Hounds take series from Rams with 5-2 win

Staff report PORTALES — Second baseman Dylan Nault hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the fourth inning and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Angelo State 5-2 on Sunday to take three of four from the Rams in the series. Clyde Kendrick and Zach Swank (1-1) combined on a seven-hitter and blanked ASU (20-10, […]

Local players honored by NMpreps.com

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Texico junior Brianna Reyna was named Class 3A girls player of the year by NMPreps.com.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com With three state trophies, one state runnerup and two other semifinalists, it was clear that Curry and Roosevelt county basketball teams were noticed during the state basketball championships. They were certainly noticed on NMPreps.com, as well, with six players picked for a player of the year award by the […]

Cats beat Cavemen, take third in tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s baseball team fired an early shot on Saturday against District 4-6A rival Carlsbad. Junior Austin Adams scattered seven singles and the Wildcats took command with a five-run second in beating the Cavemen 6-2 in the third-place game of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Adams put together his second solid […]

Lady Cats split final two games in tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s softball team relies on senior A.J. Wright in the circle. Now, she’s suddenly turned into a home run slugger as well. Wright, who homered twice on Friday in the 32-team Rio Rancho Invitational, added two more round-trippers on Saturday as the Lady Wildcats managed a split, losing to […]

CHS track teams face stiff competition

Staff report AMARILLO — The competition was pretty stiff for Clovis High’s track teams in the Amarillo Relays on Friday and Saturday. The CHS girls were fifth out of 12 teams with 34 points, while the boys came in 10th out of 13 with 18 points. Amarillo Caprock’s boys (127) and Amarillo Tascosa’s girls (124) […]

Area prep track summary — March 27

Logan Invitational Boys Team standings: 1. Clayton 82; 2. Boise City, Okla. 74; 3. Logan 66; 4. (tie) Fort Sumner and Tucumcari 48; 6. Texico 21; 7. Melrose 17; 8. Grady 16; 9. San Jon 15; 10. Springer 8; 11. House 6; 12. (tie) Clovis Christian and Mosquero 4; 14. Elida 3; 15. Dora 1. […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescore — March 28

NMMI Colt Invitational At Roswell Championship New Mexico Miltary 7, Texico 2 Texico    000  011  0 — 2    7    5 NMMI    033  010  x — 7    9    3 Tanner Dickerman, Nathan Phipps (3) and Brock Thompson; Danny Jaramillo, Michael Hinojos (7) and Jake Guerrero. W — Jaramillo. L — Dickerman. Top hitters — Texico: Hayden […]

Hounds gain twin bill split

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ENMU third baseman Keenan Dodd reaches to tag out Angelo State’s Hunter Spear during the fifth inning of Saturday’s second game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader against Angelo State at Greyhound Field. The Hounds earned a split for the day with a 3-1 victory after dropping the opener to the Rams 4-2.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s James Gray got his first win of the season while Cody Pope took a tough loss in a solid start as the Greyhounds spilt a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader with 21st-ranked Angelo State on Saturday at Greyhound Field. Gray struck out 13 […]

Javelinas hand Zias two losses

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — It was a lost weekend for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. The Zias dropped all four games in their Lone Star Conference series against Texas A&M-Kingsville, including 2-1 and 9-7 decisions on Saturday. The Javelinas won the four games by a total of six runs, twice coming from […]

Friday prep baseball linescore — March 27

NMMI Colt Classic At Roswell Championship semifinals Texico 9, Dexter 8 Dexter    112  100  3 — 8    5    3 Texico    010  106  1 — 9    12    6 Mario Contreras, David Ramirez (7) and Carlos Bejarano; Dalton Thatcher, Hayden Spears (7) and Brock Thompson. W — Spears. L — Ramirez. Top hitters — Texico: Thatcher 2-4, […]

Lady Cats roll behind Wright

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Senior A.J. Wright pitched a pair of complete games and had a big day at the plate as Clovis High’s softball team won twice in the consolation bracket of the Rio Rancho Invitational on Friday, beating Gadsden 16-5 and St. Pius 16-8. The Lady Wildcats (5-5) pounded out four home […]

Unearned runs lift Goddard past Cats

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Roswell Goddard made a pair of unearned runs stand up and the Rockets edged Clovis High 2-1 on Friday in the championship semifinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Junior Dominic Dunlap pitched a complete-gme seven-hitter for the Rockets (8-0), who advanced to today’s championship game against Rio Rancho Cleveland. Meantime, […]

Clovis golf teams second, third at NMMI

STAFF REPORT ROSWELL — Clovis High’s golf squads came a few strokes from catching district rival Hobbs Friday at New Mexico Military Institute, but were satisfied with the overall progress of qualifying for the state meet. The boys team finished second at the meet, shooting a team score of 306, between the Eagles’ 301 and […]

Rams pull split to open home tourney

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Portales second baseman Draven Saiz dives to knock down a line drive before throwing the runner out at first base during the second inning of Friday’s baseball game against Sandia Prep at Ram Field. The Sartans defeated the Rams 11-9.

STAFF REPORT The Portales Rams got out an early 4-2 lead, but couldn’t hold on as unbeaten Sandia Prep scored six runs in the fourth en route to an 11-9 win on Friday in the first day of Portales’ four-team, round-robin tournament at Ram Field. Portales (6-2) won a late game on Friday from Raton […]

Hounds win series opener from ASU

Staff report PORTALES — First baseman Blake Cooper capped a two-run rally in the eighth inning with an RBI single, lifting Eastern New Mexico University past 21st-ranked Angelo State 5-4 on Friday night in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series at Greyhound Field. The teams have a pair of seven-inning games […]

Javelinas take two from Zias

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Jaeleen Castro hit a one-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the seventh on Friday and Texas A&M-Kingsville completed the sweep of a Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader by edging Eastern New Mexico University 11-10. In the opener, Kingsville got a complete-game pitching performance from Carlie Clark in posting a […]

Cats win opener in tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s strong start to the baseball season continued on Thursday. Senior Landon Williams threw a complete-game six-hitter and the Wildcats scored four times in the sixth inning en route to a 5-2 win over host Rio Rancho in the quarterfinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Williams struck out six […]

Lady Cats blanked by Centennial

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Except for the long ball, Clovis High senior A.J. Wright didn’t pitch badly on Thursday. Three home runs by Centennial did her in, however, and the Lady Hawks handed CHS a 6-0 loss in the first round of a 32-team tournament co-hosted by Rio Rancho High and Rio Rancho Cleveland. […]

Lady Cats’ Williams prepares for 3-point shootout

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 Clovis High senior Danni Williams practices her 3-point shooting on Wednesday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Williams is one of eight high school senior girls invited to the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships next Wednesday in Indianapolis. The event will air on CBS at 1:30 p.m. on April 5.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Danni Williams’ first trip to the Final Four will come before she’s even suited up for Texas A&M. The Clovis High senior is one of 23 high school basketball players invited to the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships. Williams, a 5-foot-10 guard who has […]

NMHSCA releases all-state selections

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Several CMI-area players have been named for 2014-15 all-state basketball honors by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. In Class 6A, senior Danni Williams was named to the girls first team while senior Shelby Jones made the second team. The Lady Wildcats posted a 27-3 record and were eliminated by […]