Area district volleyball tournaments — Nov. 4

(Seeds in parentheses) District 4-6A Tuesday (4) Hobbs def. (3) Alamogordo 25-22, 21-25, 25-13, 25-22 Thursday Hobbs at (2) Carlsbad, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Clovis, 6:30 p.m. District 4-3A Tuesday (4) Loving at (3) Dexter (n) Thursday Tuesday winner at (2) Eunice, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Texico, 6 p.m. District 6-2A […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Hounds have chance to host two games

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ENMU sophomore D’Maujeric Tucker looks for a way around the West Texas A&M defense during the first half of Saturday’s annual Wagon Wheel game between the Greyhounds and the Buffaloes.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Lone Star Conference’s first postseason football playoff is set, and Eastern New Mexico University stands a good chance of hosting two games. The academic turmoil at West Texas A&M last week, along with Saturday’s 31-21 loss at ENMU, caused the Buffaloes to fall from a possible No. 2 […]

Zias’ bid for title denied by Lions

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — It looked like a brisk wind might determine Sunday’s winner in the battle for the Lone Star Conference women’s regular-season title. In fact, the only goal was scored against the wind. Junior forward Jade Bell won a scrum in front of the Eastern New Mexico University net […]

Seniors hope to lead ENMU turnaround

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ENMU senior guard Tori Tucker, shown in a game against Tarleton State last season, is hoping to help lead the Zias to their first winning record in eight years. Tucker, a Floyd High grad and one of two seniors on the roster, led the team in scoring and rebounding last season.

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team hasn’t had a winning season since 2006-07 and had just six wins overall a year ago, but that hasn’t stopped senior post Jasmine Johnson from expecting great things from her team this season. “I want to bring a national […]

State prep football playoffs

(Seeds in parentheses) Class 2A Friday Semifinals (4) Questa at (1) Escalante, 7 p.m. (3) Fort Sumner at (2) Hagerman, 6 p.m. Nov. 14-15 Championship Semifinal winners 8-man Quarterfinals Friday (8) Jemez Valley at (1) Logan, 7 p.m. (5) Foothill at (4) Gateway Christian, 7 p.m. (6) Tatum at (3) Melrose, 7 p.m. Saturday (7) […]

Area district volleyball tournaments

(Seeds in parentheses) District 4-6A Tuesday (4) Hobbs at (3) Alamogordo, 6 p.m. Thursday Tuesday winner at (2) Carlsbad, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Clovis, 6:30 p.m. District 4-3A Tuesday (4) Loving at (3) Dexter, 6 p.m. Thursday Tuesday winner at (2) Eunice, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Texico, 2 p.m. District 6-2A […]

State prep football rankings — Nov. 3

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Rio Rancho    9-0 2. Mayfield     8-1 3. Eldorado    9-1 4. Rio Rancho Cleveland    7-2 5. La Cueva    7-2 6. Las Cruces High    5-4 7. Onate    7-3 8. Sandia    5-4 9. Atrisco Heritage    7-3 10. Clovis    4-5 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Artesia    8-1 2. Centennial    8-1 3. Belen   […]

Hounds charge by WT

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Members of the ENMU football team hoist the Wagon Wheel as they celebrate Saturday’s 31-21 Lone Star Conference win over rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Stadium.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — It’s been a rough week for West Texas A&M’s football program, dealing with charges of academic fraud involving one of the team’s key players. So you might have expected the Buffaloes to come out a bit slow in Saturday’s “Wagon Wheel” game at Greyhound Stadium. Still, […]

Cibola eliminates Lady Cats from 6A meet

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Playing in the program’s first postseason competition in 16 years, Clovis High’s girls got off to a tough start on Saturday. Fifth-seeded Cibola scored an own goal off a Cougars corner kick in just the second minute and went on to beat the Lady Wildcats 2-0 in a first-round Class 6A […]

Rambelles defeat Zias

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State survived a close first set and pulled away to a 25-23, 25-17, 25-15 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Despite the loss, the Zias (12-15, 4-10 LSC) clinched their second consecutive berth in the eight-team LSC tournament, scheduled for two weeks […]

Mustangs edge Hounds

Staff report PORTALES — Midwestern State made an early goal stand up and the Mustangs edged Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 on Saturday in men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. MSU’s Jevan Toledo headed in a corner kick by teammate Paul Sunderland into the upper right corner of the net just over 11 minutes into […]

Texico native Jenkins happy for chance to return home

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Professional bull rider L.J. Jenkins has been riding as long as he can remember. “I’ve been riding since I was a little boy,” said Jenkins, a Texico native who is currently 12th in the PBR world standings. “My dad did it and my brother did it, and I rode […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summary — Nov. 1

Texico 3, Tatum 0 Tatum    16    22    18 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 17, Brianna Reyna 16. Blocks — McKenzee Thatcher 3, Mel Davalos 1. Digs — Chyanne Scarborough 1y7, Reyna 15, Gannon 6, Jessica Jorde 6. Aces — Gannon 3, Jorde 3, Reyna 1, Scarborough 1. Assists — […]

Cats post win at Carlsbad

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com CARLSBAD — Micah Gray had made the right play, even if he wasn’t so sure of it. The sophomore running back carried 40 times for 218 yards for two touchdowns, including a 66-yard exclamation point on Clovis’ 24-10 District 4-6A win at Carlsbad. With the win, its third straight and second […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Oct. 31

Eunice 34, Texico 15 Records: Eunice 5-4 (2-0), Texico 2-7 (0-2) Difference: The Cardinals erased a 1-point halftime deficit, blanking the Wolverines over the final two quarters. Difference-makers: Eunice, senior RB Armando Rodriguez scored on runs of 38, 35 and 62 yards, while senior QB Ivan Zamora added TD runs of 2 and 54 yards. […]

Rams turn back St. Michael’s

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Rams senior running back Miguel Garza lunges through St. Michael’s defenders for a touchdown in the first half of Friday’s District 4-4A title at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major dmajor@pntinline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams’ running game turned Greyhound Stadium into a house of horrors on Halloween night for the St. Michael’s Horsemen. Senior quarterback Matt Martinez and junior running back Bronte Staugaard combined for 339 yards and three touchdowns on 51 carries to propel the Rams to a 33-20 […]

Lady Cats run away from field in district

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Clovis freshman Kelsey McNaughton crosses the finish line after easily winning the District 4-6A girls cross country race on Friday at Ned Houk Park. McNaughton ran a time of 18 minutes, 30.22 seconds to lead the Lady Wildcats to a team victory.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High cross country coach Mark Bussen wanted freshman Kelsey McNaughton to win Friday’s District 4-6A girls cross country race at Ned Houk Park. Meantime, McNaughton had modestly said she hoped to finish “in the top three.” She greatly underestimated her ability, blowing away the field and leading the Lady Wildcats […]

Zias to battle Lions on Sunday for LSC crown

Staff report PORTALES — Although they’re currently tied for second place, Eastern New Mexico University and Texas A&M-Commerce will play for the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer regular-season championship at noon on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. ENMU continued its remarkable run on Friday with a 2-1 victory over Texas Woman’s at the ENMU pitch, […]

Cats look for second District 4-6A win

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Clovis running back Juan San Juan weaves his way through the Alamogordo defense during last week’s District 4-6A game against Alamogordo at Leon Williams Stadium. San Juan rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 35-0 win.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Clovis senior Brody Edwards said he and his teammates felt going into District 4-6A play that the district title was going to come down to the Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. What a difference a week makes. The Nov. 7 finale against the Eagles is still important, naturally, for […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 31

Eunice at Texico • When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-3A game • Records: Eunice 4-4 (1-0), Texico 2-6 (0-1) • Last week: The Cardinals routed Loving 60-34 on the road. Texico lost at Dexter 19-18. • Last year: The Wolverines rolled to a 39-7 victory at Eunice • Of note: Despite a five-game […]