Zias look to make progress

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team made strides last year. Despite a last-place prediction in the Lone Star Conference this season, the Zias are confident things will go much better. “Our goals are the same — not just make it to the conference tournament, but to […]

NEWS & NOTES COLUMN: CCS gets campaign off ground

After a week’s delay, Clovis Christian’s return to 6-man football finally got under way Thursday night as the Eagles beat the Hart junior varsity 33-6 at Jim Hill Field. Their scheduled opener, against the Marfa (Texas) junior varsity at a neutral site in Garden City, Texas, was canceled last Saturday due to lightning. First-year coach […]

Eagles notch win

Staff report Senior running back J.V. Perales scored four touchdowns and Clovis Christian defeated the Hart junior varsity 34-6 on Thursday night in the Eagles’ belated 6-man opener at Jim Hill Field. CCS, which had its scheduled opener on Saturday against the Marfa (Texas) JV canceled by lightning at Garden City, Texas, fell behind 6-0 […]

Cats look to rebound after loss to Goddard

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com A three-and-out, and a shanked 11-yard punt started Clovis’ first offensive drive of the season at the Goddard 20 yard line. It was a dream scenario that soon became a nightmare. “We thought, ‘This is going to be really easy,’” senior receiver Christian Caldwell said. “We went out there […]

Cats post win over Portales

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Clovis High senior midfielder Juan Ramos slides by a Portales defender during Thursday’s boys soccer match in Portales. Ramos scored a pair of goals as the Wildcats edged the Rams 2-1.

Staff report PORTALES — Once again, Clovis High and Portales High boys soccer teams played well into the match without scoring. This time, though, the Wildcats got two goals six minutes apart from senior midfielder Juan Ramos early in the second half and held on for a 2-1 victory. Earlier this season, the teams played […]

Lady Cats overwhelm Ruidoso

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Clovis High senior Shyleen Cortez battles for control of the ballagainst Ruidoso eighth-grader Daniela Bravo Nevarez during the first half of Thursday’s girls soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. The Lady Wildcats blanked the Lady Warriors 10-0.

Staff report If any match this season figured to be a walk in the part for Clovis High’s soccer girls, it was Thursday’s outing against Ruidoso at Leon Williams Stadium. The Lady Warriors have had trouble competing with Clovis in recent years, and brought a team to town which included just one senior and one […]

Zias drop opener to Mountaineers

Staff report DENVER — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team didn’t get the kind of start it had hoped for on Thursday. Western State opened a 3-0 lead early in the second half and fended off a late Zias rally for a 3-2 win in the season opener for both teams at Regis […]

Area prep football capsules — Sept. 5

Tucumcari (0-1) at Texico (0-1) • When: 7 p.m. today • Last week: The Rattlers dropped a 34-28 decision at Escalante. Texico lost at home to Santa Rosa 25-12. • Last year: Texico edged the Rattlers 21-20 at Tucumcari. • Of note: The teams were District 4-2A rivals last year, but are now in opposite districts in Class […]

Hounds have work cut out

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com When Harold Munoz left his position as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach in late July, Tyler Hart’s life quickly changed. Hart, who played soccer for the Greyhounds from 2006-09 before serving under Munoz as a student assistant in 2010 and a grad assistant last year, was […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Sept. 2

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 activities. Northeast Charette Lakes — We had no reports this week. […]

Cats outlast Goddard

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Clovis sophomore Carl Michael battles for control of the ball against Roswell Goddard sophomore Jonathan Sanchez during the first half of Tuesday’s boys soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. The Wildcats posted a 3-1 victory over the Rockets.

Staff report It took the Clovis High boys soccer team a while to break through Tuesday night. The Wildcats scored twice midway through the second half and held on for a 3-1 win over Roswell Goddard at Leon Williams Stadium. Goddard (1-3) didn’t score until Jonathan Sanchez found the net with less than four minutes […]

Goddard hands Lady Cats first setback

Staff report ROSWELL — Danielle Hubbard scored a pair of goals for Roswell Goddard and the Lady Rockets beat Clovis High 5-2 on Tuesday night, handing the Lady Wildcats their first loss of the season. Hubbard broke the scoring ice in the 11th minute and then added a goal early in the second half to […]

Lady Rockets down Clovis in three

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High volleyball coach Gabe Apodaca thinks his squad may have been looking at the next Class 5A state champion on Tuesday night. Roswell Goddard certainly played like it, jumping on the Lady Wildcats for the first eight points of the match en route to a 25-12, 25-15, 26-24 victory. The […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 2

Santa Rosa 3, Fort Sumner 2 Santa Rosa    25    15    27    19    15 Fort Sumner    22    25    25    25    13 Individual statistics Kills — Santa Rosa, Yvonne Gutierrez 10, Mikayla Garnand 9, Chandelle Sisneros 8. Fort Sumner, Codi Scovel-Wood 18, Paris Allred 9, Kylie Daugherty 8. Blocks — Santa Rosa, Gutierrez 5. Fort Sumner, Scovel-Wood […]

New Zias soccer coach looks to change mindset

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — After 12 years at West Texas A&M, new Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Omar Morales will see the WT/ENMU rivalry from the other side this season. Morales, who replaces Todd Padgett, played for the WT men’s team for four years (2002-05) and since has been […]

Prep football polls — Sept. 3

Maxpreps.com Class 6A 1. Las Cruces High 1-0; 2. Mayfield 1-0; 3. Rio Rancho Cleveland 1-0; 4. Rio Rancho 1-0; 5. La Cueva 1-0; 6. Volcano Vista 1-0; 7. Eldorado 1-0; 8. Sandia 0-1; 9. Cibola 1-0; 10. Valley 0-1. Class 5A 1. Roswell Goddard 1-0; 2. Farmington 1-0; 3. Artesia 1-0; 4. Centennial 1-0; […]

Cat Tracks: Clovis stuck in neutral

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The Clovis offensive line looks on as line coach Chuck Jordan diagrams plays after a series Saturday at the Wool Bowl in Roswell.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com For a few drives, the Clovis Wildcats were in high gear. Junior Daulton Hatley getting excellent protection, flipping the ball between numerous targets. His receivers making catches, grabbing extra yards after the catch. The running backs finding holes with Goddard expecting the pass. But the Wildcats were mostly […]

Rockets hand Cats 34-14 loss

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Clovis senior running back Juan San Juan carried the ball 21 times for 104 yards and caught an 18-yard touchdown pass in Saturday’s season opener at the Wool Bowl in Roswell, but the Wildcats absorbed a 34-14 loss from the Rockets.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com ROSWELL — The Clovis Wildcats and Goddard Rockets got off to one of the latest starts in New Mexico’s prep football season with a 7 p.m. Saturday kickoff. The Wildcats started even later, probably too late for their own good. Goddard dodged an early bullet when the Wildcats failed […]

Cats bow in fifth-place match

Staff report LOS ALAMOS — Santa Fe Prep got the go-ahead goal about midway through the second half on Saturday and the Blue Griffins turned back Clovis High 4-2 in the fifth-place match of the Los Alamos Invite boys soccer tournament. Senior midfielder Ben Perrillo scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute to […]

Lady Cats rally past Bosque

Staff report TAOS — Clovis High girls soccer team overcame an early two-goal deficit to edge Bosque 3-2 on Saturday night and finish second in four-team Pool B of the Taos Invitational girls soccer tournament. Senior Angel Lefevre got the deciding goal early in the second half, punching in a shot on a deflection off […]