ENMU women beat Kingsville to snap three-game skid

Staff report Junior Kassandra Harris notched a career-high 24 points, and Eastern New Mexico came out strong in the second half to pick up its first Lone Star Conference win of the season, 66-52 over Texas A&M-Kingsville Wednesday night. Mikaehla Connor added 10 and Briana White nine for ENMU (6-8, 1-3), which snapped a three-game […]

Roswell High pulls away from Lady Cats

Staff report ROSWELL — Sophomore guard Teya Morris helped Clovis High’s girls get off to a good start on Tuesday at Roswell High, but the Lady Wildcats weren’t able to sustain the pace. Morris knocked down a trio of 3-pointers in the first quarter as the Lady Cats took a 13-12 lead. But they went […]

Tuesday area prep basketball summaries — Jan. 12

Boys Grady 72, Clovis Christian 18 Clovis Christian (2-11, 0-2) — Josh Fly 4, Josh Rojas 1, Keith Dunton 3, Dev Cockrell 10. Totals 6 5-8 17. Grady (11-3, 1-0) — Koby Valentine 8, Gunner Burrage 10, Ivan Valdez 2, Ryan Bone 11, Trenton Lee 14, Jason Hughes 5, Justin Downey 6, Jordan Provencio 8, […]

Rockets cruise by Cats

Staff report ROSWELL — The Goddard Rockets started hot, and finished hotter, to hand Clovis High’s boys a 74-46 loss on Tuesday night. Sophomore center Dalin Stanford scored 20 points, combining with senior point guard Noah Waide (19) and junior guard LeAnthoney Harrison (18) to outscore the entire Wildcats team and send Clovis to its […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 13

ENMU at Texas A&M-Kingsville Men • When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today at Kingsville, Texas • Records: ENMU 4-10 (0-2 Lone Star Conference), Texas A&M-Kingsville 8-5 (0-2) • Last season: The Javelinas swept the Greyhounds, winning 75-67 at Portales and 83-52 at Kingsville. • Last time out: ENMU lost at sixth-ranked Midwestern State 90-56 while the […]

SWIMMING: CHS squads competitive in Lubbock Invite

Staff report LUBBOCK — Clovis High’s swimming teams were competitive in the Lubbock Invitational over the weekend, with the girls placing fourth out of 20 teams and the boys seventh out of 21. Coach Vincent de Maio’s rosters look a bit different now. The girls squad lost sisters Jasmine and Sharon White when their father […]

CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 12

Boys Clovis at Roswell Goddard When: 7 p.m. today Records: Clovis 2-11, Goddard 7-7. Last time out: The Wildcats lost at home to Roswell High 77-49 on Saturday night. The Rockets edged Mesilla Valley 60-55 on Thursday in Roswell. Last season: The Cats defeated Goddard 85-78 in overtime on Jan. 13 at The Rock. Of […]

EPAC GIRLS FINAL: Texico edges Lady Coyotes

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Veteran Texico coach Richard Luscombe yells instructions to his team during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s EPAC girls championship game against Tatum at Greyhound Arena in Portales. The Lady Wolverines held on late for a 49-46 victory.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com PORTALES — The Texico Lady Wolverines expect plenty of adversity during District 4-3A play, and later when they attempt to repeat as Class 3A champions. The Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament gave them plenty of practice. Texico went into survival mode for the second-straight night at Greyhound Arena, eking […]

EPAC BOYS FINAL: Wolverines nip Buffs

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Texico guard Braden Fraze goes airborne to disrupt Melrose sophomore Cade Barnard during the first half of Saturday’s Eastern Plains Athletic Conference boys title game at Greyhound Arena in Portales. Fraze scored 19 points while Barnard finished with 24 in Texico’s 78-75 win over the Buffaloes.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — If there are any aspiring high school basketball players who want to learn about the importance of free throws, this year’s EPAC boys championship game was the perfect example. Texico shot 83 percent (24-of-29) from the free throw line for a 78-75 victory over the Melrose Buffaloes […]

EPAC NON-TITLE ROUNDUP: Grady boys edge Logan for third

Staff report PORTALES — Senior guard Tucker Northcutt won a scramble for the rebound of his own missed shot and banked it in as time expired on Saturday, giving Grady a 33-31 victory over Logan in the boys third-place game of the EPAC basketball tournament on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt scored 16 of his […]

Coyotes hand Cats 77-49 loss

Staff report Senior forward Daniel Amador led four Roswell High players in double figures with 21 points on Saturday night as the Coyotes beat Clovis High’s boys 77-49 at Rock Staubus Gym. Roswell High (11-1) scored the game’s first nine points and led 19-4 at the end of the first quarter in cruising to its […]

Mustangs sweep ENMU

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior guard Jordan Stevens scored 21 of his game-high 31 points in the first half, and sixth-ranked Midwestern State cruised to a 90-56 Lone Star Conference men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. Stevens hit a 3-pointer on the game’s opening possession and knocked down another […]

EPAC brackets, Friday area prep summaries — Jan. 8

EPAC BRACKETS (Seeds in parentheses) Boys At Texico Wednesday Game 1: (8) Floyd 48, (9) Tatum 41 Game 2: (3) Grady 63, (6) Fort Sumner 54 Game 3: (4) Logan 59, (5) Dora 32 Game 4: (10) Clovis C 67, (7) San Jon 47 Thursday Quarterfinals Game 5: (1) Texico 63, Floyd 23 Game 6: […]

EPAC boys roundup: Melrose pulls away from Grady late

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Melrose sophomore Cade Barnard muscles his way up for a lay-up in Friday’s Eastern Plains Athletic Conference boys semifinal. Barnard had 21 points in Melrose’s 63-45 win.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Melrose has won the last two 8-man state football championships. This year, the Buffaloes have designs on adding a Class 2A boys basketball title to their resume. They got pretty much all they wanted, though, from Grady in Friday’s EPAC semifinals before holding the Bronchos scoreless for nearly six […]

EPAC girls roundup: Texico withstands Logan rally, wins in overtime

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Texico senior guard Audrey Wren dives for a loose ball against Logan’s Karli Webb as junior McKenna Stone joins the play in the first half of Friday’s Eastern Plains Athletic Conference semifinal at Greyhound Arena.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com PORTALES — If you think scoring the game’s first seven points, leading by 13 in the second half and never trailing sounds like an easy night … well, you weren’t at the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball tournament on Friday night. That’s the situation Texico found itself in, but […]

Lovington tops Clovis

Staff report LOVINGTON — Clovis High’s boys are having a hard time breaking into the win column. The Wildcats came up short again on Friday, erasing most of a 14-point, third-quarter deficit before falling to Lovington 60-55 in a game added to the schedule this week after both teams lost three games when the CHS […]

Portales girls outlast Espanola Valley in Shoot Out

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Portales senior Jeremie Karngbaye goes up for two of his 18 points in the second quarter of Friday’s Portales Shoot Out game at the Ram Athletic Center. Mesilla Valley defeated Portales 57-46.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Going into the Portales Shoot Out, Lady Rams coach Wade Fraze was looking forward a challenge from Espanola Valley on Friday night. They got just that as PHS held off the Lady Sundevils 50-42 at the Ram Athletic Center. Meantime, the Portales boys absorbed a 57-46 loss to Mesilla […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Jan. 9

ENMU at Midwestern State Men • When: 5 p.m. (MST) today at Wichita Falls, Texas • Records: ENMU 4-9 (0-1 Lone Star Conference), Midwestern State 12-1 (2-0) • Last season: MSU swept the Greyhounds, winning 77-42 at Portales and 64-42 at Wichita Falls. • Last time out: ENMU lost at home to Cameron 90-79 on […]

CHS boys weekend basketball capsule — Jan. 8-9

Clovis at Lovington, vs. Roswell 7 p.m. today, 7 p.m. Saturday Radio: KCLV-AM 1240. Records: Clovis 2-9, Lovington 3-8, Roswell 9-1. Last time out: The Wildcats fell at home to Canyon 56-42 on Tuesday. Lovington last played on Saturday in a 58-37 loss to Santa Fe Capital while Roswell, which defeated Carlsbad 52-49 on Tuesday, […]

EPAC brackets, Thursday summaries

BRACKETS (Seeds in parentheses) BOYS At Texico Wednesday Game 1: (8) Floyd 48, (9) Tatum 41 Game 2: (3) Grady 63, (6) Fort Sumner 54 Game 3: (4) Logan 59, (5) Dora 32 Game 4: (10) Clovis C 67, (7) San Jon 47 Thursday Quarterfinals Game 5: (1) Texico 63, Floyd 23 Game 6: (2) […]