CHS roundup: Girls win meet at Carlsbad

STAFF REPORT CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s girls got a battle from District 4-6A rival Alamogordo on Saturday, but the Lady Wildcats came up with their second win of the season. Sophomore Kelsey McNaughton was the individual winner with a 5K time of 19 minutes, 50 seconds and the Lady Wildcats finished with 45 points to […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 18


Fort Sumner 47, McCurdy 0 Records: McCurdy 2-2, Fort Sumner 3-1 Difference: The Foxes got on the board twice late in the first quarter and maintained control behind a defense which limited the Bobcats to 124 total yards. Difference-makers: Senior RB Kyle Idtensohn scored five of Fort Sumner’s six touchdowns. His TDs came on runs […]

Cleveland tops Clovis

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Clovis senior Roland Chavez fights for extra yards against Cleveland linebacker Jordan Garcia in the second quarter of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Chavez had two catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in the 50-20 loss.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR A little more than nine minutes into the game, the Clovis Wildcats led 7-0 and it was clear their plan was long drives and winning the possession game. About two minutes later, the Cleveland Storm led 8-7 and it was clear they were going to run the quickest offense […]

TWU downs ENMU

By Matthew Asher Staff writer It was a rough way for the ENMU volleyball team to open Lone Star Conference play on Friday night. Texas Woman’s, also beginning conference play, defeated ENMU 25-16, 25-18, 25-27, 25-22 at Greyhound Arena on Friday night. The Pioneers (7-2) spoiled the home opener for the Greyhounds (5-5). After […]

Hounds face Mustangs again in LSC Festival

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ENMU receiver Adrian Horton is pulled out of bounds by Adams State defensive back Dejon Scott just short of the pylon during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game at Alamosa, Colo. Horton’s 16-yard reception set up the Greyhounds’ final touchdown, a 1-yard run by Jeremy Doucette, in a 44-30 victory. The Hounds will try to make it 3-0 when they face Midwestern State in the teams’ 10:30 a.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference opener today, part of the LSC Football Festival at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer Both the ENMU Greyhounds and Midwestern State Mustangs are undefeated this season at 2-0. Today only one of them will stay perfect as the teams meet in the first of three games in the 2015 Lone Star Football Festival at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff is set for […]

Lady Cats blank Roswell High 4-0

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Clovis eighth-grader Sophia Rico fights for the ball between Roswell High defender Ana Fuentes and Lady Coyotes goalkeeper Carolina Maldonado during the first half of Thursday’s girls soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. Rico scored a pair of goals to help the Lady Wildcats improve to 7-2-2 for the season with a 4-0 victory.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer So far this season, Clovis High’s girls have shown they have a number of players who can score goals. One of the most consistent has been eighth-grade midfielder Sofia Rico, who tallied a pair on Tuesday night as the Lady Wildcats blanked Roswell High 4-0 at Leon Williams Stadium […]

Unbeaten Roswell High tops CHS

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Kyli Osburn plays a ball during the second set of Thursday’s volleyball match against Roswell High at The Rock. The Lady Coyotes swept Clovis to improve to 9-0 this season.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor Roswell High wasn’t quite on its game Thursday night, but the Lady Coyotes still had enough to top a banged-up Clovis squad. Led by middle blocker Gali Sanchez’ 10 kills, two blocks and an ace, Roswell took control of tight games early before pulling away in the third set […]

Cats post win over NMMI

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Clovis High senior Kasai Brown battles for possession of the ball with New Mexico Military senior Everardo Ahumada Verdugo during the first half of Thursday’s boys soccer match at the Yucca complex. The Wildcats improved to 10-3 with a 3-1 victory over the Colts.

Staff report Freshman forward Elias Ortega scored a pair of first-half goals and Clovis High’s boys coasted to a 3-1 victory over New Mexico Military on Tuesday night in a match played at the Yucca complex. With District 4-6A play starting on Sept. 26 against Carlsbad at Leon Williams Stadium and only one non-district match […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 17

Texico 3, Logan 0 Texico    28    25    27 Logan    26    17    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 22, Brianna Reyna 11. Blocks — Gannon 2, Mel Davalos 1, Reyna 1. Digs — Micah Pinnell 9, Kaylee Miller 8, Aubrey Wren 7. Aces — Reyna 3, Gannon 1. Assists — Wren 18, Miller 15. […]

Clovis faces challenge in visiting Cleveland

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Clovis junior Micah Gray makes a red-zone carry while senior Jared Duncan blocks Atrisco Heritage defender Isaac Cadena in Friday’s 61-6 win over the Jaguars last week. Clovis hosts Cleveland Friday in a battle of 3-0 squads.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR If the Cleveland Storm have a weakness, the educated guess is it’s their punt team. That’s the only thing that hasn’t been on the field this season, while everything else has been stellar so far for Cleveland. The Storm will try to improve to 4-0 in 2015 and 6-0 […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 18

Texico at Clayton When: 7 p.m. today Records: Texico 1-2, Clayton 2-1 Last week: The Wolverines lost at home to Class 4A Portales 36-0. The Yellowjackets went into Texas and absorbed a 32-22 loss at the hands of Sunray. Last year: Clayton beat the Wolverines 45-7 at Texico. Of note: The Wolverines are completing a […]

ENMU women’s soccer wins home opener


By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER Wrong foot, right result, and Eastern New Mexico’s women’s soccer team is perfect at home after a less-than-that start on the road. Sophomore Morgan Fairbanks’ goal, set up by Samantha Silvestre, gave ENMU the only offense of the day 25 minutes in and the defense held for a 1-0 […]

Lady Rebels storm to victory over CHS

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Clovis High senior Jaren Piepkorn tries to slip an attack shot past Amarillo Tascossa defenders Anyse Smith, left, and Quiara Poindexter during the second set of Tuesday’s volleyball match at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Rebels beat the Lady Wildcats in a three-game sweep.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Clovis High’s volleyball team was poised to take Game 1 of Tuesday’s matchup against Amarillo Tascoca at Rock Staubus Gym. Despite trailing most of the set, the Lady Wildcats kept it close, and even slipped into the lead briefly at 20-19 on a kill by sophomore Makinzie Johnson. The […]

Lady Cats cruise to win over Artesia

Staff report ARTESIA — Eighth-grader Sofia Rico has already made quite an impression this season for the Clovis High girls soccer team this season. Senior Samantha Meza has been doing it for a while. The two combined for five goals and two assists on Tuesday night as the Lady Wildcats improved to 6-2-2 with a […]

Tuesdsay area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 15

Texico 3, Friona 0 Friona    24    17    9 Texico    26    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 17, Brianna Reyna 12, Maryelle Dickerman 8. Blocks — Dickerman 3, Mel Davalos 2. Digs — Jaden Stephens 11, Kaylee Miller 10. Aces — Gannon 3, Miller 2, three tied with 1. Assists — Audrey Wren […]

ENMU sweeps Highlands

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team got its final tuneup before the start of Lone Star Conference play this weekend, slipped above the .500 mark at 5-4 with a 25-21, 25-18, 25-23 victory over New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday night. Junior outside hitter Lauren Frye recorded 14 kills for […]

ENMU women notch first win of season

Staff report LAREDO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team earned its first win of the season on Sunday, rallying in the second half for a 2-1 win over Texas A&M International in the finale of the Dustdevils’ Fall Festival. The Greyhounds (1-3-1) trailed 1-0 after an early tally by International’s Daisy Perez, […]

CAT TRACKS: Cats cruise to third win

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Clovis senior Jared Duncan tries to wrap up Atrisco Heritage quarterback Mark Gurule-Ramirez as he tries to pitch the ball to Elijah Chavez-Salazar. The Wildcats improved to 3-0 for the season with a 61-6 rout of the Jaguars.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor On a night where the Clovis Wildcats had plenty to celebrate, junior Sebastian Roanhaus found one area of improvement. But, when you touch the ball once and account for nearly one-10th of your team’s offense, things are never that bad. Roanhaus, who largely played in the secondary during Clovis’ […]

Hounds rally for victory over Grizzlies

Staff report ALAMOSA, Colo. — Junior fullback Jeremy Doucette scored three touchdowns and seniors Jeremy Buurma and Adrian Horton hooked up on a 67-yard scoring pass on the first play of the final quarter as the Eastern New Mexico University football team rallied for a 44-30 victory over Adams State on Saturday night. ENMU (2-0) […]

Hounds drop two matches in tournament

Staff report COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado-Colorado Springs erased a 13-11 deficit in the fifth set to pull out a 25-21, 23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 18-16 win over Eastern New Mexico University in the Silver & Steel Classic, co-hosted by the Lions and Colorado State-Pueblo. Earlier on Saturday, the Hounds dropped a 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 decision […]