Tarleton State defeats Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State got 12 kills from sophomore outside hitter Missy Davis-Castro and 10 from senior middle blocker Julie Hamilton on Thursday night in handing Eastern New Mexico University a 30-25, 26-30, 30-16, 30-14 Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball loss. The match was the South opener for the Zias (4-12 […]

Zias finish 0-4 in tournament

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished 0-4 in a weekend tournament hosted by Fort Lewis after losses on Saturday to Dixie State and the host Skyhawks. Dixie State, a former junior college playing its first season in NCAA Division II, outlasted the Zias 30-25, 30-25, 28-30, 27-30, 15-10 […]

Eastern volleyball goes 2-2 on weekend

CNJ Staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University defeated host Colorado Christian 30-27, 30-19, 30-23 late Saturday night to finish 2-2 in the Cougars’ season-opening volleyball tournament. Junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki recorded 14 kills and 14 digs for the Zias, while junior outside hitter Kari Adkins added 11 kills. Sophomore libero Kara Killian […]

ENMU splits pair of volleyball matches

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Juniors Jessie macknicki and Randi Egley combined for 29 kills on Friday, helkping the Eastern New Mexico Univesity volleyball team defeated Chadron State 30-27, 26-30, 30-23, 31-29 in the Colorado Christian tournament. The Zias, opening their season in the tournament, were beaten in four games later on Friday by Upper […]

ENMU adds volleyball assistant

CNJ staff PORTALES — Daniel Burkert has been hired as Eastern New Mexico University’s fulltime volleyball assistant. He replaces Wendy Whelan, a native of Canada who spent one year at ENMU and has returned to the Montreal area to go into private business. A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., the 26-year-old Burkert was an assistant […]

Area players to participate in all-star volleyball games

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s Aimee Hilburn says she’s a little sad her final competitive volleyball match is coming up this week in the Class 4A-5A New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 4-5A all-star game in Albuquerque, but at the same time she’s ready to move on. Hilburn signed to play […]

Lady Cats state title contenders

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Clovis girls track coach Darrel Ray, right, shows Lady Cats sophomore Jasmine McDonald she took off too far from the bar after a missed high jump earlier this month dring the Wildcat Relays. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Some of them suffered a heartbreaking five-game loss at state in volleyball. […]

Student profile: Kim Perkins

Kim Perkins is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Freddie and Mae Perkins. What is your favorite TV show, past and present? Past: “City Guys” and “Saved by the Bell.” Present: “7th Heaven” and “Gilmore Girls.” Tell us a story about your childhood: Since I was about 5 years old, […]

11/24 Student Profile

Brianne Bracken is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Clay and Debbie Bracken. Who is invited to your fantasy dinner party and why? First, Jimmy Fallon from “Saturday Night Live” and Adam Sandler because I think they are both so funny. I would also invite Leonardo DiCaprio because I […]

10/13 Student Profiles

Tasha Daale is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Eric and Tami Daale. What is your idea of a perfect day? A beautiful warm summer day with no wind. I would like to be outside all day just taking in God’s beautiful creation all around me. I would also like […]

Lady Cats turn back Roswell in four

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ROSWELL — After a year away from volleyball, Clovis senior Aimee Hilburn got her groove back on Thursday. In fact, it was as good as she’s ever had it in this sport and, as a result, the Lady Wildcats may have just rediscovered their go-to hitter. Clovis took a tight […]

‘Libero’ coming to prep volleyball

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The word doesn’t exist in a standard dictionary, but it has a meaning in volleyball. What that meaning is depends on who and when you ask. The word is libero, and it’s one that high school volleyball fans will be more familiar with as the sports season progresses. […]

Lady Cats buoyed by Hilburn, Blackmon

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Clovis High outside hitter Aimee Hilburn has returned to the Lady Wildcats volleyball team this year after skipping her junior season to concentrate on basketball. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s Aimee Hilburn decided to skip her junior year in volleyball to concentrate on the basketball season. Brittany […]

Seven area girls tabbed for 1-2A all-star volleyball clash

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Area members participating in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s 22nd annual Class 1-2A North-South All-Star volleyball match admit they slept well Sunday night. And probably Monday night, too, after two, two-hour practices each day. The 1-2A match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center on […]

Zias assistant takes head job at Georgia school

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After 15 years as an Eastern New Mexico University volleyball assistant, Sia Poyer has decided it’s time to move on. The 37-year-old native of American Samoa has accepted the head coaching position at Division II Valdosta (Ga.) State in the Gulf South Conference, where he will try to turn around […]

Prep volleyball: Vixens among Class 1A favorites

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Sandy Fortner is part of a dominating front line for the Fort Sumner Vixens. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Grady and Fort Sumner enter the Class 1A state volleyball tournament from different vantage points. The Vixens have made Albuquerque a second home in November, having gone to the state tournament […]

Matadors beat up on Clovis

CNJ Staff It was a tough Friday for Clovis against Sandia. The Clovis volleyball team was swept 3-0, the boys soccer team lost 10-0 on the road while the Lady Cats fell 9-0 at the Yucca soccer complex, all in District 4-5A play. Sandia beat the Lady Cats 25-14, 27-25, 25-15. Clovis coach Darrel Ray […]

Zias stay perfect at home

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team used a 15-0 run in the first game to take control and the Zias cruised to their sixth consecutive win, a 30-8, 30-26, 30-18 sweep of Tarleton State Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Senior Anna Bellum and junior […]

Former Lady Wildcats contributing as frosh

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Monique Walker, right, is third on the team in kills for South Carolina State while Jessica Hohn is starting for Newman University in Wichita, Kan. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Eric Butler, CNJ correspondent Two former Clovis High volleyball players are making a seamless transition from prep ball to collegiate competition as freshman. Monique Walker is […]

Clovis roundup: Hobbs blanks Lady Cats

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Clovis goalie Kela Williams blocks a shot by Hobbs’ Ashley Castillo during the first half of Tuesday’s game at the Yucca soccer complex. Hobbs won the match 6-0. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff With the struggles the Clovis girls soccer team has had this season, coach Larry Jones Sr. is just looking for improvement. […]