Cats fall twice at Alamo

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — Well into their second season in District 4-6A, the Alamogordo Tigers finally got to taste victory on Friday night. Twice. Junior right-handers Gavin Guerra and Thompson Rick combined to scatter 10 Clovis High singles in complete-game efforts, and Alamo came away with a 2-1, 2-0 sweep of the Wildcats. Alamo went […]

Pole vaulter breaks school mark in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis High junior Monay Phillips tosses the javelin on Friday afternoon during Friday’s Wildcat Relays track meet at Leon Williams Stadium. Phillips did not place in the event, but she did win discus competition to help the Lady Wildcats finish fifth in the meet.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com As a sophomore, Burgin Foster has come a long way in a year. Last spring, Foster’s best effort in pole vault was a respectable 11 feet, 9 inches, but he’s worked hard at it in the meantime and it paid off in Friday’s Wildcat Relays track meet at Leon […]

CHS tennis squads fall in district openers at Carlsbad

Staff report CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s tennis teams ran into buzzsaws in their District 4-6A openers on Friday, with the boys losing to Carlsbad 9-0 and the girls dropping an 8-1 decision. The Cavemen (1-1 in duals) won all but one of the nine matches in straight sets against the Wildcats (3-2). The only three-setter […]

Wildcat Relays track results — April 15

At Leon Williams Stadium BOYS Team standings: 1. Rio Rancho Cleveland 76; 2. Alamogordo 75; 3. Clovis 56; 4. Rio Rancho 48; 5. Lovington 38; 6. Hobbs 37; 7. Atrisco Heritage 27; 8. Cibola 25 1/2; 9. Artesia 15; 10. Carlsbad 14; 11. (tie) Portales and St. Pius 12; 13. Roswell Goddard 9 1/2; 14. […]

Alamogordo sweeps Wildcat softball squad

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Clovis third baseman Mariah Chavez winds up to make the throw to first on a ground ball in the first game of Friday’s District 4-6A doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Field. The visiting Tigers defeated Clovis 16-0 in the opener, and claimed the nightcap 11-0.

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com The Alamogordo Tigers needed some confidence going into Friday night. The Clovis Wildcats just needed a break to go its way. Only Alamogordo got what it wanted, as it pounded out 25 hits en route to a pair of run-ruled 16-0, 11-0 wins at Lady Wildcat Softball Field. Alamogordo […]

Hounds split wild twin bill with TWU

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ENMU shortstop Susannah Chandler tags out Texas Woman’s Laura Mabary on an attempted steal in the top of the sixth during the opener of Friday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader at Greyhound Softball Field. Chandler got the game-winning hit in a three-run ENMU rally in the bottom of the eighth for a 5-4 victory, while the Pioneers held on to win 9-8 in Game 2.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Despite Texas Woman’s University having the second-best record in the Lone Star Conference and ENMU at the bottom, the Hounds showed they can compete with anybody in the conference as they split a doubleheader with TWU Friday afternoon with a 5-4 comeback win in the first game and had […]

Thursday area prep baseball linescores — April 14

At Estancia First game Melrose 13, Magdalena 3 Magdalena    200  10 —  3    3    2 Melrose    003  73 —13    11    4 Lane Lopez and Andy Otero; Wyatt Williams and Chris Fishter. W — Williams. L — Lopez. Top hitters — Magdalena: Lopez 1-3, RBI 2B. Melrose: Braden Hemminger 3-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBIs, 3 runs, […]

Wildcats finish second in Lovington

STAFF REPORT LOVINGTON — Despite not placing anyone in the top five in Thursday’s Lovington Invite, the Clovis High boys golf team still finished second in the six-team field. Sophomore David Maldonado shot a 77 to notch his third and final qualifying leg for state as the Wildcats posted a 319. Hobbs won the tournament […]

ENMU introduces Segler

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Tres Segler is introduced Wednesday as the new men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Segler was the first assistant at Midwestern State for the last five seasons.

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com Tres Segler says he’ll treat his locker room, his university and his community like a family. And he’s all in with his new family at Eastern New Mexico University. Segler, a former assistant coach at defending Lone Star Conference champ Midwestern State and a grad assistant at the University […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — April 12

BASEBALL District 4-3A Texico 6, Loving 3 Loving    210  000  0 —  3    7    2 Texico    101  031  x —  6    6    2 Jordan Pina, Timothy Porras (4), Freddie Chacon (5) and Sonny Granado; Ben Crist, Rafael Maldonado (3) and Brock Thompson. W —  Maldonado. L —  Porras. Top hitters —  Loving: Chacon 2-4, RBI; […]

Hobbs rolls past Clovis in softball twin bill

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Clovis senior Brianna Montano makes the throw to senior Jaren Piepkorn for an out in the top of the third inning in the opener of Tuesday’s District 4-6A doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Field. Hobbs posted 12-0 and 26-1 wins over the Lady Wildcats, with Montano scoring the lone Clovis run.

STAFF REPORT Suffice it to say, it was a forgettable night on Tuesday for Clovis High’s softball team. The Lady Wildcats were steamrolled, to put it mildly, by Hobbs in a District 4-6A doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Field, losing the opener 12-0 before absorbing a 26-1 thumping in the nightcap. The Lady Eagles (14-3, 4-0 […]

Clovis splits baseball doubleheader at Hobbs

STAFF REPORT HOBBS — Clovis High’s baseball team bounced back from a tough first-game loss to beat Hobbs 11-5 and gain a split of Tuesday’s District 4-6A baseball doubleheader. The Eagles won the opener 3-2, winning it on sophomore Tyler Mendoza’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh after the Wildcats (12-6, 2-2 […]

ENMU softball splits with OPSU

STAFF REPORT GOODWELL, Okla. — It was a story of rallies in Tuesday’s softball doubleheader at Oklahoma Panhandle State. Eastern New Mexico University made the first, scoring seven consecutive runs to take control in a 10-8 first-game win. In the nightcap, the Aggies scored eight unanswered to win 13-5 in five innings via the mercy […]

ENMU hires Midwestern State assistant Segler as men’s basketball coach

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Tres Segler has been named the new men's basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s search is over for its new men’s basketball coach, with Tres Segler hired Tuesday. Segler, an assistant with defending Lone Star Conference champion Midwestern State and a former grad assistant at the University of Texas, will be officially introduced in a 2:30 p.m. Wednesday press […]

CHS tennis squads thump Portales

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Clovis junior Kylee Brooks, left, high-fives senior Samantha Lee after winning a point during their first set of doubles against Portales on Monday at PHS. Clovis swept Portales, winning the boys dual 8-1 and the girls matchup 9-0.

Staff report PORTALES — Clovis High’s tennis teams dominated Portales for the second time this season on Monday, with the boys taking an 8-1 victory over the Rams and the girls notching a 9-0 sweep. Both teams notched 7-2 victories over PHS in duals played on March 17. In the boys’ dual, the Wildcats won […]

CHS GOLF: Cats take team title; Lady Cats stand second

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High’s boys shot 309 on Monday to edge rival Hobbs by one stroke for the team championship in Roswell High’s Coyote Invitational golf tournament. Sophomore Christian Fontanilla tied for third place individually and led the Wildcats at 3-over par 37-37 — 74 to earn his first leg toward Class 6A […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Freshman gets provisional marks

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Julian Coronado posted NCAA Division II national outdoor provisional qualifying marks in the 100 and 200 over the weekend in the West Texas A&M Classic and Multi track meet. Coronado took first place in the 200 in a personal-best time of 20.94 seconds, and tied […]

Cats post victory at Carlsbad meet

Staff report CARLSBAD — With better health, things are beginning to round into shape for the Clovis High boys track team. The Wildcats scored in everything except the 800 and the 100 hurdles on Friday night in rolling to the team championship of the Ron Singleton Invitational with 114 points, 38 more than runnerup Odessa […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores — April 9

District 4-3A First game Texico 11, Eunice 1 Eunice    000  01 —  1    5    4 Texico    070  31 —11    8    0 Bryce Jenkins, Mason Caperton (5) and Logan Gaskins; Tanner Dickerman (5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 W, 2 SO) and Brock Thompson. W — Dickerman. L — Jenkins. Top hitters — […]

Area weekend prep track summaries — April 8-9

Saturday Mario Martinez qualifier At Fort Sumner Boys Team standings: 1. Hagerman 95; 2. Fort Sumner 88 1/2; 3. Logan 55; 4. Santa Rosa 53; 5. Tucumcari 26 1/2; 6. San Jon 24; 7. Lake Arthur 15; 8. Melrose 14; 9. Vaughn 13; 20. Elida 12; 11. Dora 10; 12. House 7; 13. Clovis Christian […]