Lady Cats’ defense suffocates Hobbs

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis senior Nichele Hyman shoots over Hobbs junior Ieyland Mason, left, and freshman Amaya Lewis during the first half of Tuesday’s night District 4-6A clash at Rock Staubus Gym. Hyman finished with nine points as the Lady Wildcats cruised to a 56-38 victory.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com It took Clovis High’s girls a while to crank up the offense Tuesday night against District 4-6A rival Hobbs at Rock Staubus Gym, but there was nothing wrong with their defense. The top-ranked Lady Wildcats took the suspense out of it early, blanking Hobbs for the first 11 1/2 […]

Hobbs romps to easy 88-37 win over Cats

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Clovis High junior guard Tucker Dobbs elevates for a shot over Hobbs’ Trey Nelson during the first quarter of Tuesday’s District 4-6A boys matchup at Hobbs, won by the Eagles 88-37.

Staff report HOBBS —The Hobbs Eagles showed why they’re the No. 1-ranked Class 6A boys team Tuesday night. Clovis High tried to hang with the Eagles for a while, but in the end it was just too much fire power as the Wildcats went down to an 88-37 loss. Andre Foster led five players in […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Feb. 10

BOYS District 4-3A Texico 79, Eunice 59 Texico (12-9, 2-1) — Rodrick Dean 18, Tanner Dickerman 3, Brannon Karger 25, Juan Estrada 4, Lance Myers 4, Jonah Tuls 5, Braden Fraze 1, Mason Golden 7, Nathan Phipps 12. Totals 30 15-27 79. Eunice (14-7, 1-2) — Ivan Zamora 4, Donovan Nichols 16, Armando Rodriguez 3, […]

ENMU men’s women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 11

MEN Cameron at ENMU • When: 7:30 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Cameron 10-11 (2-7 LSC), ENMU 7-15 (0-9) • Last meeting: The Aggies beat the Greyhounds 98-71 in the LSC opener for both teams on Jan. 7 at Lawton, Okla. • Last time out: Cameron lost […]

CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 10

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Clovis High junior forward Roland Chavez looks for room to operate against a Hobbs’ defender during the teams’ earlier meeting at Rock Staubus Gym. The Wildcats and Eagles meet again tonight in Hobbs.

BOYS Clovis at Hobbs When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-6A game Records: Clovis 5-18 (1-2 district), Hobbs 22-1 (3-0) Last meeting: Jan. 27, the Eagles beat the Wildcats 88-57 at The Rock. Last time out: Clovis dropped a 51-50 decision to Carlsbad at The Rock on Tuesday. The Eagles beat Alamogordo 105-44 on […]

CHS boys win district crown, girls second

Staff report HOBBS — A disqualification may have kept Clovis High’s swim teams from sweeping District 3 competition over the weekend. The Lady Wildcats suffered a DQ on the 200 medley relay for an exchange out of the zone. That may not have been enough to win the meet, but they would have been close. […]

Grizzlies avoid series sweep against Hounds

Staff report PORTALES — Defensive mistakes cost Eastern New Mexico University’s team four runs and a potential season-opening series sweep on Sunday. An error with two out and nobody on turned into a three-run third for Adams State, and a passed ball set up the second of two fourth-inning runs as the Grizzlies held on […]

Zias complete 2-1 first weekend

Staff report WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Junior right fielder Marleyna Pinon hit a tie-breaking, two-out solo home run in the top of the fourth inning and the Eastern New Mexico University softball team went on to a 14-9 victory over Washburn on Sunday, wrapping up play 2-1 in the season-opening Southwestern Oklahoma round-robin. The Zias pounded […]

Huelga shines for Zias on final day of UNM meet

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University senior Sabrina Huelga, who helped the Zias win the distance medley relay on Friday, posted a seventh-place finish in the women’s 800 on Saturday in the University of New Mexico’s Collegiate Classic indoor track meet. Huelga’s time in the 800 was two minutes, 16.32 seconds. In Friday’s […]

Zias ride Stinnett past ASU

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Sarah Stinnett had no idea she was near a school record. She was just trying to help her team win a basketball game. The junior guard from Fort Sumner had a surprised look as she perused the final stat sheet after scoring 37 points — including 26 […]

No. 7 Rams subdue ENMU

Staff report PORTALES — The Angelo State men’s basketball team is on a roll like never seen. Senior guard-forward Demario Mayfield scored 22 points and added seven rebounds and six assists as the seventh-ranked Rams remained firmly entrenched in the Lone Star Conference lead on Saturday with a 69-49 win over Eastern New Mexico University […]

Hounds open with sweep

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ENMU senior Blake Cooper steals second base before Adams State University’s Tyler Thurston can tag him out Saturday during the Greyhounds doubleheader against the Adams State Grizzlies at Greyhound Field.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach David Gomez said earlier this week that he wants his team to play “Gorilla ball” and hit the ball off and over the fence. So far, so good, as the Greyhounds hit four homers and pounded out 20 hits in a […]

ENMU softball team splits opening games

Staff report WEATHERFORD, Okla. — First baseman Adrienne Martinez drove in three runs with a home run and a single and third baseman Maci Brown added a two-run single as Southwestern Oklahoma defeated Eastern New Mexico University 6-2 in the Lady Bulldogs’ round-robin tournament on Saturday. ENMU beat University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma […]

Area prep summaries, standings — Feb. 7

SUMMARIES Boys District 6-2A Melrose 66, Logan 61 Logan (14-5, 1-1) — Kristofer Cordova 2, Mike Estrada 13, Wyatt Strand 22, Brinton Roach 7, Wesley Gudgell 13, Coltin Roach 4. Totals 24 8-11 61. Melrose (12-6, 3-0) — Cade Barnard 26, Chris Fisher 2, Wyatt Williams 19, Rowdy Allen 2, Jared Lee 2, Braden Hemminger […]

Ex-CHS star Brown lifts UNM to win

Staff report LOGAN, Utah — Clovis native Antiesha Brown hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds to go, and New Mexico scored the final nine points of the game to take a 56-51 victory over Utah State. Khadijah Shumpert scored 13 points to lead three in double figures for UNM (12-10, 8-3 Mountain West), which won […]

Texico sweeps Dexter

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Texico junior Brannon Karger guard attacks the basket against Dexter’s Beaty Freeland, who fouled him on the shot during the first half of Friday’s District 4-3A boys matchup at Texico. Karger scored 16 points as the Wolverines cruised to a 56-22 victory over the Demons.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — The rematch of last year’s Class 2A boys state championship game didn’t exactly come down to the wire. Dexter, which beat Texico for the then-2A crown a year ago, graduated essentially all of its talent off that team. Texico ended a five-game losing streak in crushing the Demons 56-22 […]

Rams, Lady Rams cruise past East Mountain

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Portales High basketball teams stayed undefeated in district play with dominating wins over East Mountain. The boys won 84-43 while the Lady Rams overwhelmed the Lady Timberwolves 67-9 on Friday night at the Ram Athletic Center. Jeremie Karngbaye owned the paint with 21 points and 11 rebounds as […]

Friday area prep summaries — Feb. 6

BOYS Non-district Lubb. Southcrest Christian 40, CCS 28 Clovis Christian (1-19) —  Joaquin Lopez 3, Josh Fly 1, Will Ramsey 4, Nate Baker 4, Isaac Lindo 2, Tucker Fly 4, Dev Cockrell 10. Totals 11 5-15 28. Lubbock Southcrest Christian — Daniel Pruitt 6, Dylan Mora 4, Brandon Willis 2, Bryce Garrison 6, Matt Hathaway […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Feb. 7

MEN Angelo State at ENMU • When: 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena • Records: Angelo State 20-1 (8-0 LSC), ENMU 7-14 (0-8) • Last meeting: ASU pounded the Greyhounds 112-81 on Jan. 17 at San Angelo, Texas. • Last time out: The Rams held off West Texas A&M […]

Thursday area prep summaries — Feb. 5

BOYS District 6-2A Logan 83, Fort Sumner 46 Fort Sumner (4-13, 0-3) — Brett Marshall 2, Kyle Idtensohn 6, Raymond Drake 4, Hunter Sparks 13, Tyler Riggins 2, Garrett Hisel 19. Totals 20 5-6 46. Logan (15-3, 1-0) — Kristofer Cordova 3, Mike Estrada 8, Wyatt Strand 34, Brinton Roach 13, Wesley Gudgell 16, Laramie […]