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 […]

Clovis downs Onate for state berth

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Clovis’ Siobhan Flatow, right, and Aimee Hilburn, left, celebrate their Class 5A regional match win over Onate Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Aimee Hilburn may not have been completely healthy, but the senior led her team to the state tournament with a strong performance […]

Lady Wolverines beat Dexter, gain state tourney berth

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Texico’s Stephanie Bailey hits the ball past a Dexter defender during Friday’s Class 2A Region C tournament semifinal match at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Now that the pressure is off, Stephanie Bailey hopes she and her Texico teammates will relax. Bailey pounded out 19 kills […]

Zias rally to subdue Rambelles

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ENMU senior Lindsay Schiely hits the ball as Angelo State’s Amber Smith rises to defend in the fourth game of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference South Division match at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Letting a quick 9-1 lead get away in Thursday night’s first game didn’t […]

Texico captures district volleyball title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — After more than a week layoff, the Texico volleyball team got back to business on Saturday and took care of business by winning the District 6-2A championship at home. Texico swept Santa Rosa 27-25, 25-7, 27-25 to host a regional round this weekend. The Lady Wolverines will play […]

Zias fall at Tarleton State

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Desiree Reed compiled 24 kills and 17 digs Saturday afternoon to lift Tarleton State to a 30-26, 29-31, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Julie Hamilton added 14 kills and three aces for the TexAnns (16-15, 2-7 South). ENMU (7-18, 2-6) […]

Lady Cats squeak past Hobbs in finals

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Clovis junior Siobhan Flatow tries to split a Hobbs double block during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament championship match at Rock Staubus Gym. Flatow finished with 12 kills. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Fifth game. All tied. District championship at stake. Those with heart conditions and pregnant females be warned. […]

CHS BRIEFS: Cavegirls get past Lady Cats

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Carlsbad put an end to Clovis High’s school-record 10-match winning streak, edging the Lady Wildcats 25-23, 25-7, 18-25, 14-25, 15-13 Thursday in the District 4-5A and regular-season volleyball finale for both teams. Despite the loss, Clovis (14-6, 3-1 district) has a bye to the finals of the 4-5A tournament. Third-seeded Carlsbad […]

Lady Buffs topple Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M extended its winning streak to seven matches and completed a season-sweep of Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night with a 30-24, 30-28, 30-18 victory over the Zias in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Rachel Altman collected 15 kills, eight digs and five block assists for the […]

CHS BRIEFS: Lady Cats extend win streak to 10

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Senior Aimee Hilburn compiled 22 kills and three blocks Tuesday night, and Clovis High’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to a school-record 10 matches by holding off Goddard 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 in a non-district match. Senior Brittany Blackmon added 14 kills and three blocks for the Lady Cats (14-5). Prep […]

Zias cruise past winless Panhandle State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mike Maguire downplayed his 400th victory as a college head coach. Maguire’s Zias had little trouble dispatching winless Oklahoma Panhandle State 30-19, 30-17, 30-23 Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (7-15) returns to the rugged Lone Star Conference South Division Thursday night at […]

Lady Cats cruise by Carlsbad

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Clovis’ Jasmine McDonald hits the ball over Carlsbad’s Lyndsey Enloe during the third game of Tuesday’s District 4-5A volleyball matchat Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer It doesn’t get much better than winning your eighth straight match and getting home early enough to watch playoff baseball. Good […]

Lady Cats survive Hobbs in district opener

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn spikes the ball past Hobbs’ Lizzette Paz during the third game of Thursday’s District 4-5A match at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With their main rivals across the net and the District 4-5A volleyball opener at hand, the Clovis High Lady Wildcats were […]

Abilene Christian sweeps ENMU

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior Lindsey Martin went over the 5,000 mark for her career in assists Thursday night, and Abilene Christian posted a 30-26, 30-20, 30-17 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. ACU (15-3, 4-0 South) maintained its hold on the division lead while extending its […]

Vixens top Elida in District 3-1A volleyball

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — In a game where neither team could take control, it seemed fitting that a setter ended up with the final blow. Fort Sumner made good on its fifth chance at match point, as setter Rita Herrera’s bump took a slow bounce off the net and onto Elida’s side […]

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 […]

Zias capture division opener

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman volleyball player Rhea Wortman points to better chemistry for the team’s recent success. Her coach hopes that chemistry hasn’t produced fool’s gold. The Zias trailed only three times Thursday night and rode a steady attack from Wortman, Lindsay Schiely and Grace George to […]

Zias avenge loss to Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PORTALES — Lindsay Schiely pounded out 21 kills Tuesday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team past Wayland Baptist 30-25, 27-30, 34-32, 30-26 at Greyhound Arena. The win was the third in the last five matches for the Zias (3-8), and avenged a season-opening loss in four games against the Pioneers […]

Lady Cats down Artesia

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Clovis’ Sioban Flatow tips the ball past two Artesia defenders during the first game of their match Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Clovis defeated Artesia in straight sets. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Despite the addition of talented athletes like Aimee Hilburn and Brittany Blackmon, it’s been a struggle […]

ENMU men finish eighth in Lobo Invitational

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Felix Boit led a balanced Eastern New Mexico University men’s performance Saturday as the Greyhounds finished eighth in the 14-team Lobo Invitational cross country meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Meantime, the ENMU women finished 12th out of 13 teams. Division II power Adams State swept both team […]