CHS girls 7th in state cross country

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s girls set their goals high going into Saturday’s Class 6A state cross country competition. The Lady Wildcats weren’t quite able to reach them. CHS finished seventh in team competition with 157 points, led by freshman Kelsey McNaughton’s 10th-place finish in 19 minutes, 28 seconds over five kilometers. Coach […]

Prep football capsules

Texico 45, Loving 13 Records: Loving 2-7 (0-3 District 4-3A), Texico 3-7 (1-2) Difference: The Wolverines rolled early, building a 33-0 halftime lead en route to snapping their six-game losing streak. Difference-makers: Sophomore RB Mason Golden rushed for 139 yards for the Wolverines, including a 14-yard TD run in the third quarter. Sophomore QB Lance […]

Clovis takes district title with win


By Kevin Wilson Down at Ralph Bowyer Stadium, Carlsbad and Alamogordo were tied at 12 in the second half. Up at Leon Williams Stadium, Clovis made sure it didn’t matter. The Wildcats roared back from a disappointing first half and made the plays they needed for a 35-29 victory over Hobbs to claim the […]

Portales finishes regular season with win over NMMI

Staff report  ROSWELL — Portales locked up second place in District 4-4A football with a 21-13 win over New Mexico Military Institute on Friday night. With the game tied 7-7 at halftime, the Rams (6-4, 3-1 district) received the ball to start the second half and wasted no time taking the lead on a Bronte […]

Zias volleyball summaries

VOLLEYBALL College summary Friday Lone Star Conference Texas A&M-Commerce 3, ENMU 0 A&M-Commerce 25 25 25 ENMU 14 18 22 Individual statistics Kills — Texas A&M-Commerce, Amy Davault 14, Delanee Clark 5, Taryn Driver 5. Eastern New Mexico, Agatha Gibbons 11, Bree Lucero 6. Block solos — Texas A&M-Commerce, Veronika Baric 1, Davault 1. Eastern […]

Buffaloes dominate Tatum in rematch


By Dave Wagner MELROSE — After escaping Tatum a week earlier with a last-minute win in district play, the Melrose Buffaloes were determined to take the suspense out of Friday’s 8-man quarterfinal rematch. It really began from the opening kickoff. One of the areas where the Coyotes had hurt the Buffaloes last week was […]

Zias hurt playoff seeding with loss to Commerce

Staff report The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team couldn’t overcome several long runs by Texas A&M-Commerce on Friday night, and as a result hurt their potential seeding in next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament by losing to the Lions 25-14, 25-18, 25-22 at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (12-17, 4-11 LSC) had the No. 6 spot […]

Broncos ready for first playoff game since 2008

By Derek Major The last time Floyd and Lake Arthur, the Broncos scored with less than a minute left  to pull out a 36-34 win on Oct. 10. Today, when the teams meet again, the season will be over for one team. The Broncos (6-1) host the two-time defending champion Panthers (8-2) at 1 […]

Eastern hosts A&M Kingsville in LSC playoffs

By Dave Wagner It’s been a tough season for Texas A&M-Kingsville football, punctuated by the firing of coach David Calloway in mid-October. If anyone was cut out to step into that situation, it might well be Jaime Martinez, a former Javs All-American offensive lineman who was promoted from offensive line coach to interim coach. […]

Lady Wildcats attempt to continue dominance over Carlsbad

By Dave Wagner In the past seven years, the District 4-5A volleyball tournament came down to Clovis against Carlsbad. Now that it’s District 4-6A, it’s no different as the Lady Wildcats prepare to host the Cavegirls again in today’s 6:30 p.m. district tourney final at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Cats (10-10) have had […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Nov. 7

Loving at Texico • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-3A game • Records: Loving 2-6 (0-2), Texico 2-7 (0-3) • Last week: Loving lost at Dexter 54-0; the Wolverines were beaten at home by Eunice 34-15. • Last year: The teams did not meet. • Of note: The Wolverines come in on a […]

Lady Cats seek best state cross country finish

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Clovis High’s girls have established program-bests with sixth-place finishes each of the last two years in then-Class 5A state cross country competition. On Saturday, in what is now 6A, the Lady Wildcats hope to better that standard in competition set for 1:35 p.m. at Rio Rancho H.S. Coach Mark […]

ENMU squads enter conference meets

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University will have teams competing in Lone Star Conference meets this weekend in women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country. The four-team LSC women’s soccer meet begins today at Commerce, Texas, with the championship match scheduled for noon (MST) on Sunday. The league cross country competition is scheduled for […]

Cats look to nail down district title

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis junior quarterback Daulton Hatley is stopped by Carlsbad defender Drake Albarez after a short gain in last week’s game at Ralph Bowyer Stadium. The Wildcats (4-5, 2-0 district) can wrap up the District 4-6A title with a win tonight against Hobbs.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer Where’s The Rebel? Where’s the District 4-6A title? Where’s a Class 6A playoff spot? The Clovis Wildcats hope by the end of the night, the answer to all three questions is the Wildcats’ locker room. It was one year ago that the cannon-shaped traveling trophy finally did some traveling, […]

Jenkins wants to give back to community

By Justin Felisko L.J. Jenkins remembers having to skip out of his classes at Texico High School sometimes when he was a teenager to go compete at amateur bull riding events in Texas. There were times he would have to miss an occasional homework assignment or two because of his weekend warrior travel habits. […]

NM fishing report — Nov. 5

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.  Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron River: Stream […]

Zias beaten by Highlands in four sets

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman outside hitter Talise Babbitt keyed a match-ending 4-0 run with three kills and New Mexico Highlands outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 28-26, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23 on Tuesday night. Babbitt finished with a match-high 14 kills for the Cowgirls (11-16), who completed a three-match sweep of the Zias (12-16), […]

Area district volleyball tournaments — Nov. 4

(Seeds in parentheses) District 4-6A Tuesday (4) Hobbs def. (3) Alamogordo 25-22, 21-25, 25-13, 25-22 Thursday Hobbs at (2) Carlsbad, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Clovis, 6:30 p.m. District 4-3A Tuesday (4) Loving at (3) Dexter (n) Thursday Tuesday winner at (2) Eunice, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Texico, 6 p.m. District 6-2A […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Hounds have chance to host two games

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
ENMU sophomore D’Maujeric Tucker looks for a way around the West Texas A&M defense during the first half of Saturday’s annual Wagon Wheel game between the Greyhounds and the Buffaloes.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer The Lone Star Conference’s first postseason football playoff is set, and Eastern New Mexico University stands a good chance of hosting two games. The academic turmoil at West Texas A&M last week, along with Saturday’s 31-21 loss at ENMU, caused the Buffaloes to fall from a possible No. 2 […]

Zias’ bid for title denied by Lions

By Dave Wagner Sports writer PORTALES — It looked like a brisk wind might determine Sunday’s winner in the battle for the Lone Star Conference women’s regular-season title. In fact, the only goal was scored against the wind. Junior forward Jade Bell won a scrum in front of the Eastern New Mexico University net […]