Hounds and Zias split season openers

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior guard Michael Randle, who scored 17 points and played just 12 games last season in part due to eligibility issues, poured in 22 points on Friday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s men outlasted Texas A&M International 92-88 in overtime in the season-opening ASU Ed Messberger Tip-Off Classic. […]

Hounds host WT in fifth-place matchup

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — After dealing with an academic misconduct issue two weeks ago prior to playing Eastern New Mexico University, the West Texas A&M football team figures to come into today’s noon battle with the Greyhounds at Blackwater Draw for fifth place in the Lone Star Conference’s first post-season playoffs in a […]

Area state volleyball results — Nov. 14

At Rio Rancho Quarterfinals Class 4A Portales def. West Las Vegas 25-18, 20-25, 25-14, 25-19 Class 3A Texico def. Mesilla Valley 25-13, 25-22, 25-12 Class 2A Melrose def. Mora 25-15, 14-25, 25-19, 25-22 Logan def. Fort Sumner 25-22, 25-16, 25-19 Class 1A Elida def. Corona 25-20, 25-20, 25-17 Carrizozo def. Grady 25-16, 25-16, 25-11 Semifinals […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Nov. 14

Texico at Tularosa • When: 1 p.m. Saturday in a first-round Class 3A game • Records: Texico 3-7, Tularosa 4-6 • Last week: Texico, seeded 10th in the 12-team field,  won at home over Loving 43-15. The seventh-seeded Wildcats lost at home to Lordsburg 35-20. • Last meeting: The teams played at Texico in the […]

Cats set to battle Sandia

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com With a four-game winning streak and a district title in hand, the Clovis Wildcats figured they wouldn’t be a No. 10 seed in the inaugural New Mexico Class 6A playoffs. “We were disappointed getting a road game; we thought we should have gotten a home game,” Wildcats senior tackle […]

Grady, Fort Sumner stay alive; Lady Cats ousted

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Texico junior Audrey Wren and sophomore Mel Davalos go up to try to block a Tularosa attack during Class 3A pool play in Friday’s state tournament competition at Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center. The Lady Wolverines won the pool and advanced to today’s quarterfinal round.

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Grady in Class 1A and Fort Sumner in Class 2A stayed alive on Thursday in state volleyball competition with first-round wins after finishing second in pool play. Meantime, Texico in Class 3A and Melrose in Class 1A won their pools, thus drawing byes into today’s quarterfinals. In Class 6A, Clovis […]

State volleyball tournaments — Nov. 14

At Rio Rancho (Seeds in parentheses) CLASS 6A At Santa Ana Star Center Thursday Pool play standings Pool A — 1. Sandia; 2. Volcano Vista; 3. Las Cruces High Pool B — 1. Rio Rancho Cleveland; 2. La Cueva; 3. Clovis Pool C — 1. Rio Rancho; 2. Onate; 3. Albuquerque High Pool D — […]

Hounds ready to get going

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team expects to face a lot of talented squads this season in the Lone Star Conference. Interim coach Stott Carter expects the Greyhounds to come out on the attack. “If we show up, I’m not putting anything past us,” Carter […]

Thursday’s state volleyball results

At Rio Rancho First-round bracket matches: Class 6A — Clovis vs. Gadsden, 7 p.m. Class 2A — Fort Sumner def. Hagerman 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22 Class 1A — Grady vs. Hondo, 7:30 p.m. Pool-play  winners (first-round byes into Friday’s quarterfinals): Class 4A — Portales Class 3A — Texico Class 2A — Melrose Class 1A — […]

Four Lady Cats hoopsters sign letters of intent

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From left, Clovis seniors Nichele Hyman, Dee Briggins, Shelby Jones and Danni Williams sign letters-of-intent to play for Texas-Pan American, Eastern New Mexico University, Abilene Christian and Texas A&M, respectively.

By Kevin Wilson STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Danni Williams, Shelby Jones, Nichele Hyman and Dee Briggins drew a large crowd to Rock Staubus Gym on Wednesday afternoon. A few weeks from now, the trend is certain to continue. With the 2013 state championship trophy by their side, and hopes to add the 2015 version in March, […]

Zias hope to equal ambitions

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Tori Tucker hopes a Zia squad with a large contingent of local talent can finish above its predicted conference finish of seventh place.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Joshua Prock has big ambitions for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s program. A solid performance on Sunday in an exhibition game at the University of New Mexico would indicate the Zias are headed in the right direction. “It’s the overall culture that we’re trying to change,” […]

Clovis opens pool play today

Staff report The Clovis High School volleyball team will hope to pull a few upsets, starting today at the Class 6A state volleyball championships at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Clovis (11-10), champions of District 4-6A, go in as the 11th seed and are in Pool B with No. 2 Cleveland and […]

Tuesday area prep basketball summary — Nov. 11

Girls Farwell 44, Smyer 41 Smyer (0-1) — Ramirez 2, Tate 4, Lee 6, Fowler 12, S. McCullen 5, A. McCullen 2, Martinez 10. Totals 13 11-16 41. Farwell (1-0) — Regan Agee 12, Brenna Jarman 10, Lindsi Coburn 8, Jenna Kirkland 7, Edie White 5, Ami Savila 2, Totals 18 7-16 44. Smyer    10   […]

Prep football rankings, playoff pairings — Nov. 10

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

Lobos defeat Zias in exhibition game

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ENMU senior forward Tori Tucker shoots over New Mexico’s Brea Mitchell, left, and Kenya Pye during Sunday’s women’s basketball exhibition at The Pit in Albuquerque. Tucker scored a game-high 21 points and the Zias were competitive most of the way before the Lobos pulled away to a 61-49 win.

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — It doesn’t count on the record, and the Zias didn’t win, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team put forth an encouraging performance on Sunday in an exhibition game against the University of New Mexico. UNM used a late spurt to pull away for a 61-49 victory at The […]

CHS seeded 11th in state volleyball

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High volleyball team earned a No. 11 seed from the New Mexico Activities Association on Sunday for this week’s Class 6A state tournament at Rio Rancho. The Lady Cats (11-10) are matched with No. 2 Rio Rancho Cleveland and No. 7 La Cueva for Thursday’s pool play at Santa […]

Monday area prep basketball summary — Nov. 10

Girls Muleshoe 73, Bushland 69 Bushland (0-1) — Bree Romo 11, Cori Wilhelm 9, Camryn Crist 27, Elizabeth Chunn 19, Erin Rankin 3. Totals 25 9-15 69. Muleshoe (1-0) — Sadie Sudduth 13, Sasha Esparza 6, Sydni Sudduth 10, Reagan Reynolds 4, Yvonne Diaz 5, Daniella Diaz 21, Conley Niblett 14. Totals 23 22-33 73. […]

Hounds win finale, finish over .500

Staff report PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team went on a scoring rampage Sunday to ensure a third consecutive winning season. Five players scored for the Greyhounds, who had Lubbock Christian blanked until the final two minutes in a season-ending 5-1 win over the Chaparrals at the ENMU pitch. The Hounds […]

Lady Cats coast past Cavegirls

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Clovis senior Shaylee Warner gets a high-five from setter Dakota Grummer after putting down a kill in the second game of Saturday’s District 4-6A tournament championship on Saturday at The Rock. The Lady Cats beat the Cavegirls 25-19, 25-13, 25-17.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High volleyball coach Gabe Apodaca isn’t exactly sure where his team will be seeded in next week’s Class 6A state tournament in Albuquerque. One thing’s for sure, though — they’re the top team in District 4-6A. The Lady Wildcats made short work of Carlsbad on Saturday, cruising past […]

No. 10 Cats draw Sandia in first round

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Clovis senior Juan San Juan scores from 21 yards out on the Wildcats’ first drive of the second half in Friday’s District 4-6A clash with Hobbs at Leon Williams Stadium San Juan rushed for 80 yards in the Wildcats’ 35-29 victory.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com A district championship and a four-game winning streak were not enough to give the Clovis Wildcats a home game in the Class 6A playoffs. Clovis (5-5), 24 hours after beating Hobbs to win District 4-6A, claimed the No. 10 seed and will be the district’s only representative in the […]