Saturday area prep volleyball summary — Sept. 28

San Jon 3, Clovis Christian 0 San Jon    25    25    25 Clovis Christian    20    14    21 CCS individual statistics Kills — Maleikah Wofford 9. Blocks — Wofford 2. Digs — Jadyn Barnett 7, Wofford 6. Aces — Jaclyn Beaman 6. Assists — Barnett 5, Beaman 5. Record — Clovis Christian 0-6. Middle school — Clovis […]

Lady Cats capture Lubbock Invitational title

Staff report LUBBOCK — Clovis High’s girls waded through 14 other teams and put five runners in the top 20 on Saturday to win the large-school division of the Lubbock Invitational cross country meet. The Lady Wildcats had 62 points to finish 12 ahead of runnerup Coppell, Texas. CHS coach Mark Bussen said it’s the […]

Cat tracks: Rio Rancho wins guessing game

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Clovis’ Garren Bass and Estevan Romero Bring down Rio Rancho running back Angelo Lujan.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER In another contest against one of Class 6A’s elite teams, there wasn’t much positive for the Clovis Wildcats. On one hand, the Rio Rancho Rams scored 20 fewer points in this year’s game, a 42-14 win, than in last year’s 62-59 overtime triumph. But many of the same […]

ENMU teams third, fourth at Cowboy Jamboree

Staff report STILLWATER, Okla. — Competing in the small-university division of the meet, Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished third out of four teams while the men were sixth out of seven in Saturday’s Cowboy Jamboree cross country meet, hosted by Oklahoma State. Junior Amber Saiz led the Zias, placing eighth individually in 19:12.87 over […]

Rio Rancho dismantles Cats with passing game

By Kevin Wilson With mind-numbing efficiency, the Rio Rancho Rams found it quite easy to spoil homecoming for the Clovis Wildcats. The visiting Rams made it four in a row and five of the last six over Clovis with a 42-14 win Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Senior Easton Bruere picked the Wildcat […]

Staugaard, Rams run past Demons

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Portales junior running back Bronte Staugaard outruns the Eunice defense on his way to a touchdown during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium.

By Derek Major BLACKWATER DRAW — On Thursday, Portales High coach Jamie Ramirez said that in order for his team to defeat Dexter, the Rams would have to control both sides of the line of scrimmage and win on the perimeter on offense. They did just that as junior Bronte Staugaard ran for 231 […]

Friday area prep volleyball summary – Sept. 26

Lubbock All Saints 3, Clovis Christian 0 Clovis Christian    9    11    12 All Saints    25    25    25 CCS individual statistics Kills — Maleikah Wofford 1. Digs — Jaclyn Seaman 3. Aces — Wofford 2. Assists — Jadyn Barnett 7. Record — Clovis Christian 0-5.

Big first half propels Farwell past Texico

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Farwell senior Curt Langford gets past Texico senior Hayden Spears on a 53-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter of Friday night’s game at Texico. Langford had a pair of TD catches as the Steers rolled to a 31-0 victory over the Wolverines.

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — The first meeting in football between border rivals Texico and Farwell in at least 60 years — and perhaps ever, as far as anyone knows — turned out to be pretty one-sided. The Steers turned the ball over on their first possession — an interception on the game’s third […]

Commerce turns back Zias

Staff report COMMERCE, Texas — Vicky Back and Savannah Henderson scored first-half goals and Texas A&M-Commerce made them stand up for a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams on Friday night. Back scored on a header in the box in the ninth minute […]

LSC-leading Rambelles top Zias

Staff report PORTALES — Lone Star Conference-leading Angelo State led virtually all the way Friday night and the Rambelles handed Eastern New Mexico University a 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 volleyball loss at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (5-6, 1-3 LSC) led briefly 2-1 on a kill by senior outside hitter Lindsey Barron at the start of the […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Sept. 26

Fort Sumner 52, Tucumcari 14 Records: Fort Sumner 3-2, Tucumcari 0-5 Difference: The Foxes posted a 21-9 edge in first downs and a 433-187 advantage in total offense in posting their third consecutive victory. Difference-makers: Fort Sumner, junior RB Kyle Idtensohn rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns, senior QB Garrett Hisel also scored a […]

Area prep scoreboard

Rio Rancho 42, Clovis 14 Portales 42, Dexter 21 Farwell 31, Texico 0 Fort Sumner 54,  Tucumcari 12 Muleshoe 41, Kermit 13 San Jon 78, Clovis Christian 24 Bovina 33, Hale Center 13 Mountainair at Melrose, 7 p.m. Carrizozo at Dora, 7 p.m.

Hounds look to bounce back against Lions

By Dave Wagner It’s been a bit of a wild ride for the Texas A&M-Commerce football team so far. The Lions opened against an overmatched NCAA Division III opponent, East Texas Baptist, and set all sorts of school and D-II records in a 98-20 rout. Then they came back to earth against FCS (formerly […]

Cats face tough test against Rio Rancho

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Clovis junior quarterback Daulton Hatley tries to avoid Cleveland junior Landry Hayes during last week’s 35-13 Wildcats loss to the Storm at Rio Rancho. The Wildcats are home for the next two Fridays, starting with Class 6A No. 2 Rio Rancho tonight.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer Homecoming’s usually a David-versus-Goliath situation, and tonight’s homecoming affair for the Clovis Wildcats is no exception. The one difference? Goliath’s on the visiting sideline, as second-ranked Rio Rancho pays a visit to Leon Williams Stadium. The Rams are 4-0 coming in, with last Friday’s 30-22 victory over then No. […]

Texico, Farwell set to collide tonight

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Farwell and Texico are separated only by the New Mexico-Texas border, but tonight they’ll do something which they haven’t done in a long time, if ever — play a football game against each other. The Steers (3-1) host the Wolverines (2-2) in a game which is set for a […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 25

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Texico sophomore Jasmine Gannon gets a kill over Lovington senior Kylee Cunningham, left, and sophomore Addyson Jeter during the first set of Thursday’s volleyball matchup at Texico. The Lady Wolverines improved to 7-1 with a three-game sweep of the Lady Wildcats.

Texico 3, Lovington 0 Lovington    7    11    20 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 18, Brianna Reyna 5. Blocks — Reyna 2, Melissa Davalos 1, Gannon 1. Digs — Chyanne Scarborough 10, Reyna 9, Jessica Jorde 5. Aces — three tied with 1. Assists — Audrey Wren 19. Records — […]

Newman holds off Hounds 2-1

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Greyhounds sophomore forward Ryan McManus, center, clashes with two Newman defenders as he attempts a shot during the second half of Thursday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. The Jets posted a 6-1 win, dropping the Hounds to 1-5-1 for the season.

Staff report PORTALES — Newman’s Tomaz Rossi flicked in a rebound shot with just under two minutes left in the half on Thursday and the Jets held on for a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. Newman’s Vitor Okamoto beat the ENMU defense and fired on goal, […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Sept. 26

Fort Sumner at Tucumcari • When: 7 p.m. today • Records: Fort Sumner 2-2, Tucumcari 0-4 • Last week: The Foxes won their second in a row, a 60-6 rout at McCurdy. The Rattlers dropped a 30-6 decision at Dexter. • Last year: The Foxes defeated Tucumcari 21-6 at Fort Sumner. • Of note: After […]

Texas lawmaker: ‘No base should relax’

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer PORTALES — U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry advised community members and leaders at Thursday’s chamber luncheon to support Cannon Air Force Base or there could be a risk of losing it. The Texas Republican said a tour of Cannon before the Roosevelt County Chamber’s quarterly event reminded him how important […]

Hounds seek to bolster offense

By Derek Major Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Tyler Hart believes his team is playing better than its 1-4-1 record indicates. “The results haven’t gone the way we want, but our play has been good,” Hart said. “We lost to Texas A&M (International), who is ranked sixth, but I thought […]