Zias drop pair of matches

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished off a winless weekend in a tournament hosted by Fort Lewis, losing on Saturday to Colorado State-Pueblo in a 24-30, 32-30, 30-28, 30-28 squeaker before falling 30-15, 30-17, 30-16 to Ashland (Ohio), the eighth-ranked team in NCAA Division II. Taren Frazier led […]

Lady Eagles need five games to turn back House

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Junior Cristen Wofford was excited about the possibility of a sweep when her Clovis Christian volleyball team won the first two games against House in Friday’s District 4-1A tournament championship match at the CCS gym. She and the Lady Eagles probably should’ve known better. The Cowgirls rallied to take […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats clinch district title

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Clovis setter Britni Montague, right, tips the ballpast Hobbs’ Candace McTizic during Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Hobbs at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis clinched the regular-season district title with the victory. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High Lady Wildcats wanted no part of a squeaker Tuesday night — […]

Local golfer notches pair of aces

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Bob Rogers of Clovis plays golf at Municipal Golf Course last Thursday. Rogers has golfed with the same group for the past seven years, and usually plays four days a week. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There’s an old story around the clubhouse at Clovis Municipal Golf Course about one […]

Lady Wolverines beat Eunice in regionals

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Texico’s Lori Richardson tips the ball over Eunice’s Jenny Pearson during their Class 2A Region C championship game Saturday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — With their trip to state already in the bag, the Texico Lady Wolverines made things a lot easier on themselves. Playing […]

Rested Elida ousts Lady Buffs

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — Momentum from two playoff wins helped Melrose earn nine of Thursday’s first 10 points. Rest and homecourt advantage helped Elida claim 74 of the next 106. Elida recovered from a 9-1 deficit in the first game and had little problem after that in claiming a 25-21, 25-17, 25-13 […]

Lady Cats rally past Roswell High

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn spikes the ball during the first set of their match against Roswell Thursday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent On the verge of defeat, there’s nothing like a long service run for a good pick-me-upper. Thursday night, Clovis got what it needed from junior […]

Lady Cats close out Santa Fe

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn taps the ball over the net during the third game of Thursday’s match against Santa Fe High at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two nights after seeing a two-game lead slip away against rival Portales, the Clovis High volleyball team looked ready to […]

Prep volleyball: Vixens sweep Floyd

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — It was hard telling from Fort Sumner senior Tobea Patterson just who had won. “Our passes were not good at all tonight,” she said. “The intensity was really bad, too.” Except for a brief hiccup in Game 3, though, the Vixens barely worked up a sweat Tuesday night […]

ENMU goes 1-2 in LSC crossover volleyball tournament

CNJ STAFF WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team finished 1-2 in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament over the weekend after a 30-25, 28-30, 30-22, 30-19 loss on Saturday to Central Oklahoma. The Zias (5-9) opened the event on Friday with a 32-30, 30-28, 30-26 win over Southeastern Oklahoma, then lost […]