ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds post 2-0 win over Pioneers

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Senior midfielder/defender Tori Hendrickson connected on a penalty kick in the first half and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team went on to beat Texas Woman’s 2-0 on Sunday in a Lone Star Conference match. The contest was moved from TWU’s field in Denton, deemed unplayable due to […]

CHS SOCCER: Cats hold off Monarchs

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Clovis High sophomore forward Kade Jones wins a loose ball from Manzano goalkeeper Toby McCoy and taps it in for the first goal in Saturday’s District 2-6A boys soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. The Wildcats earned a 2-1 win over the Monarchs to improve to 2-0 in district play.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Saturday’s result against Manzano left Clovis High boys soccer coach Greg Trujillo wondering who those imposters were two nights earlier. Coming off a surprising loss on Thursday to New Mexico Military, the Wildcats bounced back with a solid performance against Manzano in posting a 2-1 victory at Leon Williams […]

Hounds notch win at Angelo

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior Kamal Cass rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns, and Eastern New Mexico University withstood Angelo State’s fourth-quarter flurry to secure a 25-14 Lone Star Conference win on Saturday night. ENMU (2-2, 2-1 LSC), which fell behind 35-0 in last week’s loss to No. 6 Texas A&M-Commerce, pulled […]

Cats third, Lady Cats fifth in Santa Fe meet

Staff report SANTA FE — Clovis High’s cross country teams faced a challenging course and some out-of-the-ordinary competition in Saturday’s Santa Fe High Invitational, with the boys finishing third in the meet and the girls fifth. Defending Class 6A state champion Hobbs cruised to the boys’ team title with 32 points, followed by St. Michael’s […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds defeat Cameron

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ENMU senior outside hitter Lauren Frye gets one of her career-best 28 kills during the first set of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match against Cameron at Greyhound Arena. Frye finished with 28 kills for the night as the Greyhounds defeated the Aggies 25-16, 25-22, 25-27, 25-18.

Staff report PORTALES — After a heartbreaking five-set loss to Midwestern State on Thursday, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-27, 25-18 Lone Star Conference victory over Cameron on Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. Senior outside hitter Lauren Frye led the team with 28 kills, tying a career […]

PREP FOOTBALL: Mustangs top Owls, improve to 4-0

Staff report BOVINA — Senior quarterback David Lara threw for 281 yards and four touchdowns, all to Andres Loera, as Bovina remained unbeaten by outlasting Hale Hale Center 50-41 on Friday night. Lara finished 17-for-36 through the air, hitting Loera on touchdown strikes of 18 and 35 yards in the first quarter, 34 yards in […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 24

Melrose 3, Clovis Christian 0 Melrose    25    25    25 Clovis Christian    10    13    14 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Hannah Wofford 14, Brette DeVaney 10, Natalie Mondragon 10. Digs — LaKasey Mondragon 7, Kiki Roybal 4. Aces — Landry Widner 5, Wofford 3, Roybal 3, L. Mondragon 2. Assists — Widner 24. Records — Melrose […]

Cats third, Lady Cats fifth in Santa Fe High Invite

Staff report SANTA FE — Clovis High’s cross country teams faced a challenging course and some out-of-the-ordinary competition in Saturday’s Santa Fe High Invitational, with the boys finishing third in the meet and the girls fifth. Defending Class 6A state champion Hobbs cruised to the boys’ team title with 32 points, followed by St. Michael’s […]

Hounds look to bounce back at ASU

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University football team will look to get back on track Saturday, traveling to San Angelo, Texas, to take on Angelo State in another Lone Star Conference matchup. Both teams are coming off big-time losses, with the Greyhounds (1-2, 1-1 LSC) falling to No. 6 Texas […]

Lubbock Cooper outlasts Clovis

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Clovis defensive backs Tomas Gallegos, left, and Joe Gallegos team up to bring down Lubbock Cooper receiver Zyketh Campbell in the second quarter of Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium.

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com Despite losing to Texas’ No. 13 Lubbock Cooper High 24-13 Friday night, the Clovis High football team came close to pulling off what could be considered a big upset and played a sound ball game. The final score could have been much different in either direction, with both teams […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Mustangs outlast Hounds in 5

Staff report PORTALES — Midwestern State rallied from a pair of one-game deficits on Friday night to outlast Eastern New Mexico University 21-25, 25-20, 14-25, 25-20, 15-12 in Lone Star Conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Erin Richburg posted a double-double for the Mustangs (7-5, 3-1 LSC) with 11 kills and 10 digs. The Hounds (5-7, […]

Dexter hands Portales first loss

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The quest for back-to-back undefeated seasons for the Portales Rams came to a unexpected halt Friday night when the Dexter Demons capitalized on Portales’ miscues and handed the Rams a 24-13 loss to spoil their homecoming game. It was a game that focused on defense as the Dexter 3-0 […]

Prep roundup: Mules topple Idalou

STAFF REPORT MULESHOE — Senior quarterback Beto Diaz completed 20-of-23 passes for 230 yards and four touchdowns and Muleshoe posted a 31-9 victory over Idalou on Friday night. Diaz threw scoring tosses of 9 and 24 yards to senior wide receiver Jason Florez in the second quarter, and 15 yards to senior Tre Villa and […]

NMMI stuns CHS 2-0

Staff report Coming off a big overtime win over Eldorado on Tuesday in their District 2-6A opener at Leon Williams Stadium, the Clovis High boys soccer team wasn’t ready for what hit it on Thursday. New Mexico Military, which came to town with only one win for the season, took advantage of the sluggish Wildcats […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summary — Sept. 22

Dexter 3, Melrose 0 Dexter    25    25    25 Melrose    23    23    12 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Hannah Wofford 16, Brette DeVaney 9, Hailey Martin 5, Natalie Mondragon 5. Digs — LaKasey Mondragon 19, Kiki Roybal 13, Wofford 9. Aces — Landry Widner 2, Jaden Beard 1, Roybal 1. Assists — Widner 13. Records — […]

Lady Cats fall to Hobbs in four

Staff report The Clovis High volleyball team fell to Hobbs Thursday, losing in four sets 25-16, 27-25, 21-25, 25-21. After the Lady Eagles (9-1) came rushing out of the gates taking an early 4-0 lead, the Lady WIldcats (3-5) managed to hang around, but could never quite get back in to the set. Eventually Hobbs […]

Friday area prep football capsults — Sept. 23

Tucumcari (0-4) at Fort Sumner (4-0) When: 7 p.m. today Last week: Tucumcari lost at Dexter 56-6, while the Foxes cruised past Hagerman 60-21 at home. Last meeting: 2015, the Rattlers edged Fort Sumner 28-27 at Tucumcari. Of note: The game against the Class 3A Rattlers marks the fourth time Class 2A Fort Sumner has […]

Fishing report — Sept. 22

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. Ute Lake: Fishing slow to fair using bottom […]

Cats beat Eldorado in OT to open district play

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Clovis High midfielder Markus Baumann heads the ball to try to gain an advantage on Eldorado defender Brandon Dodds in the first half of Tuesday’s District 2-6A boys soccer match against Eldorado. The Wildcats won 2-1 in overtime.

Staff report Clovis High’s boys got off to a fine start in District 2-6A play on Tuesday night. Senior forward Michael Bodine found sophomore forward Kade Jones on a break down the right side with just over a minute left in the first sudden-death overtime, and the Wildcats claimed a 2-1 victory over Eldorado in […]

ENMU women win College ‘Daze’ rodeo

Staff report PORTALES — Last weekend saw the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo teams get off to a strong start with the annual College “Daze” Rodeo at Lewis-Cooper Arena. The women’s team scored 320 points and won the event for the second straight year, with Bailey Harwell and Lindsey Adcock leading the way with second-place […]