Citizens Bank tournament

At Texico BOYS Monday’s quarterfinals Tucumcari 61, Muleshoe 45 Farwel 57, Eunice 54 Friona 57, Navajo Prep 45 Texico 74, Capitan 41 Tuesday’s semifinals Consolation Muleshoe vs. Eunice 3:45 p.m., Wolverine Navajo Prep vs. Capitan, 5:30 p.m., Wolverine Championship Tucumcari vs. Farwell, 3:45 p.m., Sports Arena Friona vs. Texico, 7:15 p.m., Sports Arena Wednesday’s finals […]

Lady Cats run away from Espanola Valley


By Dave Wagner Sports writer Clovis High’s girls struggled in Monday’s quarterfinal matchup against Espanola Valley in the Plateau Holiday Classic, but only after the game got out of hand. Senior Danni Williams matched her season best with 33 points and the Lady Wildcats built a 33-point lead early in the final period before […]

Lady Cats expecting challenge

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Senior guard Danni Williams leads Clovis High in scoring, rebounds and assists so far this season. The Lady Cats face Espanola Valley on Monday in the Plateau Holiday Classic at The Rock.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer So far, so good for Clovis High’s girls this season, who are off to a 9-1 start. Coach Jeff Reed thinks the Lady Wildcats should see some good competition this week in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, beginning with Monday’s 7:30 p.m. quarterfinal matchup against Class […]

Cats ride some momentum

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Clovis coach Scott Robinson fires the ball up for a rebounding drill Saturday afternoon at Rock Staubus Gym. The Cats take on Volcano Vista on Tuesday and St. Michael’s on Wednesday in the Big XII Classic at The Rock.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Coming off a slow start, Clovis High’s boys are enjoying a mini-winning streak. The Wildcats won twice last weekend to improve to 3-5 heading into the Big XII Holiday Classic, beginning Monday at Rock Staubus Gym. Since the six-team field includes Clovis and the CHS junior varsity, the local […]

N.M. Fishing Report — 12-25

his fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and NMDGF, 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. Northwest Abiquiu Lake: Fishing pressure was very light and fishing was slow for […]

Cooper twins enjoying time together at ENMU

By Derek Major Staff writer PORTALES — Twin sisters Jordyn and Jaylyn Cooper have had a bond since birth most people don’t have with their siblings. Early tragedy strengthened it. “We lost our mom to breast cancer when we were five,” Jaylyn said. “It brought us a lot closer.” The twins became so close […]

Saturday area prep summaries — Dec. 20

BOYS Texico 61, Pecos 57 Pecos (5-3) — Arturo Archuleta 6, Jason Henderson 6, Isaac CdeBaca 6, Carlos Cordova 3, Mario Archuleta 14, Joseph Vigil 15, Christopher Vigil 7. Totals 23 5-13 57. Texico (6-3) — Justin Rucker 18, Rodrick Dean 8, Tanner Dickerman 1, Brann on Karger 9, Juan Estrada 3, Lance Myers 1, […]

Clovis girls rout Sandia, improve to 8-1

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Clovis senior Nichele Hyman splits the defense of Sandia’s Alyssa Provencia, left, and Amanda Mitchell in the first half of Saturday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Hyman made both of the ensuing free throws.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER Suffice it to say, there was no hangover from Friday’s competitive win over Cibola for the Clovis High girls. All five starters scored in the first 4 1/2 minutes and the Lady Wildcats rode a 30-5 first-quarter surge to an 81-31 victory over overmatched Sandia on Saturday night at […]

Clovis boys win easily over Moriarty

CNJ staff MORIARTY — Finally, it looks like Clovis High’s boys may be starting to get some things going their way. The Wildcats, coming off a hard-fought, eight-point win at home against Portales on Friday, put five players in double figures on Saturday night in a 66-42 thumping of Moriarty. “The kids played hard and […]

Cats pull away from Rams

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Clovis junior forward Roland Chavez scores over a Portales defender during Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym.

By Derek Major Clovis and Portales came into Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gym needing a win, with each having only one victory coming in. After a close first half, the Wildcats pulled away as Tristen Pautler and Tucker Dobbs combined for 53 points in a 71-63 win. “As a team, we played […]

Lady Cats hang on late to top Cibola

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Clovis High senior guard Danni Williams shoots over Cibola defenders Kristin Dearth, left, and Dmitri Fong during Friday’s girls matchup at The Rock. Williams finished with 26 points and the Lady Wildcats held off the Cougars for a 55-49 victory.

By Dave Wagner Clovis High was on the verge of potentially doing something it hadn’t done in a long, long time on Friday night — blowing a huge lead, especially at home. The Lady Wildcats built a 16-point lead in the second quarter, but had to fight off unbeaten Cibola down the stretch to […]

Mines rolls past Hounds

Staff report SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sophomore forward Konor Kulas posted a double-double with 33 points and 12 rebounds and senior guard Calvin Thomas went 4-for-4 from 3-point range Friday night as South Dakota School of Mines & Technology handed Eastern New Mexico University’s men a 97-71 pasting. Mines (3-9) won for the first time […]

Spartans too much for Zias

Staff report LAKELAND, Fla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women fell behind in the first nine seconds, trailed 15-2 after five minutes and were never able to recover on Friday in absorbing an 84-59 loss at the hands of 10th-ranked Tampa in a weekend classic hosted by Florida Southern. The Zias (4-6), who opened the […]

Friday area prep summaries — Dec. 19

BOYS Santa Rosa 53, Fort Sumner 43 Santa Rosa (5-3) — Joseph Esquibel 6, Gerard Crisostomo 8, Nathan Sanchez 3, Dante Torrello 12, Pryce Marez 6, Jesse Dodge 4, Robert Zamora 5, Jacob Sanchez 9. Totals 22 6-10 53. Fort Sumner (1-4) — Raymon Drake 9, Hunter Sparks 11, Tyler Riggins 4, Garrett Hisel 19. […]

Clovis High swimmer Everett Ward hopes to compete at the collegiate level

Clovis High senior Everett Ward qualified for the Junior Nationals during a swimming meet earlier this month in Houston. His time of 52.35 seconds in the 100-meter backstroke placed him 17th among 200 swimmers of all ages in the event, but qualified him for the third-highest level in U.S. swimming. Senior Nationals and Olympic trials […]

Zias win third straight

Staff report After a bit of a stumble to start the season, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has reeled off three straight wins. On Thursday, senior forward  Tori Tucker of Floyd scored 22 points and the Zias beat Florida Southern 66-48 Thursday in the first round of the Terrace Hotel Classic in […]

Three Cats named to North-South squad

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Clovis defensive end Jordan Holguin was one of three Wildcats selected to play in the Class 5A/6A North-South All-Star Game, set for July in Albuquerque. He was joined on the roster by tackle Tabor Stanfield and defensive back Kaine Bender.

STAFF REPORT More than a dozen Curry and De Baca county high school seniors have been selected to one of three North-South All-Star football teams, according to releases from the New Mexico Coaches Association. The senior-only games include various combinations of the seven classes of football — six-man, eight-man, and classes 2A through 6A. All […]

CHS moves up Saturday tipoff with Sandia

The Clovis High girls basketball team has moved up its Saturday game against Sandia, in an effort to help make the travel day easier for the Matadors. Clovis coach Jeff Reed said the new schedule has the junior varsity game scheduled for 4 p.m. and the varsity contest to follow at approximately 5:30 p.m. The […]

ENMU basketball capsule — Dec. 18

Women ENMU at Florida Southern, vs. University of Tampa When: 11 a.m. today and noon on Friday (MST), respectively, at Lakeland, Fla. Both opponents are members of the Sunshine State Conference. Records: ENMU 3-5, Florida Southern 5-2, Tampa 6-2. Last time out: The Zias defeated Northern New Mexico 66-62 on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena. Florida […]

N.M. Fishing Report — Dec. 18

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.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. […]