realized she could play basketball at the college level. Rather, no moment ever convinced her she didn’t have that shot. “I’ve always liked basketball, and my brothers were really good athletes,” said the Fort Sumner senior. “I never really counted myself […]

WT notches series sweep against ENMU

Staff report CANYON, Texas — The struggling Eastern New Mexico University baseball team held West Texas A&M in relative check on Saturday, but the Greyhounds couldn’t get much going with the bats and dropped 5-3 and 3-0 Lone Star Conference decisions to the Buffaloes as WT completed a three-game sweep. In Friday’s series opener, WT […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores — April 30

First game New Mexico Military 2, Texico 1 NMMI    000  200  0 — 2    2    1 Texico    001  000  0 — 1    5    2 Eli Aguilar and Jake Guerrero; Dalton Thatcher, Ben Crist (5) and Brock Thompson. W — Aguilar. L — Thatcher. Top hitters — New Mexico Military: Frank Marchi 1-3; Danny Jaramillo 1-3. […]

ENMU softball players honored by LSC

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University softball team were named to All-Lone Star Conference squads during a banquet on Thursday prior to the start of the league’s postseason tournament. Junior second baseman Audrey Velasquez and junior shortstop Susannah Chandler were named to the second team, while senior catcher […]

Alamo blanks Lady Cats twice

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — To put it mildly, it’s been a nightmarish run through District 4-6A play for the Clovis High softball team. On Friday, it ended on another rough note. Senior Sierra Gentry tossed a one-hitter in the first game and a four-hitter in the nightcap as Alamogordo ran past the Lady Wildcats 9-0 […]

CHS squads sweep Ross Black Relays

Staff report LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s track teams tuned up for District 4-6A competition this week with team victories in Friday’s Ross Black Relays. The Wildcats easily won the boys team title, their third of the spring, with 99 points to 68 for host Lovington. Meantime, the Lady Wildcats notched their first team victory of […]

Cats await postseason fate after split

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Clovis senior Austin Adams retreats to first base on a pickoff attempt during the third inning of Friday’s District 4-6A doubleheader opener against Alamogordo at Bell Park. The Wildcats split with the Tigers, winning the nighcap 10-0 on senior Daniel Gallegos’ five-inning no-hitter after dropping the opener 9-6.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Clovis High’s baseball team came up short by a run of ending senior Daniel Gallegos’ shutout bid against Hobbs in the fifth inning on the 10-run rule on Tuesday, and the Wildcats paid for it with a demoralizing 11-10, eight-inning loss. On Friday, after a 9-6 District 4-6A setback […]

Buffaloes rout Hounds in series opener

STAFF REPORT CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M teed off on Eastern New Mexico pitching early and often, and the Buffs snapped a season-high four-game skid with a 15-5 victory over the Greyhounds to start a three-game Lone Star Conference’s series Friday night. The teams face each other again in a noon doubleheader. Shortstop Jake Fuller […]

Santa Rosa rallies to top Dora softball

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER DORA — The Dora Coyotes softball team just learned the hard way that no lead is ever safe, as the Santa Rosa Lady Lions scored six in the final two innings for an 11-10 comeback win Friday. After a seven-run third inning, Dora (2-8) built a 9-5 lead that […]

Tort claim alleges jail assault

STAFF REPORT A tort claim has been filed against Curry County, claiming an inmate at the Adult Detention Center was injured in a beating while he was awaiting trial. Portales attorney Eric Dixon made the claim on behalf of Arthur Ferro, 46, who says he was attacked by an inmate the morning of April 8 […]

Lady Cats get sixth golfer qualified for state

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High’s girls went to Thursday’s Last Chance Invite at the New Mexico Military golf course specifically hoping to get a sixth player qualified for Class 6A state competition. Mission accomplished, as senior Marissa Waters earned her third leg with a score of 43-45 — 88. “We wanted to get Marissa […]

Clovis girls golf finishes second at Hobbs

STAFF REPORT The bad news is Clovis High’s girls golf team didn’t have anybody finish in the top five Wednesday at the Eagle Invite in Hobbs. The good news? The Lady Cats still finished three shots from the win, firing a 362 to tie for second place with Artesia behind Goddard’s 359. “We really didn’t […]

Cats, Hobbs split baseball doubleheader

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Either side could easily have swept Tuesday’s District 4-6A baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. Instead, after nearly six hours, the teams settled for a split. Stunningly, Clovis High let a nine-run lead get away late in the opener and lost 11-10 in eight innings. Hobbs stranded 27 baserunners, including […]

Tuesday area prep baseball linescore — April 26

District 4-3A Texico 14, Dexter 11 Texico    500  450  0 —14    12    5 Dexter    500  012  3 —11    12    4 Rafael Maldonado, Dalton Thatcher (7) and Brock Thompson; David Miramontes, Dominic Lomeli (3) and Jarren Amaro. W — Maldonado. L — Miramontes. Top hitters — Texico: Maldonado 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 3 runs; Thatcher 3-4, […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Filippini wins steer wrestling

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior Hank Filippini took first place in steer wrestling to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s men to an eighth-place team finish with 140 points in the Tarleton State rodeo over the weekend. Filippini earned 50 points in the event, scoring 5.3 in the fi rst round and 5.8 in the […]

Clovis boys finish second at Hobbs

CNJ STAFF The Clovis High boys golf team, in the start of a busy stretch, finished second at the Brandon Branch Invite at Hobbs. The host Eagles won both the boys and girls events, taking the boys by 314 — 22 shots better than Clovis’ 336, and edged Artesia by a single stroke in girls competition […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores — April 23

District 4-3A First game Texico 12, Loving 1 Texico    610  50 —12    10    0 Loving    000  10 —  1    5    4 Rafael Maldonado (5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 W, 6 SO) and Brock Thompson; Timothy Porras, Freddy Chacon (1) and Sonny Granado. W — Maldonado. L — Porras. Top hitters — […]

ENMU swept at Kingsville

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville took advantage of three walks and a hit batsman to set the stage for a go-ahead, two-run single by right fielder Pablo Hernandez in a three-run eighth to edge Eastern New Mexico University 8-6 and complete a three-game Lone Star Conference baseball series sweep on Saturday. The league-league […]

Hounds capture softball finale

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior Erikka Burke capped a five-run second with a two-run double and sophomore Kiana Zerr, who had already pitched two solid games in the series, managed to make it stand up as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team closed out its season on Saturday with a 9-7 Lone Star Conference […]

Cats take 2nd, Lady Cats 3rd at Alamo meet

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — Alamogordo is looking like it might dominate the District 4-6A track meet on May 6 at Hobbs. Still, Clovis High’s squads are feeling pretty good about things heading into that event. The Wildcats finished second and the Lady Wildcats were third in Friday’s seven-team Bob Sepulveda Invite, with both divisions won […]