Clovis girls shut out Alamogordo, win district title

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER Clovis High’s girls have completed a solid regular season in soccer, but until Saturday night they weren’t sure they’d make it into the 12-team Class 6A state tournament. After falling out of the District 4-6A lead with a loss at Hobbs on Tuesday, though, the Lady Wildcats got some […]

Greyhounds get one last Blackwater blowout

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER BLACKWATER DRAW — In what likely will be the program’s final game in the 48-year history of Greyhound Stadium, the ENMU football team made sure it was a memorable one on Saturday. The Greyhounds set a school rushing record with 583 yards, including three backs over 100, in a […]

Alamogordo tops Clovis in five, gains possible tiebreaker

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Clovis senior Mariah Chavez and Alamogordo sophomore goalkeeper Reagan Dorman battle for a loose ball off a corner kick in the first half of Saturday’s District 4-6A game at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR Up 8-4 in the set and 2-1 in the match, it appeared the Clovis Lady Wildcats had just about set themselves up for a home match with Carlsbad with the district tournament’s second seed at stake. But then Alamogordo found a way into a fifth game, and all of […]

CHS roundup: Wildcats beat Alamogordo on the road

STAFF REPORT ALAMOGORDO — Freshman Elias Ortega and senior Drew Kernan scored goals Saturday night to help Clovis High beat Alamogordo 2-0 in the District 4-6A and regular-season finale for both teams. Clovis (15-5, 4-2 district) finished second to Hobbs (12-5, 5-1). The Eagles earn the automatic berth to the Class 6A state tournament next […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: TWU takes two from Hounds

Staff report DENTON, Texas — One day after thinking they wouldn’t get their Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match in, Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Woman’s found enough of a break in the rainy weather in east Texas on Saturday to get it played. The Greyhounds, still looking for their first LSC win, led […]

Rams blast Ruidoso

By Matthew Asher Staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Coming into Friday’s game, the big question for the Class 4A top-ranked Portales Rams was how would they react to last week’s bye week when they faced Ruidoso. It took just two plays to get their answer. Bronte Staugaard took a handoff and ran 51 yards […]

Cats pull away after half for win

Staff report HOBBS — The Rebel is coming back to Clovis. Behind 219 yards of offense and two touchdowns from sophomore Seth Lopez, the visiting Clovis Wildcats went one-up in the District 4-6A race with a 38-20 win at Watson Memorial Stadium. The Wildcats (5-3, 1-0) head to Alamogordo next week in what is now […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Oct. 23

Texico 57, Loving 20 Records: Texico 3-4 (1-0 District 4-3A), Loving 3-5 (0-1) Difference: The Wolverines compiled more than 500 total yards in winning for the first time since beating Clayton on Sept. 18. Texico built a 30-8 halftime lead and never looked back in getting off to a flying start in district play. Difference-makers: […]

Friday area prep volleyball summary — Oct. 23

District 4-1A Grady 3, Mosquero 1 Grady    16    25    25    25 Mosquero    25    14    21    17 Grady individual statistics Kills — Yara Sotelo 13, Sage Starbuck 7. Blocks — none. Digs — Morgan Borden 4, three tied with 2. Aces — Jasmine Gonzales 6, Timia Northcutt 4, Sotelo 3, Borden 2, Rachel Porter 2. Assists […]

ENMU game to be broadcast in Navajo

By Matthew Asher Staff writer PORTALES — Today’s Lone Star Conference matchup between Angelo State and Eastern New Mexico University is scheduled to be the final ENMU regular-season football game at Blackwater Draw. The school is scheduled to move into an on-campus facility next season. ENMU is celebrating this historic event in two ways. […]

ENMU women’s soccer match canceled

Staff report DENTON, Texas — Friday night’s scheduled Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match at Texas Woman’s was canceled due to heavy rain in the Denton area. The Greyhounds (4-10-1, 0-7-0 LSC) will wrap up the regular season with a noon (MDT) clash at Texas A&M-Commerce on Sunday.

Commerce turns back Hounds in four

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Veronika Baric compiled 19 blocks and nine digs on Friday and Texas A&M-Commerce rallied for a 19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-21 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Taryn Driver added 12 kills for the Lions (13-3, 5-5 LSC). Junior outside hitter Lauren Frye posted 11 kills and […]

Hounds set for regular-season Blackwater Draw finale

By Matthew Asher Staff writer PORTALES — With two games remaining in the regular season, the ENMU football team will try to improve its seeding in the upcoming Lone Star Conference playoffs when it entertains 24th-ranked Angelo State in a 1 p.m. kickoff at Greyhound Stadium in what is likely to be the school’s […]

Portales outlasts Lady Cats in four

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Clovis’ Lexi Cole, left, and Victoria Muffley go for a block attempt in the first set against Portales Thursday night. Cole finished with 10 kills but the Lady Rams won in four sets.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer PORTALES — When the Portales Lady Rams traveled to Clovis in September, PHS swept the Lady Wildcats. In Thursday’s rematch at the RAC, they found the going a little tougher before posting a 22-25, 25-19, 29-27, 25-11 victory to improve to 9-8 for the season. In the first set […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 22

District 4-3A Texico 3, Eunice 0 Eunice    14    17    16 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 26, Brianna Reyna 9. Blocks — Maryelle Dickerman 2, Mel Davalos 1, Gannon 1. Digs — Jaden Stephens 12, Micah Pinnell 10, Gannon 7, Audrey Wren 5. Aces — Kaylee Miller 2, Stephens 2, […]

Cats open district play at Hobbs

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor The Clovis Wildcats have a special guest riding with them to Hobbs today. He’s less than a foot tall and just a shade over 22 pounds, and the Wildcats want to make sure he doesn’t stay in Hobbs. But Friday’s game is about more than Rebel, the traveling trophy […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 23

Texico at Loving When: 7 p.m. today in the District 4-3A opener for both teams. Records: Texico 2-4, Loving 3-4 Last week: The Wolverines had a bye last week. The Falcons lost at Fort Sumner 49-26. Last year: Texico posted a 45-13 win over the Falcons at Texico. Of note: Coach Ryan Autrey said the […]

Buffs edge Greyhounds, 2-1

Staff report CANYON, Texas — The first tie between Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M didn’t last long in Wednesday’s soccer game. The second deadlock was even shorter. Jake Wiffen’s unassisted goal, coming just after the visiting Greyhounds got the equalizer, stood up in the second half and the host Buffaloes took a 2-1 […]

Eagles pull out win in lightning-shortened match

Staff report With the teams trying to beat the weather, Hobbs senior midfielder D’Andre Finney got what turned out to be the decisive goal just before halftime. In a battle for the top spot in District 4-6A boys soccer, the Eagles claimed a 1-0 victory over Clovis High on Tuesday night. The match was delayed […]

Hobbs takes over District 4-6A lead

Staff report HOBBS — Clovis High’s bid to clinch a District 4-6A girls regular-season soccer title came up short on Tuesday. Hobbs leapfrogged the Lady Wildcats into the top spot in the standings by riding a first-half goal to a 1-0 victory, giving the Lady Eagles (12-6-1, 4-1-0 district) a one-half game lead over CHS […]