Bulldogs outslug Wildcats

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s baseball team hit the ball well enough to win Friday. The Wildcats had trouble keeping Artesia in check. The Bulldogs broke the game open with an eight-run fourth to hand CHS a 13-4 loss in the consolation semifinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. CHS (4-6) faces Roswell Goddard, [...]

CHS softball drops pair

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Playing Class 5A second-ranked Onate didn’t do a lot for Clovis High’s confidence. Playing Navajo Prep, on the other hand, did. The Lady Cats put some offense together, but committed eight errors and dropped a 17-7 decision to the unbeaten (10-0) Lady Knights in the opening round of the Kristin [...]

Portales softball team moves to 3-0

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Portales High’s softball team opened its own weekend tournament with a walk in the park on Friday. Taking advantage of nine Santa Fe Indian errors, the Lady Rams needed only three innings to run-rule the Lady Braves 15-0 at Wheeler Park. PHS (3-0) added a 14-4 win over Las Vegas Robertson [...]

Rams get back on track

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com After a frustrating doubleheader loss at Roswell High on Monday, the Portales Rams were able to quickly get back on the winning track in their own weekend event. The Rams beat Pojoaque 6-3 and West Las Vegas 12-7 on Friday at Ram Field. They’ll complete play in the eight-team event — [...]

Wildcat golf just misses mark

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — The Clovis High boys golf team came up short in its bid to win the season-opening Great 8 tournament on Friday at The Links. More disappointing for the Wildcats, though, was that they couldn’t get the first of three needed legs toward Class 5A state competition. Class 1A-3A power Socorro held [...]

CHS squads set for golf opener


By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s golf teams are in a bit of a rebuilding mode heading into the season, which begins today in the Great 8 tournament at Ruidoso. The Wildcats return two of three players who qualified for Class 5A state competition last spring, but seventh-year coach Cal Fullerton says [...]

Errors costly in Cats’ tourney loss

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — With a little better defense and maybe a key hit or two, Clovis High’s baseball team could have beaten Sandia in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. The Wildcats committed five errors and stranded 12 baserunners, though, and dropped a 4-1 decision to the Matadors. Junior Landon Williams threw [...]

Area prep linescore — March 27

New Mexico Military tournament Quarterfinals Texico 10, Tularosa 1 Tularosa    100  000  0 —  1    4    5 Texico    105  040  x —10    8    0 Dawson Prudencio, Nathan Aragon (4) and Greg Gonzalez; John Myers, Hayden Spears (6) and Jonah Walls. W — Myers. L — Prudencio. Top hitters — Tularosa: Aragon 1-3, RBI. Texico: Devin [...]

Williams still state’s best


By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com For the second consecutive year, the girls Gatorade state basketball player of the year resides in Clovis. And to think, she’s only a junior. Clovis High’s Danni Williams was named to the honor for the second consecutive year earlier this month, although she admits the award is somewhat [...]

Conference selects ENMU’s Sameoi again

CNJ staff For the second straight year, Isaiah Samoei of Eastern New Mexico has been named the Lone Star Conference’s indoor male track athlete of the year. Samoei, a native of Eldoret, Kenya and a transfer from Iowa Western Community College, earned All-America honors by placing third in the men’s 5,000-meter run during the NCAA [...]