WT rallies for victory over Hounds

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ENMU quarterback Michael Benton runs through the tackle of West Texas A&M’s Lee Orrduring the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Wagon Wheel will remain in Canyon for at least more year, and West Texas A&M remains undefeated for […]

CHS FOOTBALL: RB helps Bulldogs top Cats

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Artesia quarterback Landry Jones gets pressure from Clovis defensive tackle Michael Cohen on a pass play during Friday night’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior linebacker Cade Wheeler said the Wildcats knew about Artesia running back Jeremy Duran. Still, seeing is believing, […]

Friday area prep capsules

CNJ staff Fort Sumner 32, Clayton 15 What happened: Fort Sumner broke open a tight game with a pair of fourth-quarter TDs. Why it happened: Fort Sumner held a 317-106 edge in rushing yardage over the Yellowjackets. Offensive hero: Cass Dimitroff rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns for the Foxes. Record: Fort Sumner 5-3 […]

Turnovers hurt Rams in Roswell

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Portales junior Jacob Brady brings down Roswell High quarterback Colton Cisco iin the first half of Friday’s game at the Wool Bowl in Roswell. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) ROSWELL — The Portales coaching staff viewed Friday night’s game at Roswell High as an opportunity for the Ram defense to make a statement. Instead, the […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Balanced Bulldogs bounce Cats

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Clovis High’s Michael Lewis sacks Artesia quarterback Landry Jones early in Friday’s matchup at Leon Williams Stadium. Jones passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns in Artesia’s 34-26 win. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High defense was bracing for Artesia’s vaunted passing attack, led by junior quarterback […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Ends prepare for test

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Clovis High linebacker Cade Wheeler (26) and Derrick Phillips hit Cibola quarterback Jonathan Mader, forcing him to lose control of the ball during Saturday’s game in Albuquerque. Mader was able to recover the fumble. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Luke Masters is big. Not Notorious B.I.G. big, but big. […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats dig deep for win

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles breaks off a long run in Saturday’s 21-13 win over Cibola in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What happened: Clovis ended Cibola’s chances for an undefeated season with a 21-13 victory Friday night at Milne Stadium. Why it happened: After holding Cibola scorelss […]

Baskett catch lifts Eagles

Staff and wire reports A pair of notable NFL rookies had their first career touchdowns on Sunday, helping propel their teams to 4-1 records. One was 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. The other? Clovis native Hank Baskett. On the same afternoon the No. 2 draft pick of the New Orleans Saints returned a punt […]

Angelo State knocks off Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Quarterback Jay Immel completed 18-of-24 passes for 229 yards and Angelo State scored two first-quarter TDs into a 17-7 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday night. Daniel Thomas added 119 yards rushing for the Rams (2-3, 1-1 South), who nearly doubled the Greyhounds […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats outlast Cibola

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Clovis High’s Blake Hicks (88) and Michael Cohen (75) bring down Cibola quarterback Jonathan Mader (6) at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque on Saturday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clinging to a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter, visions of Clovis High’s heartbreaking loss to Palo Duro […]

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 […]

Defensive scores lift Springer past Melrose

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — On a night when both teams struggle on offense, Springer more than made up for it with an opportunistic defense. The Red Devils scored five defensive touchdowns, including four on fumble returns en route to a 44-6 win Friday over Melrose in non-district eight-man game. Melrose (2-4) […]

Hounds clash with Angelo

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The ENMU footballl team huddles together before last week’s Lone Star Conference South Division game against Abilene Christian at Blackwater Draw. The Greyhounds play at Angelo State tonight. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff The Angelo State Rams are coming off a surprisingly good season — a 9-3 record, including a second-place finish in […]

Abilene Christian stays on roll at Hounds’ expense

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — After Saturday’s 21-0 Lone Star Conference South Division-opening victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Blackwater Draw, the Abilene Christian football team is heading for relatively new territory. For ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo and his squad, it’s back to the drawing board. At 4-0, the Wildcats, […]

Abilene Christian shuts out Hounds

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Abilene Christian University’s Tony Harp (20) intercepts a pass intended for Eastern New Mexico University’s J.T Thompson (17) at the end of the second quarter at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team could get precious little going Saturday […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Defense hangs in for Cats

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles shrugs off Goddard’s Gabriel Flores at the Wool Bowl in Roswell on Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — With 9:49 remaining in the first half of Clovis’ eventual 35-21 victory over Goddard Friday night, the homestanding Rockets began a drive that led […]

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 […]

Cats post victory over Goddard

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Manuel Robles ran for 161 yards, including touchdown runs of 67 and 52 yards, in Clovis’ win over Goddard on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What happened: After a poor defensive showing in the first half, Clovis stepped up in the second half to beat Class 4A […]

Texico thrashes Carlsbad JV

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Texico freshman Seth Bailey breaks the tackle of a Carlsbad junior varsity defender in the second quarter en route to his second punt return for a touchdown in Thursday’s game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Freshman Seth Bailey return two punts for touchdowns in the first […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats ride big night from Mead to win

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles lays out out Rio Rancho’s T.J. Harris (28), clearing the way for Brian Mead during the Wildcats’ 36-33 win over Rio Rancho on Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer What happened: Senior running back Brian Mead rushed for three touchdowns […]