Volleyball roundup — Roswell sweeps Clovis

Staff report Clovis figured with a break from District 4-6A competition Thursday, it would experiment to see if it could find a combination that could turn around its four-match skid. So much for that. Just as it had twice before this season, Roswell swept past Clovis Thursday with a 25-10, 25-9, 25-12 victory. Clovis coach […]

Wildcats host Grants in homecoming tilt

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Clovis junior Fernando Acosta is third on the Wildcat roster in tackles with 41, and leads the team with four sacks. The Wildcats host Grants tonight in their homecoming game.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com While Grants is improved from last year’s rebuilding squad, there aren’t a lot of reasons to believe the Pirates will be able to pull off a major upset and spoil the Wildcats’ homecoming contest Friday night. Meanwhile, there are a few reasons to believe Friday’s game won’t be a […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Oct. 9

Fort Sumner at Escalante When: 7 p.m. today Records: Fort Sumner 4-2, Escalante 5-1 Last week: Fort Sumner defeated the Lovington junior varsity 35-28 at home. Escalante, the defending Class 2A state champion, also was victorious at home, routing Jal 53-0. Last year: The Lobos won at Fort Sumner 34-20. Of note: The Lobos are […]

Seven Greyhound softball players honored

Staff report Seven Eastern New Mexico University softball players were named All-America Scholar Athletes for 2014-15 by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Greyhounds listed were Ryann Montano, Morgan Green, Marleyna Piñon, Aja Secheslingloff, Kelsey Laurenz, Susannah Chandler, and Elizabeth Velasquez. The list, released Tuesday, included 5,493 players, with 833 in Division-II. To make the list, […]

Lady Eagles get past CHS in 4-6A opener

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Clovis High sophomore Mimi Coleman goes on the attack against Hobbs junior Amanda Rotunno during the second set of Tuesday’s District 4-6A match at Rock Staubus Gym. Coleman finished with nine kills in the match, but the Lady Wildcats dropped a 25-17, 27-25, 20-25, 25-17 decision to the Lady Eagles.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s volleyball team isn’t used to falling behind District 4-6A rival Hobbs by two sets, but it happened Tuesday night. Then the Lady Wildcats recovered to win Game 3, and it looked like they might turn it around. Didn’t happen. The Lady Eagles scored the first six points […]

Lady Cats cruise past Portales again

Staff report PORTALES — Second verse, same as the first. Clovis High’s soccer girls got goals from six players on Tuesday and beat Portales by a 10-0 score for the second time this season. Senior forward Samantha Meza scored four goals, including three on assists from senior forward Arianna Meza (no relation) in a span […]

ENMU tops WT for first time since ’04

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ENMU players  react after finishing off Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference match against rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena in four sets. The Greyhounds ended an 18-match losing streak against the Lady Buffs dating to the 2004 season.

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com PORTALES — Do not attempt to adjust your newspaper as this is not a typo. For the first time since 2004, the ENMU volleyball team defeated West Texas A&M 25-20, 25-16, 17-25, 25-20 in Lone Star Conference action on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. It was ENMU’s first win […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 6

District 6-2A Melrose 3, Fort Sumner 0 Fort Sumner    24    26    12 Melrose    26    28    25 Individual statistics Kills — Fort Sumner, Paris Allred 8, Jordyn Stowe 8. Melrose, Addisen Dial 15, Reagan Carthel 11. Blocks — Fort Sumner, Allred 3, Claudia Torres 1. Melrose, Casrthel 2, Dial 2, Cailey Payne 1, Ember Woods 1. […]

ENMU women second in Vernon rodeo

Staff report VERNON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s rodeo team placed second while the men split eighth and ninth place in the Vernon College rodeo over the weekend. Paxton Segelke took first place in goat tying after finishing first in the short go, whie Celie Vick won breakaway roping after also taking […]

ENMU women edged by No. 6 Rambelles; men fall to Newman

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State had a huge advantage in overall shots, but it took the sixth-ranked Rambelles more than 80 minutes to break through in a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico on Sunday. Senior forward-midfielder Sierra Anderson broke the ice in the 83rd minute, scoring […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 3

Non-district Fort Sumner 3, Capitan 0 Fort Sumner    25    25    27 Capitan    23    15    25 Fort Sumner individual statistics Kills — Paris Allred 19, Kylie Daugherty 6. Blocks — Allred 4, Claudia Torres 3. Digs — Ariana Lucero 22, Jordyn Stowe 17. Aces — Stowe 4, Torres 2. Assists — Autumn McMath 28. Records — […]

Cat Tracks: Trick play aids Tigers

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Clovis junior Fernando Acosta knocks the ball loose from Frenship quarterback Tresten Kennan in the third quarter Friday night. The fumble was recovered by Joe Rush and returned for a touchdown.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com WOLFFORTH, Texas — Friday night, the crowd at Peoples Bank Stadium in Wolfforth saw a 29-21 Frenship win and a hook-and-ladder worthy of the former “Friday Night Lights” TV show. And to think, it could have been run better. Frenship coach Brad Davis wanted to find ways to open […]

Hounds handle Javelinas

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Elliot Peters heads the other way for a 74-yard score after picking off a screen pass from Texas A&M-Kingsville quarterback Myles Carr in the first quarter Saturday at Greyhound Stadium.

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Clovis High grad Kamal Cass waited through a relatively quiet freshman year before starting to make his mark on the Eastern New Mexico University football program. The sophomore had his biggest day so far for the Greyhounds on Saturday, rushing for 164 yards and four touchdowns […]

ENMU women ninth at Chile Pepper Festival

Staff report FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Senior Amber Saiz finished 21st in the small-college division and 82nd overall to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a ninth-place team finish in the former in Saturday’s Chile Pepper Festival cross country meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas. Saiz posted a 5K time of 18 minutes, 7.78 […]

Clovis teams finish sixth at Highland meet

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s cross country teams got a good look at some of the competition they might be seeing in next month’s Class 6A state meet in Friday’s Highland Invitational. Both CHS squads came in sixth in the meet, trailing five schools from the Albuquerque area, including four 6A squads. Rio Rancho […]

Frenship rallies to topple Clovis

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Clovis defenders Taitt Kuchta and Skyler Wadas pull down Frenship running back Deauzae Johnson late in the first quarter of Friday’s game at Peoples Bank Stadium in Wolfforth, Texas. The Tigers defeated the Wildcats 29-21.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com WOLFFORTH, Texas — Two helmets collided, and two teams came together for a moment larger than football Friday night. As Peoples Bank Stadium fell silent for 10 minutes, with medical personnel attending to Clovis junior Micah Gray, his Clovis Wildcats teammates soon formed a circle around him. Seconds later, […]

Cats notch victory over Sandia Prep

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis High boys soccer team took control early in the second half on Friday night and handed Sandia Prep a 5-1 loss at Leon Williams Stadium. Senior forward Eduardo Hernandez and freshman forward Elias Ortega scored goals in a span of less than three minutes early in the […]

Rams clobber Elks, move to 6-0

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Portales senior running back Bronte Staugaard runs over Pojoaque Valley junior Daniel Rael during the first quarter of Friday’s night game at Blackwater Draw. Staugaard rushed for 216 yards on just 13 carries, including TD runs of 75 and 63 yards, and also caught a 13-yard TD pass from quarterback junior Ramirez as the Rams improved to 6-0 with a 50-0 rout of the Elks at Blackwater Draw.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams are now in uncharted territory following their 50-0 victory over the Pojoaque Valley Elks on Friday. For the first time in school history, the Rams are 6-0. Just like in its previous victory over Dexter, Portales enacted the 50-point mercy rule against the […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Oct. 2

Capitan 28, Texico 8 Records: Capitan 3-2, Texico 2-4 Difference: The Tigers broke it open with two touchdowns in the final five minutes. Texico was hurt by three turnovers, including one with Capitan leading 14-8 midway through the fourth quarter on a drive which had gotten inside the Capitan 20. Junior Alejandro Trujillo followed shortly […]

Mustangs shut out ENMU 2-0

Staff report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sophomore forward Destinee Williamson scored twice in a span of less than five minutes in the first half on Friday, and Midwestern State made it stand up for a 2-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico. Williamson put the Mustangs (4-2-2, 1-1-1 LSC) in front […]