Hounds stymied by late comeback at Hobbs

STAFF REPORT HOBBS — Trey Alcachupas drove in four runs with a two-run homer in the first and a game-tying, two-run triple in in a four-run eighth as the University of the Southwest baseball team outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 10-9 on Tuesday. ENMU (15-28) jumped on the Mustangs for four runs in the top […]

Clovis pulls sweep at Hobbs

Staff report HOBBS — The Clovis Wildcats saved their best for last Tuesday night at Hobbs. Clovis got an RBI groundout from senior Brody Edwards in the 10th inning, and the Wildcats got a complete-game five-hitter from Landon Williams in a 2-1 win. The Wildcats poured on five runs of insurance in the seventh inning […]

Lady Cats drop pair against Hobbs


By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com After getting run-ruled in the opener of Tuesday’s District 4-6A twin bill at Lady Wildcat Field, Clovis High’s softball team almost got a much-needed win in the second game. Hobbs, though, got a go-ahead RBI single from Melissa Calderon in the seventh inning, then tacked on an insurance run […]

Clovis boys just miss final qualifying leg at Roswell

STAFF REPORT ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys golf team has its last chance two days before the Last Chance. The Wildcats went to the Spring River  Classic on Tuesday, hoping to earn their third and final qualifying leg for next month’s Class 6A state tournament. They came up six shots short in a second-place […]

Monday area prep baseball linescore — April 27

Melrose 11, Floyd 4 Melrose    501  003  2 —11    9    1 Floyd    000  030  1 —  4    3    11 Chris Fisher, Wyatt Williams (6) and Gage Dietz; Wyatt Chandler, Edgardo Chavez (1), Bryan Navarro (7) and Jose Torres. W — Fisher. L — Chandler. Top hitters — Melrose: Dietz 1-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; […]

Steady Cats cruise in own invitational

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Clovis freshman Sydni Hill chips onto the green during Monday’s Clovis Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Park Golf Course. Hill led the Lady Wildcats with a round of 43-45 — 88.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Under better conditions, Clovis High junior Jake Foster said he could have done a lot better in Monday’s Clovis Invite golf tournament at Colonial Park Golf Course. Foster was hardly alone in battling cold, drizzly conditions. The only thing the Wildcats didn’t accomplish was earning their third leg to […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias repeat regional rodeo title

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior Hayden Segelke-Todd claimed the women’s all-around title at the Tarleton State rodeo over the weekend and Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished third, clinching their second consecutive Southwest Region title. The Zias finished with 265 points, five behind runnerup Odessa College. The host TexAnns took the team championship at […]

Hounds salvage finale at Cameron

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Senior Mark Foley, who didn’t enter the game until the ninth inning, delivered a two-run double in the top of the 10th and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team edged Cameron 3-1 on Sunday to salvage the finale of the teams’ three-game Lone Star Conference series. Right-hander Kiegan Basso (1-2) […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores — April 25

District 4-3A First game Eunice 8, Texico 3 Texico    100  000  2 — 3    7    4 Eunice    100  700  x — 8    9    3 Rafael Maldonaqdo, Nathan Phipps (6) and Brock Thompson; Bryce Foutz and Armando Rodriguez. W — Foutz. L — Maldonado. Top hitters — Texico: Hayden Spears 1-3, 2 runs, BB; Dalton Thatcher […]

Hounds drop pair to Aggies

Staff report LAWTON, Okla. — Designated hitter Russ Colgan capped a six-RBI game with a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning and Cameron went on to complete a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader sweep of Eastern New Mexico with a 9-7 victory on Saturday. The Aggies (19-25, 11-20 LSC), who moved […]

Cats second, Lady Cats fourth in Alamo meet

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — Weather conditions were less than ideal, but Clovis High boys track coach Darren Kelley said the Wildcats got some good things out of Friday’s Bob Sepulveda Invitational, hosted by Alamogordo H.S. The Cats finished second with 86 points in the eight-school event, trailing only the host Tigers (105). “We did good, […]

TexAnns surge past Zias

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ENMU freshman Simone Laurenz of Portales  is congratulated by Zias assistant coach Tiffani Rodd after drawing a fifth-inning walk as a pinch-hitter in the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Tarleton State at Zia Field. The TexAnns completed a four-game sweep with a 10-2, 17-7 sweep of the Zias.

Staff report PORTALES — It’s been a long, hard season for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team, but Saturday’s season-ender against Tarleton State at Zia Field may have been the toughest pill to swallow. Trying to salvage the finale of the teams’ four-game Lone Star Conference series, the Zias bolted to a 7-0 lead […]

Tarleton St. sweeps Zias

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ENMU senior Jaqueline Candelaria is retired on a fielder’s choice at second base during the opener of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Tarleton State on Friday at Zia Field. The TexAnns posted an 8-4, 16-5 sweep over the Zias.

Staff report PORTALES — Tarleton State’s softball team brought its hitting shoes to Zia Field on Friday. The TexAnns pounded out 33 hits — 14 in the opener, 19 in the six-inning, run-rule shortened nightcap — in an 8-4, 16-5 Lone Star Conference sweep of Eastern New Mexico University. The teams will finish league and […]

Carlsbad rolls past Lady Cats

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Clovis senior A.J. Wright fires a pitch during the first game of Friday’s District 4-6A doubleheader at Carlsbad. The host Cavegirls swept Clovis 11-0 and 15-0.

Staff report CARLSBAD — It was a rough night for the Clovis High softball team. It was a quick one, too. District 4-6A leader Carlsbad pounded out 24 hits, and needed only nine innings to grab an 11-0, 15-0 sweep over Clovis High on Friday night. Center fielder Shelby Welch went 5-for-6 in the sweep […]

Cats rally back, gain split with Carlsbad

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Clovis junior Keaton Greenwalt makes the throw to first after the force of Carlsbad senior Brent Cole at second for the double play in the top of the third inning at Bell Park.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Things didn’t look too good for Clovis High’s baseball team after the first game of Friday’s District 4-6A doubleheader against Carlsbad at Bell Park. The Cavemen jumped on the Wildcats for three early runs and sophomore left-hander Trevor Rogers took it from there, pitching one-hit ball into the seventh […]

Lady Rams cruise

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Portales softball team’s senior day was sweep day as well, with 10-3 and 8-4 wins over West Las Vegas. “It’s a really great feeling and I couldn’t be happier with the group of girls I’m with,” senior catcher Kassandra Rodriguez said, “and I’m honored to play […]

Friday area prep baseball linescore — April 24

District 5-2/1A First game Melrose 7, Logan 1 Melrose    310    101    1    —    7    5    2 Logan    100    000    0    —    1    2    3 Wyatt Williams and Gage Dietz; Wyatt Strand and Grady Loveland. W — Williams, L — Strand. Top hitters — Melrose: Rowdy Allen 2-4, 2 runs. Second game Melrose 10, Logan 3 Melrose   […]

Ex-CHS guard gets shot at Western

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Former Clovis High guard Willie McCray has signed to play college basketball at Western New Mexico, which has struggled to a 5-46 record over the past two seasons.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Willie McCray never gave up on a dream to play college basketball. But he certainly had doubts. Following a 2013-14 season where he led the Wildcats in scoring, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound point guard didn’t get the college looks he liked. That isn’t the case a year later, as McCray […]

Destination: Las Vegas for Urquizo

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Rico Urquizo preps for his Monday night workout. Urquizo will fight Kevin Newman II April 30 in a four-round bout as an undercard to the May 2 Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Rico Urquizo isn’t hard to find in Clovis. Just look for his yellow-and-red sports car emblazoned with an artist’s portrait of the Clovis boxer and mixed martial arts fighter on the side. Now, the 32-year-old Urquizo is looking for recognition in the prime location for boxing. He makes his […]

Barbara George Relays results

Prep Barbara George Relays Tuesday Portales High School Boys Team scores: Lovington 132.5, West Las Vegas 98, Portales 96, Carlsbad 52.5, Tatum 27.5, Melrose 21, Clovis 13, Hobbs 3.5, Dora 2, Elida 1. 100-meter: 1. Brown, Isaiah, Fr., Lovington, 11.07; 2. Ochoa, Kaiden, Sr., Lovington, 11.12; 3. White, Jace, Jr., Melrose, 11.56; 4. North, Bryce, […]