Lady Cats finish second at Hereford meet

CNJ staff HEREFORD —Clovis High’s girls gathered up six first-place finishes over the weekend to take second place in the two-day Hereford Invitational track meet. Meantime, the Clovis boys were fifth with 76 points. The Lady Wildcats earned 157 points to trail Canyon Randall (194 1/2) in a six-team competition. They scored in everything on [...]

Lady Cats win two of three in tourney

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis High softball coach Brandi Thomas says she’d like to have won one more game this weekend in a 30-team tournament co-hosted by Rio Rancho High and Cleveland High, but she’s not complaining. The Lady Cats came into the event 1-6 and came out with three more wins in five [...]

Hounds absorb two more walkoff losses

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has to be wondering what it has to do this weekend to get a win against Angelo State. The Greyhounds saw a two-run, ninth-inning lead slip away on Friday in a 9-8 loss in the opener of the Lone Star Conference series. On [...]

Zias drop pair to Texas Woman’s

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team certainly had enough offense in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader against Texas Woman’s at Zia Softball Field. Keeping the Pioneers off the board, though, was another matter. Freshman third baseman Audrey Velasquez went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in both games of the twin bill, but [...]

Area prep baseball — March 29

NMMI Colt Invitational Championship Texico 19, Santa Rosa 0 Texico    415  27 — 19    16    0 Santa Rosa    000  00 —  0    2    7 Jarron Hill and Josh Tredway; Isaac Velasquez, Jacob Sanchez (3), Stephen Vega (5) and Ryan Lopez, Austin Higgins (3). W — Hill. L — Velasquez. Top hitters — Texico: Jonah Walls [...]

Cats fall short again in tourney

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s baseball team outhit its opponents 22-20 in three games of the Rio Rancho Classic, but the Wildcats had nothing to show for it. The Cats committed 14 errors in the tournament, including five in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Roswell Goddard in the seventh-place game of the event. Junior [...]

Friday area prep baseball linescore — March 28

NMMI Colt Classic At Roswell Semifinals Texico 15, Dexter 0 Texico    005  28 —15    13    3 Dexter    000  00 —  0    1    4 Gentry Doolittle (5 IP, 1 H, O R, 0W, 5 K, 46 pitches) and Josh Tredway; Domenic Lomeli, Mario Contreras (5) and Anthony Sandoval. W — Doolittle. L — Lomeli. Top Texico [...]

Texas Woman’s edges Zias in opener, claims sweep

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team came within two innings of extending its winning streak to three games, but left Friday afternoon with a two-game losing skid instead. Visiting Texas Woman’s rallied for two runs in the sixth to take a 4-3 lead, then took a 5-4 win when leftfielder Tealey Farquhar homered [...]

Suit between former Clovis coach, NMAA comes to close

CNJ staff The legal battle between former Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler and the New Mexico Activities Association came to an official close this week. The U.S. District Court in Santa Fe on Wednesday filed an order of dismissal with prejudice, meaning neither party will bring the issue back to court again. Each [...]

Angelo exploits Hound miscues for win

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team continues to struggle trying to close out close games in Lone Star Conference play. Junior first baseman Blake Cooper belted his second home run of the game, a two-out, two-run shot in the top of the ninth, but the Rams responded for three [...]