Lady Cats look to move up in 6A state meet

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Clovis High’s girls have had another strong cross country season. Now the Lady Wildcats are looking to move up in Class 6A state competition. Clovis is sending both teams to the 6A state meet, scheduled for today at Rio Rancho H.S. The 6A girls race is slated for 10:30 […]

Clovis upsets Carlsbad to reach district title game

Carlsbad Current Argus photo: Matt Hollinshead
 Clovis sophomore middle hitter Lexi Cole with a kill attempt against Carlsbad freshman middle blocker Carrie Lynn in the second set Thursday. The Lady Wildcats won in four sets, advancing to Saturday’s District 4-6A tournament championship game at Hobbs.

By Matt Hollinshead Carlsbad Current-Argus CARLSBAD – Clovis’ front line turned the intensity meter up another notch in its latest bout with Carlsbad. Compared to its five-set defeats in the previous two meetings, the Lady Wildcats were more effective putting down quick strikes at the net and ousted the Cavegirls in four sets (27-25, 25-10, […]

Pioneers eliminate ENMU

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Texas Woman’s Ashley Bishop scored off a rebound shot midway through the first half on Thursday and third-seeded Texas Woman’s edged No. 6 Eastern New Mexico University1-0 in the opening quarterfinal match of the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer tournament. TWU (11-6-2) advances to a 4 p.m. (MDT) Friday […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Nov. 6

Texico at Eunice When: 7 p.m. today Records: Texico 3-6 (0-1 District 4-3A), Eunice 5-3 (2-0) Last week: The Wolverines lost to Dexter 32-8 at Texico, while the Cardinals won at home over Loving 46-21. Last year: Eunice defeated the Wolverines 34-15 at Texico. Of note: Eunice has already clinched the district championship. … The […]

Cats look to wrap up district title

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis tackle Antonio Martinez and linebacker Jared Duncan take down Alamogordo running back Brandon Henderson during Friday’s District 4-6A game at Tiger Stadium in Alamogordo. The Wildcats posted a 24-14 victory over the Tigers.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus doesn’t have much experience with horse racing, but he figures if you took Triple Crown winner American Pharoah out for a few consecutive races, he’d still be pretty successful whenever you put him back in starting lane. And that sums up his prospects for junior […]

Grady rallies to secure sweep over San Jon

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Grady juniors Jasmine Gonzales, left, and Tayte Trice go up to attempt to block a kill attempt by San Jon junior Alexis Quintana in the first set of Wednesday’s District 4-1A tournament match at Grady High School.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR GRADY — With six sets in the books more than 60 miles apart on Wednesday night, District 4-1A was reduced to No. 1 vs. No. 2. Second-seeded Grady did its part. Even with some bumps in the road on the third set, the host Bronchos (16-5) needed just 56 […]

Angelo nearly sweeps LSC women’s soccer awards

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Lone Star Conference regular season champion Angelo State nearly pulled a clean sweep of conference awards, announced Wednesday night at the LSC championship banquet. Angelo State, which won its second league title, had three first team picks and four second-team picks and took five of the six individual awards. The […]

Clovis stays alive in 4-6A volleyball tournament

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — For all of its struggles, there is one positive for the Clovis High volleyball season. It’s still going. With nine kills each from Jaren Piepkorn and Mimi Coleman, Clovis pulled an upset in the first round of the District 4-6A tournament, beating third-seed Alamogordo 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-22. Clovis (5-16) came […]

WT sweeps ENMU volleyball squad, gains tiebreaker edge

STAFF REPORT In a role reversal from their previous matchup, West Texas A&M rolled past Eastern New Mexico University Tuesday night, taking an all-important 25-22, 25-16, 25-21 sweep in the next-to-last LSC regular-season match for both teams. Elsa Bentsen had 10 kills to lead WT (12-15, 4-11), which never trailed in any of the three […]

Not the same Hounds

Staff photo: Matthew Asher
Mikaehla Connor, 33, looks to pass to Kassandra Harris, 13, while being guarded by Jaylyn Cooper, 24, during a full-speed scrimmage last week at Greyhound Arena. Connor and Harris are two of the seven new transfer students for ENMU’s upcoming season.

Editor’s note: This is the first of three stories previewing the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball teams. Future stories will focus on team captains and transfer students. By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER In his sophomore season with the ENMU Women’s Basketball team, coach Josh Prock is ready to see how his newly revamped […]

Vixens sweep Dora to open 6-2A tourney

Staff report FORT SUMNER — Paris Allred had 16 kills, and third-seeded Fort Sumner took advantage of 21 service aces to sweep by Dora 25-13, 25-20, 25-20 in the first round of the District 6-2A tournament Tuesday night in Fort Sumner. Kylie Daugherty had 10 aces for Fort Sumner (11-10), which moves on to a […]

Cat Tracks: Senior makes most of chance

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis senior Jaron Gonzales carried 10 times for 87 yards in the Wildcats’ 24-14 win Friday over Alamogordo.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR It took a perfect storm of injuries and transfers for Jaron Gonzales to get a chance in the Clovis backfield, but just a few runs for the senior to prove he deserved that chance. With the Wildcats clinging to a 17-14 lead, Gonzales worked in impressive fashion with sophomore […]

Greyhounds win coin flip, LSC’s third seed

Correspondent photo: Angela Greene
Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Kamal Cass scores on a 22-yard run in Saturday's Wagon Wheel Game at West Texas A&M. The Buffaloes defeated ENMU 52-42, but still finished as the fifth seed after losing a three-way coin flip. The Greyhounds, who could have earned the third seed in the Lone Star Conference playoffs outright with a win, claimed the third seed anyway by the coin flip, with Angelo State finishing fourth.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR What West Texas A&M took away on Saturday, a flip of the coin gave back to Eastern New Mexico University’s football team. The Greyhounds (6-3, 3-3 LSC), who could have taken third place outright with a win Saturday over the Buffs, won a three-team coin flip with WT and […]

ENMU enters women’s soccer tournament as sixth seed

Staff report After an 0-10 regular season campaign in the Lone Star Conference, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer game will try to grab its first LSC win in the six-team playoffs. Top-seeded Angelo State (14-2-1) will host the single-elimination tournament. The Greyhounds (4-13-1) will visit third-seeded Texas Woman’s University in a 5 p.m. […]

Melrose top seed in eight-man playoffs

Staff report Undefeated Melrose will make its eight-man state title defense as the No. 1 seed, with the eight-team field announced Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association. The entire four-team District 4 made the field, with Gateway Christian as the second seed, Dora fifth and Tatum seventh. The Buffaloes (10-0) will face Jemez Valley […]

Hat trick boosts Hounds

Staff report BETHANY, Okla. — Behind a hat trick from junior Ryan McManus, Eastern New Mexico University  kept alive hopes of a .500 season with a 4-1 victory over Southern Nazarene on Saturday. Roberto Zatarain scored the opening goal and had an assist for ENMU (6-7-2), which never trailed and got all three McManus goals in […]

ENMU volleyball team falls to LSC’s top two

Staff report PORTALES — Less than 24 hours after giving Lone Star Conference-leading Tarleton State a real run for its money, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team tried to do the same thing in its home finale on Saturday against second-place Angelo State at Greyhound Arena. But the Rambelles were too much for them, […]

Buffs outlast ENMU 52-42

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ENMU sophomore running back Kamal Cass breaks into the secondary en route to a 56-yard gain, setting up a touchdown for the Greyhounds late in the first quarter of Saturday’s “Wagon Wheel” game against West Texas A&M at Canyon, Texas. Cass rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns, but the Buffaloes posted a 52-42 Lone Star Conference win over the Greyhounds in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior wide receiver Xavier Amey caught seven passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns and West Texas A&M fought off an Eastern New Mexico University rally to post a 52-42 Lone Star Conference win on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The result in the annual “Wagon Wheel” […]

Friday area prep football roundup — Oct. 30

Dexter 32, Texico 8 Records: Dexter 6-3 (1-1 District 4-3A), Texico 3-6 (1-1) Difference: The Demons blanked the Wolverines until the fourth quarter in bouncing back from a district-opening loss to Eunice last week. Difference-makers: Dexter, junior RB Gabino Rodriguez had a rushing and a receiving touchdown, while senior QB Dominic Lomeli threw for a […]

CHS squads fall in 6A state soccer

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Both of Clovis High’s soccer teams battled through rainy conditions and took their opponents deep into their first-round Class 6A state mates on Friday, only to come up short. The CHS boys, seeded 11th, lost to sixth-seeded Sandia 1-0 while the girls, seeded 10th, were beaten by seventh-seeded Volcano Vista 2-0. […]