Rams falter in OT, lose to Grants

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Portales senior Jonathan Garcia (22) and Grants’ Jesse Baca battle for a loose ball. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — After regulation, the game played out more like a regular season mismatch than overtime in the state tournament semifinals. The shooting lines in overtime speak volumes. Portales: 1-of-6 […]

Hounds misfire late, bow in OT to Buffs

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ENMU center Mikal Monette gets off a shot in traffic in the first half of Monday’s Lone Star Conference South game against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — With a shot to win at the end of regulation and the end overtime, the […]

Levelland snaps Lady Cats’ streak

CNJ STAFF LEVELLAND, Texas — For most of the game Tuesday night, the Clovis High girls’ 36-game winning streak seemed safe. Clovis’ lead stayed seven to 11 points from early in the second quarter until the final minute. However, Levelland rallied late, tying the game on a desperation 3-pointer from just short of halfcourt by […]

Wildcats take district lead

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Clovis’ Luis Esparza (right) goes up for a header over Carlsbad’s Aaron Guevara during the first half of their game Saturday at Yucca Soccer Complex. Esparza scored the game winning goal in overtime.CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis put itself in a position to win its first district title […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Overtime OK with Bovina

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer BOVINA WON ITS SECOND overtime game of the season Friday when it edged Springlake-Earth 27-20. “We’ll take the wins, but golly,” Bovina coach Kent Torbert said. “The coaching staff is aging years in minutes.” In the first overtime, Justin Castillo put Springlake-Earth up with a 3-yard run, but Bovina […]

Cats edge Hobbs in overtime

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Clovis’ Isaac Herman, left, battles Hobbs’ Leonel Rodriguez for possession of the ball during the first half of Saturday’s District 4-5A match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Scott Bouley was the right man in the right place at the right time on Saturday. Finding himself […]

Unbeaten WT outlasts Hounds in overtime 52-51

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ENMU Jason Tezeno (4) leaps over West Texas A&M defender Don Hooks as heads towards the end zone during Saturday’s clash at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium in Canyon, Texas. (Amarillo Globe-News: Robin O’Shaughnessy) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer CANYON, Texas — The numbers were staggering — 1,183 yards of offense, 103 points, 14 touchdowns — […]

Missouri Southern hands ENMU loss in OT

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team was struggling in the first half on Friday against Missouri Southern, but managed to get out with a scoreless tie. The Greyhounds were never able to get anything going on Friday and lost 1-0 in sudden-death overtime to the Lions […]

Bovina ends 43-year drought against Friona

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Bovina coach Kent Torbert gambled, and as a result the Mustangs beat county rival Friona on Friday night for the first time in 43 years. After being given a second life by an offside penalty, Josh Guevara scored a two-point conversion to give Bovina a 15-14 overtime victory. “The […]

Cats edge Goddard in second overtime

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Clovis goalie Josh Bussen, left, and Kiko Velez, right, congratulate Jayme Nauman after he scored the game winning goal in the second overtime of Saturday’s match against Roswell Goddard. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats saw tangible proof Saturday why practice is so important. With no time […]