Hounds ready for spring game

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s offensive linemen, at least the healthy ones, are getting a healthy amount of work during spring drills. Only seven have participated in spring workouts, coach Mark Ribaudo said, meaning several of those players are getting extra reps as the Greyhounds try to rebuild that group […]

Cats scrimmage at Los Lunas

CNJ staff LOS LUNAS — The Clovis High boys soccer team scrimmaged three opponents on Saturday, losing to Ruidoso 2-1, Los Lunas 2-1 and Belen 3-1. Despite that, first-year coach Greg Trujillo said his squad showed some good signs. “The games were good,” he said. “We outplayed the first two teams, but lost both in […]

Clovis finishes fast against Bulldawgs

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis started slow and finished strong in Friday’s scrimmage against Las Cruces, according to Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley. Las Cruces outscored Clovis four touchdowns to two during an 80-play controlled scrimmage. The Wildcats got the better of the Bulldawgs in a 20-play, goal-line series in which the teams started at […]

Hounds get good work in

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU senior running back Kyle Harris rambles 15 yards for a touchdown during Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage at Blackwater Draw. The Greyhounds open the 2007 season next Saturday, facing Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — For a Saturday in August, the weather was […]

Injury bug bites Cats early

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CHS junior quarterback Jordan Mendoza, center, calls a play for the offense during Thursday’s practice. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High football team heads into its annual preseason scrimmage against Las Cruces High today minus one of its most experienced players. Junior strong safety Diondre Hunter suffered […]

Cats preparing for scrimmage with Cruces

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Junior Diondre Hunter warms up with the rest of the Clovis High varsity football team on Friday. The Wildcats are preparing for a preseason scrimmage on Friday against Las Cruces High at Tularosa. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s football coaches weren’t too sure they liked what they […]

Prep football: Cats roll

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Clovis Jonathan Sweet tackles Las Cruces’ K.D. Davies during the second half of their Class 5A first round playoff game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tanner Fickling took the handoff from quarterback Devin Sweet and appeared startled for a moment. With nothing but open spaces […]

ENMU set for basketball exhibitions

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Fresh off scrimmage outings, Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are preparing for exhibition games this weekend. The ENMU men host Fort Lewis College of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in a 7 p.m. contest on Friday at Greyhound Arena. The women face Division I foe Texas-El […]

Wolverines, Buffs tune up for title defense

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texico football coach Mike Prokop acknowledges the two-time defending Class 1A state champion Wolverines may have a target on their backs this season, but he’s not concerned. “I’m sure we do, but we can’t worry about that,” he said. “We just have to try and keep our kids focused.” […]

Wildcats ride big plays

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — For the first time against live opposition, the Clovis High football team generally got a passing grade in Friday’s scrimmage against Las Cruces High at the Wool Bowl. The Cats’ No. 1 offense scored four touchdowns while Las Cruces tallied twice. The Bulldawgs also got a score […]

Bulldawgs should give Cats test in scrimmage

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Clovis High senior quarterback Devin Sweet pitches the ball to a running back during Thursday’s practice at the high school. The Wildcats will scrimmage Las Cruces High today in Roswell. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s only the second full week of practice, but the Clovis High football team […]

ENMU’s backup QBs get chance

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With projected starter Michael Benton away for personal reasons, everybody else in the Eastern New Mexico University quarterback chain moved up a notch for Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage at the ENMU practice field. That meant redshirt freshman Brandon Dominguez got significant work with the No. 1 unit. “I […]

White is double-trouble for Hounds

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Senior cornerback Corey White is Eastern New Mexico University’s only fulltime returning starter on defense. (File photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Corey White knows a lot is expected of him this season. After all, the senior cornerback from Lubbock is the only fulltime returning starter on defense for the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Cats looking for passing grade in scrimmage

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Senior defensive end Jason Burns (61) is expected to be an impact player this season for the Wildcats. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White Passes, passes and more passes. Short ones in the flat. Crossing patterns over the middle, and a few deep balls to keep the defense honest. Clovis High senior cornerback […]

Hounds get a look at younger players

CNJ STAFF BLACKWATER DRAW — Several veterans are nursing injuries during Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football drills, but coach Bud Elliott and his staff aren’t too concerned. It just gives them more opportunity to look at less experienced players. The Greyhounds, who have been practicing for three weeks, had an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning […]

Wildcats look vulnerable against defending state champs

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Las Cruces cornerback Gabe Oliver breaks up a pass intended for Clovis senior wide receiver Ben Teconchuk during Friday’s scrimmage in Artesia. Photo by Rick White By Rick White ARTESIA — Both teams scored three times, including one each by the second units. But by no means was Friday’s scrimmage between defending state champion Las […]

Cats battle Cruces

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Clovis High School junior John Props takes the handoff from senior Jeff Epps during Thursday’s practice at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave W agner After nearly two weeks of going against each other in practice, the Clovis High Wildcats will see someone else on the other side of the ball today […]

Battle is on at free safety position for ENMU

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Ty Touchstone and Jonathon Solis were interested bystanders in Eastern New Mexico University’s football scrimmage on Saturday morning, but they won’t be on the sidelines for long. Solis started at free safety two years ago as a junior but suffered a broken leg during a preseason scrimmage in 2002 and […]