Wolverines seek first win against Foxes

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com The Texico Wolverines haven’t exactly gotten off to the kind of start they would have liked this season. Meantime, Fort Sumner has come out of the gates strong. The two old-time rivals get together for the fourth time in the last five years on Friday at Texico in a […]

Grizzlies use second-half flurry to dispatch Hounds

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ENMU junior forward Omary Shabani fights for possession against Adams State in the first half of Wednesday’s afternoon match.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer team was handed its first loss of the season Wednesday, coming up one score short of Adams State, 3-2. Despite playing Adams (3-0) to a first half draw, the Greyhounds found themselves down 3-0 with only 15 minutes of play left. The first […]

Portales sweeps Lady Cats

Clovis High senior Brittany Reed goes up to get a kill in Tuesday's match at the RAC in Portales. PHS defeated the Lady Wildcats 25-21, 25-18, 28-26.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams volleyball team staved off a late-match collapse, but still finished with a 25-21, 25-18, 28-26 sweep of Clovis on Tuesday night at the Ram Athletic Center. Portales (2-3) and Clovis (1-3) played the first set even, with neither leading by more than four […]

New Mexico fishing report — Sept. 6

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 — Fishing was slow to […]

ENMU women blanked by Skyhawks

Staff report PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season on Monday, falling 2-0 to Fort Lewis College during Eastern’s home opener. While the Greyhounds have shown signs of improvement over last year, they have recently been slowed by injuries that have caused coach Omar Morales […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds post second-day sweep at WT

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior outside hitter Lauren Frye had 20 kills and Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team completed a Saturday sweep in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic on Saturday with a 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 victory over former Lone Star Conference member Southwestern Oklahoma. In its first match early Saturday morning, ENMU […]

FRIDAY PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Steers cruise to victory

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Farwell junior running back Miguel Vasquez takes a handoff from senior quarterback Heath Hadley during the first quarter for a 41-yard touchdown against Crosbyton. Vasquez ran for 193 yards and two more scores as the Steers routed the Chiefs 54-8.

Staff report FARWELL — Junior running back Miguel Vasquez broke off three touchdown runs of more than 30 yards and Farwell improved to 2-0 with a 54-8 thumping of Crosbyton on Friday night. Get Shortlink Vasquez carried just nine times for the Steers (2-0), but finished with 193 yards and scored on runs of 41 […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 3

Moriarty Invitational Championship semifinals Texico 3, Moriarty 1 Texico    17    25    25    23 Moriarty    25    13    13    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 22, Cynthia Reynoso 11, Mel Davalos 7. Blocks — Gannon 2, Davalos 1, Mackenzie Haakma 1. Digs — Gannon 24, Micah Pinnell 15, Kaylee Miller 14, Maryelle Dickerman 8, Reynoso […]

Cats fall just short of title at Plainview

Staff report PLAINVIEW, Texas — Running without two of their top performers, Clovis High’s boys narrowly missed out on a team championship in Saturday’s Plainview Invitational cross country meet. The Wildcats finished with 46 points, one behind Dumas, in a six-team field. Meantime, the CHS girls were third with 78 points, trailing Hereford (37) and […]

Clovis beats Carlsbad for 2-0 start

By David Norton Sports Editor dnorton@pntonline.com CARLSBAD — In what turned out to be coined as an “ugly game” by both teams, Clovis turned in a monumental second-half performance to beat Carlsbad 34-14 Friday. Clovis head coach Eric Roanhaus said, “It is a battle here every time we come down and I think it was […]

Rams top Lovington to move to 2-0

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Portales quarterback Junior Ramirez avoids a tackle in the second quarter of Portales' 38-26 victory over Lovington. Ramirez ran for a touchdown and threw for a score as well.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com LOVINGTON — For the first time since 1983 the Portales Rams defeated the Lovington Wildcats in consecutive seasons. For the second time in two seasons, the Rams are 2-0. This time, the Rams rode a strong effort by running back Darion Ontiveros to a 38-26 victory. Ontiveros, who scored […]

Roundup: Melrose recovers, routs Mescalero

STAFF REPORT MELROSE — If the biggest improvement in your season comes between your first game and your second, the Melrose Buffaloes are in good shape. Coming off a 30-20 loss last week against Gateway Christian, the Buffaloes responded with a 56-0 victory over Mescalero Apache. The game was called at the half via the […]

Cats turn back Sandia Prep 3-1

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Elias Ortega scored two goals and assisted on another Friday night as Clovis High posted a 3-1 victory over Sandia Prep in boys soccer. The Wildcats (3-3), bouncing back from a 5-0 loss at Hobbs on Tuesday, did all of their scoring in the first half, including an assist for […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds split opening volleyball matches

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior outside hitter Lauren Frye collected 20 kills as Eastern New Mexico University opened its 2016 season by earning a split on Friday’s first day of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic volleyball tournament with a 23-25, 25-19, 26-24, 25-21 victory over McKendree. Earlier in the day, the Greyhounds were […]

ENMU football falls in season opener 49-35

BOLIVAR, Mo. — It was not the start to the season the Eastern New Mexico football team was looking for, but its 49-35 loss at Southwest Baptist on Thursday showed some good starting points. Former Clovis standout Kamal Cass led the team with 149 yards rushing and two touchdowns while D’Maujeric Tucker had 147 yards and […]

Greyhound men’s soccer plays CMU to 0-0 tie

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer team opened its season with a 0-0 tie Thursday, shutting out Colorado Mesa University in double overtime. While Greyhound (0-0-1) head coach Paul Tate would obviously have liked a win, in the game of soccer a tie can feel […]

Cats ready to renew rivalry at Carlsbad

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Wildcats Antonio Martinez, left, and Tyrell Clewis get ready on the defensive line as Hobbs prepares to snap the ball during Friday’s season opener at Hobbs. The Cats blasted their longtime and former district rivals 46-10, and play their other former district rival tonight when they travel to Carlsbad.

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com The Clovis High School football team will head down to Carlsbad today, taking on the Caveman and renewing one of New Mexico’s strongest rivalries. The Wildcats (1-0) may have to change up their game plan from last week against Hobbs, having relied heavily on their offensive line and running […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 2

Texico (0-1) at Dexter (1-0) When: 7 p.m. today Last week: The Wolverines lost a suspended game at Portales 24-0, finished on Saturday after lightning and rain halted play the day before. Dexter defeated Santa Rosa 7-0. Last year: The Demons won at Texico 32-8. Of note: Wolverines coach Ryan Autrey said both teams will […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 1

Melrose 3, Tatum 1 Melrose    25    25    20    28 Tatum    23    18    25    26 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Hannah Wofford 14, Reagan Carthel 13, Brette DeVaney 12. Blocks — Natalie Mondragon 1. Digs — Carthel 25, LaKasey Mondragon 16, Kiki Roybal 16, Jayden Beard 13, Landry Widner 13. Aces — Wofford 4, Carthel 2. […]

ENMU women open with scoreless tie

Staff report GUNNISON, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University and Western State women’s soccer teams combined to put 24 shots on goal in Thursday’s season opener for both teams. Both squads are still looking for their first goals of the season after playing to a scoreless tie. ENMU junior Marissa Torres was credited with […]