Alamo claims District 4-6A softball crown

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Alamogordo eighth-grader Tori Borunda slides in safely ahead of the tag by Clovis junior Mariah Chavez at third base during the third inning of the opener in Friday’s District 4-6A softball doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Field. The Lady Tigers claimed the championship in their first year in the district with a 16-2, 16-0 sweep of the Lady Wildcats.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Things have changed for the Alamogordo High School softball squad since the Lady Tigers split a home doubleheader with Clovis High in mid-April. Newcomers to District 4-6A, Alamo (19-7, 9-3 district) claimed the crown on Friday night with a 16-2, 16-0 thumping of CHS at Lady Wildcat Field, while […]

Freshman posts third state leg

Staff report ROSWELL — Freshman Janae Hale earned her third state qualifying leg with a score of 93 as Portales High finished fifth out of six teams in the Last Chance tournament on Friday, hosted by New Mexico Military Institute. Texico claimed fourth place in the six-team event at 365, while the Lady Rams were […]

PHS girls nab state team slot

Staff report ROSWELL — The Portales Lady Rams qualified for Class 1-4A state team tennis competition on Friday, beating host New Mexico Military 5-0 in the District 4/1-4A semifinals before losing in the championship match to Mesilla Valley 5-0. Meantime, the PHS boys were ousted in the semis by NMMI 5-3. The top two teams […]

Angelo rallies late past Hounds

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior J.C. Snyder hit a two-out, three-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday night, lifting Angelo State past Eastern New Mexico University 8-5 and ending any chance of a Lone Star Conference postseason tournament berth for the Greyhounds. ASU (33-14, 20-13 LSC) overcame a 5-2 deficit, […]

Ned Houk races set for 21st season

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From left, Cory Riegel, Rick Thornton and Lance Thornton look over a car during  the 2014 dirt track season at Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex. Dirt track racing is scheduled to begin its 21st season at the complex, beginning on Sunday.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com The cheapest ticket available to Saturday’s Manny Pacquaio-Floyd Mayweather fight ($1,500) in Las Vegas, Nevada, would buy a pretty solid television and home theater system, with still plenty left over to buy the fight on pay-per-view. But ask the people going to the event, and they’ll tell you nothing […]

Clovis boys still seeking third leg

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com A few tough holes for everybody, and the Clovis boys golf team just missed its third and final qualifying leg for the state tournament. The Wildcats placed third with a 318 at the Murphy Black Invitational in Lovington, but needed a 311. The boys have one more chance to […]

ENMU recruit honored by USA Today

Staff report A Rio Rancho High senior signed to play for the Greyhound basketball team next season was named the state’s player of the year by USA Today. Brady Patterson, who also repeated as a selection for the Albuquerque Journal’s All-Metro Team, led the Rams to the semifinals while averaging 21.3 points and 6.4 assists […]

Tuesday area prep baseball linescore — April 28

District 4-3A Texico 6, Loving 4 Texico    211  002  0 — 6    9    2 Loving    220  000  0 — 4    4    4 Dalton Thatcher and Brock Thompson; Christian Rico and Frankie Jaure. W — Thatcher. L — Jaure. Top hitters — Texico: Rafael Maldonado 2-4, RBI, run; Nathan Phipps 2-3, 2 runs; Cole Rohrbach 2-3, […]

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

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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 […]