Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Aug. 27

Tatum 3, Fort Sumner 2 Tatum    16    26    19    25    17 Fort Sumner    25    24    25    13    15 Fort Sumner individual statistics Kills — Claudia Torres 9, Paige Burney 7, Jordyn Stowe 5. Blocks — three tied with 3. Digs — Torres 36, Stowe 24, Abby Wilton 20, Karla Terazez 17. Aces — Stowe 2, […]


Staff report ROSWELL — Junior Kreston Butterfield ran for two touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Jude Segura threw for three touchdowns on Friday night to help rally Fort Sumner past New Mexico Military 34-20. The Foxes dominated the game statistically, posting a 17-9 edge in first downs and a 369-229 margin in total offense, but they […]

CHS SOCCER: Cats gain semis; Lady Cats split

Staff report LOS ALAMOS — Sophomore forward Elias Ortega scored his first goal of the season in the fourth minute and Clovis High’s boys made it stand up for a 1-0 victory on Friday over Bosque in a quarterfinal match of the Los Alamos Invitational. The Wildcats (2-1) advanced to meet Roswell High, a 6-1 […]

Wildcats post second-half shutout in rout of Hobbs

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR HOBBS — Not only picking up, but improving from where he left off last season, Micah Gray turned in a career performance to lead the Clovis Wildcats to a 46-10 win over Hobbs Friday in their season opener for both teams at Watson Memorial Stadium. Despite spectacular first- and […]

When we resume …

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Portales quarterback Junior Ramirez jumps over a Texico defender on the Rams’ first and only possession Friday night. The Rams would score on the ensuing play but lightning warning forced the game to be postponed for the night. The teams will give it another go 7 p.m. Saturday, also at Greyhound Stadium.

STAFF REPORT The Portales Rams ended Friday night up 7-0 on the Texico Wolverines. But the weather notched a 2-0 victory. So the Rams and Wolverines will try to pick up action again 7 p.m. Saturday, following a Friday night opener that was delayed two hours by the first delay and postponed by the second. […]

Gateway Christian tops Melrose in eight-man opener

STAFF REPORT CLOUDCROFT — Quarterback Justin Reynolds threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Gateway Christian posted a season-opening, neutral-field 30-20 victory over Melrose on Friday in a rematch of last year’s 8-man state championship game. The former district rivals met in Melrose last November, and the host Buffaloes rallied late for a […]

CHS squads take 2nd in own invite

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Clovis High sophomore Jon Fuentes finished fourth in the boys race with a time of 16 minutes, 54.93 seconds in Friday Clovis Invitational cross country meet at Ned Houk Park. The Wildcats were second behind defending Class 6A state champion Hobbs with 38 points.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Jon Fuentes surprised himself a bit on Friday. Clovis High’s No. 1 runner coming into the season, the sophomore lived up to the billing in Friday’s season-opening Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park, leading the Wildcats and finishing fourth overall in the boys race with a time of 16 […]

Lady Cats fall at Hobbs

Staff report HOBBS — A strong rally came up short in Game 2, and Clovis High’s volleyball team could never get over the hump on Thursday night. The Lady Wildcats erased an 11-2 deficit to pull even at 24-24, but the Lady Eagles scored the next two points to take a 2-0 lead in games […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Aug. 25

Texico 3, Lubbock Christian 0 Texico    25    25    25 Lubb. Christian    11    15    8 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 12, Mel Davalos 9, Jaden Stephens 5. Blocks — Davalos 5, Maryelle Dickerman 2, Cynthia Reynoso 1. Digs — Gannon 12, Micah Pinnell 12, Bailey Sours 8. Aces — Gannon 2, three tied with […]

Lady Cats beat Palo Duro

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Clovis High senior Stevee Marez set up junior Lexi Cole during the first set of Tuesday’s season-opening volleyball match against Amarillo Palo Duro at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats posted a 25-19, 25-18, 25-14 win over the Lady Dons.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Facing a new and potentially tougher 10-game district slate this season, including four trips to Albuquerque and another to Santa Fe, Clovis High’s volleyball team figures to be challenged. The Lady Wildcats were able to get through Tuesday’s season opener in fine shape, though, leading virtually all the way […]

Hounds ready for season

By David Norton Sports editor PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is ready for its upcoming season, using their new place in the Heartland Conference and a revamped roster under second-year coach Paul Tate as a recipe for winning. Finishing their 2015 season with a 6-8-2 record, the Greyhounds could […]

ENMU volleyball team scrimmages USW

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Redshirt freshman outside hitter Jennifer Martinez taps the ball over the University of the Southwest defensive wall on Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer PORTALES — There are still about two weeks before Eastern New Mexico University plays its first regular-season volleyball match of the season in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. To help his squad get ready for four matches in two days at WT, coach Sia Poyer’s Greyhounds scrimmaged University […]

Lady Cats gear for opener

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Clovis High senior Jessica Kaser, left, prepares to field a serve as junior libero Kyli Osborn backs up the play during Saturday’s five-way volleyball scrimmage at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats open the season on Tuesday at home against Amarillo Palo Duro.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Clovis High’s volleyball highlights last season pretty much came down to one week. Entering then-District 4-6A with a 4-16 overall record and 1-5 in the district, the Lady Wildcats stunned the field by sweeping three matches en route to state competition, where they lost in the first round of […]

Hobbs sweeps CHS

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Hobbs’ Keaton Hartman, left, and Clovis’ Jonathan Puga go up for a header during Friday’s contest. The Eagles handed thae Wildcats a 4-0 setback at Leon Williams Stadium.

By David Norton Sports editor The Clovis High School boys soccer team got a rude awakening Friday, getting shut out 4-0 by the Hobbs Eagles to drop to 1-1 on the season. After a 2-0 road win over Lovington on Tuesday, the Wildcats may have come into the matchup with Hobbs a little unprepared. […]

Hounds No. 1 in LSC women’s cross country poll

Staff report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women edged out Tarleton State and Midwestern State for the top spot in the Lone Star Conference preseason cross country poll, announced this week. The Greyhounds earned seven of 24 first-place votes and finished with 184 points to 181 for Tarleton State and 180 for Midwestern […]

Wildcats looking good

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David Norton Sports Editor If the Wildcats’ scrimmage on Tuesday was any indication of the season to come, Clovis football should be better than just pretty good. Keep in mind this was just a scrimmage against a 5A school, but Roswell High School is coming off a 7-5 season — tied with 2011 for […]

Lady Cats pull away late for 5-0 win

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Clovis High’s girls struggled at times on Tuesday against a team the Lady Wildcats have dominated in recent years. Despite dominating pretty much from start to finish, the Lady Cats needed two goals in the final six minutes to finish off Lovington 5-0 in the season opener for both […]

Cats blank Lovington in opener

Staff report LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s boys scored twice in the first half and made it stand up the rest of the way for a season-opening 2-0 victory over Lovington on Tuesday night. Alejandro Medina put the Wildcats in front with a goal about 10 minutes in, and Marcus Bauman added the other tally in […]

ENMU adds pitcher

Staff report PORTALES — Kaylee Rogers of Keller, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play softball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Rogers helped her high school team to a Class 6A state championship last season, pitching a pair of shutouts againsts Plano East. She has posted back-to-back 20 win seasons. […]

Lady Cats hope to build off district title

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Aydan Everett gets around a defender during Saturday’s alumni game at Yucca Middle School. The Lady Wildcats host Lovington in their season opener on Tuesday at Yucca.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer They lost the top goal-scorer in Class 6A from last year, and the school’s all-time scoring leader, not to mention some other key seniors. Still, even with a new and larger district, Clovis High girls soccer coach Traci Sievers says the Lady Wildcats can build off the first district […]