Cats beat La Cueva for tourney title

Staff report RIO RANCHO — If Clovis High’s baseball team wanted to see where it stands with this weekend’s Sal Puentes Invitational at Rio Rancho High School, the Wildcats had to like what they saw. Clovis got shutout pitching from senior Daniel Gallegos in a 5-0 win over Santa Fe High on Thursday, then won […]

Javelinas finish sweep of ENMU

Staff report PORTALES — Texas A&M-Kingsville scored 42 runs in a four-game Lone Star Conference weekend sweep of Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Softball Field. After being relatively quiet for three games, though, the Greyhounds at least joined the party in Saturday’s finale. It just wasn’t quite enough. Kingsville (14-19, 6-10 LSC) walloped six […]

Lady Cats split on final day of tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — A 15-3 advantage in hits should be plenty enough for a team to win. It was enough on Saturday, albeit just barely, for Clovis High’s softball team. The Lady Wildcats outhit Roswell Goddard by that seemingly overwhelming margin, but needed a four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth to […]

ENMU tracksters post two NCAA provisional qualifying marks

Staff report LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University freshmen Julian Clark-Coronado and Gus Swanson earned provisional qualifying marks for NCAA Division II national outdoor track competition in Thursday’s Texas Tech Open. Clark-Coronado, from Houston, posted his second provisional qualifying mark in the men’s 200 with a season-best time of 21.24 seconds, good for fourth place. […]

Friday area prep baseball linescores — March 25

First game Melrose 13, Floyd 3 Floyd    003  00 —  3    3    1 Melrose    362  2x —13    11    2 Jose Torres, Brayan Navarro (4) and David Martinez; Wyatt Williams and Braden Hemminger. W — Williams. L — Torres. Top hitters — Floyd: Jarett East 1-3, 2B, run. Melrose: Hemminger 3-3, 2B, 3-run HR, 6 RBIs, […]

Friday area track summaries — March 25

Amarillo Relays Thursday, Friday Boys Team standings: 1. Amarillo Tascosa 173; 2. Amarillo Palo Duro 91; 3. Amarillo High 86; 4. El Paso Chapin 82; 5. Canyon 41; 6. Amarillo Caprock 39 1/2; 7. Bushland 26; 8. Clovis 24; 9. Canadian 23; 10. Canyon Randall 20 1/2; 11. Hereford 8; 12. Borger 4; 13. Vega […]

Wildcats reach title game

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
ENMU catcher Kyra Sirag and third baseman Morgan Greene have Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Alexei Gonzalez trapped in the beginning of a 4-2-5-1-2 putout in the fourth inning of the opener in Friday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader at Greyhound Softball Field. The Javelinas swept the twin bill 8-5 and 4-1.

STAFF REPORT RIO RANCHO — Senior right-hander Austin Adams contributed an RBI double to a three-run first and made the runs stand up with a complete-game two-hitter on Friday night as Clovis High edged Artesia 3-2 in the championship semifinals of the Sal Puentes Invitational baseball tournament. The Wildcats (7-3) meet La Cueva an 11-2 […]

ENMU softball suffers sweep

STAFF REPORT PORTALES — In the midst of a Lone Star Conference season where runs haven’t come easily, Texas A&M-Kingsville found just enough to survive on Friday at Greyhound Softball Field. The Javelinas rallied back from a 3-0 first-inning deficit, outscoring Eastern New Mexico University 12-4 the rest of the afternoon to double their LSC […]

Early rally not enough for Hounds

STAFF REPORT Catcher John Baiada hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the third inning and finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs on Friday night as 20th-ranked West Texas A&M posted a 16-5 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Field. Baiada’s second home run of the season put the Buffaloes (21-7, […]

Rams fall to Sandia Prep

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Portales Rams are still looking for their first home win of the season. Defending Class 4A champion Sandia Prep beat the Rams 8-2 in the first game of the Portales tournament on Friday morning at Ram Field. Portales (2-5) started off the game well as senior […]

Portales sweeps second day at Rio Rancho

STAFF REPORT RIO RANCHO — The second day of the Rio Rancho Cleveland tourney went well for the Lady Rams as they put up 29 runs in victories over Gallup (13-8) and Shiprock (16-1). Senior shortstop Kiersten Ramirez went 6-for-7 in the two games, scoring seven runs and driving in one. Meantime, eighth-grader Wendy Baeza […]

Valley hands Lady Cats 6-1 setback

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Valley put together three two-run innings, taking advantage of four Clovis High errors, en route to a 6-2 victory over the Lady Wildcats in Thursday’s first round of a softball tournament hosted by Cleveland H.S. The Vikings (7-3) scored twice in the second inning and added two each in the […]

Thursday area prep baseball linescore — March 24

Rio Rancho Invitational Quarterfinals Clovis 5, Santa Fe High 0 Santa Fe High    000  000  0 — 0    1    1 Clovis    103  010  x — 5    8    3 Izaiah Apodaca, James Catanach (6) and Gabe Valdez; Daniel Gallegos and Jakob Wimberly. W — Gallegos. L — Apodaca. Top hitters — Santa Fe High: Jake Romero […]

No. 20 WT tops Hounds

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ENMU shortstop Paul Tapia is tagged out during a double play by West Texas A&M first baseman Christian Loya in the second inning of Thursday’s game against West Texas A&M.

Staff report PORTALES — Matt Cole hit a go-ahead three-run triple in the fourth and first baseman Christian Loya homered as No. 20 West Texas A&M turned back Eastern New Mexico 10-7 on Thursday night at Greyhound Field in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. WT (20-7, 9-4 LSC), which entered […]

Cats post win over Goddard

Staff report ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys tennis team didn’t have much luck in super-tiebreakers on Thursday, but overall they did just fine. The Wildcats lost all three tiebreakers after splitting sets against Roswell Goddard, but otherwise didn’t lose a set all day in handing the Rockets a 6-3 setback. Goddard took the girls […]

Cats blank Demons in tourney opener

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Daniel Gallegos was right on his game in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational baseball tournament. Clovis High’s senior right-hander pitched 5 1/3 innings of no-hit ball and finished with a one-hitter and his second shutout of the young season as the Wildcats blanked Santa Fe High 5-0. The […]

Clovis golf teams finish second in Rio Rancho meet

STAFF REPORT RIO RANCHO — Jake Foster just missed his first qualifying leg of the golf season, Logan Clayton picked up her second and Clovis High’s golf teams each took second behind Cleveland Wednesday at Rio Rancho’s Canyon Club. The four-team boys competition wasn’t much of one, with Cleveland posting four of the top five […]

Lady Cats win Texico Invite golf tourney

Staff report FARWELL — Clovis High’s girls opened their 2016 golf season with a victory in Tuesday’s Texico Invite, played at Farwell C.C. The Lady Wildcats shot a team score of 368, eight shots ahead of the Lady Wolverines. Portales was third at 435. In addition to the team, four players earned a leg towards […]

Lubbock Christian sweeps ENMU softball

STAFF REPORT LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team hadn’t solved Lubbock Christian before Tuesday, and nothing changed on Tuesday. The Lady Chaps extended their winning streak to 14 games and improved to 18-0 all-time against ENMU, outslugging the Greyhounds 18-13 in the opener and posting a run-rule-shortened 10-0 win in the nightcap. Senior […]

Cats dominate Lovington for third time

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Clovis High senior Gabriel Montoya slides in safety at the plate during the Wildcats’ eight-run third against Lovington on Tuesday night at Bell Park. Clovis won the game 23-0, shortened to 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Lovington’s baseball team has to be happy it won’t have to face Clovis High any more this season. After beating Lovington 10-0 and 13-0 in two earlier meetings, the Wildcats matched that run total in one game on Tuesday night, winning 23-0 at Bell Park. Senior right-hander Hunter Pipal […]