CHS, Carlsbad split in tennis

Staff report In what will go down as one of the longest duals in Clovis High tennis history, the CHS boys pulled out a 5-4 win over Carlsbad at Clovis Community College. The contests, originally scheduled for 3 p.m. at the six-court Clovis High School playing grounds, was rescheduled for noon at the four courts […]

Cats finish second in Spring Classic tourney

Staff report ROSWELL — Going up against a large field, the Clovis High boys golf team more than held its own in the two-day the Spring Classic. Junior Jake Foster shot 36-37 — 73 on Tuesday, and was the top golfer for the tournament with a 36-hole total of 3-under-par 140, three shots ahead of […]

Cats second after first day of Roswell meet

Staff report ROSWELL — Led by a 4-under-par 67 from junior Jake Foster, the Clovis High boys golf team found itself in second place after Monday’s opening round of the Spring Classic, hosted by New Mexico Military Institute. CHS posted a four-man score of 307 at the NMMI golf course, putting the Wildcats a distant […]

Zias share third place at Ranger rodeo

Staff report RANGER, Texas — A second-place performance by senior Hayden Segelke-Todd in barrel racing allowed Eastern New Mexico University’s women to split third, fourth and fifth place in team standings over the weekend of the Ranger College Invitational. Tarleton State won the team title with 330 points, followed by Texas Tech at 225 and […]

Pioneers complete sweep of Zias

Staff report DENTON, Texas — It was another long, frustrating weekend in Lone Star Conference play for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. The Zias finished a four-game series against Texas Woman’s scoring just one run after losing a pair of 8-0, run-rule decisions on Sunday. Both games ended in the fifth inning because […]

Saturday area baseball linescores — April 18

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Texico junior Rafael Maldonado fires a pitch during the fifth inning of Saturday’s first game. Maldonado allowed just three hits and struck out six in a 12-2 win, and the Wolverines also took the second game 11-1.

District 4-3A First game Texico 12, Loving 2 Loving    000  002 —  2    3    6 Texico    303  006 —12    9    2 Christian Rico, Frankie Jaure (6) and Sonny Granado; Rafael Maldonado and Brock Thompson. W — Maldonado. L — Rico. Top hitters — Loving: Jordan Pina 1-3, 2-run 2B. Texico: Hayden Spears 2-4, 2B, RBI, […]

Javelinas throttle Hounds

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ENMU second baseman Dylan Nault takes the throw from catcher Chad Highberger in time to get Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Wesley Aguilar on a steal attempt of second base during the seventh inning of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball opener at Greyhound Field. The Javelinas won that game 5-4 in eight innings, then rolled to a 22-5 victory in the second contest.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s slim hopes to make it to the Lone Star Conference postseason baseball tournament took a hard hit on Saturday as Texas A&M-Kingsville swept the Greyhounds 5-4 in eight innings and 22-5 at Greyhound Field. ENMU (14-25, 9-17 LSC), which won Friday’s series opener […]

TWU takes two from Zias

Staff report DENTON, Texas — Sophomore right-hander Tori Bice came into Saturday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University with a good record but a high whip (walks plus hits per innings pitched), indicating she often pitches into and out of trouble. She improved greatly in both categories against the Zias, allowing […]

Clovis girls finish third, boys fifth at home Relays

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Clovis senior Alejandro Perez fires the discus  during Friday’s preliminaries in the Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium. Perez threw 134-9 1/2 in the finals, good for second place.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com As Tucker Dobbs flew down the straightaway with a huge lead, he was all alone. Well, not quite. With numerous Wildcats teammates running on the sides and cheering Dobbs on, the Clovis junior finished off the 4-by-400 relay with a time of 3:27.61, nearly three seconds better than La […]

Cats take twin bill from Tigers

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Alamogordo sophomore Jacob Gerber slides in safely with a third-inning RBI double as Clovis junior second baseman Keaton Greenwalt fails to convince the umpire he’d tagged Gerber out in the opener of Friday’s District 4-6A baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. Clovis posted an 8-4, 10-4 sweep of the Tigers.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Things are suddenly looking a little better for the Clovis High baseball team. Off to a slow start in District 4-6A play, the Wildcats got back on the winning track Friday with an 8-4, 10-4 sweep of Alamogordo at Bell Park. The Cats (12-8, 3-3 district) erased a 3-1 […]

Hounds’ bats erupt in rout of Kingsville

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats erupted on Friday night, notably Daniel Ward. The sophomore third baseman drove in seven runs with a triple and a pair of homers and the Greyhounds thumped Lone Star Conference-leading Texas A&M-Kingsville 19-9 in the opener of a three-game series at Greyhound […]

Lady Cats earn district split at Alamo

Staff report ALAMOGORDO — A.J. Wright pretty much took matters into her own hands in Friday’s District 4-6A softball opener against Alamogordo. Wright put Clovis High ahead with a second-inning grand slam and pitched a complete-game five-hitter as the Lady Wildcats beat Alamo 5-1, ending a seven-game losing streak and giving them their first district […]

Lady Rams post pair of wins

Staff report ROSWELL — As far as Friday went, Portales High’s girls are off to a good start in District 4-4A seeding. The Lady Rams, playing without Hannah Evans, edged out New Mexico Military Institute 5-4 and routed Silver 8-1 in the second match. “I feel really good (about our Friday matches),” Portales coach Ann-Marie […]

Wildcat relays set for today

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s track teams expect to get a good idea where they stand in Class 6A in today’s Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium, their only home appearance of the season. La Cueva, Volcano Vista, Rio Rancho and Rio Rancho Cleveland are among the top 6A schools in the […]

Lady Cats add second qualifier for 6A golf

Staff report LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s girls now have two girls, both freshmen, qualified for next month’s Class 6A state competition. Sydni Hill joined teammate Raquel Anaya on Thursday, posting a score of 45-45 — 90 to lead the Lady Wildcats to a fourth-place team finish in the Lovington Invitational. Clovis shot a team score […]

Lady Chaps stay perfect against Zias

Staff report LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian belted five home runs on Thursday and the Lady Chaps remained unbeaten all-time against Eastern New Mexico University with a 6-5, 9-2 softball sweep of the Zias. LCU (32-11) now has 69 home runs for the season, ranking third in NCAA Division II. The Lady Chaps did all their […]

Zia senior stays optimistic

By Derek Major STAFF WRITER dmajor@pntonline.com In her four years playing softball at Eastern New Mexico University, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Velasquez has had to deal with a lot of change. She’s done it all with optimism and a smile. “When I came here, I was an infielder for the first two years,” said Velasquez, who is […]

CHS golf girls finish second in Carlsbad

Staff report Hobbs finished well ahead of the pack Wednesday at Lake Carlsbad Golf Course, while Clovis’ girls and boys teams finished second and fifth, respectively. The Clovis girls shot 402 to edge Artesia (403), Portales (405) and Carlsbad (411), but were well behind the Eagles at 374. Salem Ortiz of Hobbs was the medalist […]

CHS posts tennis wins over Portales

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Clovis High senior Richard Hernandez blasts a return in his No. 3 doubles match with sophomore J.J. Alvarado against Enrique Cabral and Gerardo Calderon of Portales at the CHS courts. Hernandez and Alvarado defeated Cabral and Calderon 6-2, 6-1.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Experience won out over relative youth on Tuesday. Clovis High’s senior-laden boys, despite missing No. 1 player Tristan Pautler, cruised to an 8-1 victory over Portales at the CHS courts while the Lady Wildcats notched a 7-2 dual win over PHS. Pautler is out, probably for at least this […]

Cats split pair with Eagles

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Clovis High senior catcher Derek Kuykendall goes low to prevent a pitch from getting away from him during the first game of Tuesday’s District 4-6A doubleheader against Hobbs at Bell Park.

Staff report Clovis High’s baseball team pulled out the opener of Tuesday’s District 4-6A doubleheder with rival Hobbs at Bell Park, but the Wildcats couldn’t come up with the needed magic to get a sweep. Senior catcher Derik Kuykendall’s slow dribbler to short turned into a bases-loaded RBI fielder’s choice in the bottom of the […]