Tuesday area prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Texico routed Melrose 68-39 at Melrose. Daniel Schueler scored 27 points and Brett Anderson added nine points as the Wolverines (14-3) outscored Melrose in every quarter. Adam Hairgrove led the Buffaloes (2-14) with 12 points, and Call Barnard netted 10. * Bovina edged host Olton 53-52 to remain unbeaten in District […]

Hounds turn back East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Stephen Wilson scored a season-best 23 points and junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter added 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday, helping Eastern New Mexico University rally past East Central 72-62 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The Greyhounds (6-8) also got 13 points from guard Tristan Largent […]

Central stymies Hounds’ final comeback

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Mikal Monette drives the lane during the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Monette finished with six points in an 87-88 loss to Central Oklahoma. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Down by 17 points and looking dead in the water, […]

Wolverines top Plains for tourney title

CNJ staff TEXICO — Texico boys coach Richard Luscombe said in order for the Wolverines to beat the up-tempo Plains Cowboys in Saturday’s boys finals of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout, they would have to control the game’s pace. They did just that Saturday night, posting a 51-35 victory to capture the title. Junior Daniel […]

Commerce posts win over Hounds

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Junior Kevin Widemond scored a career-high 27 points Saturday, lifting Texas A&M-Commerce past Eastern New Mexico University 77-68 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. Widemond, a 6-foot guard from Newark, N.J., hit 7-of-10 from 3-point range. Seniors Lamar Searight and Archie Beason both added 18 points for the […]

Friday Farwell Invitational capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Texico (5-1) led 17-14 after one quarter, but dominated host Farwell (3-7) the rest of the way to advance to tonight’s championship game. Sophomore Jordan Broome scored 19 points and freshman Seth Bailey added 13 to lead a balanced Wolverines attack, while the Steers’ top scorer was junior Ross McClaran with […]

Farwell girls down youthful Lady Bronchos

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Bovina’s Jesus Rocha grabs for a loose ball during Thursday’s boys quarterfinal matchup in the Farwell Invitational. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer FARWELL — Grady girls coach Alicia Rush still gets nostalgic when she returns to her alma mater. In her eighth season at Grady, Rush could only sit […]

Robertson repeats in Class 3A

The Associated Press PORTALES — Robertson won its second-straight Class 3A football championship Saturday, defeating Portales 28-6. “I don’t know about a dynasty. We’re just happy to be back-to-back state champs,” Robertson coach Chad Roanhaus said. “This year, we knew we had the team to win it, we just had to go out and play […]

Zias rout Southwestern Oklahoma

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Rochelle Vance, left, tries to steal the ball from Southwestern Oklahoma’s Jenna Sprague during Thursday’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s early in the season, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team might want to bottle the […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats beat Hobbs with five second-half goals

CNJ staff HOBBS — Senior midfielder Luis Miranda had two goals and two assists as Clovis High erupted for all five of its goals in the final 28 minutes for a 5-2 District 4-5A boys soccer victory over Hobbs on Tuesday. Now the Wildcats (13-5-1, 1-3 district) must wait to see if their overall record […]

Playoff hopes in limbo

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Eastern’s Ryan McClanahan, right, keeps the ball away from West Texas A&M’s Freddy Montes on Wednesday. By Mickey Winfield The ENMU men’s soccer team was in a position to secure the program’s first playoff berth after building a 2-0 halftime lead against rival West Texas A&M. However, playoff-bound West Texas A&M scored four unanswered second-half […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cavemen score late to turn back Cats

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Carlsbad’s Justin Johnson knocked home a shot from about 30 yards out with 5:25 left in the match to lift the Cavemen to a 3-2 victory over Clovis High on Saturday in a District 4-5A boys soccer match. Carlsbad (13-5, 3-0 district) had seen a 2-0 lead disappear when the Wildcats […]

Friday area prep football summaries

CNJ staff Fort Sumner 23, Loving 0 What happened: The Foxes posted their second consecutive shutout, limiting the Falcons to 118 total yards. Why it happened: Fullback Braeden Dimitroff scored on a 6-yard run in the first quarter, while his brother Cass Dimitroff added a 6-yard TD run and a 20-yard field goal in the […]

Hounds, Zias fall on road

CNJ staff PUEBLO, Colo — Yusuke Ota’s second goal of the game with about 13 minutes left lifted Colorado State-Pueblo to a 3-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday in men’s soccer. Ota converted an ENMU turnover in its defensive zone and took it in solo on goalkeeper Leif Craddock, breaking a 2-2 […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats post win over Coyotes

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Clovis High’s Jesus Loya (19) and Roswell High’s Ivan Obeso, at right, chase the ball near the Coyotes’ goal during Saturday’s boys soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Keeping on track for its best season under head coach Shaun Gill, the Clovis boys soccer […]

Portales outlasts Tucumcari

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Tucumcari quarterback Matt Smith tries to escape Portales linebacker Taylor Teague in Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Portales held on to beat Tucumcari 7-6 in a defensive struggle Friday night at Greyhound Stadium in the Rams’ homecoming game. Minutes after a 55-yard […]

Zias climb over .500 with win over Rebels

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior Megan Dozier scored in the first minute and junior Stephanie Sanchez provided solid play in goal, especially late, as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team held off Dixie State 2-1 on Thursday at the ENMU pitch. Dozier dribbled around several Rebels defenders to score with only 32 seconds […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats improve to 10-2-1 with shutout win

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis junior forward Luis Esparza tallied three assists and one goal in the Wildcats 5-0 route over Roswell Goddard Saturday afternoon. Clovis coach Shaun Gill said the Cats dictated the pace of the game in both halves. The Wildcats scored three first-half goals, with Esparza scoring the second and assisting on […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats edge Ruidoso

CNJ staff RUIDOSO —Jasiman Dykes and Cassie Belford scored goals Saturday as Clovis High’s girls edged Ruidoso 2-1. The Lady Wildcats (3-4-2) trailed 1-0 when Ruidoso’s Allison Rigby scored with about six minutes left in the half. But Dykes countered three minutes later on an assist from Calie Rush. Belford got the game-winner in the […]

Slaton rolls over Portales

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Portales senior running back Eric Segovia scores in the third quarter of Friday’s 36-13 loss at Slaton, Texas. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks)SLATON, Texas — Slaton scored early and often and dominated the Portales Rams 36-13 Friday night in another By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers SLATON, Texas — Slaton scored early and often and dominated […]