CHS BASEBALL: Cats post sweep of Roswell High

CNJ staff ROSWELL — All it seemed to take, Clovis High coach Shane Shallenberger said, was breaking out of a losing streak. Jonathan Ware saw the Wildcats’ 4-0 lead pared to a run in the sixth, then gave up two hits in the seventh before nailing down the 4-3 win over Roswell High in the […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats take third at Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Sophomore third baseman Britteny Mascarenas compiled six hits in two games and helped the Clovis High softball team to a third-place finish in the Lady Dog Invitational on Saturday. Host Artesia did all its scoring in the first two innings to beat the Lady Wildcats 10-2 in a morning winners bracket […]

Hounds split South twin bill with Angelo

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Designated hitter Matt Lenderman doubled home two runs in the first inning and Michael Gunter made it stand up with a three-hit, 11-strikeout pitching performance as Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 3-2 to salvage a split of the teams’ Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader on Saturday. […]

Zias find going rough against New Mexico

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s foray into Division I softball Tuesday night didn’t go too well. The Zias scored first, but by the second inning they were out of contention and were handed a 19-2 pasting by the University of New Mexico. ENMU (20-18), which had won seven of its previous eight […]

Highlands crushes Hounds

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M — New Mexico Highlands had a run on the board before getting a hit on Tuesday against Eastern New Mexico University. That was certainly bad news for the Greyhounds. Once they started raking, the Cowboys pounded out 26 hits and rolled to a 24-5 rout in a non-conference clash. All […]

Hounds roll to sweep against East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has struggled mightily over the past three weekends. On Saturday, the Greyhounds found somebody perhaps struggling a bit more than they were. Freshman catcher Paden Vendrely keyed a nine-run second in the opener with a grand slam and the Hounds, who came in having […]

Zias win under interim coach

CNJ staff HOBBS — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team dominated early in the opener and late in the nightcap en route to a doubleheader sweep of College of the Southwest on Wednesday. The Zias scored six runs in the first and cruised to a 9-2 first-game win, then overcame a 4-0 first-inning deficit to […]

CHS BASEBALL: Errors costly at Tascosa

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Tascosa took advantage of Clovis fielding miscues to score four first-inning runs Tuesday en route to a 7-2 victory over the Wildcats. The game, originally scheduled for Clovis, was moved to Amarillo because of unplayable conditions at Bell Park. Tascosa’s first-inning outburst put the Wildcats (6-3) in a hole from which […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats ease past Goddard

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Goddard’s Brianna Garza attempts to tag out Clovis High’s Sonia Chavez at second base during Tuesday’s game at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Two ninth-graders got locked into a pitcher’s duel on Tuesday at Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. While Roswell Goddard’s Madie Greene may have had the […]

Zias earn LSC split with Tarleton State

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University junior Valerie Villela went 4-for-8 from the plate and scored two runs as the Zias split a Saturday Lone Star Conference South doubleheader with Tarleton State at Zia Softball Field. The Zias (13-16, 2-6 LSC South) won the first game 3-1. Tarleton State, as the TexAnns […]

Clovis advances at invitational

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — After jumping out to a 9-2 lead, Clovis weathered a five-run fifth inning by Santa Fe and held on for a 9-7 victory Thursday in the first round of the Rio Rancho Invitational Thursday. Clovis (5-1) advanced to play Farmington, a 8-3 winner over Highland earlier Thursday, in the semifinals […]

Cats cruise past Palo Duro

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Clovis High’s Jordan Jacobs is tagged out by Amarillo Palo Duro third baseman Heath Weatherbee as he tries to stretch a double into a triple during the first game of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As far as the struggling Amarillo Palo Duro […]

Hounds hang on for split with Savage Storm

CNJ statt DURANT, Okla. — Reliever Tyler Doughty induced Southeastern Oklahoma’s David Newell to hit into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, and junior Keith Balderaz pitched around two hits in the seventh for his second save as Eastern New Mexico University held on for a 7-6 win and […]

Zias post 8-inning victories

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ENMU’s Michelle Anderson swings at a pitch in Saturday’s second game of a softball doubleheader against New Mexico Highlands at Zia Softball Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Zia softball team finished with a flurry of offense to complete a doubleheader sweep of New […]

Cats take third place in own tourney

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Clovis’ Parker Wood, center, tags out Johnathan Rodriguez of Carlsbad at first base during Saturday’s semifinal game in the Clovis Invitational summer baseball tournament at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff Emery Sierra tossed a one-hit shutout and Jarod Kiser and Jordan Jacobs delivered two-run singles in a six-run third that lifted […]

Clovis, Portales gain semifinals

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Clovis’ Jonathan Ware pitches to a Levelland hitter during Friday’s Clovis Invitational tournament at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Cade Wheeler didn’t get off to the kind of start on Friday that he’d hoped for on the mound. Leave it to an older hand to help him […]

Cibola outslugs Wildcats

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Cibola rode its potent offense to a 11-1 win over Clovis on Saturday in the first round of the Class 5A state baseball tournament. The fourth-seeded Cougars roughed up two Clovis pitchers for 11 hits in a game that ended after the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule. “We […]

Hounds offense explodes, but Texans force split

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Since winning 16 of its first 20 games, it’s been either feast or famine for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. After scoring just six runs in a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader loss to Tarleton State on Friday, the Greyhounds erupted for 22 hits in a 22-5 […]

Lady Cats split against Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis Lady Cats went into the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader looking for a sweep. After the first inning, they were just trying to make it to the end. The Lady Cats shut out Artesia 4-0, then were mercy-ruled 12-2 in the second game. Rachelle Urban struck out four and […]

Hounds continue to struggle

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s struggles continued Tuesday night. The Greyhounds carried a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning, but New Mexico Highlands scored four runs without hitting a ball out of the infield and the Cowboys went on to an 8-3 victory at Greyhound Field. Highlands improved to 21-14 with its […]