Cats turn back Alamogordo 24-14


By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR ALAMOGORDO — It’s been 30 years, dating back to the 1985 Class 4A regular season, since the Alamogordo Tigers got the better of the Clovis Wildcats. The Wildcats showed just why Friday night at Tiger Stadium, using a ball-control offense to complement a bend-but-rarely-break defense in a 24-14 win […]

Lady Buffs rally past ENMU 3-1

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Freshman midfielder Baylee Hampton scored her first collegiate goal unassisted in the fourth minute and the lead held up for quite a while for Eastern New Mexico University on Friday night, but rival West Texas A&M scored three times in a span of less than 15 minutes early in the […]

Lady Cats notch fifth district cross country title in row

Staff report CARLSBAD — Led by sophomore Kelsey McNaughton, Clovis High’s girls managed to hold off Alamogordo in Friday’s District 4-6A cross country meet for their fifth consecutive district team title. Meantime, the CHS boys finished third behind Hobbs and the host Cavemen. Both Clovis squads will now prepare for Class 6A state competition on […]

Hounds seek to keep Wagon Wheel

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER It’s time once again for the Wagon Wheel Game. The ENMU football team will try to extend its four-game winning streak as the Greyhounds face Lone Star Conference rival West Texas A&M in an 11 a.m. start today at Canyon, Texas. Besides the rivalry, ENMU is looking to accomplish […]

Cavegirls turn back Lady Cats

Staff report CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Cavegirls locked up the No. 2 seed in next week’s District 4-6A tournament on Thursday night with a 15-25, 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 15-8 win over Clovis High in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Cavegirls (5-15, 3-3 district) overcame a 4-1 deficit in the fifth set to pull […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 29

District 4-3A Loving    8    15    4 Texico    25    25    25 Individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 19, Breanna Reyna 8, Mel Davalos 4, Makenzie Haakma 3. Blocks — three tied with 2. Digs — Reyna 10, Micah Pinnell 8. Aces — Kalley Tharp 4, Reyna 3, Jaden Stephens 2. Assists — Kaylee Miller 34. Records […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds score late to beat Eagles

Staff report OKLAHOMA CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s men scored twice in the last 10-plus minutes on Thursday night to record a 3-1 soccer victory over Oklahoma Christian. Senior midfielder Roberto Zatarain notched his seventh and eighth goals of the season, including one to break a 1-1 tie at the 79:57 mark off an […]

CHS teams begin bids on road in 6A state

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Clovis eighth-grader Sofia Rico and Alamogordo sophomore goalkeeper Reagan Dorman watch Rico’s shot, which bounced in off the left bar for the second goal of Saturday’s District 4-6A girls soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis, which took a 4-0 victory and won the district title when Carlsbad beat Hobbs 2-0 later on Saturday, visits Volcano Vista in a 5 p.m. Class 6A first-round state match today.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer If they want to advance to next week’s Class 6A state soccer quarterfinals, Clovis High’s squads will have to do it on the road. The Wildcats (15-5), seeded 11th in the 12-team field, open the boys tourney with a 6 p.m. matchup today at sixth-seeded Sandia, while the 10th-seeded […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 30

Dexter at Texico When: 7 p.m. today Records: Dexter 5-3 (0-1 District 4-3A, Texico 3-4 (1-0 ) Last week: Dexter lost to Eunice 27-21 at home, while Texico thumped Loving 57-20 on the road. Last year: The Demons edged the Wolverines 19-18 at Dexter. Of note: All three of the Demons’ losses have been at […]

Cats seeking second district win

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Clovis High senior Jared Duncan locates the throw from senior Daulton Hatley during Wednesday’s Wildcats practice at Leon Williams Stadium. The Wildcats travel to Alamogordo tonight in District 4-6A play.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor Putting the entire Clovis offense on the shoulders of the 5-foot-6, 155-pound Seth Lopez might be a little much to ask, with star running back Micah Gray sidelined by a neck injury. But the Clovis sophomore insists he’s not shouldering it alone. “Trying to fill what Micah does in […]

Clovis’ Chavez commits to Northern Arizona

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Clovis senior Roland Chavez hauls in a pass during Wednesday’s Wildcat football practice. Chavez verbally committed this week to Division-I Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR The first time Roland Chavez got the ball as a Clovis Wildcat, he scored a 63-yard touchdown on a reception. It was evident the sophomore was bigger and faster than most. Not much has changed after two years, and that’s why Chavez has an opportunity with Division-I Northern Arizona […]

ENMU women’s hoops picked eighth in LSC

Staff report West Texas A&M is a clear favorite to win the Lone Star Conference women’s basketball title, while Eastern New Mexico University will hope to pull some upsets. The Greyhounds were picked to finish eighth in the nine-team conference, according to the preseason poll released Wednesday by the conference. The league’s preseason polls reflect […]

ENMU men’s basketball picked last in LSC

Staff report Tarleton State is nearly a consensus pick to finish first in the Lone Star Conference. Eastern New Mexico is picked just as clearly to finish last in the eight-team conference. The Texans, who set a school record with 31 wins and reached the NCAA Division II Final Four for the second time in […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 27

District 4-3A Texico 3, Dexter 0 Texico    25    25    25 Dexter    15    19    18 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 15, Brianna Reyna 11, Maryelle Dickerman 4. Blocks — Mel Davalos 2, three tied with 1. Digs — Reynha 12, Micah Pinnell 6, Audrey Wren 6, Kaylee Miller 5, Jaden Stephens 4. Aces — […]

ENMU turns back Midwestern State

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior outside hitter Lauren Frye collected 17 kills and junior outside hitter Courtney Dawson notched her sixth double-double of the season on Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team turned back Midwestern State 23-25, 25-12, 26-24, 25-16. Sophomore middle blocker Brooklyn Biel added 13 kills and five total […]

CHS teams set to travel for state soccer

Staff report Clovis High’s girls have been seeded 10th and the boys 11th for Class 6A state soccer competition, and thus both will travel for opening-round matches in the 12-team tournaments. The Lady Wildcats (13-4-3) visit 10th-seeded Volcano Vista (12-5-1) in a 5 p.m. start while the Wildcats (15-5) play at No. 6 Sandia (10-6-2) […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: ENMU women one point short in LSC meet

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — So close, and yet so far. Eastern New Mexico University’s women got so near to a Lone Star Conference cross country championship on Monday that they could taste it, but in the end host Tarleton State edged the Greyhounds by one point (70-71) to post its first league title. The […]

Clovis girls shut out Alamogordo, win district title

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER Clovis High’s girls have completed a solid regular season in soccer, but until Saturday night they weren’t sure they’d make it into the 12-team Class 6A state tournament. After falling out of the District 4-6A lead with a loss at Hobbs on Tuesday, though, the Lady Wildcats got some […]

Greyhounds get one last Blackwater blowout

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER BLACKWATER DRAW — In what likely will be the program’s final game in the 48-year history of Greyhound Stadium, the ENMU football team made sure it was a memorable one on Saturday. The Greyhounds set a school rushing record with 583 yards, including three backs over 100, in a […]

Alamogordo tops Clovis in five, gains possible tiebreaker

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Clovis senior Mariah Chavez and Alamogordo sophomore goalkeeper Reagan Dorman battle for a loose ball off a corner kick in the first half of Saturday’s District 4-6A game at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR Up 8-4 in the set and 2-1 in the match, it appeared the Clovis Lady Wildcats had just about set themselves up for a home match with Carlsbad with the district tournament’s second seed at stake. But then Alamogordo found a way into a fifth game, and all of […]