Santa Fe tops Cats

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Santa Fe scored three times in the first half en route to a 4-1 win over Clovis on Friday in a boys soccer game. Kendall Essex scored in the 70th minute for the Wildcats (1-9), one-timing a crossing pass from Mark Gant. Dewayne Roberts made 12 saves for the Wildcats.

Trojans overpower Lady Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis freshman defender Kela Williams traps a ball during Friday’s game against Mayfield at the Yucca Soccer Complex. Tony Parra By Tony Parra Freedom Newspapers tony_parra@link.freedom.com The Clovis Lady Wildcats defense was bending and not breaking until the Las Cruces Mayfield Lady Trojans broke through with four goals in the second […]

Friday’s prep capsules

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CNJ staff SANTA ROSA 23, FORT SUMNER 16 SANTA ROSA — Sophomore Joaquin Salazar ran for 128 yards and scored a late touchdown that helped Santa Rosa hold off Fort Sumner 23-16. The win snapped Fort Sumner’s 12-game winning streak. The Foxes had not lost since losing to Santa Rosa 23-21 early in the 2002 […]

Cats striving for better execution, effort

Rick White An unwanted pattern is developing for the Clovis Wildcats: Fall behind early and the Wildcats fall apart. It happened in their season-opening 32-7 loss to Mayfield and again last week in a 33-13 loss to Highland. “We get down on ourselves a little too easy,” Clovis senior offensive lineman Philip Salazar said. “We […]

Roswell clips Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis defender Matt Gonzales battles for a loose ball. Rick White Adam Elliott swept away passes like a veteran custodian. Kendall Essex quarterbacked an improved midfield attack. Matt Loewen soared above the crowd to hammer home a header, and Dewayne Roberts played aggressively in goal. All pluses for the win-starved Wildcats, […]

Zias fall in soccer

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Northern Colorado got three goals in a span of less than six minutes early in the first half and went on to beat Eastern New Mexico University 5-1 on Sunday in a women’s soccer match played at the University of New Mexico. Kady Hydrick scored unassisted for the Bears (3-3-1) in […]

Bovina notches shutout

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Jonathan Chisom rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns and Bovina posted its second-straight shutout on the road by beating Trinity Fellowship 22-0. Chisom scored on runs of 80 and 57 yards in the first quarter as the Mustangs (2-1) jumped out to a 12-0 first-quarter lead before the offense bogged […]

Greyhounds dominant in home opener

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ENMU safety Ty Touchstone wraps up Highlands running back Andrew Garst during Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University made sure there would be no suspense this time. Junior quarterback Steven Hinson ran for three touchdowns and threw for another one Saturday night […]

Friday area prep football briefs

CNJ STAFF CLOVIS CHRISTIAN 77, ALBUQUERQUE EVANGEL CHRISTIAN 6 — In a battle of “Eagles,” Clovis Christian’s soared while leaving Evangel Christian in the dust in a game at Jim Hill Field. CCS (1-1) scored on every offensive possession, and added touchdowns on a 15-yard fumble return by Robert Montanez, a 72-yard punt return by […]

Hornets buzz Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis senior Mark Young returns a punt against Highland during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. Rick White Blast and counter trap. Clovis’ inability to stop those two staple plays of Highland’s Wing-T offense left Wildcats defensive coordinator Darren Kelley doing a slow burn after the Hornets rolled to a 33-13 […]