ENMU reverts to previous softball series schedule

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University has issued a second time change for its Lone Star Conference softball seires at Tarleton State. The series will be played as originally planned, with doubleheaders 5 p.m. (CDT) Friday and 1 p.m. (CDT) Saturday. The series was originally delayed a day with concerns over inclement weather.

ENMU nearing finalists for athletic director position

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico has received about 50 applications for its upcoming athletic director vacancy, and hopes to get one in place in Jeff Geiser’s final weeks before his July 1 retirement. Jeff Long, ENMU’s Vice President of Student Affairs, chairs of the athletic director search committee made up of […]

ENMU softball adds eight for 2017

STAFF REPORT Just before it ends its 2016 season, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team has eight players signed to national letters of intent for the 2017 season. The announcement, made by university release, includes six junior college transfers and two high school players. Transfers include Trinidad State catcher Courtney Vigil and infielder Samantha […]

Hounds push softball series back one day

Staff report Due to inclement weather, Eastern New Mexico and Tarleton State have agreed to move their four-game Lone Star Conference softball series one day. Doubleheaders will now be noon (CDT) Saturday and Sunday. ENMU, in its first season under Katie Welborn, is 13-39 with a 4-24 mark in the LSC.

Saturday area prep track results — April 16

Fox-Vixen Relays At Fort Sumner Boys High-point athlete: Sam Brown, Corona 15. Team standings: 1. Pecos 82; 2. Logan 53 1/2; 3. Estancia 48; 4. Fort Sumner 36 1/2; 5. Santa Rosa 35; 6. Tucumcari 28; 7. Melrose 26; 8. Desert Academy 22; 9. Portales JV 18; 10. Texico 17; 11. Clayton 16; 12. Corona […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores — April 16

District 4-3A First game Dexter 10, Texico 0 Dexter    050  102  2 —11    10    1 Texico    000  000  0 —  0    3    4 Dominic Lomeli and Jarren Amaro; Tanner Dickerman, Rafael Maldonado (2), Cole Rohrbach (7) and Brock Thompson. W — Lomeli. L — Dickerman. Top hitters — Dexter: Lomeli 3-4, 2 2Bs, 4 RBIs, […]

CHS grad Brown continuing basketball career overseas

By Dave Wagner Sportswriter dwagner@cnjonline.com At age 23, 2010 Clovis High grad Antiesha Brown has been playing basketball a long time, and she’s not ready to give it up just yet. Brown, the Lady Wildcats’ No. 2 all-time score with 1,673 points from 2006-10, spent the past season in Italy playing for San Giovanni, a […]

Tarleton State goes extra innings to sweep Hounds

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ENMU right fielder Jacob Cluff slides into home following a push bunt attempt by Michael McNicholl in the second inning against Tarleton State on Saturday afternoon. Cluff was tagged out on the play.

STAFF REPORT Tarleton State scored two runs after the first two hitters had been retired in the top of the 11th inning on Saturday, and the Texans held on for an 8-7 win over Eastern New Mexico University, sweeping Saturday’s twin bill and the three-game series at Greyhound Field. In the first game, Tarleton cruised […]

Pioneers post sweep over ENMU

Staff report PORTALES — Center fielder Tealey Farquhar went 5-for- 7 and scored five runs from the leadoff position as Texas Woman’s posted a 16-6, 5-1 Lone Star Conference softball sweep over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday at Greyhound Softball Field. Farquhar, who went 6-for-8 in Friday’s split with the Greyhounds and is now […]

Cats fall twice at Alamo

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — Well into their second season in District 4-6A, the Alamogordo Tigers finally got to taste victory on Friday night. Twice. Junior right-handers Gavin Guerra and Thompson Rick combined to scatter 10 Clovis High singles in complete-game efforts, and Alamo came away with a 2-1, 2-0 sweep of the Wildcats. Alamo went […]

Pole vaulter breaks school mark in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis High junior Monay Phillips tosses the javelin on Friday afternoon during Friday’s Wildcat Relays track meet at Leon Williams Stadium. Phillips did not place in the event, but she did win discus competition to help the Lady Wildcats finish fifth in the meet.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com As a sophomore, Burgin Foster has come a long way in a year. Last spring, Foster’s best effort in pole vault was a respectable 11 feet, 9 inches, but he’s worked hard at it in the meantime and it paid off in Friday’s Wildcat Relays track meet at Leon […]

CHS tennis squads fall in district openers at Carlsbad

Staff report CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s tennis teams ran into buzzsaws in their District 4-6A openers on Friday, with the boys losing to Carlsbad 9-0 and the girls dropping an 8-1 decision. The Cavemen (1-1 in duals) won all but one of the nine matches in straight sets against the Wildcats (3-2). The only three-setter […]

Wildcat Relays track results — April 15

At Leon Williams Stadium BOYS Team standings: 1. Rio Rancho Cleveland 76; 2. Alamogordo 75; 3. Clovis 56; 4. Rio Rancho 48; 5. Lovington 38; 6. Hobbs 37; 7. Atrisco Heritage 27; 8. Cibola 25 1/2; 9. Artesia 15; 10. Carlsbad 14; 11. (tie) Portales and St. Pius 12; 13. Roswell Goddard 9 1/2; 14. […]

Alamogordo sweeps Wildcat softball squad

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Clovis third baseman Mariah Chavez winds up to make the throw to first on a ground ball in the first game of Friday’s District 4-6A doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Field. The visiting Tigers defeated Clovis 16-0 in the opener, and claimed the nightcap 11-0.

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com The Alamogordo Tigers needed some confidence going into Friday night. The Clovis Wildcats just needed a break to go its way. Only Alamogordo got what it wanted, as it pounded out 25 hits en route to a pair of run-ruled 16-0, 11-0 wins at Lady Wildcat Softball Field. Alamogordo […]

Hounds split wild twin bill with TWU

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ENMU shortstop Susannah Chandler tags out Texas Woman’s Laura Mabary on an attempted steal in the top of the sixth during the opener of Friday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader at Greyhound Softball Field. Chandler got the game-winning hit in a three-run ENMU rally in the bottom of the eighth for a 5-4 victory, while the Pioneers held on to win 9-8 in Game 2.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Despite Texas Woman’s University having the second-best record in the Lone Star Conference and ENMU at the bottom, the Hounds showed they can compete with anybody in the conference as they split a doubleheader with TWU Friday afternoon with a 5-4 comeback win in the first game and had […]

Thursday area prep baseball linescores — April 14

At Estancia First game Melrose 13, Magdalena 3 Magdalena    200  10 —  3    3    2 Melrose    003  73 —13    11    4 Lane Lopez and Andy Otero; Wyatt Williams and Chris Fishter. W — Williams. L — Lopez. Top hitters — Magdalena: Lopez 1-3, RBI 2B. Melrose: Braden Hemminger 3-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBIs, 3 runs, […]

Wildcats finish second in Lovington

STAFF REPORT LOVINGTON — Despite not placing anyone in the top five in Thursday’s Lovington Invite, the Clovis High boys golf team still finished second in the six-team field. Sophomore David Maldonado shot a 77 to notch his third and final qualifying leg for state as the Wildcats posted a 319. Hobbs won the tournament […]

ENMU introduces Segler

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Tres Segler is introduced Wednesday as the new men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Segler was the first assistant at Midwestern State for the last five seasons.

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Tres Segler says he’ll treat his locker room, his university and his community like a family. And he’s all in with his new family at Eastern New Mexico University. Segler, a former assistant coach at defending Lone Star Conference champ Midwestern State and a grad assistant at the University […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — April 12

BASEBALL District 4-3A Texico 6, Loving 3 Loving    210  000  0 —  3    7    2 Texico    101  031  x —  6    6    2 Jordan Pina, Timothy Porras (4), Freddie Chacon (5) and Sonny Granado; Ben Crist, Rafael Maldonado (3) and Brock Thompson. W —  Maldonado. L —  Porras. Top hitters —  Loving: Chacon 2-4, RBI; […]

Hobbs rolls past Clovis in softball twin bill

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Clovis senior Brianna Montano makes the throw to senior Jaren Piepkorn for an out in the top of the third inning in the opener of Tuesday’s District 4-6A doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Field. Hobbs posted 12-0 and 26-1 wins over the Lady Wildcats, with Montano scoring the lone Clovis run.

STAFF REPORT Suffice it to say, it was a forgettable night on Tuesday for Clovis High’s softball team. The Lady Wildcats were steamrolled, to put it mildly, by Hobbs in a District 4-6A doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Field, losing the opener 12-0 before absorbing a 26-1 thumping in the nightcap. The Lady Eagles (14-3, 4-0 […]